April 1 Fun For Geeks

I laughed and laughed yesterday when I saw the April Fool’s edition of CNET News. Luckily, they have a permanent link. My two favorite fake news stories:

  • Homeland Security backs privacy plan: DHS official Stewart Baker says monitoring Americans through remote activation of computers' built-in video cameras will identify terrorists. "What do you have to hide?" Baker wondered.
  • Wikipedia founder's bold experiment: Diagnosed with cataracts, Jimmy Wales invites first 100 people who show up at his home to perform surgery. "There may be some trial and error, but I'm confident the community will make the right decisions," Wales said.