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Mr Googfan's Website of Random Shit - by rights, a home-built website created to document a precocious little kid's scientific experiments should be terrible, but somehow this is full of win. Flame-thrower, night vision, magnetic levitation, 50kV voltage multiplier - he must have some rad parents.
posted by mhjb (16 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Might be some malware here. Removed for review/deletion. -- vacapinta



 
He'd better not wear this in Boston
posted by delmoi at 1:12 AM on July 13, 2009


Cat is like "oh shit!"
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:22 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


"... the transformer has a high leakage inductance, so you can leave it doing that for hours ..."

I am so showing this to my 5yo.
posted by nonspecialist at 1:31 AM on July 13, 2009


Avast! really doesn't like that site.
posted by autodidact at 1:46 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I dig cats, but the sad, dark part of me was hoping for a different outcome.
posted by item at 1:49 AM on July 13, 2009


Why the fuck isn't there video of the flamethrower?
posted by item at 1:50 AM on July 13, 2009


Avast! really doesn't like that site.

The front page (with the Enter link) tried to send me a PDF file. Sketchy?
posted by knave at 1:50 AM on July 13, 2009


Avast says the site is trying to load a Trojan onto my computer.
posted by Mokusatsu at 1:53 AM on July 13, 2009


The front page (with the Enter link) tried to send me a PDF file. Sketchy?


Safari cautioned me that it was a malware site. I didn't catch any funny downloads, so maybe there are other sites on the host (oxyhost.com) that are up to no good.
posted by outlier at 2:01 AM on July 13, 2009


I guess the kid is so precocious he's writing malware.
posted by benzenedream at 2:16 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, there's something funky there - right after the body declaration in the html, there's some javascript trying to open an iframe to a (possible dodgy?) .cn domain.

Pity - he looks to be a kid after my own heart ;-)
posted by Pinback at 2:41 AM on July 13, 2009


an intrusion attempt was made by update.cn :(
posted by Mojojojo at 2:49 AM on July 13, 2009


safari gives me a malware warning too. Here are the details
posted by silence at 2:51 AM on July 13, 2009


post should definitely be deleted. unless a trip to microsotf dot cn or updatedate dot cn is part of the "random shit" bargain. malicious javascript iframe injection if y'all are interested in the specifics (i do love lookin at some packet caps).
posted by rye bread at 2:52 AM on July 13, 2009


No packet caps required, just look at the page source ;-). I can't be arsed trying to decode the obfuscated JS in the eval statement, but I'd guess it either loads pages from the .cn sites, or attempts to cover their tracks somehow.

Seems to be safe enough in FF - it doesn't render the small iframes at all. IIRC, Mozilla fixed that bug years ago by requiring JS that opens small iframes to be signed. But yeah, the post should probably be deleted from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.
posted by Pinback at 3:10 AM on July 13, 2009


I'll take 2000 of these!!
posted by contessa at 3:38 AM on July 13, 2009


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