Nerdzilla Browser Project

Fake News written by James Baughn on Saturday, August 8, 1998

from the nerds-rule-the-world dept.

A group of hackers plans to create a 'Nerdzilla' browser using the Mozilla source code. "We plan to have an alpha release next month," a Nerdzilla programmer said. "Nerdzilla is a browser for nerds. If you read Slashdot or Humorix on a regular basis, Nerdzilla is for you."

Features planned for Nerdzilla include:

  • Slashdot BarTM: Nerdzilla will have a Slashdot Bar, which will have one-click access to the latest headlines, in addition to a Slashdot and Everything search box. Users can customize this to include headlines and searches from other sites, including Freshmeat and Humorix.
  • FUDMeterTM: Nerdzilla will use sophisticated AI technology to detect FUD, spin, and hype. If detected, the Nerdzilla throbber will change to an animation of Bill Gates being hit by a cream pie (this can be customized).
  • ThrobberMaticTM: The Nerdzilla throbber will be customizable so it reflects the current situation. For instance, if you load a page, the throbber will change to the Bill-Gates-of-Borg picture. If you load a KDE or GNOME page, the throbber will change to a animation of two people throwing flames at eachother. If a page contains an ActiveX applet, the throbber changes to an animation of a nuclear mushroom cloud, along with the caption "RadioActiveX".
  • Ad-Be-GoneTM: JavaScript pop-ups, scrolling message bars, and other annoying advertising vehicles can be turned off. This has been the most requested and anticipated feature of Nerdzilla.
  • WhoNeedsYahoo?TM: Nerdzilla will automatically add and categorize all links referenced on Slashdot, Freshmeat, and other sites to the bookmarks file.

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