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Your Best IT Prank

otacon otacon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

otacon writes "I work for one of the TLA IT outsourcers as a network engineer. I'm moving onto another bigger account within the next month and I am going to miss my coworkers. I wanted to pull a prank or two on a few of my closer friends. Nothing malicious, just an innocent use or trickery. I'm asking slashdot what computer related pranks they have pulled in the past or heard of other people pulling. I want to leave behind a legacy."

otacon otacon writes  |  about 8 years ago

otacon writes "An article on Open Addict talks about reasons Linux will one day be the OS of choice. From the Article: "Let's face it, folks — Linux is an unstoppable force. It runs on everything, everywhere and impacts each one of our lives on a daily basis, whether or not you realize it. Here are five reasons why your operating system of the future will be a Linux distribution and why Microsoft is powerless to stop it. Our grandkids will look back on our Windows vs Linux debate and wonder what the heck we were thinking even using Windows in the first place. I'm going to make a prediction here. Linux will be the operating system of choice for new PC's and the majority of desktops by 2020. Windows will be relegated to legacy hardware and computer museums. Anyone want to take me up on this bet?"

I don't know about taking that bet, but it is certainly interesting to ponder."

otacon otacon writes  |  about 8 years ago

otacon (445694) writes "From

CNN Money — Apple Computer Inc., recently mired in controversy surrounding the way it granted millions of stock options to CEO Steve Jobs, tried to clear up the murkiness Friday. In a regulatory filing the company said that after an internal investigation it has recorded expenses to adjust for improperly dated stock option grants, and said its board has "complete confidence" in Chief Executive Steve Jobs and other senior managers.

I wonder if this has anything to do with how he supposedly makes only $1 a year in salary. I figured they would eventually cause commotion with something financial regarding Steve, but this time it seems his job is on the line."


otacon otacon writes  |  more than 8 years ago

otacon (445694) writes "An article on Wired talks about a web based mapping system using Google maps to plot real world disease outbreaks. 'The new Healthmap website digests information from a variety of sources ranging from the World Health Organization to Google News and plots the spread of about 50 diseases on a continually updated global map. It was developed as a side project by two staffers at the Children's Hospital Informatics Program in Boston — physician John Brownstein and software developer Clark Freifeld.'"

otacon otacon writes  |  more than 8 years ago

otacon (445694) writes "An article on Linux Devices reports "An East German company will soon begin selling an IP-PBX setup based on a Mac Mini running Linux. 4S Newcom's iBlue package comes with an iPod Shuffle that acts as a boot device for the Mac Mini, plus five Linux-based VoIP phones." I feel it is a very intuative use of both the Mac Mini and the iPod shuffle and a step in the right direction."


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