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Google buys Iceland

(Not really)

     
5:26 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Your dose of humor for the weekend:
[watleyreview.com...]

[Note: no, we did not really buy Iceland. But I got a hoot from reading it. :) ]

6:02 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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For a second there I thought you meant the food store chain!
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6:04 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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wonder how it ever got through pre-mod?
6:05 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Now that was a great piece of satire, thanks for the post, GG.
6:16 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google space station will also be complete and "fully operational."

hahaha... Beware of the empire.

6:22 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>wonder how it ever got through pre-mod?

You mean he's not a mod?

6:48 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Reminded me (for some reason) of one of the funniest things I've ever read:

AUSTRALIA GETS DRUNK, WAKES UP IN NORTH ATLANTIC:
http:**//www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/australia.shtml

8:00 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It might be interesting to see how a nation would turn out if it was run by a bunch of workaholic geeks. And think of all the fun Googlers would have with the geothermal heat, steam vents, and pumice boulders.
8:06 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good post GoogleGuy.
9:57 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google, developer of the largest performance-based search engine

Huh?

very funny though.

3:19 pm on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mmmmm, geothermal heat. Plus lots of room to experiment with our space tether, and to create a new race of hyperintelligent googlebots.

Oh no, I didn't post my thoughts out loud, did I?
<GoogleGuy blushes and quietly backs out of WebMasterWorld>

3:27 pm on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"It might be interesting to see how a nation would turn out if it was run by a bunch of workaholic geeks."

BigDave> Germany and Japan, respectively the 3rd and 2nd largest economies in the world ;-)

3:30 pm on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy, ya risk a penalty - this is:

1) Foo
2) somehow Google Noise

funny foo though ... www-ic.google.com ... ;)

4:11 pm on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oh no, I didn't post my thoughts out loud, did I?

Now you've done it. We'll be expecting the roll-out of this new race you speak of by January.

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Mmm, my reckoning is they have become a little paranoid now they have so much power.

Buying Iceland makes a lot of sense:

1. as GG says, lots of Geothermal heat, that's gonna be needed to power the Googlpex plus provide power to the Space Station construction.

2. there is a great deal of hard igneous rock to build deep into to avoid potential attacks from Webmaster World etc, should they not be able to fix the current crop of issues that are keeping a couple of these threads going ;O)

3. Google have big balls (in their offices!), these would look great bouncing around on the glaciers and terminal morraines etc. The whole place would kind off turn into a big Orange (mobile phones) add!

4. They could all drive to work in those monster trucks that Icelanders are so fond of.

5. Reykjavik is the party capital of the world, serious drinking goes on, wild wild dancing in those clubs - good for Googlers social scene.

6. It's nicely set up position wise to benefit from NATO protection while not being a superpower itself in the traditional sense and thus avoiding the pitfalls of superpowerdom while in effect subversively becoming one unoticed.

7. Icelanders are one of the longest living races on the planet - the Phds at Googlelpex may be looking at seriously long term genetic world domination, so longevity combined with 5. above could produce interesting results!

Genius!

8O)

5:39 pm on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy

Now that google has established a remote spot in the Atlantic I was wondering if they would be interested in a spot in the Pacific. I own a great little remote island in the Pacific, Tahiti, that I can give Google a great deal on. But hurry with your offer I do have other interested parties.

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Did the deal include Bjork?
5:53 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL - I liked the Aussie one!

AUSTRALIA GETS DRUNK, WAKES UP IN NORTH ATLANTIC:
http:**//www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/australia.shtml
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Deception By Humor... Careful Kids!
10:41 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oh my!

However, running a Google story for your first issue "Volume 1, Issue 1, May 13, 2003" online was probably a good move to get some nice links, and PR, and thereby give the site a flying start in the ratings.

11:43 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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They bought it to save a fortune on the cooling costs for their servers ;)
Will be the first "open air" server complex. No finger-print scanners needed!

(if you ever have been inside a co-lo room with the A/C broken, you will totally get this)