Happy April 1st... :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by hmscott, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Nvidia Says GPP Is Officially OVER!

    Introducing Paul's Skincare and Makeup!

    Core i7 8700, Intel Box Cooler Limiting Performance

    THE EXTREMELY BRUTAL HD7950 feat. BRUTALZOID

    We FINALLY Installed a FIREPOLE!

    The Most COMPACT Case We've Ever Seen!

    How to mine $1,000,000 of Bitcoin using just a laptop

    The HappyJoeShow!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Arrrrbol, KY_BULLET and killkenny1 like this.
  2. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

    Reputations:
    7,525
    Messages:
    4,455
    Likes Received:
    8,587
    Trophy Points:
    581
    No benchmarks, very disappointed! :vbmad:
     
    Arrrrbol and hmscott like this.
  3. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Bixby Speaker Impressions!

    I'm a Fan

    CS:GO for the PS4
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Arrrrbol likes this.
  4. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    280
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    76
  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    SONY a7F PREVIEW (I Didn't Expect This)
     
    Arrrrbol likes this.
  6. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

    Reputations:
    7,789
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    5,700
    Trophy Points:
    531
  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    An updating, infuriating list of all the April Fools’ pranks on the Internet in 2018
    By Abby Ohlheiser April 1 at 9:30 AM
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...he-april-fools-pranks-on-the-internet-in-2018

    "April Fools’ Day is on a Sunday and on Easter this year, which isn’t the best scenario for all the thirsty brands looking to get their pranks into the weekday news cycle. Based on my email inbox, many of the brands have settled on the same workaround: Just start their jokes early.
    [ A horde of thirsty brands launched their April Fools’ Day jokes early ]

    As of the Wednesday before April Fools’, brands had already launched a fake beer line, a study pillow and a salon that makes you look like your dog. April Fools’ Day can be clever on the Internet — but it has also, increasingly, become a day where your social media feeds are flooded with on-brand corporate pranks, pleading for your retweets. A few brands are trying to grow their power by collaborating, which is worrying.

    Here’s our list of all the 2018 April Fools’ Day online pranks, which we’ll update throughout the day. As we update, newer entries will be added to the top of each category.

    Tech company pranks
    Fake cryptocurrencies
    • Tumblr isn’t launching a cryptocurrency called Tumblcoin
    • Houzz isn’t launching a cryptocurrency called “HouzzCoinzz
    • Sam’s Club isn’t launching a cryptocurrency called “bulkcoin”
    • Hpnotiq, the liquor company, isn’t launching a cryptocurrency called Hpno-Currency
    Pet-themed pranks
    Fake news
    Viral pranks on kids
    Miscellaneous brand pranks
    Brands collaborating
    This post, originally published at 6:49 AM on April 1, has been updated and will continue to update through the day."
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Arrrrbol likes this.
  8. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    April Fool's Day 2018: How the EU trolled Britain - and all the best pranks from around the world
    By Chris Graham , 1 APRIL 2018 • 10:48AM
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/01/april-fools-day-2018pranks-fake-news-around-world/

    "Today is the day for real fake news. It's April 1, which means companies, newspapers and japesters around the world try to make fools of us with pranks.

    And because it's Easter Sunday too, you can expect some of the gags to have a recurring theme.

    Here's a round-up of some of the jokes so far.
    How the EU trolled Britain

    The European Parliament has poked fun at Britain - and, specifically, our new blue post-Brexit passports, with its April Fool's joke.

    It claimed that "all EU passports [are] to become dark blue" - which would render our symbolic passport choice useless.

    BREAKING: All EU passports to become dark blue https://t.co/C6g8kEQx5d pic.twitter.com/xIadOfDSPn
    — Europarl UK (@EPinUK) April 1, 2018

    The joke has been widely praised by Remainers. Sarah Wollaston, a Tory MP who supported Remain during the referendum, tweeted: "Best April Fool of the day."

    Scottish Labour MP Ged Kellen said the tweet was "top trolling."

    Burger King

    It's Easter, so of course chocolate needs to be on everything. Burger King certainly think so, creating its first Chocolate Whooper.

    The fast food chain got into the spirit early this year, posting a video on Friday announcing the release of a dessert version of its signature Whopper burger. “Coming soon to your local Burger King. maybe,” it teased.

    the NEW chocolate Whopper. coming soon to your local Burger King. maybe. pic.twitter.com/9N1snyYhRX
    — Burger King (@burgerking) March 30, 2018

    According to the video, the Chocolate Whopper includes a chocolate cake bun, a “flame-grilled chocolate patty,” raspberry syrup instead of ketchup, white chocolate rings that resemble onions, candied blood oranges rather than tomatoes, milk chocolate “leaves” of lettuce and vanilla frosting “mayo”.

    That actually sounds quite tasty.

    'Divisive and dangerous' emojis

    The Observer has opted for a Brexit-themed spoof this year. It reports that an Italian firm is planning to cash in on the debate by creating official Brexit and Remain emojis, dubbed Brexit Bulldog and Starry Blue.

    A paid-for app download is due to be launched on Sunday, giving people the option to use the emojis to give their social-media profiles a Brexit “brand identity”, Scherzo Primavera reports for the newspaper.

    The European Collective – a group of pro-Brexit Conservative MPs –and the Remain Group – an umbrella organisation representing pro-EU MPs – both condemned the app as “making money out of politics”.

    “Nobody who campaigned in the referendum wanted to give shadowy organisations the chance to exploit British voters,” the groups said in a joint statement. “Brexit is far too serious a matter for foolish jokes.”

    Harry's stag do - in a yurt rereat

    Prince Harry is reportedly going to spend his stag weekend drinking laverbread smoothies and engaging in pre-dawn ancient Celtic chanting at a spiritual yurt retreat in West Wales later this month.

    According to the Mail on Sunday, Meghan Markle has organaised the trip to the foothills of the Beacons for him.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    She has chosen a holistic £750-a-night campsite run by her reiki-master friends Mungo Chavez and Jetsun Khandro, who have carefully erected a cluster of sustainable felt yurts in a circle of prehistoric Preseli bluestones, Flora Pilo writes.

    "Meghan wants Harry to spend the weekend getting grounded, not inebriated," a friend told the newspaper. "She thinks a weekend of meditation and chakra-cleansing in Wales will fit the bill perfectly."

    Coca-cola's three new flavours

    Coca-cola is reportedly launching three news flavours for the "Instagram generation": avocado, sourdough and charcoal.

    The company said research showed their new flavours were among the most favoured by the "brunch-loving, superfood-snacking millenial", the Sunday Mirror reports.

    Coca-Cola said in a statement to the newspaper: "Not only do they promise to be the perfect tasty, sugar-free refreshment, but they’ll also double-up as the ideal accessory for any brunch time social media photo – guaranteed to see the ‘likes’ rolling in."

    VAR fetched

    The Sun on Sunday have played with two topical subjects: VAR and virtual realty. It says that referees at the World Cup will use £5,000 VAR headsets in order to speed up controversial video decisions.

    The technology means referees will no longer have to rush to view a pitchside TV to check a decision. Instead, they will be able to see VAR images instantly on a 3D digital screen, the newspaper reports.

    An LED Screen alerts the crowd to a VAR review

    Its built-in gridwork of digital lines super-imposed across the turf allows refs to make accurate offside calls while a unique motion scanner can also detect players diving - all in real time.

    Fifa spokesperson Avril Blague told the newspaper: “The trials proved this headset is the future for VAR.”

    Google Maps

    Last year, it launched the Google Gnome, an AI speaker for your garden. This year, the internet giant is having some fun with its Maps service.

    Google Maps

    When you open the app, a playable version of Where's Wally pops up. "He shared his location in Maps, but he's in a crowd. Find him and his friends as they travel around the world," a message reads.

    Australian police

    The police Down Under love a social media joke, especially the Queenland Police Service.

    This year, it cracked an Easter-themed joke. In a statement on Facebook, it said police were investigating after "many children have woken up to find fruit hidden inside Easter Egg wrappers".

    "Eggsperts say parents might be playing the April Fool or it could be a case of sour grapes," they said.

    Tasmania's police, meanwhile, showed off their new highly-trained Hoon Dog Elvis. "Elvis, our highly-trained Hoon Dog responds to octane content and engine decibels to identify hooning cars," the service said. "While opponents have criticised him for the fact he aint never caught a rabbit, we're satisfied that he ain’t nothing but a Hoon Dog."

    Virgin Australia

    Richard Branson often gets in on the April Fool's Day fun. This year, his airline Down Under, Virgin Australia, launched Spin Class, the world’s first in-flight cycling studio.

    The new cabin class allows passengers to burn calories on board during long haul international flights.

    It’s great when two Virgin companies work together to come up with a really great idea. Well done to everyone at @VirginAustralia and @VirginActiveOz for introducing the world’s first in flight spin class. Will be touring Australia later this year and can’t wait to join one pic.twitter.com/cTIAxUuVZS
    — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) March 31, 2018

    Virgin Active Cycle Head Coach, Emma Masters said: “Each Spin Class has been designed to achieve optimal in-flight heart rate and maximum calorie after-burn in the case of the Jetlag Buster and Spin & Sleep classes. For those looking to relax, the Cruise in the Clouds options provides a more laid-back workout.”

    SodaSoak

    SodaStream has introduced SodaSoak, a sparkling water marker for the bath.

    Game of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson and reality star Reza Farahan featured in the launch the SodaSoak which told viewers the SodaSoak "didn't just stop at tickling your tongue".

    OHMYGOSH! Check out our new SodaSoak ad featuring The Mountain. Learn more at https://t.co/FdHnMKw393 pic.twitter.com/kezfd2V6Ch
    — SodaStream UK (@SodaStreamUK) March 28, 2018

    Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream, said: “SodaStream is always looking for disruptive ways to create moments of joy and April Fools’ Day is the perfect time to do so”.

    As for Icelandic man mountain Thor Bjornsson, he’s on a war against plastic. “The thing about SodaStream’s campaigns,” he said, “is that they address important themes — health and wellness or the global plastic bottle pollution problem — in a lighthearted and funny way that keeps a finger on the pulse of pop culture.”"
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    mason2smart and Arrrrbol like this.
  9. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    280
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    76
  10. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

    Reputations:
    4,657
    Messages:
    16,199
    Likes Received:
    19,918
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Introducing Google Cloud Hummus API - Find your Hummus!

    Gboard 物理手書きバージョン

    Introducing Bad Joke Detector

    I've Re-Designed GOOGLE!

    Introducing Google Wind
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Arrrrbol likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page