Computer Pranks

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omg its nlm, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Well it seems like where we work we are always doing pranks on people. We have dumb little vb scripts that lock computers, do things with that mouse, mess with screen settings ect. Anyone else do this? Just looking for some more ideas and maybe some files you have. I have no idea if this is in the right section or not of the fourm.

    We get bored at work if you can't tell..... :nervous:
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can take a screenshot of somebodies desktop then move all the icons :)

    Thats the only harmless one I can think of really
     
  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Yeah thats a fun one, we did that. I think we have done just about everything?
     
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    brocher4 OSNN Junior Addict

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  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    That's the best one I've ever done. Great prank!
     
  6. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I love to do simple stuff like make the double-click speed on the mouse so fast that its almost impossible to double click...

    Or... If they have an optical mouse, take 3M Magic Tape, its the super see-through scotch tape and put it over the LED.... the mouse wont work very well and unless you look closely you wont know there is tape over it....

    My Fav in win98 was to use the visually impaired super large font and Icons and put them both to max, it was almost impossible to click on anything on your desktop

    hehe
     
  7. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Screenshot deal - freak them out more.

    take the screen, save the file. Then load the file up and full screen it. The mouse moves around, they can click all they want, they are clicking on a picture.

    I watched a victim lose his mind for 5 minutes, and then press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.

    EDIT: We also used to send email to colleagues with a loaded link. The link went to a website that was coded to open infinate IE windows up, and redirected to a gay porn picture. I usually convinced them to open the link while the boss was there. hilarity ensues.... most victims panick and turn off the monitor. :)
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Horrible! :eek:
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I have a BSOD screensaver that is always a abit of fun.
     
  10. sean.ferguson

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    I used to do these pranks all the time while at college. The best one was Kilroy, a little man popped up randomly over yout taskbar/toolbar/windows borders etc. Very funny to hear someone shout "Hell i have a virus!!!"

    Anyways, a website that has a few is http://www.freewarehome.com/ just click on "pranks" under the desktop section on the left :)
     
  11. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Thanks for the ideas guys, I have been using atyourservice to install the files as a service so I just turn them on and off when I want.......
     
  12. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    a cpu prank? if the user has a optical mouse take some good clear tape and cover the light, and then take a magic marker and color over it.

    ive seen it work before. a tech guy came on sight to reload drivers, and try to figure out the problem, before seeing the tape.
     
  13. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    this is a good prank to do if u have anovice user..

    take their desktop icons and copy and paste them until the screen is filled with icons
    that a Screenshot. Drag the taskbar out of sight and delete all icons on the desktop. Then use your screenshot as the background. And tell them to try to find their icons. I did this to a novice and they couldnt figure it out, i had to change it back 4 them after some time :)

    Very easy to do, but can be very fun
     
  14. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    You mean like my post at the beggining? Using Magic tape you dont have to color it... it is virtually see through.. and the best part the mouse will work occasionally :D
     
  15. Adamas

    Adamas OSNN Junior Addict

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    Just put the tape on the receptionests optical mouse, (clear, not coloured) now that is a brilliant prank, I guess I will be getting a call tomorrow morning early!! I have installed an app that opens the cd tray every minute for 5 minutes after every boot - drives people mad!