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april fool job link
sharpie_79




msg:37369
 6:57 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

people thought gmail might be an april 1 joke..
here's the real april 1 link from google's main page:

Want a job that's out of this world?
[google.com...]

 

RBuzz




msg:37370
 7:42 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Giant steps ARE what you take, Googling on the moon..."

traffik daddy




msg:37371
 8:26 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sounds good, when do I start? ;)

Next mission, to settle on mars and recruit its secret inhabitants, the Googleanites.

[edited by: traffik_daddy at 8:27 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]

GoogleGuy




msg:37372
 8:26 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Applying a Patel extrapolation to Rosing linear projections"

I can't believe that they put that information up already! I was pretty sure that proprietary project wasn't due to be mentioned until late 2006 at the earliest. I only hope that other search engines don't uncover the secret of the Patel extrapolation..

vitaplease




msg:37373
 8:56 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Googleguy,

I'm not sure those images are showing, unless my "unlimited solar energy is restrictive to my IP zoning ordinance"

donpps




msg:37374
 4:12 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Boldly search where no earthling has searched before"
Author Unknown

allanp73




msg:37375
 4:40 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well, this could be real, but sounds unreal...
Google is preparing to launch Gmail.
Article [vnunet.com...]
It would give users 1 gig of email space for free which sounds huge Yahoo or MSN only give 6 meg.
I think this story could be real, but the timing coinciding with Apr.1st has me wondering.

farside847




msg:37376
 4:44 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

What happens to PageRank in the proximity of a black hole? Is there distortion that might result in link relevancy reduction or popularity warping? Could this somehow be harnessed to generate more dates for engineers?

OrlandoTodd




msg:37377
 4:47 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

That's great.. I was hoping to find the other great Google April Fool's Day posts. I found Mentalplex, Pigeon Rank and now we have Lunar Job. Does anyone know some of the others?

kalalau beach




msg:37378
 4:54 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

This one is from the april fool day year 2000:
[google.com...]

GoogleGuy




msg:37379
 7:07 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

"That's great.. I was hoping to find the other great Google April Fool's Day posts. I found Mentalplex, Pigeon Rank and now we have Lunar Job. Does anyone know some of the others?"

There's a long tradition of jokes inside Google. Today for exampe, the milk in the fridge was green. At least, I hope it was milk. And don't even get me started on what we did to the VP of Engineering's office a few years back. I don't know if he ever got all the sand out of that office. Come to think of it, it was April Fool's Day when someone replaced Eric Schmidt's photo in our intranet directory. Hmm. I think maybe I should stop talking now.

BigDave




msg:37380
 8:24 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

There's a long tradition of jokes inside Google.

But have you achieved the levels of play that they reached at mosaic (pre-netscape netscape) or even better, SGI? One of my favorites was the attempt to launch an alhambra water bottle into orbit.

And why aren't you guys documenting these exploits on the web? How do you expect to get Google's PageRank up if you don't have anything really worthwhile to link to? ;)

digitsix




msg:37381
 8:47 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

pigeon rank:

[google.com...]

Magnum_PI




msg:37382
 12:14 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just found this. On the joke job page type "April Fools" in the left search box, then click on the first result. Keep refreshing after that to see new zany error codes. VERY funny.

sidyadav




msg:37383
 10:12 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

lol.

I was just having a look through Google's April Fool joke's - I must say - its the best one I've seen since ages!

I almost fell for the lunar one......or......is it true?

Sid

OrlandoTodd




msg:37384
 2:30 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Magnum that's the MentalPlex search. So what other Google PRanks (excuse the pun) do we have now?

Lunar Job 4/1/04
[google.com...]

PigeonRank 4/1/02 [google.com...]

Mentalplex 4/1/00
[google.com...]

"Click visualization takes practice. Try pushing the mouse button with your eyebrow, then gradually increase the distance between your eye and the mouse."

Thanks Google

bekyed




msg:37385
 3:01 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can tell by the cartoon at the bottom it is not true

Dont know about pigeonrank
More like GULL able

Bek

;)

GoogleGuy




msg:37386
 3:25 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well, April Fool's is over. Mostly I did pretty well. One Googler sent out a fake email saying that he was getting married. I thought that one was real--I mean, he even included a picture!--but overall I didn't get fooled too much.

So back in a non-Foolish world, Gmail is a real product with 1,000 megabytes of storage. I'm sure more details on it will trickle out over time. By the way, here's a quick way to test freshness: when there's a news event, see which search engines pick it up on the web and how fast. I like the freshness of Google for the query gmail compared to other search engines, and we (of course) didn't do anything special for this query.

joshb1982




msg:37387
 3:34 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Supposedly 1,000 people are beta testing Gmail. I was wondering if any of those people have said anything about what they thought about the service or if they have posted any screenshots about what Gmail looks like. Thanks.

Sanenet




msg:37388
 3:35 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Googleguy: "Didn't do anything special". Prove it! ;)

Chndru




msg:37389
 3:37 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>screenshots about what Gmail looks like.
joshb1982, it is posted in another thread. try,
https://adwords.google.com/select/images/gmail_screen.gif

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