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February 7, 2011

Is Russia visible?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1297123163 ) Play

Who is this a reference to?

Fake whose-line-is-it-anyway style points for the whole story.

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , jowens , Riyaz Usman , SV , dineshk , Ananth , Rogi , KK , vinayaknp , Sumanth Patlolla , shrik , Thejas V R , Antariksh Bothale , Siddarth Pai , udupendra , vkamath , Logik , Sandesh , krudebox , teju , jins , Bharath and Crackedpot

Answer:
Google Chrome’s “about:internets” page/easter-egg is a very obvious reference to the comment about the internet being a series of tubes by Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens.


30 Responses to “Is Russia visible?”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Sen. Ted Stevens and his description of the internet as a ‘series of tubes’ during a speech to oppose Net Neutrality legislation. It is used to show his supposed ignorance of the very internet he was put in charge of legislating.


  2. jowens
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    The late Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska, who described the Internet as a “series of tubes”. It’s a Google Chrome easter egg.


  3. Ted Stevens referring Internet as a ‘Series of Tubes’.


  4. SV
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    Senator Ted Stevens used the words “series of tubes” to describe the Internet


  5. dineshk
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    Ted Stevens, the Alaska senator who famously described the internet as “a series of tubes” while opposing network neutrality.


  6. Ananth
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    United States Senator Ted Stevens (Alaska) who said that the Internet is a series of tubes. And title refers to Sarah Palin’s “I can see Russia from my house” answer to the question on foreign policy.

    The Blue Man Group has one that kinda goes similarly showing tubes and connections, but they refer to Modern Plumbing in the end. :D


  7. Rogi
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    Alaskan Senator, Ted Stevens

    If you don’t already know the story, I’m not going to go into detail ;)


  8. KK
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    This easter egg(about:internets of chrome) made references to two popular Internet memes: Internets and Series of tubes.
    -Internets (“Internets” is a Bushism-turned-catchphrase used humorously to portray the speaker as ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general; Former United States President George W. Bush first used the word publicly during the 2000 election campaign)
    -Series of tubes(“Series of tubes” is a phrase coined originally as an analogy by then-United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to describe the Internet in the context of opposing network neutrality.[)


  9. vinayaknp

    Ted Stevens, US senator who said internet was a ” series of Tubes “.


  10. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Typing “about:internets” into the search box of a Google Chrome browser brings up the image above.

    It is believed to be a reference to Senator Ted Stevens’ much-derided 2006 description of the internet as a “series of tubes”. His clumsy words, in a speech to a Senate committee opposing network neutrality, were seen to illustrate the poor understanding of some politicians about how the internet worked.


  11. shrik
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    Senator Ted Stevens, Internet as a series of tubes, etc.


  12. about URI scheme

    about:internets in Google Chrome browser:
    Displays a page entitled “Don’t Clog the Tubes!” which renders a page with an animation of the Microsoft Windows “3D Pipes” screensaver. Does not work on Windows Vista due to the pipes screen saver no longer being supported for releases after the 2.0.169.1 release.


  13. srinivasan

    the koch industries


  14. ‘internet = a series of tubes’ by US senator Ted Stevens


  15. Antariksh Bothale

    United States Senator Ted Stevens described the Internet as a series of tubes.


  16. Ted Stevens, Alaskan Senator who said that the inter is a series of tubes, when the network neutrality bill was being debated.


  17. udupendra
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    Ted Stevens


  18. yahoo pipes


  19. vkamath

    sometime back, US senator ted stevens made a claim that the internet was a series of tubes. This is google’s dig at that comment.


  20. Abhiram Bharadwaj Diddigi
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    about:internets


  21. Logik
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    Google Chrome’s easter egg.
    Internet is a series of tubes – Ted Stevens
    Shows the pipes screensaver of microsoft windows


  22. Sandesh

    Ted Stevens


  23. Manish Achuth
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    Google chrome easter egg – “Dont clog the tubes” tribute to the Pipes screen saver.


  24. anton gorlanov Basing his retail concept on the 3D Pipes screensaver,
    hecreates a field of tension for visitors to boutique in St. Petersburg
    Gorlanov translated this image into the shimmering and labyrinthine space that is Day & Night.

    the shop was day and night and it wanted to create aim r goal based buying idea into the mind of customers by creating stress .

    there is a metallic structure that pierces both floors of the boutique, interacting with the surroundings and creating a spatial experience. The conceptual point of departure was a Windows screensaver, 3D Pipes, which fills the monitor with an ever-generating, illusionistic tangle of tubing.


  25. krudebox
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    A mock of US Senator Ted Stevens who described the internet as a series of tubes.


  26. teju
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    Ted Stevens, Alaskan senator..


  27. jins

    Google Chrome Easter egg which shows the Windows pipes screensaver when you type ‘about:internets’ in the address bar with the line ‘Don’t clog the tubes’. A reference to Ted Stevens’ calling the net ‘a series of tubes’ back when he was supposed to be in charge of regulating net usage.


  28. Bharath
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    “Series of tubes” is a phrase coined originally as an analogy by then-United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to describe the Internet in the context of opposing network neutrality.
    Google Chrome had an about: easter egg at the address about:internets which displayed a screensaver of tubes with the page title “Don’t Clog the Tubes!” When “about:internets” was entered on a computer .


  29. Crackedpot

    Google Chrome’s Easter egg referring to Senator Ted Stevens’s comment referring to the internet as a series of tubes


  30. Vladimir Putin ?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12.....illic.html


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