Some people at the Internet forums are overly concerned with fanboism arguments such as asking for non-evident expertise or superficial credential when presented with technical discussions. To me such behavior represents degeneration of human intelligence because they didn't even attempt to read, think, and debate with their brains before they make judgment. To them, anyone who spoke of things that are out of their comprehension must be insane, and they wouldn't even voluntarily improve themselves with information that are novel to them.
Stupid is as stupid does. If something is wrong, then no matter what credential or expertise its performer claims, it is still wrong. When person X corrects the spelling of person Y, what X needs is a dictionary, not an argument that "because you're in primary school but I am the President." Bottom line: to say something is wrong, one needs to explain why; and he needs to understand the thing himself and make sure his understanding is valid first.
As I have discussed previously in my blog articles, it continues to amaze me how people can consciously believe marketing crap about the mythical IPC or bandwidth "numbers" of specific processors or benchmarks. Really, stupid is as stupid does. It doesn't matter where those numbers come from, when we have hard evidence or sound analysis proving them being either wrong or irrelevant.
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