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Re: [SLE] Polish That Disk
I'll be darned... a civil question

I was beginning to think there were only overbearing loudmouths in this

Yes, manufacturers often provide a low-level format utility, and another
utility to set such things as block-testing, noise level, etc..

Again, I do not care about the bully orthodoxy, to prove anything.

I'm sure all of us have worked in an office where the ethos was just
terrible. Everyone is tense and worried about each other, and you just hate
to go to work in the morning. Well people, this is almost always caused by a
very few 'stink generators', and if you identify those few publically, it
does help. You can usually recognize them, because they are the ones who
bulldoze people with their uninformed notions and idiotic political ideas.
Ideally those types should be forced to live in their own nasty mess, but in
practice they benefit from an improved environment just like everyone else,

For those who are listening, please look into this. You'll benefit.

On Thursday, 25 April 2002 4:57, you wrote:
> I went to the Maxtor site and saw a utility that will perform a suite of
> tests and low level format the hard drive. Is this the utility that is in
> question?
> Matthew Johnson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 April 2002 20:51, Anon. Coward wrote:
> >>.
> >>"Black holes that only suck up the light", as the songwriter said.
> >>"Sucks all the oxygen out of the room", is what I say. I've seen the
> >>bullies work.
> >>
> >>d00d I am not here to convince you. I provided the key, for the sole
> >>purpose of others' benefit, and to resolve complex and disturbing
> >> problems, for those who are willing to do just a little work.
> >
> > Great, a l33t...This problem does not seem so complex, it either exists
> > as you have said, or it does not.
> >
> >>This is indeed one of them thar "new-fangled ide-rs", so I expected flak
> >>from the few regressive pricks here.
> >
> > Did a search and found more naughty sites than you can shake a stick at.
> > Not one talked about what you're saying. In fact here is one of the
> > nearest hits:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>Alot of us just don't care about reflexive nay-sayers who won't get off
> >>their lazy butts.
> >
> > You're the one who is making outlandish claims without backing it up and
> > FYI I did do some research and found zilch. Again, you are weakening your
> > position by attacking the arguer, not the argument. If you bring forth
> > some information and fail to back it up, its not up to us to find it. It
> > is indeed up to you to produce it. Its amazing how many flames I have
> > avoided and arguments settled just by included a couple of links or so to
> > the source of the information.
> >
> >>I tell you what. Prove to us that this function does NOT exist on
> >> Maxtor, WD, Seagate, etc. If you can't you nay-sayers SUCK.
> >
> > Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. The original argument is
> > based on your claim that you have yet to prove. How can one prove that
> > it does not exist there without it even existing? You need to prove that
> > its there again...You found it before and you should be able to find it
> > again.
> >
> >>Michael Nelson,
> >>Ben Rosenberg,
> >>SuSEnixER,
> >>Jerry Van Brimmer
> >>I haven't heard from you yet.
> >
> > They are not going to waste their time on you until you prove your point
> > to them (and to others).
> >
> > Are you talking about "Pixie Dust" here?
> >
> > Matt
> > PS This is Off-Topic, please prove your point so we can get back to SuSE
> > Linux discussions. If not then I will have to file it under "unproven
> > theory".

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