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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    o and also
    the time when i used lan view 3 and opened mspaint.exe 45 times on Gatts computer and it maid his computer freeze for 30 mins i think he was on the server at the time.......

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    Hehe. If you want to freeze a computer try pointing VNC viewer to localhost running VNC server.

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    I am a good boy ... I have never been caught doing geeky practical jokes.

    I have heard that some people will do things like swap the memory in a colleague's machine so he is trying to run Windows XP on 32MB, or perhaps they might remap the keys in windows so that the ctrl key becomes the windows key, shift becomes escape, enter becomes backspace, carriage return becomes delete and tab becomes print screen.

    Perhaps people might do things like edit the LMHosts file on an NT box so that it all points at the wrong things ... just for that box.

    A nasty person even take a lovely new mouse with a shiny chrome strip on it down the middle, put a hand buzzer inside it so that every time they move the mouse to the right it is set off.

    A really nasty person might drop hints that they have left an etherkiller plugged in so that it gets people paranoid ... especially when you open you bag to put your laptop away at the end of a day and there are half a dozen in there ...

    A nastier person might actually plug them in but make them safe so nothing would happen anyway ...

    A PFY would put a few lives one out there, hooked into a timer switch.

    A BoFH would put real ones out there, superglue them into the timer, superglue the timer into the socket and them rewire teh socket so the switch appears to be on but is actually off ... and when someone turns the socket off to stop the timer ... they are actually turning it on.

    Now only a nasty person would do that ... or even think of it ...

    I am glad I am not that sort of person :-D

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    I have changed both the PDC SDC and NMs workstation to use the DVORAK keyboard layout, he was fuming, especially since i disabled the windows USB ports on his machine so the mouse wouldn't work.

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    I'm sure you all see the funny side when pupils play the aforementioned jokes too don't you?


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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    Best one's i've done have all been to do with net support manager.
    Either wait until somebody leaves the office and then "blank" their screen, watching them shout bloody murder at it when they come back and it won't wake up.
    Or, control their screen as they go to login and insert an extra character into their password. Truly drives them crazy.

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Skoggmeiger
    I'm sure you all see the funny side when pupils play the aforementioned jokes too don't you?

    It may be annoying, but if they do pull off a high quality prank, there is an underlying amount of respect for them!

    Chris

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    True, although whatever respect you may have for them would have to be masked behind a high degree of anger, can't let them know your proud of them

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    of course!

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    The students can be quite original at times. I opened a machine up a few months back because the fan wasn't working and what must have been at least 2-3 inches of sherbert poured out of the side all over my lap.

    I still to this day don't know how they got it in there, it must have taken them ages

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    Unless they held the bag of sherbert near the intake fan, it's pretty light powder, probably got sucked right in!

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    the only ones that we have running in our machines are the CPU and PSU fans, the machines are also boxed in to stop the getting access to the back

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    And you don't have any trouble with machines overheating?

    Running air con or something?

    Chris

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    Re: Geeky Practical Jokes

    yeah all the IT rooms have air con other than one but we still don't have any problems



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