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 ...