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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 11, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
US government tells computer users to disable Java


http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130112/US.Java.Warning/
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
didn't they also tell us to stalk up on duct tape and water for y2k?


edit: i typed 'stalk'... leaving it!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
the present generation under the age 25 is holy and wise

The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:52am PT
Yep...

It's sound advice.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:57am PT
THEY CAN HAVE MY COFFEE WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:22am PT
My whole on line life was hacked and flashed before my eyes.



I fell asleep...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:24am PT
Brazil nuts, commonly referred to as nigger toes, walked out of talks today with Djakarta's top coffee experts and exporters in a protest against renaming the popular beverage.

Many coffee drinkers call their cup of joe "Java." There is a movement afoot to get as many people as possible to call the drink not "Java" but "Brazil," since it is a staple of the Brazilian economy, even moreso than that of Indonesia, or Malaysia, or whatever they call the place.

Brazil nuts have often sided with non-coffee interests in the past, and they are referred to in the coffee trade as Joe Toes or Ho Joes, thought to be a double entendre aimed at the popular chain restaurant, Howard Johnson's, which serves Brazilians as well as Indonesians. It's law.

My brain is sore now. Can I go to bed? I don't want to have to explain that again.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 12, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Almost all of the recent bad browser exploits have used either Flash, Java or PDF. Disabling all those in your browser is prudent IMO.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 12, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Let's hope this sounds the death knell for Oracle. That would be funny as all get out.



OK Wishful thinking, but whatever.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jan 12, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
I dont drink coffee, so, no.
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Jan 12, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Let's hope this sounds the death knell for Oracle.

Might take a little more than some bad press about Java in browsers.

Or is this about coffee?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
^Yeah I don't think Oracle will die soon

Oracle continues to be steady in terms of selling new database and middleware licenses and cloud-service subscriptions, which rose 5 percent over 2011. Conversely, Oracle is still struggling in its hardware division, which makes servers, storage, switches, and other items. Total hardware revenue dipped 19 percent from a year ago.


http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/Oracle-Profits-Up-But-Revenues-Slip-128028/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Let me get this straight, the person who checks my bung hole at the airport
is also telling me what's gud for my 'puter? Damn! The guvmint is really
getting cost effective!
jstan

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
My browser is too old to allow me to access the government link above. I would disable Java if I
could find the application allowing it. I have started to encounter more Java script icons on my
desktop and the computer's performance has gotten more and more unreliable. It could be caused
by changes in software generation being used out there, or it could be a symptom of something else.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
If anyone is interested.

http://www.podfeet.com/wordpress/tutorials/how-to-disable-java-in-chrome/

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20turn%20off%20Java%20applets

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/3110/20130112/how-to-disable-java-step-by-step-tutorial-protect-yourself-hackers-using-java-photos.htm
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 12, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
John,

Java != JavaScript

Despite the similar names they are not related. Java in the browser is implemented as a plugin and I doubt you'll miss it if you disable it.

khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
This kind of sh1t is highlarious.



Disable ur computer! Only way you're gonna be "safe".
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
My browser is too old to allow me to access the government link above. I would disable Java if I
could find the application allowing it. I have started to encounter more Java script icons on my
desktop and the computer's performance has gotten more and more unreliable. It could be caused
by changes in software generation being used out there, or it could be a symptom of something else.

Your computer's performance degradation is very likely not related to javascript icons on the desktop.

There are lots of things you can do to "clean out" an old computer and speed it up a bit.
ec

climber
ca
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Say, "NO!" to Decaf!!
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2013 - 01:04am PT
This kind of sh1t is highlarious.


Disable ur computer! Only way you're gonna be "safe".

Well, I for one in computing (and climbing) usually pay attention to the odds. Given that almost all the recent browser exploits have been due to shoddy programming in the Flash, Java and PDF browser plugins (and there's one about every month), I choose to disable those. Not sure why that's "highlarious", seems like the smart thing to do IMO.

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