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    Your best computer prank

    I used a wireless mouse on a co-worker. I moved the mouse and he got fustrated and called I.T. they could not figure out what the problem was since it did not do it when they were there. He finally got ****** and swore that it was mice mites causing it. I stopped before he lost it all the way.



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    So you left his mouse hooked up yet also "hooked up" a wireless mouse and when he was at the PC - moved your wireless mouse?

    Nice!



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    That's pretty good.

    Way back when in the old windows days. We used to do a print screen of a work desktop (with programs open and such, and the start menu visible), save it as a file and use that file as the background. Then close all programs and hide the start menu.

    Guys would be able to move their mouse all over, but nothing would work.



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    Create a rule in outlook to forward all of the items you send to yourself.

    So every time you send a message you get a new copy in your inbox...



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    I used to set a nasty porn site as the IE homepage of people that would leave their machines unlocked.



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    1) Auto Correct in Microsoft Word...told a co-worker that there was computer virus called the "Color Zoo" virus. Then I changed certain words on his computer so when he typed certain often used phrases, Word would auto-correct the term to something like "Pink Elephant Ballerina" or "Maroon Baboon". Freaked him out.
    2) Stealing the ball from someone's mouse. (dating myself here)



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    Give somebody a nasty (or dirty) screen saver and unplug their mouse and keyboard.



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    When I was out in maryland we had a couple "old-timers" as superintendents that didn't know computers very well. I pulled 3 pranks on them throughout a couple of weeks.

    1) we had little sticky dots, and everyone around the office had teh optical mouse. I would put a sticker on teh bottom of their computer mouse, and they couldn't figure out what had happened to their mouse.

    2) I did a print screen command of their desktop, and saved teh file. I then opened up paint and set that picture as desktop background. I then went to their background and moved all the icons to a seperate folder. I even set the bottom taskbar to pop-up taskbar if you move the mouse to hte bottom of the screen. They always came to me asking home come excel or prolog wouldn't open up even though they clicked on the icon. It was hard not to laugh when they were askign me question

    3) We took one of their keyboards and popped all the keys off and switched them around. He came to me one day saying "when i hit R it gives me a Q, and when I hit N it gives me an R." He was a person who had to be looking down at the keys to see what they said to type what he wanted to, so by switching all the letters around he didn't know waht to do!!!



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    Two things that I can think of really quickly...

    1- I popped off the n and m keys and swapped them, the same with the x and c keys and the u and i keys. The person had to have IT reset their password about 10 times and couldn't figure out what the heck was going on when they tried to type an email after IT finally just unlocked their PC remotely

    2- Setup the desktop to automatically rotate through a folder of pictures on their PC that were quite hilarious - they couldn't for the life of them figure out why the background kept changing and why these odd pictures were coming up


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    Re: Your best computer prank

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybone View Post
    1) Auto Correct in Microsoft Word...told a co-worker that there was computer virus called the "Color Zoo" virus. Then I changed certain words on his computer so when he typed certain often used phrases, Word would auto-correct the term to something like "Pink Elephant Ballerina" or "Maroon Baboon". Freaked him out.
    That is not only very creative, it's hilarious!



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I used to set a nasty porn site as the IE homepage of people that would leave their machines unlocked.
    Address Please? For research on a book I'm writing, I promise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Address Please? For research on a book I'm writing, I promise.
    We did the same thing in the dorms. Usually it was tub girl or ******.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    We did the same thing in the dorms. Usually it was tub girl or ******.
    I don't want those addresses.

    Not a computer. But I've put pictures on peoples phones that no one would want to look at. It's always great to get a call from Mom and some porn pops up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Address Please? For research on a book I'm writing, I promise.

    edited because I cant live with myself if you go there.


    I kid, dont ever go there..ever!



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    Re: Your best computer prank

    I worked for a company in Ames and we had duel monitors. I switched a coworkers monitors around so when he tried to navigate from one monitor to the other, the mouse would stop in the middle. He came to work 2 hours earlier than me and was still working on it with IT when I got there. He then hid my chair as a retaliation.



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