mtree wrote: ↑Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:25 pmI agree with Scott P. Winter hiking just has too many variables in play. I think your plan to gauge how various conditions contribute to slower times on the same terrain, and how to understand improvement in distance/vertical per hour given the conditions is a waste of brain cells. You're either over thinking it, bored, or trolling for pages of senseless drivel. Just get in better shape. It'll be summer soon enough.
Scott P wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:43 pmMtree isn't trolling. He just hasn't ever made a useful post on this site. Ever. Maybe someday it will happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath or bet on it.SkaredShtles wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:37 pmWell, I guess you go ahead and keep doing you.mtree wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:35 amKnock-off or copycat products happen all the time. If they're produced and marketed from outside the US they can slap whatever name on them they want (in countries that don't recognize or ignore US patent or copyright laws). Happens all the time.
As a consumer, my #1 priority is to get the best value for the money. So, if the copycat or "counterfeit" product meets my needs, great. I admit, I'm not concerned who produces the product, under what conditions, and the affect it may have on competitors. I'm only concerned about ME and MY wallet. If my Arkteryx jacket is made by orphan children in the slums of Mumbai working 12-hour days and it rivals the original in quality and only costs $100, I'll gladly shell out the money. But, that's me. Hey, I also eat 'roid laden chicken and Twinkies. Whatever.
I'm not so pious as to be disillusioned with global inequities. Uh oh...I think my discount computer keyboard is heating up. (Must have been made in Malaysia or Indonesia or something.) Let others fight this out. It ain't my battle.
This is generally covered in Ethical Behavior 101 - but apparently some people missed that class.
Wait. A 2nd troll in the thread, perhaps? People can't *actually* think like this, can they?
When I saw Mtree agreeing with what Scott P had to say in this thread, it brought to mind the above thread from some time ago.