Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1080p

1332 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #454641 2-Apr-2011 21:51
Send private message

From the intertubes:


Lizard1977
1458 posts

Uber Geek


  #454716 3-Apr-2011 08:47
Send private message

I saw on the morning news on TV3 a story about Jason Bright having a "prescription windshield" for his V8. They even had a shot of him in team meetings with a couple of guys holding up a windshield so he could use it there too. They said that his co-driver for Bathurst would need special "reversing" goggles to counter the prescription effect. This had all the hallmarks of an April Fools Day prank, I roared with laughter. But midday came and went, and they were still playing the story on the news later that day, though I haven't seen it anywhere else. No-one's admitted it's a prank, though...

I'm no scientist by any means, but I would have thought a prescription windshield would be too impractical to make work, and the idea of making goggles which reverse the effect for a different driver to be laughable - if you can make such googles, then why not just make those googles prescription for the first driver?

Is it just me?

 
 
 
 


allstarnz
1709 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #454938 3-Apr-2011 22:59
Send private message

It was an April Fools, and a very good one at that. Lots of people fell for it (including myself)

Ramjet007
287 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #454954 4-Apr-2011 05:59
Send private message

Mark Richardson at the CGW fell for it too. they played it as a sports report.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.