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steve_h



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2009,17:52   

Following the almost unprecedented success of the Uncommonly Dense Thread Browser a few months ago, I have decided to branch out in a new direction.

UnDembski is an extension for the Google Chrome (BETA) browser which aims to do the exact opposite as Dembski and his trusty moderators;  Whereas they remove comments from www.uncommondescent.com, UnDembski puts them back.


It does this by keeping local copies in a local sqlite database and looking for differences each time you load a page from UD.  

The end result should look something like:

 

and



Maybe WAD will complain about copyright, but I think this comes under "Fair Use" :

* Only deleted posts are displayed by the extension.
* They are displayed in their original context. Anyone reading them will see his current advertisements etc.
* And, mostly, they are not written by Dembski and Co anyway.


There are two versions:  
UnDembski.crx
and UnDembskiTest.crx.

The former only processes files from www.uncommondescent.com. The latter also opens files from http://127.0.0.1 (i.e your own computer), but has scarier warnings during installation. It allows you to test the software by saving files from UD into a local directory and them manually and carefully removing comments - as I did in order to get the above snapshots.

There are also ZIP files with the source code. You should see all of the files here.


I don't know how much the local databases will be allowed to grow. The next version may need to do some pruning of older comments.

The one after that will hopefully  allow you to upload deleted comments (and posts) to a central server. So that you will get additions from other users.

Merry Xmas / Happy Monkey / Whatever.

edited: fix links newfanged->newfangled

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 25 2009,00:35   

Awesome. even more awsome would be sending posts to a server somewhere so that we could all see the posts anyway, and have a URL that 'onlookers' could use to see them..

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RDK



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2009,00:17   

It's good to see we're helping Dembski and Co. put the "academic free speech" back into "academic free speech".

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steve_h



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,13:22   

There's a new version of UnDembski (but not UnDembskiTest) at the same site.

New Features:
* Always show a summary at the top of page, otherwise you don't really know that the extension is running.
* Automatically add a word count to mullins' posts.




  
steve_h



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,14:17   

My first result !!!one from
Jonathon Wells



Known bugs:

* it didn't detect the deletion of the duplicate post. Actually, the duplicate fixed the spelling error, but Wells deleted that and fixed the original which already had other comments on it. Currently I don't inspect the front page, which I would need to do to be sure of catching post deletions.

* It didn't hilite the modification to the original post.

* It currently won't hilite minor modifications to comments - only their deletion.

* It  doesn't draw attention to Zachriel's posts (or any other held in moderation for that matter).

* it has a rather crappy icon.

* You can't click on the new posts count to scroll down to the first new or held-back post.


* it would be nice to be able to hilite modifications in different colors etc, but I don't know of a good way to do this - especially without screwing up HTML tag nesting etc.  I think I will have to settle for detecting changes by comparing pure text versions of new and old comments/posts (with all whitespace reduced to a single space) and then allow the user to toggle between new and old.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,16:36   

Quote (steve_h @ Dec. 27 2009,13:22)
* Automatically add a word count to mullins' posts.

My computer only has 4 gigs, will this be an issue?

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,18:15   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Dec. 27 2009,22:36)
Quote (steve_h @ Dec. 27 2009,13:22)
* Automatically add a word count to mullins' posts.

My computer only has 4 gigs, will this be an issue?

If you are worried about RAM usage (I'm assuming the 4GB is a reference to RAM, though that is nearly 60 times the hard drive space I had in my first computer that had a hard drive. Not to mention 4+ BILLION times the RAM of my first computer proper), having ample swap space is necessary anyway.

By my calculations he will approach a googolplex characters per post sometime in 2011.

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Badger3k



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,18:41   

Quote (dnmlthr @ Dec. 27 2009,18:15)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Dec. 27 2009,22:36)
Quote (steve_h @ Dec. 27 2009,13:22)
* Automatically add a word count to mullins' posts.

My computer only has 4 gigs, will this be an issue?

If you are worried about RAM usage (I'm assuming the 4GB is a reference to RAM, though that is nearly 60 times the hard drive space I had in my first computer that had a hard drive. Not to mention 4+ BILLION times the RAM of my first computer proper), having ample swap space is necessary anyway.

By my calculations he will approach a googolplex characters per post sometime in 2011.

Sure it's not sometime December, in...2012?

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Badger3k



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,18:42   

Quote (Badger3k @ Dec. 27 2009,18:41)
Quote (dnmlthr @ Dec. 27 2009,18:15)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Dec. 27 2009,22:36)
 
Quote (steve_h @ Dec. 27 2009,13:22)
* Automatically add a word count to mullins' posts.

My computer only has 4 gigs, will this be an issue?

If you are worried about RAM usage (I'm assuming the 4GB is a reference to RAM, though that is nearly 60 times the hard drive space I had in my first computer that had a hard drive. Not to mention 4+ BILLION times the RAM of my first computer proper), having ample swap space is necessary anyway.

By my calculations he will approach a googolplex characters per post sometime in 2011.

Sure it's not sometime December, in...2012?

Oh, for an edit button.  Hit "add reply" before I thought of this.  If his word count is high enough, will he cause the Singularity?

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RDK



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2009,20:31   

Great job, steve; if we're lucky enough we can get Gordo to recreate the Big Bang for us.



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