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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:

img1.fark.net  Two religious figures missing from their graves. Is it Easter already? img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Skeptic extraordinaire and scientific investigator "The Amazing Randi" comes out of the closet. I'll be in debunk  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  German diocese probes sex abuse allegations, choir boys  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  "A shirtless man thrashing a large sword and armed with throwing knives gave himself up outside a lumber-supply store." This headline oozes testosterone  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Old Bridge old bridge repair repairs fragment fragments, state State Police police speaker, speaking  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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

img1.fark.net  Playboy models =36-25-36. Al qaeda models = C4-25-36  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Psychologist invents butt bra. Hmmm. Nouveau cheek?  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Grocery store customer gives kidney to cashier. Why don't people use a debit card like everyone else  img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Michelle Wie signs endorsement deal with McDonalds, meals will now be really good at the beginning then make you choke at the end  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Tiger Woods pairs up with Couples. Kinky  img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  Smoking and dyeing your hair are linked to liver disease. So it's a case of liver dye  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Bullies pick on unpopular kids, according to study by nerdy, friendless, pimpled, weird scientist with a squeaky voice and four eyes  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur. Say it's distinguished by its love of NASCAR, tendency to monophthongize diphthongs  img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  Columbo to sue construction company. Behold the power of Falk  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Susan Boyle eyes new house, presumably of the international pancake variety  img.fark.net

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


Politics:

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  The small print: tampons fall under taxable items with ObamaCare. Republicans warned you there'd be strings attached  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net


Music:

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl was hospitalized for drinking too much...........coffee. ROCK AND ROLL  img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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?  img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  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  img.fark.net
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2010-03-29 03:11:57 PM  
Is an app really need for an iphone or Android device? as someone who has both on a 3g network since when is it so hard to pull up fark.com and scroll through the pages? Fark isn't an overly hard website to pull up, especially if you have a bookmark, due to it being not littered with a ton of ads or things bogging it down? The 3g networks can easily pull up the webpage in a matter of seconds.

Sorry but $1.99 is a ridiculous price nor is it far from being needed. I do have to hand it to Drew though he has been milking this place dry lately. Between super flame bait topics, more trolls than you can count, page views going up, and no end in sight for the madness he has done well to make sure he is banking left and right.

/get the free apps listed above
//or bookmark pages on your web app
 
2010-03-29 03:12:27 PM  
The DIGG app is free.

/just sayin
 
2010-03-29 03:13:30 PM  
DarkSkyForever: Â Cool headlines. Â

Yeah, that's a glitch in the matrix somewhere. I tried to fix something and ended up broking something else.
 
2010-03-29 03:14:58 PM  
El Chode: 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.

You can take the driver out of Pennsylvania, but you can't take the Pennsylvania out of the driver.
 
2010-03-29 03:19:53 PM  
johnnyboog: Any word on a GOOD Android App?

As of right now there are two apps in the marketplace for Fark. Haven't used either.
 
2010-03-29 03:21:34 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.


just wait till sunday...
 
2010-03-29 03:25:00 PM  
Two bucks for that app? Oh jeez. Okay. Let's see...okay this is actually kind of cool. Alright I have no problem dropping the two bucks then. Gives me something else to read on my smoke breaks other than USA Today. Though that one was free....
 
2010-03-29 03:26:07 PM  
johnnyboog: Any word on a GOOD Android App?

lady_nocturne: +1 for this. Seriously.

Some of us are working on it, but we've gotten sidelined at the moment talking with the admins as to what's in the API, what isn't, functionality, process, etc.

But we haven't given up, so don't worry. =P
 
2010-03-29 03:26:14 PM  
Heh, you want me to pay for that app? Fark off. Not even Facebook charges for a little damn reader. Thanks but no thanks. I'll just keep Farking through the phone's browser.
 
2010-03-29 03:31:23 PM  
Your indignant, impotent rage feeds Drew's bank account too.
 
2010-03-29 03:32:18 PM  
Does the app work with TFD? We shall see.
 
2010-03-29 03:32:31 PM  
GoldSpider: Your indignant, impotent rage feeds Drew's bank account too.

Yes, but he pays a hefty service charge for vitriolic deposits.

Muahahaha!
 
2010-03-29 03:33:42 PM  
I warned you about the possible pitfalls of rooting for Duke.
 
2010-03-29 03:33:53 PM  
Just downloaded the app. nice work team. Needs TF though ;)
 
2010-03-29 03:37:09 PM  
++Droid, please.
 
2010-03-29 03:37:10 PM  
$1.99???

www.inquisitr.com
 
2010-03-29 03:44:39 PM  
Weaps: Two bucks for that app? Oh jeez. Okay. Let's see...okay this is actually kind of cool. Alright I have no problem dropping the two bucks then. Gives me something else to read on my smoke breaks other than USA Today. Though that one was free....

i see you on the locator thing!
 
2010-03-29 03:45:28 PM  
docmattic: Please, oh please tell me you're not surprised by that.

Not surprised. It's par for the course. But I am disappoint.
 
2010-03-29 03:45:52 PM  
Will the TF version of the app send you a trainwreck alert?
 
2010-03-29 03:45:59 PM  
GoldSpider: Your indignant, impotent rage feeds Drew's bank account too.

I'm happy to. Drew has given me enough laughs that he should be living large.
 
2010-03-29 03:46:06 PM  
I got a pop-up ad on FARK! The world is going to start crumbling down!!! This is an outrage!!

Being a troll
 
2010-03-29 03:57:16 PM  
Mordis: Will the TF version of the app send you a trainwreck alert?

that would be awesome, especially if it had a choo-choo alert tone
 
2010-03-29 04:09:39 PM  
Drathus: johnnyboog: Any word on a GOOD Android App?

lady_nocturne: +1 for this. Seriously.

Some of us are working on it, but we've gotten sidelined at the moment talking with the admins as to what's in the API, what isn't, functionality, process, etc.

But we haven't given up, so don't worry. =P


You are a god among nerds.
 
2010-03-29 04:14:36 PM  
$1.99 lolol YEAH OK
 
2010-03-29 04:22:44 PM  
missmarsha:

i see you on the locator thing!


Well, yeah that's kind of the point of it. Also I see YOU on the locator thing. Nice to prove that I'm at work, if my Boss was a Farker. And had an iPhone.

Also, what I see of you on the locator thing kind of doesn't really match where your profile says you are ;)
 
2010-03-29 04:26:49 PM  
You farking cheapskates won't dish out $2 for an app? Go build your own then, freeloading commies
 
2010-03-29 04:30:03 PM  
I'm surprised it isn't tree fiddy.
 
2010-03-29 04:31:54 PM  
I've had a bookmark for Fark on my iPhone home page since Day 1. It even has the Fark "F" icon. Haven't tried TF but why wouldn't it work? Best of all, it was free.

/Drew gets my $5/mo, fine enough for my conscious.
 
2010-03-29 04:32:15 PM  
HaywoodJablonski: You farking cheapskates won't dish out $2 for an app? Go build your own then, freeloading commies

To be fair, it's not that I wouldn't dish out $2 for an app. It's that I won't dish out $100 for an iPhone.
 
2010-03-29 04:38:13 PM  
netweavr: HaywoodJablonski: You farking cheapskates won't dish out $2 for an app? Go build your own then, freeloading commies

To be fair, it's not that I wouldn't dish out $2 for an app. It's that I won't dish out $100 for an iPhone.


I agree with you, as a devout Blackberry user
 
2010-03-29 04:43:34 PM  
Is there a mailing list we can get on for notification of the Android app?
 
2010-03-29 04:48:14 PM  
I would also like to voice support for a blackberry app.
 
2010-03-29 04:53:38 PM  
"This app may contain objectional material" Sweet!

/Downloading now
 
2010-03-29 04:54:48 PM  
bighairyguy: "This app may contain objectional material" Sweet!

/Downloading now


I object!
 
2010-03-29 05:07:15 PM  
Is there a TF ap. I'd just use the browser but it insists I'm not logged in (I am) and I can't figure out how to comment or even get into TFD.
 
2010-03-29 05:11:30 PM  
http://www.fark.com/pda/

you're welcome

\your welcome
/your welcome

so there, I'm covered.
 
2010-03-29 05:20:39 PM  
So if you get a chance check it out, you can see that I'm currently in Charleston, South Carolina right now.

As an anti-social networker, I refuse to check where any given person may be at any given time. (But I will know their velocity.)
 
2010-03-29 05:21:08 PM  
To those that say "Why can't you afford 1.99$"

Well, because you can just open the browser and view Fark FOR FREE

Why the fark would I pay someone 2$ for something I can access just as easily for free? That would be like charging someone a dollar to go in through the main door, when there is a 2nd door 10 feet away that costs nothing.
 
2010-03-29 05:23:02 PM  
another TFer was awesome enough to find this for those of you who have droids. when we find our who it is im sure they will post a link to where you can send your $1.99 to his/her paypal.


Reposting the link from TFD for the Liters.

Link (new window)
 
2010-03-29 05:37:22 PM  
brightestfell: another TFer was awesome enough to find this for those of you who have droids. when we find our who it is im sure they will post a link to where you can send your $1.99 to his/her paypal.


Reposting the link from TFD for the Liters.

Link (new window)


Wow, blocked at work... :(
 
2010-03-29 05:38:22 PM  
Good to see Drew cares enough to not even post a direct link to iFark.
 
2010-03-29 05:41:20 PM  
Morchella: I'd just use the browser but it insists I'm not logged in (I am) and I can't figure out how to comment or even get into TFD.

Never mind. I just tried again and it works. Last time I tried the full, non PDA TF (months ago), it wouldn't go into a non-green forum no how no way. Now it does.
 
2010-03-29 05:51:47 PM  
I'd like to be able to close an opened safari window on my iphone back to totalfark without safari crashing and forcing me to re-enter my un/pw.
 
2010-03-29 06:23:22 PM  
great. Just got an iPhone a week ago, and I was just starting to become productive with it.

now i'm screwed.

Will give it a try anyway... cheers
 
2010-03-29 06:29:29 PM  
TheGhostofFarkPast: Is an app really need for an iphone or Android device? as someone who has both on a 3g network since when is it so hard to pull up fark.com and scroll through the pages? Fark isn't an overly hard website to pull up, especially if you have a bookmark, due to it being not littered with a ton of ads or things bogging it down? The 3g networks can easily pull up the webpage in a matter of seconds.

Sorry but $1.99 is a ridiculous price nor is it far from being needed. I do have to hand it to Drew though he has been milking this place dry lately. Between super flame bait topics, more trolls than you can count, page views going up, and no end in sight for the madness he has done well to make sure he is banking left and right.

/get the free apps listed above
//or bookmark pages on your web app


I'm not getting the app, but 2 dollars is never, ever, a 'ridiculous' price for anything. Good lord it's 8 quarters. There are homeless people that are giggling at that post.
 
2010-03-29 06:33:58 PM  
I_C_Weener: Wow. 3 top headlines in one week. I'm more popular than John Lennon. Of course he's dead the walrus.

Not sure if I want to open this door. It's hard enough keep my eyes on the ball and stay off fark when the only opportunity is when I'm on one of my actual computers. I fail in this respect every day as it is, so I might just try the free reader first.
 
2010-03-29 06:42:35 PM  
iPhone post test
 
2010-03-29 06:44:32 PM  
New iPhone app huh? That explains why my non-iPhone all of sudden is pulling up the non-mobile version of Fark. Drew is making me buy an iPhone!
 
2010-03-29 07:26:41 PM  
The Fark Locator keeps making the app crash on my phone. NOW how am I supposed to find hot sexy men in my area?
 
2010-03-29 08:39:46 PM  
Testing from the app.

WTF is up with the locator thing?
what is (on air) icon doing?
This comments posting screen needs to be better.
 
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