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AntonTakk
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 17:52      Profile for AntonTakk   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm planning this joke, and I have everything ready, and am just waiting for the opportunity:

I have ettercap installed on my desktop at work, when one of my buddies from the IT department (who is considerably less technical than the rest of us) goes to lunch, I plan to use ettercap to black-hole his MAC address. when he comes back, and comes to me for help (i have informed the rest of the dept, so they will play along) i plan to kill ettercap, go in, and start pretending to trouble shoot his computer, ending with smiling, walking around the desk and tapping on the case and announcing the problem fixed once i see the activity light on the nic flash.

Any suggestions or thoughts on how I might improve on this?

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 19:43      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Say something in Latin (or pseudo-Latin) when you touch the case. Either that or an appropriate spell from Harry Potter.

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 19:47      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Rubber chicken.
Fake voodoo chant.
Smack computer with chicken when lights flash.
Say it should work now and let them try it.
Refuse to ever explain.

The sad thing is, I have done this although I had actually fixed something earlier, without being asked, so it wasn't a practical joke.

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 20:31      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Move computer 6" to the left, point out dodgy ley line at old position, leave [Smile]

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The most important of which is the element of surprise.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 20:40      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Listen intently to the computer for a couple of minutes, then say "Aha !" and thump it in a randomly chosen spot.

Problem solved.

Every time you need to 'fix' the computer, be sure to thump a different spot.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2007 20:50      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yawn....

Here's a thing we did to torment on of the newbie's about a zillion years ago.

We worked for a software firm doing X windows training and consulting, when X was a new thing. Someone wrote a little thing which tracked his mouse, and when it went over a region of the screen, it would slow down. Sort of like that area was sticky. After a few weeks we noticed that they guy just avoided moving to that portion of the screen. He would mouse around it without getting stuck in the patch.

I wonder where the code went. It would probably still work on any linux desktop.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2007 04:11      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
AntonTakk _________________________ Walk up to opperatin position hold hands in Priestly position and intone "I can play dominos better than you can" while making the sign of the cross.

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


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