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Message 7376 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 14:29:47 UTC

wheeeeehoooo!!!! Happy 04/01
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Message 7381 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 15:26:06 UTC

Very funny. :D :D

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Message 7386 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 16:41:48 UTC
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A good funny surprise :-D

I like the avatars!!

Is Flaming Black Orangon Kalessin not supposed anymore to fly?
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Message 7387 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 16:50:02 UTC

I like it. A lot of work
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Message 7388 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 16:56:10 UTC
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I've tried to change my Primate name. Since then it's empty.
(Am I not a primate anymore?)-:

I hope the stats sites will get crazy for a day or two!
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Message 7404 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 19:22:54 UTC
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<-- I have my own webpage
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Message 7412 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 20:30:16 UTC - in response to Message 7386.



Now Flaming black Orangon Kalessin lost his primates Name but stopped flying.
Oh what a nice feeling to stay on the ground for a while!
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Message 7413 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 20:36:28 UTC - in response to Message 7376.
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Wow, you went kinda far in converting the page to Primates@Home. Even old forum posts were modified!

EDIT: Who the HELL changed my nickname to Knuckles??!!?!
EDIT2: there we go

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Message 7414 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 20:37:17 UTC

Hey Cornelius, I have to say I do really enjoy this first of April.

Up to noon I just thought this was a poor thing to rename the project and do nothing else but make the server unreplying.

But this is really a gigantic good and nice joke, which I like immensely.
What a lot of work!

Great praise from the fat orange Orang Utah without wings!

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Message 7418 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 21:24:46 UTC - in response to Message 7414.

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Kalessin]Up to noon I just thought this was a poor thing to rename the project and do nothing else but make the server unreplying.

Sorry for that. The site was up&running since 5am CET, but apparently only for Cornelius and me.

We already wondered why no one came along... it was just that you didn't see it.
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Message 7419 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 21:26:21 UTC

O-o-o-oo-ooo-ooooo-eee-eeee-eeee-aaaaaaa! Argh!
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Message 7420 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 21:30:25 UTC

MERCI de ce GAG.

I think I was hacked !!!!


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Message 7422 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 21:55:16 UTC

Well Done!!!!
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Message 7431 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008 | 23:11:08 UTC


A wonderful April treat Cornelius...just be careful of those rather dull-witted humans. They are dangerous!
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Message 7436 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 1:30:52 UTC

Most excellent! One of the better treatments that I've seen.
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Message 7437 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 2:19:32 UTC

What tha..........
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Message 7441 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 9:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 7388.

Pepo wrote:
I've tried to change my Primate name. Since then it's empty.
(Am I not a primate anymore?)-:

After return from the planet of ...err... Primates, I can again set my Primate ...err... Pirate name.
But I'm obviously stil a primate..... (The transformation possibly did not work as expected. Or it was intentional, LOL)

I hope the stats sites will get crazy for a day or two!

I've just noticed one confusing message on BoincStats:
2008-04-01: Pirates@Home - Server crash
The Primates@Home server crashed around 10:30PM EST on Jan 5th, and was brought up just before 9AM the next day. The cause of the crash is unknown.


The site got possibly hijacked by Primates? Or their observing zoologists.
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Message 7443 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 10:25:19 UTC
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When we break things, we break them thoroughly. ;-)

The avatars are still around as they are part of the filter that was put over the site. I don't think Eric took everything down, yet. He is also trying to preserve Primates.

As for the idea of Primates? A simple chat a couple of months ago:

[15-Feb-08 1:03:05] Jorden says: and um... lately I read Pirates@Home as Primates@Home... perhaps the name for the next BOINC project.
[15-Feb-08 17:29:25] Eric Myers says: "Welcome to the Monkey House, Mr. Rosewater"
[15-Feb-08 17:29:56] Eric Myers says: That would be a good April Fools trick - redesign the web site as Primates@Home :)
[15-Feb-08 17:30:01] Eric Myers says: Shhh!
[15-Feb-08 17:30:15] Eric Myers says: I'll need a monkey screen saver..
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Message 7444 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 14:27:12 UTC - in response to Message 7443.

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[15-Feb-08 1:03:05] Jorden says: and um... lately I read Pirates@Home as Primates@Home... perhaps the name for the next BOINC project.
[15-Feb-08 17:29:25] Eric Myers says: "Welcome to the Monkey House, Mr. Rosewater"
[15-Feb-08 17:29:56] Eric Myers says: That would be a good April Fools trick - redesign the web site as Primates@Home :)
[15-Feb-08 17:30:01] Eric Myers says: Shhh!

Yes, thanks to Jord for planting the idea for this little prank. We also have to give him credit for a lot of the work. He was responsible for finding all the monkey avatars, creating the slide show, changing the wiki main page, and he helped me test the site and the cutover mechanism before we made the switch.

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Message 7445 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 14:54:26 UTC - in response to Message 7413.

Nicolas wrote:
Wow, you went kinda far in converting the page to Primates@Home. Even old forum posts were modified!

Nice trick, eh? It was actually really easy. I just had page_head() turn on output buffering, and page_tail() then get the buffer, make the substitutions, and output that. Viola. The wiki was even easier, since MediaWiki already uses output buffering for its rather aggressive caching mechanism. I just had to insert the substitution step.

The forums provided one challenge: some of the pages are pretty long, and would fill the output buffer. I fixed this by processing the page one post at a time. The "who has the gold" thread proved to be a good test for this.

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Message 7446 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 18:03:30 UTC

The primates@home day definately was fun plus a good test of the scripts as well. Thanks for the laugh as I needed it yesterday!

Too bad some of the primates here yesterday couldn't handle their primate avatar and switched back to their old avatar. No fun in that.
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Message 7449 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 22:15:34 UTC - in response to Message 7443.

Ageless wrote:
When we break things, we break them thoroughly. ;-)

The avatars are still around as they are part of the filter that was put over the site. I don't think Eric took everything down, yet. He is also trying to preserve Primates.

While the domain name is available, would it be feasible to still apply the filters on texts and avatars, when looking at the Primates@Home project?
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Message 7451 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 22:46:41 UTC - in response to Message 7446.

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Too bad some of the primates here yesterday couldn't handle their primate avatar and switched back to their old avatar. No fun in that.

You may be jumping to conclusions: I, for one, had my username changed—but my usual avatar remained without any intervention on my part.

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Message 7452 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008 | 23:24:15 UTC - in response to Message 7449.

Pepo wrote:

While the domain name is available, would it be feasible to still apply the filters on texts and avatars, when looking at the Primates@Home project?

I thought about doing this, but I see one problem: copyrights. The avatar images belong to whoever we "borrowed" them from. Some were traced to the San Diego Zoo, but many came from other sources. And the project logo, in the upper left of every page, is Timmy the Monkey from ThinkGeek.com. Now I doubt they even took notice of us, but if they did then they kindly held off on sending me a DMCA takedown notice. I doubt that they, or the San Diego Zoo, or anybody else we borrowed from, would be so kind if we left the site up.

Though maybe ThinkGeek would like the idea. They seem like a fun lot. And if they also were making money out of it....? I for one will probably by a Timmy t-shirt from them (and maybe add a Primates@Home iron-on to it?). If we somehow linked to them and encouraged people to buy t-shirts...?

But I doubt we could work something out with all the sources of the images. So like many things in life, this event is something that happened, and is to be remembered, but it's now past.

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Message 7454 - Posted: 3 Apr 2008 | 0:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 7452.
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Wormholio wrote:
I for one will probably by a Timmy t-shirt from them (and maybe add a Primates@Home iron-on to it?).

And if you find a little something else to buy, to push the total over $20, you can also get a free t-shirt (said to be the 2008 April Fools' shirt).

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Message 7456 - Posted: 3 Apr 2008 | 1:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 7451.

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You may be jumping to conclusions: I, for one, had my username changed—but my usual avatar remained without any intervention on my part.


Many apologies are issued in that case and I accept the punishment of cannon fodder

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