[Gta04-owner] New Phoronix article on Gta04

Bob Ham rah at settrans.net
Thu Jul 5 01:27:08 CEST 2012

On Wed, 2012-07-04 at 00:01 -0700, Alishams Hassam wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Bob Ham <rah at settrans.net> wrote:
> > I wouldn't worry too much about Phoronix.  Their reporting is always
> > sub-par.  And moveover, people know their reporting is sub-par.  They
> > seem to be like a tabloid newspaper: they're not so concerned about the
> > accuracy of their reporting so long as you read the site.  They'll quite
> > happily publish deliberately inflammatory articles to boost their
> > readership.
> >
> I agree that certainly there articles that are shit. However they also
> have many good articles and many examples of exemplary reporting.

I must say I'm quite surprised by this.  I would love to ask for
examples of what you consider to be an examplary article on the site.
However, I think it's probably best if we just agree to disagree :-)

> In
> this case, I would say the article is sub-par, however it is just as
> much our fault as Phoronix's.

Again I'm going to have to disagree; I think it's all Phoronix's
fault :-)

> My goal with collecting these 'good
> reasons' is that when future articles are published, the writer won't
> have to dig through the mailing lists and bug developers for good
> points.

You mean they won't have to.. do their job? :-)

> If Phoronix publishes another article bashing the GTA04 after we have
> made our case easy to represent, I will agree with your conclusion ;)

I'll hold you to you to that :-)  But I wouldn't worry about "if".
Given Phoronix's usual modus operandi, you can rest assured that a
string of negative, similarly sub-par articles will now ensue.

Bob Ham <rah at settrans.net>

for (;;) { ++pancakes; }
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