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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    And everything else.......
    Is that Mattx the Terminator now? Or should you be an eduTerminator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Is that Mattx the Terminator now? Or should you be an eduTerminator?
    Call me what you like - everyone else does......

    I'll change it again soon - once I've increased my medication...

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    Ah I have one. Add a couple of VBS scripts to the login/startup scripts that are used on that pc. The trick is to set up the VBS scripts to create shortcuts on the desktop to locations on servers that don't actually exist.

    Good for about a 5 minute shell lockup per shortcut.

    Code:
    AddLink "killer link", "description", "\\someserverthatdoesnotexist\links\not", 1, "\\someserverthatdoesnotexist\links\not", "", "%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,170"
    
    Sub AddLink(LinkName, Description, Path, WindowStyle, WorkingDir, Arguments, IconPath)
    	on error resume next
    	Dim link
    	Set link = WshShell.CreateShortcut(DesktopPath & "\" & LinkName & ".lnk")
    	link.Description = Description
    	link.TargetPath = Path
    	link.WindowStyle = WindowStyle
    	link.WorkingDirectory = WorkingDir
    	if (Arguments <> "") then link.Arguments = Arguments
    	if (IconPath <> "") then link.IconLocation = IconPath
    	link.Save
    	link = empty
    	on error goto 0
    End Sub

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    If you really, really want to slow things down, install Boinc and when installed/configured, set the process to high priority. I can guarantee it'll be slower than a 386 33MHz

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    folding@home, set to run regardless of computer load

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    To slow down internet acess as well you could use Sloppy. 28.8k would be quite a shock for students who have only ever had broadband!

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    Remove some of the memory.

    Wait for cover of darkness, and swap all it's parts with a P3

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    Run Prime95........permantly.

    It will also tell you if your CPU is stable

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    I've got a free utility that does this. I used to use it for playing old qbasic games that were designed for slow 386 PCs. If you let me know your email address by PM I'll email you a copy to try.

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