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Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Posted by Michael on 1 April 2008, 17:45 GMT

It is with great pain that we are forced to announce the death of our beloved editor-in-chief, Magnus Hagander. Magnus' skill at computer administration, love of calculators, and Swedish humor will be missed. During a sailing trip last month in the North Sea, Magnus was fishing when he was attacked and eaten by a North Sea shark. His body has not and probably will never be found. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

We must also sadly announce that since Magnus was responsible for server administration and in fact oversaw the physical location of the ticalc.org server and its hosting facility, we have no way to recover the server nor do we have the permissions to pay the ticalc.org hosting bill. On April 30, the network bandwidth will be disconnected and we will be unable to continue ticalc.org. We are currently researching ways to get all of the archives and pages off of the server and attempt to find another server and hosting in another location. We will keep you updated on the progress.

Update: As the red border indicates, this was a fake news article. Please do not e-mail us offering to host the website or copy files.

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Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
j-z-d Account Info
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April Fool's day joke, right?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:54 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Daniel Weisz  Account Info

Yeah, it's fake. I checked Magnus Hagander's profile, which links to his website, which links to his blog, where he made a post just today.

But it was a really tasteless joke, IMHO.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 23:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
thehammer Account Info

Come on guys, this is just a funny april fools trick. your acting like you don't get it

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 00:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Daniel Weisz  Account Info

Hey everyone, guess what? The guy who posted above me just died! He was killed violently and painfully by a shark! Just kidding! We should all laugh about that, because we don't value his life as much as our own! :P

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 00:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
j-z-d Account Info

On April 1, the news wasn't even labeled as fake. Al though, to increase the humor, they should have had him post the message.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 21:49 GMT


Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
tit89an  Account Info

Right.
Have someone noticed the RED frame?
That means FAKE NEWS, right?
PS.Sorry for my english, im from poland and i write from my pda

Reply to this comment    3 April 2008, 18:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
j-z-d Account Info

But on April 1, the frame was blue, not red.

Reply to this comment    3 April 2008, 23:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Mr.Z  Account Info
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They do that every year. Otherwise, no one would fall for it.

Reply to this comment    4 April 2008, 14:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
j-z-d Account Info

I figured that. But still, this is my first year here.

Reply to this comment    4 April 2008, 21:34 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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Google had a pretty good idea, it looks like. (See link.)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 23:18 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
thehammer Account Info

Yeah, and look at youtube. it all links to the same video

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 01:26 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
bfr Account Info
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That's not the only good idea Google had.

http://mail.google.com/ mail/help/customtime/index.html

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 01:54 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
bfr Account Info
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That's not the only good idea Google had. Click the website URL.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 01:54 GMT


Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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LOL, that's an argument for local clients rather than web services, much easier to backdate an e-mail that way. :-D

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 02:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
jhamm Account Info

I thought jokes about death weren't funny.

-antiderivative

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 22:04 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
zapperpost  Account Info
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Who would actually believe this convincing April Fools joke?

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 12:29 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Don Quixote Account Info

I miss the HP calculator and dog food ads from years long passed.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 13:26 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
lifeiscalc Account Info

It was obviously an april fools joke, I would not take anything posted on april 1st for fact, but after a close death I didn't really think it was verry funny, I much preferred the one last year.

Reply to this comment    7 April 2008, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
thehammer Account Info

what was last years like?

[read: i'm new here]

Reply to this comment    13 April 2008, 21:24 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
MickaŽl Nicotera  Account Info
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It's not funny at all.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2008, 14:44 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
U.S.Games  Account Info

Anyone else but me notice that "Magnus Dies" means "Good Day" in Latin?

Reply to this comment    3 May 2008, 00:30 GMT


Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Youssarian Account Info

Does it really? That would be a heck of an irony.

You know, before I knew that red border meant joke news, I took that quite seriously. Imafool?

Reply to this comment    27 May 2008, 19:58 GMT

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