Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2007 17:19 UTC, submitted by doro
Intel "Buried deep in a pile of slashdot comments, Matthew Dillon of DragonFly gives a detailed assessment of the Intel Core bugs. While a lot of news sites and bloggers were quick to dismiss the issue as inflated, Dillon's comments provide a much closer look at the actual issues."
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RE[3]: Some inaccuracies..
by Janizary on Sun 1st Jul 2007 05:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some inaccuracies.."
Janizary
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2006-03-12

As in largest contributions to the art. Ever heard of DICE? How about OpenSSH? Either of them rival Bill Joy, Eric Allman, or Marshall Kirk McKusick for the effect they've had.

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RE[4]: Some inaccuracies..
by danieldk on Sun 1st Jul 2007 08:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Some inaccuracies.."
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2005-11-18

As in largest contributions to the art. Ever heard of DICE? How about OpenSSH? Either of them rival Bill Joy, Eric Allman, or Marshall Kirk McKusick for the effect they've had.

An argument should stand on its own merits, not on who delivers it. Appealing to authority does not leave room for rational discussion.

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RE[5]: Some inaccuracies..
by Janizary on Sun 1st Jul 2007 19:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Some inaccuracies.."
Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

Perhaps, it would probably be nice if the facts alone dictated matters, but that is not so, since not everyone is able to grasp the complexities of the subject.

If she weighs as much as a duck, then, she's made of wood, which means she's a witch, and we should burn her! or There is no such thing as a witch.

If your level of understanding is closer to the person making the first argument, it makes more sense to you, those with greater understanding may make statements which you do not instantly comprehend, that does not mean the first statement is correct. If someone has a proven track record of making logical, justified statements, they have earned a level of trust and authority in matters, while a noone from the shadows does not hold any such prestige.

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RE[4]: Some inaccuracies..
by javiercero1 on Sun 1st Jul 2007 16:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Some inaccuracies.."
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2005-11-10

"As in largest contributions to the art. Ever heard of DICE? How about OpenSSH? Either of them rival Bill Joy, Eric Allman, or Marshall Kirk McKusick for the effect they've had."

Huh, not really. Bill Joy wrote a lot of BSD utilities HIMSELF. The only thing that Theo has in common with Joy is that they both lack human skills.

I don't doubt Theo is a talented programmer, problem is that there are plenty of talented programmers out there... thus he is by no means an authority on computer architecture.

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