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Tempest in a teapot: How a 15-year-old rallied programmers to save one of the web's oldest jokes (GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

If you've spent any time browsing the web, chances are pretty good you've run into a page with an error code on it.  You've likely seen numbers 404 ("not found") or 403 ("forbidden").  Less commonly spotted is error code 418, which makes your browser proclaim "I'm a teapot." If it sounds like a joke, it is: Way back on April Fool's Day in 1998, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) — a group that sets internet standards — proposed "a protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots.
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