* Posts by Liam the lemming

3 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Apr 2006

Unholy trinity of flaws put Google users at risk

Liam the lemming

Javascript != Java.

Ex Pat wrote:

well, clearly it is about time to dump javascript because it is so rubbish. it is a dreadful thing that is slow, unreliable and cumbersome. and to make it worse, Sun's JVM is bloated and slows the machine down even further.



It's 2007, and people are *still* confusing Javascript with Java. I won't argue that Java *applets* pretty much suck balls, but Java*script* is an entirely different technology. I'd offer an explanation, but I honestly doubt it'd be grasped by those getting it wrong in the first place.

Oh, and Ex Pat: "ridiculous linux"? You mean the platform that powers so many web servers across the world? Including - oh my - The Register itself:

Server: Apache/2.0.54 (Debian GNU/Linux)

You *might* wanna consider a bit of research before shooting off at the mouth. It might just help you look a little *less* dim.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i photo phone

Liam the lemming

Taking photos is all well and good, but...

My other half is trialling a phone for work - a Sony Ericsson 3G model lighter than the T610(!!!). Of all the things that grabbed me about it, the weight was the stand-out.

I scoured this article for that kind of info... and it's just not there. A specs page, at least, would be useful.

Beyond which, where's the info about the battery life? The signal quality? (The Motorola Razr V3x, for example, doesn't hold a 3G signal anywhere near as well as a Nokia 6680.) The interface? The web browsing capabilities - is Opera installed, or does it come with some byzantine custom browser?

These are all important questions, and answering them would be a bigger help than just focusing (pardon the pun) on the camera's capabilities.

Firefox under fire from multiple security bugs

Liam the lemming

Way to sensationalise, guys.

Surely they'd only be "under fire" if the vulnerabilities in question were:

- being complained about by all and sundry

- not being reported - or worse, ignored - by the Mozilla Foundation

- left unpatched, regardless of the risk they represent.

And yet - goodness! - none of the three seem to apply. Did the Foundation do something unspeakable to John Leyden? It'd explain the slant of the article...