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Submission + - Google's 2007 April Fool's Hoax

Anirban Paul writes: "Google has embarked upon a huge internet April Fool's hoax campaign as we speak (now it is 4:15am April 1st EST -NY). google has launched an april fool hoax as a link in the main search page that it is offering broadband internet service through household toilets. they have named the service as TiSP (beta); it is well written elaborate hoax with customer support, tech support, FAQs etc. it can also be accessed at http://www.google.com/tisp/. it says the following: "Sick of paying for broadband that you have to, well, pay for? Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), our new FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up today and we'll send you your TiSP self-installation kit, which includes setup guide, fiber-optic cable, spindle, wireless router and installation CD.""
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Nvidia To Recall Every 8800 GTX/GTS Card 134

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Bill Stubbs writes "NVIDIA has admitted to a killer bug in all GeForce 8800GTX/GTS cards, and will recall all affected cards and replace them. 'An NVIDIA engineer, who wishes to remain anonymous, has just clued us in on the whole deal. This engineer claims that while allegations of poor gaming performance are correct, the reason is not really poor drivers. Brace yourself for the truth: Right after the G80 was taped out, NVIDIA discovered a bug in the vertex shader that causes the GPU to generate slightly incorrect geometry transformation data. The difference was minimal enough to escape attention but it was significant enough to render a scene incorrectly.' The article also links to a secret website which will allow gamers to purchase Nvidia cards at cost."

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