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Five Classic Computer Pranks

Bnet writes: "Last Friday's "Top 5? post - about the best office pranks - got folks talking about shenanigans at work. One poster offered a gem about using the shimmer effect in Word, which got me thinking about a whole new class of goofs: mucking about with a co-worker's computer.

Don't get me wrong. For the most part, I think someone else's laptop or desktop should be sacrosanct. I'd never condone deleting files, sabotaging a co-worker's project, snooping, or other dastardly deeds. Messing with someone's machine may be more likely to incite the prankee to violence than to prompt laughter.

But then again… some of the stunts I've turned up are frankly too good not to share. So if you're in a virtuous mood, wait until April Fool's Day to trot them out. But if you're feeling just ever-so-slightly evil, perhaps some of these pranks have your cubicle-mate's (or boss's) name written all over them.

Just don't say I didn't warn you."

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Lord_Ash3803d ago

Good stuff, I may try it on my wife.

Skerj3803d ago

I used to flip people's screens upside down and they'd freak. The one that never gets old is taking a screen of their desktop and setting it as wallpaper then hiding all the icons and the taskbar.

S1nnerman3803d ago

Yet pure genius ... might give that a go later :)

ChampIDC3803d ago (Edited 3803d ago )

Haha, I love the desktop trick. I so have to do that to my parents.

A broken LCD monitor screensaver is always fun too.

GUNS N SWORDS3802d ago

COME ON! You guys forgot popping off the keys and swapping them!