If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(C|Net)   Apparently having learned nothing from Clippie and Bob, Microsoft creates Inori, the feisty, robot-fighting anime heroine who, they say on "her " Facebook page is "The personification of Internet Explorer"   (news.cnet.com) divider line 93
    More: Asinine, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Inori, Facebook, human equivalent, World Wide Web, image feature, giant robots  
•       •       •

3056 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Nov 2013 at 6:12 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



93 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-11-07 04:30:56 PM  
Meh, I prefer Firefox's mascot more:

webhome.idirect.com
 
2013-11-07 04:34:09 PM  
Hey everyone! My name is Inori and you can think of me as a personification of Internet Explorer. When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow, and awkward girl. However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do. Why don't you get to know me a little better?

No IE, I will not have sex with you.
 
2013-11-07 04:35:30 PM  
She looks like she gets around.  Does she have a NoScript plugin?
 
2013-11-07 04:38:24 PM  
It looks like you're trying to rebrand your crappy web browser.

Would you like help?

- Create irritating "windows-tan" character and invite 4chan to Rule 34 all over her face
- Do nothing
- Punch yourself in the dick five times
 
2013-11-07 04:58:32 PM  
Bloated, dumb, and slow?
 
2013-11-07 05:11:08 PM  
So she just sits there and rubs her pussy?

I can fap to that.
 
2013-11-07 05:11:49 PM  
More like "Ignore-y" amirite?
 
2013-11-07 05:26:43 PM  
www.gamesajare.com
 
2013-11-07 05:34:36 PM  
What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?
 
2013-11-07 06:15:52 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?


Because Internet.

And honestly, yes, it's farking creepy as fark.
 
2013-11-07 06:19:51 PM  
Her name is supposed to be a pun, but the pun doesn't translate to English. Her initials are "Ai E" (IE) but in English it's "Inori Aizawa" (ii ai)
 
2013-11-07 06:21:58 PM  

CygnusDarius: And honestly, yes, it's farking creepy as fark.


Speaking of creepy, look what I found on DA!

fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-11-07 06:22:19 PM  
Too late.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-07 06:23:04 PM  
Does she say "I love you long tiff"?
 
2013-11-07 06:23:32 PM  
Incidentally, this kind of stupid stuff go over well in Asia.
 
2013-11-07 06:30:49 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: CygnusDarius: And honestly, yes, it's farking creepy as fark.

Speaking of creepy, look what I found on DA!

[fc07.deviantart.net image 640x480]


It begins...
 
2013-11-07 06:32:00 PM  
Was it wrong to immediately search for Inori Aizawa rule 34? Should I not have done that?
 
2013-11-07 06:34:05 PM  

red5ish: Was it wrong to immediately search for Inori Aizawa rule 34? Should I not have done that?


Give me a week. By that time I'll have covered most major sub-genres of violation.
 
2013-11-07 06:34:39 PM  
Rule 34, you're up.
 
2013-11-07 06:35:37 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Hey everyone! My name is Inori and you can think of me as a personification of Internet Explorer. When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow, and awkward girl. However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do. Why don't you get to know me a little better?


So she's, like, office hot?
 
2013-11-07 06:41:50 PM  
So no updates for XP (IE8) users then......
picofoldwhore.jpg
 
2013-11-07 06:42:48 PM  
Oh asia. Oh you!!!
 
2013-11-07 06:50:40 PM  

CygnusDarius: Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?

Because Internet.

And honestly, yes, it's farking creepy as fark.


Yep, creepy
 
2013-11-07 06:51:06 PM  
I'df hit it
 
2013-11-07 06:52:17 PM  
"The personification of Internet Explorer"

Suicidal?
 
2013-11-07 06:52:25 PM  
The transformation was a sailor moon rip off.  I am certain I have seen the combat moves in some other anime but I can't remember the name.

Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?


I am pretty certain the preference for teenagers is a japanese cultural thing where characters have to be kawai or whatever the japanese word for cute is.

data1.whicdn.com
 
2013-11-07 06:54:30 PM  

red5ish: Was it wrong to immediately search for Inori Aizawa rule 34? Should I not have done that?


I can't judge.  I went searching for a SFW pic of Inari Vachs to bring to the thread and got... um... distracted.
 
2013-11-07 06:55:09 PM  
It's not like they haven't tried this before.

/still, someone tell Microsoft's marketing department they're trying too hard
 
2013-11-07 07:02:17 PM  

snake_beater: It's not like they haven't tried this before.

/still, someone tell Microsoft's marketing department they're trying too hard


In June, they had a cross promotional Surface anime advert with "Ghost in the Shell"
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-surface-promoted-with-new-ghost -i n-the-shell-anime-short-in-japan
 
2013-11-07 07:20:58 PM  
members.iinet.net.au

OS-tans are nothing new.
 
2013-11-07 07:34:20 PM  
Windows 7-tan was moe as fark.
 
2013-11-07 07:38:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?


Yes. Because women aren't equally as creepy...

www.moneyandshit.com
 
2013-11-07 07:50:20 PM  
Huh. I'm running the RC for IE 11, and it's not bloated, dumb, or slow at all. Interesting.
 
2013-11-07 07:54:39 PM  

FormlessOne: Huh. I'm running the RC for IE 11, and it's not bloated, dumb, or slow at all. Interesting.


SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH IE SUCKED AT ONE TIME SO CLEARLY IT ALWAYS WILL
 
2013-11-07 07:58:55 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-11-07 08:02:09 PM  
I hate most anime. There I said it.
 
2013-11-07 08:17:53 PM  
funny she doesn't look like she has a mental disability
 
2013-11-07 08:23:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?


From the article:

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the anime character was created by Microsoft Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2013.

I have a hard time being judgmental about the company creating basically a localized ad campaign with extra elaboration to include it in a specific event.  This is basically the equivalent of a local mattress store doing their ad with all the actors wearing football helmets when they know they're going to show it during the game.

Not so much a creepy new thing as standard operating procedure for every company ever when participating in themed events.
 
2013-11-07 08:26:15 PM  
My 11 year old daughter likes anime and stuff. I showed this to her and she liked the art. I asked if it made her want to try Internet Explorer. "No, I like Google Chrome," she said dismissively.
 
2013-11-07 08:32:58 PM  
 Hey everyone! My name is Inori and you can think of me as a personification of Internet Explorer. When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow, and awkward girl. However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do. Why don't you get to know me a little better?

 Yeah, the ad is stupid and a little creepy, but at least they're willing to admit IE6 sucked.
 
2013-11-07 08:36:32 PM  
Hooray, they are finally listening to the person who had a good idea back in 1995.  This will be sure to kick Netscape's ass.
 
2013-11-07 08:42:25 PM  
I tried to get with Inori but all her good ports were blocked.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-07 08:48:43 PM  

Bossk'sSegway: I tried to get with Inori but all her good ports were blocked.


All my requests to her were 403'd.
 
2013-11-07 08:52:21 PM  
A mascot that just downloads Firefox? That's pretty boring.
 
2013-11-07 08:55:27 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Benevolent Misanthrope: What... the... FARK??  What is it with men and animated underage girls?  And why would you want to make a Japanese child-sex fantasy the embodiment of any piece of software?

From the article:

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the anime character was created by Microsoft Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2013.

I have a hard time being judgmental about the company creating basically a localized ad campaign with extra elaboration to include it in a specific event.  This is basically the equivalent of a local mattress store doing their ad with all the actors wearing football helmets when they know they're going to show it during the game.

Not so much a creepy new thing as standard operating procedure for every company ever when participating in themed events.



You're talking to a thread full of folks who froth at the mouth whenever Microsoft does anything - Microsoft is the proverbial "biatch eating crackers like she owns the place" - so, yeah, although it's a cool and well-targeted campaign for a specific event, this thread's bound to be full of "IE sucked a decade ago, so I must HATE IT NOW!" folks.
 
2013-11-07 09:02:32 PM  
My god. I mean, someone has to have known how this would come across, and yet...here we are.
 
2013-11-07 09:22:35 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: CygnusDarius: And honestly, yes, it's farking creepy as fark.

Speaking of creepy, look what I found on DA!


It's like she's screaming "help, I'm about to be molested by a serial killer".
/Never liked anime.
//People still use IE?
 
2013-11-07 09:23:37 PM  

FormlessOne: Huh. I'm running the RC for IE 11, and it's not bloated, dumb, or slow at all. Interesting.


My work just upgraded to IE 9. Let me say that in a different way.  Up until a few months ago, I was using IE8.
 
2013-11-07 09:25:59 PM  
*watches video*

anongallery.org
 
2013-11-07 09:44:54 PM  
A friend of me complained about how unrealistic she is. Why doesn't one of the baddies use a XML exploit (I think that is what he said; not a CS guy,) to get around her shielding?
 
Displayed 50 of 93 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report