Beware of the command line

Beware of the command line

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    Wink Beware of the command line

    The recent thread about the OC'er in Philly reminded me of an actual incident from a few years back where a college student was observed by campus police using a (text) command line interface to a PC running Linux instead of a Windows GUI and the officer thought that the action meant that he was committing an illegal act. Slashdot had an interesting review of the report and referred to the students actions as "command line interface terrorism". Link here, with an NSFW warning due to course language in the comments. My, hands down, favorite comment was this one.
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    *Do not do this*

    I've always found that the best way to defend against this is to delete the SYSTEM32 folder.
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    I remember when even Windows would let you issue: "format c: /u" Something about my own PC saying "access denied" strikes me as wrong.

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    Back in the day my C:/ prompt was Bill the Cat... can't dupe it here 'cause software doesn't allow for necessary spaces.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by noway2 View Post
    My, hands down, favorite comment was this one.
    I don't care who you are, that's funny.
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    Cool

    Well OP I understood exactly about 1% of your post. Least ways until I went to your "hands down, favorite comment was this one."

    Pretty Freakin' Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't think I have enuf IQ points to comment on the comments in the Link that I thought was so Freakin' Hilarious so I ain't even gonna try......
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    We have Windows 7 at work and not "allowed" to write batch files. I do it all the time because there are certain aspects of my job that I could not complete without them. The young IT guys around here don't even know what they are, much less how to write one. I love it when the 20 somethings come to the old man to get a batch file written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    We have Windows 7 at work and not "allowed" to write batch files. I do it all the time because there are certain aspects of my job that I could not complete without them. The young IT guys around here don't even know what they are, much less how to write one. I love it when the 20 somethings come to the old man to get a batch file written.
    sooooo.last week..... I haven't written a batch file in ..... nope don't 'member... long time... Usta love 'em though... but I been out of the bidness for so long... I do like to mess with the IT guys still though... it is fun.
    Rats!
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    I used to modify the code for the calculator that comes with windows. I would make one of the keys become a random number to calculate but on the screen the number would appear correct when entered.

    Another fun thing was to remap the keyboard where the , and period would be swapped or the ( )'s

    Many flks don't know you can move the task bar so it is fun to either reduce it so it is not visible or place it on the top of the screen of bottom.
    The following idea is not mine but I did something similiar:
    This last prank is my own personal creation – I call it the “fake boot virus.” Basically, you create a Windows script that shuts down the computer, and put it in the Startup folder. Here is the script that will accomplish a complete shutdown of a Windows system without prompting.
    <job>
    <script language=”VBScript”>
    Dim objShell
    Dim strComputer
    Dim strShutdown
    Do
    strComputer = “Owner-PC”
    strShutdown = “shutdown -s -t 0 -f -m \\” & strComputer
    set objShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
    objShell.Run strShutdown
    Wscript.Quit
    </script>
    </job>
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I used to modify the code for the calculator that comes with windows. I would make one of the keys become a random number to calculate but on the screen the number would appear correct when entered.

    Another fun thing was to remap the keyboard where the , and period would be swapped or the ( )'s

    Many flks don't know you can move the task bar so it is fun to either reduce it so it is not visible or place it on the top of the screen of bottom.
    The following idea is not mine but I did something similiar:
    You found that on google, didnt you.....LMAO....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    You found that on google, didnt you.....LMAO....
    Just the last part where is said the idea was not mine. I am sure the other ones are not my invention.....I give credit where credit is due..
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Just the last part where is said the idea was not mine. I am sure the other ones are not my invention.....I give credit where credit is due..
    Just having some fun with you....
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    ....I give credit where credit is due..
    ...NO CREDIT......CASH ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just jerkin' your chain Bro.
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