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Re: Beauty of Ubuntu Sacked by Trolls

William Poaster wrote:
High Plains Thumper wrote:

Even W3 Schools admits this:


[quote] Statistics Are Often Misleading

You cannot - as a web developer - rely only on statistics.
Statistics can often be misleading.

Global averages may not always be relevant to your web site.
Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites
attract professional developers using professional hardware,
while other sites attract hobbyists using old low spec

Also be aware that many statistics may have an incomplete or
faulty browser detection. It is quite common by many
web-stats report programs, not to detect the newest

Maybe you should quote that at Quack & his "1%" web stats. ;-)

Hadron, DFS, cc, Ezekiel, Moshe Goldfarb AKA PhlatPhish sing the same anti-Linux mantra. I think it is a good the direction EU is going, to penalise astroturfers. Their agenda follow along these lines:


The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously". [....]

Later, Joseph Goebbels put forth a slightly different theory which has come to be more commonly associated with the expression big lie. Goebbels wrote the following paragraph in an article dated 12 January 1941, 16 years after Hitler's first use of the phrase big lie, entitled "Aus Churchills Lügenfabrik," translated "From Churchill's Lie Factory." It was published in Die Zeit ohne Beispiel.

That is of course rather painful for those involved. One should not as a rule reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.[1]

Used in Hitler's psychological profile

The phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile:[2]

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.[3]

The techniques of astroturfing in this newsgroup, to assail Linux as an unworthy operating system when just the opposite is true, follows along Hitler's party line. Assailing advocates when a so called apparent discrepancy that can be fully and totally blown out of proportion follow along Hitler's party line. Regarding these trolls, simply, THEY ALL DO IT.

Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green

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