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LOL G-gnome's WMD on mythbusters

Discussion in 'General' started by theevilelephant, 18 Jun 2010.

  1. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Well-Known Member

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    So I was just watching Mythbusters when I noticed their countdown clock bears an uncanny resemblance to G-gnomes WMD case mod. Made me chuckle

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    Actual mod.
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  2. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    That's uncanny. Is it a 'shop or is it actually WMD-MK II? No one would go to such lenghs to make it almost the same. I remember reading the original thread and it took ages to make this thing.
     
  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I thought that count down clock looked familiar
     
  4. Guest-23315

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    That HAS to be the same..
     
  5. shadows

    shadows New Member

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    It does definitely look the same, but knowing mythbusters it will be something they put together. There is some subtle differences such as the keypad, and the strips next to it.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I'm sorry but that's blatantly a copy - there are too many similarities in the structure and general layout to be coincidence tbh.
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Cheap copy, definitely a rip-off.
     
  8. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Copy? Rip-off? I'd be quite happy to see a CGI-version of my case mod in Mythbusters.

    Maybe it's just me, but to me it seems like they've seen the case, thought it's sick awesome and then found good use for the looks as a countdown clock on the special episode.
     
  9. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    That is uncanny!
     
  10. Steve @ CCL

    Steve @ CCL CCL Tech. Support

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    SUE THEM!!

    Or be flattered.. one or the other..
     
  11. GingerFox

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    Even the bolts are in the same place...

    Contact them, see whats what
     
  12. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably be flattered if it was my mod :)

    Kinda tempted to sate my curiosity, doubt I would get any response but might try later.
     
  13. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I'd be pretty pissed if someone made such a blatant copy of my mod and put it on air as their countdown clock.

    Obviously they can't really wave a big disclaimer around saying "Clock modelled after G-gnome's PC mod!" but hopefully they at least contacted him and said something along the lines of "Hey we loved your case and are using it as inspiration for a countdown in one of our episodes".
     
  14. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Loooooong time since I have been on here, but I had to stop by and see the chat about this when I saw a copy of his mod on Mythbusters.

    I sure hope G-Gnome was contacted and given some sort of recognition for use of a likeness of his mod. I thought it was a photoshopped version of his mod, but it looks like it was done by their graphics department using his mod as a guide.
     
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  15. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Conspiracy! There's no doubt that it's the same, and to be honest, I think Mythbusters using the design without permission (we assume) shows a pretty blatant lack of professional courtesy towards G-Gnome and his design. I study whole modules on professional practice in the engineering industries, including professional courtesy, moral decisions and on a more legal note, patents and copyrights. If in fact this has been used without permission from the original designer, this is a perfect case in point to demonstrate that all three of the above are breached on a regular basis.
     
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  16. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    There's no doubt that WMD is the insiration, just hope they sought permission first.

    Wow, there's a blast from the past.
     
  17. Krog_Mod

    Krog_Mod New Member

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    I have to agree. Though if they didn't I don't think it would be illegal (since they're not trying to sell it).. just disrespectful.

    And... Holy crap! Hi Zap!
     
  18. Pieface

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    Sue them? It's not exactly the same, you can't sue them with the differences shown in between the two pictures.
     
  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I don't think suing would be all that successful.

    Personally, I'd email and say "hey, if my mod was the inspiration, how about some credit somewhere, eh?"

    I expect Adam/Jamie are reasonable on that front.
     
  20. Pieface

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    I'd expect Adam and Jamie to have no control in that section to be honest.
     

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