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Republic of Notar

Reading a book I picked up in Thailand called Google HACK, which isn't much of a hacker book but it has a list of some fun google spoofs (by Google, not about Google). Some of my faves:

http://www.google.com/patents
Search patents. I found three patents on video compression techniques which are based on a paper my father co-authored. Weird that I ended up in the same field. Weirder that it was not something he ever mentioned. I knew about his actual patents (he has 9 of them, mostly in early AC-to-DC conversion and TV circuit design). And my cousin Harvey holds the patent for the tricorder.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/index.html
Snailmail helper spoof

http://www.google.com/romance
Google's answer to match.com (satire)

http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html
Be in on the building and ruinning of the moon base

http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
How Google really ranks web sites

http://www.google.com/tisp/
In-home wireless broadband spoof

and a fun Easter Egg game:
http://www.google.com/Easter/feature_easter.html


And yeah, In know these have been around for a while...
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