Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Internet Explorer There's a bit of a ruckus on the web about how Microsoft was supposedly cheating when it comes to Internet Explorer 9's performance on benchmarks. Digitizor, as well as some enterprising readers over at HackerNews, came to the conclusion that Microsoft included code in IE9 specifically to ace the SunSpider benchmark. I was ready to write a scathing article about this, - until I loaded up the IEBlog. As it turns, it's not cheating, it's not a bug - it's an actual piece of smart code optimisation other browsers don't have yet.
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RE[4]: It isn't cheating, but
by Junius on Fri 19th Nov 2010 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It isn't cheating, but"
Junius
Member since:
2009-10-25

This is OT so I'll keep it short 'n' sweet. I've been a long time lurker on osnews and never have I seen someone presume they have the right to talk to another human being like that.

Yes you have a difference of opinion, yes you have some good points - I presume (I don't care to read anything else you write). But with that attitude you just lost the argument.

Please for the sake of a fantastic tech community and news resource, try to treat people with respect, or if that's beyond you. Just go away.

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"LOL!"

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RE[5]: It isn't cheating, but
by tomcat on Sat 20th Nov 2010 01:39 in reply to "RE[4]: It isn't cheating, but"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Thanks for the comment, lemur3, or lemur4, or lemur5, or whoever you are. I could care less.

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RE[5]: It isn't cheating, but
by lemur2 on Sun 21st Nov 2010 09:47 in reply to "RE[4]: It isn't cheating, but"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

This is OT so I'll keep it short 'n' sweet. I've been a long time lurker on osnews and never have I seen someone presume they have the right to talk to another human being like that.

Yes you have a difference of opinion, yes you have some good points - I presume (I don't care to read anything else you write). But with that attitude you just lost the argument.


tomcat cheers for Microsoft. When it happens that he goes off the rails like that, one can be sure that one has made a significant and convincing point that tomcat cannot debate with civility. Ad hominem attacks (a.k.a attack the messenger, not the message) in response are his only recourse.

Indeed one doesn't have to read tomcats points (if indeed one can find any) to know that when he posts in that way, he has already lost the argument.

I would like to post a note of appreciation for your words, and also to let you know that you are not really OT in posting them. Some people are swayed by strong language and vitriol, thinking that there must be some reason behind such anger. There is, but the reason is simply an attempt to discredit that other party in the debate, it has nothing to do with the validity or otherwise of the actual points made in the debate. Anyway, it can't but help to point these things out, so that perhaps people won't be swayed by them.

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RE[6]: It isn't cheating, but
by tomcat on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 18:55 in reply to "RE[5]: It isn't cheating, but"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

lemur2 does nothing but criticize Microsoft.


Fixed it for you.

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