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[6]: Some inaccuracies..
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Some inaccuracies.."
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

If someone has a proven track record of making logical, justified statements, they have earned a level of trust and authority in matters


They have earned credibility, not authority. To borrow a quote from an author whose name I can't remember, "There is no such thing as authority in the realm of ideas."

while a noone from the shadows does not hold any such prestige.


No, but that doesn't make it intellectually-justified to dismiss an argument solely because of the source.

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