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« on: March 31, 2015, 06:16:17 PM »

It seems that sites are starting early this year. Ones that I know of so far:

1) Go check out Google Maps. You should see a new button on the lower left.
2) Amazon Dash: https://www.amazon.com/oc/dash-button/ EDIT: This is seriously looking real but just has a really poor release date.
3) The Galaxy BLADE Edge: http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/galaxy-blade-edge-chefs-edition/ (the world's first smart knife with smartphone capabilities!)
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 06:54:05 PM »

Hmm, man, that Amazon Dash button page(s) looks pretty legit.  They're getting more elaborate in their jokes I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 07:38:29 PM »

I went through all the links related to Dash and it's pretty convincing...really nothing that I found to give it away as a prank, and it's not that crazy of a concept
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 08:07:09 PM »

It's also being advertised as the first thing on their homepage carousel, and I doubt they would show a joke page so widely.  Usually I think you have to go to the specific page from a link or something.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 08:18:24 PM »

Wow. So apparently the Amazon Dash is real. It even has a legal ToS page!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201730770
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 09:37:35 PM »

that would make me poor.  My 5 year old and 2 year old would be pressing that just to press it.  Before I know it, I have 48 containers of paper towels at my door.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 09:56:52 PM »

Ha!  Those are pretty cool.   I think the Dash could be ultra convenient, though not always the best price.   The balance struggle is real. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 10:07:29 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 31, 2015, 09:56:52 PM

Ha!  Those are pretty cool.   I think the Dash could be ultra convenient, though not always the best price.   The balance struggle is real. 

I think it would be cool for something like soft drinks (which Amazon does sell and at least one brand is included so far it appears), but even with Subscribe and Save, Amazon is usually much more expensive on those items. Nothing they are showing now do I order enough of to need a button just to order it. Neat idea though.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 11:59:47 PM »

Quote from: naednek on March 31, 2015, 09:37:35 PM

that would make me poor.  My 5 year old and 2 year old would be pressing that just to press it.  Before I know it, I have 48 containers of paper towels at my door.

first thing I saw when I looked at the link is where it says that repeat presses do nothing until delivery confirmation of the previous press.

Tons of things have potential here, but K-Cups is one that we might actually use
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 12:28:54 AM »

There are few things that I use enough of to make use of that button, and for those it might make sense with I already just have an Amazon Subscription set up. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2015, 03:14:26 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584qPWzfhHY

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydLZJXG3Tk&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 06:01:18 AM »

http://www.thinkgeek.com/
As usual they're stuffed with some awesome items for April Fools. Every so often one of them even turns real, too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TayVCvUCImM
Capcom's Ace Attorney Dog.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 06:11:16 AM »

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Are we sure that is an April Fools one? It seems plausible.

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 07:46:51 AM »

Samsung Blade. Even they are joking, their products look cheap! Look at that handle!
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 12:31:22 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 01, 2015, 06:01:18 AM

http://www.thinkgeek.com/
As usual they're stuffed with some awesome items for April Fools. Every so often one of them even turns real, too!


The Game of Thrones Clue video is pretty funny.

If I had cats, I'd want that Voltron cat condo.

But this takes the cake:

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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2015, 12:33:58 PM »

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This'll go great with Google Chrome Selfie.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2015, 12:45:37 PM »

IGN brings us a Back to the Future, um, sequel?  Crossover?  Something...
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 12:48:21 PM »

Sony brings P-WET technology with "Playstation Flow"
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2015, 12:50:44 PM »

Microsoft launches MS-DOS 3.3 on Windows Phones.

(I have the app - it's hilarious in a geeky kind of way)
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2015, 01:01:20 PM »

ran across this on one of the prank videos.  Youtube added a new button to the bottom, next to the watch later button.  Adds some music to your viewing experience. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2015, 01:02:48 PM »

T.I.N.D.R. for WoW

Find some followers for your followers.
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2015, 01:03:09 PM »

Quote from: naednek on March 31, 2015, 09:37:35 PM

that would make me poor.  My 5 year old and 2 year old would be pressing that just to press it.  Before I know it, I have 48 containers of paper towels at my door.

After the first press, it doesn't register another sale until the product is delivered.
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 01:06:14 PM »

They announced that a while ago (where your characters hair would grow).

Either they were seeding a joke, or this is poking fun at something real in the game.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2015, 01:07:14 PM »

Google Japan's Keyless Keyboard
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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2015, 01:07:37 PM »

Amazon's initial front page is ancient:

http://www.amazon.com/?ref=oc_oft_gw

When you click on a link it takes you to the modern one.
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2015, 01:13:41 PM »

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The next video is Google Panda (ahother 2015 AFD joke):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI9Qb4PuiOU
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2015, 01:20:16 PM »

Nature.com : Dragons are real/
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2015, 01:22:25 PM »

Royal Albert Hall dug up document showing they were furious with the Beatles' reference.
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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2015, 01:24:02 PM »

CERN finds, and harnesses the use of The Force
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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2015, 01:25:48 PM »

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/apr/01/jeremy-clarkson-joins-guardian-drive-for-fossil-fuel-divestment
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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2015, 03:00:18 PM »

Some dork posted Tic Tac Toe Rules on BoardGameGeek.
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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2015, 03:12:03 PM »

Sympathy maternity pants.
Google backwards.
WestJet Smart Seats
Chrome Mobile Selfie function
Miz-Mooz selfie shoes

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2015, 04:54:19 PM »

Now on display: Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Also, I love how the Google Backwards actually displays the results in reverse.
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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2015, 06:04:54 PM »

Cities' Chirpy comes to other Paradox games.
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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2015, 07:24:42 PM »

Slashdot has been posting some excellent 'stories' today, like this:

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Imperial investigators are still trying to piece together what happened in last week's horrifying terrorist attack on our largest orbital defense station. Over a million loyal citizens, scientists, and medical staff lost their lives in the grisly attack while the station was being put through training exercises near the Yavin system. Billions more are in mourning, while a number of powerful senators have renewed calls to increase defense spending. Initial reports have confirmed Rebel involvement, and officials are making inquiries about a young insurgent from Tatooine with known ties to religious fundamentalists.
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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2015, 10:50:27 PM »

Deadpool will be rated PG-13?
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« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2015, 12:06:42 AM »

Game of Thrones Clue video seems to be gone, anyone have a mirror?
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