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pokemo [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 1, 2007
7 years ago6,271 views

April's Fool? hahahahah
google.com/tisp/index.html

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

yes ;
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pacificdave [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

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heh... this part is great.

google.com/tisp/faq.html

"How can Google offer this service for free?
We believe that all users deserve free, fast and sanitary online access. To offset the cost of providing the TiSP service, we use information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward. Google also offers premium levels of service for a monthly fee (see below).
Note: We take your privacy very seriously. So we treat all TiSP users' waste-related personal information with tremendous discretion, in accordance with our Privacy Policy."

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Heh:
google.com/tisp/notfound.html

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


google.com/tisp/images/tisp_lo ...



It's more like a huge advert for the Google Toolbar than anything else! Still it's a good one this year. Can I get some Google branded rubber gloves? :-)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

So...... is that it? :(

Funny, but where's the ground-breaking communication app i was after?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

What ground-breaking communication app?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Good pick Tony :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

LOL! i wish they had made a real new app though. Fensi or Presently released.

Not a gullible moron [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Check the day this was released. April 1st, aka APRIL FOOLS

Unebelievable [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

It had me mystified. I thought they had been hacked at first, lol...

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

How about Gmail Paper?

mail.google.com/mail/help/pape ...

xeen [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I already got two boxes of photos delivered, excellent service for printing my 15gig photo gallery...

Paul McNamara [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

A blatant rip-off of my idea:
networkworld.com/community/?q= ...

RS [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Well this one stinks!!!

Henning [PersonRank 3]

7 years ago #

So they will rebrand themselves to Loogle next? I don't give a shit!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's on Google Homepage now
"New! Get FREE breakthrough broadband with Google TiSP (BETA)."

Randy J. [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

TOMHTML: It has been on the Google homepage all day for me.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

here's the press release:

Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service

"Dark porcelain" project offers self-installed plumbing-based Internet access

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2007 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system.

"We've got that whole organizing-the-world's-information thing more or less under control," said Google Co-founder and President Larry Page, a longtime supporter of so-called "dark porcelain" research and development. "What's interesting, though, is how many different modalities there are for actually getting that information to you – not to mention from you."

For years, data carriers have confronted the "last hundred yards" problem for delivering data from local networks into individual homes. Now Google has successfully devised a "last hundred smelly yards" solution that takes advantage of preexisting plumbing and sewage systems and their related hydraulic data-transmission capabilities. "There's actually a thriving little underground community that's been studying this exact solution for a long time," says Page. "And today our Toilet ISP team is pleased to be leading the way through the sewers, up out of your toilet and – splat – right onto your PC."

Users who sign up online for the TiSP system will receive a full home self-installation kit, which includes a spindle of fiber-optic cable, a TiSP wireless router, installation CD and setup guide. Home installation is a simple matter of GFlushing™ the fiber-optic cable down to the nearest TiSP Access Node, then plugging the other end into the network port of your Google-provided TiSP wireless router. Within sixty minutes, the Access Node's crack team of Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers (PHDs) should have your internet connection up and running.

"I couldn't be more excited about, and am only slightly grossed out by, this remarkable new product," said Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. "I firmly believe TiSP will be a breakthrough product, particularly for those users who, like Larry himself, do much of their best thinking in the bathroom."

Interested consumers, contractually obligated partners and deeply skeptical and quietly competitive backbiters can learn more about TiSP at google.com/tisp/install.html.

About Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. wannabes Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

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Google Inc.
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Brandon [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I got taken by this because I checked google reader while drunk. I read the whole "press release" and everything else.... but had no idea that it had anything to do with toilets until this morning.

I was thinking "wow, google is making a WiFi network!?" and never caught on to anything regarding the content of the page other than that.

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I think this will be the future.
My coffee cup, my guitar, my everything, can be online. I can control them.
Online everytime, everywhere, and only I down the power.

Karma [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

im more concerned about them nanobots gettin into our homes thruw the toilet system every and all our privecy will be no more.....

David Williams [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Real funny. Wireless internet through your toilet. Give me a break. The first time I saw that, I knew it was a April fool's joke. The creative team at google needs to come up with better ideas for April fool's jokes.

Joshua J Lyon [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

hahaha great joke lol, by any chance are the people that created this joke from germany? lol. there you can aturly get your wast analised!! lol no joke!!!!, it is comon pratice, ;-}

Karl Ramm [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

This might be a joke but there must be some truth to it. Google's recent purchase of "dark fiber' has caused much speculation why they'd need the bandwidth. Many have already speculated that Google is getting into ISP business. So Google offering wireless service is not that far off.

Karl

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peter [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I would love if my toilet could access the internet

Win Lange [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Almost got me until I read the instructions. And where do you learn the truth, why Google Search of course.

Mi Anus [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

This definatly got me and I got excited because Im a cheap bastard. It does not seem to far off or too impractical to provide FREE broadband internet serivce. Google is taking over the world, why not provide free internet service through the toilet? Quite frankly the idea excited me when I first read it and thought it was legitamate now i just feel really shitty about the whole thing

Time and effort (New Zealand) [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

lmao....Top april fools joke...you got me....until google wrote up that a PHD will go thru the sewage system...just had images. Id be asking top flaming dollar to go thru a sewage system....lol

james [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

even though its all a big bunch of crap(did you all catch that pun lol!), it still a great idea if you think about it. toilet wi-fi lol!!!!

james [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

google got us good!!!!

garret [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

i believed the Tisp for a while considering all these weird things coming out now days it wouldnt have been suprising lol until a little later i was chattin wit a friend and he told me some stuff and said it wasnt true on top of that drinks that give you knowledge thats what the 1920ians wanted but didnt get i didnt fall for that but the one i thought was most true was google romance because there is so many romance sites it seemed like it would have made google profitable and i wondered about the wire what happened if it got "messy" after that bean burrito last night but they got me 50% on this one ill be prepared in 2008 lol!

Amita [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

lolzzz gud one eh!! u actually got me..i was wondering abt the TiSP connection thing 4 pretty long time..i was thinking, "how can u get wireless connection thru ur toilet? and of thatz possible y wud ppl pay the huge internet companies!?" lolzz
it never occured to me that today was April fool's day..GUD ONE u all!! =P

luv it! =D

bakra [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

HAHAHAHA...
PHD's down in the sewer! yah LOL

FuBU [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Read the FAQ's, super crap... hehe....

I'm having trouble installing or using TiSP.
Your internet connection should be working within one hour of GFlushing the sinker. If you still aren't online after that period of time, your toilet may be clogged. Please flush three more times, then check your online connection again. If you're still experiencing problems, drop eight mints into the bowl and add a two-liter bottle of soda.

Tanmay [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Google Bakra!!!

cROCoDiLE PEA PiOiT [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

OK THIS ROCKS MY SOCCKS I Cant believe this! i can still use the toliet too this is amazing!

carmendii [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

this is all stupid shit.

carmendii [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

you guys should get the f out

ben [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

nice, never had me fooled though

raghavan.N [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

hai what is the speed or rate of transmission
it work it out only in majopur cities

Kim [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

when my dad first told me this, i believed it. i feel lyk such a gullible idiot now, especially because i didn't even realize it wasn't real when he told me about the 3 speeds they announced: Trickle, The # 2, and The Royal Flush. im surprised i wasn't one of the tens of thousands they already had calling in asking how to get TiSP serviced to their commode

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