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troll

(trōl), in Scandinavian folklore, dwarfish or gigantic creature of caves and hills. Variously friendly or malicious, trolls toiled as smiths. The mountain king in Ibsen's Peer Gynt is a troll.

troll

1
Angling a bait or lure used in trolling, such as a spinner

troll

2
(in Scandinavian folklore) one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs or as giants

TROLL

(1)
An array language for continuous simulation, econometric modelling or statistical analysis.

["TROLL Reference Manual", D0062, Info Proc Services, MIT (1973-76)].

troll

(2)
An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other (electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect, but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their minds.
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To deal with trolls you have to speak their language.
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The film comes from the creators of Shrek, and follows the eternally optimistic Trolls - based on the classic children's toy - and the hilariously pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their belly.
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It's not so hard to win a verdict against a big corporation like Apple when some of the award will be diverted to charitable causes locally This has been the tactic in the Eastern District of Texas, which hears the most patent troll cases in the country and has historically sided with the plaintiff in an overwhelming fashion.
We want to help startups build heft to their patent portfolios and do it in ways that are responsive to the troll problem.
These companies are usually forced to pay off the troll or close their doors because of the legal costs associated with defense.
Citing an annual economic cost of $29 billion, proponents of reform seem to have an airtight case--at least until one looks below the surface at what precisely is meant by a patent troll.