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Re: No more Asus Eee PCs

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Peter Köhlmann on Friday:
Terry Porter wrote:
Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

Stopped in at Target today, and checked out the Asus
display.  The two display models were there, but no
boxes. Looks like somebody wants 'em. I'm assuming they
weren't stolen <grin>. Say, a poem about amicus in the

Amicus argues well, and is very polite,

*Seemingly* polite. In reality, he is extremely dishonest in
his arguing, and being dishonest is about the worst thing
you can actually do when arguing. It is tantamount to being
very impolite

Bill Weisgerber is even worse than Erik Funkenbusch

He exercises ad hominem rants, attacking the poster rather than addressing the issues in an intelligent discussion.

Even Microsoft Munchkins have standards to follow..

As Microsoft puts it <
http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf > (Slide on PDF page

"Channel of Information" "On-line Forums"

[1] "Monitor the relevant Usenet groups at all times"
[2] "Write well"
[3] "Be exceedingly formal and polite"
[3a] "- It is very easy to give offense"
[3b] "- Always assume that you are wrong; ask others to
explain it to you"
[3c] "- Developers are impressed by clear, precise, polite communication"
[4] "Don't sound like a prig"

That eliminates, Hadron, DFS, Ezekiel, amicus_curious, Tim Smith, clogwog (Rick Mathers) and flatfish.

So they can be arrogant liars, yet only /SEEM/ polite.

Also see:

Slide on PDF page 45:

"/Mopping up/. During the mopping-up phase, ensure that the enemy technology is routed. Use the press, the Internet, etc.
to heighten the impression that the enemy is desperate,
demoralized, defeated, deceased."

Text page on PDF page 55:

"/11: Mopping up/"

"Mopping Up can be a lot of fun. In the Mopping Up phase, Evangelism's goal is to put the final nail into the competing technology's coffin, and bury it in the burning depths of the earth. Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes associated with mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in
Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and OS/2."  Just keep rubbing
it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups, whatever.  make
the complete failure of the competition's technology part of
the mythology of the computer industry.  We want to place
selection pressure on the companies and individuals that show
a genetic weakness for competitor's technologies, to make the
industry increasingly resistant to such unhealthy strains,
over time."

Slide on PDF page 43:

"All is not Fair"

"o We are under close scrutiny"
"  - Any unethical acts WILL BE uncovered"


"o Besides - we're the good guys!"
"o Simple rule to live by: _Never Lie_"
"  - Tell the truth, and nothing but the truth"
"  - Be selective in which truths you emphasize"
"  - Let the competition fill in the gaps"

That eliminates all of the trolls.

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

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