1996-12-13 - Re: Java DES breaker?

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <NmquyD154w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-13 02:00:20 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 18:00:20 -0800 (PST)

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 18:00:20 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Java DES breaker?
Message-ID: <NmquyD154w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
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More than one person writes:

> Vulis wrote:
> > "Mark M." <markm@voicenet.com> writes:
> > > compiles Java to a stand-alone executable.  Details at
> > > http://webhackers.cygnus.com/webhackers/projects/java.html .
> > It would be very foolish to touch any shit that comes out of Cygnus.
>      Why? (specifically, I am about to try using a GCC port to WinNT, and
> I would like to know _why_ you think their work is shit).

First, because it's King John "Lackbrain" Gilmore's company. :-)

Second, because they hire unqualified people (rather, people whose
qualifications have nothing to do with the job) and they've already
fucked up every project they've ever touched.

Third, because they steal from the people who originally developed the
free software by charging money for the non-existent "support".

I'm quite happy with MS VC++ for NT. I doubt that Cygnus can do a good job
porting gcc to NT. People much better than the assholes at Cygnus have not
done a great job porting gcc to OS/2. If I want gcc, I just run it on the
Linux box, or a Sun box.

Fuck Cygnus.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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