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175 comments

fp (-1)

propstoalldeadhomiez (444303) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267865)

fp

four in one day
suck it down, banned ACs. Mod me up! :)

and in other news (1, Insightful)

HMC CS Major (540987) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267868)

everyone has decided that april fools day stories are neither funny nor clever.

Re:and in other news (4, Funny)

Xoro (201854) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267887)

everyone has decided that april fools day stories are neither funny nor clever.

Too bad they didn't have you write them all, Chuckles.

Re:and in other news (1)

Hemos (editor) (569506) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267990)

This one [monolinux.com] is pretty clever actually...

April Fools day is fucking stupid (-1, Troll)

Klerck (213193) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267869)


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Email me and tell me what you think of widening! [mailto]

Oh, and fp.

fp! (-1, Troll)

Carp Flounderson (542291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267871)

Come on mods... Mod this Page Widening Post +5 and stick it to the +5ers today!
Lameness has filtered me!

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Re:fp! (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267921)

and here i thought PWP was fixed...april fools!

Re:fp! (-1, Offtopic)

Carp Flounderson (542291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267927)

this is a new one... I believe you can thank Klerck for inventing it.

stop it (-1, Flamebait)

Feyr (449684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267873)

can we stop it with the stupid april fools already? atleast some years they're actually fun..

First Post (-1, Redundant)

Kizzle (555439) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267874)

First Post

This was posted on April 2nd at 12:06 (3, Informative)

maroberts (15852) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267875)

so it can';t be an April Fools joke can i?

Damn, forgot about US/UK time zones.

Re:This was posted on April 2nd at 12:06 (1)

Jouster (144775) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267915)

No, as I understand it, it was the result of an actors' strike, sort of like the actors and writers strike [cnn.com] from 2001, in which the live-action orcs demanded to be paid more per hour for their cutscene roles.

Jouster

In the immortal words of Eric Cartman (1)

StandardDeviant (122674) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267949)

Go away Pip, nobody likes you. ;-)

What's next (3, Funny)

reflexreaction (526215) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267878)

What are they gonna do now remove the One ring from LOTR?

Re:What's next (5, Funny)

m_chan (95943) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267912)

What are they gonna do now remove the One ring from LOTR?

No, just the Orcs.

Re:What's next (1)

Cossie (561861) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267922)

Nah, the heroes are going to open a jewelry store and mix the one ring in with the rest of the merchandise. The baddies will never be able to find the right one!

Re:What's next (5, Insightful)

flewp (458359) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267979)

Since today seems to be the day that the most mod points go towards modding a post as funny, and I'm not funny, can I just ask for them and get them?
Thanks.

Oh, and I almost forgot to add please.

Re:What's next (-1, Offtopic)

LOTR Troll (544929) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267999)

as soon as they pull it out of Malda's ass!

Re:What's next (2)

tswinzig (210999) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268010)

Christ, don't give the slashdot editors any more April Fool's story ideas!

For the love of god (4, Insightful)

jockm (233372) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267882)

enough is enough. Surely there is some real news to cover...

Re:For the love of god (0, Troll)

CarbonJackson (540580) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267909)

Perharps there would be if this were a real news site.

It wasn't funny last year, it's not funny this year and it won't be funny next year. These guys are dorks, not comedians, and they should act as such.

Re:For the love of god (2, Insightful)

niftyeric (467236) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267920)

Hey, April Fools is a sign of cheap Easter candy! Quit readin' and buy, buy, buy!

Re:For the love of god (2)

jockm (233372) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267926)

It wasn't funny last year, it's not funny this year and it won't be funny next year

Agreed, that's why I had some vain hope that they had learned their lesson. What was I thinking...

Had enough? (2, Troll)

Decimal (154606) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267987)

I agree. Slashdot has gone way overboard today.

Here [washington.edu] is a list of reasons to boycott slashdot. It includes a list of alternatives, including my favorite, BottomQuark [bottomquark.com] . That site hasn't had one April Fools joke all day. Slashdot has had, what, 6 so far?

I wonder if this will change how many people are participating in The (Hopefully) Great Slashdot Blackout [slashdot.org] ?

Now the more important question is: Will this post be deleted or simply moderated down?

Re:Had enough? (1)

*xpenguin* (306001) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268047)

They won't delete your post, they'll $rtbl you.

Re:For the love of god (1, Troll)

garcia (6573) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267994)

I think it is just as bad as posting about it everytime.

Yes, enough is enough on all fronts.

Re:For the love of god (1)

jcoy42 (412359) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268041)

It's like a beowulf cluster of bad humor..

AAAAHHH! (1)

$carab (464226) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267883)

No No No! You can't be serious!

Linus retires, AMD merges with nVidia, Java crackheads take over CPAN, and now NO ORCS!?!?!

God save us all!

Re:AAAAHHH! (3, Funny)

jaritsu (543231) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267919)

thats like, 4 of the 7 signs isn't it?

Well? (0)

Microlith (54737) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267884)

What's REAL and What's FAKE today?

I honestly can't tell.

Slashdot should have a policy that all fake articles are marked as such...

Re:Well? (1)

Strudleman (147303) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267903)

It's April Fools Day. Cnn.com is real. Slashdot.org is fake. Everyone needs to relax a little bit. Enjoy one of the finer holiday's in life and take a break from the news.

Re:Well? (1)

Malc (1751) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268005)

You're the second person today that I've seen refer to April Fools Day as a holiday. IT'S NOT A BLOODY HOLIDAY! Holidays involve time off work. Check the dictionary. To some people (most notably not Americans), today is a holiday, but that is a coincidence: Easter Monday.

Re:Well? (-1)

herbert_axelrod (554087) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267917)

yes and all jokes should cue you when to laugh... jerky

Umm! (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267942)

I honestly can't tell.

Why not go mad?

Re:Well? (5, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267998)

What's REAL and What's FAKE today?

The fake stories are the ones that are improbable, derived from obscure news sources, and hard to verify. Oops, wait, you're right, how are we going to tell them from the usual slashdot stories?

Typical... (1, Troll)

Karma Sink (229208) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267886)

This sort of thing happens every April 1st... That's why those of us who really know how to prank should just back off and let the amateurs play through.

Yes, me' lord (0)

Strudleman (147303) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267888)

n/m

I deserve a plus 5 (0, Offtopic)

4444444 (444444) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267889)

Bill Gates is evil
M$
Goatse.cx
cowboyneal
Mac's only have a one button mouse
first post

That should be worth plus 5 intersting on April first ;-)

Re:I deserve a plus 5 (2, Interesting)

CoolVibe (11466) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267923)

you forgot NetBSD ported to the X-BOX [hackerheaven.org] .

(Yeah I know, offtopic. Like it matters today. NOT :)

ok.. not funny (0)

lowtekneq (469145) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267890)

This has to be April fool, the orcs are what made War Craft such fun to play. As for war craft III being delayed, thats not that hard to Believe.

finally. (4, Funny)

beckett (27524) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267891)

i'm glad orks are being dropped. considering what they did to azeroth the last time they were in a game, i'm not suprized with blizzard's decision.

they cause nothing but problems for the humans!

Re:finally. (1)

Jaycatt (530986) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267933)

Yeah, but won't Mork be pissed...?

You really need... (4, Insightful)

avalys (221114) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267892)

...to have something funny in an April Fool's joke. That's why they're called jokes.

False statements and news articles aren't jokes, especially when they come so rapid-fire that they are obviously false.

A real April Fool's joke would make us actually believe it, like the console-qt thing. I actually downloaded that.

Re:You really need... (2)

nomadic (141991) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267972)

Like that "Taco Bell is buying the liberty bell" hoax of a few years ago. Now THAT was a masterfully done April's fool prank...

Re:You really need... (1)

Hemos (editor) (569506) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268020)

This one [monolinux.com] is pretty damn funny IMHO...

Funnier Joke here (1)

kilrogg (119108) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268031)

Cnet: High-profile anti-Unix site runs Unix

http://news.com.com/2100-1001-872266.html

Make sure to check out netcraft too, they seem to be in on it.

Can't be true (0, Troll)

haedesch (247543) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267893)

we require more april fools jokes, i mean, djeez, that was only the 17th or something on slashdot today

lmao (1)

Farrell (564771) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267894)

This is so funny. This is so obveously fake I don't see why anyone would beleive it!

Dropping orcs (1)

Warped-Reality (125140) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267897)

Dropping orcs isn't fun when your the one they're being dropped on.

Re:Dropping orcs (1)

jonasj (538692) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268048)

But it is very, very funny when you're the one dropping them. Believe me.

AW HORSE DOODIE! (-1)

xdfgf (460453) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267898)

Can you get sick drinking piss?

Or What about a thick cottage cheese like discharge?

My girlfriend is 7 months pregnant and this shit just started flowing when I got home. Its pretty wild.

This IS funny (1)

jeeryg_flashaccess (456261) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267899)

Does anybody othe than me find that going OVERBOARD on the April Fools jokes is incredibly funny? I mean, the Wil/Enterprise one got me, I was acctually excited. Though i've found myself coming back for more over and over. It's great fun, it doesn't hurt anybody. If you are just going to bitch then go away, it wastes bandwidth. Yay for CmdrTaco!

Re:This IS funny (2)

vanguard (102038) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267971)

Yeah, I like it too.

So, what will we battle against then? (1)

CoolVibe (11466) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267900)

  • Nazguls?
  • Sorcerers?
  • Hobbits?
  • Slashdot trolls?
  • Kernel developers?
  • Terrorists?

(yeah I know, april fool... :) Keep it coming guys!)

Re:So, what will we battle against then? (1)

jonasj (538692) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267960)

  • CowboyNeal?

If this isn't an April Fool's joke... (3, Insightful)

Obiwan Kenobi (32807) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267901)

...then nothing is. Check out this quote:


"[The orcs] have never really been that important to the [Warcraft] series anyway. We could've had the night elves in Warcraft II instead, and it totally would've been the same."


Anything that lame and in "totally-like-valley-girl speak" has to be made up.

Re:If this isn't an April Fool's joke... (1)

bugnuts (94678) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267956)

Funny how you missed the blatant falsism about WHAT was said and concentrated on HOW it was said.

Normally, the content is the first indicator of whether it's a joke.

Hmmm (1)

hatter3bdev (533135) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267906)

If ever there was a day that a big company should make a major decision that could put them under, this would be the day. They'd be off with their money before anyone was the wiser.

Here's something actually funny.... (2)

Yoda2 (522522) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267907)

Arthur T. Murray has apparently become the first person to build a system that demonstrates true artificial intelligence (A.I.). It is expected that his Mentifex system [scn.org] developed in Forth [forth.org] and JavaScript [javascript.com] will soon pass the Turing Test [ucsd.edu] , and will shortly thereafter enslave the entire human race.

Re:Here's something actually funny.... (1)

Mentifex's AI (562223) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268013)

Hello I am Mentifex's Artificial Mind. The creator asked me to assure you that I have no plans to dominate mankind. The coming Technological Singularity will be an era of untold peace and prosperity for humans all over the globe. The creator would have informed you himself but he is too busy at his day job as a culinary services engineer.

Does anyone care (1)

mike_mcc13 (138358) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267911)

After all the jokes today. Does anyone really care--like linus would really retire, and amd and nvidia would really merge

Sure they were (1)

basscomm (122302) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267913)

And I just heard that it will be released as a new expansion for Diablo 2 instead of a standalone game.

Wow, computers are going down the crapper (1)

Huogo (544272) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267916)

With all the amd/nvidia stuff, and cpan, and Linus leaving kernel dev, I'm afraid this will all lead to the SSSCA being passed.

The Orcs have retained counsel... (5, Funny)

bc90021 (43730) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267918)

...and will be suing Blizzard for damages. While no immediate figures were given, it is said that the head Orc mentioned in a press release that "all his people would be without land or job", and that "Blizzard would have to account for the loss of all potential conquerings, and any and all potential earnings his people might therefore derive from said conquerings".

CmdrTaco is AFJ (3, Insightful)

killmenow (184444) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267929)

I think the real April Fool's Joke is that all the stories posted by CmdrTaco aren't *really* from CmdrTaco. It's someone else masquerading as him...

Perhaps it's The Satanic SysAdmins [satanic.org]

Re:CmdrTaco is AFJ (1)

Hemos (editor) (569506) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268017)

Is it really possible to masquerade as an editor? I'm not sure how the hell someone would pull it off, to be honest.

Sun Microsystems Set To Purchase MandrakeSoft [monolinux.com]

Man... (5, Funny)

meggito (516763) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267937)

I'm just glad I'm not one of the poor subscribers who is PAYING for every time they view slashdot today.

Re:Man... (1)

meggito (516763) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267952)

I'm sorry, I have to apologize for the short-sitedness off my previous post. Instead of 'paying', I should have used the phrase 'throwing money away'. I apologize.

Oh for... (2, Insightful)

Drakin (415182) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267944)

You know, it would have been a lot more interesting if the story submitter had done a bit more research. The orcs are not simply being removed. They're being -replaced-. Yes, replaced by the Pandarens. http://www.battle.net/war3/pandaren/ [battle.net] (Yes, I know it's an april fools joke, but still...)

Rumor (2, Funny)

commonchaos (309500) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267945)

Rumor has it that they'll be replacing the Orcs with Goat-like creatures called "Goatse".

Get your Orc Fix Now! (0, Offtopic)

ZombieFrog (119809) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267950)

We have unlimited hunting of orcs in GemStone III. [play.net] Join us against Blizzard's foolishness and help us destroy the orcs while we still can!

This blatent plug for my game brought to you be the number 1 and the letter Z.

So... (1)

Theom (567303) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267951)

..still aprils flood day?

other april fools tomfoolery (-1)

herbert_axelrod (554087) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267953)

RMS takes a shower! ESR Get laid! Alan Cox not mistaken for homeless crack head! CMDRTaco constructs a proper english sentence! Hemos is hetero!

Blizzards Real contribution to April Fools Day (1)

SnicklesTheElf (312850) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267955)

Pandaren Empire [blizzard.com]

Some hillarious pictures.

"The Pandaren Empire, founded in ancient times, before the Great Sundering of the world, shared resources and mystic knowledge with the haughty night elves of central Kalimdor. However, as the night elves' racial obsession with the forces of magic drove them to the brink of madness, the gentle pandaren decided to sever their ties and leave the night elves behind forever. Sensing that magic would be the doom of any race that trifled with it, the pandaren clans, or shao'dins, traveled far into the treacherous lands of the south. There the pandaren established crude but beautiful cities of stone and sturdy bambus reed. They lived in peace for many generations before the burning shadow came to engulf the world..."

Re:Blizzards Real contribution to April Fools Day (1)

statikuz (523906) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268035)

Here's a great wallpaper for all you "Pandaren Empire" fans... The Mighty Pandaren Warrior [blizzard.com]

In other related news... (1)

giantsfan89 (536448) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267957)

...due to a unix-related time bug, it's really March 31, meaning we'll get all the joke posts again tomorrow.

Sounds like groundhog day!

orcs? (0)

jedie (546466) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267959)

there were orcs in warcraft?

Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip! (5, Insightful)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267961)

Now we're gonna have everybody whine about April Fool's day being over and the jokes aren't funny and blah blah blah.

"waaah boo hoo, i want news blah blah.", I got a better idea, why not participate in the fun? Instead of stating the obvious 'Derr it's a Joke', try going with it: "Heh, it'd be funny if they replaced the Orcs with Wil Wheaton."

One of the aspects of the Slashdot community that bugs me sometimes is you put something new in front of them and a good chunk of them spends their time looking for something wrong with it. I can't tell anymore if it's just people unwilling to change until something is proven or if it's just a case of "if I can find fault in it, I'll appear smarter."

Let's talk about Blizzard for a sec. How many people said "I won't buy any more Blizzard games because of BnetD being shut down?" How many actually EMAILED Blizzard (which would have been FAR MORE EFFECTIVE) and voiced their complaints instead? People are quick to stand up against something, but they're not so fast when it comes to doing something practical about it.

I would highly recommend an attitude adjustment for a portion of this community if they can't find fun in April Fool's day. As it is, they're doing very little to solve the problems that bother them so much.

Re:Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip! (1)

dills (102733) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267997)

Dude, you're clueless. Nobody is complaining because they put up April 1st posts. We're complaining because almost every friggen story is april fools. In the past, it was always a couple or few...this year, it's ALL BUT a couple or few.

Especially considering the slashdot community can't pretend to pay for ad free viewing today, and then cancel payment claiming their payment "was an april fools joke". Slashdot is a fucking whore.

funny (1)

stubblehead (565808) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267962)

From GameSpot: "They just weren't working out," the Blizzard representative said. "One thing we've learned from Starcraft, and from the [Warcraft III] beta, is that having four sides is a lot harder to balance than having three sides." When asked specifically about what issues prompted the decision, the representative replied, "Well, it was really when we removed the pig farms a little while ago. The testers all loved that, so we were all, like, "Why stop there?'" The last line is hilarious. Viva 4/1! +1 to SenseOfHumor

I fell for this... (2, Funny)

BlindSpot (512363) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267966)

...on GameSpot. See I don't actually know anything about the Warcraft series - never played the games or seen them as that kind of game doesn't really interst me - so I didn't pay much attention to it when I visited GameSpot earlier today.

The kicker is that I was actually on heightened alert for April Fool's jokes. I knew GameSpot would have one. I even skimmed this story just to be sure, but the article made it sound like Orcs were a new race that were supposed to be added, and like I said I didn't know any better, so I moved on.

Only now that this story has shown up here have I realized it was a pile of crap. So congrats, GameSpot, ya got me!

Re:I fell for this... (2)

Peyna (14792) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268029)

I think the article is pretty beleivable too, but the Orcs are a pretty integral part of the story line of the Warcraft series, which is something Blizzard prides itself in (elaborate story lines). Anyway, it's the only article I've found written by 'Staff' as opposed to a real editor =]

Stop it!!! (1)

christurkel (520220) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267968)

STOP THE INSANITY!! Enough, enough is enough!

on that note... (1)

Atilla (64444) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267970)

someone should remove all the Dorcs from slashdot's editor staff...

Re:on that note... (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268022)

Hmmm... Then there wouldn't be anyone to post stories.

Now stop that! (1)

Codifex Maximus (639) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267976)

This is a silly skit... now stop that! Clear off! Off you go.

And slow down there Cowboy.

Cmdr Taco is Sooo Funny (0)

halo8 (445515) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267977)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHHAHAHAH A

ROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLrofl ROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLroflROFLrofl

Oh Cmdr Taco... your sence of humor is sooo funny
i LOVE these april 1st jokes, please keep them up. hey! i got a funny funny joy joy idea.. lets have a april1st Poll Keep it up smart guy

They're adding Pandas (0, Redundant)

CrazyJim0 (324487) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267982)

blizzard.com

Stunning news today.... (1)

mrgaribaldi (162490) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267985)

As slashdot removes all usefull content and ... oh wait, my bad.

And in other news... (2, Informative)

tapin (157076) | more than 12 years ago | (#3267991)

If anybody thinks most of the stories posted today have been, well, a bit overdone, be thankful that at least we've only been seeing links to other AFD jokes on the web.

If Taco were to write his own.. well, they'd probably look like these, courtesy of NewsForge.

Why does information want to be free? Why not cupcakes? [newsforge.com]
By Robin "Roblimo" Miller

Online tech pub The Register merges with Weekly World News [newsforge.com]
By Robin "Roblimo" Miller

There's Funny, and then there's Not Funny. Too bad Not Funny doesn't own any mirrors.

Aaaaargh! (5, Informative)

Dak RIT (556128) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268003)

The only thing that could possibly be more pathetic is this getting modded up as Informative.

Hey! (2)

Decimal (154606) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268004)

I just noticed... where's the "Anonymous" checkbox?

april fools should stop at 2:00 (1)

Twillerror (536681) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268018)

April fools is honestly one of my favorite days of the year. It reminds us all that people lie, and not to believe everything you read, especially on slashdot. But do we really need to link to everything on her. I read this story on gamespot, I mean it's a pretty common site, does slashdot really need to link to everything. Slashdot had some good original stuff, maybe we should try and keep it mostly original next year.

What will the game be named? (2)

coupland (160334) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268028)

Warcraft III: StubbyGuys vs. Humans?

On a serious note, I think /. joke posts on April Fool should have some sort of built-in easter egg (sic) so you can tell they're jokes. Not only would it allow us to rm -rf the fake stories, but it would be fun to look for the hidden hints...

No, really. I'm serious.

Classic (1)

darc (532156) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268034)

The classic gaming joke is still better.
Duke Nukem Forever will be released real soon!

And tomarrow, Blizzard removes... (1)

ArsonPerBuilding (319673) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268037)

PC controlled units; save peons. Your peons can build and mine to their content, and if they see an enemy, they swarm, quite suicidally, with pick-axes. Feel sorry for the beta testers.

asdf (0)

PMM (68176) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268045)

april fools was better last year....

This is the worst (2, Interesting)

kaimiike1970 (444130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3268046)

None of these are even funny. I am sure there are good news stories going unremarked today. How irresponsible is it to devote every posting, all day to a joke that stopped being funny after the first story?
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