Like 1 year ago today I prefer to post a collection of the best April Fools that I’ve found around, some about Gnu/Linux and open source in general, but also on online service such as Twitter and youtube.
YouTube is shutting down.
To our incredible YouTube community,
When we started out in 2005, we focused on rapidly increasing user engagement. We wanted an inventive way to draw people in and catalyze their creativity. The result? A contest for the best video on our site.
Nearly eight years later, with 72 hours of video being uploaded every minute, we finally have enough content to close the competition. We’ve started the process to select a winner and as of tomorrow at midnight, we will be closing the site to submissions.
Staying on a video online service we discover that Vimeo change slightly…
Today is a very exciting day. For the last half-dozen years, we have been working to develop a new kind of online experience: one that combines the digital freedom of the web with the analog pleasure of luxuriating in a patch of sunlight on your living room floor. We’ve been building an innovative platform — one that you can sit on and survey your domain; tenderly rub up against; or scratch fervently, as if trying to claw the eyes out of the human who refuses to put more food in your bowl. It’s a place to hide when people come over, and a way to connect with other feral, potentially rabid strays. It’s the home for your cat videos. It’s called Vimeow.
Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.
We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication.
Toshiba present the Toshiba Shibasphere
It isn’t just a game.
Life will never be the same once you’ve entered the Shibasphere. Extraordinary innovation packed into every spherical inch makes this the most intense game console ever conceived by Toshiba. Forget controllers and cameras. The Shibasphere’s 809.3b infrared motion detection captures your every move in incredible high resolution and puts you right in the action. And with Toshiba’s exclusive Logical Aggression Monitoring, your gaming experience will be all smiles.
In a shocking page EFF reveals a lot of news that could harms our freedom such as:
FBI Issues Reflection Warnings
Starting this week, department stores will begin affixing “FBI Anti-Piracy” stickers to mirrors, warning consumers that placing a reflective object in the same room as a television could constitute a violation of U.S. copyright law. In a related lawsuit, EFF is representing Dana Auerbach, a ballet instructor who was caught watching The Black Swan in her dance studio while on lunch break. She faces a $750 to $150,000 penalty for each of her infinite charges of infringement.
And much more on EFF website
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1 image is better than 1000 words in this case:
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