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Old 06-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jlinkels View Post
No no no NO!!

That is completely opposite of the truth! Operations take two times less processing time on 32-bit systems. That is the correct phrase.

Just kidding though. Completely agree with you on you attitude and statements about false advertising.

Very good you raised a genuine chuckle here.
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Originally Posted by 273 View Post
I just live in the real world where advertising of this type is shoved down everyone's throats on a daily basis. "Two times less" is a pretty common phrase in advertising, for example, and we all know what it means even though we know the phrase used ought to be "half as much" or similar.
Fair enough. As English is not my native language, I won't argue too much that point.
As for investigating the OS -- I think putting it behind smoothwall in a VM and playing with nmap and wireshark could be educational.
That is indeed be a good advice for people still interested with it.
Similarly Pearlseattle is doing a service by providing clear figures to demonstrate that they are lying and also bringing up an interesting point about 64 bit architecture. Finding that operations take twice as long on 64 bit numbers is interesting, wouldn't you say?
A collateral benefit ...
Understanding what lies mean is not the same as falling for them.
I'm not that much concerned with the lies but with the possible scam.


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