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[April Fools'] The Return of the Best Day of the Year

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    I legit want the think geek Star Trek White Noise Machine/ Alarm clock.

    God, that might be my ideal sleep setup.

    I use a fan year round because of minor tinnitus this would be heaven to me.

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    I don't know about this april fools stuff but I just got +10 cool points from this forum. that's what those points are right?

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    All I hope for is one long loop instead of short loops. On digital noise machines I always start to hear the point where it starts overs, which begins to drive me crazy. I currently use a mechanical noise machine because of that.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    All I hope for is one long loop instead of short loops. On digital noise machines I always start to hear the point where it starts overs, which begins to drive me crazy. I currently use a mechanical noise machine because of that.

    I mean Enterprise night mode noise is a low constant hum interrupted with beeps. Realistically you'd never hear it loop unless the player is really shitty and has to reload the track


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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Just use the same ones they use for HP Photosmart printers. Those cost around $100

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    My daughter got me good this morning.

    She approaches me before she goes off to school and says, "Daddy, I'd like quinoa for dinner."

    Me: "Oh, wow, that's great! Sure we can have it! (Hm, I thought she hated quinoa)"

    Her: "Haha! April fools!!!"

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    Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    So you know you have to make quinoa for dinner now, right?

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    mmmppphhhh

    wanna get a grip on thor's hammer, know what i'm sayin?
    Yo dude, and this is just my opinon I guess but

    these are kinda super gross comments

    like if I said that about a video of a swole lady I am pretty sure I would have been yelled at a bunch by now

    like hey

    dude is attractive as hell, sure

    but I WANNA GRAB HIS DICK is kinda gross, duder

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    fair enough

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    All I hope for is one long loop instead of short loops. On digital noise machines I always start to hear the point where it starts overs, which begins to drive me crazy. I currently use a mechanical noise machine because of that.

    I mean Enterprise night mode noise is a low constant hum interrupted with beeps. Realistically you'd never hear it loop unless the player is really shitty and has to reload the track


    10 seconds of brownian noise, 4 seconds of "tape rewind sound", 10 seconds of brownian noise...

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    My daughter got me good this morning.

    She approaches me before she goes off to school and says, "Daddy, I'd like quinoa for dinner."

    Me: "Oh, wow, that's great! Sure we can have it! (Hm, I thought she hated quinoa)"

    Her: "Haha! April fools!!!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98RbeUllar4

    You gotta next level this. Get a Pizza box set up for dinner but when you open it bam Chicken breast and rice all plated and ready to go

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Sidenote to all the websites out there: The engine noise of the Enterprise is not white noise. White noise is a very specific type of noise that has an evenly distributed frequency spectrum. The spectrum of the engine noise effect is almost exactly brown noise, which has a steady frequency drop-off of -6 dB/octave. This is why it is so low-pitched, which also makes it significantly more soothing compared to the harshness of traditional "static" white noise.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I'm very fond of a well-executed prank, honestly

    My biggest problem with April Fool's Day is the laziness

    Don't just lie about something, that's something I do every day

    Actually commit to the bit and try to fuckin' fool people

    I was still seeing friends fall for that "Netflix is making a Judge Dredd Series!" "prank" as recently as November, partly because some other entertainment blog failed to check the date on the original and re blogged it months later.

    Lying about cool stuff that people wish existed is not a prank, that's just being an asshole.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I'm very fond of a well-executed prank, honestly

    My biggest problem with April Fool's Day is the laziness

    Don't just lie about something, that's something I do every day

    Actually commit to the bit and try to fuckin' fool people

    I was still seeing friends fall for that "Netflix is making a Judge Dredd Series!" "prank" as recently as November, partly because some other entertainment blog failed to check the date on the original and re blogged it months later.

    Lying about cool stuff that people wish existed is not a prank, that's just being an asshole.

    That said, that example you gave is the fault of shitty blogs not doing research and your friends trusting a single shitty blog without follow-up.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I brought in the ol' "veggie tray in a box of donuts" to the office today.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I fell for the DREDD Netflix series really badly a few months ago as well.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I brought in the ol' "veggie tray in a box of donuts" to the office today.

    I would have been really psyched. I think I like veggie trays better than donuts.

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Okay Netflix. This John Stamos thing you're doing? It's pretty good.

    Edit: "New Releases Which Suffer from a Distinct Lacks of Stamos". Goddammit, Netflix.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I'm very fond of a well-executed prank, honestly

    My biggest problem with April Fool's Day is the laziness

    Don't just lie about something, that's something I do every day

    Actually commit to the bit and try to fuckin' fool people

    I was still seeing friends fall for that "Netflix is making a Judge Dredd Series!" "prank" as recently as November, partly because some other entertainment blog failed to check the date on the original and re blogged it months later.

    Lying about cool stuff that people wish existed is not a prank, that's just being an asshole.

    That said, that example you gave is the fault of shitty blogs not doing research and your friends trusting a single shitty blog without follow-up.

    Nah roughly half of them were still sharing the original lie

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I'm very fond of a well-executed prank, honestly

    My biggest problem with April Fool's Day is the laziness

    Don't just lie about something, that's something I do every day

    Actually commit to the bit and try to fuckin' fool people

    I was still seeing friends fall for that "Netflix is making a Judge Dredd Series!" "prank" as recently as November, partly because some other entertainment blog failed to check the date on the original and re blogged it months later.

    Lying about cool stuff that people wish existed is not a prank, that's just being an asshole.

    That said, that example you gave is the fault of shitty blogs not doing research and your friends trusting a single shitty blog without follow-up.

    Nah roughly half of them were still sharing the original lie

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    The local radio station I listen to on the regular is running this add right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zNeHzEInVw

    They even set up a home page at http://placidheights.com/. They have a fake interview with the "developer." The amount and content of the phone calls they are generating into the station is just amazing.

    The best part is they do this same thing every year, something that just straddles the line of believability and will generate some negative response from a certain section of the population. It's just perfect.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Decius wrote: »
    The local radio station I listen to on the regular is running this add right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zNeHzEInVw

    They even set up a home page at http://placidheights.com/. They have a fake interview with the "developer." The amount and content of the phone calls they are generating into the station is just amazing.

    The best part is they do this same thing every year, something that just straddles the line of believability and will generate some negative response from a certain section of the population. It's just perfect.

    People would so buy into this if it was real.

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    The Geek wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    The local radio station I listen to on the regular is running this add right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zNeHzEInVw

    They even set up a home page at http://placidheights.com/. They have a fake interview with the "developer." The amount and content of the phone calls they are generating into the station is just amazing.

    The best part is they do this same thing every year, something that just straddles the line of believability and will generate some negative response from a certain section of the population. It's just perfect.

    People would so buy into this if it was real.

    Yeah they've had those calls too. It's really great. I wish could remember what they did last year, cause it had the same result. Some people wanted to buy into whatever it was and others were outraged.

    Edit: Oh god, they actually spent $500 buying likes on Facebook to perpetuate this.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Well I think this tops my shit april fool's day prank list:



    fuck april fool's day

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    Wow, that's just... That's the worst!

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    Randy ButternubbsRandy Butternubbs Registered User regular
    The real problem with the Google prank is it involves Minions. Unforgivable.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, fuck everything ever to do with minions.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Counter opinion. Minions are fine.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Counter opinion. Minions are fine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxbZ44lXNeE

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Counter opinion. Minions are fine.

    Sicko.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
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    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    I mean if actual, substantial evidence that this button is causing problems for people isn't enough proof that it's a bad idea then I don't know what to tell you.

    Granted, 99% of the time people ARE going to have the presence of mind not to press the big obvious joke button. The cruel thing about it though is that the 1% of people who don't are probably have a lot of other stuff going on in their minds at the time. In which case, it's much more likely to be a pretty damn important e-mail that they're sending and not just "oi m8 u up 4 drinks at the tav later rotflmao".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    I mean if actual, substantial evidence that this button is causing problems for people isn't enough proof that it's a bad idea then I don't know what to tell you.

    Granted, 99% of the time people ARE going to have the presence of mind not to press the big obvious joke button. The cruel thing about it though is that the 1% of people who don't are probably have a lot of other stuff going on in their minds at the time. In which case, it's much more likely to be a pretty damn important e-mail that they're sending and not just "oi m8 u up 4 drinks at the tav later rotflmao".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    You know google pulled it because of complaints right

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    I mean if actual, substantial evidence that this button is causing problems for people isn't enough proof that it's a bad idea then I don't know what to tell you.

    Granted, 99% of the time people ARE going to have the presence of mind not to press the big obvious joke button. The cruel thing about it though is that the 1% of people who don't are probably have a lot of other stuff going on in their minds at the time. In which case, it's much more likely to be a pretty damn important e-mail that they're sending and not just "oi m8 u up 4 drinks at the tav later rotflmao".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

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    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    I mean if actual, substantial evidence that this button is causing problems for people isn't enough proof that it's a bad idea then I don't know what to tell you.

    Granted, 99% of the time people ARE going to have the presence of mind not to press the big obvious joke button. The cruel thing about it though is that the 1% of people who don't are probably have a lot of other stuff going on in their minds at the time. In which case, it's much more likely to be a pretty damn important e-mail that they're sending and not just "oi m8 u up 4 drinks at the tav later rotflmao".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    You know google pulled it because of complaints right

    That doesn't make it substantial evidence of it actually harming people. It just means that they're going to remove jokes as soon as someone complains, which is just a good idea in general.

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    SkwigelfSkwigelf Passed out in a cloud of farts and cigarette smoke.Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »

    I would go there and sign the petition, but he pronounces "both" with an L. There is no L in Both.

    You just got April Fooled, Andrew W.K..

    (I don't know how April Fools works)

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