I will be reporting you for the bolded, since I never characterized you or spoke of you in any derogatory manner.
About the rest, if microsoft would come out and say "hey, we are 10.2TF but we also have this secret sauce, the half-floats that takes us to 20TF", I guarantee you that there would not be enough tomatoes for me to throw at them.
I said that was a warrior taking point, not implied an (in)direct attack, as it has been talked and debunked ad nausea.These comments are stretched and twisted as if they were console war statements by Cerny.
It keeps being brought back as if there was a clear confusion about what it means and if it was credible as a way for Cerny to mislead people into thinking that PS4 Pro was an 8+ TFLOPS console. Often it is tied to the 8 TFLOPS for native 4K comment for further divisive shade.
If MS said that thanks to 16 half floats enhancements in XSX they could process some code (before RPM, FP16 was already used to save on bandwidth and reduce register file pressure and thus allow more threads in flight on the GPU).