Tell Me a Joke

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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  • Gary Varga

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    April Fools were disappointing by their absence this year. I love both spotting them and falling for them. I also enjoy a bit of Schadenfreude when I see people being suckered who lack the sense of humour or humility to see the funny side of falling for a clever prank.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • Swinders

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    I quite liked the one from National Instruments about their new Flux Capacitor Module (NI-1985).
    NI drives time travel with stylish new cRIO module

    “Our customer-centric solutions help engineers get innovations to market faster and smarter,” NI Time Travel Specialist Dr. Emmett Brown said. “Engineers can now drive that innovation in the past, present, and future.”

  • Mark A. Norris

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    ThinkGeek.com had several fun items for April Fools Day including this one:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jtpo/

    :hehe:

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Swinders - Monday, April 3, 2017 6:29 AM

    I quite liked the one from National Instruments about their new Flux Capacitor Module (NI-1985).
    NI drives time travel with stylish new cRIO module

    “Our customer-centric solutions help engineers get innovations to market faster and smarter,†NI Time Travel Specialist Dr. Emmett Brown said. “Engineers can now drive that innovation in the past, present, and future.â€

    nice

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Not to start any debate or controversy on the topic, but I thought this was a fun April Fools joke I caught Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGRlS53U_k

  • Jedak

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  • jesse.shade

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    I think "April Fools" jokes in a professional communication is childish and worthless.

    I have unsubscribed from your rag.

  • Gary Varga

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    jesse.shade - Monday, April 3, 2017 8:35 AM

    I think "April Fools" jokes in a professional communication is childish and worthless.

    I have unsubscribed from your rag.

    Is that a joke??? :ermm:

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • Alvin Ramard

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    Maybe I'm asking this in the wrong thread, but can anyone tell me where I can find documentation on DBCC TimeWarp?  ;-D



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  • Eric M Russell

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    Last Friday, the day before April 1, a fire started beneath a section of I-85 in downtown Atlanta. Whatever happened, the fire department struggled to put it out and the concrete bridge eventually collapsed. Both the north and southbound side of the 12 lane freeway in the busiest section of town will be out of service for weeks and possibly months. I don't know if it was started as a practical joke, but no one is laughing.

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho

  • Gary Varga

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    Eric M Russell - Monday, April 3, 2017 9:13 AM

    Last Friday, the day before April 1, a fire started beneath a section of I-85 in downtown Atlanta. Whatever happened, the fire department struggled to put it out and the concrete bridge eventually collapsed. Both the north and southbound side of the 12 lane freeway in the busiest section of town will be out of service for weeks and possibly months. I don't know if it was started as a practical joke, but no one is laughing.

    I am more of a fan of the pranks that make someone BELIEVE something has happened when it hasn't. You get the human reaction followed by relief without any danger physically or otherwise. Most people seem to react well when they know that they were fooled as opposed to done over.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • jasona.work

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    I just got sucker... convinced to give iRacing a try by some co-workers.  They announced on Saturday a new vehicle being added to the sim, the Porsche 133:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1bLVBkPxo
    Now, if you Google the Porsche 133, you'll see a fine example of German (tractor) engineering, perfectly suitable for putting in astounding lap times...

  • Wayne West

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    I was kinda disappointed in what I saw this year.  Normally Slashdot has some great ones, this year I just was not impressed.  Having said that, the EFF did a very good job.

    https://supporters.eff.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=2085

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  • kerry_hood

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    Gary Varga - Monday, April 3, 2017 3:25 AM

    April Fools were disappointing by their absence this year. I love both spotting them and falling for them. I also enjoy a bit of Schadenfreude when I see people being suckered who lack the sense of humour or humility to see the funny side of falling for a clever prank.

    Sorry, this year, in the UK, they were cracking, IMO. We were nearly convinced by the idea that a polar bear was wandering around North Uist (in the Shetlands, half way to the arctic circle from most of the UK) except they didn't mention some pertinent details that are obvious if you've been there .  And the idea of George Osbourne having his own line of underwear makes me smile... (perhaps you have be British to find that one funny; just that he's always been such a strait-laced school-boy faced serious politician)

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