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NewsPoster Mar 26, 2013 01:19 PM
Forums: Debunking Linux hazards on mac, and more
Yesterday in the <em>MacNN</em> forums, Grizzled Veteran "abbaZaba" questioned the veracity of a technician's report that Linux on <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281924==http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/499182/running-linux-natively-damages-apple-hardware/" rel='nofollow'>Apple hardware</a> could permanently damage the CPU. "<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281918==http://forums.macnn.com/82/applications/499215/do-i-need-adobe-flash-player/" rel='nofollow'>Do I need Adobe Flash Player?</a>" asks one Forum Regular who is trying to avoid a plague of pesky popups and other such annoyances. <br />
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besson3c Mar 26, 2013 02:35 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.
 
abbaZaba Mar 26, 2013 03:08 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.
 
besson3c Mar 26, 2013 03:30 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by abbaZaba (Post 4223532)
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.
 
cgc Mar 26, 2013 06:10 PM
NewsPoster has gone loco. Citing a posting on MacNN on MacNN is stupid...plus irresponsible since that post is bull crap.
 
besson3c Mar 26, 2013 07:14 PM
Where is Turtle when he is most needed? This is a good thread for him to blow off some steam!
 
Mike Wuerthele Mar 26, 2013 08:13 PM
Yeah, I didn't like that summary either. A fix is pending. Should be better shortly!
 
abbaZaba Mar 26, 2013 11:12 PM
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
 
Mike Wuerthele Mar 27, 2013 12:21 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by abbaZaba (Post 4223596)
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.
 
mattyb Mar 27, 2013 03:14 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by EstaNightshift (Post 4223579)
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.
 
Mike Wuerthele Mar 27, 2013 04:43 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by mattyb (Post 4223699)
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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