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September 28, 2010 4:12 PM   Subscribe

erkie A bookmarklet that lets you destroy ads and other parts of the page asteroids-style by moving around with the arrow keys and shooting with the spacebar.
posted by Deathalicious (20 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
that was surprisingly satisfying
posted by toodleydoodley at 4:17 PM on September 28, 2010


I was going to comment on this, but I blew up the textarea :(
posted by ryoshu at 4:29 PM on September 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


they don't break down into smaller & harder to shoot ads, do they?
posted by Hoenikker at 4:29 PM on September 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I came here specifically to blow things up on the Blue.
posted by Michael Roberts at 4:37 PM on September 28, 2010


Earlier today I found an exploit on MetaFilter that let me post JavaScript executable links on my profile. Of course, I immediately informed pb and he patched that shit right up.

Had I discovered this little gem first, I would've quietly installed it on there for my own amusement, and not said a word about it to nobody.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 4:41 PM on September 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's fun to use on facebook because there are so many things there to shoot, but it starts to get pretty laggy.
posted by Deflagro at 4:42 PM on September 28, 2010


No new level after you've blown everything up? *grin*
posted by ralenys at 4:46 PM on September 28, 2010


Yes very satisfying. Kind of emphasizes how much useless crap there is in web pages. Needs sound effects, though.
posted by carter at 5:11 PM on September 28, 2010


Let's see you blow this comment up!!!
posted by shii at 5:59 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Needs sound effects, though.

You're supposed to provide those yourself. Pyew pyew!
posted by Alt F4 at 6:28 PM on September 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't mind doing the pyew pyew, but I would like some explosions when I blow things up.
posted by carter at 7:10 PM on September 28, 2010


There are other ways to get rid of the "Log In With Facebook" button on third-party web sites, but none so satisfying. Take that, Facebook Connect!
posted by grouse at 7:27 PM on September 28, 2010


Let's see you blow this comment up!!!

Alt-F4 launches a bomb.
posted by ryoshu at 7:51 PM on September 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


ryoshu, you are an evil, evil man and/or woman.

I love you for that.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:02 PM on September 28, 2010


I've always wanted to develop a plugin that looked at the "Last-Modified" header of web pages and added mold, ivy, rats, dirt, yellowing, and general decay based on the age. Maybe DIVs would get boarded up and drug deals would start taking place in the margins.

We'd find a business model later.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:13 PM on September 28, 2010 [8 favorites]


Earlier today I found an exploit on MetaFilter that let me post JavaScript executable links on my profile.

I know I tried that and it didn't work. And I invented bookmarklets.*
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:04 AM on September 29, 2010


I know I tried that and it didn't work. And I invented bookmarklets.*

"Nice try, Metafilter." What am I missing?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 6:11 AM on September 29, 2010


ryoshu wrote "Alt-F4 launches a bomb."

What you talking about? All it did was hide my cursor. Until I moved it again. This must be one of those things I need Windows to experience? Stupid platform incompatibilities...
posted by caution live frogs at 11:13 AM on September 29, 2010


Also, it took several tries (because I kept losing the ship off-screen) but I scored around 5600 points killing everything on the front page.

(In my head, this is how I imagine cortex actually deletes bad posts...)
posted by caution live frogs at 11:14 AM on September 29, 2010


haha, this is satisfying. 'b' shows you available targets. Mefi comments are impervious...
posted by lucidprose at 9:47 PM on September 30, 2010


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