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The copy cats!

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Guess what?

My belief that my fellow Indians don’t apply their own mind and simply copy-paste the stuff they like is strengtheining. Few months back I heard a case of employed/professional software engineers copy-pasting code from Google in their programs and getting caught for not removing comments & changing variable names. 😐

Now I found my own creativity being copy-pasted. At least two folks I found copy-pasted my ‘Who is big K anyway?” introduction on the Internet, without giving credit to the original. Infuriates me! Gaaaa!!

Look here – http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/whos-managing-this-place/

Original Version: http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/who-is-big-k-anyway/

The guy even created email id “thebigs” :mrgreen: [Which I believe sounds like “The Big A$$”] 😀

Keep up the good work fellas. Keep copying! I”ll keep on creating.

The Big K



10 Comments

  1. Sameer

    February 13, 2009

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    Thanks Kaustubh, for pointing out the common things between the two pages. Though the content is not copied, but it does match to a certain extent. May be, what you said about the two of us having lots of things in common might be true! Lets have a cup of coffee when you are in Nagpur.
    In the mean time, I have made a few changes at my end. Take a look at: http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/whos-managing-this-place/

  2. The Big K

    February 13, 2009

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    Heh heh 😉 Don’t tell you me you didn’t copy it from my page. Anyway, actually I’m happy that I could create something that you found worth copying.

    I’m in Nagpur. Coffee – why not?

  3. Sameer

    February 13, 2009

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    I am not here to defend myself. Anyways, tell me which is a suitable time for you?…. for coffee!

  4. Suyash Joshi

    February 13, 2009

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    @ Big K

    Hi,

    do take a look at this as well

    http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/what-stops-the-marathi-manoos-from-making-it-big/

    looks familiar doesn’t it ??
    it seems like not only do your thoughts match, you both actually talked with Mr Deshpande from Persisten and got him to got the reply as well [:D]

    haha !!

    Suyash

    P.S.: do ask sameer, when he meets you for “coffee” about this… [:)]

    oh, does he love plagiarism or what ?

  5. The Big K

    February 13, 2009

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    Hehe. I’m used to this now. In fact lots of posts on his blog have been ‘inspired’ from my posts. That’s not enough, even the Hitavada copied the Introduction I wrote for Mr. Mahesh Murthy ditto! 😐

    Then there’s another forum (I don’t want to name) that copied everything from ours 🙁 .

    By the way, this Sam needs a serious spanking. Almost 70% of his post are direct copy-pastes from mine.

    Look:

    1. http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/people-want-it-ready-made-free-without-any-efforts/

    Original: http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/2008/07/17/ready-made-free-without-any-efforts/

    [How come he’s ranting about people asking about ready-made stuff? :p ]

    2. http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/got-connected/

    Original: http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/2007/03/18/got-connected/

    3. http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/tata-indicom-i-hate-you/

    Original: http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/2008/03/25/citi-financial-i-hate-you/

    4. http://thenagpurblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/ui-of-indian-websites/

    Original: http://superblog.crazyengineers.com/2008/10/22/indian-government-websites-their-ui/

    [I’m sick of searching for more]

    Sam, you’re from Telezent, right? You shouldn’t copy my stuff.

  6. Amit

    February 16, 2009

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    hmmm… this is an interesting story.

    Do keep us posted, both of you. We’d love to know the end of it.

  7. Mayur

    February 16, 2009

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    Boy this is heights. Sameer should be handed to the Police and why not? I’ll assist.

    @Sameer: Te ‘Lets get this sorted out’ post will not save your ass. Just accept it that you copied the posts and move on. Kaustubh is a nice guy 🙂 Thank god you didn’t do it to me.

  8. The Big K

    February 16, 2009

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    He apologized on his blog and being a nice guy, I’ve pardoned him [the truth is, he is not a billionaire yet; otherwise I’d have been rich by now *evil laugh* bruwahaha ]

  9. Radhika

    February 24, 2011

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    O mine. I didnt knew this.. It seems his blog is closed. i am not able to open any of the post mentioned above.

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