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Bieber blocker: Developer invents Firefox tool that eliminates Justin Bieber from the web
Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Mar 2013 | Mark Molloy

Posted on 03/09/2013 9:24:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Pop prince Justin Bieber may have over 35million followers on Twitter but there seems to be many more people who just can’t stand him.

There is no stopping the Baby hit maker’s musical bandwagon fuelled by the passionate fans he likes to call Beliebers despite a tumultuous week on tour in London.

One man, however, is on a mission to stop the Canadian pop star in his tracks after developing a Firefox web browser add-on that censors any mention of his name on the web.

Created by Free Art and Technology Lab developer Greg Leuch, the Shaved Bieber even blocks out any pictures of the 19-year-old.

‘We’ve developed a series of innovative tools to help cover the lower regions of web pages from unwanted Justin Bieber content,’ he explained.

‘Shave away those Bieber mentions on web sites with our bookmarklet, Firefox Add-on, or JavaScript files.’

The launch of the Bieber blocker tops off a bad week for the star who has faced a barrage of criticism for showing up two hours late to his opening show at the O2.

He then collapsed on stage after suffering breathing difficulties before getting in a scuffle with paparazzi after a brief spell in hospital.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: napl
It's a start.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 9:24:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 03/09/2013 9:25:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 03/09/2013 9:44:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bieber was stuned after hearing about this.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 9:44:59 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Horrors! If JB goes missing....will we being seeing his image on milk cartons now?


5 posted on 03/09/2013 9:51:54 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That selection of the name for that Add-on shows true brilliance.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 9:55:25 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: KC Burke

Stuningly so.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 9:57:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Not if they install the Bieber Blocker.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 9:57:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dallas59
The Ultimate White-People-Dancing Video. You've been warned.
9 posted on 03/09/2013 10:00:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

brutal.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 10:04:07 PM PST by Pelham (Marco Rubio, for amnesty, Spanish, and the Karl Rove machine.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow! Where did you find that? It has to be Scandinavian but the accent is off from Swedish.

They were trying hard. And to their credit, it is clearly Pre-MTV so they didn’t have Boy George and Duran Duran as shining examples to build on.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 10:47:55 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

The video is from Finland. They really need black people.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 10:48:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And here I was, getting my hopes up, only to have them crushed when I read the “from the web” part.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 11:18:25 PM PST by Bob
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bieber blocker: Developer invents Firefox tool that eliminates Justin Bieber from the web

Wow!
Just wow.

I have been waiting for Jim R. To introduce a similar feature here on FR. I might not be able to get rid of the deep cover trolls, but I might never have to read their crap ever again. Talking to themselves is the perfect solution!

14 posted on 03/09/2013 11:31:34 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve never seen nor heard Justin Bieber. The name alone is off-putting enough.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 11:42:59 PM PST by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals.)
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To: Bob

Progress is progress.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 11:44:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“The video is from Finland. They really need black people.”

To be fair, it looks like it is mid-70’s from the hair and the whole schtick. Things all over the world were pretty stupid then schtick-wise—black or white. Remember Afros? And mullets? And Disco?

I suspect that the parents of 90% of the people who were over 18 in the 70’s have a collection of very embarrassing pictures of them sporting leisure suits or other stunning 70’s fashion statements. Fortunately, I did not dance then . . . or now.

Of course, no such pictures exist of me. But my brothers . . .


17 posted on 03/10/2013 12:48:33 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

I know a pic of me in a butterfly collar exists. My excuse is that I was five at the time.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 1:33:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I watched that muted, while listining to “Brandy” on my smartphone. I almost passed out.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 3:12:43 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That was stunning. I’m speechless.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 3:44:36 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: BigCinBigD

You were warned. ;^)


21 posted on 03/10/2013 4:24:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

My suggestion would be to drink heavily.

How are you doing, BTW? It’s been a while.


22 posted on 03/10/2013 4:26:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

All is well. Trying to navigate the perils of a failing nation. Praying a lot and hanging in there. How have you been?


23 posted on 03/10/2013 4:40:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Has anyone made an add-on that blocks search engines from finding “ehow.com” yet?

I would trade having to look at pics of Beeber if I could never see ehow again.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 4:45:53 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow. This is great. Can’t stand the little punk. Oh, wait a minute - the Bieber, not Obama. Rats. Could they develop an add-on to remove all mention and pics of Obama on the web?


25 posted on 03/10/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How about an Obama blocker...I’d pre-order for that! I’m still waiting for a voice recognition gadget that mutes my TV when Obama is speaking..I hate having to mute it manually, and if I’m in another room, getting to the remote quickly is dangerous...you can trip over the dog!


26 posted on 03/10/2013 6:05:35 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: publius911
I might not be able to get rid of the deep cover trolls, but I might never have to read their crap ever again.

Like who for example?

27 posted on 03/10/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now invent one that will block the Kardashians.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 7:11:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ThePatriotsFlag; Uncle Chip

The same software would probably work for other nuisances with minor modification.


29 posted on 03/10/2013 10:42:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Pretty fair. Got sick of trying to teach computer science to room-temperature IQs, and I’m going to pharmacy school. Hope I’ll be able to pay my loans back once 0bamaCare fully kicks in.


30 posted on 03/10/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

No telling what we will be dealing with when ObamaCare is fully implemented. Stay strong.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 11:15:38 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Apparently not available yet.


32 posted on 03/10/2013 11:24:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

:^(


33 posted on 03/10/2013 11:53:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bieber does music?

Here he is being put in his car seat.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 12:42:27 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Seeing Clowns like this living in multi-million dollar mansions, Driving and totaling $100,000 sports cars etc etc realllllly makes me sick.....ugh So many good people out there working their asses of to provide for their families and barely getting by but yet we are constantly having clowns like this, Beyonce etc shoved down our throats ALL OF THE TIME. I am SICK OF IT.
35 posted on 03/10/2013 2:50:34 PM PDT by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: mowowie; a fool in paradise

36 posted on 03/10/2013 3:20:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh my gosh.
Your warning was not delivered sternly enough.


37 posted on 03/11/2013 9:52:24 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Verbosus

My conscience is clear.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 11:37:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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