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Are you a troll? Ever been trolled? Ever pwn3d a troll with your 1337 intarnet sk1llz? Or do you live under a bridge and eat goats? Tell us your trolly stories, both from the web and from real life

Thanks to The Hedgehog From Hell for the suggestion

(, Thu 19 May 2011, 11:49)
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I didn't know what trolling was at the time.
You might think that Linux users are easy to troll, or Mac users or even Star Wars fans. These are relatively unflappable compared to the Amiga fanatic.
I had an Amiga from 1997 to 1999, at which point I got my first PC. 400MHz of AMD's finest with a whopping 10GB drive compared to the Amiga which I'd shoehorned a 320Mb drive into, and an 8Mb expansion card with a faster CPU on it. Now fair enough, it was a good computer in its day, 32-bit operating system and rather clever architecture. But by the end of 90s, it was seriously lagging behind the alternatives.

After using the PC for a few days, I realised how wank the Amiga actually was. The A1200 were still worth a few bob and so I went on one of the Amiga Usenet groups. I told them I decided that the Amiga was past its best, that I'd moved on to a Windows 98 PC and wanted to know what the going rate was for an Amiga with that add-on card.

I don't think anybody actually answered the question. It seems I'd stirred a few PC owning lurkers into entering the fray and the argument went on and on for longer than I thought possible.

Though truth be told, anyone who puts "Micro$haft Windoze" has lost the argument anyway.
(, Sat 21 May 2011, 17:16, 7 replies)
Ah the Amiga ....wavy lines....
My Amiga years were 89-92 (at which point I found cars helped on the girlfriend side of things - Certainly more than having the best home computer of its day anyway).

Anyway, bloody fine computer, taught me how to code in assembly, which I have now forgotten almost everything I ever knew about it.

Now, I suspect I'd look on the "good old workbench" with horror, but back then it was so much better than a PC.
I still have an A1200 (and all my old demo source code in the loft), never turned it on and suspect I never will.
Bet those floppies won't even read now.
(, Sat 21 May 2011, 21:53, closed)
I have to call bollocks on this "...anyone who puts "Micro$haft Windoze" has lost the argument anyway...".
Calling something a silly name is irrelevant to the argument and calling attention to that as a counter-argument is silly. At the least it makes you sound protective about the product being discussed and at worst it looks like your own argument is so weak you have to call attention to the silly name as you have nothing else.
(, Sat 21 May 2011, 22:35, closed)
Using such a phrase
points to having a weak opinion, and you have to resort to name flames to bolster one's argument.

Also see Fib Dems and NuLieBoor with Tony B. Liar.
(, Sat 21 May 2011, 23:48, closed)
Using such a phrase points to being pissed off.
Personally I prefer not to use the correct spelling the names of people or things I think are beneath contempt -- if you can't see beyond someone letting out a little frustration then, in my opinion, your argument is not likely to be particularly thoughtful either.
The logic of the argument is what matters -- not some judgement based upon someone having a pet name for something.
(, Sun 22 May 2011, 13:06, closed)
I have to call stylistic bollocks on this.
Adding the "and at worst" clause here utterly obliterates the rhetorical power of the point you're making (and I think you mean "best" where you have "least").

(, Sun 22 May 2011, 13:45, closed)
You have me there.
Damn you!
(, Sun 22 May 2011, 16:25, closed)

I suspect it was more frustration than anything else. In terms of architecture it started out ahead of the PC and with more potential. However, for whatever reason developments didn't really happen. No matter how much better the hardware and OS are when you are comparing to something with 10 times the resources the comparison won't look good.

However, if you've been using a system since the early days it isn't easy to admit the potential that was there has been squandered, plus there is always the hope that something new will happen.
(, Sun 22 May 2011, 10:26, closed)

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