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Posted Jun 24, '10 at 7:27pm

314d1

314d1

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This is usually true, however sometimes we need a short recess from intellectual endeavors and troll hunting is a praise worthy past time


Right there.

Two part question.
1. How was I trolling?
2. Again, where did I assert trolling to be improper?


You called said person a moron, by the way did you notice all my posts dissipated?

And for the second, I will point towards the first quote.

So by using a term in the context in which they displayed the properties qualifying the usage of said term, you find it appropriate to use the same term in retaliation without knowledge of its meaning or understanding of the context in which it was
used?


The word here being a common word, and the meaning already known, it is quite fine. It was posted entirely to insult you for insulting m... the person.

Regardless. End of discussion. We are too far off topic. Some are still waiting to respond to the query put forth by this thread, and the rest of us are awaiting the new query which will be brought forth tomorrow. Until then if you wish to argue technicalities and semantics I am more than happy to do so with you in the proper venue. We can find a thread where such conversation is appropriate, or take it to the messages. Up to you.


You started it. I was only defending the innocent guy who was just giving constructive criticism.
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 7:39pm

DDX

DDX

3,680 posts

You started it. I was only defending the innocent guy who was just giving constructive criticism.

no, it wasn't constructive at all.

it was just stupid

just because you have google doesnt meant you are the smartest person in the world.
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 9:59pm

Anonym0us

Anonym0us

89 posts

I was only defending the innocent guy who was just giving constructive criticism.


fail troll is fail.

this is why nobody likes you
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 10:24pm

DDX

DDX

3,680 posts

fail troll is fail.

you're a troll too, now get out.
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 10:25pm

BlackIce131

BlackIce131

272 posts

These people arguing about a troll, do they think what i said was trolling?Garsh, if i want to have somefun next time i guess ill put my fun and my serious answer together.

 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 10:29pm

MRWalker82

MRWalker82

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These people arguing about a troll, do they think what i said was trolling?


While you were definitely waaay out of context with your comment, the discussion regarding the troll is not about you, but about 314d1.
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 10:30pm

DDX

DDX

3,680 posts

These people arguing about a troll, do they think what i said was trolling?Garsh, if i want to have somefun next time i guess ill put my fun and my serious answer together.


that would have been better. instead of putting them as 2 separate posts. I mean humor can be included in your post, but it still has to follow forum guidelines.

which is why I was a little angry, no well more disappointed really. because I figured you knew what to say for real, but chose not to just to f*ck with everyone.

anyway questions update weekly-biweekly.

constructive criticism NOT TOLERATED
why? because Im not looking for god ***n criticism. if I did then I would ask for it or post this in the AMW section.

314d1, I know you're reading this because Im talking about you
 

Posted Jun 24, '10 at 10:55pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

5,231 posts

orly?


Ah crap, I was going to say something about your post, and then I got sidetracked by BlackIce's post, and you both got included into the same thing, sorry about that.
 

Posted Jun 25, '10 at 12:47pm

DDX

DDX

3,680 posts

recently read an article on monsanto's patenting of crops. basically they can sue the crap out of you if you can't pay for the yearly renewing license.

let me demonstrate.

a truck driving monsanto seeds that have been genetically enhanced to withstand pesticides. now these seeds blow off into YOUR fields and grow some of the best damn crops. now monsanto comes along and sues you and you lose, and you have to burn all your seed crops

(what monsanto does in a day takes farmers years to make their own crops that either grow better or yields more crops. basically monsanto is ordering you to kill you children)

Now do you think this is ethical? to patent seeds/crops? I mean I hate plagiarism/theft but I also think this crosses the line a little bit.

but many farmers usually cannot afford to pay the steep intellectual property taxes that monsanto imposes on them


is this ethically correct to impose a patent on biologically living things? (cars and guns and chairs I understand but plants? sure it makes monsanto filthy rich and all of it's shareholders (me) but at what cost is this money "clean&quot

 

Posted Jun 25, '10 at 6:16pm

Cebbal

Cebbal

18 posts

That's a very interesting concept. i like this question. idk anything about this news but, there's plenty of factors that would take part in my personal decision, i don't think i could make a decision one way or the other with what's there.

for me, if i were the farmer, it'd depend on questions such as:

"exactly how much of the land did this occupy?"

"Who was aware and when?"

"did the seeds kill what had already been sown, or is the land fallow?"


"could it be taken to a higher court?"

"did the farmer invest anything for that crop to yield?"

Basically, i wouldn't argue their patent rights on the plant, afterall, it really is intellectual property manifested into a physical investment. I mean, genetics and breeding too is work afterall.

But if i were the farmer...I would argue my liability, and try to settle outside of court...but if not, take to the court the chance to sell my monsanto yield back to them at the very least or even counter-sue depending on the full answers of above questions.