It’s one thing to build a game inspired by a popular game, and another to have a complete in-your-face rip-off of a game. I’m a big Clash Royale fan and was shocked when I found out about Tribal Mania, which is basically the same game except they hired a graphic designer to design different characters, to not, you know, have it as copy-paste and risk being taken off the Google Play Store.
I’m starting to get fed up of how so many things are over-priced, some things cost triple or quadruple the cost in comparison to the price it’s sold at in other countries. What’s worse is even some delivery services charge you in a manner that makes no sense at all.
I ordered 2 Egg Masters which cost KD 8 each. Once they arrived I researched their manufacturing cost (the ones I got turned out to be a Chinese knockoff from the original Rollie product) but the manufacturer never got back to me. Nevertheless, a quick search will tell you the average cost to manufacture one ranges from $6-$8.
So it costs around KD 2 to sell an Egg Master, while I paid 4 times that amount, a bit overpriced maybe? Next up was the delivery service, Delivery Express. The two Egg Masters arrived and the driver charged KD 20 which didn’t make sense to me since they told me delivery cost was KD 2.
2 Egg Masters = KD 16 + KD 2 = KD 18. After I managed to reach someone in charge he told me their system adds a delivery cost for every item. So even though the 2 Egg Masters arrived together in 1 delivery I paid for them as if they were delivered separately.
What they’re basically telling me is, their system is so terrible that I have to pay double the delivery charge, which is absurd; how is their system my problem? This also means if I order 9 Egg Masters I have to pay KD 18 for 1 delivery. It might cost me less in delivery cost if I shipped 9 Egg Masters from the U.S.
Update: The owner of Delivery Express got in touch to better explain the situation that happened. The guy I initially talked to misinformed me on how the system worked for that specific order. In some cases they make a fixed profit from every delivery (in this case it was KD 2). They had a deal with the store selling Egg Masters to get KD 2 of the total price for every item, so it should have been sold at KD 10 each and the guy who I talked to at the time should have avoided diving into details to avoid confusion.
I read on CrazyinKuwait about supplies being stolen from M.O.H, likely by workers there and later being sold at the Friday Market where you don’t need a permit to sell. You can just showcase what you have available and someone will pass by and buy it from you. The adhesive plasters above show items labelled “M.O.H Kuwait”. There were also cervical collar and X-ray detectable swabs being sold.
I wouldn’t go as far as saying Remee is a ripoff but I am very disappointed with the capabilities of this device. If you think by buying Remee you’ll be able to control your dream within a few weeks then you’re better of without one because that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Lucid dreaming is a lot more complicated than I anticipated.
If you haven’t heard of Remee, I previously wrote a blog post explaining what it does here. I was under the impression that Remee detects when you are in RIM mode (Rapid Eye Movement) which then triggers a signal to let you know you’re dreaming while asleep. It doesn’t, Remee just has a configured countdown timer which blinks.
How many times it blinks, how it blinks and how often it blinks is fully customizable. Although I couldn’t configure mine because it wouldn’t recognize the device properly. If we assume everything went great and Remee blinked while you were in a dream, that still won’t be enough to go to lucid dreaming mode.
That is because you need to train your subconsciousness mind to recognize that, weird looking blinking lights in a dream are a signals that tell you you’re dreaming. Training your subconsciousness mind has to be when you’re awake. So before using Remee, you need to be well-trained else your chances are close to none.
There are masks out there that do in fact detect when you are in RIM mode and send signals but they’re bulky, big and cost a lot of money. Your best bet with Remee is to train and use an application that analyzes your dream first like Sleep Bot or Sleep Time to see when do you normally reach RIM and configure Remee to signal you during that time.
I thought Batriq did a pretty good job in copying Mc Donalds but this just topped it by a milestone. A friend posted Karkook Cola on Facebook and I couldn’t help but see the resemblance in the colors and logo in comparison to Pepsi. Not only that but Karkook Cola also comes with an open & win promotion, pretty impressive!
I’ve let slip numerous times finding photos cropped and taken from my blog before. But when a company crops a photo from my blog that I took from one it’s competitors to use as their own, this just crosses the line. A reader bought to my attention a picture I took from Lets Popcorn’s oreo which has been cropped and used by Popcornopolis.
Basically Popcornopolis took the photo I’ve taken from Lets Popcorn, cropped it then tweeted using the photo saying they’re oreo popcorn is amazing. I wasn’t expecting this from a brand this big but when there are barely any copyright laws in a country. This is the sort of stuff you end up with.
Update: Had a long phone call with Popcornopolis. Turns out they had a social team manage their account which did the mistake of using the photo. They did apologize for the mistake and everything went better than expected.
I was looking around Eureka when I found this. It is shocking how awfully similar their designs are to that of an iPhone or Blackberry. Every consumer knows each brand has a universal design they use on most their devices that’s tweaked one way or another. Apparently Samsung begs to differ, they are an in your face I’ll rip your design off.