Keyboard Optical Illusion

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by apostle83, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. apostle83

    apostle83 Admiral Admiral

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    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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  2. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. backstept

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

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    F-U man. F-U. I just tried that not realizing what would happen. :lol:
     
  5. apostle83

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    :rofl:

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

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    LOL... reminds me that mine is due for another run through the dishwasher.
     
  7. Coloratura

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    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.
     
  8. Mistral

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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. :)
     
  9. Robert Maxwell

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    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
     
  10. SeerSGB

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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.
     
  11. Robert Maxwell

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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. :lol:
     
  12. iguana_tonante

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    When I saw the title, I knew what this thread was going to be about. :lol:
     
  13. FPAlpha

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    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
     
  14. Robert Maxwell

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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. :(
     
  15. SeerSGB

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

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    I witnessed the ALT+F4 trick many times in the old days playing Empire Earth online. As shameful as it is to admit, I also fell for it once.

    Upon reading the original post, I just realized how much junk was in my keyboard... and subsequently emptied a whole bunch of loot out of it onto my just-cleaned-with-pledge desk.

    I am entirely guilty of sitting at the computer watching movies/TV shows and eating crackers at the same time, and I never realized how many of them were going under the keys.
     
  17. Ruaidhri

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  18. Nerys Ghemor

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    OK...on the subject of dirty keyboards, what's the quickest (CHEAP) way to clean one out without prying up the keys? Mine has reached the stage of ungodly.
     
  19. Ríu ríu chíu

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    For those of us non-Windows users - what does Alt-F4 do?

    Nerys: You might try a small vacuum, like a dustbuster or something. Or perhaps a duster would work. I dunno, my keyboard is very flat (the only kind that my hands don't hurt when I use!) so it doesn't collect a lot of stuff. It's a keyboard I highly recommend, by the way. ;)
     
  20. Sheep

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    A can of compressed air usually does the trick for me, unearthing all sorts of random debris.