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Take Back the Web!- Firefox Icon for Internet World Project

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Robo Magic Man, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Robo Magic Man

    Robo Magic Man Prince

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    As I was looking through the building buttons and came across the Internet world project icon, I noticed it was a picture of Al Gore standing in front of an American Flag. Now, I know that the internet originated in America and Al Gore was fairly important to its creation, but it's called the world wide web for a reason: It's not just in America. So, I took 2 minutes out of my day to create a new button; the Firefox icon (Microsoft Internet Explorer is the devil).
     

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  2. iron_monkey

    iron_monkey Chieftain

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    Speaking of Firefox...well, this is a bit off subject, but I was just wondering if anyone else suffers from memory leaks with Firefox at all? Just wondering.
     
  3. MrUnderhill

    MrUnderhill Civ-loving Hobbit

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    No leaks, but I used to have trouble starting it up more than once. And Quality Feedback Agent still causes a CTD (which is annoying because you can't seem to turn it off). Still a lot better than IE.


    What version are you running?
     
  4. Mikkeman

    Mikkeman Chieftain

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    Yeah Internet Explorer can really mess up your computer. Firefox is good but opera is the best. Try it, it suprised me.
     
  5. iron_monkey

    iron_monkey Chieftain

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    1.5. But it doesn't bother me...with the various extensions I'm running it's a million times better than ie. And closing and reopening it every so often isn't too big a deal.
     
  6. Seven05

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    Actualy, Al Gore being in the picture is a joke. He had the audacity to announce that he invented the internet, sort of. At any rate, he was no more instumental in the creation of the internet than I was.

    "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet"

    Politicians really are good for something, a laugh :)
     
  7. Sildo

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    Al Goar was a very big part in "creating" the internet. He was a key figure in establishing a govermet networking thing that eventualy became the internet. To say that he played no part is a compleatly false statement.

    Trust me he was more important then you in the internets creation ;)

    The misquote is that he was quoted in saying he invented the internet.
    Gore has been misquoted more then just that time, but tis is the most famous.
     
  8. Ranbir

    Ranbir Civ junkie

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    I prefer Avant Browser, a lot smoother than firefox ;)

    Maybe we could just have the world as the internet icon, showing that the entire world, is connected. Maybe slightly zoomed out, so it looks small, as if people have come a bit closer.
     
  9. AngryPants

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    I can't believe that there are some people who don't realize that the Al Gore picture is a joke. It would be similar to putting a picture of Dan Quayle as the icon for Alphabet. And if we wanted to truly represent the nature of the internet, the icon would somehow depict idle chit-chat and porn.
     
  10. Robo Magic Man

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    Yes, I know the picture is a joke, but he did have a part in the internet's creation. Like Sildo said, the government took an initiative to create a government network, and Gore was part of that initiative. This network then grew into the internet. Also, It's nothing like putting Dan Quayle on the Alphabet icon. Dan Quayle was obviously born long after even the English Alphabet was created. At least Gore was around when the Internet was created.

    And stop making analogies. None of them so far have actually fit the idea here.
     
  11. AngryPants

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    The analogy is apt in that the picture would be there as a form of mockery, not because I am implying that Dan Quayle invented the alphabet, only that he couldn't use it that well(potatoe any1?). So there, my analogy does fit. On a lesser note, I picked Quayle so that the mockery would be bipartisan.
     
  12. Robo Magic Man

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    Ok, point taken.


    Btw, about the idea for an earth icon or avant or opera, it's pretty quick and easy to make your own icons if you have Gimp and a DDS converter. Just find the right button atlas in the art/interface/buttons folder, convert it to a bmp or other gimp-compatible file, and open the converted file in gimp. Then go to file, open as layer, and choose the picture you want for the icon. Then, right click the new layer thing on the left window, click scale layer, and change the size of the pic. 60x60 pixels usually works fine. Finally, move the newly scaled layer over the icon you want to replace, right click the left hand layer thing again, click merge down, and save the file. Convert it back to a dds, and you have a new icon.
     
  13. Redking

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    in so far as one man can be shown responsible for public access to the internet, rather than it being just a military tool, Gore is it.

    And you may believe George Bush is a cowboy too:rolleyes:
     
  14. fpstream

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    I was a firefox user but when Opera became free converted. Like it better I must say though it really is six and a half a dozen. The Al Gore thing is clearly a joke.
     
  15. sudoku7

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    Given that the framework for ARPANet happened in 1962, further Al Gore wasn't in congress until 1976, and not even a member of the Senate until 1984.

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    Kinda neat mod idea, although I'd probably try to lean towards something a bit less of a product icon than a web browser. But then again, that's just me :).
     
  16. Robo Magic Man

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    Yeah, i did consider using something more universal, and I might do that in addition to this icon, but I personally just like the firefox logo, and the browser itself.
     
  17. anti_strunt

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    Oh, yes. I never seem to hear of anyone else ever using it, tho... Which I suppose means that I as an Avant user am even more 31337 Underground than the (apparently) numerous Firefoxers...
     
  18. Sildo

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    I ment that he got the network to the people, instead of it just being goverment.
     
  19. Robo Magic Man

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    Avant may be 31337 underground, but firefox has a fox made partially out of FIRE. Other than Thunderbird (Mozilla's Email Client) I can't even think of a better program logo.:p
     

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  20. RogerBacon

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    Thank you for this mod. Even though I know the Al Gore icon was a joke, I just can't stand seeing that lame idiot's face on my computer. That guy is such a politician (and I mean that just how you imagine I mean it). Even after his sister died of lung cancer he was still taking money from tobacco companies, who are big in his state of Tennessee.

    For internet browsers I use iRider. It's not free so that's why it's not popular but it is the best by far. The onlything I don't like is that, underneath it's interface, it uses Internet Exploer, and thus is vulnerable to all of the security flaws that IE has. For my wife's computer I have her use Firefox because I think it's security is better for someone who doesn't know what they're doing.

    Roger Bacon
     

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