Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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RE[7]: Linux distro #37264828737
by lemur2 on Mon 20th Sep 2010 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Linux distro #37264828737"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"Who are you to tell me what to do? I know what his comment was meant to imply, and I refute it utterly.

You did not refute anything, you posted a bunch of numbers in response to a post that was never about numbers to begin with. Again, learn to hyperbole.
"

You need to get off your high horse. The OP was indeed using hyperbole to try to make a point, but nevertheless the underlying point was wrong. Trying to be clever with wild exaggeration (hyperbole) shouldn't be allowed to become a vehicle via which it becomes possible to create an invalid impression.

Learn about the many techniques used to present false argumentation, and associated logical fallacies such as these (elements of which are present in the original post):

Style over substance fallacy
Bare assertion fallacy
Ad nauseam
Judgmental language
Appeal to tradition

and finally,
Proof by intimidation (which, BTW, is also what you are trying to do).

PS: I looked up the meaning of "refute" in the phrase "I refute it utterly". It transpires that the phrase does not mean what I had intended. I should have said "I dispute it utterly", so my apologies there. Mea culpa.

Edited 2010-09-20 13:59 UTC

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

The OP was indeed using hyperbole to try to make a point, but nevertheless the underlying point was wrong.


Are you suggesting that nt_jerkface didn't actually perform an exhaustive series of tests and statistical analyses before arriving at his conclusion?!?!? Gasp, say it ain't so!

Learn about the many techniques used to present false argumentation, and associated logical fallacies such as these (elements of which are present in the original post):

Style over substance fallacy
Bare assertion fallacy
Ad nauseam
Judgmental language
Appeal to tradition

and finally,
Proof by intimidation


You missed one:

Use the words "shill" or "astroturfer" as if they were synonyms for "someone I don't agree with". Or there's the "lite" version of the same technique, claiming that anyone who disagrees with you must be "brainwashed by the powers-that-be/propaganda" or "a slave to 'the man'" or whatever other small-change cliche you prefer.

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