TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

April Fools fun

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dpeilow, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    Plans for trans-Atlantic bridge announced

    Trans-Atlantic bridge announced - KHL Group

    Let's hope they include some refuge areas for EV charging in the design.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    You bring up a good point.
     
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Why park an EV when dolphins could be trained to pull the car till it is regen'd up!
     
  4. bobw

    bobw Tesla Reader

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Does this mean the transatlantic tunnel is cancelled? Hurrah!
     
  5. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    -- Car and Driver is reporting that President Obama has ordered all Chevrolets and Dodges out of NASCAR. "A complete withdrawal from America's premier racing series is expected to save more than $250 million between GM and Chrysler, a substantial amount considering the drastic measures being implemented elsewhere."

    --The Daily Express published a piece today about an invisible car designed to evade traffic cameras. The developer is having some issues though: "My main problem at the moment is covering the wheels and developing an invisible suit to wear.

    -- The UK Guardian published a story in its media section declaring that the paper was closing down and moving entirely to Twitter. "Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters," read the story, headlined, "Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink."

    -- Google, which has a long history of April Fools trickery, has a link on its home page today that reads, "Introducing CADIE: a singular upgrade to your online life" that stands for Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. It links here, to an announcement of the "world's first 'artificial intelligence' tasked-array system." CADIE has her own YouTube channel and blog.

    GMail also announced its "autopilot" function as part of the CADIE initiative. It will help you participate in many more Nigerian bank schemes and ruin all your personal relationships!

    -- Qualcomm has gone one step further in the world of convergence. "In order to provide the most expansive coverage possible, the convergence program has implanted tiny base stations into thousands of pigeons," the site says. But it doesn't stop there: The company has spliced together wolf and pigeon DNA. "The wolfpigeons inherit the survival skills and tenacity of wolves. Together they form a creature of preternatural swiftness. We simply cannot allow our network transmitters to be killed off by feral cats or cold weather." Good point.
    WATCH:


    -- Air America Radio has a report that Fox News adopted a child from Malawi in an attempt to be as "cool" as Madonna. (Thanks, FastMovingCloud!)

    -- YouTube's new viewing experience is an interesting move in the world of online video. Everything will be upside down. According to Google's research "modern computer monitors give a higher quality picture when flipped upside down-kind of like how it's best to rotate your mattress every six months. You might find that YouTube videos look better this way."

    -- Expedia travel is offering flights to Mars from only $99!

    -- Microsoft unveiled a new yodeling game, Alpine Legend, that lets you "jam with alpine legends like Franz "The Manz" Lang and Johann Hornbostel." Add-ons include a tri-horne and a goat.

    -- Al Gore announces new line of vegan frozen meals. According to Ecorazzi, the fight to save the world begins at the dinner table. And the former VP totally gets it.

    -- Funny or Die has gone all Reba today to celebrate. The homepage offers a Reba splash, a "Reba or Die" logo, and more videos of Reba than we knew existed.

    -- Bjork has joined the band Led Zeppelin. She announced on her site that she will be the band's new lead vocalist.

    -- The J. Peterman Company is offering some foolish products for today including baseball glove leather pants, a small Western European country, unfiltered bottled water, and Napoleon's lifts. (Thanks, jeburr24!)

    -- Reddit looks like Digg! The social news site took on its big brother today by adopting its style and colors.
     
  6. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Ah, but one of those is actually true!
     
  7. Tin-Chicken

    Tin-Chicken Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    43
  8. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    ThinkGeek is always the best for this kind of thing.

    Now with extra Bacon:

    Bacolicio.us ~Mmmm, Bacon~

    As a vegetarian, I find the whole concept particularly distasteful!
     
  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    15,914
    Location:
    Stanford, California
    Digging a tunnel is almost always a lot more work.

    I'll be glad to see this finally implemented. Then Google maps won't tell me to swim across anymore.
     
  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #10 TEG, Apr 1, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
    Great fishing opportunities in the north Atlantic. Drop your hook, line and sinker right in and catch something!
     
  11. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    Come to think of it, they should just ban ICE cars from the bridge, period.
     
  12. AntronX

    AntronX Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    Miami, FL, USA
    [party pooper]

    April 1st...

    [/party pooper]
     
  13. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
  14. mt2

    mt2 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    544
    Location:
    Chicago Area, Northwest Burbs
  15. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Update:

    ...
     
  16. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Two videos.

    Must see!

    The only web browser with facial control: Indie browser Opera unveiled its plan to let users surf the Web through facial gestures. Squint to scroll down. Blink to open a new tab. Stick out your tongue to bookmark a page. Check out the video tutorial
    Today’s top 5 April Fools gags | csmonitor.com
     
  17. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,252
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    VFX, did you work on Hotelicopter ?
     
  18. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    No I just admired it as a seriously committed effort for a joke .
     

Share This Page