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Happy April Fool's Day!
Posted by Nick on 2 April 2000, 03:25 GMT

Many people have, er, "questioned" what happened to us yesterday.
Apparently, even despite the fact that we've been made notorious for our April Fool's pranks, people were still thinking we were h4x0r3d, that Steve took over and bombed the TI-Files, and that our newsletter, through some crazy fluke, was translated into fifteen zillion different languages.
Nothing of that sort happened; in fact, no coup d'etats were staged, and ticalc.org is going on with its business as usual.
Just another moment of frivolity brought to you by the staff :)

Oh, and for the dryest, blandest newsletter (in ENGLISH!) in which I interview myself and make a bunch of references to people, places and things that you won't understand, click here.

Updated (Nick): The person who hacked our site has sent us a screenshot of how they did it.

 


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Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Juan Corral  Account Info
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Ummm, the newsletter is still un-translated.

     2 April 2000, 03:33 GMT

Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
meingts Account Info
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Yeah. Don't try telling us that's English. :P

     2 April 2000, 03:54 GMT

April Fools is over
usaar33  Account Info

yeah.april fools is over.... what's up with the same letter?
BTW, I know three languages on that:
redneck, h4x0r, and pig latin...
babelfish can translate the rest (contents french...yo quero taco bell part spanish, some german..etc.

     2 April 2000, 03:56 GMT


Re: April Fools is over
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

"yo quero">"yo quiero" , pedazo de navo

     2 April 2000, 05:50 GMT


Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
JaggedFlame
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that's the version in /extra/afj/

Go to the right one by clicking "Web Page" right below my name.

     2 April 2000, 04:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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well, at the time the article was posted, both versions were identical - nick screwed up. It's been fixed since then.

     2 April 2000, 05:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
JaggedFlame

Ohhhh... ok

     2 April 2000, 21:19 GMT

Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
JaggedFlame

Hey this is funny - partway through the interview with Nick in the newsletter, Nick and Eric switch sides, and suddenly Nick's asking the questions.

Actually it's probably a mistake - but it's better this way... ;-)

     2 April 2000, 04:52 GMT


Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Alapanamo  Account Info

I doubt it was UNintentional--I think Eric and "N33ck" are both one and the same...

And for anyone who needs further proof that Nick "hacked" ticalc.org, look at the other sites that Nick works at in the interview...most of them were "mentioned" in the "hacked" message...

Plus, the mysterious figure "h4x0r" appears to have contributed to the newsletter...

"I" "like" "using" "quotations" ...and...these->...

     2 April 2000, 19:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
JaggedFlame

Eric and N33ck are the same? Well there's Eric Sun... and there's Nick Disabato... I don't know about that...

     2 April 2000, 21:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Alapanamo  Account Info

I meant the same just for the interview (Nick was interviewing himself using Eric's name)...How do I know? I could have sworn I saw that info typed by Nick himself somewhere...or maybe I'm just delusional.

     3 April 2000, 05:57 GMT

Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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m m m . I don't understand nothing , maybe too much beer for today , -burp- , yeah . I finished my little program , ticalc will add it to the archives soon , I hope . but you can have a previous look at my unfinished (never finished) website .

     2 April 2000, 05:35 GMT

Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
JaggedFlame

Microsoft AFX? Haven't met any "hackers" who endorse Microsoft...

     2 April 2000, 21:18 GMT


Re: Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
The_Professor  Account Info
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Yeah, Especially Windows 3.x (I don't think anyone uses that anymore, except half of the computers in my school's carrer center)

     3 April 2000, 01:30 GMT

Re: Happy April Fool's Day!
Norman  Account Info

Boy, someone has alot of time...

     3 April 2000, 05:24 GMT

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