Do you think Gnirfleo is fake?

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Do you think Gnirfleo is fake?

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  1. skullstatue
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    The Gnirfleo developer has recently released two screenshots of his browser, over at his blog, a huge debate has started regarding the authenticity of the project. My question is do you believe Gnirfleo is a fake. I, personally, don't believe it is.


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    I personally don't really care enough to debate its authenticity
     
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    sounds fake to me.. he has no techical information in his blog and that picture looks fake.. Why would he put buttons on the upper screen if you're not able to touch them ?
     
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    it looks real enough. he should distruibute betas to people like costello,etc. so then if he says its right, its right
     
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    only way...

    Point is, its either real or not. If it is real, then he will release it.. or else its probally just a picture.
     
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    if it was fake he must be the biggest loser in the world. he is promising alot though. ill post the the link to site where the forum is gnirfleo
     
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    I was going to say it's been going on for far too long to be fake, noone could be *that* sad and pathetic. But on the other hand:
    ...Switch screens? :wtf: That sounds like the most irritating user interface ever. Nope, not buying it, it does all sound rather odd to me.
     
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    Release date is too close to April fool's day for my taste... [​IMG]
     
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    The only way it can be real is if you can use it without holding it like a book (a la' Nintendo's Browser) and you can switch it to the landscape view in the screenshot as a special feature. Perhaps this feature can be used to view websites that are wider horizontally (scroll bar wise). This will prolly suck though since you can only view the pages this way. Anyway, I think Gnirfleo looked pretty ugly, I have my fingers crossed for Okiwi. [​IMG]
     
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    Ever heard of HelloDS? When I started spreading the 'news' it's fake, the hoax' author even threatened me over various IM services. [​IMG]
     
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    Wait... What? [​IMG]

    I'm sorry, I'm just not buying this.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    You might actually be right. [​IMG]

    He can easily just delay it a few days till April 1st and then BOOM! The worst April Fools joke in the world takes place. Angry homebrew cravers, happy loser.

    EDIT: Shaun has a point too. What the hell did Gnirfleo say?
     
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    How do you know if thats not the touchscreen? Maybe the guy is left handed. There are a couple games out that allow left handed setups like that, namely Brain Age.

    I personally hope this is real.
     
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    We all would like to believe it`s real, however it`s probably fake.

    Just look at the metadata of images he provided (1 & 2)

    One is 318x236 while other is 319x236.

    WebCam taking random size pictures? Not likely...

    Also:
    Yes, I also prefer to call Javascript Javascript.
     
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    It looks to me like the touch screen is on the left in that shot, based on the angles of the two screens. Just an observation, I'm not going to speculate on whether this is fake or not.


    @unr69: People have been known to crop or resize images between shooting them and posting them. When I do that, I use photoshop.
     
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    From that picture, you can't really tell which screen is which. Maybe the left screen IS the touchscreen.
     
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    Yes, I`m well aware of that, but then who would want to shave off 1 pixel or compress crappy quality webcam-produced photo?

    And even if he resized photos just to post them on the blog, he could`ve linked them to hi-res versions.

    I`m still very sceptical about this.
     
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    To myself, it looks like a regular homebrew quality app.

    Sloppy looking but possibly real. The thing is, it IS possible to make a browser. Given that the quality looks shitty, and making a browser for the ds doesn't sound far fetched, I believe this was gonna come out sooner or later.

    But unlike other people, I'm not eagerly waiting for it. Frankly, I don't care if it DOES come out.

    edit- I'm not saying it HAS to be shitty. It just looks like it.
     
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    Actually, what I was thinking was that he took the pictures, then cropped them both to about the same size to fit his blog. Regardless, there is no need to photoshop the pics he took of the DS when he could have just made a fake browser image and used moonshell to display it on both screens.


    As far as the screens go, he does say in his blog that he is left handed, and that is the default setting for the browser.


    edit: I'm with phoood; I really don't care about this app one way or the other.
     

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