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George Foreman USB iGrill

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the here-come-the-slashvertisements dept.

Hardware 309

luciusism writes "ThinkGeek.com is now selling the new George Foreman USB iGrill This grill is computer controlled, accesible over the internet, and is powered by USB. I couldn't wait till Christmas so I clicked on the "Add to Cart" button as soon as possible. I recommend you do the same before this gets sold out!"

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309 comments

WTF? (-1)

Guns n' Roses Troll (207208) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638597)

Most useless thing EVAR

OH DANGIT I GOT A FIRST POST! (-1, Offtopic)

FUCK ME I FAILED IT! (661992) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638598)

OHHHHH MAN THIS MUST BE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE MULTIPLE IGASMIS

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wow!!! (0, Redundant)

jonnyfivealive (611482) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638600)

dude, sign me up for one of those!!!

wait, what does it do?? hehe

But How Does It Handle... (5, Funny)

GTRacer (234395) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638604)

...Remote (grease) Buffer Overflows?

GTRacer
- This is a 4/1 thing, isn't it? HIBT?

Re:But How Does It Handle... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638764)

Oh, you mean a butter overflow

The Real Thing! (5, Funny)

Stackster (454159) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638606)

That has to be real. No way I would ever think that that grill is an April Fool's joke. Never.

Wonderful (5, Funny)

Suicide (45320) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638607)

Great, now even my computer can cook better than me...

Re:Wonderful (1)

jdkincad (576359) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638667)

For some reason, I doubt that's all that great of an accomplishment.

you suck (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638677)

kill yourself

I hate april fools.... (1)

JohnLi (85427) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638608)

you can never tell what is real and what is crap with a C.

What Department? (5, Funny)

buzzsport (558426) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638609)

Shouldn't this be from the George, George, George, George, and George department?

Re:What Department? (1)

buzzsport (558426) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638705)

Just in case you don't know -- George Foreman has 10 kids. 5 Boys (all named George) and 5 girls.. Seems like he got knocked in the head one too many times.

Re:What Department? (4, Funny)

Angry White Guy (521337) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638775)

I actually heard him in an interview on that subject. He said that in his line of work, one had to plan for some memory loss, and that he unsuccessfully attempted to have his wife change her name to George as well.

yeah nice try.... (0, Funny)

smd4985 (203677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638610)

April Fools to you too!

Linux Drivers? (5, Funny)

TedCheshireAcad (311748) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638611)

How long before we get Linux drivers for this thing?

NetBSD (4, Funny)

Zach Garner (74342) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638695)

I don't know, but NetBSD already runs on it!

stallman has his fingers in everything (1)

joeflies (529536) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638718)

debian:/home/joeflies# lsusb Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0500:0005 Gnu/Foreman Grill Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus Printer Bus 003 Device 003: ID 07cc:0030 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b8:0110 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 1650

It must run some exotic OS (2, Funny)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638753)

Well, it certainly doesn't look like it supports Java...

A sucker born every minute, too bad I'm one (0)

OldFNG (562905) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638612)

Sad part is I feel for this

Wait a minute... (5, Funny)

_PimpDaddy7_ (415866) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638617)

It's not firewire? I don't want it...

-RoxyGuy [roxyguy.com]

Blah (1, Troll)

jpmahala (181937) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638618)


Can an April Fools joke get any less funny?

Re:Blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638634)

So where is your link to the really funny jokes on YOUR site?

Uuuh (1)

MC68040 (462186) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638619)

Okay, now the world has finally gone bananas, a computer "cooking for the web set"?..

Or way, I'm already considering buying a mini-fridge for my desk so this might not be so bad... Hmmm. I guess I might get one of those grills, but I'm still gonna be a bit afraid that someone will own it via the net and start grilling my stuff too long.

Hey, that would make a nice (5, Funny)

Sergeant Beavis (558225) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638622)

Beowulf cluster (runs and hides until April 1 passes).

Nice try (2, Interesting)

slappy_guru (230776) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638623)

I already have the WI-FI grill !!!!

I don't have an ob. Simpsons quote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638626)

Yeah, but does the grill set the "evil" bit on the network packets?
I'm sure Natalie Portman will be ordering up a beowulf cluster of these grills to cook up the hot grits.

Thomas Dz.

Yay for overhanded humor. (2, Insightful)

IIOIOOIOO (517375) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638629)

The last sentence ruins it, and makes the joke obvious for even the most thickwitted of slashdotters.

Re:Yay for overhanded humor. (1)

molarmass192 (608071) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638768)

Oh crap ... do you mean to say that I just bought 3 "April Fools Jokes" at $99 a pop? :D

Feh (1)

jdkincad (576359) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638630)

Maybe if it was a USB coffee pot...

WHAT??? (4, Funny)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638631)

No FireWire? Not even USB 2.0? WTF is this? And they dare put an 'i' in front of the name? How dare they!

What kind of fuckin idiot are you? RTFA! (-1, Troll)

FUCK ME I FAILED IT! (661992) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638666)

It is USB2.0 compatible. Cockless monkey.

The George Foreman USB iGrill conveniently connects to your home or office PC using USB 2.0 technology, and provides a sophisticated web-based cooking interface.

Stupid fucking tard.

Re:WHAT??? (2, Funny)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638745)

No kidding. I would think that FireWire would be more appropriate for a grill.

groan...

This can't be that great... (2, Funny)

rice_web (604109) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638632)

George Foreman! Pshah! Jimmy Dean Sausages. Now that's a winner.

in other food news... (1)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638635)

Taco Bell Corporation has announced that they have bought slashdot and are changing the name of CmdrTaco to CmdrTacoBell.

I can't wait (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638638)

. . . until April 2nd, when I can start reading news on slashdot again. I don't read slashdot to laugh, and yes, one day a year is too much.

Re:I can't wait (1)

Honig the Apothecary (515163) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638727)

You think that it will get better because it is the 2nd of April? Must not come here often... :-) Honig

I clicked the Add to Cart button! (2, Funny)

Surak (18578) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638639)

Hey, no fair! I really wanted one!!! :-P

Does it run Linux? (-1)

Grape Smuggler (569838) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638640)

Anyone have information on how "hackable" this thing is?

You do relize (1)

aboxbayz (523965) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638644)

This is just another way for sun to get an ip addresses in the kitchen...

Blatantly fake! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638645)

Didn't anyone else notice the "/looflirpa/" in the path to the product? For those of you who are slow, this spells "aprilfool" backwards.

And now... (1)

Dix_sw (410123) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638646)

You should post the "evil bit" RFC story :P

MMm... (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638650)


MMmmm... salmonella...

Am I supposed to leave a piece of raw meat on this all day until I start it up when I leave work? I really don't see the point.

Re:MMm... (1)

grub (11606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638680)

Well fuck my hat.. I forgot it was April 1. I guess the repetition of the Evil Bit story has left my brain more numb than usual.

Re:MMm... (1)

Moloch666 (574889) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638734)

I think you need stronger coffee ;)

Mmm time to eat cajun (4, Funny)

idfrsr (560314) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638652)

I won't be impressed until we managed to slashdot one...

Just think of it... post story to slashdot... eat blackened chicken...

this is proof that if it wasn't for geeks nothing really unnecessary would ever get done!

Obvious April Fool (5, Informative)

swasson (639367) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638653)

Just look at the URL:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/igrill.sh tml

Re:Obvious April Fool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638748)

Gosh! I hadn't realized!

Re:Obvious April Fool (1)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638749)

granted had you just clicked on the "add to cart" link that the person who submitted the story pushed you to do, you would of found out just that much easier....

Mike

AMD (1)

MCMLXXVI (601095) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638654)

And I thought AMD's drew a lot of power to run. Imagine what kind of power supply you will need to power this through the USB.
1000 watt power supplies here we come.

Re:AMD (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638728)

Dude, its a joke.

I'm waiting for firewire (1)

dubstop (136484) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638655)

USB is so nineties. I'm waiting for the firewire version. That way, I'll be able to remotely burn down my house ten times faster.

Meh (0, Troll)

afree87 (102803) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638657)

This isn't funny at all. The jokes have gotten worse and worse as the day goes by-- I hope this is pit-bottom.

by far the coolest thing... (1)

jonnyfivealive (611482) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638658)

is that thinkgeek actually had it up too, wasnt just a dead link like some of the others...

Who needs a Grill (1)

ifreakshow (613584) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638662)

The only people that would ever buy this are people with non AMD processors. We can cook our bacon right on the heat sink.

It was good until ... (1)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638663)

... they got to the part about being run off of the USB cable, it was actually something that you could see being made. If they were going to spoil it anyway, then the very least they could have done is make it a joint Apple project and have it powered off FireWire and have it play MP3's while it cooks and downloads all it's info from the fddb (FooDDataBase).

Advertising in stories? (1)

Clipper (547339) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638664)

Maybe it's just me, but does anybody else see a problem with Slashdot using stories as an advertising mechanism? Thinkgeek does offer some very cool merchandise. I'll even admit that this item is rather leet (the iMac green and USB features are cool). But I really do not believe that Thinkgeek having this item for sale qualifies as "stuff that matters". Slashdot already runs banner ads for Thinkgeek... I don't think we need to have advertising appearing in "stories" also.

You're a fucking nerd! (-1, Troll)

FUCK ME I FAILED IT! (661992) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638697)

Slashdot isn't yours! They can do whatever the fuck they want! Shut your fucking nerdy face and realize this is a fucking april fools joke you retarded fucking nerd!

Re:Advertising in stories? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638719)

This is an aprilfools, er i mean /looflipa joke.

daer eht lru uoy evitisnesni dolc.

USB 2.0 - Woo Hoo! (2, Funny)

ZipR (584654) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638665)

So glad they're using 2.0. With 1.1, cooking steaks took hours. I wonder if they'll offer a firewire version for Mac users?

looflirpa? (1)

fiftyLou (472705) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638670)

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/igrill.sh tml

Gee, let me get out my mirror to "decode" that one!

Re:looflirpa? (1)

Hrothgar The Great (36761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638737)

Why do half of the posts here say "DANGER! DANGER! It is an April Fool's joke!" You're not clever for figuring it out, little monkey - everyone in the entire world is already aware that these articles are a joke. Find a new way to be smart.

I don't need one of those... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638671)

I grill MY burgers on the palm rest of my 12" powerbook!

Trademark Infringement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638672)

pretty funny....UNTIL George's legal-staff gets a whiff of it......

Finally, something actually funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638674)

Of course, its not quite as funny as some actual products that have been released over the years such as the continuous stream of AOL CD's offering one thousand free hours (in the first 45 days), as if any dial-up user sucked into AOHell would exceed 20 hours per day of usage

stuff/looflirpa/igrill.shtml : link (1)

gotjanx (655446) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638688)

Did anyone read the html link : looflirpa reads in reverse ...... aaah! mod me 5 funny

No Need (1)

Styros (144779) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638689)

iGrill to cook hamburgers? No need! I've got an overclocked Athlon!

You know... (1)

Peterus7 (607982) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638692)

Your steriotypical geek is incredibly scrawny and has no fat on him.

George Foreman grills promise to 'knock the fat out.' .... right.... Let's make already scrawny geeklings look even more like ethiopians... Hehe...

While I respect thinkgeek.com and enjoy the idea of a USB grill, I just had to point that out. %)

It's not funny (1, Flamebait)

SageMadHatter (546701) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638693)

Why does every news-web-site feel it obligated to post fake news, on April 1st? Does April 1st even have a meaning outside of the US? Readers from outside the US, will be looking at all these news bits with confusion. It is a waste of everybody's time.

Mad Hatter

Re:It's not funny (1)

Hrothgar The Great (36761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638755)

You're not funny either, and yet here you are.

Re:It's not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638798)

Why does every user feel obligated to pick a name that is funny, even though they have no sense of humour? Does Mad Hatter even have any meaning in non Alice In Wonderland reading countries? Readers from outside the US, will be looking at all the user names with confusion. It is a waste of everybody's time.

Mad Hater

Another Aprils Fools joke but... (1)

MoeMoe (659154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638698)

Since I couldnt make myself a sandwich if my life depended on it, I would get one if it really did exist... I can just imagine how many people really did try ordering this thing hehehe, Only prob is it's USB 2.0 and I my USB isn't up to par so my steak would take 2 weeks till it was ready anyway... oh well

CERT Advisory: iGrill vulnerability exploit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638699)

All your coals are belong to us.

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!!!! (2, Funny)

supun (613105) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638700)

You could prepare dinner in seconds!!!

April Fool's (1)

neowinx (156973) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638702)

Where is my April Fool's "My name is Linus Torvalds and I decided to quit Linux" article?

But can you... (1)

MongooseCN (139203) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638703)

...fry apples in it? Or is Apple going to fry someones ass over this?

Patch 1.1 (2, Funny)

glsunder (241984) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638707)

George Foreman USB iGrill
Patch, version 1.1
--fixes conditions which can cause a burger overflow.
--previous version allowed P4 heatinge element to enter powersaving mode. This has been corrected.

Other ThinkGeek April Fools Items... (1)

questionlp (58365) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638712)

A list of ThinkGeek AF items for this year can be found at: http://www.thinkgeek.com/whats-new/default.asp [thinkgeek.com] .

Shrinter [thinkgeek.com] is something that might have been a hot item for Enron and other fallen companies.

Re:Other ThinkGeek April Fools Items... (1)

Lxy (80823) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638744)

Shrinter? I believe they exist already. They're called "Lexmarks".

Slashdot april fools equations (0)

OldFNG (562905) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638713)

a = april fools = 200 b = stupidity factor = 10> c = dupe = 2 d = troll bait = 2 e = horrible plug = 2 f = involves i anything = 100 g = Linux = 100 h = Microsoft = 2 i = bofh, or any cool network enabled gear = 2 g = something that makes sense = .0001 now (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(g)=post factor if a value is zero treat it as a 1 thus (200)(10)(1)(2)(100)(100)(2)(1)=80000000 now if the total is over 10000 it gets posted, real simple huh, thus the editors are really piss poor bots

Keep trying! (1)

drsquare (530038) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638714)

Another few hundred of these stories, and you might come accross one which is actually funny!

Thinkgeek (2, Informative)

ewithrow (409712) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638717)

Thinkgeek has a whole slew of 4/01 products on their main page.

Thinkgeek main page [thinkgeek.com]

My favorite is probably the atom collection ;)

I'm having a party (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638722)

Do you think I could cook enough food for eveyone if I made a beowulf cluster of these?

CT must wait all year for this day... (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638724)

yet so little planning seems to have gone into it.... Come on, for your favorite holiday can't you do better?

linux (0)

master0ne (655374) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638726)

has anyone managed to install linux on it as a stand alone usb grill? sounds like a plan....

Does it seperate the fat (1)

haedesch (247543) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638729)

Because I want to seperate it for whatever I want to do with it

(If you don't get it, you have to watch more futurama)

April Fools (1)

elgato1906 (301216) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638731)

Try and buy one and you'll see it's an April fools joke.

*ducks* (4, Funny)

syle (638903) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638732)

I'm waiting for the firewire version.

USB Grill? (2, Funny)

xXunderdogXx (315464) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638754)

Why buy a USB Grill when I can already fry hamburgers on my P4!

The funniest part.. (4, Interesting)

xchino (591175) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638759)

..of this April Fool's prank is that it's a damn good idea, and I'm pissed that it doesn't exist.

Ideal for water-cooled systems (2, Funny)

drdink (77) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638760)

I hate to contribute to this painfully unfunny April Fools joke, but...
This would be a great addition to a water-cooled and/or vapor cooled system. You could store the meat in the case, and then just open the side panel and pop the meat into the grill and click the "Cook" tray icon. Amazing!

.Yes, but.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638762)

...can it play Ogg Vorbis?

Oh sure, laugh now... (4, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638767)

but just wait until someone puts theirs on the net and gets their burger slashdotted!

Hmmmm (1)

goodhell (227411) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638771)

Are you telling me this is a joke? Damn! I wanted one so badly.

Here's a cool site with a bunch of April's Fools pranks that were done. This is just a list of the top 100.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/top100.html

A few of my favorites are:
#13: The 26-Day Marathon
#16: Kremvax
#22: Arm the Homeless
#24: Drunk Driving on the Internet

--'Next, I'll show you my balls to your fist technique!'

Just one question (1)

InfinityWpi (175421) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638773)

Has anybody made the seemingly-obligatory 'Cult of the Dead Cow' joke in relationship to this thing yet?

On The IGrill... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638776)

The IGrill Sucks Balls...

Copy Right Infrigerator (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638788)

Hello, this is George Foreman. You didn't get permiseon to use my name in your April Fooles Joke. I am going to sue you now.

George.

Once again I have become obsolete... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638796)


I knew this would happen! Right after I buy my iGrill with a parallel port connection, they go out and release this cool USB model.

This is driving me crazy, from now on I'll have to get all new kitchen appliances to be compatible with the latest interface connector.

look carefully at the url (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5638799)

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/looflirpa/igrill.sh tml

looflirpa is backwards for aprilfool...

If only... (1)

schowley (415879) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638800)

Now if I could only get my laptop to set the table.

I got one from pre-order (2, Funny)

decaf_dude (171976) | more than 11 years ago | (#5638805)

It's a great deal: inside you get a no-fan AMD Athlon XP 2200 and a no-fan nVidia GeForce 4600.
Manufacturer claims iGrill radiates up to 4 times more heat than an industry-grade iron casting oven.

All that for under $100!

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