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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 10:14am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

..... You might already be familiar with our self-driving car project. We’ve spent years working....

 
Similarly.....
DaveInVA

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 9:24am


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 9:16am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

yeah. I didn't get it either.

 
Ever since mankind could go fast, we have longed to go faster. And ever since we’ve done work, we have longed to have someone else, or something else, do that work for us. You might already be familiar with our self-driving car project. We’ve spent years working on a tough engineering problem—how to create a hardware and software system capable of gathering and interpreting massive amounts of real-time data and acting on that knowledge swiftly and surely enough to navigate innumerable varieties of crowded thoroughfares without ever once (among other human frailties) exploding in a fit of road rage at the guy who just cut hard left across your lane without even bothering to flash his blinker. 

Well, our autonomous cars have now been test-driven (or rather, test-ridden) for more than 200,000 miles without a single machine-caused mishap. And today we're moving the project one great leap forward with Google Racing, a groundbreaking partnership with NASCAR to help self-driving vehicles compete in the world of stock car racing. We think the most important thing computers can do in the next decade is to drive cars—and that the most important thing Google Racing can do in the next decade is drive them, if possible, more quickly than anyone else. Or anything else. 


Prodigal_SOB

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 9:08am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

yeah. I didn't get it either.

 
 
  I'm a bit suspicious of this as well even though I haven't got around to playing the video yet. 
 
 "Multitask Mode lets you use as many mice as you can plug into your computer, so you and your friends can navigate dozens of sites, at the same time, on the same device." 
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 8:31am

 Manbird wrote:
I would slug Oldviolin right in the hobo pudding after he falls asleep then tape his drawers shut. 

 
It would be hard to imagine a finer tribute.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 8:08am

 Alexandra wrote:

Well...it wasn't THAT funny. They could've done better.

 
yeah. I didn't get it either.
Alexandra

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 8:07am

 winter wrote:

Given the timing, and how not likely it is ... 

 
Well...it wasn't THAT funny. They could've done better.
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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 8:02am

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:
I just wish I'd realized it was an iPad and not an iPan... but the biscuits were fine baked on that little rectangular jobber...

 

 
magnifique!{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 7:50am

 Alexandra wrote:

I can't tell if they've done anything this year...is the NASCAR partnership a joke, or real?

 
Given the timing, and how not likely it is ... 
Alexandra

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Posted: Apr 1, 2012 - 7:44am

 Beanie wrote:
Google always has the best April Fools jokes...

 
I can't tell if they've done anything this year...is the NASCAR partnership a joke, or real?
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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 7:03pm

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:
I just wish I'd realized it was an iPad and not an iPan... but the biscuits were fine baked on that little rectangular jobber...

 

 
Sweet!  We love these.  Every time you post a new one, L watches it with me.  {#Hug}Hug both of them for us, please.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 7:01pm

 Manbird wrote:
I would slug Oldviolin right in the hobo pudding after he falls asleep then tape his drawers shut. 

 
Nice try, but he has teflon drawers

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 6:49pm

I would slug Oldviolin right in the hobo pudding after he falls asleep then tape his drawers shut. 
JustineFromWyomi...

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 6:25pm

I just wish I'd realized it was an iPad and not an iPan... but the biscuits were fine baked on that little rectangular jobber...

 
Antigone

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 3:02pm

 Beanie wrote:
Google always has the best April Fools jokes...

 
I like that they make fun of themselves.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 1:05pm

 Beanie wrote:
Google always has the best April Fools jokes...

 


Beanie

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 12:31pm

Google always has the best April Fools jokes...
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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 12:07pm



This position is located in Mountain View, CA and obscure locations around the world

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 11:52am

 DaveInVA wrote:
One of my favorite tricks to pull was I'd drill a small hole about 1/16" just under the handle on a coffee cup and then fill it with beeswax. Putting the hole there made it less likely to be seen and the beeswax would keep it from leaking right away. Then when it melted the coffee would run on to their wrist and down their arm and drip off the elbow. Was a real crowd pleaser.

Another one that went over really big was when my boss was in a big hurry to get to a meeting and when he wasn't looking I put a standard white lab rat in in briefcase. He said when he got to the meeting and opened it the rat came out and scurried across the meeting room table and it also had pee'd all over his papers. He loved me for that one.

That same boss once made the mistake of telling us a baaaad sheep joke at one of our friday meetings so we broke into his office one night and put an inflated inflatable sheep there with a sign around its neck saying "I'm Yours" and a jar of Vaseline relabled "Sheep Grease".

Another time one of my co-workers put a live rooster in his office before he got in. That went over real big also....  

It was also always fun to file flat spots on the office chair wheels of your coworkers 

 
That's a much better idea - more subtle than remvoing the wheels completely which is what I did one time - wish I'd thought of that.

DaveInVA

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Posted: Apr 1, 2011 - 11:36am

One of my favorite tricks to pull was I'd drill a small hole about 1/16" just under the handle on a coffee cup and then fill it with beeswax. Putting the hole there made it less likely to be seen and the beeswax would keep it from leaking right away. Then when it melted the coffee would run on to their wrist and down their arm and drip off the elbow. Was a real crowd pleaser.

Another one that went over really big was when my boss was in a big hurry to get to a meeting and when he wasn't looking I put a standard white lab rat in his briefcase. He said when he got to the meeting and opened it the rat came out and scurried across the meeting room table and it also had pee'd all over his papers. He loved me for that one.

That same boss once made the mistake of telling us a baaaad sheep joke at one of our friday meetings so we broke into his office one night and put an inflated inflatable sheep there with a sign around its neck saying "I'm Yours" and a jar of Vaseline relabled "Sheep Grease".

Another time one of my co-workers put a live rooster in his office before he got in. That went over real big also....  

It was also always fun to file flat spots on the office chair wheels of your coworkers 


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