Funniest thing I've read all week
Today, Slashdot had this
"In Java 1.6.0_21, the company field was changed from 'Sun
Microsystems, Inc' to 'Oracle.' Apparently not the best idea,
because some applications depend on that field to identify the
virtual machine. All Eclipse versions since 3.3 (released 2007)
until and including the recent Helios release (2010) have been
reported to crash with an OutOfMemoryError due to this change.
This is particularly funny since the update is deployed through
automatic update and suddenly applications cease to work."
I'd love to be able to say that this was a deeply
embedded conspiracy, but no, it's just silly.