BrendanJNorman wrote:Have the owners of Houdini, Komodo etc taken ANYONE to court over it?
You believe that something illegal becomes legal when people go unpunished
You believe that valid copyrights somehow cease to exist when they are being violated.
I had a "debate" with another Dutch guy on here once before, and it seems that some of you guys (certainly with the exception of Ed, who seems to have critical thinking ability) like to make sweeping assumptions and deduce what you like, essentially putting words in another person's mouth.
This other guy did exactly the same thing (also accusing me of stealing software actually+arrogantly demanding to see receipts! - that is until Houdart came and said "err Brendan is
Where did I say "illegal becomes legal when people go unpunished"?
Plus, you've also done the very manly thing by completely avoiding answering the questions I posed to you...
Nice way for a lawyer to put down an argument, huh?
To not even address it. You must be making the big bucks.
syzygy wrote:But I do hope that the moderators here take action to stop the propagation of your lies on this senstivie topic.
"Propagation of lies"??? "Sensitive topic"?
ROFL... I don't see any lies from me, and the only one crying is you.
No need to get all sensitive bro.
lied when you deliberately misquoted me, thus creating a straw-man which would be easier to take down than what my assertion truly was
I can see through this type of intellectual dishonesty in my sleep.
Why not address any
of the reasonable questions I put to you?
Don't say "not worth my time" - that's high school excuses.
Please tell me you are behind the scenes in your legal work? This is weak argumentation for the average
Joe, but for a lawyer
We both know that even if I were banned (do it! whatever...
), it would do nothing more than expose once again, the tendency of this forum to lean toward mob-justice (as long as the mob is made up of Germans and/or Dutch guys), group-thinking tendencies... and suppression of opposing ideas.
New engines which are unknown to the gang must
be clones... New ideas/opinions rejected by the gang are "nonsense"...Even new members who have some knowledge of computer chess must be dupe accounts (I've been accused of being someone else before). At the same time, if a member is truly new, and doesn't know how to setup a WB engine or something, they're called "stupid", or an "idiot" by many of you guys.
You're right, best to ban me - Otherwise I might say something "insensitive" when your friends insult an innocent chess enthusiast.
And don't get it confused - I will.
BTW...Do you agree with your buddy Vincent that engine testers are "idiots"? Not going to answer, right?
computer chess through the eyes of TalkChess.
And why so many people leave the hobby.