Funny things you did with computers at school.

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Funny things you did with computers at school.

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Well, I bet you have many funny things to tell about your school time.
Two of which I remember best are the following:
1. Leave a DOS 1.0 Floppy (from a flash drive in the back of the computer) on a computer at school. Everyone was scared because ... the HDD seemed to fail!!. It wasn't detected. That was very very funny!.

2. When I was in 8th grade we used to have 3 spare computers on the room that no one would use, so once I decided to create a simple loop that looked more less like this.
dim counter as long
counter=2
do until counter =-1
open counter for output as #1
close #1
loop
Then I installed it on the Desktop of one of those computers at 7:30 am and turned off the display.
Since no one would look at it, the program ran until 3:00pm.
The next day the computer wouldn't boot because it had more than 3,000,000 files on the desktop!!
(I counted them from a dos bootdisk I set to run by 12:00, which took about 2 hours on a single DIR command)
That was also soooo fun!
Well, hope u like my stories.

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Dispite i'm still at school.....
Crashed the server and corrupted 6 units
I'll tell the rest later...

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I set all the printers in my school so that the LCDs on them read "OUT OF MEATBALLS."
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all of our printers are school were room specific (IT1 could only print to IT1s printer)
this was done via a batch script with if statements so i changed it so you could print to any of the 30 or so printers in school.

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This wasn't at a school, it was at a library, but when I was five years old and I first started using computers, when we were at the local library I actually started trying to use a PC that I wasn't supposed to use. I think it was for the library staff. My parents wern't happy.

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Switching a load of comps off in a room with NetSupport.

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Downloaded Office 2003 from a network drive!

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Windows OCManage wrote:Downloaded Office 2003 from a network drive!
Hehe, at my university they had XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro installers on a shared network folder that I discovered. Didn't take them as I already had them, but funny nonetheless, you'd think they'd keep them better protected than that. Those files plus Magic Jellybean and you've got a free "legit" VLK XP!
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Those files plus Magic Jellybean and you've got a free "legit" VLK XP!
They used the Admin Install feature on O2k3.

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Post by zchri9 »

well......
I used to pull out the network cabels from the wall in the libary to [censored] people off
I copied office 2003 onto my flashdrive from the schools computers
i printed out 100 pictures of a triangle

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Post by logicaL »

zchri9 wrote:i printed out 100 pictures of a triangle
That works.

I don't remember anything tremendously nefarious that I have done. All I usually do is plug my computer into the wired network and use the 1+MB download speeds to update Steam or Windows.

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unplug the monitor when people move away from the computer and they think it is off and they press the power button

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Arpspoofed the Internet Gateway and redirected any request to wikipedia to desenclyclopedia.
Took two day for the netadmin to found the computer i little hacked.
It was before Microsoft disabled the raw socket

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When I was in high school, I got tired of Bess filtering system on ISA. So, I brought USB Flash with Firefox and get inside My Network Places, and tested several ISA servers. I found one that bypassed Bess and I went to websites that were blocked.

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Post by Chicago »

Now I've just rememered about one.
We used to have the computers one besides the other, and each would use one. We would switch the mouse of two of them so the guy in the right would say, hey!, my mouse wont work. Then the other guy did the same. Until later they'd realize that they were switched. That was amazing!!

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Post by Rob Jansen »

We did somehting like that.

One of our classmates was going to quit, so every teased him.
Most of the time they put their mouse in his computer.
He was cursing like hell.


(We have USB-mouses, a requirement of our education).

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were making a schoolhome and working at a virtual "going truth the school", i booted up all 35 pcs and all had my page (www.os-history.info) opened, if im allowed im linking that all to my page, thatll give a nice pagerank

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Well, for a start, on all the computers was an XP CoA with the serial on, but the keys were never used because they would get the computers and wipe them straight away and use a pre-made VLK image, so people started taking the keys and using them at home, getting free legal XP.
Also, Ethernet cables are frequently stolen at our school, along with USB extension cables and even the occasional mouse or keyboard.
And the serials for all their software were on a network drive that one of my friends found, so they were also distributed around school.
The strangest thing ive seen though is one of my friends actually had some warez on his flash drive, and he installed it onto the school network.

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We had an Mac lab with 40 or so iMacs (The flat screened ones); half of them were PPC and the others were Intels. I reset the password for a bunch of the Intel ones and rm'ed the usr folder from all of them

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Post by Gnome »

Beta Freak wrote:Switching a load of comps off in a room with NetSupport.
Ah now that was good
Remember all the stuff we did in yr 8?
Turning of random peoples computers....

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Post by MarkNL »

zchri9 wrote:i printed out 100 pictures of a triangle
A week ago some people really thought that they must print a powerpoint presentation of 120+ dia's, and 2 really did it .

Our schoolcomputers are good defended against hackers etc, but several restrictions (not able to run .exe on your private drive...) are easy to bypass. At several computers I've installed an Office 2007 compatible patch, so I can open .docx etc on there.

Following school year my last year, maybe I can make some fun with the schoolpc's with friends .
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Post by Andy »

MarkNL wrote:
zchri9 wrote:i printed out 100 pictures of a triangle
A week ago some people really thought that they must print a powerpoint presentation of 120+ dia's, and 2 really did it .
Would be expensive for the student in my college. You had to pay for print credits.

You get given 300 at the start of the year.
1 credit per black and white A4 page
10 credits per colour A4 page
2 credits per black and white A3 page
20 credits per colour A3 page

Each credit was around 2.4 pence each and sold in blocks only £2 for 80 or something like that. The more you buy in one go the cheaper they were.

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Andy wrote:Would be expensive for the student in my college. You had to pay for print credits.
1 color print = €0,10
1 black/white = € 0,05

One of the 2 who printed that PPT had to pay €13,10 (it was in full color, so he had 131 dia's).

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Lol, on the subject of printing, one of my friends printed 40 or so pages of text that repeatedly said the teacher was gay XD

Things have calmed down a bit though now My school are cracking down...

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