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Strider
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Google changes its name to Topeka

ThinkGeek has tons of great new products!

Dharma Iniative Alarm Clock - make sure to watch the product video!

The iCade, the ipad arcade docking station

The Screaming Knife

Share your favorites!

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The White Whale
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I like the Google search results calculated time:

1.21 gigawatts (this first one is just awessome)
2.0 shakes of a lamb's tail
at warp 8.9
0.07 nanocenturies
1.80e-15 epochs
0.20 microweeks
0.02 femtogalactic years
0.11 microfortnights
0.15 centibeats
0.24e+43 Planck times
44.78 jiffies
23.00 skidoo
0.68 times the velocity of an unladen swallow

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Strider
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Youtube offers TEXT only video mode to save bandwidth - most of their videos actually work with this!

Google Wave offers new notifications

New unix interface for XKCD


Justin Bieber takes over Funny or Die, renames it Bieber or Die - Warning: contains a swear word or two

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rivka
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BetterMars Books
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Moog stuff

paleoparticle

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The White Whale
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New unix interface for XKCD

Particularly good commands:

make me a sandwich
sudo make me a sandwich
man
find
find Kitten
echo
ping
top
date
xkcd
look

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Alcon
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For you Java developers out there, Google has released the Google Annotations Gallery (gag):

http://code.google.com/p/gag/

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"help" and "cheat" are fun too.
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Google Translate for Animals
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Blizzard Entertainment offers new Matchmaking on Battle.net, new gear score for WoW, Diablo III blanket, and Deckard Cain voice for GPS.
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Some other Unix classics:

xyzzy
go west (don't try going south, you won't like it)
make love
man help
whoami
finger
emacs
vim

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
go west (don't try going south, you won't like it)

Going south is fine, as long as you take the right precaution first.
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Ah. 'inventory' and variants didn't work, so I didn't realise I was carrying anything. I can't figure out what to do with the bed, though.

Getting into the spirit, I too posted a joke. Warning: Some language.

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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
I can't figure out what to do with the bed, though.

Me neither.
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deviantArt changes all of its icons and signatures to Teams Edward, Jacob, Lady Gaga, and The Seeker.

www.deviantart.com

Also, llama badges!

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You know what, I think the iCade is the best chance of me ever getting an iPad.
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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
emacs
vim

Also:
nano
restart
sudo restart

And only a minor effect, but try the Konami code.

(Edited to add a few more)

[ April 02, 2010, 12:06 AM: Message edited by: Shmuel ]

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rivka
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Alas, it is now too late to try them.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
I can't figure out what to do with the bed, though.

Me neither.
sleep [Smile]

...granted, it turns out you can do that anywhere.

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Alas, it is now too late to try them.

Is not! Go here.
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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Shmuel:
quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
I can't figure out what to do with the bed, though.

Me neither.
sleep [Smile]

...granted, it turns out you can do that anywhere.

I could swear I tried that unsuccessfully several times earlier.

Also, thanks for the link. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Shmuel:
And only a minor effect, but try the Konami code.

???

Using words? I tried both with and without hyphens and got unrecognized command.

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using my arrow keys i inputted up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right, then b,a and at that point my screen flashed.
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rivka
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ah! That works.
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Strider
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kind of a lot of work for not much payoff. [Smile]
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rivka
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True. But it worked!

[Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
kind of a lot of work for not much payoff. [Smile]

Most April Fools gimmicks involve that. Several years ago I spent over two weeks writing a Infocom-like text interpreter for the April Fools release of my game's "pre-alpha".
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arstechnica.com had a Cthulhu-based Choose Your Own Adventure story yesterday.
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Try entering the konami code over and over again. Up to five times.

It gets pretty entertaining.

The source code suggests that there should be some other time of game in there (tetris or something with weapons?) when you use the konami code - but its commented out so maybe they never finished it.

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Try 'write [name]'. You'll like it.

There are a few fun locate ones. (I'm cheating and looking at the source code).
Who
su
kill
use the force luke
use the source luke
serenity
enable time travel

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Alcon:
Try entering the konami code over and over again. Up to five times.

It gets pretty entertaining.

That's more like it. [Big Grin]
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Oooh, that one is exiting!
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