YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Discussion of anything and everything relating to chess playing software and machines.

Moderators: bob, hgm, Harvey Williamson

Forum rules
This textbox is used to restore diagrams posted with the [d] tag before the upgrade.
User avatar
AdminX
Posts: 5292
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:34 pm
Location: Acworth, GA
Contact:

YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by AdminX » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:18 pm

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6228

Just because Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are cousins does not mean I will buy this story. :D
"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."
__________________________________________________________________
Ted Summers

Jan Brouwer
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:12 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by Jan Brouwer » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 pm

Talking about April fools jokes, did anyone notice Google's new unit(s) of time? :D

Daniel Shawul
Posts: 3810
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:34 am
Location: Ethiopia
Contact:

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by Daniel Shawul » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:07 pm

you mean Topeka's :)

Jan Brouwer
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:12 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by Jan Brouwer » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:07 pm

Jan Brouwer wrote:Talking about April fools jokes, did anyone notice Google's new unit(s) of time? :D
And another one, try to become super user at xkcd! :lol:
(There are more commands implemented...)

tmokonen
Posts: 1065
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:46 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by tmokonen » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Jan Brouwer wrote: And another one, try to become super user at xkcd! :lol:
(There are more commands implemented...)
Or try running emacs :)

User avatar
AdminX
Posts: 5292
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:34 pm
Location: Acworth, GA
Contact:

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by AdminX » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:53 pm

I doubt if this is true either, seeing as no major news network has picked up the story that I can find:

Fischer’s remains to be exhumed?
http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6227
"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."
__________________________________________________________________
Ted Summers

Norm Pollock
Posts: 1019
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:15 pm
Location: Long Island, NY, USA
Contact:

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by Norm Pollock » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:25 pm

AdminX wrote:I doubt if this is true either, seeing as no major news network has picked up the story that I can find:

Fischer’s remains to be exhumed?
http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6227
It was in a local newspaper in NY today (NY Post).
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -- Charles Darwin

swami
Posts: 6536
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:21 am

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by swami » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:31 am

So, Chessbase is making multiple April Fools joke posts to confuse us into thinking that only one of them qualify?

Note that "LHC goes online - GM's worried" is an obvious April fools.
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6226

rlsuth
Posts: 320
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:37 pm

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by rlsuth » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:46 am

Damon's grandfather is Finish and not Norwegian, but otherwise, a good story.

playjunior
Posts: 338
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:53 pm

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Post by playjunior » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:56 pm

swami wrote:So, Chessbase is making multiple April Fools joke posts to confuse us into thinking that only one of them qualify?

Note that "LHC goes online - GM's worried" is an obvious April fools.
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6226
A friend working on one of LHC projects told me that they had a successful run at 7tev a couple of days ago. Obv. the Carlsen + Matt Damon story is the joke.

Post Reply