I noticed (only today) whenever I visit any SE website, I get this weird comic on bottom of page:

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For a short while, I was wondering if my browser has been comprised by some web malware, so I decided to run it in a virtual machine: nothing happens.

Is this some sort of a funny thing SE developers did or has it actually any usefulness?

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's an april-fools joke Stack Exchange has been taken over by a rubber duck! \$\endgroup\$
    – t3chb0t
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 10:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Oh ...xDDDDDDD :) thank you very much for the link.... I started to get worried :) @t3chb0t \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 10:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's Apple's beta of the new improved Siri. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 15:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ For the record, I had nothing to do with it. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 21:06

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It's serious. It's about Rubber Duck Problem Solving. The majority of questions asked on Stack Exchange can be solved using a rubber duck, without ever posting a question, potentially saving a large number of users from embarrassment. This new experimental feature is called Quack Overflow. The experiment will end on April 1 + 1 day, depending on your timezone.

Enjoy while it lasts!

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    \$\begingroup\$ So useful, that I keep one on my desk (mine's called Bob, for obvious reasons). Sometimes I'll explain my code to Bob; more often I'll redirect colleagues who are rubberducking at me... \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 9:48

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