Originally Posted by Daneel Olivaw
Oldskool, are you pissed at everything these days? ATI, CNN, (France), etc, (I'm no genius, that big F U sig of yours is a dead giveaway) and I'm sure I'm missing some. But all you seem to be doing is starting crap shooting threads...
I'll agree the general consensus is that ATI's linux support is far from stellar, but from where I stand your claim that ATI sucks is neither defendable nor refutable, it's simply a feeling you have that others should be free not to share, like love or fear, and does not warrant your beating up gram_vaz. Unless there's a history I'm not familiar with. I believe he's been quite reasonable.
If you think I've been doing "nothing but starting crap shooting threads" I suggest you search my posts.
Canada's a good neighbor, and there is no beef w/ATI about that. My beef with ATI is that they...well....suck. There is plenty of reason to see them as a "sucky" company, beyond the point of opinion to the point of fact. The factual basis for this is on the derogatory definition of the word "suck" as you can find in a dictionary
1. To draw (liquid) into the mouth by movements of the tongue and lips that create suction.
1. To draw in by establishing a partial vacuum: a cleaning device that sucks up dirt.
2. To draw in by or as if by a current in a fluid.
3. To draw or pull as if by suction: teenagers who are sucked into a life of crime.
3. To draw nourishment through or from: suck a baby bottle.
4. To hold, moisten, or maneuver (a sweet, for example) in the mouth.
5. Vulgar Slang. To perform fellatio on.
Which leads to the definition of "sucking" to "perform fellatio on". As it is inherently vulgar, that too is also a deferring derogatory definition as when someone says "that <insert diregatory phrase for fellatio" it is for a negative reason. Their Linux support, reactionary research and development, and poor software-in-general is plenty cause for negative inference.
To say ATI "doesn't suck" represents misinformation about ATI.
I feel perfectly justified in saying that it is FACT that they suck. For the same negative reference HardOCP says 3dmark "sucks" (which is fact, 3dmark does SUCK) I say that about ATI.
If you don't like my stance against un-patriotic people that's just too damn bad, why aren't you busy being patriotic about Canada? Or your neighbor? Or are you more proud of Europe than your own country?
Shame, shame, but I don't want this thread going to the political forum, so let's just keep it to ATI bashing please