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Mar 26, 2013, 02:19 PM
 
Yesterday in the MacNN forums, Grizzled Veteran "abbaZaba" questioned the veracity of a technician's report that Linux on Apple hardware could permanently damage the CPU. "Do I need Adobe Flash Player?" asks one Forum Regular who is trying to avoid a plague of pesky popups and other such annoyances.

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Mar 26, 2013, 03:35 PM
 
I think NewsPoster needs to work on more accurate article summaries. abbaZabba's thread was not some sort of thesis on running Linux on Apple hardware.
     
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Mar 26, 2013, 04:08 PM
 
Yeah, I am going to have to express some concern about touting my thread as truth. I was not trying to prove anything; I was actually expecting the more experienced people here to debunk it. This is just sensationalist.
     
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Mar 26, 2013, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
Yeah, I am going to have to express some concern about touting my thread as truth. I was not trying to prove anything; I was actually expecting the more experienced people here to debunk it. This is just sensationalist.
You made that crystal clear in your thread, this is 100% on MacNN. NewsPoster needs some oil.
     
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Mar 26, 2013, 07:10 PM
 
NewsPoster has gone loco. Citing a posting on MacNN on MacNN is stupid...plus irresponsible since that post is bull crap.
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Mar 26, 2013, 08:14 PM
 
Where is Turtle when he is most needed? This is a good thread for him to blow off some steam!
     
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Mar 26, 2013, 09:13 PM
 
Yeah, I didn't like that summary either. A fix is pending. Should be better shortly!
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 12:12 AM
 
also, NewsPoster calls me "abbaZabba". ever since I began using this handle over 13 years ago, that misspelling as always irked me.

edit: AND this was my 1,000th post. No longer Grizzled Veteran
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Mar 27, 2013, 01:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
also, NewsPoster calls me "abbaZabba". ever since I began using this handle over 13 years ago, that misspelling as always irked me.

Good to know. That's fixed too.
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 04:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by EstaNightshift View Post
Yeah, I didn't like that summary either. A fix is pending. Should be better shortly!
There was a suggestion of flogging in a previous Mac News thread. I hope that its been carried out.
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
There was a suggestion of flogging in a previous Mac News thread. I hope that its been carried out.
We're a bit dispersed across the globe so regretfully, not possible.

I do understand that management is working on electrocute-over-IP tech for discipline, though.
     
   
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