* Posts by Colin Reid

4 posts • joined 11 Jul 2008

Oracle gives 21 (new) reasons to uninstall Java

Colin Reid

We need an Ellison Icon!!!

Compared to other platforms, there are very few client-side apps that require java, but as some of the users noted above there are some very specific but very helpful apps out there. As a long term java developer, I have never written any published client side code - it's all code for servers which in the most part is not going to be affected by security problems since the VM is only running code that I write, not the code some scallywag wrote to pump my system full of crap.

That being said, I think to boldly say to everybody to uninstall Java is a pretty strong statement, and something that is only going to contribute to the bad press Java has been getting recently due to the er-so-hated Oracle and it's fight with the world. These are troubling times for us Java developers, and I dont like reading articles liek this!

Which brings me to another point - of all the icons I can attach to my ramblings on Reg, including Bill and Steve, surely it's time we had a halo/horns icon of Mr Ellison? In fact, you might has well leave out the halo image, it wont be needed ...

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IT grad claims £5m for crap degree

Colin Reid
WTF?

Poor guy ...

One thing this guy would definetly get an 'A' in - being a dick. It would be interesting to know the cost of the legal fees he's been hit with.

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Ex-Verizon techie cuffed for 5,000 'chat' line calls

Colin Reid
Paris Hilton

Simple test for guilt

Surely there is one simple test to determine if he's guilty or not.

I call it the 'hairy hands and impaired vision' test.

Paris, cause she makes my hands hairy.

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Fears mount over missing Webroot founder

Colin Reid
Stop

Some decroum please

I'm disappointed to read some of these comments. I felt very sad after reading this story, I hope for his and his family's sake that he turns up safe.

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