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Karl was right.
Foxfire is *incredible*.

It *feels* like there are smoother page transitions... and I don't mean those assinine swipes and dissolves LJ people love to employ willy nilly (you aren't Kurosawa, you aren't epic, fucking stop it)

The tabbed browsing is a beautiful thing and being able to add my own search engines to the toolbar is the wonderful as I'm not too fond of Google these days and am not a fan of toolbar plug ins in the first place (because they're resource hogs and tend to sport spyware).

Speaking of spyware, I downloaded a little Wild Tangent thing the other day to be the other end of something Karl was checking out and now for the first time *ever* I have random pop ups. LOVELY. Wild Tangent in and of itself isn't bad. But the web app that makes it go is spyware, kiddies. Remember that.
It's non malicious, just resource sucking, and a nuisance. Yesterday before I realized what was going on I ended up with 15 open browser windows, only 2 of which were actual sites I was visiting.

ON a completely different note... any of you have an opinion on the Dawn of the Dead remake?

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mjfgates
Mar. 18th, 2004 12:44 am (UTC)
Any movie with brain-eating zombies in it can't be all bad.

Well, okay, it can.
umbrella
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
Zombies that run?

Zombies that turn into the undead within about 10 seconds of being bitten?

No Bully the swat team member going ape and shooting people?

You call that a movie? I call it Murphy Brown

oh wait, wrong journal...
maddening
Mar. 18th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
If I just think of it as "random zombie movie" and *don't* think of it as "a Romero movie" it might be entertaining. Just the little snippets/trailers I've seen are pretty off putting... but then I'm not a fan of remakes in the first place.

Another disapointment: I've been thoroughly fucking annoyed by the constant ads running everywhere for "Lady Killers". It's a bad remake of an Alec Guinness/Peter Sellers film. No REASON to remake it. It's not as if it required some sort of effects advancement to really make it POP. It's a character piece.
Karl mentioned that it looked like someone going for that "Coen brothers thing" with the goofy laugh and the quirky look of it, but failing miserably with Marlon "yes, I'll be your stereotypical massa-boy" Wayans and Tom "I have an accent in this so I'm acting" Hanks cast in the lead roles.

Turns out IT IS THE COEN BROTHERS.

Next stop: seas boiling.
umbrella
Mar. 18th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC)
But the first film was in BLACK AND WHITE. We should update all the classics into colour and with "great" actors like Tom Hanks and Will Smith.

The Italian Job remake didn't even take place in Italy....

As long as they don't redo ace Malcolm MacDowell film "If..." I'm happy. But it's set in a uk private grammar school, so I doubt it will be.
maddening
Mar. 18th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
U-571 (about an english sub)had nothing to do with England, the most popular "british" comedies/romantic comedies(Emma, Briget Jone's Diary, Sliding Doors) star Americans with sometimes passable british accents...

Well this could just keep going. Everytime I go to IMDB, I am filled with rage and yet I just keep reading. Optimist or Masochist... who knows.
bightchee
Mar. 19th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
I've had Ad-Aware remove Wild Tangent several times only to have it reappear. I found some registry entries that reinstall it whenever the computer boots up and haven't had it since.
maddening
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
Wild Tangent doesn't go away that easy.
You have to SCRUB the hell out of your machine to make it go away.

Karl's gotten rid of it from other machines though... so we'll be doing a scrub on this one.

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