April Fool 2012 roundup

Things we schooled on Apr 1 2012:

Telstra is bringing behind a Gold Phone.

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Bulletproof, that powers Mumbrella among many other sites, is charity a new extraterrestrial backup service:

Bulletproof Networks to offer initial extraterrestrial Disaster Recovery service

Sydney, Australia, Sunday 1 April, 2012 – Australian Mission Critical Cloud Hosting provider Bulletproof Networks has launched a new use that it believes is a universe initial in Disaster Recovery. An prolongation to Bulletproof’s delegate Sydney information centre (well outward a 15km radius of Sydney’s CBD), a provider currently launched a new Disaster Recovery charity to concede smoothness of use in a eventuality of a many serious disaster scenarios imaginable.

Named “New Dawn”, a use will yield for hosting of customers’ applications from computing comforts orbiting Earth, divided from a planet’s surface. The use will use idle computing comforts inside a orbiting satellites of a series of commercially-failed communications networks, with a multi-hundred satellite footprint.

The use uses a series of internationally-hosted ‘Earth viability’ showing nodes, that can establish when a whole-of-earth disaster has struck that would describe many earth-bound hosting comforts inoperable by examination pivotal Internet trade metrics. In this scenario, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite-borne hosting capabilities come online, creation calm accessible by a operation of wireless communications standards that concede entrance but a need for networks behind on Earth, and with low adequate latencies to be utterly usable.

“In a eventuality that an impassioned disaster eventuality takes down many hosting comforts on Earth, companies will wish to safeguard that as life earnings to normal, they are among a first-to-market with hosted capabilities that concede survivors to entrance their services, and to be a brands of a new beginning,” Anthony Woodward, Bulletproof’s CIO, pronounced in a statement. “We also trust that this creates glorious use of idle discriminate ability that is already in orbit, preventing a need to launch a own.”

The association also records that, in further to a immeasurable infancy of Bulletproof’s endless list of existent brand-name customers, several heading tellurian web sites have approached Bulletproof with a perspective to leveraging a use to safeguard that personal profiles on blogging and amicable media sites are still manifest to survivors permitting companies to precedence this information to aim their sales in post-apocalyptic products such as Geiger counters and building materials. Bulletproof expects that a use will have clever take-up after this year in credentials for events on Dec 22nd, per a Mayan Calendar.

Google is to addition Street View, around Street Roo, by chubby cameras to kangaroos’ heads

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“Over a subsequent 4 weeks, some-more than a thousand Big Red kangaroos will be versed with a 360-degree conduct camera that will automatically constraint images when a marsupial is on a pierce during illumination hours.

“The cameras on a Street Roo collection group will be powered by solar panels stitched into a behind slot of custom-made roo jackets. Images will be connected to Google in real-time. A GPS tracker embedded into a coupler will compare a plcae of a kangaroo to safeguard a picture is accurately uploaded onto a new Street View layer.

“To safeguard a seamless knowledge – and to equivocate suit illness – we have also grown program that will well-spoken over a bouncing outcome gifted with a tender data.”

Meanwhile, Google Maps is now accessible on 8 bit cartridge:

And still with Google, Gmail is now accessible with a Morse Code keypad:

Kraft has announced a cherry essence of Vegemite:

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News Ltd’s Amanda Meade has taken to Twitter to exhibit a new policy:

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The Mini Countryman is now accessible for squeeze one square during a time:

 

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(Hat-tip: Marketing Nabbed)

Richard Branson is to transport to a centre of a earth with Virgin Volcanic (hat-tip: Cathie Tranent)

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And a Brisbane Times reports that Queensland is to change a regiatration plates slogan to “The can do state” in reverence to new premier Campbell Newman.

Meanwhile, Ikea has removed a left handed allen keys (hat-tip: Gavin Bain)

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ZDNet reported that Huawei was perplexing to buy a Sydney Harbour Bridge to use for tools in a transmitter.

And TV Tonight suggests that Kyle Sandilands is to horde The Logies.

Publisher Lovatts is rising a crossword book for pets:

Meanwhile, Mumbrella reports that it is to start a recruitment agency.

 

Apr 1st, 2012 during 10:58 am

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Comments

  1. Andrew B
    1 Apr 12
    11:22 am

  2. Come on, they should move behind a Gold Phone…

  3. SC
    1 Apr 12
    11:38 am

  4. STA Travel are also charity cut cost “Cargo” fares. Offering a ultimate no frills atmosphere transport experience, travelers will fly with no cabin crew, in moody party or food service. Cost of transport formed on weight and height.

  5. Cathie Tranent
    1 Apr 12
    11:50 am

  6. Virgin Volcanic is a biggie!!

    http://www.virgin.com/travel/n…..n-volcanic

  7. Keith Mason
    1 Apr 12
    2:35 pm

  8. One can usually assume: http://mashable.com/2012/04/01…..re-as-ceo/

  9. AdGrunt
    1 Apr 12
    3:30 pm

  10. Red Balloon Days sent me an comical email with travesty things to send to mates.

    Made me laugh.

  11. Me-ouch
    1 Apr 12
    4:03 pm

  12. Adblocker replacing all web ads with cinema of cats for a Apr Fools win.

    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/adblock

  13. Groucho
    1 Apr 12
    4:09 pm

  14. @SC isn’t that what tighten to what Qantas do in economy these days?

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