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apostle83 October 28 2009 06:52 PM

Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
Revenge? Nah. I don't need no revenge!

I came across the following image today, and thought about using it to play a joke on some friends by calling them and reading the provided instructions until the punchline hit them.

I just couldn't do it.

So, I've chosen to live vicariously through you.

Here is the image; please share any stories!

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/keyboard...disgusting.png

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The above image was linked from a specific location provided by xkcd.com specifically for hotlinking. Thanks!

Robert Maxwell October 28 2009 07:12 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
Wow, I'm gonna have to try that on somebody.

I used to get a kick out of telling people they could do a neat trick on Windows by pressing ALT-F4.

backstept October 28 2009 07:33 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
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The Dead Nations wrote: (Post 3528545)
Wow, I'm gonna have to try that on somebody.

I used to get a kick out of telling people they could do a neat trick on Windows by pressing ALT-F4.

I used to do that in Guild Wars when noobs wanted to know how to /dance :lol:

Sheep October 28 2009 09:21 PM

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Quote:

The Dead Nations wrote: (Post 3528545)
I used to get a kick out of telling people they could do a neat trick on Windows by pressing ALT-F4.

F-U man. F-U. I just tried that not realizing what would happen. :lol:

apostle83 October 28 2009 09:30 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
Quote:

Sheep wrote: (Post 3528918)
Quote:

The Dead Nations wrote: (Post 3528545)
I used to get a kick out of telling people they could do a neat trick on Windows by pressing ALT-F4.

F-U man. F-U. I just tried that not realizing what would happen. :lol:

:rofl:

Hit Alt+Spacebar, M, Arrow <- and then move your mouse around really fast!

Mr. B October 28 2009 09:30 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
LOL... reminds me that mine is due for another run through the dishwasher.

J. Allen October 28 2009 09:32 PM

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Quote:

backstabbed wrote: (Post 3528585)
Quote:

The Dead Nations wrote: (Post 3528545)
Wow, I'm gonna have to try that on somebody.

I used to get a kick out of telling people they could do a neat trick on Windows by pressing ALT-F4.

I used to do that in Guild Wars when noobs wanted to know how to /dance :lol:

Yeah, I saw that a lot when I would play WoW. Some new guy would say "So how do I dance?" and it wouldn't be 5 seconds someone would reply with "Press Alt + F4 at the same time, buddy". A few seconds later the new guy would disappear. :lol:

J.

Mistral October 28 2009 09:47 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
I used to tell kids playing Crimson Skies on Xbox Online that you could get the upgraded version of the plane they chose by hitting A,A,X,X, down, left, B. B was the command to drop out of the game. I am a bastard. :)

Robert Maxwell October 28 2009 11:54 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
For another trick, press CTRL-ALT-(down arrow). If you're lucky, it will just flip your screen upside down. If you're unlucky, it'll do a hard crash of your system. :D

SeerSGB October 28 2009 11:58 PM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
I did the whole Alt+F4 thing. Raise your hand if you ever convinced someone to cure lag by going into command prompt and doing Format C: <eg> Raises hand.

Robert Maxwell October 29 2009 12:28 AM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
You don't even have to do that, just: rmdir /S /Q "C:\Docume~1"

That'll fuck up their profiles enough your average user won't be able to log in at all. :lol:

iguana_tonante October 29 2009 12:54 AM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
When I saw the title, I knew what this thread was going to be about. :lol:

FPAlpha October 29 2009 02:52 AM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
People can be bastards sometimes.. i love it :lol::lol:

I learned about the CTRL-ALT-(down arrow) thing last week.. still debating with myself if i should try it when i return to office next week ;):p

Robert Maxwell October 29 2009 02:54 AM

Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion
 
If you have good video drivers, it will work fine. It's also a mean thing to do to a coworker who leaves their computer unlocked and steps away. ^_^

If you have shit drivers, however, it won't be pretty! I learned this the hard way when I used it as a "trick" on a friend. She was kind of pissed. :(

SeerSGB October 29 2009 02:57 AM

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Quote:

FPAlpha wrote: (Post 3530024)
People can be bastards sometimes.. i love it :lol::lol:

I learned about the CTRL-ALT-(down arrow) thing last week.. still debating with myself if i should try it when i return to office next week ;):p

Hey, if us old timers don't haze the n00bs how they ever going to learn? I'm a bastard cause I care :p


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