[nr-pm] Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, April 1

"R. Küpper" niederrhein-pm at web.de
Fre Apr 2 02:06:08 CST 2004

Hi, hab noch gar nicht geschaut, ob hier auch Aprilscherze drin sind.
Mir sind gestern 2 besonders aufgefallen:

Gelber Müll ist im Kreis Wesel immer ein Thema, weil nicht aller gelber 
Müll immer abgeholt wird,
so kam also gestern die Meldung, dass die Entsorgungsfirma nun fristlos 
gekündigt hat, und da auch die städtischen Entsorger das nicht machen 
wollten, seien die Bürger aufgefordert, den gelben Müll im Garten zu 
verbrennen, nur in Ausnahmefällen nähme die Müllverbrennungsanlage noch 
gelben Müll an.
(Radio KW)

Der WDR hat einen Fußballskandal heraufbeschworen:
Alemannia Aachen habe sich eine Hydraulik für die Tore bauen lassen, so 
dass der eigene Torwart immer im kleineren Tor spielen kann. Nett gemacht, 
mit einem Professor der RWTH Aachen, einem Planer eines Ingenieurbüros, 
der erst misstrauisch wurde, als der Auftrag nachts ausgeführt wurde...
sehr nett gemacht

Liebe Gruesse,


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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, April 1
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> ***Windows Server Hacks: Resetting User Passwords
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> ***Java and Sound, Part 1
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> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2004/03/31/codeGen.html
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> .NET
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> Fun April Fool's Day Stuff
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> 10 stories that could be pranks--but aren't
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3589239.stm
> Google Copernicus Center is hiring (Google, 2004)
> http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html
> The technology behind Google's great results (Google, 2002)
> http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
> Programming Parrot in a Nutshell (O'Reilly, 2001)
> http://www.oreilly.com/parrot/
> The Story Behind the Parrot Prank
> http://www.oreilly.com/news/parrotstory_0401.html
> Still a good joke--47 years on
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/3591687.stm
> 10 funniest media jokes on April Fools day
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