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March 31, 2004 11:19 PM   Subscribe

Google on the Moon: "This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen." Google hits outer space to conduct "high-density high-delivery hosting (HiDeHiDeHo)" and "de-oxygenated cubicle dwelling." Better than April Fool's at Fark? Via Monkeyfilter.
posted by onlyconnect (11 comments total)

 
It's just not as funny as the gmail April Fool's gag.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:24 PM on March 31, 2004


(which was obviously not a gag)
posted by eyeballkid at 11:28 PM on March 31, 2004


... unless, of course, Google's job opportunities at the "lunar research center" are meant as a decoy to trick people into thinking that Gmail isn't an April Fool's gag, which is itself the gag!

Maybe.
posted by truex at 11:43 PM on March 31, 2004


Perhaps gmail is the gag and the moon thing isn't (a google lunar base being a fine way to mop up the cubic kilometers of cash they will get from the IPO)?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 12:19 AM on April 1, 2004


This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen.

I qualify for 3 out of 5 (haven't seen The Sopranos or a Latte of any kind), is that good enough? I'm willing to try for #5, but #1 is too tough.
posted by shepd at 12:30 AM on April 1, 2004


"HiDeHiDeHo" made me laugh out loud.
That's exactly what my brain does when it encounters silly new acronyms like WiFi.
posted by dong_resin at 10:55 AM on April 1, 2004


The rules of coding will literally be stood on their head at the Copernicus Center, as the absence of gravity plays havoc with the normal ordering of data. Search results lacking in substance may rise to positions of prominence while those possessed of a desirable gravitas may become negatively buoyant.
Or in other words, no change from the Earth-based version.
posted by CountZero at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2004


Driving me nuts - GMAIL real or not?
posted by Quartermass at 11:07 AM on April 1, 2004


According to Forbes, google has announced that Gmail is not a hoax:


Google's free e-mail service called Gmail, which will offer significantly more storage than Yahoo or MSN, "is not a hoax," said Jonathan Rosenberg, Google's vice president of products.

...

"It is April Fool's Day. We were having fun with this announcement. We are very serious about Gmail," Rosenberg said in an interview.

posted by unreason at 12:02 PM on April 1, 2004


"We're Google on the moon, we carry a harpoon..."
posted by thunder at 12:08 PM on April 1, 2004


"We're Google on the moon, we carry a harpoon..."

damn, now why couldn't i have thought of that one.
posted by knapah at 4:29 PM on April 1, 2004


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