Well even if it's carbon neutral, it's still not healthy to breathe. We can get better use and collection of harmful exhaust if it's in a centralized location rather than lots of little ones. It also reduces our flexibility for energy, so we don't get the advantages of power plant improvements.
To be more clear - unsigned applets such as a utility for a game made by a player I know or other cases where the point of visiting the page was to use the applet (where I'd also risk downloading a program). Not cases where I'm browsing the web and there just happens to be a mysterious java applet
The typical user will just click "Run" no matter what it says anyways, that's why Google's malware blocking doesn't even give the option to proceed to the website on its warning page.
Do you trust Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo more than Valve?
If you're looking for a living room game machine, you need to pick one of these - and 3 of the 4 lock down their hardware and software, while Valve's option is open source and works on different hardware setups.
Being an expert on Tesla doesn't make you an expert on Edison. Maybe you should broaden your reading. Is Tesla the only one who can attain the rank of "great inventor"? Weren't the phonograph or the quadruplex telegraph or the dozens of inventions relating to telegraphs and sound he invented BEFORE he even opened his lab great inventions?
He also was a great inventor before he opened his lab. Just because the Internet has an obsession over Tesla, doesn't make everything you read about Edison true (or make up for the stuff you don't read).
Edison was also an inventor himself that made many innovative machines. Later in life he advanced to running a lab that people don't like the ethics of, but he was certainly no manager type exploiting an industry like some people believe.
I tried to setup a new XP virtual PC the other day from an old CD.
Apparently windows update needed an update but there wasn't an easy way to get it. Went to the microsoft update webpage...and it didn't work in IE6. Had to get the latest IE - but actually not since that doesn't work, fortunately IE8 worked (because I had SP2). Finally got it to allow me to update windows update and then a few more rounds of updates getting the latest service pack and then windows update worked normally!
The strange thing is this isn't a problem all that unique to XP - I set up a win 7 machine earlier straight out of the box from HP - it wouldn't let me install all the updates at once, had to do them a few at a time.