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Shark to be named "Microsoft"

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It's true. Not joking.

Yes. A shark with the latin name "Hemiscyillum freycineti" might be named "Microsoft". It's all happening at something called the blue auction where some people find new kinds of fish and auctions off the right to give the fish a name. And the money earned is going to some fish protecting stuff. Read more about it all at http://www.theblueauction.com/ Just picture some little kid saying: "Help mom! it's a microsoft in our pool!" So now an entire shark specie might get the name microsoft! Is it madness or is it not? This kind of name auctioning seems to be quite common actually, because in 2004 a gambling company named GoldenPalace bought the right to name a monkey specie... hold on for this one... www.GoldenPalace.com. I first heard about this on the radio and I decide to dig up some info and info and share it with you people. So, what do you think about this? Is it madness or what? Are you going to buy the rights to name some random ass fish? Will Bill Gates rule the world in the future?
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    It's not the "microsoft" name that surprises me, it's the fact that there's an auction house for naming newly discovered species :|
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    Haha, that's epic.
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    Dude thats freaking awesome!
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    Fuck. Bill Gates is going to own the ocean soon.
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    Posted by x1337x Fuck. Bill Gates is going to own the ocean soon.
    Fucking shoot me now.
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    I cant wait for future generations to say "Wow those early 21st century'ers were fucking dumbasses"
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    Posted by Klexicon I cant wait for future generations to say "Wow those early 21st century'ers were fucking dumbasses"
    offtopic but I wonder if they're going to make WWII games in the 24th or 23rd century.
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    Posted by Klexicon I cant wait for future generations to say "Wow those early 21st century'ers were fucking dumbasses"
    offtopic but I wonder if they're going to make WWII games in the 24th or 23rd century.
    Shit, if they are still making games about WWII at that time then the industry seriously needs to sit down and rethink who they higher to think up game concepts.
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    I wanna have a shark thats called FPSB!!! >=O U think this is madness? THIS! IS!! WINDOOOOOWS!!! lol
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    I don't see any problem with it because say microsoft bids like 20 mil for the name that is 20 mil that could go into research to expand the boundaries of exploration. plus there are all types of layman's names for wildlife that people name after themselves or other people.
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    I think we found out fish.
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    Posted by sssnake I think we found out fish.
    Omg! FPSBFish!! Bids start at $1
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    2$...going once...twice....sold.
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    Posted by Klexicon I cant wait for future generations to say "Wow those early 21st century'ers were fucking dumbasses"
    Pfft, even our ancestors are probably looking down on us asking themselves, "Wtf do they think they are doing?." Anyways, I think this is a good thing to do especially because it's going towards that protection stuff. On the other hand, with all the weird ass names people are probably coming up with, there's going to be a lot of confusion.
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    Jason Lee(My name is earl) named his son Pilot Inspektor.
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    Please move this thread to Current Affairs forum and let me know when you do. I'll reassess the thread.
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    That's looks like a Port Jackson shark in the photo. Any connection? I think it's pathetic how people name their children stupid names, and how people can actually name species after computer programming companies. Sharks are my favourite animal, I really hope the world don't give them stupid names.
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    Microsoft? It's not micro nor it's soft. WTF?
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    Sorry but why have you specifically targeted Microsoft. Have they said they want to do this?
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    Posted by deltabell Sorry but why have you specifically targeted Microsoft. Have they said they want to do this?
    Yes.
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