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YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:18 pm
by AdminX
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

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 pm
by Jan Brouwer
Talking about April fools jokes, did anyone notice Google's new unit(s) of time? :D

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:07 pm
by Daniel Shawul
you mean Topeka's :)

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:07 pm
by Jan Brouwer
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...)

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:51 pm
by tmokonen
Jan Brouwer wrote: And another one, try to become super user at xkcd! :lol:
(There are more commands implemented...)
Or try running emacs :)

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:53 pm
by AdminX
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

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:25 pm
by Norm Pollock
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).

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:31 am
by swami
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

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:46 am
by rlsuth
Damon's grandfather is Finish and not Norwegian, but otherwise, a good story.

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:56 pm
by playjunior
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.