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Duke sucks, a new iPhone app for Fark, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 3/21 - 3/27 
Posted by Drew at 2010-03-29 1:15:13 PM, edited 2010-03-29 4:07:48 PM (109 comments) | Permalink
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Folks have been asking me forever about a Fark iPhone app. A few months back we realized we weren't likely to have time to work on one in-house, so we opened development up to third party folks. A couple friends of mine cranked one out called Fark Not News that I really like, mainly because there's a Fark Locator component on there that makes it easier to see where other Farkers are and where Fark parties are (all opt-in features, by the way). So if you get a chance check it out, you can see that I'm currently in Charleston, South Carolina right now.

There are a few other Farkers working on Android apps, and no doubt others that are working on iPhone apps. If you're interested in doing anything like that as well, drop me an email and I'll give you the details. Our API is kinda primitive at the moment, but it's workable.

In the news this week, the arrest of members of the Hutaree group mean that some of the earlier investigative pieces done over the last 30 years get to be dusted off and updated for 2010. They're suddenly relevant again, so you'll be hearing a lot more about them for a few weeks. The investigative pieces are usually well-researched, but it'll jump the shark the moment your local news network starts the paranoid inquiries on how to spot militia members that MAY BE LIVING NEXT TO YOU.

Hats off to West Virginia for playing well and defeating the Kentucky Wildcats. It hurt, but not as much as seeing Duke advance (yes, I know I rooted for them, but only long enough for Kentucky to knock them out of the tournament). Hopefully West Virginia will step it up against Duke, who really, really, really sucks. Just not enough to be defeated. Yet.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-03-21 to Sat 2010-03-27:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Two religious figures missing from their graves. Is it Easter already? [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Skeptic extraordinaire and scientific investigator "The Amazing Randi" comes out of the closet. I'll be in debunk  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  German diocese probes sex abuse allegations, choir boys  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  "A shirtless man thrashing a large sword and armed with throwing knives gave himself up outside a lumber-supply store." This headline oozes testosterone  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Old Bridge old bridge repair repairs fragment fragments, state State Police police speaker, speaking  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Sixteen railway cars and whaddaya get / A runaway train and deeper in debt / St. Peter don't ya call me 'cuz no one's on board / They crashed into an Oslo fjord  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Sydney residents warned to be on the lookout for the woman who has been indecently assaulting men before robbing them. Subby was a victim of this on Tuesday and Wednesday, but couldn't find her when he went back yesterday

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Playboy models =36-25-36. Al qaeda models = C4-25-36  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  I'm not sure what the warning signs of a problem drinker are, but "tried to revive a dead possum" has got to be one of them  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Psychologist invents butt bra. Hmmm. Nouveau cheek?  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Grocery store customer gives kidney to cashier. Why don't people use a debit card like everyone else  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Michelle Wie signs endorsement deal with McDonalds, meals will now be really good at the beginning then make you choke at the end  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Those observing him practice in advance of The Masters agree that Tiger Woods' driving is better than ever. About four months too late, I'd say  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Tiger Woods pairs up with Couples. Kinky  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Smoking and dyeing your hair are linked to liver disease. So it's a case of liver dye  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Bullies pick on unpopular kids, according to study by nerdy, friendless, pimpled, weird scientist with a squeaky voice and four eyes  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur. Say it's distinguished by its love of NASCAR, tendency to monophthongize diphthongs  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Showbiz:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Columbo to sue construction company. Behold the power of Falk  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Susan Boyle eyes new house, presumably of the international pancake variety  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Bono is the worst investor in America. What would you expect from a guy who can't count to four in Spanish?  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Joe Biden uses the f-word during the signing of the healthcare reform bill, which by law automatically revokes the bill and means Sarah Palin is now president  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  The small print: tampons fall under taxable items with ObamaCare. Republicans warned you there'd be strings attached  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  A coffin on your lawn isn't a "threat", it's a "prayer vigil". You know, a prayer vigil where we all get together and pray that you die  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Music:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Interview with GWAR frontman, who discusses upcoming crack-a-thon concert to raise money to pay off existing crack debts and, ideally, begin new ones  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  KC and the Sunshine band co-founder arrested by Milwaukee police, because the way (uh-huh uh-huh) he liked it (uh-huh uh-huh), was with underaged boys  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl was hospitalized for drinking too much...........coffee. ROCK AND ROLL  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Baby slings to be pulled from the market after consumers complain that the slings aren't even elastic enough to shoot the babies over the roof  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  China says Google is not God. Oh yeah? If I ask Google to find me porn, it does. Has your God ever found you porn, China?  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  SEC regulators criticized for watching porn on their computers while the economy was tanking. Regulators deny guilt, claim that watching people get mercilessly screwed is their job description  [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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2010-03-29 01:21:23 PM  
*happydance*
 
2010-03-29 01:23:55 PM  
an iphone app you say? hmm interesting.
 
2010-03-29 01:36:49 PM  
Wow. 3 top headlines in one week. I'm more popular than John Lennon. Of course he's dead.
 
2010-03-29 01:37:31 PM  
Duke Sucks? I think not
 
2010-03-29 01:37:55 PM  
I_C_Weener: Wow. 3 top headlines in one week. I'm more popular than John Lennon. Of course he's dead.

So is the person Lennon was more popular than.
 
2010-03-29 01:40:06 PM  
Masterdog: I_C_Weener: Wow. 3 top headlines in one week. I'm more popular than John Lennon. Of course he's dead.

So is the person Lennon was more popular than.


I win!!!! At least until this Sunday.
 
2010-03-29 01:42:49 PM  
How's come dull headlines like this get greenlit so fast while...

Oh, wait.

Never mind.
 
2010-03-29 01:45:40 PM  
I would like to see a Blackberry app as well.
 
2010-03-29 01:47:01 PM  
make me some tea: I would like to see a Blackberry app as well.

I would as well

/ME TOO
 
2010-03-29 01:48:50 PM  
And Windows Mobile gets the short end of the stick again.
 
2010-03-29 01:50:00 PM  
SurfaceTension: make me some tea: I would like to see a Blackberry app as well.

I would as well

/ME TOO


Me three.
 
2010-03-29 01:50:14 PM  
Alacritous: And Windows Mobile gets the short end of the stick again.

That's because WiMo is the short end of the stick. =P
 
2010-03-29 02:05:44 PM  
Now I can troll while I'm using my iPhone while driving 10 mph under the speed limit in the left lane refusing to move over because you all should of just left earlier.
 
2010-03-29 02:07:00 PM  
IT COSTS MONEY! RIOT!
 
2010-03-29 02:08:29 PM  
Noo i don't wanna pay for it!!! fail!!
 
2010-03-29 02:09:29 PM  
Any word on a GOOD Android App?
 
2010-03-29 02:12:20 PM  
So you're selling an app to locate fatties on GPS? I guess that'd make it easier to avoid them. Provided you don't get sucked in by the gravitational pull.
 
2010-03-29 02:13:20 PM  
Fark Not News wants its two dollars.
 
2010-03-29 02:14:32 PM  
Here is the direct link to the Fark Not News app, we welcome your feedback.

Fark Not News for iPhone and iPod Touch (new window)
 
2010-03-29 02:16:04 PM  
Does no one else use the free Mobile Reader for FARK or Mobile Reader for FARK Pro iPhone Apps? They're made by Rade Eccles. Those have been out for a bit.

I've used it for a few weeks, and I've been happy with it, especially free. Has tabs you can slide to get from Not News to Business, Geek, etc. I haven't used the Pro version, but it has no ads, and a few other features.
 
2010-03-29 02:16:51 PM  
old bridge headline is priceless
 
2010-03-29 02:18:05 PM  
Masterdog: I_C_Weener: Wow. 3 top headlines in one week. I'm more popular than John Lennon. Of course he's dead.

So is the person Lennon was more popular than.


Sliced bread? I think not!
 
2010-03-29 02:25:18 PM  
I have the iphone app and love it. Used it today at the dentist to fight off boredom.
 
2010-03-29 02:25:44 PM  
$1.99? MADNESS!
 
2010-03-29 02:27:31 PM  
The_Six_Fingered_Man: $1.99? MADNESS!

It is March, after all.
 
2010-03-29 02:28:21 PM  
A little Symbian love would be nice too, but I won't be holding my breath.

Duke sucks, hope they continue to do so (live in WV).
 
2010-03-29 02:29:42 PM  
The Crepes of Wrath: The_Six_Fingered_Man: $1.99? MADNESS!

It is March, after all.


Meh. I can surf Fark just fine on Safari. I have adapted and will not change for ANY PRICE! Free is not a price
 
2010-03-29 02:30:43 PM  
The_Six_Fingered_Man: The Crepes of Wrath: The_Six_Fingered_Man: $1.99? MADNESS!

It is March, after all.

Meh. I can surf Fark just fine on Safari. I have adapted and will not change for ANY PRICE! Free is not a price


Was going to say this, thankfully I refreshed first!
 
2010-03-29 02:31:27 PM  
make me some tea: I would like to see a Blackberry app as well.

Yes please.
 
2010-03-29 02:31:46 PM  
Oh good. an App, finally.

i don't mind paying $1.99 if it feeds app makers.
 
2010-03-29 02:34:33 PM  
I've had the app for a little while and my only complaint about it so far is that there isn't any way to get to TFD. (at least i haven't figured that out yet)
 
2010-03-29 02:35:26 PM  
AlwaysRightBoy: make me some tea: I would like to see a Blackberry app as well.

Yes please.


Third'd
 
2010-03-29 02:45:16 PM  
A Fark iPhone app is relevant to my interests.

/off to install
 
2010-03-29 02:46:29 PM  
 Cool headlines. Â
 
2010-03-29 02:46:49 PM  
...until I see that it's $1.99.

/no thanks
//never paid for an app
 
2010-03-29 02:46:50 PM  
You crazy kids with your technologies and Iphones.
 
2010-03-29 02:49:40 PM  
blackminded: ...until I see that it's $1.99.

/no thanks
//never paid for an app


Congratulations?
 
2010-03-29 02:51:36 PM  
oldebayer: How's come dull headlines like this get greenlit so fast while...

Oh, wait.

Never mind.


I know whaty you mean. It wouldn't even make for a good t shirt
 
2010-03-29 02:52:15 PM  
I have a beef with the FarkLocator. America isn't big enough on that map.
 
2010-03-29 02:52:16 PM  
brightestfell: I've had the app for a little while and my only complaint about it so far is that there isn't any way to get to TFD. (at least i haven't figured that out yet)

THIS
 
2010-03-29 02:54:20 PM  
Alacritous: And Windows Mobile gets the short end of the stick again.

Please, oh please tell me you're not surprised by that.
 
2010-03-29 02:55:20 PM  
The_Six_Fingered_Man: $1.99? MADNESS!

MADNESS? THIS IS DREW!

idp05.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-29 02:56:46 PM  
two bucks for a app? Next thing you know they will be charging you five bucks a month to see redlit articles....
 
2010-03-29 02:57:11 PM  
johnnyboog: Any word on a GOOD Android App?

+1 for this. Seriously.

/although at 480x854 on my Droid, I ain't really complaining ALL that much
//just wish the ads weren't so obnoxious
 
2010-03-29 03:01:08 PM  
If 'has your God ever found you porn, China' doesn't make a return appearance in December, something is wrong.
 
2010-03-29 03:02:01 PM  
There is a free Mobile Reader for FARK which can be downloaded here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobile-reader-for-fark/id352661609?mt=8

There is also a .99 version which is much faster, has social network integration, the ability to save favorites, and no ads which can be downloaded here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobile-reader-pro-for-fark/id359008030?mt=8
 
2010-03-29 03:03:36 PM  
lady_nocturne: johnnyboog: Any word on a GOOD Android App?

+1 for this. Seriously.


Mark it +2, Dude.
 
2010-03-29 03:08:55 PM  
One of my submitted headlines is there. Can you guess which one? I'll give you a hint: It's the one that you find to be the most clever of the bunch.

 
2010-03-29 03:09:40 PM  
No TF on either iphone app.
 
2010-03-29 03:11:41 PM  
Did I miss something?
My Fark iPhone app was FREE.
 
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