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Thursday, April 01, 2010

So, I'm reading news articles...

April Fool's Day is a pretty annoying day. I'm reading through some news articles while I work, and I seriously can't tell (at a glance) which ones are true, and which ones aren't.

For example:

  • The iPad has been reviewed in a few places, and reports are that the battery life is really good and it will actually change computing forever.
  • Truckers are going to be banned from texting while driving.
  • Obama wants to drill for oil off of America's shores.
  • There's a company giving away body piercings with the purchase of a server.
  • Microsoft is accusing Google Chrome of being insecure because it combines the URL bar and search fields into one.
  • Lawmakers are asking for an FTC investigation of Google Buzz because the rollout of same exposed users' private information to outsiders.
  • Will Smith is reportedly "in" for Independence Day 2 and 3.

Each of these has at least one aspect of "huh?" to it. As in "Huh? Obama wants to drill for oil? Obama?", or "Huh? Microsoft seriously thinks the combining of two fields into one is cause for security concerns in a competitor's product? Microsoft?"

It's annoying either way. Either everybody (specifically, Slashdot) is running the whole "April Fool's Day Joke" thing into the ground by publishing nothing but jokes, or humanity is so short of things to do that the above counts as actual news.


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