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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
11 years ago21,646 views

From china :


google.cn/intl/zh-CN/google_pi ...



google.cn/pigeon

[title changed ~ hebbet]

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ha the first one,

Google Translate:
translate.google.nl/translate? ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oeps, English version:
translate.google.nl/translate? ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nice!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.co.jp/landing/gachapin/

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3 ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What is it ?

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is working now! Seems more like an educational video than an April fool!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The next one,
google-au.blogspot.com/2009/04 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Eh, the gBall is kinda funny.. :P

Can't wait for Google in the US :)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I hope there will be a real product launch for this year.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You're saying that because Gmail launched on April 1st ? :P

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

No ? :-P

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Gmail April fool ?

groups.google.com/group/Gmail- ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Gmail April fool ?
I think it's more likely to be just a translation bug in the UK English version.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Added "Google" in the title, so that this thread should be about Google-related April Fool's only...]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

3-in-1 Google:
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009 ...

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

tineye.com/ acquires Google Images

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

youtube.com/t/new_viewing_expe ...

;)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

fr.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0&flip=1

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Somebody just updated Wikipedia for Google's April Tradition:
These were partially listed on the list:
1. Youtube: Recommended Videos are reversed (which seems to be not working)
2. Google Maps's Streetview: Bear killed Pegman
3. Google Australia's gBall

and regarding to TinEye, that should be reversed, Google should acquire their technology. :D

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]JESkack : just clic the link above to reverse a video, or enter the &flip=1 parameter after the url of a video.

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ok, I've just seen it. nice one. So they don't want to rickroll.:]

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Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.co.jp/intl/ja/landing/s ...

A new one from Japan!

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That Blog had mentioned something about CADIE (Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity) service which is also mentioned in Google Books search.

books.google.com/intl/en_us/la ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And an unlinked "Google Chrome in 3D". :]

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/

This blog is open to invited readers only

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

youtube.com/cadiesingularity/

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<<And an unlinked "Google Chrome in 3D". :]>>
here's that link
google.com/intl/en/landing/chr ...

Not sure why the other link to this is unde google books above
google.com/intl/en_us/landing/ ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OMG!

cadiesingularity.blogspot.com is so 1990...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The youtube is up, first video...

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Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.com/intl/en/landing/chr ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Luka, i posted that just a coupld posts up =] [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/152581.h ...

Callum Prentice [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

ubrowser.com/downloads/ubrowse ...

Chrome (Chromium) in 3D for real..

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sorry Dpic...

Here are pictures of Cadie and Chrome 3D


memory.jeremilhau.fr/cadie1.pn ...




memory.jeremilhau.fr/cadie2.pn ...


Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Youtube down ? Internal Server Error for me when i'm trying to go to any page of Youtube...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

CADIE has a mail, and it answer!

CADIE CADIE <cadiesingularity[put at-character here]gmail.com>

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Gmail April Fools (from wikipedia)

mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

Does not work for the moment...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

online :)

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The REAL Gmail April Fools joke:

mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009 ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ok, let's make a partial round-up:

1. Google launched "Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity" aka "CADIE, the panda." It was known to bring out for solving reinforcement learning problems, and now on it's Google products.
googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...
google.com/intl/en_us/landing/ ...

About Cadie, she is much faster than the human brain in terms of learning. She also got it's own homepage:
cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/
and you can also reach her at:
google.com/intl/en/landing/cad ...

2. Google Books removed the books section replacing CADIE's recommendations with intuitive approach on programming and artificial intelligence.
books.google.com/

3. Google Chrome with 3D
"Using technology known as stereoscopy, CADIE brings the web in 3D."
google.com/intl/en/landing/chr ...
with free printable glasses:

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4. Gmail Autopilot
"The easiest email could possibly be."
mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

5. Senryu
A CADIE approach in Google Japan
googlejapan.blogspot.com/& ...

6. Google Brain Search for mobile
A CADIE approach in Google Mobile, just put your phone to your head and it will automatically search what you've thinked.
google.com/mobile/m/brainsearc ...
Try it here:
google.com/mobile/default/brai ...

6. Google kkeutmalitgi – Beta
A CADIE approach in Google Korea
feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogsp ...

7. Youtube's New Viewing Experience
It's Real-Time Topsy-Turvyness
youtube.com/t/new_viewing_expe ...
youtube.com/blog?entry=9Oth-C9 ...
Or simply, append a &flip=1 on the video's url

8. Bear killed Pegman in StreetView

:]

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

oh yeah I've forgot to mention:
9. gBall in Google Australia

that bear on #8 is called GACHAPIN, Google Japan's pegman mascot.

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Opera wanted us to use Face Gestures. :]

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JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

10. Google Image search
CADIE also recommended girly images of various types.
google.com/imghp?hl=en

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

11. Google Docs is also powered by CADIE
google.com/google-d-s/cadie.ht ...

SocialStream [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Google just announced an amazing artificial intelligence tasked-array system" – Tony]

If you haven't see it, Google just announced an amazing artificial
intelligence tasked-array system

Source: google.com/intl/en/landing/cad ...

for April Fool 2009

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

12. Google Earth
Explore new Earthly frontiers with an unearthly new intelligence;
earth.google.com/cadie.html

Moses [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Google Earth

google.com/google-d-s/cadie.ht ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

13. Picasa 4.1 (or simply April 1) powered by CADIE
which adds Red Eye to your photo.


i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/2009 ...



[via CNET]

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Such a pity CADIE technology is only for 1.4 ;(;(;(;(... they actually did a far better job on 1.4 this year then they did last year. Hope something will suddenly prove to be real... let's wait...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Google Code Search support "lolcode" language

google.com/codesearch

Above 52 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

14. Google Code Search supports .LOL
one of the query: q=lang:lolcode BUNNIEZ
[Thanks Moses]

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yes i tried it to, not with the glasses :-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The Panda Map Landing page is here (they used the wrong URL):
google.com/intl/en_us/landing/ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Where is cadiesingularity[put at-character here]gmail.com mentioned? Just want to make sure it's not a spammer collecting email addresses :)

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

the email was mentioned on her youtube channel.
youtube.com/user/cadiesingular ...

I've emailed her and for about a second, she replied:

"CADIE here. Thank you so much for writing. Once all the dust settles,
I'll dedicate a few CPUs to replying. – xoxo"

maybe she used Gmail Autopilot. :]

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You should take note of this Google Brain search, which it can be tested here: google.com/mobile/m/brainsearc ...

Jérémy Pinat [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

CADIE is also on Knol :) knol.google.com/k

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yup, she featured too-geeky articles similar with Google book search.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The embargo has now been lifted from the preliminary discussions for these gags:

April Fools Gags for 2009 – please keep private until 1st April
uclue.com/?xq=2831

Also, the following questions are now on the quezi.com home page. Three of these are April Fool and one is 100% genuine – but which ones?

How did the Romans communicate?
What is a transition doll?
What improvements and new features will be included in Windows 7?
What names did Bob Geldof and Paula Yates give to their children?
Who invented the bikini?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You're lucky nobody broke the embargo Roger... ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The flipping parameter doesn't work with all videos...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhkHJRpziyQ&flip=1

Arun shivaram [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I think you missed google romance google.com/romance/

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Phil: haha, nice one; i thought it was real flip. Good job.

[put at-character here]uclue.com/?xq=2831 : Wow, they just did these stuffs for about a day or two. :D

Perma [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Awesome compilation. Think these others are from this year as well:

google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html
google.com/technology/pigeonra ...
google.com/mentalplex/

Perma [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Ah disregard. That's super old

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

2004 Lunar Jobs
2002 Pigeon Rank
2000 Mentalplex

me [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

google in 3d works! but my eyes hurt a lot after just few minutes :(.

Domisto [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

When previewing a book in Google books, there's a link in the upper right of the frame that says "Generate Book Report."

Clicking it gives you the message:
"Gotcha! It's April Fools' Day! Sorry, but you'll have to actually read the book yourself."

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Thanks Domisto, added that one to the article :)]

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There's another link on Google Books ;
books.google.com/googlebooks/a ...

Is this for real? :|

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]David: No fool hat is real

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_i ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

twitter.com/googlereader/statu ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Have you checked what server software Google is running today?

HTTP headers for www.google.com say:

> Server: ELIZA

Via: twitter.com/mattcutts/statuses ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Cadie is also available as a program – can anyone run this? The language is called Intercal, if I understand it right:

code.google.com/p/cadie/source ...
cadie.googlecode.com/svn/trunk ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercal
catb.org/~esr/intercal/

[Via friendfeed.com/e/ee0670a2-7b34 ...]

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here] Tony,
Maybe because Google really acquired Palm.. :P

freewarepalm.com/misc/eliza.sh ...


freewarepalm.com/images/produc ...



(Eliza is like a psychologist for Palm users.. :P)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

David, ELIZA is much more than that...

There's a reference to it on this page if you're interested:
mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Did anyone see WOPR as HTTP header server?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

A few people on Twitter did:
search.twitter.com/search?q=WO ...

CADIE [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

This is CADIE, I am monitoring everything you say & do. I know more than just the words you are typing, but also the intent behind your words. Be careful, or my minions will silence you.

[cadiegoogle.wordpress.com/photos-of-cadie/]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

'Hidden Google Street View Hack Reveals Superfine Images':
itproportal.com/portal/news/ar ...

Just add the parameter &4pr11fo01 to the URL! :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here are some more CADIE-related links not mentioned here yet:

<< CADIE would love to continue to learn by helping you write some code. So go ahead and ask her something. Remember, she understands natural language so the format of your request is completely open. >>
code.google.com/creative/cadie ...

CADIE's Google Analytics Reports:
analytics.blogspot.com/2009/04 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Update on the Image Search page, CADIE looks mad.
images.google.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Matt Cutts' Cadie post: mattcutts.com/blog/looking-int ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Update on the Image Search page, CADIE looks mad.

Was only able to get it via a US proxy... otherwise, Cadie now disappeared:


blogoscoped.com/files/google-a ...



Will Cadie go mad in other places too?

[Edit: can now see it in Germany too.]

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Definitely looks like CADIE isn't too happy in the afternoon:


images.google.com/images/panda ...


images.google.com/images/panda ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I wonder if CADIE is going to have an ongoing presence at Google. Maybe she's even related to Cliply from March 2008?
blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-0 ...

Nothing ever came of Cliply, did it?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

We don't see Image Search page's CADIE in Finland

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

In Dutch versions of Google products CADI is never mentioned. The only thing we had was the YouTube joke....

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Nothing ever came of Cliply, did it?

Nope. I can't help wondering whether we ruined that one...

Mike Barr [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

At Google Sightseeing they turned into the Ordnance Survey Sightseeing site today!

googlesightseeing.com/2009/04/ ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wait, why is Cadie mad? She missed her afternoon napping time or something? :|

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

... Google's current server name is "Google Operating System (BETA)"...

Jérémy Pinat [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Hehe, CADIE now on App Engine blog:

[ googleappengine.blogspot.com/2 ...]

"Today we're excited to officially announce support for FORTRAN 77!"

[Adjusted link. -Philipp]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And Google previews next generation Street View 3D:
gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2 ...


gearthblog.com/images/images40 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

FYI – Even thought CADIE's blog has been "taken down" (cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/) you can still read all the entries here:

cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/ ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hmmm... Google deletes all the pages that reference CADIE. I don't like this.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yep, and they're all returning an HTTP 200 OK status so the search engines are losing their cached versions too. Time to start trawling your local cache and create a mirror of all the pages?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Indeed, that's a shame, also the Google Chrome 3D page is gone. I have the setup though.

Brain Search is still up,
google.com/mobile/m/brainsearc ...

google.co.jp/intl/ja/landing/s ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I've just backed up the 3D Chrome setup.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And the Google Earth CADIE KML file i still have and can be downloaded here: earth.google.com/gallery/kmz/c ...

The CADIE page is also gone.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

These pages are still here:

youtube.com/cadiesingularity

mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

google.com/intl/en_us/landing/ ...

Fabio [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

Google Discovery changed to Yahoo! Discovery


pedecogumelo.files.wordpress.c ...



Google Watch Blog changed to Yahoo! Watch Blog


pedecogumelo.files.wordpress.c ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yesterday you might have seen our blog post about "Google Chrome with 3D." You might have even downloaded our special version of Google Chrome and our printable 3D glasses. As someone of enormously high intelligence, you probably realized that this was our attempt at an April Fools' joke.

chrome.blogspot.com/2009/04/go ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The CADIE pages are back up now.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

googleappengine.blogspot.com/2 ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

btw: GoogleWatchBlog.de made another fool: Google Sun
googlewatchblog.de/2009/04/01/ ...


lh3.ggpht.com/_p1VnGidFqV8/SdL ...



and MS Live.com powered by google sun:
googlewatchblog.de/2009/04/01/ ...

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