Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Multimedia, AV This is a problem I hadn't yet heard of, so it fascinates me to no end. We all know VLC, right? It's one of the best video players out there, and while I myself generally just install the K-Lite Codec Pack, VLC is definitely a good alternative - and pretty much the norm on Linux. They're having a problem, though: malicious folk are bundling VLC with malware, offering it up for download as the official VLC, and misleading users in the process. Not only does this violate the GPL - it's pretty damn low, too.
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frajo
Member since:
2007-06-29

Though this must be extremely tiresome for other readers, these past few posts I finally "get" you and understand why it has been so difficult for you to cope with admitting fault.


No, not at all tiresome. Once upon a time Alfman has been a very knowledgeable commenter for me. Now, I feel disenchanted. Insisting on an irrelevant point in order to avoid relevant facts makes bad reputation.

The same holds true for another commenter, lucas_maximus, whose remarks in this thread ("millions of users don't have any problems", "people like Lemur2 go on and on about problems that really don't exist") are textbook examples of bad rhetorics.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

frajo,

I understand why you say that: the point was indeed irrelevant. But for what it's worth, I did it to show lemur2 that his absolute truth statements aren't absolutely true. He cracked, so to that end I did what I intended, but it's a minor victory to be sure. Was it worth it? Will he learn to tone down his "mine is the only possible truth" arguments? It's really hard to say.

Funny thing is, I agree repos offer an exceptional combination of security and functionality.

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saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

Thanks for bringing up this point. I agree that it is important to separate absolute statements from others (and definitely not to hold on too tightly if absolute statements were made and contested). I'm certain more productive and civil conversations would be the result.

Opinions should be influenced by facts, not the other way around.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

frajo,

I understand why you say that: the point was indeed irrelevant. But for what it's worth, I did it to show lemur2 that his absolute truth statements aren't absolutely true. He cracked, so to that end I did what I intended, but it's a minor victory to be sure. Was it worth it? Will he learn to tone down his "mine is the only possible truth" arguments? It's really hard to say.

Funny thing is, I agree repos offer an exceptional combination of security and functionality.


Hint: I have retracted exactly nothing.

So, quote please, or it didn't happen.

I'm still waiting.

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