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Shenandoah isn't an Oracle maintained feature, so they'll never allow it to become the OpenJDK default (though another vendor make it so in their distribution).

Because a thing may have value beyond its utility?

Because it's a unique, historically significant artefact?

Because you can afford to, it hurts literally no one, and it will make you happy?

It's almost as if people have different preferences in working environment, isn't it?

I used to prefer dual 24" monitors. I felt the physical separation let me better organize my tools.

Now I prefer my 34" widescreen. More flexible, less distracting.


The vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing spread (nor for preventing serious illness, for that matter).

That is not even remotely the same as "not effective".

In practice, the vaccines (with the possible partial exception of the J&J single dose) provide significant reduction in both spread and serious illness.

That vaccines reduce spread significantly is possible, and we can hope that they do, but it is not proven yet.

A friend of mine had an Odyssey 2. It was a blast. Even had a primitive programming cartridge

Most Linux distributions have a similar mechanism.

AFAIK for example on Fedora this (ABRT) is opt in and only sends "thing crashed" if you opt in. You need to explicitly manually check and confirm a full crash dump before sending it, so really not anything being done without the user knowing, at least on Fedora.

The proper response would be to prosecute both the corporation and specific individuals who acted illegally.

The former as a corrective action to help unwind any advantage gained in the market due to the illegal activity. This means, though, that fines need to actually claw back the ill gotten gains, not the small fraction they represent today. Right now, the fines are just another expense, assuming the company even gets caught.

Prosecuting the company properly might also ensure some measure of justice in cases where specific individuals' guilt is obscured by corporate structure and systems (intentionally or otherwise).

Prosecuting individuals who break the law in service of their employer (executive or not) isn't much different than prosecuting soldiers who commit war crimes -- obviously different in degree, but not in kind.

"I was just following orders" shouldn't be an acceptable defense in either case, though coercion and fear of reprisal should certainly be taken into account.

> there doesn't seem to be any updates since then

Oracle (Brian Goetz in particular) regularly gives talks and interviews and publishes updates.

There was even a link on this site a couple weeks ago: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28364500

> Nobody I met came with any of those skills out of college.

Exactly. Experience is key.

> Meanwhile, management applies pressure to ship new features.

This quantity over quality mindset, combined with the industry's rampant ageism and veneration of newness over all else, is making things worse at an alarming rate.

Of the Oracle branded JDK releases, only version 17 (so far) is free.

OpenJDK (which is built from functionally the same source code) has been free under GPL v2.1 + Classpath Exception for a while now.

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