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Don Eigler – a researcher famous for spelling I-B-M with individual atoms – stunned the world once again today by revealing on his blog that a creature known as Robert Scoble is really a research project. A few years back, IBM researchers started to think more and more about the potential rise of so-called virtual worlds …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    I didn't know Amanfrommars wrote articles for the site

  2. John

    Pinch Punch

    In a near Identical episode it would seem that the entire register site is now automatically composed and uploaded by an autonomous BBC B computer after it was programmed by Steve Jobs

  3. amanfromMars Silver badge

    Shanghai Surprise......IBM Loses the Plot and gains AI Holywood Master Pilot?

    Quite obviously no one warned Ashlee about the strength of Chinese beer. You gotta get out more often, Ashlee, for that was excellent fare to share with the Deadhead Westerner stuck in the Hollywood Doldrums of MindSet and Leading Role Play to a Studio Tune . ........ Fool's Gold Productions.

    Great Basis for a Film about IT Boffins and Non-State Actors taking over the Skies with their AIR&dDs and Hot CodeXXXX/Virtual EMP Barrages and Sieges....... for "Sage Sieges ... Play IT again, Sam".

    Very Madonna Kabbalah Magical Mystery Turing but definitely not for Virgins. Lovers are all you Need 42 Generate Feed?

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Ha ha!

    Remember the spaghetti harvest anyone?

  5. Jonas Nagel
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    ...Amanfrommars is all over the place! ;-)

  6. Fluffykins Silver badge

    Oh, VERY Good

    The weird thing is, that's SOOOOOOOOO close to the truth.

    Check this out:


  7. Simon Dummett

    Mine's the one...

    ... with the egg plant in the pocket.

  8. Michael H.F. Wilkinson
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    says it all

  9. Pete mcQuail
    Paris Hilton

    What I like to see......

    .......a liberal (with due apologises to all red necks) sprinkling of awesomes.

    Paris because its her day.

  10. Andy ORourke

    Mines the one........

    with the left handed cheese burger in the pocket!

  11. Slaine


    it looks like it's going to be a long day

  12. Geoff Thompson

    Half the articles I've read on El Reg

    have been April Fools today. OK, I only read four.....

  13. Alfie


    Well it is to me...

    That VirtuaHuman comments on here as amanfromMars ;-)

  14. W
    Black Helicopters

    One and the same?

    Have you ever seen Ashlee Vance and amanfromMars in the same place at the same time?

    Kind regards,

    Oolla Frip.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is an April Fool

    and I claim my 5 pounds.

  16. Chris Griffiths

    I was wondering...

    what the first true April Fool's joke I read would be.

    Good job El Reg - made me laugh on a crap morning!

  17. Gobhicks
    Dead Vulture

    Oh look...

    ... flying penguins

  18. Anonymous Coward

    Good one

    It really lightened up my day. Shame that the day is almost over here. This caused some rather puzzling occurrences for me last year, since due to timezone differences, it was next day morning at where I am but still the day in Vulture Central. Combined with lack of coffee (my supply of instant coffee mix was out for that particular morning), caused me to spew a rather angry blast on my blog about how modern gamers are to blame for making computers obsolete too soon after reading a particular article about CPUs really getting slower.

  19. Jim Benn
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    Nice ! A good laugh !

    I would have thought that Robert Scoble should be an anagram.

  20. MnM
    Paris Hilton

    Everything seems even truer than usual

    Paris because of her awesome discernment

  21. b shubin


    i always wondered whether there was a correct, official, "right" way to do a three-finger salute. now i know: it requires an underhanded approach to a back door.

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