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pman68
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Sep 14, 2005, 01:13 PM
 
Sounds interesting:

FLOCK™
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 01:26 PM
 
That website just insured i'll never install it.
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 01:31 PM
 
That website just sold you insurance?

Oh, and you'd be missing out:
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Sep 14, 2005, 02:50 PM
 
Anyone got any pics? Any idea what the fuss is about?
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Abit667
That website just insured i'll never install it.
what are your premiums like?

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Sep 14, 2005, 03:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Abit667
That website just insured i'll never install it.
I can't browse the internet but I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance!
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Sep 14, 2005, 04:25 PM
 
Sounds promising. Lets hope it fits the hype.

I LOVE Safari, but would ditch it in a second if something better came out.
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 04:58 PM
 
Doesn't look very professional at all...

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Sep 14, 2005, 06:58 PM
 
Weird... are they gona have a Mac version?
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 07:09 PM
 
just signed up and i'm willing to give it a shot. watch it be a large java app or something.
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Sep 14, 2005, 07:12 PM
 
Weak.
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 07:54 PM
 
Um... so what does it do?
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Sep 14, 2005, 07:54 PM
 
Is that the browser from that 14 year old wonder-kid that is 10 times faster and also plays DVDs?
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 09:28 PM
 
I'll stick with cyberdog... thank you very much!
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 09:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium
Um... so what does it do?
Read the Wired article?
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 10:15 PM
 
Basically it is, uh, well, it has multiple dynamic service interfaces including the ability to integrate RSS and delicious data streams as well as coordinate you in real time with your subscriptions and access privileges. On top of that it can sync your space sprockets and coagulate your dot-com.
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 10:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by production_coordinator
I'll stick with cyberdog... thank you very much!
That bloated piece of crap? I'm sticking with Mosaic!

     
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Sep 14, 2005, 10:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan
Basically it is, uh, well, it has multiple dynamic service interfaces including the ability to integrate RSS and delicious data streams as well as coordinate you in real time with your subscriptions and access privileges. On top of that it can sync your space sprockets and coagulate your dot-com.
But can it bring goRickey out of retirement?
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Originally Posted by zizban
But can it bring goRickey out of retirement?
     
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Sep 14, 2005, 11:39 PM
 
that is the least informative website I have ever seen (for a web browser anyway)
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Sep 15, 2005, 01:50 AM
 
The wired article explains it, a "social browser", features for blogging and bookmark sharing etc. IMHO it's probably unnecessary and it appears to be diverting resources/visionaries from the Firefox team....I haven't seen the product of their new work yet, so all I can say is either negitive or hype. Personally, I'd prefer the improvement of the extremely imperfect browsers available now, or a much better replacement for them....specializing browsers for certain uses of the web, I don't like the idea but maybe it'll work better than I imagine.
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Sep 15, 2005, 01:54 AM
 
I don't care what the gimmicks or features are, the more people that use standards compliant browsers, the better for everyone.
     
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Sep 15, 2005, 02:29 AM
 
people are like some kind of animals, they like gimmicks.
     
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Sep 15, 2005, 02:32 AM
 
that sick is a total turn off
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Sep 15, 2005, 03:12 AM
 
This thread was supposed to be a joke, right?

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Sep 15, 2005, 05:57 AM
 
What the Flock.
     
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Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
What the Flock.


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Sep 15, 2005, 10:44 AM
 
Two-way internet browsing... so if I'm looking at a page, they are looking at me? Weird.
Or,

"We will never spam you"
No, they'll just use their two-way technology and spam others in your name maybe?

Horrible looking site, and they just insured I'll never use it.
     
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Sep 15, 2005, 10:57 AM
 
Not a friendly site. Hard on the eyes.

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Sep 15, 2005, 10:58 AM
 


Down with bastardized US English's interchangeable words.
     
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Sep 15, 2005, 11:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by budster101
Horrible looking site, and they just insured I'll never use it.
What's the premium on your insurance ?

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Sep 15, 2005, 11:06 AM
 
Andy Smith and Ann Xiang aren't idiots. Geeks yes, idiots no. I'd suggest to withhold judgement until the product is out.

And I like the site design too.
     
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Sep 15, 2005, 11:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap
Andy Smith and Ann Xiang aren't idiots. Geeks yes, idiots no.
Well, their announcment sounds like vaporware. I'm sure they didn't intend that, but that's how it sounds. And they are not really going out of their way to give facts.

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Oct 21, 2005, 09:10 AM
 
Looks like it's out. I like the interface.

FLOCK
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 11:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by pman68
Looks like it's out. I like the interface.

FLOCK

It looks like an updated iCab.

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Oct 21, 2005, 12:19 PM
 
I like it. It has tons of functionality if you're into blogging, social bookmarking, flickr and all the rest of it. ICab? Not so much.

Oh, and it's snappy™
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 01:46 PM
 
So if a bucket of source code and developer binaries sound enticing...
And if it doesn't?

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Oct 21, 2005, 02:16 PM
 
I like it too. It seems to have most of the benefits of Firefox (it's built off of the Firefox code), with some really neat extra functionality. I love the idea of the del.icio.us integration. The current way that browsers do bookmarks just doesn't work.

Sadly, Flock is definitely still pre-beta. I'm getting hit with bugs left and right.
     
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Oct 21, 2005, 02:17 PM
 
le double post
     
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Oct 22, 2005, 01:14 PM
 

I like the dog, but I've never used the app.

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Oct 22, 2005, 01:24 PM
 
I used it. It was sort of cool, but it sucked that it didn't support frames.
     
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Oct 22, 2005, 03:56 PM
 
frames suck

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Oct 22, 2005, 11:45 PM
 
Flock is all hype. Face it, Flock has the feeling of a RealBasic app crapped out one afternoon. It's very buzzword compliant though. WHOA MAN! delicious! firefox! flickr! blogs! open source! Dude how can it not be cool!?!?!? Flock is a piece of crap. At least it's appropriately named. The only people that are going to fall for this crap are the masses who act like flocks of sheep.

Baaaaah, baaaaah.



Follow me! Follow me! Send money!! Baaah!

Case of point, the about Flock page is just a bunch of pictures of the people who made it. It could be a new wallpaper or something else and people would still think this is cool.

This is all about the cool club, buzzwords, people making money off the Flock, and people peddling bullcrap.
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 12:04 AM
 
Cyberdog, was that a pre Safari browser from Apple?
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 12:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
Cyberdog, was that a pre Safari browser from Apple?
Yes... a very old one.
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 01:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by lngtones
Flock is all hype. Face it, Flock has the feeling of a RealBasic app crapped out one afternoon. It's very buzzword compliant though. WHOA MAN! delicious! firefox! flickr! blogs! open source! Dude how can it not be cool!?!?!? Flock is a piece of crap. At least it's appropriately named. The only people that are going to fall for this crap are the masses who act like flocks of sheep.

Baaaaah, baaaaah.



Follow me! Follow me! Send money!! Baaah!

Case of point, the about Flock page is just a bunch of pictures of the people who made it. It could be a new wallpaper or something else and people would still think this is cool.

This is all about the cool club, buzzwords, people making money off the Flock, and people peddling bullcrap.

You have obviously no idea what Flock is all about.

1. Fock is free, so nobody is asking you for money.
2. Flock is Firefox with extensions build into the code base. This means that it's basic functionality as a browser is identical to Firefox. It certaily isn't a 'real basic etc'
3. Flock is not for everyone. If you're not into social browsing in all it's manifestations then Firefox or Safari is the far better choice for you.
4. It's not a piece of crap, it's Firefox with added functionality.
5. Reading and comprehending before posting is generally deemed to be a good idea. At least if you don't want to come across sounding like an idiot.
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 01:56 AM
 
It's based on firefox. Here's a screenshot.
     
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Oct 23, 2005, 02:01 AM
 
Wow just what we need another browser.
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Originally Posted by Cubeoid
Cyberdog, was that a pre Safari browser from Apple?
It was Apple's first browser, based on OpenDoc.

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