computerpranks

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  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

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  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting.

    Some of them can be a little nasty though - Disk Eject

    If you really want to frustrate some one that would be it.
     
  4. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    The disk eject is the best. I installed it and told my PEECEE friend to come over with some CD's. He put them in, but they just popped out. He said Macs suck, but I said "It just doesn't like you, because your hands are contaminated with Windoze". I quickly turned off the extension, and popped in a CD and it stayed in!
    He was so frickin pissed, and he still doesn't know what I did.:D :D :D :p ;)
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's a benign use of the prank. Imagine putting it on a coworkers machine in your office. Diagnosing that problem would be sooo difficult, because it acts like a hardware problem. Only someone thinking about foul play or working on a hunch would look into the system extensions for something out of the ordinary.

    I would use caution in installing this one if it wasn't on your machine. Don't go put it in all the macs at your local kinkos unless you have a grudge!!
     
  6. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    he he i remember me and my friends had fun playing with the 3 computers in my middle school's library. once we put in an extension that typed out a random gibberish every time a specific key was pressed....and then once I made a couple of little applescripts, each programmed to copy each other and then run each other. it took from about 8am till lunch for it to make 2100 or so copies :D :D

    but then the librarian (who we always called the 'bearded lady' he he) got angry and made me delete them all...it was a 6500 so it took like 20 minutes for it to move all the files to the trash
     
  7. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    In 9th grade we had a lab that was all Macs(I forget what kind). So a friend and I would go in and we'd change all the icons so that noone could find the harddrive, and all the apps looked different. Then we'd change the alert sound to us talking for like a minute so you couldnt stop it. and then we'd turn off most of the extensions.

    I later found out that the guy who had to fix it was another of my friends who worked there as an assistant tech. HE had a hell of a time trying to figure out what was going on at first. He got really angry when he found out it was me.

    Looking back, it's not as funny, but I still get a kick out of it. I guess it could have made some people thinnk that macs were bad since they might have tried to use it...Oh well :p

    I wish I had this webpage when I was still in high school so I could have put it on all the Dells in the library :D
     
  8. suneun macrumors member

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    In college, a few people got into this guy's room who used to brag about his computer being incredibly fast. They took out his ram, and snuck out. He couldn't figure out why his computer was having troubles booting, until one of them came up to him and said, "Missing this?"

    The alternate version of the story (which, unfortunately isn't true) is that they left a plastic ram (animal) in the computer.
     
  9. Beej macrumors 68020

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    The best one has to be putting an AppleScript in the Startup Items folder that shuts down the computer. So simple, but so funny!

    Simple things amuse simple minds. Hey wait on, I'm insulting myself! Oh well...

    ;)
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I still think that the CD ejector is much better since its so hard to diagnose. With the startup/shutdown all you have to do is boot with extensions off and it works. With the CD ejector, even though is an extension, the CD won't work without its own extension files. It'll take a little longer to figure out and is much more insideous. You can still work with the CD player inoperative, if it doesn't startup you have to fix it.
     
  11. macfreek57 macrumors 6502

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    i would check the extensions first if i ran into this problem because i would know that trying a different cd drive would take a while and too much work to do right away. an extension i would know could do this (or maybe a system or finder file modification) so i would go through and check extensions. you'd have to name it something lib and change the icon to really throw people off.

    my prank is switch a few oft-used applications with a full location, icon and name switch. or hide an app somewhere and change the name. maybe replace it with a shut-down applescript
     

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