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(Some Guy)   Chinese lego clone doesn't mess around when it comes to intellectual property theft   (whatsonweibo.com) divider line
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2021-07-05 9:47:35 AM  
"Those stealing secrets will be caught, once they're caught they will be killed [decapitated]" ("窃密必被抓,抓住就杀头").

Takes one to know one.
 
2021-07-05 9:59:44 AM  
Does it include a lego guy party member to beat up the scientists?
 
2021-07-05 10:17:49 AM  

koder: "Those stealing secrets will be caught, once they're caught they will be killed [decapitated]" ("窃密必被抓,抓住就杀头").

Takes one to know one.


Imagine being famous for cheap rip-offs to turn around and decapitate someone for trying to rip-off the rip-off.
 
2021-07-05 10:21:11 AM  
I'm sure they feel just the same when crushed under foot.
 
2021-07-05 10:37:21 AM  

Richard Freckle: koder: "Those stealing secrets will be caught, once they're caught they will be killed [decapitated]" ("窃密必被抓,抓住就杀头").

Takes one to know one.

Imagine being famous for cheap rip-offs to turn around and decapitate someone for trying to rip-off the rip-off.


Gosh, I'd feel...... Kinda ripped off.

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!
 
2021-07-05 10:43:47 AM  
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2021-07-05 11:03:56 AM  
Is it me, or was every translation of the sign different in that "article"? Including the tweet that left out the word "don't"?
 
2021-07-05 11:25:53 AM  
it is wise of China to instill national pride in their children.

'Headless you will surely be, if you will not play with me'
 
2021-07-05 11:26:54 AM  
This is really nothing to lose your head over...
 
2021-07-05 11:27:32 AM  
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Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'
 
2021-07-05 11:27:42 AM  

Thosw: Is it me, or was every translation of the sign different in that "article"? Including the tweet that left out the word "don't"?


I think most of them were paraphrasing, since a direct translation may not be possible.
 
2021-07-05 11:35:58 AM  
"Do as I say, not as I do."
 
2021-07-05 11:41:39 AM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: [Fark user image 850x510]

Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'


Not like they're getting to space on their own ideas.
 
2021-07-05 11:47:36 AM  
If Lego had the death penalty hovering over their employees, they'd never have lost their secret formula in the first place.  So this is a long-overdue prudent policy.

/Then Lego could be charging $100 more for their 40 piece kits
 
2021-07-05 11:51:00 AM  
While awkward works, subby missed a perfectFark user image tag.
 
2021-07-05 12:06:36 PM  
Do they sell Sembo Block "Wuhan Institute of Virology" set? ....with the wet market add on set?
 
2021-07-05 12:15:37 PM  

ajgeek: While awkward works, subby missed a perfect[Fark user image 108x24] tag.


Not really ironic though, it's not the policy of the company but rather them including a sign that exists at a satellite center they make a set for.

I'm curious what the power functions in the set do
 
2021-07-05 12:31:29 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: ajgeek: While awkward works, subby missed a perfect[Fark user image 108x24] tag.

Not really ironic though, it's not the policy of the company but rather them including a sign that exists at a satellite center they make a set for.

I'm curious what the power functions in the set do


They're for the decapitation center
 
2021-07-05 12:57:21 PM  
I wonder just how "good" Sembo blocks are. If I recall, the tolerances for actual Lego are ridiculously precise. Most knock-offs don't have the same tight connections and tend to fall apart even easier.
 
2021-07-05 1:00:30 PM  
so points for accuracy to the original?
 
2021-07-05 1:19:21 PM  

the_rhino: Lumbar Puncture: ajgeek: While awkward works, subby missed a perfect[Fark user image 108x24] tag.

Not really ironic though, it's not the policy of the company but rather them including a sign that exists at a satellite center they make a set for.

I'm curious what the power functions in the set do

They're for the decapitation center


Sold!
 
2021-07-05 1:48:25 PM  
The British used to have the phrase, "Tis death to counterfeit" printed on their currency.  Didn't stop the counterfeiters from engraving the phrase onto their bogus plates.
 
2021-07-05 2:42:10 PM  

Summoner101: I'm sure they feel just the same when crushed under foot.


Chinese version is designed to be trampled.
 
2021-07-05 2:52:51 PM  
China sucks
 
2021-07-05 3:01:40 PM  

Summoner101: I'm sure they feel just the same when crushed under foot.


You'll get that feeling again an hour later.
 
2021-07-05 3:32:08 PM  
go to Aliexpress.com and query SEMBO

some cool kits

The bricks appear much smaller than Legos
 
2021-07-05 4:26:55 PM  
China: "DON'T YOU DARE STEAL THE SECRETS THAT WE STOLE FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE!"
 
2021-07-05 4:56:42 PM  
That looks like a really neat set.
Love the sign.
 
2021-07-05 5:01:30 PM  
So what secrets are those?

How to accidentally blow up rockets just as good as the Americans or Russians ever did?
 
2021-07-05 5:41:33 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: China: "DON'T YOU DARE STEAL THE SECRETS THAT WE STOLE FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE!"


Well yeah.  I mean if you stole a bunch of shiat and were using it, would you want to be in turn stolen from?  Probably not.  Amoral it is, but no one wants that kind of thing going on, even thieves - it's a pain in the ass.
 
2021-07-05 7:30:34 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: China: "DON'T YOU DARE STEAL THE SECRETS THAT WE STOLE FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE!"


Uh, no. It is a joke, basically it says "the space facility is so accurate if you share the details you will be executed for espionage"

Also, any patent for Lego would be long expired, hence the multitude of off brands around the world (I primarily had Megablocks growing up)
 
2021-07-05 7:38:03 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'


Are you sure?
 
2021-07-05 7:39:44 PM  

BarryJV: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'

Are you sure?


Absolutely, some of my best friends are Klingon.
 
2021-07-05 7:50:48 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: BarryJV: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'

Are you sure?

Absolutely, some of my best friends are Klingon.


Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam
 
2021-07-05 8:30:12 PM  

Boojum2k: Closed_Minded_Bastage: BarryJV: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'

Are you sure?

Absolutely, some of my best friends are Klingon.

Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam


wo' batlhvaD
 
2021-07-05 8:42:39 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: [Fark user image 850x510]

Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'


You should see the yellow washing!

Racism in a Chinese laundry detergent advertisement
Youtube Few8kJ0zfnY
 
2021-07-05 8:48:00 PM  

docilej: Do they sell Sembo Block "Wuhan Institute of Virology" set? ....with the wet market add on set?


I'd buy one.
 
2021-07-05 9:05:01 PM  
...a remarkable propaganda quote on one of its miniature signs, warning people they'll be caught and then decapitated if they steal secrets.

Yeah, that's "propaganda", not an actual policy. No way would they be that harsh!
 
2021-07-05 9:19:31 PM  

BullBearMS: Closed_Minded_Bastage: [Fark user image 850x510]

Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'

You should see the yellow washing!

[YouTube video: Racism in a Chinese laundry detergent advertisement]


That bleach got the paint, his shirt white... Really impressive stuff.
 
2021-07-06 12:07:55 AM  
So... a country that steals intellectual property from everyone else in the world, now concerned about intellectual property theft?  From a knock-off of LEGO?

I've stopped caring.  Summon the meteors.
 
2021-07-06 12:12:01 AM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: [Fark user image 850x510]

Aren't those round eyes?

/not racist, just askin'


...and they seem to have abandoned the yellow skin

Check out the cute riot squad set.  Not sure if they have a Tank Man set yet.

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2021-07-06 4:20:24 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: AAAAGGGGHHHH: China: "DON'T YOU DARE STEAL THE SECRETS THAT WE STOLE FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE!"

Well yeah.  I mean if you stole a bunch of shiat and were using it, would you want to be in turn stolen from?  Probably not.  Amoral it is, but no one wants that kind of thing going on, even thieves - it's a pain in the ass.


I forget where I read it but this reminds me of the story of the car stereo thief who got all hypocritically indignant when the stereo he had stolen and installed in his own car was in turn stolen by someone else.
 
2021-07-06 8:45:02 AM  
Those would go great with some Chinese made M-80s
 
2021-07-06 4:17:23 PM  

nytmare: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: AAAAGGGGHHHH: China: "DON'T YOU DARE STEAL THE SECRETS THAT WE STOLE FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE!"

Well yeah.  I mean if you stole a bunch of shiat and were using it, would you want to be in turn stolen from?  Probably not.  Amoral it is, but no one wants that kind of thing going on, even thieves - it's a pain in the ass.

I forget where I read it but this reminds me of the story of the car stereo thief who got all hypocritically indignant when the stereo he had stolen and installed in his own car was in turn stolen by someone else.


Sure.  Murderers get pretty pissed when someone tries to murder them as a rule as well.  Humans don't do so well with, "Well, I guess I deserve this considering."
 
2021-07-06 10:05:32 PM  

Stargazer86: I wonder just how "good" Sembo blocks are. If I recall, the tolerances for actual Lego are ridiculously precise. Most knock-offs don't have the same tight connections and tend to fall apart even easier.


Nearly all of the major clones are compatible.

Lego should never have let the patents expire.
 
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