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Charles Lindsey
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I've been getting this mag called MAximum PC for a little while now. Seems to be ok. But this months issue (just got the April issue) had something that really caught my eye. It had a blurb about an article in next months issue (May) for PC pranks and they listed the first one.

Put some scotch tape over someone's mouse ball and see how long it takes them to figure it out. Probably the weakest one they had but still slightly funny.

I have also changed the shutdown .wav to the T-Rex roar from Jurassic Park and turned the speakers way up. That got some firends a few times.

ANT on AOL (also at www.ant.com ) used to have a thing where they explained how you could change the shut down .bmp. "It's now safe to turn off the computer" They had several .bmp already made but I chose the one with the same Orange text. It said, "Go, go! I don't care. You'll be back. You need me more than I need you. B*st*rd!" It was funny when people finally noticed the thing.

What other mean things can you do to your PC? biggrin.gif

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Vice Admiral Chavik

ICV Phoenix, Sygan Starstation (Sygan)

Fleet Leader - Balor Fleet

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Thats evil vorpal!

Try this one:

Get Hypernsap or any pic-taking program for windows (that takes a pic of what's on your screen). Take a pic of your desktop, with no programs or folders open, just your normal, after-startup windows screen. Move mouse out of the screen.

Open pic in Internet Explorer.

Set pic as wallpaper.

Hide icons in an innocent-looking folder.

Set computer to highest video resolution.

On high res, move all icons that you couldnt move to into the folder to the edge of the screen.

Now lower resolution to previous setting.

Your victim will now have a normal looking desktop which he/she will click like a madman and nothing will ever happen (because he/she is clicking on the wallpaper!!!!)

Oh, our tech-challenged managers will remember us for this! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifwink.gif

[This message has been edited by Tac (edited 03-14-2001).]

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That's evil!!!

I think the worst thing I ever did to my boss was unplug his mouse, put the cursor in the middle of the screen and then just reached behind and unplugged it.

Talk about freaked out!! He thought his computer had frozen up or something, I let him rant for about 5 minutes, then went in, turned it off, plugged the mouse back in, (discreetly) and voila, it worked. I was the hero and had a good laugh to boot!!!

Simple, but it was effective!! lol

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CMDR Jaguar

GCV Armageddon, Starpath (Mars)

Prime Fleet, Delta Wing

ICQ# 24007233

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Guest MoonFog

Well try enter the bios and disable all cache. Then go into windows, after it boots hehe, then disable all virtual memory...

Its a quite slow computer you get out of it.

I really like the idea with the read only jumper...gotta try that one smile.gif

-MoonFog

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System internals makes a screensaver that simulates a WinNT BSOD. Complete with faked hard-drive "bad sector/lost cluster" scanning while it runs. And it won't go away when you jiggle the mouse (you have to use the keyboard).

Fooled one IS guy where I work with it.

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GCV Cavanagh

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I'll tell you one that I had pulled on me,

A friend on ICQ sends me a file, it's an executable, I have no clue what it is, he just sent it.

I asked him what it was and he said it was surprise, just execute it. So silly me, I trust him and do it, my screen freaks out, comes up with "are you sure you want to format C:" I am hitting no like there is no tomorrow, but it ignores me, an tells me OK, formatting C:, and starts showing me that it is actually formatting my drive, drive is screaming, and screen is flipping out, then after about 15 seconds of this hell, it comes up with, "fooled ya didn't I", it was the damndest thing. He lives 2 doors down, went over and told him that I oughta slap him upside his little head. He just sat there and laughed at me!!

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CMDR Jaguar

GCV Armageddon, Starpath (Mars)

Prime Fleet, Delta Wing

ICQ# 24007233

External Beta Tester

Battlecruiser Millenium

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My brother gave me the same type of program that Jaguar got. The file was named "Game of the Century". When it started I just sat there, because both the cancel and the no buttons wouldn't work. Just as I was about to hit the power button, it started by itself. My system, being older, sliced both my HDDs into 2.1gig pieces. It actually looks like I have over 6 HDDs. When I saw it was whiping all of them out, my heart sank! At the end it was a pitch for a game and it said, "Aren't you glad this is just a game?" Needless to say, I told my brother that he was an idiot!

But no, I can't remember ever playing a prank on anybody else.

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Commander Greg Miller

GCV - Sark, Orion Starstation (CENTRIS)

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www.orionfleet.com

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Heh, Parias wins!

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[This message has been edited by Vorpal (edited 03-14-2001).]

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ywp, parias has the best,

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Commodore Kyle Antilles

ICV-Eclipse, Destiny Starstation (Nevuela)

Commanding Officer, Destiny

Spectre Fleet

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"You can only love or hate something you truly understand"

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A favourite trick in my college is to open up a web browser on someone else's machine whilst thay're getting a printout or whatever, and loading up a porn site...

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Commander Robert Martin

GCV-Dark Knight, GALCOM HQ (EARTH)

S26 Wing Leader, Prime Fleet Beta Wing

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That'll get somebody fired today.

When I was in college (77-81), we were still using punch cards. Very few classes used the limited terminals for special timeshare classes. One classic story was that someone wrote a program to simulate the logon process. They would leave the program running and a student would try to use the terminal for class. After typing in their ID and password, the program would simulate a crash and the student would walk away. The programmer built up a database of IDs that way.

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quote:

Originally posted by Parias:

Install AOL on their computer

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Originally posted by Ohso:

That's not a prank, that's just plain mean.

THE worst thing: install AOHell AND WinME!

*evil grin*

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Commander Epsilon 5

GCV - StalkerIV, Orion Starstation (CENTRIS)

Deterrence Battle Group

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for AOL victims:

Replace the 1."Hello" 2."Goodbye" and 3."You got Mail" wave files.

Some people have some really nasty wave's to replace them for. My favourite is the "You got mail" being replaced by "*blood curling woman screaming really loud* I DONT WANT TO DIEEE OF THIS VIRUS!!" AOL users should know an e-mail in AOL is almost always loaded with trojans.. muahahaha..

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