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WTH Sun is doing?

Denis Spirin
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 72
today I found that I got grade F.
Your submission archive file as we received it was corrupt. Please
submit again. You will not be charged for this. If you have any
questions, send email to

Well, I had a problem while uploading assignment for the first time.
I sent them email asking if my archive was uploaded successfully.
I have been waiting for 15 days and now I see that archive was corrupted.
Wow, well done! To unzip archive one needs 2 minutes. What were they doing?
I tried to upload it today and again, my Safary waited 60 seconds and told me it could not open the page. Again, I have no permission to upload it anymore. So it is corrupted again,
for sure.
I checked this jar about 10 times, it is OK. My connection speed is good enough, I download 100 mb for 10 minutes.
I sent them email, but it is not funny anymore.

Regards<br /> <br />Ph.D.<br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJD 2
Javini Javono
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Joined: Dec 03, 2003
Posts: 286
I also have a Mac at home with Safari web browser. What I think I'll
do, given your above comments, is use Microsoft's Internet Explorer
browser, which came on my Mac.
Sometimes there do exist tricky web sites which make Safari stumble;
though, over time, I come upon these sites less and less.
I've used internet web mail systems to e-mail Java .jar files, and they
never got corrupted. If there really is a problem, I suspect it's on
Sun's part if you have the latest Mac OS X operating system 10.3.3;
what is your Mac OS X operating system version? And, what is
your JRE verson? Mine is
java version "1.4.2_03"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_03-117.1)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2-34, mixed mode)
Javini Javono
[ May 01, 2004: Message edited by: Javini Javono ]
Terry Martinson
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Joined: Oct 18, 2003
Posts: 293
Good luck Denis. I agree with you - at this point in your project, nothing is funny. Hang in there and have patience with them. It will pay off in the end.
(I had to sit and look at an F in the database from February 20 - April 11 until they finally reviewed my appeal request. And trust me, it was not fun. Or funny. Although, at some point you do get de-sensitized to seeing the "F". )

Denis Spirin
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Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 72
Thanks guys!
Javini, I use Mac OSX 10.3.2 and JRE
java version "1.4.1_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1_01-99)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1_01-27, mixed mode)
I also think the problem is because I used Safary. Next time I'll try IE, but in fact its Sun's problem.
Thanks Terry, I know your problem was more difficult. What I can say now, is that obviously Sun has not developed really good grading system (and Cert Manager may be also better).
If I not failed, why when I opened maneger, I saw "F" ? Sure I looked at comments, but it was very unpleasant.
I m waiting for their answer and I'll post what they say about Safari.
I agree. Here's the link:
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It's not a secret anymore!