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Old 10-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #181
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Actually the context is the posters opinion. In his opinion they "are just better".
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #182
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Does Your Primary Linux Desktop Have An HDD or SSD?

SSD, 64 GB on my ThinkPad 220 (customer loaner) Mint Olivia. 120 GB on Thinkpad Helix, Ubuntu.

WD Blacks on my Workstation, Slackware.

Other than boot times, I don't see anything special about them. I have not turned my workstation off in a couple of years, heck I can't remember the last time I even rebooted it.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #183
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He's not required to, he's only been asked to. I honestly thought your first post was sarcastic...since when is it a faux pas to ask somebody to clarify their opinion? If anybody were to post "xxx is the best distro" to a user asking which distro they should use, they would be immediately asked to clarify their definition of "best" and back up their claims with examples. Why is that a problem here?
You are completely correct, but it appears you are unfamiliar with what the post was referring to. That being, recent posts made by the person those words were directed at. So the post was sarcasm.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #184
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Actually the context is the posters opinion. In his opinion they "are just better".
Ah, OK, then the post is irrelevant. Fair enough.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #185
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You are completely correct, but it appears you are unfamiliar with what the post was referring to. That being, recent posts made by the person those words were directed at. So the post was sarcasm.
It is really difficult to convey fine nuances of language in visual text. Yes I was being sarcastic (maybe I shouldn't have been), if you need to know why just do a search on recent posts (@Randicus I know you know why but others may not then again they may not even care).
 
Old 10-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #186
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Ah, OK, then the post is irrelevant. Fair enough.
That was my first impression and remains my opinion. Now back to our regular programming.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 03:38 AM   #187
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Blue ones are the best - all the others are rubbish
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:44 AM   #188
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Blue ones are the best - all the others are rubbish
Not always. The WD Blue in my laptop (replaced by a Intel X25-V 40GB and later by a Samsung 840 Basic 120GB) was one of those with the annoying power-save behavior. We are still talking about SSDs and HDDs, are we? Because that is the topic of this thread.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:56 AM   #189
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Not always. The WD Blue in my laptop (replaced by a Intel X25-V 40GB and later by a Samsung 840 Basic 120GB) was one of those with the annoying power-save behavior. We are still talking about SSDs and HDDs, are we? Because that is the topic of this thread.
who is talking about WD disks - I am not!
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #190
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who is talking about WD disks - I am not!
I hope you talk about other brands of disks then, since this is the topic of the thread and there was already a moderator request to keep this thread on topic. This is of course true for anybody participating in this thread.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #191
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I hope you talk about other brands of disks then, since this is the topic of the thread and there was already a moderator request to keep this thread on topic. This is of course true for anybody participating in this thread.
I was trying to demonstrate that a statement "XXX is best" without defining what context 'best' is used in is silly

Best is a comparative descriptor so to make sense you need to enumerate the list and describe the context in which the word best is used.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #192
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I voted SSD because my system is on an SSD while the data goes onto a large HDD.
Same for me too.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #193
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Linux running on 6 year old computers

I have HHD because I run linux on a laptop from 2008 and a desktop from 2007. I haven't bought another computer since.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #194
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:39 AM   #195
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Get this thread back on topic. Enough semantics, the poster stated a opinion as to which he/she thought was better without supporting information from a personal point of view/opinion.

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