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Destroy Entire Websites With Asteroids Bookmarklet 65

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes "Have you ever visited a website and been so frustrated by the content, layout, or adverts that you'd love to destroy it? Well, now you can. If you head on over to the erkie GitHub page there's a JavaScript bookmarklet you can drag and add to your bookmarks toolbar. Then just visit any website and click the bookmarklet. An Asteroids-style ship should appear that you can move around with the arrow keys. Press space and it will start firing bullets which destroy page content."
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Destroy Entire Websites With Asteroids Bookmarklet

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  • by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @02:53AM (#33731572)

    This would have been posted sooner, but I accidentally the submit button.

  • Well.... (Score:5, Funny)

    by ACKyushu (1626689) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @02:55AM (#33731586)
    I guess that's ONE way to disagree with people on Slashdot.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Thanshin (1188877)

      I guess that's ONE way to disagree with people on Slashdot.

      Well, it's a first step.

      "One day I'm going to become rich and famous after I invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet"

    • All the fun of moderator points without all the hassle of "good karma!"

  • Fails in Chrome (Score:1, Informative)

    by glasnt (1171735)
    Chrome 6 (and maybe 5) don't allow bookmarks on any page other than the about:blank. So you can't really get a bookmark to click and make javascript happen on the page.
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      I destroyed your post in Chrome 6.0.472.63 beta. If the bookmark bar is hidden, visit the New Tab page, right-click on its bookmark bar, and click Always show bookmarks bar.

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by Buggz (1187173)
        Or just press Ctrl-Shift-B.
        • by whoop (194)

          The Shift isn't necessary. I often misplace the bookmarks bar, hitting Ctrl-B instead of Ctrl-V on Windows.

          • by Buggz (1187173)
            Actually, Ctrl-B does nothing here. I currently use 7.0 dev but as far as I remember it was the same in chrome 6.
            • by glasnt (1171735)
              Motherfudger. Yeah, I was always going Ctrl-B for bookmarks, but then that broke.
              • by whoop (194)

                Ah, they may have changed it. I haven't done that accidentally in quite a while. I guess that's why.

    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      When you say something like "fails in chrome" don't you think it would be a good idea to have actually tried it? It works fine here in chrome 6.

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by pinkushun (1467193)

      Right-click the bookmark bar to toggle "Always show", or use ctrl+shift+b to show it

  • Swaptype (Score:4, Funny)

    by The_mad_linguist (1019680) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @02:59AM (#33731608)

    Have you ever visited idle and been so frustrated by the lack of content, layout, and adverts that you'd love to destroy it, and thereby spread the articles across the rest of slashdot? Well, now you can.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Have you ever visited a website and been so frustrated by the content, layout, or adverts that you'd love to destroy it?

    You will. And the company that will bring it to you? AT&T.

  • Debris Belt (Score:5, Funny)

    by kbob88 (951258) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @03:09AM (#33731642)

    Of course, pretty soon you've got millions of small pieces of web page debris orbiting your browser. Then your real, working web pages run a real risk of getting hit and destroyed by a piece of debris at over 20,000 mph, thus contributing even more to the debris belt. And when the Chinese start testing their anti-web-page rockets and making even more debris? Well, it's pretty much game over for the Intertubes at that point...

  • by TopSpin (753)

    While attacking the Slashdot page I found Firefox performance not up to scratch. Chrome 7.x was better but still not perfect.

    Anyone know of a high-FPS browser? Do I need a better video card??

    And where is the MMO version?

    • by julesh (229690)

      While attacking the Slashdot page I found Firefox performance not up to scratch. Chrome 7.x was better but still not perfect.

      Anyone know of a high-FPS browser?

      IE9?

      /me ducks

    • by jez9999 (618189)

      Anyone know of a high-FPS browser? Do I need a better video card??

      Try IE9. I hear you can actually get a playable framerate for Crysis out of it.

  • Just one problem (Score:3, Interesting)

    by The Creator (4611) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @03:48AM (#33731784) Homepage Journal

    The pages that i hate the most are those that make my computer so slow that playing this is no fun. :(

    • by thijsh (910751)
      Solution: Press the bookmark 100x, it will be slow as shit but so much fun when you press fire and annihilate the site and your browser at the same time. :)
      • by harrkev (623093)

        Actually, it goes like this:

        Add a rocket.
        Move the rocket a little bit -- a little rotation is enough
        Add a rocket.
        Move the rocket a little bit -- a little rotation is enough
        Recurse until your processor slows to a crawl

        Hold down Right, Up, and Space.

  • I will destroy you all....one web page at a time *evil laugh*!!!
  • I got 3910 for this page, wouldn't let me kill the banner for some reason, guess it's bulletproof.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Anubis IV (1279820)
      5320 here, but there were a few more comments by the time I arrived, and differences in our preference settings might account for some of the difference.
  • I tried this in Google Reader and successfully crashed my work computer. That and trying -- unsuccessfully -- to think of something witty for Slashdot has put me really far behind.
  • I just used the bookmark on alienscientist.com ..... and after annihilating his website with my awesome alien spaceship skillz ... the server upon refresh says the websites bandwidth has been exceeded .... Why would this happen? I thought this bookmark should only be client-side javascript... so the only reason I can think of that this would cause a drag on his bandwidth would be if he has ajax code that does some loading and if an element does not exist it tries to get it, but I keep destroying it?... may
  • It even scrolls the page down for you, and wraps your ship around the canvas :-)

    • P.S. This /. thread was the first thing I shot at. Now it's of to Microsoft.com! Yeeeeeaah

      • by BlueStrat (756137)

        P.S. This /. thread was the first thing I shot at. Now it's of to Microsoft.com! Yeeeeeaah

        Have fun, Mr. Dean!

        Strat

  • Perhaps not as creatively, but back in the *last* century there was an browser addon that allowed you to throw tomatoes, or blast an offending webpage with different weapons [rifle or shotgun IIRC].

    You could even screen cap the results and post the mutilated page as well. It soon lost its novelty and waddled off into the dustbin of Idle history. I'm sure this one will as well.

    I just wish I could remember who published it, or what it was called.

    • by DynaSoar (714234)

      Perhaps not as creatively, but back in the *last* century there was an browser addon that allowed you to throw tomatoes, or blast an offending webpage with different weapons [rifle or shotgun IIRC].

      You could even screen cap the results and post the mutilated page as well. It soon lost its novelty and waddled off into the dustbin of Idle history. I'm sure this one will as well.

      I just wish I could remember who published it, or what it was called.

      feh, spoiled brats. Got it all handed to you.

      In the century before that one, we didn't even have a browser add on. All we had was View Source and a text editor. We had to edit the page's code by hand. And then, we couldn't shoot anything at the web page -- all we could do was throw rocks at our monitors. And THEN we had to edit the page's code from MEMORY. It was tough, but we were better for it.

      I tell ya, you kids got it easy. Browser add ons and asteroids and hemeroids and enemas and NURSE! NURSE, WHERE'S

  • by Even on Slashdot FOE (1870208) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:47AM (#33733772)

    How do I shot Web?

    • They need to do way instain webmaster> who kill their webs. because web can't frigth back? It was on the news this mroing a webmaster in ar who had kill her three pages. they are taking the three web back to /dev/null to lady to rest. My pary are with the server who lost his files; i am truely sorry for your lots.

  • Single shot destroys the whole page. Pity, I'd much rather take out certain contacts or emails one by one...

  • Hmmm. If I shot up an web-based version of the Koran, will I get death threats? ;)

  • Perfect if you want to kill some time, will be great if this actually can save the result and never see something you dont want again.

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