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    Notification of ps/2 removal

    Our pupils enjoy the whole "let's unplug the mouse and then break the pins trying to put it back in" game. Is it technically possible for a computer to be aware of when a mouse or keyboard is removed from a ps/2 port? I'm working on an idea of an automatic notification system that will let me know when and where it happens.

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    You might be able to with WMI, but if you're trying to catch them in the act I doubt it would be instantaneous enough.

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    Its easier to just replace them all with USB - but then they just cut the cables

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    USB would probably be easier to detect the removal of than ps/2.

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    Disconnect the earth from the case. Works wonders.

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    Cheers Geoff, I'll put it forward in a department meeting. We could incorporate it into the science curriculum as an example of darwinism.

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    It also means you get new PCs every year. As they fail the PAT tests. :P

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