Re: MiB in gparted?
- From: Bart Silverstrim <bsilver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:11:15 -0500
Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
Again, putting words in my email message. I never said I had one
definitive source. What I did say, actually imply, in a different
message was that people should always be wary of what one place says is
Also, what I'm saysig is that Wikipedia has more errors & issues than
other repositories of imformation.
A) Wikipedia has references to things you can't easily find in
"reputable" sources (Where do you find the history of Optimus Prime?
Hasbro? Some other...non-reputable...fansite?)
B) Wikipedia has been found to be largely on par with several of the big
boys in "reputation" in terms of average errors while providing far more
topics of reference
C) If you want to know the sources, most articles in Wikipedia include a
set of reference links to follow, or a disclaimer when there's missing
I'm so tired of hearing bull excuses about having to use "reputable"
sources when every damn source can have some angle on their news and
information. There are reporters who make crap up, and authors that make
things up in the first place passed as truth, news stories that just
give bits and pieces of a story (how many stories are flying around
about Michael Phelps now? And then every pro- and anti-pot news flash is
trying to get their piece of the pot pie?? Story: He smoked weed.
Everything else is trying to get you to sympathize with a particular
angle on the story...)
And as to the poster not having a definitive source, please don't bitch
about XYZ without offering an alternative. Otherwise it's more pointless
than bringing a wikipedia debate to an Ubuntu tech forum. If something
in the Wiki is wrong, people can feel free to correct it and find
references to refute what's stated.
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