Companies lying about statistics

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    First example, Microsoft:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3600724.stm
     
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    This was new in Thursday, 26 August, 2004.

    Can we talk about current examples? They matter much more.
     
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    Can talk about old and current examples in this thread.
     
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    A lie is a lie, it doesn't matter if it was told today, yesterday or twenty years ago. lol
     
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    Did I question the definition of a lie?
     
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    No, you did not. But, you did say that current lies are more relevant than older lies. That's wrong, and that's what I pointed out. It doesn't matter how old it is. Just because some company doesn't lie about statistics today, that doesn't make them any better than another company that did, and simply because they did it too, even if the lie is eight years old. For some reason, maybe because it's Microsoft, you don't agree. :p
     
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    I can find old examples of pretty much every company/org/government/whatever lying.

    I don't think they are relevant now because they were probably already discussed to death in past discussions.

    Current examples, however, didn't get such scrutiny (most likely). So I think we should focus on them.
     
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    all companies Lies not just Computer companies

    Anti bacterial stuff will kill 99.9 of the germs and bacteria we all know that's a lie

    anti virus software will sell you the same thing against computer threats


    every company statistic Lie :/ that why always should depend on 3rd Party for reviews
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    It's easy to make statistics look how you like. Maybe I'll post some examples later where Microsoft has made Linux look either less secure or more expensive in some way or another.

    It's not really lying so much as it is excluding details.
     
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    Now you're getting it! ROTFL ;) :D

    Sorry ... I just couldn't resist that.
     
  12. vasa1

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    What about WOT? Does it not rely, in part, on the number of users pointing something out?
     
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    Ermm ... *scratches head & pulls puzzled expression* ... & this has exactly what to do with statistics or statistical analysis?

    AFAIK WOT uses other means, although I won't rule out 'users pointing stuff out' (ROTFLMAO).

    I'd like to 'point out' that I don't understand what 'users pointing stuff out' has to do with the interpretation &/or tendentious distortion of 'statistics'.
     
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