Quoted from Aurich:
I just wonder if he's so hot to defend Java because that's what it will be using. It's a weird thing to get all passionate about. I hang out with technical people every day. I doubt I could find a single one that would be willing to defend Java applets in any capacity. Java in browsers has been a joke for ages now. Even when you have to use it for some reason it's a kludge.
I think Vid is getting flak because he said this in his first post:
Having Java installed and enabled in your browser are two different things.
The techno geeks pickup on suggestions that aren't very specific . Although pinchroma would make his point better if he aired on the side of being helpful without the dash of attitude.
I would recommend not having Java installed if you don't have an application installed that actively uses it or if you aren't used to troubleshooting computers and software for a living. Also I've been to the misspelled Pinball Life site and I wasn't infected, this must be a new thing.
Also don't use Internet Explorer (aka Internet Exploder)