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Posted Jul 4, 2009 12:12 UTC (Sat) by ajf (subscriber, #10844)
In reply to: dependencies by jzbiciak
Parent article: Soft updates, hard problems

At the very least, "piece of functionality" has nearly 100k hits on Google
... and definately has nearly 14 million.

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Posted Jul 4, 2009 12:26 UTC (Sat) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

...many of which are people complaining that it's to be spelled "definitely," which incidentally gets nearly 10x as many hits (over 128M).

How exactly have you invalidated the notion that the relative hit count between two directly comparable alternatives suggests which one is more likely to be correct? I'd be worried if "definitely" got 100k hits but "definately" got 14M.


Posted Jul 4, 2009 16:29 UTC (Sat) by ajf (subscriber, #10844) [Link]

Quite right, I should have compared it to the definantly count and concluded definately was "more likely to be correct" - which an utterly worthless conclusion, because both are still wrong. And that's exactly where your comparison leaves us.

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