When Plagiarism Hurts:The F2O Edition

May 10, 2012  |  Designs, Featured, Irritated, Pissed Off, Rants

Many of you probably have heard about the latest Thief (@Saloomalm) out there who copy pasted the F20 Designs and printed them on shirts and started selling them to the public in an exhibition and how proud he was of taking something off the internet and saying that “he’s the one who owns it because it’s on the internet” well I’m here to tell you that this my friends is another reason why Plagiarism needs to be educated in this country of ours.

My previous post [Stolen Words lead to Stolen Ideas] unfortunately was seen in a real life event recently.  Remember when I told you “plagiarism” is the act of copy pasting someone else’s work and taking credit for it? Well this lame ass loser (yes I called you a loser, I’m not scared of you dumbass!) when confronted that these designs belong to the designer Fatima Al Othman (F2O Designs) said that he didn’t know that and he found them online just printed and went to a guy to print them on shirts.  And now that he knows they belong to someone else he will keep printing more of them and will sell them at half the price just to destroy the original artist.

Unfortunately no one here understands Copyright laws but thankfully F2O Designs is a copyrighted trademark which means the second you duplicate that piece of work without the artist’s consent you can be guaranteed a law suit.  And to that I say dearest Fatima bury the mofo! Bury him in the deepest pits of hell because that’s what he deserves.

When our dearest blogging friend OwlOlive confronted him on Twitter he admitted that he got them off the net and that he will just print more and sell them without a care in the world.!

People, just because a picture, an article, or anything is available online does not give you the right to just copy paste it and say “Ohhhh I just came up with this theory!” it’s like you going online to Wikipedia copy pasting Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and saying “Oh look at me, I’m the shiznat! I discovered this shiat and Einstein is worthless!” a real person is taking another person’s idea and furthering it, bettering it, giving it a personal spin.  Same thing goes to you bloggers (yes you idiots who go on celebrity blogs steal the photos without linking, steal articles without linking even if you paraphrased the shit (oh wait you don’t understand what that word means, paraphrasing means copy pasting but adding one or two word of your own, sometimes you just add an “OMG” or “Moo Seeej!” yes I know you do that!) You still have to reference the first place you found it.  The internet is free but it is not meant for you to steal from!

Grow up stupid dumbos! Yes you are a dumbo if you copy paste shit and say it’s yours! We’ve all made that mistake I used to use Google Images in my posts without referencing them but I’ve learned that too was an issue.  So I’m fixing my errorful ways! Fix yours!

Stop stealing dumbos and start innovating!

So when I get angry at plagiarists don’t blame me even if I go nuclear, whether it is my work or someone elses’ it hurts and I will go all Hulk-like on you! For more information you can check out Fatima Al Othman’s Twitter [Here] to get the latest update on this situation.

Other bloggers who covered this crime against all mankind: [Crazy Yet Wise, Danderma, 7ajidude, Q8Blend, PinkGirlQ8, NewBrideQ8, Just Noon,  Ace of Blogs, El Derwaza, Ansam518, His & Hers, and Owl Olive]

Posta Plus SUCKS!

November 16, 2011  |  Impressions, Irritated, Kuwait, Pissed Off, Reviews

For those of you who have been complaining about Aramex these past few weeks well I have news for you! Aramex is the lesser of all evils! At least I know that when I have a problem I can contact them via their Social Media and get instant answers (that happened with me when I ordered my iPhone 4S) also I know that once I order something it will come to Kuwait most likely on time and not like these losers!

Posta Plus SUCKS MAJOR BUTT!

Seriously the worst service I have EVER EVER USED! Once you hear my story you will just be outraged by how bad their service is. So here goes:

Back in August I decided to subscribe to them after hearing some (and by some I mean 1-2 ) good reviews and there were no bad reviews out there.  I thought “Wow! This might be a service which I can get behind and actually use, its fast and cheap!” And boy was I wrong!  The sign up process was easy but the rest was horrible.  The only good thing that came out of the whole ordeal is that my bill is the lowest ever!

[WARNING: Long post rant ahead!]

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Incompetent Employees at VIVA

September 22, 2011  |  Irritated, Pissed Off, Rants

Not only VIVA but other Telecom companies have been hiring incompetent employees all over.  You see the common problem we have here is that they tell you something when in reality it’s not true.  It is not my job to double check whether an account I had with a certain company was canceled or not.  If I asked you to cancel it, and I left the premises with all the signed documents then I believe it is canceled.  I do not want to be surprised when I am leaving the country on a vacation with a “Travel ban” placed because I did not settle my bills.  It is not my problem, it is yours! FIX IT!

This is not the first time I heard this story but it is the first time that I’ve seen someone get a “Travel Ban” placed on them due to a contract that he supposedly ended the first time.  The story is as follows: My dad’s colleague purchased a VIVA Internet contract back in 2008 and he used it all the way until 2009 when he was about to renew the contract he visited the offices of VIVA and was informed that they have a new promotion which was the 21 MBps Connection and which they mentioned required little to upgrade.  The staff informed him that all he needed to do was cancel the existing Internet connection which was made in 2008 and pay a new subscription to get a brand new line with the 21 Mbps connection.  It is being used and is working fine, the twist however is that when my dad’s colleague was about to leave the country for vacation he was shocked to find out that there was a “Travel Ban” placed on him to pay a full year subscription of the “supposedly canceled account”.

This is absurd and should not be tolerated, I have heard many stories from different friends and family members who find out by accident that the account they “canceled” is not in fact “canceled” but still running.  But what is more surprising is the way the branch dealt with the customer (my dad’s colleague) in which they belittled him, kicked him out of the branch, and mistreated him in general.   The staff who spoke to him said that “This is not our problem, you go to the courts to settle the fine and to remove the ban.” They also told him that we don’t have any details on our system in regards to that line, so we can’t prove that it was canceled or being in use.

There is a saying that says the “Customer is always right” unfortunately in Kuwait, it is not being practiced.  Just because this customer is not of the Kuwaiti nationality it doesn’t give you the right to mistreat him and do such stuff.  I am appalled and shocked by this behavior and would love to have someone from the VIVA team to contact me to get a solution for this problem because I am telling you this right now, he should not be forced to pay a penny for a service he hasn’t been using at all! And don’t give me the same story which other companies use in which “we can’t prove the line hasn’t been used”.  You have a system and you can check that there were no Kilobytes sent or received from that line.

Telecoms, please take these words of wisdom from distraught customers, If the customer hasn’t been paying for over a year, why do you keep charging them? Why don’t you cut the line and stop the billing system? Why don’t you even contact the customer before taking any legal action? Don’t tell me that you are contacting all your customers because I know this is not true.  You should improve your services and not torture the customers with your incompetent systems and employees.

[P.S. Documents of the contract are available for anyone from VIVA who would love to contact me in regards to this case]

[Q8Cap] A Funny Interpretation

July 6, 2011  |  Fun, Irritated, Kuwait

The second I saw this video via 2:48AM I laughed my head off and started imagining Marzouq as Hitler, I  can also be substituted basically whoever did the video is a genius because they covered all the grounds for it except perhaps the censorship!

But in the end it’s absolutely genius!

 

Update on Aramex = Rip Off

November 7, 2009  |  Irritated, Kuwait, My Life, Rants

I wanted to post this up on my previous post however I think that it deserves it’s own post. You remember earlier last week when I posted about how I was charged an insane amount for the iPods I ordered. Well shortly afterwards, to be exact the day afterwards, I got a call from the Manager of Aramex here in Kuwait. The manager called to ask me what’s wrong and try to explain what happened and how the rules have changed. I appreciated the call greatly but it didn’t help much with the explanation because we all know the story it’s just that things are fishy.

Anyways, because I sent over a scanned copy of the receipts I got along with the package I was told that, I had paid someone else’s customs charges (gasp) seriously I at first thought the name on top of the bill was of the guy who was inspecting the packages, I was preparing some major curses for him however I was later told that there were 2 bills that I paid for that belonged to him, and therefore there was some cash that should be returned to me.

The manager was very helpful in explaining things bit by bit. But until today I have not seen any solution. I was told that I would receive a scanned copy of things via email however nothing has graced my inbox in a while. I was told that money was going to be refunded and even that hasn’t happened therefore I am a bit disappointed but at the same time glad that someone actually picked up the phone and tried to understand, but still saying “sorry” can never help much, it can’t bring back the ‘mucho dineros’ lost here can it? :)

Here’s to hoping for a better week!