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  • April Fools Day, 2009...

    Welcome to April Fool's Day on the Defcon forums.

    If you are not familiar with April Fools Day, consider reading about it here.

    What April Fools Day jokes have you found on the Internet? Have any of them fooled you? Which was the most entertaining joke you found?

    (Please provide URL to examples below:)
    Last edited by TheCotMan; March 31, 2009, 22:31.

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    Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

    Nicely done on the 'Defcon.org is for sale'!

    www.stillfree.com got me a few years ago - check the top-left video, 'tagging Air Force One.' I think the sheer audacity of such an act made me want to believe it was legit.

    The way you can tell it's fake is when no one comes under sniper fire.

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    • #3
      Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

      Google's team just activated CADIE. Who would have known AI would have a thing for pandas?
      afterburn

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      • #4
        Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

        Originally posted by afterburn188 View Post
        Google's team just activated CADIE. Who would have known AI would have a thing for pandas?
        I'm not really impressed with the Google team's job this year, its not nearly as interesting as the toilet cable or Mars mission, or as complete. Although in defense of the pandas, go look up red pandas, they're much more adorable.
        I do know everything, just not all at once. This is commonly referred to as a "virtual memory" problem.

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        • #5
          Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

          Originally posted by char_guerilla View Post
          Nicely done on the 'Defcon.org is for sale'!
          lol, I didn't even think that was a joke. It was more or less a "wtf is this" reaction.

          Thinkgeek always has some funny stuff around today http://www.thinkgeek.com/index.shtml

          Blizzard usually has some stuff, but it doesn't look like they've updated yet.

          [edit] Also check out Gizmodo. They look like they have spam writers doing their posts today with wierd images. I got a chuckle.
          Last edited by g3k_; April 1, 2009, 10:08.
          "As Arthur C Clarke puts it, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Here is my corollary: "Any sufficiently technical expert is indistinguishable from a witch"."

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          • #6
            Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

            I knew it was April Fool's, and I still fell for it. ;)
            "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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            • #7
              Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

              Originally posted by robosycho View Post
              I'm not really impressed with the Google team's job this year, its not nearly as interesting as the toilet cable or Mars mission, or as complete.
              You may not be impressed but I am. I mean obviously CADIE was made to combat Conficker right? That's why the Google Team connected it up...to purge the internet of Conficker. I guess it got real serious and started to infect the defense network. I mean Conficker did take over an ATM and Nuke Silo right? I don't think this is an April Fool's joke but an elaborate cover up! (Insert Tin Foil Hat Here) And for all you crazies, don't worry, humans are still in the loop! It's not like it's in control of anything important...

              EDIT: It claims it has google.com, i mean how important is that really? And yet I feel like we've all seen this before? For some reason I keep being reminded of the name "John Connor". Must be a coincidence right?
              Last edited by afterburn188; April 1, 2009, 10:08. Reason: oh no it has google
              afterburn

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              • #8
                Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                So you're saying I can't get a Tauntaun sleeping bag on thinkgeek? That just steams my carrots.

                I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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                • #9
                  Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                  Originally posted by noid View Post
                  So you're saying I can't get a Tauntaun sleeping bag on thinkgeek? That just steams my carrots.
                  I would actually love to own one of those. I'm saddened we can't purchase ;/

                  http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/200...ker-war-r.html Wired is getting the lulz out about conficker.
                  "As Arthur C Clarke puts it, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Here is my corollary: "Any sufficiently technical expert is indistinguishable from a witch"."

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                  • #10
                    Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                    I'd rather have the squeezable bacon yummmm

                    also:
                    http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/a/alpinelegend/

                    :D
                    Network Jesus died for your SYN

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                    • #11
                      Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                      http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sec...ss=securityfix
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                      45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B1
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                      • #12
                        Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                        Originally posted by robosycho View Post
                        I'm not really impressed with the Google team's job this year, its not nearly as interesting as the toilet cable or Mars mission, or as complete. Although in defense of the pandas, go look up red pandas, they're much more adorable.
                        There was also this:

                        http://mail.google.com/mail/help/autopilot/index.html
                        45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B0
                        45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B1
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                        • #13
                          Re: April Fools Day, 2009...


                          This actually got me earlier..... Slashdot linked this and owned me hard D: I was like "holy crap, alaska went to defcon 3" then I was reading about the guy that turned himself in and scrolled all the way down D:
                          "As Arthur C Clarke puts it, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Here is my corollary: "Any sufficiently technical expert is indistinguishable from a witch"."

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                          • #14
                            Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                            The new Nine Inch Nails album is lulz:

                            http://www.nin.com/strobelight/

                            Especially this:

                            http://www.nin.com/strobelight/error.html
                            45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B0
                            45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B1
                            [ redacted ]

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                            • #15
                              Re: April Fools Day, 2009...

                              Not an april fool's joke, but lulz worthy:
                              http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0020MMRWK

                              Listening to the media talk about this is retarded. I heard something on the radio today that made me RAGE and then laugh, and then cry. Then I laughed again.
                              "As Arthur C Clarke puts it, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Here is my corollary: "Any sufficiently technical expert is indistinguishable from a witch"."

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