Kodak’s April Fool’s joke

Yes, neurological free will is a joke, and so is this one, but I couldn’t resist putting up Kodak’s own April Fool jape, which I presume will be on their webpage for today only. Ergo, I’ve put it below, too.

If only it were true!

h/t: Erin McCarthy via Matthew Cobb

14 Comments

  1. memeweaver
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    That’s why mice have heart attacks: http://www.therestisnoise.com/2012/04/cd-of-the-day.html

  2. Katherine
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    OMG. Can’t believe it but you totally got me on that one. #brainisonspringbreak

  3. Sarah Lawson
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    What must the ink cartridges cost!

  4. Posted April 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Sure, then they all end up at the pound after Kodak goes out of business. 😉

  5. Sastra
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Gee, maybe Kodak could team up with AnimalPlanet’s “Animal Hoarders.” The team of therapists and clean-up specialists could use it — but only in reverse, of course. They’d provide the kittens.

    Otherwise, if the animal hoarder was also a shopaholic and bought this — it could be disastrous. But, good tv.

  6. bigjohn756
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey! If this isn’t true then where did all of these cats around here come from?

  7. Posted April 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    90 seconds? HP’s diginal kittens appear instantly!

  8. Matthew Snook
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh, good! I’ll start recycling the ones around here…

  9. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I hear Sharp was going to cut in on the new market, but had to withdraw their product.

    They were accused of being copycats.

    • Achrachno
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      Groan.

  10. Dominic
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Not as good as the story from Science Now of sabre-toothed lemming!
    http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/04/ice-age-ankle-biters.html

    • Dominic
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

      Hang on – a marsupial snail!
      http://sciblogs.co.nz/the-atavism/2012/04/01/sunday-spinelessness-a-marsupial-snail/
      🙂

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

      “Or, more intriguingly, the fangs may have been an oddity of evolution that didn’t provide any benefits to individual lemmings yet still may have been useful to the species, says Poisson.”

      Isn’t that group selection? I thought that idea had fallen out of favour? I think there’s something a bit fishy about this article.

  11. Posted April 2, 2012 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    arXiv doesn’t update on Sundays so this piece of “sophisticated theology” had to wait for today:
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.6902
    “We show that the number of gods in a universe must equal the Euler characteristics of its underlying manifold. By incorporating the classical cosmological argument for creation, this result builds a bridge between theology and physics and makes theism a testable hypothesis. Theological implications are profound since the theorem gives us new insights in the topological structure of heavens and hells. Recent astronomical observations can not reject theism, but data are slightly in favor of atheism.”


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