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(Some Guy)   Last year: man concocts hoax site that supposedly allows people to turn his xmas lights on and off via the net. This year: he does it for real to raise money for Celiac Disease research (click to try it)   (komar.org) divider line 124
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2005-12-12 03:20:52 PM  
Heh, it detects when you are coming from FARK.
 
2005-12-12 03:21:55 PM  
Hey, EvilEgg, I think this might be the first time a house gets farked.
 
2005-12-12 03:23:12 PM  
[image from prod.campuscruiser.com too old to be available]
 
2005-12-12 03:25:20 PM  
Ha, it welcomes farkers
 
2005-12-12 03:27:04 PM  
It is, perhaps, one of the worst designed sites I have ever seen. A drunk chimp could've made a better looking site.

But I guess it's the thought that counts.
 
2005-12-12 03:27:10 PM  
Awesome, a welcome message. :)
 
2005-12-12 03:27:28 PM  
In other news, "gullible" has been left out of the online version of dictionary.com, a subtle nod to the classic trick.

I dont' doubt that he might be giving money generated by ads, etc. to charity (the guy's a goof, but not evil)... but I'm surprised that anyone would still believe that website is anything but a gag after the last couple years.
 
2005-12-12 03:38:41 PM  
awesome...I just like the personalized message...neato
 
2005-12-12 03:39:11 PM  
The welcome message kinda freaked me out. If he's ready for us, why are the cams offline?
 
2005-12-12 03:40:42 PM  
Karmacidal: If he's ready for us

Probably cause it's bright daylight in MST areas. We don't have sunset at 1:30 like you Alaskans do in December. :)
 
2005-12-12 03:41:13 PM  
The welcome message kinda freaked me out. If he's ready for us, why are the cams offline?

daytime, maybe?
 
2005-12-12 03:42:02 PM  
ThatDevGuy

you type fast.
 
2005-12-12 03:42:02 PM  
He's looking at you EvilEgg

[image from img330.imageshack.us too old to be available]

Okay, maybe chapter 3 could have lost the whole 'juxtaposition of Anne Frank and Bea Arthur' but it's a pretty great novel nonetheless.

/oh, pretty lights!
 
2005-12-12 03:42:18 PM  
He turns it on at 4PM MST, which makes sense for a light display.
 
2005-12-12 03:43:09 PM  
I have Celiac. It's not fun. No wheat, oats, barely= no beer. I found out I had after I went on a 9 week beer bender in college and thought I had an ulcer. Now I can only partake in moderation, if that.
 
2005-12-12 03:44:11 PM  
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2005-12-12 03:45:36 PM  
So_it_goes: Okay, maybe chapter 3 could have lost the whole 'juxtaposition of Anne Frank and Bea Arthur' but it's a pretty great novel nonetheless.

That chimp is sober, give him a fifth of potato vodka and then see how well he codes.
 
2005-12-12 03:49:56 PM  
goodgollymissholly

Bard's Tale Brewery makes gluten free beer. Tastes like real beer, it's just a little extra bubbly.

www.bardsbeer.com, I think. It's blocked by Surf Control here at work.

/My dad and brother have Celiac's
//Woo! Dodged that genetic bullet!
 
2005-12-12 03:51:09 PM  
goodgollymissholly: I have Celiac. It's not fun.

A friend of mine has it. She looks on the bright side - between that and lactose intolerance, she absolutely cannot gain weight.
 
2005-12-12 04:07:21 PM  
Here is a video from 2002 that he links to of the house:

http://media.putfile.com/WizardsofWinter-SM

I have to admit, that is pretty cool.
 
2005-12-12 04:14:16 PM  
Wait, I stand corrected. That was another guy's display using a different (faster) switching system. Still pretty cool, though.
 
2005-12-12 04:37:12 PM  
Great idea, great cause.

I hope we fark his house though.
 
2005-12-12 05:59:01 PM  
this is awesome.

anyone can make a site detect. a few sites have anti-fark referrer checkers and display different pages; same with slashdot, etc. unless you have a plugin to turn off referrers that is.
 
2005-12-12 06:03:25 PM  
Finally someone gives me props for being a TotalFarker.
 
2005-12-12 06:09:03 PM  
Move the car dude!
 
2005-12-12 06:34:37 PM  
I love this!
 
2005-12-12 06:35:09 PM  
Scotty: We've been FARK'ed - MAXIMUM power to all 5 web servers!
 
2005-12-12 06:36:46 PM  
This is great. Who the hell said there is an attack on christmas? They obviously don't know how to fark. Fark off Christmas War inventors! Go hannukah!
 
2005-12-12 06:37:07 PM  
Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on fark
 
F42
2005-12-12 06:37:20 PM  
Fool me once...
 
2005-12-12 06:37:54 PM  
i liked making it say hulk smash. I have simple pleasures.
 
2005-12-12 06:38:43 PM  
EvilEgg: That chimp is sober, give him a fifth of potato vodka and then see how well he codes.

I tried that experiment with my chimp. He came up with:

"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. In the first forty days a boy had been with him. But after forty days without a fish the boy's parents had told him BANANAS BANANAS BANANAS..."
 
2005-12-12 06:39:08 PM  
From fazed, super cool christmas lights. One show is better than the other but it is greatness


http://www.fazed.org/video/view/?id=128

http://www.fazed.org/video/view/?id=125

http://snopes.com/photos/arts/xmaslights.asp
 
2005-12-12 06:39:20 PM  
Dude. I *have* celiac sprue/DH. Seriously.
 
2005-12-12 06:47:26 PM  
Got to love the handwritten sign on his desk with Fark on it.
 
2005-12-12 06:47:57 PM  
that must be the most annoying website I've ever seen.
 
2005-12-12 06:48:26 PM  
I see you.
 
2005-12-12 06:48:58 PM  
"I have Celiac. It's not fun. No wheat, oats, barely= no beer. I found out I had after I went on a 9 week beer bender in college and thought I had an ulcer. Now I can only partake in moderation, if that."

Uhh just a note to the kids out thar a 9 week bender will do this to anyone.

Drink bud, Its got a lot of rice in it, so less barly... unless that genetic defect puts hops on the list too, But since they are not related to wheat I don't see that.

On topic, it's nifty that the guy actually made it work this year.
 
2005-12-12 06:50:10 PM  
This is the sort of thing that makes the intarweb so farking fantabulistically awesome.
 
2005-12-12 06:55:18 PM  
100% real this year guys ... but hey, I would be skeptical of anything I say! ;-)

Recommend you read some of the local media reports - needless to say, they were a little more thorough this year. The Rocky Mountain News one is especially good - they made 5 trips out here including one "secret" one.

Their conclusion: It's a real as the almost $3,000 I have raised for the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research.

P.S. Load factor on main server is currently hovering between 50-60. Other servers are looking good. Glad I asked Scotty to get some extra Dilithium Cystals ...
 
2005-12-12 06:55:33 PM  
he's sitting there with a fark sign

haha

nice.
 
2005-12-12 06:57:33 PM  
Im going to try to break the inflatable snow man.

ahhhh
 
2005-12-12 06:59:07 PM  
"Don't annoy the neighbors too much!"

This is an order I choose to ignore.
 
2005-12-12 07:04:21 PM  
And Frosty's ALIIIIVE!
 
2005-12-12 07:06:05 PM  
does the FARK X mean he's mad at us?
 
2005-12-12 07:06:58 PM  
Farkin' cool, man. Very cool.

[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]

I'm leary about throwing my credit card numbers around. Is there a paypal fund?

/Yeah... Sorry for being picky.
 
2005-12-12 07:08:49 PM  
"X" usually means off... hence "FARK OFF" ???
And what is he looking at?
 
2005-12-12 07:08:56 PM  
hulkster: 100% real this year guys ... but hey, I would be skeptical of anything I say! ;-)

Great site pal, and for a teriffic cause at that. I hope you raise mucho dinero. Give the kiddos my best.
 
2005-12-12 07:09:46 PM  
baschalove: And what is he looking at?

My guess: his computer.
 
2005-12-12 07:10:03 PM  
"No baschalove"

cool
 
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