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
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
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.
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:
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.
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