Airline Hires Passengers

Airplane InteriorBritish airline Flybe is paying 172 people to fly between Dublin, Ireland and Norwich, England. Norwich airport made a deal with the airline to give a rebate of 280,000 pounds if the airline could deliver 15,000 passengers on the route within one year. The airline was short some passengers and after the airport would not offer up even a partial rebate, decided to hire passengers in order to meet its goal. “The ludicrousness is on the Norwich side who in essence have tried to hold us to ransom, putting at risk routes into Norwich,” said Flybe Chief Commercial Officer Mike Rutter on Irish public television.

[Source: Reuters]

Originally posted 2008-04-02 08:07:26.


Google’s Time Traveling Email

Gmail Custom Time

Back to the Future Car

Announced yesterday, Google will release Gmail Custom Time. Users will now be able to send messages with a custom time stamp. This feature will be great when forgetting to send that special someone a cheap e-card, or when you forget to tell your boss about your fishing trip I mean your planned-for-months family event.

According to Google’s website, they will utilize an “an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality.” Also, mentioned is the Grandfather paradox, but that does not seem like too much of an issue since you can only send an email up to four years ago.

User will only get 10 Custom Time emails per year, however. Google has done extensive research to discover that if people started sending more than ten Custom Time emails per year, everyone else would lose faith in accuracy of the time stamp. The complex equation is explained below for our more left-brained visitors:

Gmail Equation

Official Site

Originally posted 2008-04-01 08:28:28.


YouTube Rick Rolls You

As part of an April Fools’ joke, YouTube Rick Rolls all of its users. All featured videos on any of the world-wide YouTube websites will link to Rick Astley’s famous “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The user of the account is YTRickRollsYou. The user was created one week ago by the YouTube team. A special page saying “Happy April Fool’s Day 2008” was also created by the staff along with some other Rick Astley videos.

YouTube Rick Rolls You

Link to the video:

Originally posted 2008-04-01 07:51:40.

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…And We’re Back

Now we are fully operational and should not go offline again. Thanks for your patience!

Originally posted 2008-03-27 17:50:34.

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Downtime to Drink a Beer

Hey guys and gals. Just letting you know that we are upgrading our servers in the next two days and so you might experience a bit of downtime depending on when you are trying to access the site. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Originally posted 2008-03-26 19:32:34.

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