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    http://www.canada.com/vancouver/thep...C-7C08ABD2EF5D
    Last edited by Rapid Gaming; Tue 20th Jan '04, 7:58am.

  • #2
    Ok, that is hilarious. Glad the kid is smart and not caving in.

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    • #3
      Yes hilarious

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      • #4
        Does anyone know what's going on with it now?
        The kid was not too smart for this however:
        "Since my name is Mike Rowe, I thought it would be funny to add 'soft' to the end of it," said Rowe, a 17-year-old student in Victoria, British Columbia.

        If he had not given such a stupid comment he'd be in a much better shape. The fact that he thought it would be 'funny' infers to the name sounding like ... Microsoft.
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        • #5
          His biggest mistake was falling for the Microsoft trap, where they offered him $10 and he said it's worth $10,000. This, under twisted dispute rules, means that the owner registered the domain in bad faith and may have to give it up.
          Raz - KMC Forums

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          • #6
            he only wanted 1k which was in for compensation to his business loss of traific which i think is just fine

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            • #7
              Bit like the time Disney went after a elderly caricature artist at a school fair for drawing a picture of a kid who resembled one of their characters.

              Immensely sad.
              I wrote ImpEx.

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              • #8
                Just gave him some greens to help him along too.

                http://www.mikerowesoft.com
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                • #9
                  Not to defend microsoft or anything, but often this is over zealous lawyers (who clearly get paid the more domains they can attack people for) as opposed to the company itself. I know that i bought www.talkstarwars.com at one point (i had a range of them) and it just linked to my ascifi.com forums. I got a nice chain letter from the Lucas lawyers claiming all sorts of damages. I wrote & emailed back to them but never heard from them again.
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                  • #10
                    Something like this just went through my mind :


                    if ($over_zealous_lawyers == 'employed')


                    {
                    _microsofts_fault('lawyers');


                    }

                    else


                    {
                    $_chance = '0.0000001';


                    }


                    function _microsofts_fault($moo)


                    {
                    _hold_accountable('whole company : ' + $moo);

                    // TODO: Smear lawyers in dog food and get some rottweilers

                    }
                    Last edited by Jerry; Tue 20th Jan '04, 6:04am.
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                    • #11
                      The guy is a vbulletin user

                      :: NEWS :: July 7/2003 :: New Completed Site
                      Well I have finished a new site - WholyCow.com (view it here until it is uploaded to the domain). This was from a contest on yaXay.com in which I won. There was hard competition but I was still able to pull it off. Included in this project was a full vBulletin skinning. It was my first time coding with the vBulletin template system but I was able to learn how to work with it quickly.I personally think this is my best work yet and I am quite proud of it.
                      http://www.mikerowesoft.com/
                      Christopher Padfield
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                      • #12
                        Microsoft doesn't have a case. Just because it sounds like their name and that guy intended to do so there is nothing they can do as long as he does spell it like them. I would find a way to counter sue microsoft for something.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chrispadfield
                          Not to defend microsoft or anything, but often this is over zealous lawyers (who clearly get paid the more domains they can attack people for) as opposed to the company itself. I know that i bought www.talkstarwars.com at one point (i had a range of them) and it just linked to my ascifi.com forums. I got a nice chain letter from the Lucas lawyers claiming all sorts of damages. I wrote & emailed back to them but never heard from them again.
                          [offtopic] why do you use such an acient vb version on your boards?
                          Originally Posted by Zachery
                          John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

                          Originally Posted by Martin
                          We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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                          • #14
                            Because there is a custom subscription system code in there and i havn't wanted to port all of that stuff over to any of the old vb2 versions, and am waiting for gold for vb3. I don't spend much time on ascifi any more, concentrating on my biz site www.deskpro.com
                            Christopher Padfield
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chrispadfield
                              The guy is a vbulletin user



                              http://www.mikerowesoft.com/
                              and phpbb too, it seems.

                              http://mikerowesoft.com/phpbb/




                              lol @ http://mikerowesoft.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=21
                              Last edited by M1th; Tue 20th Jan '04, 8:42am.
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