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Old October 28 2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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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!



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The above image was linked from a specific location provided by xkcd.com specifically for hotlinking. Thanks!
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Old October 28 2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old October 28 2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion

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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
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Old October 28 2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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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.
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Old October 28 2009, 09:30 PM   #5
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Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion

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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.


Hit Alt+Spacebar, M, Arrow <- and then move your mouse around really fast!
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Old October 28 2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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LOL... reminds me that mine is due for another run through the dishwasher.
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Old October 28 2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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Re: Keyboard Optical Illusion

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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
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.

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Old October 28 2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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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.
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Old October 28 2009, 11:54 PM   #9
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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.
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Old October 28 2009, 11:58 PM   #10
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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.
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Old October 29 2009, 12:28 AM   #11
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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.
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Old October 29 2009, 12:54 AM   #12
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When I saw the title, I knew what this thread was going to be about.
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Old October 29 2009, 02:52 AM   #13
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People can be bastards sometimes.. i love it

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
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Old October 29 2009, 02:54 AM   #14
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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.
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Old October 29 2009, 02:57 AM   #15
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People can be bastards sometimes.. i love it

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