Five April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true

Today, in case you need reminding, is April Fools' Day. If someone hasn't already tried to ensnare you in some practical joke or hoax, keep looking over your shoulder, because it's a-coming.The web is a breeding ground for gags, and I expect that many of the sites that I visit will try to pull some kind of stunt. Some will be good, but mostly they'll be lame.Rather than subject you to more foolery, I thought that I'd compile a short list of April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true. Alas, sadly, they are not.

Today, in case you need reminding, is April Fools' Day. If someone hasn't already tried to ensnare you in some practical joke or hoax, keep looking over your shoulder, because it's a-coming.

The web is a breeding ground for gags, and I expect that many of the sites that I visit will try to pull some kind of stunt. Some will be good, but mostly they'll be lame.

Rather than subject you to more foolery, I thought that I'd compile a short list of April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true. Alas, sadly, they are not.

  1. AMD announce Intel-beating chip AMD beating Intel - You just know that has to be a gag.
  2. Linux market share overtakes Mac As disruptive as Apple is, it's still just another multi-billion dollar corporation trying to make more money. 
  3. Apple and Microsoft to collaborate on thought-controlled media player Yeah, just what I want - a sucky interface beamed directly into my mind!
  4. DRM to become a thing of the past Yeah, riiiight. 
  5. New device allows recipients of spam email to deliver painful electric shocks to the spammer I wish!  I'd buy three or four of these, and amp them up a bit.

Right, that's me done for today.  I'm keeping my head down and going off the grid for the rest of today so that I avoid all the jokes, gags and pranks.  I'm going to spend the time building and setting up my new dual quad-core Xeon system - more on that later. 

Before I go let me leave you with this bit of April Fools' Day fun ... there are so many fools out there, try not to be one of them!

Open mike time - Feel free to share your favorite April Fools' Day pranks or gags!