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Thread: gmail's april fools day joke ?

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    gmail's april fools day joke ?

    Anyone who has gmail.

    Watch your mail box size at the botom of the screen its a bit bigger then normal right ?

    Now come back 5 mins later. See whats happening.

    Since the beginning of time, Man has searched for the answers to the big questions: \'How did we get here?\' \'Is there life after death?\' \'Are we alone?\' But today, in this very theatre, you will be asked to answer the biggest question of them all...WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA?

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    mmm dunno.. I noticed what you mentioned.. then went into new features:

    Just launched!

    G is for growth
    Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn't mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we're giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. We know that email will only become more important in people's lives, and we want Gmail to keep up with our users and their needs. From Gmail, you can expect more.

    We're not in the plains anymore
    Fonts, bullets and highlighting, oh my! Gmail now offers rich text formatting. And over 60 colors of the rainbow. Discover a land of more than just black and white. Learn more
    Now it could be an April 1st joke.. but I found a message pointing to it on another forum dated March 31st.. my time ..
    So I suspect not.. but will reserve my comments untill late on the 2th..oops 2nd..
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    The counter started at midnight (EST), April 1st with the value of 1000 megabytes and will run until 6AM (EST), April 2nd, and will end with an value of "over 2000 megabytes of storage".
        var START = 1112331600000;
        var END = 1112439600000;
        function updateQuota() {
        if (!quota) {
        var now = (new Date()).getTime();
        if (now < START) {
        setTimeout(updateQuota, 1000);
        } else if (now > END) {
        quota.innerHTML = 'Over 2000';
        } else {
        quota.innerHTML = format(((now - START)/(END - START)*1025) + 1025);
        setTimeout(updateQuota, 50);
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    Yeah it is getting more and more storage....
    Am really impressed!.. That is really nice... Now you can write with colors and change text size and fonts.. and many nice things....

    A question pose itself.... What am I supposed to do with all that space????? LOL.......


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    For me the box size is increasing at about 8 MB per minute or something but the rich text formatting is really good
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    Set your computer clock to the 2nd, and you should already have the supposed 2 gigs
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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    has been the 2nd here for over 16hrs.. currently my limit is at 1883Mb.. it must be almost the 2nd at GHQ..

    if it is a joke.. im caught
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    You are currently using 88 MB (4%) of your 2009 MB.

    Are they going over 2 Gigs or ar they counting the correct way and going to 2048 MB's ?
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    2050 now..

    Dunno.. could be they just keep on adding
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    I've heard that google has (*gasp*!) doubled its size for a total of 2000 Megs of space(!); has anyone else heard this or am I being mislead (again)?
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