If you don’t understand what this means, don’t worry and just ignore it.
I’ve started to use a new PGP/GPG key for a multitude of reasons. It can be found in the link below. Here’s a signed text file explaining it a bit. If you want to read a bit more about why others are doing this as well, read this entry over on the Debian Admin site.
Joe Eversole PGP Key
After the brouhaha about Inquisitor inserting affiliate links, Dave has updated the application to reflect the affiliate links. I think this is the best possible response to the situation. You can download the updated version from www.inquisitorx.com.
Inquisitor has been updated as of build 52 to identify affiliate links. See here.
Tonight, I found this post on TUAW that discusses the Inquisitor search plugin for Safari. The plugin gives you a Spotlight-esque result when you use the built-in Google search box, giving you easy access to the top links. It turns out that the program, written by Dave Watanabe, is designed to insert affiliate-linked URL as the “top result” when you search for certain terms. This was initially found by a bloke named Allan and posted on his blog.
As I commented here, there are a specific set of terms which are written into the application that put affiliate linked URLs as the first match. Without the source code, there’s no definate way to see what is going on here. However, using the UNIX command strings, we can look for the various bits of text intermixed into a binary application. The main program doing the work here for Inquisitor is InquisitorCore, buried deep in the bundle. Running strings against this, we find some of the following code… (after the jump)
This has made the rounds on the Internet today. It’s too good to not share.
This video is NSFW. Do not view this with sensitive ears. (language of a sexual nature. Video is just two people sitting on a stage talking)
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College pranks rock. This is one of my favourite. Thanks, Kotaku!