April Fools: April 1, 2003

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Today marks April 1st -- or April Fools Day.

    Rumors, and rumor sites in general tend to draw their share of "April Fool"ers. Please refrain from posting April Fools posts in all but the Community Discussion forums to prevent an overflow of these postings.

    And keep this in mind while visiting other sites on this day... :)

    Article Link: April Fools: April 1, 2003
     
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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  3. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    Here, here!

    I don't need any April fools jokes this year....
     
  4. joed macrumors regular

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    Just curious, is the US the same where all pranks occur upto midday on April Fools? If they're done after midday then the jokes on the prankster!


    James.
     
  5. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    the truth....

    Suddenly, I can see apple releasing the "rumored" PDA/Tablet/iWhatever today.

    That would a sick, sick joke.
    It would make me cry.

    Then we'd all laugh about how we thought we actually needed something like an Apple tablet.

    Then we'd cry again....
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    Re: the truth....

    and no one would believe it... not for a few days...

    arn
     
  7. maler macrumors newbie

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    Today Americans play small tricks on friends and strangers alike on the first of April.


    And what about frenchs? Britishs? Germans? Czechs? Or did Americans invented april jokes and have patent for it? i don't belive my eyes...
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    :) I was actually just quoting the piece I had linked to. I suppose it is international. I've removed the quote.

    arn
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    For along time I've been saying I've expected a BIG product announcement today. :cool:

    Just never said I expected it to be "real" :p
     
  10. maler macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :)

    actualy, on the site of the USambassy is swedish , there is that April jokes are "invented" by Frenchs :) Say this on CNN and you will hear no lough in US today :)
     
  11. maler macrumors newbie

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    Oh, and just for info, on our site Mujmac.cz i posted "april article" about takeover of Apple by Intel :) most of reads have positive feedback :) it's made litle bit less official, because otherwise some of them will belive in it :) if you can read czech :) you can visit mujmac.cz :)))
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The one merger I'd fear...

    Two of the biggest innovators in the US have merged today. Yes folks Apple has merged with RonCo.

    Ron Popeil will be taking of the day-to-day operations of the merged company, and act as the head of hardware development.

    Steve Jobs will remain with the company and head up the reformed Claris unit. The Claris unit will responsible for all operating system and software development for the newly merged company.

    With the innovative synergies of these two companies, you can expect a whole host of new features to be included in returning classic iMac.

    You will also be eligible to participate in the famous RonCo payment plan for your classic iMac purchase -- just 10 easy payments of $39.95, act now and we'll include and inside-the-shell electric egg scrambler.
     
  13. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    Fun with RFCs

    Programmers and Network folks should check out todays new RFC:
    RFC 3514
    RFCs that are posted on April 1st are always good to read.
     
  14. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Sun and Apple

    Hey, lets not forget about the one where Sun Microsystems bought out Apple. That was funny because people believe it for days.. I think cnet even said it was true.

    -Hugh

     
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    Nice!
     
  17. Steamboatwillie macrumors regular

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    My New Car!

    I don't know how this was missed in the rumor mill but I just drove off the lot in my new Apple iCar!

    This car is great *and* it's compatible with ALL roads. I can even pull up to any gas station to refuel.

    The car has two 1.43 liter engines and can do 0 to 60gb, er I mean 60mph in 3 seconds. The steering wheel is cool, it's clear plastic and says "Superdrive" on it. But strangley enough the iTunes radio only has one button but it is iPod compatible. The iTrunk is very roomy and comes with 19" rails in case you need to mount any xServers.

    On the road the iCar feels great. Sure, other cars can pass me but I notice, as I keep driving, they seem to crash quiet a bit.

    Happy April Fools day all!
    :)
     
  18. MACaccino macrumors newbie

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    Re: My New Car!

    You really need to check out the iCar LSX. There is an iMac sticking out of the iDash, which of course has the speedometer, fuel gauge etc. on the dock feature. I even got a $200 student discount on the optional iMoonroof. And the engine is overclocked to 1.51Ghz!
     
  19. Steamboatwillie macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: My New Car!

    I was going to buy one but I had read online that the A/C fan was really noisy...
     
  20. mangoman macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Re: My New Car!

    Barr Harrr Harrrr. Good one! :D
     
  21. celaurie macrumors 6502a

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    Shocking Talk

    Nothing whatsoever to do with Macs, but I like this April fool from the BBC.

    Chris, the Fool Seeker
     
  22. Steamboatwillie macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: My New Car!

    They did a recall on the iCar LSX fan but the shipping cost for the car was way way too much ;-)

    Why couldn't they just swap it out at the Apple store? tsk, tsk, tsk...
     
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Is the sparse field of April Fools news items the real April Fools joke, get everybody worked up about today's big rumors and introductions -- then we see nothing when the day arrives. :(
     
  24. Steamboatwillie macrumors regular

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    "We at the CIA do not have a sense of humor that I am aware of" and it seems niether does Apple.

    My guess is that although there are many of us who would appreciate a good joke from the orchard I suspect that many novice users might be confused and concerned. It is probably in good form that Apple restrained from indulging in the days antics. I can only speculate that many of the creative minds at Apple were begging to post the newly released "iWhateverisfunny" only to be shot down by the powers that be.

    :)
     

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