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Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
magnets on the side of a pc tower.

She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".

Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
good suggestions? 🙂

Also, would that be mean to do so?

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Not mean, no. 🙂

Do you have remote control programs? Maybe a vnc deal where the background
goes to 8-bit? lock keyboard and mouse?


"Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
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> Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> magnets on the side of a pc tower.
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂
>
> Also, would that be mean to do so?
>



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Craig scribbled something like:

> Not mean, no. 🙂
>
> Do you have remote control programs? Maybe a vnc deal where the
> background goes to 8-bit? lock keyboard and mouse?


Was thinking something like that, also maybe putting some broadcast msg
in her login script flashing some bogus (yet real sounding) error
message.
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Stevo wrote:

> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂


fdisk?

> Also, would that be mean to do so?


Not at all!

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Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
who do."
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Joseph Marton scribbled something like:

> fdisk?


Well *that* might be a bit mean. <G>
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pstools
pskill is handy for making running programs suddenly quit for
'unexplained reasons'

not that I would ever do such a thing...
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Stevo wrote:

>> fdisk?

>
> Well *that* might be a bit mean. <G>


Well as long as you're using something like Ghost you won't be creating
*too* much work for yourself. 🙂

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Steven Wilson scribbled something like:

> pstools
> pskill is handy for making running programs suddenly quit for
> 'unexplained reasons'


hrmmmmmmmmmmmm...................

> not that I would ever do such a thing...


I would never think you'd do something like that. <G>
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Joseph Marton scribbled something like:

> Well as long as you're using something like Ghost you won't be
> creating too much work for yourself. 🙂


Well we do use that, but mainly for a core install of our main apps.
She probably has a few things on there that aren't in our image, think
she's a CAD user here. That and I'd never hear the end of her losing
bookmarks, etc.
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Stevo wrote:
> Joseph Marton scribbled something like:
>
>> Well as long as you're using something like Ghost you won't be
>> creating too much work for yourself. 🙂

>
> Well we do use that, but mainly for a core install of our main apps.
> She probably has a few things on there that aren't in our image, think
> she's a CAD user here. That and I'd never hear the end of her losing
> bookmarks, etc.


remotely rename the ntldr then the system won't boot because of
'corrupted files'
you heroically spend all day in the recovery console repairing
'corrupted file' (or 5 minutes - whose to say how long it took?)
Then warn about what those unshielded magnets on the case are doing to
the drive
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Steven Wilson scribbled something like:

> remotely rename the ntldr then the system won't boot because of
> 'corrupted files' you heroically spend all day in the recovery
> console repairing 'corrupted file' (or 5 minutes - whose to say how
> long it took?) Then warn about what those unshielded magnets on the
> case are doing to the drive


Now *there's* an idea!
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Stevo wrote:

> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird.


"Upgrade" her to Vista 😉

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