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(Online.ie)   16 year old writes webbrowser that magically speeds up download speeds. And plays all music and video in the browser, with 120 search engines built in. His father can beat up your dad, and his car is a perpetual motion device   (online.ie) divider line 216
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2003-01-13 11:51:42 AM
1.5 million total lines of code divided by 730 days = 2055 lines of code per day? That doesn't sound right.
 
2003-01-13 11:51:55 AM
"The browser - known as XWEBS - allows users to borwse while simultaneously watching a DVD movie."

This is way better than that penis enlargement thing. Besides, with a P4 you can borwse with any web borwser and watch a DVD np.
 
2003-01-13 11:53:36 AM
"that penis enlargement thing"

Um.... so I'm told. It's not mine, honestly!
 
2003-01-13 11:54:55 AM
Adnan's parents come from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Coming soon, the US invades .ie

Er... where is .ie anyway?
 
2003-01-13 11:59:23 AM
.ie is Eire. The Republic of Ireland.
 
2003-01-13 12:00:57 PM
.ie is Ireland

Good thing this kid is not in the States or he'd be arrested for "Terroristic Activity".
 
2003-01-13 12:04:00 PM
It was a joke, For the humor impaired.

I actually went to Ireland once. Well, didn't actually go, but thought about it. Ok, ok.. I didn't really think about it, but I did figure that folks in the Fark Forums would get the humor in "where is .ie anyway?"...

*BLAH*
 
2003-01-13 12:10:08 PM
But does the damn thing block pop-ups?

And, when you surf with it, do web sites constantly remind you to "upgrade" to IE in order to fully enjoy their site?

/jaded
 
2003-01-13 12:22:40 PM
Could someone please submit a "Follow-Up" when the kid discovers a cure for cancer, please?
 
2003-01-13 12:51:30 PM
So, this is the SIGN. The 5th sign of the Apocalypse where Ireland Rules the world of programming achievements!

Long Live the Red Headed Programmers!
 
2003-01-13 02:16:06 PM
Check out his boarding school's website

It's not exactly as tech-savvy as its pupils apparently
 
2003-01-13 03:41:48 PM
So how can a browser change the properties of the physical link I have to the Internet?

The whole operation sounds like a cut & paste of various open source projects.
 
2003-01-13 03:44:04 PM
Promoting a bad website is like shiatting on your front porch all the time.
 
2003-01-13 03:45:14 PM
"2055 lines of code per day? That doesn't sound right."

"The whole operation sounds like a cut & paste of various open source projects."

Mystery solved.
 
2003-01-13 04:22:28 PM
I hear his mom just gave him a Hummer...
 
2003-01-13 05:00:37 PM
Well that browser may be well and good... but has anyone used the new Opera 7.0 beta? I think it's a nice browser but it still hase some incompatabilitys that it needs to deal with. Especally in the Javascript sections.
 
2003-01-13 05:15:22 PM
Repeat!
And I hate to point it out, but if he wrote it in C++, half his coding looks like:

#include
#include

main(int argc, char *argv[])
{

char sign;

/* First char... */
printf("1:\n");
fflush(stdin);
sign = getchar();
printf("%c\n",sign);

/* Second... */
printf("2:\n");
fflush(stdin);
sign = getchar();
printf("%c\n",sign);

/* Third... */
printf("3:\n");
fflush(stdin);
sign = getchar();
printf("%c\n",sign);

putchar('\n');
return 0;
}
So, it's not that hard to write 2,500 lines of coding in a day. THat took me all of 5 minutes, and I don't know C++.
It's especialy easy if you use it for other projects, such as a sceience fair. I'd guess he spent 3-4 hours a night on it.

Or he just ripped someone off.
 
2003-01-13 05:16:03 PM
Numberz: Whoo! Good reference to the earlier thread. Gave me a chuckle, anyway.
 
2003-01-13 05:26:14 PM
Loverboy

I've been using Opera 7 (they are on Beta 2 last I checked) since it came out. Way cool browser. (that's what I was eluding to when I wrote way up at the top about pop-ups and web sites begging you to "upgrade" to IE6)

And, CapnUgly, thanks :-) I'm glad somebody thought it was worth a chuckle.
 
2003-01-13 05:28:32 PM
Adnan's parents come from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

He learned all that from reading the Koran?
 
2003-01-13 05:29:45 PM
Man... I needs ta gett me a new fastar webb borwser.

Maybe some reporters need a speel chcker.
 
2003-01-13 05:30:02 PM
Too bad there are already several projects called xwebs...
 
2003-01-13 05:30:46 PM
Sure, but wait until they enable Java Virtual Machines. That oughta kill the speed pretty quickly.
 
2003-01-13 05:31:06 PM
If it doesn't make toast and/or my nipples hard, I'm not interested...
 
2003-01-13 05:31:24 PM
"Among THOE showing an interest is Media Lab Europe, ..."

I don't put much faith in news sources that can't afford a spell checker.
 
2003-01-13 05:31:28 PM
This reminds me a lot of the guy a few years back who scammed Time Warner and a few cable networks out of millions with a supposed technology that could run T1-level bandwidth through normal phone networks ala modems.

They later figured out he had nothing and was rigging demonstrations with coaxial cable of the same type that's been around for decades, and which you can buy from Radio Shack...
 
2003-01-13 05:31:40 PM
Impaler :
The whole operation sounds like a cut & paste of various open source projects.

No doubt. Looks like we've found Bill Gate's demon spawn.
 
2003-01-13 05:31:52 PM
I think for now i'll stick with Phoenix... i'll use IE for checking code while developing, that's about it.
 
2003-01-13 05:32:41 PM
Ironically, the article was apparently written by a 16 year old child. With a reading disability.
 
2003-01-13 05:33:07 PM
Speeds up your downloads? I'd say he incorporated a prog to "uncap" your high-speed internet connection... which you could get away with for about 5 hours or so before your ISP bans you for life.
 
2003-01-13 05:33:37 PM
Dr.Death with your reasoning, I could write a great novel.

Blah blah, it was the best of times. Blah blah, and then he said "hey dude" and stuff. And then something else happened.
Blah blah, it was the best of times. Blah blah, and then he said "hey dude" and stuff. And then something else happened.
Blah blah, it was the best of times. Blah blah, and then he
Blah blah, it was the best of times. Blah blah, and then he said "hey dude" and stuff. And then something else happened.said "hey dude" and stuff. And then something else happened.

Look I just wrote several lines and I don't know anything about writing fiction.

Knowing what something looks like, and how it functions are completely different. And as a C++ programmer I can tell you that 2055 lines of code a day is not trivial.
 
2003-01-13 05:33:43 PM
blah blah blah Phoenix yadda tab browsing yadda no pop-ups yadda, etc., etc., open source, etc.
 
2003-01-13 05:33:58 PM
Furthermore...is anyone really clamoring for a better browser? Isn't that kind of like re-inventing the toaster?
 
2003-01-13 05:34:06 PM
It's all a lie.
 
2003-01-13 05:34:38 PM
"The whole operation sounds like a cut & paste of various open source projects."

Well, that's the POINT of open-source, isn't it?
 
2003-01-13 05:34:39 PM
1.5 million lines of code = 100x more than necessary for a great browser, kid needs to study his OO techniques.
 
2003-01-13 05:35:06 PM
Who uses browers anymore? That's so 5 minutes ago.
 
2003-01-13 05:35:10 PM
RE: 1.5 million total lines of code divided by 730 days = 2055 lines of code per day? That doesn't sound right.

this is easily done if an ide was used. he also could have imported one of the many open source projects.
 
2003-01-13 05:36:27 PM
I've been looking for a new borwser, my existing borwser just isn't good enough.
 
2003-01-13 05:36:39 PM
How does having an IDE affect number of lines of written code? Do you mean SDK? ...Or maybe you were thinking of TLA?
 
2003-01-13 05:36:50 PM
Has anyone found a link to download this???
 
2003-01-13 05:37:37 PM
"The browser - known as XWEBS - allows users to borwse while simultaneously watching a DVD movie."

The article went on to say it will include a grammer nazi style spellchecker.

"Adnan's parents come from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia."

Are white kids even bothering to do anything anymore?

The browser will also include a humor detetor.
 
2003-01-13 05:38:01 PM
If you blame the reporters you also need to blame the editors who cheked it.

At my magazine we have a rule that every piece of type, except for ads, has to go through at least three sets of eyes before it is sent to the printer.
 
2003-01-13 05:38:14 PM
all well and good...
but **cough** HYPE **cough**
i'd like to try it out myself.
 
2003-01-13 05:38:15 PM
Kudos to the headline writer. Pretty funny.
 
2003-01-13 05:39:31 PM
I use Phoenix. I really doubt that his "browser" is all it's cracked up to be in the article. h0ax.
 
2003-01-13 05:41:20 PM
 
2003-01-13 05:42:12 PM
lynx is still the fastest!
 
2003-01-13 05:42:25 PM
01-13-03 05:28:32 PM Davellis
"He learned all that from reading the Koran?"

The Koran is the Code of Allah.... ok is an "upgrade" from Hebrew V1.3, and The Holy Bible (Beta).
 
2003-01-13 05:42:54 PM
GOOGLE SAYS
Your search - +Adnan +xwebs - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:
- Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
- Try different keywords.
- Try more general keywords.
- Try fewer keywords
- Make sure it's not bullshiat
 
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