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George Foreman USB iGrill

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

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


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

GTRacer (234395) | about 11 years ago | (#5638604)

...Remote (grease) Buffer Overflows?

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

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

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5638764)

Oh, you mean a butter overflow

The Real Thing! (5, Funny)

Stackster (454159) | about 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.

What Department? (5, Funny)

buzzsport (558426) | about 11 years ago | (#5638609)

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

Re:What Department? (1)

buzzsport (558426) | about 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) | about 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.

Linux Drivers? (5, Funny)

TedCheshireAcad (311748) | about 11 years ago | (#5638611)

How long before we get Linux drivers for this thing?

stallman has his fingers in everything (1)

joeflies (529536) | about 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

Blah (1, Troll)

jpmahala (181937) | about 11 years ago | (#5638618)

Can an April Fools joke get any less funny?

Re:Blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5638634)

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

Uuuh (1)

MC68040 (462186) | about 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.

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

Anonymous Coward | about 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) | about 11 years ago | (#5638629)

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

WHAT??? (4, Funny)

The Bungi (221687) | about 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) | about 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.

in other food news... (1)

outsider007 (115534) | about 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 | about 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.

Blatantly fake! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 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.

MMm... (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | about 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.

Mmm time to eat cajun (4, Funny)

idfrsr (560314) | about 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) | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638748)

Gosh! I hadn't realized!

Re:Obvious April Fool (1)

sweeney37 (325921) | about 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....


I'm waiting for firewire (1)

dubstop (136484) | about 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) | about 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.

Who needs a Grill (1)

ifreakshow (613584) | about 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) | about 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) | about 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) | about 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 | about 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) | about 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) | about 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) | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638671)

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

Trademark Infringement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5638672)

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

Finally, something actually funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 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) | about 11 years ago | (#5638688)

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

You know... (1)

Peterus7 (607982) | about 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) | about 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 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 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) | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638699)

All your coals are belong to us.

April Fool's (1)

neowinx (156973) | about 11 years ago | (#5638702)

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

Patch 1.1 (2, Funny)

glsunder (241984) | about 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.

Slashdot april fools equations (0)

OldFNG (562905) | about 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) | about 11 years ago | (#5638714)

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

I'm having a party (1)

dr_dank (472072) | about 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) | about 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?

Does it seperate the fat (1)

haedesch (247543) | about 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)

The funniest part.. (4, Interesting)

xchino (591175) | about 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) | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638762)

...can it play Ogg Vorbis?

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

AndroidCat (229562) | about 11 years ago | (#5638767)

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

Hmmmm (1)

goodhell (227411) | about 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.


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) | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638776)

The IGrill Sucks Balls...

Copy Right Infrigerator (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 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.


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

Anonymous Coward | about 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 | about 11 years ago | (#5638799)

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

looflirpa is backwards for aprilfool...

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

decaf_dude (171976) | about 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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