April April 2010

01.04.2010 Misc #AprilFools

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Hier sammle ich heute (wie jedes Jahr: 2007, 2008, 2009) die Aprilscherze aus Blogs und Onlinemedien, Tipps wie immer in die Comments, ich trage das dann hier nach.

(Youtube Direktimprov)

0. Improv Everywhere: No Underwear Subway Ride
For our latest mission, over 1,000 people rode the subway without underwear or pants in New York City. Our annual No Pants Subway Ride has been a tradition for years, and we decided it was time to up the ante. Riders spread out over four different subway lines to surprise and delight everyday New Yorkers riding the train. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. We have blurred out the private parts of all the riders to keep the documentation safe for work.

1. Youtube-ASCII-Filter: Bei manchen (nicht allen) Videos kann man als Auflösung Textmodus auswählen und das Youtube-Logo ist auch ge-ASCII-t. (Danke Daniel!)

2. heise.de: Hinweise auf geheimen Detektor am Teilchenbeschleuniger LHC: „Ein kurzzeitig auf Wikileaks veröffentlichter, zwischenzeitlich aber wieder vom Netz genommener Video-Mitschnitt des gestrigen Webcasts soll Wissenschaftler am Kontrollpult eines bislang unbekannten sechsten Detektors zeigen. Gerüchten zu Folge soll es sich dabei um einen bislang geheim gehaltenen Detektor zum Nachweis mikroskopischer schwarzer Löcher handeln.“

3. Wireds Gamelife: The 10 Meanest Tricks That Games Ever Played on Us: „This April Fools’ Day, we look back with a sick mixture of irritation and awe at the pranks played on us by the friends we least suspected: our videogames.

4. Reddit gibt allen Usern Admin-Rechte: Everyone is fucked. We are all admin?

5. Google-Japan: Google Japan's Drum Keyboard: Not Quite Practical: „As part of what is apparently an April Fool's Day Prank over at Google Japan, they've made a pretty impressive drumset keyboard, complete with emoticon keys.“

6. Geeks are sexy: April Fools’ Day Prank: Voice Activated Printers / Copiers

7. PHPbb: „Bundesverfassungsgericht bestätigt Anspruch der PH PB-B auf Domain phpbb.de Mit Wirkung zum 24.03.2010 hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht die Domain phpbb.de der Pädagogischen Hochschule Paderborn-Benhausen (PH PB-B) zugesprochen.“ + phpBB is now ASPbb

8. Inside 360: Aus inside-360 wird inside-ps3!

9. Polyneux: Polyneux bald auch am Kiosk

10. Scienceblogs Astrodictium simplex: Protonenmangel! Der LHC musste schon wieder gestoppt werden!

11. Tagesschau: Alle IP-Adressen besetzt – ICANN schaltet Rootserver ab: „Morgen um Mitternacht US-Westküstenzeit (9:00 Uhr MESZ) schaltet ICANN die Rootserver des Internets ab, um sie auf das IPv6-Protokoll umzustellen. Für voraussichtlich 24 Stunden werden deshalb weltweit keine Internetdienste mehr nutzbar sein. Man wolle den durch die Osterfeiertage bedingten Rückgang des Datenverkehrs für die Arbeiten nutzen, sagte Twomey.“

(Youtube Direkttranslate)

12. Google UK: Introducing Translate for Animals (beta): Bridging the gap between animals and humans: „Making the world's information universally accessible is a key goal for Google. Language is one of our biggest challenges so we have targeted our efforts on removing language barriers between the species. We are excited to introduce Translate for Animals, an Android application which we hope will allow us to better understand our animal friends. We've always been a pet-friendly company at Google, and we hope that Translate for Animals encourages greater interaction and understanding between animal and human.“

13. Webcomic-URL-Tausch von Ruthe.de und Nichtlustig.de

14. College Humor: „The website you were trying to access, www.collegehumor.com, is currently under investigation for harboring un-American sentiment and will remain offline until an official review can be conducted. You are not under arrest nor have you broken any United States laws by attempting to visit www.collegehumor.com, however, the Department of Information may subpoena your address from your Internet Service Provider for further action.“

15. TechCrunch: Introducing The Do-It-Yourself CrunchPad Kit [Video]

16. Google Docs: Upload and store anything in the cloud with Google Docs: „As with documents, spreadsheets, and files, you also share objects you've uploaded to Google Docs with anyone in the world. For example, do you ever wish you could CTRL+F your house keys or your TV remote? Store your keys, remotes, rail passes, and other objects you commonly lose with Google Docs, and you'll never have to worry about finding them again. Having trouble moving your piano from New York to California? Upload it from your home in New York, then download it once you're in California. Change your mind and want to share it with your friend in England instead? No problem. With one click you can have your piano delivered to anyone you choose, anywhere in the world. With simple pricing at $0.10 per kg, along with free pickup and delivery from any location on the planet, it’s hard to pass up.“


17. Wikipedia.org: Wife Selling: „The English custom of wife selling was a way of ending an unsatisfactory marriage by mutual agreement that began in the late 17th century, when divorce was a practical impossibility for all but the very wealthiest. After parading his wife with a halter around her neck, arm, or waist, a husband would publicly auction her to the highest bidder. Wife selling provides the backdrop for Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge, in which the central character sells his wife at the beginning of the story, an act that haunts him for the rest of his life and ultimately destroys him.“

18. XKCD mit Unixconsole.

19. The Independend: Exposed! Today's April Fools' pranks – Jet propulsion „Car breakdown service AA is launching "a rapid response patrol" by fitting its rescue service members with lightweight jet packs so they can rocket over traffic jams to reach stranded motorists.“

20. CNet: Apple admits iPad is a "massive joke": „the head of Apple's design department has exclusively admitted to CNET UK that the iPad began as a silly in-joke -- only for Apple chief executive Steve Jobs to think it was real.“

(Youtube Direktsmelly)

21. Kodak: Announcing AROMATOGRAPHY - An unbelievable sensory experience: „Imagine seeing an image of a field of wildflowers and the experiencing all the delicate and complex aromas that accompany the visual experience. It's no longer just a dream, thanks to recent breakthroughs in Neuro-Optic-Nasal-Sense Imaging“

22. Funny or Die is Bieber or Die

23. Google NZ gibt die Dauer der Suche in verschiedenen Einheiten an, z. B. in „0.01 femtogalactic years“

24. Maps Just Got OCCA

25. Survey Finds Rollerblading Is Manliest Sport

26. Think Geek: iCade - iPad Arcade Cabinet: „How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Pac-Man or Space Invaders?“

Das iPad-Arcadedings ist ja nett, aber awesome ist das hier: Monolith Action Figure! „2010 - The year toys make contact: Deep in the heart of Aisle 7 (the action figure aisle), all throughout the 70's, 80's, and 90's, something waited. No one knew it was there, until toy stores began their turn of the century renovations. Then the Monolith Action Figure was discovered (the first given the name "TRU-1"). What was it for? Where did it come from? Why wouldn't its barcode scan? No one knew. And no one knows to this day.“

Und natürlich: Pâté is passé. Unicorn - the new white meat
„Unicorns, as we all know, frolic all over the world, pooping rainbows and marshmallows wherever they go. What you don't know is that when unicorns reach the end of their lifespan, they are drawn to County Meath, Ireland. The Sisters at Radiant Farms have dedicated their lives to nursing these elegant creatures through their final days. Taking a cue from the Kobe beef industry, they massage each unicorn's coat with Guinness daily and fatten them on a diet comprised entirely of candy corn.“

27. PSSHelp: PSS Launches Celebrity Voice Prompt Library for IVR Systems

28. Announcing Google VERTICALS (Real Time Images on Maps/Buzz)
Today, Google is launching VERTICALS, which stands for Visually-Enhanced Real-Time Integrated Coordinated Aerial & Locational System, a new product that will take Google Maps & Buzz to the next level. Google VERTICALS harnesses the power of our feathered friends to bring real time images to the web.
"Here at Google we're always thinking of innovative ways to enhance our products. VERTICALS allows us to improve both Maps and Buzz simultaneously. Each time you Buzz from your cell phone, if there is a bird in the area equipped with our special device, it will then be dispatched to snap a photo of the buzzer in that location," says Google's Chief Engineer, Mike Robins.

29. The Independend: Hadron Collider II planned for Circle Line: „London Underground is in talks with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) about the possibility of using the 23km tunnel of the Circle Line to house a new type of particle accelerator similar to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.“

30. Google: A different kind of company name
„Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.“


31. Google Maps: Streetview in 3D

32. Google Wave: Try out new Google Wave wave notifications!

33. Techcrunch: Exclusive: Google To Go Nuclear

34. Gmail disemvowelled: Today’s vowel outage

35. Brillant --> Moog: MF-401 Auto De-tune $799.00
„Do the vocals on your favorite song sound like a vocoded chipmunk? Yes(?). Did you use extreme auto-tune settings in the sensitive ballad you wrote for your girlfriend, who then dumped you because, as Jay Z said, "Auto-tune is Dead". Never fear, you can now recapture the emotive intensity of your original vocal performance complete with the off-kilter, yet somewhat charming intonation for which you are known.“

36. CERN: High energy collisions reveal a paleoparticle: „Physicists working on the LHC results have announced their first discovery: a hideous particle from the prehistory of the Universe“

37. Escapist: PopCap Announces a Mind-Blowing New Bejeweled

38. Sky: Strawberry That Pines To Be Another Fruit: „What looks like a strawberry, but is white and tastes like a pineapple? A pineberry, of course.“


39. Deutsches Indiana Jones-Forum wird zum Mutt Williams-Fanforum.
40. Moritz: Olivgrün ist das neue bunt
41. China Observer: China gelingt Aktien-Coup und kauft Google: „China gelingt Aktien Coup und kauft GoogleInformationsdienste wie Google News werden abgeschafft.“
42. Caschy: Firefox: mit der Kraft der zwei Engines
43. Turi2: Google kauft Burda - und vielleicht auch den Rest der Branche.
44. Lupe: Westerwelle tritt zurück (NZZ-Redaktor plauderte aus)
45. spOnline: Training für Hartz-IV-Empfänger – Arbeitslose spielen Kaufmannsladen
46. TheOldPirateBay.org
47. Brillant! --> Futurezone: EU-Innenminister starten Social Network
„"Wir haben schon 20 Millionen begeisterte Testuser, die sich an unseren Registrierungsstellen mit ihren Fingerabdrücken und DNA-Profilen angemeldet haben", so De Vichy. "Das geht problemlos an jeder Polizeidienststelle. Danach können sie an unseren beliebten Social Games wie 'Erbkrankheit' oder 'Du bist Sherlock' mitspielen." "Erbkrankheit" ist in der Tat lustiger, als der Titel vermuten lässt. Das vom französischen Multikonzern Morituri-Universel programmierte Game hat vollen Zugriff auf die DNA-Datenbank und zeigt den Spielern nicht nur an, mit welchen ihrer Freunde und Kinder sie tatsächlich blutsverwandt sind, sondern es bietet auch fette Boni für User, die an Sonderspielen teilnehmen.“

48. Raveline: Kraftwerk vergeben Band-Lizenzen
49. File Planet: Duke Nukem Forever Demo

50. Brillant! --> Google Annotations Gallery: „@WrittenWhile – There are times when you haven't given your best performance. Perhaps you were distracted. Perhaps you want everyone to think you were. That's your call. We won't judge you. We just want to give you an out.“

@WrittenWhile("surfing Chatroulette")
public interface You {
void spinRightRoundBabyRightRound(Me me);

Mehr Listen:
Telegraph: April Fools – Best jokes from the tech world, Techcrunch: April Fools 2010: The Definitive List, Mashable: Our Choice: The Funniest April Fools Jokes, AprilFoolsDayOnTheWeb.com,