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March 31, 2007 11:33 PM   Subscribe

"Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines." The free version offers 10x the speed of a normal DSL. Press release and FAQ (with features and prices).
posted by Memo (29 comments total)

 
Aprils Fools jokes are, like, totally immature.
posted by cortex at 11:34 PM on March 31, 2007


hurrr april 1st
posted by Mikey-San at 11:38 PM on March 31, 2007


Teh lame. I expected something a bit better from Google.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I would never do anything to displease Google. I love Google.

Very much.
posted by davidmsc at 11:38 PM on March 31, 2007


Wow, what a shitty april fools joke.
posted by tittergrrl at 11:40 PM on March 31, 2007


up until the word "nanobots", i believed every word.
posted by bam at 11:42 PM on March 31, 2007


April Fools has really gone downhill over the years.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:42 PM on March 31, 2007


This one is a bit better, and a wee bit more believable: GMail Paper!
posted by davidmsc at 11:45 PM on March 31, 2007


I only stopped believing when I saw the word "free."
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:51 PM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why is TiSP in beta?
When things go wrong with TiSP, they go very, very wrong. Let's leave it at that.

posted by Ironmouth at 11:53 PM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Two minutes, davidmsc. Two minutes!
posted by gummi at 11:54 PM on March 31, 2007


sorry gummi!
posted by davidmsc at 12:06 AM on April 1, 2007


That's not funny. I did not laugh. Not funny.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:28 AM on April 1, 2007


Google's pretty much allowed to get away with any April Fool's Joke they please ever since they pulled the ultimate fast one by actually releasing GMail and having nobody believe them. "One gigabyte? That's absurd! It'll never happen!"
posted by chrominance at 12:42 AM on April 1, 2007


"One gigabyte? That's absurd! It'll never happen!"

Exactly.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 1:00 AM on April 1, 2007


Jeez, I laughed at the AskMe April Fool's joke, but I've now run into three other pranks during the course of normal internet use and it's getting annoying. This is not a good day to try to use the web.
posted by painquale at 3:16 AM on April 1, 2007


(Heh. There are actually municipal ISPs based around fiber run through sewer lines --- in fact I think they've been written up on mefi, a few years ago. I think they just went to neighborhood distribution points, not full "fiber-to-the-bum" though.)
posted by hattifattener at 3:16 AM on April 1, 2007


GONNA STICK IT IN YOUR POOPER
posted by loquacious at 4:17 AM on April 1, 2007


OH HI I UPGRADEDED YR RAM
posted by loquacious at 4:18 AM on April 1, 2007


This unfunny joke did not warrant a post.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:02 AM on April 1, 2007


I have to download the curry I ate last night. Bandwith will be high, as compression on this particular packet is low. Surprisingly enough it'll be lossy too.

Poo jokes. Yeah. Google poo jokes.
posted by lalochezia at 8:02 AM on April 1, 2007


OH HAY THIS IS A APRIL FOOL'S JOKE EVERYONE JUST IN CASE U THOUGHT IT WAS 4 REAL
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2007


When things go wrong with TiSP, they go very, very wrong. Let's leave it at that.

We'll all have to duck when the shit hits the WAN.
posted by pernoctalian at 8:30 AM on April 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


That graphic with the happy scientist, swimming around in the sewer, was awesome.
posted by ph00dz at 9:29 AM on April 1, 2007


There's also new gmail paper.
posted by chinston at 10:03 AM on April 1, 2007


Actually, this one made me laugh....

Got my hopes up and everything.
posted by rougy at 5:07 PM on April 1, 2007


This has just about turned into "Stay off the Internet Day" for me.
posted by drstein at 9:43 PM on April 1, 2007


omg, I so got suckered by that and the AskMe kitten swallowed by snake thing. D'oh!
posted by nickyskye at 9:41 PM on April 1, 2007


Very Funny, but was done before..


posted by hboogz at 3:39 PM on April 3, 2007


Sorry this is the proof
posted by hboogz at 3:45 PM on April 3, 2007


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