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New meaning to SmokeTesters?

by VinsWorldcom (Prior)
on Dec 13, 2017 at 14:50 UTC ( #1205422=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

What the heck is this:

Perl Vape

They even talk about "PODs" and "MODs" - it's too much!

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Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by Eily (Monsignor) on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

    Their product is just smoke, while Tim Toady's perl is smoke AND mirrors. Clearly Foggily superior.

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by haukex (Bishop) on Dec 13, 2017 at 14:56 UTC

    I don't know, but I just emailed The Perl Foundation to make them aware of it...

    Update: Although I guess the copyright trademark (thanks LanX) on the name itself would probably be Larry Wall's?

      One needs a trademark (which the foundation has) not a copyright.

      Next question if there is a possible overlap of context.

      If two brands are sold in totally different areas like "cat food" and "sports cars" it can become difficult. Also depending on legislation.

      I read that a Polish lemonade named "John Lemon" had to change its name after Yoko Ono interfered.

      Question is if Perl it's a sufficiently big "pop star".

      And the possibility to smoke Perl on a PyCon shouldn't be under estimated... ;)

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I'll go and buy popcorn. This is going to be interesting if the foundation choses to interfere :-)


      holli

      You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.

        Well, VinsWorldcom made a good point here that there are/were actually a bunch of trademarks on things called "Perl"... apparently including hair nets and "direct and mail order sales of sausages and luncheon meats" :-) (ok, at least those two are expired/abandoned)

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Dec 13, 2017 at 21:05 UTC

    There's some pretty good marketing material at this site. For example, Our Story shares their reason for choosing the name PERL:

    We wanted the name to reflect who we are and what we strive to be: Compact, Precious, Elegant. It's so simple it seems inevitable. Like shucking for pearls there's nothing easy about finding a Pearl, but for those who do, it's a special reward in itself.

    Followed by six reasons you should choose PERL:

    • Beautiful
    • Simple
    • Intelligent
    • Delicious
    • Different
    • Easy

    The only nitpick I have is the case they chose for the name PERL. Apart from that ... looks good and keep up the good work! :)

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by LanX (Sage) on Dec 13, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
    Heh

    OUR STORY

    PERL was designed with a vision in mind. To create the ultimate vaping experience for everyday people. A device where simplicity, beauty and technology meet. As a group of quirky creatives and vape enthusiasts, creating the PERL wasn’t a choice. It was a necessity.

    Well let's hope the trademark was secured. .. :)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Let's see:

      "PERL was designed with a vision in mind. To create the ultimate coding experience for everyday people. A language where simplicity, beauty and technology meet. As a group of quirky creatives and coding enthusiasts, creating the PERL wasn’t a choice. It was a necessity.

      Yeah, pretty much a direct rip-off.

      UPDATE: Perl Trademarks

        Uh oh

        We might have some trouble two versions down the road from now...

        PERL-8 INSULATION FOR STEEL PIPE CONSISTING OF A LIGHTWEIGHT CEMENTITIOUS INORGANIC MATERIAL WITH A WATER-IMPERMEABLE OUTER JACKET… Owned by: SHAW INDUSTRIES LTD. Serial Number: 73611113

        ;)

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
    Anyway not even Larry arrived first..

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by dbuckhal (Hermit) on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:43 UTC

    Let's see if Python follows suit. But, you probably have to breathe a specific (one) way (to do it!), or it won't recognize when you last exhaled, and it stops working...

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Dec 31, 2017 at 14:18 UTC

    BTW, this is probably just a typo: Mother of Pearl. Else we should seriously consider to inform the Spanish Inquisition ASAP.

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

Re: New meaning to SmokeTesters?
by nysus (Parson) on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
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