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1999\10\20@130102 by M. Adam Davis

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This is not classified as a virus.  It does, however, exist.  I have a
copy of it on my computer, and it's quite entertaining to run on other's
computers.

It causes all the open windows on your screen to shake, as though there
were an earthquake ( hence the name california).

So many people complain about it, though, that many virus companies
contain it in their list of virii to be searched for.

However, it is a trivial matter to introduce a real virus into this joke
program, so, as always, don't run any program you get on the internet
without verifying its source and virus-checking it first.

(actually, my favorite joke program for DOS was one which operated on an
interrupt every second or so, and would cause all the characters on the
screen to 'fall down' and stack up on the botton of the screen.  Quite
hilarious, you couldn't get a single thing done...)

-Adam

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1999\10\20@143410 by Quentin

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"M. Adam Davis" wrote:

> (actually, my favorite joke program for DOS was one which operated on an
> interrupt every second or so, and would cause all the characters on the
> screen to 'fall down' and stack up on the botton of the screen.  Quite
> hilarious, you couldn't get a single thing done...)
>
Hehe
Years ago, we had a program called "Washing Machine". As soon as
somebody pressed a key it came up: "System Error! Water detected in hard
drive! Press any key to start spin dry cycle."
Apon which it will say: "Stand by" and start doing the Ascii spinning
line with a noise on the PC speaker sounding like a washing machine
spinning up.

We had a lady at a customers' DTP department who immediately jumped up
and pulled away the plant that was hanging over her monitor when she saw
the "System Error".

Ah, the good old days when PC's were new and everybody newbies
(including me).

For Windows, my favorite is "Bad Day". which will put everything on your
screen upside down.

Quentin

1999\10\20@145701 by William Chops Westfield

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I thought it was the one that LOOKS like a job offer, but when you follow up
and accept the job, you shortly discover that you can't afford a house, even
with the 6-figure income+bonus+stockoptions.  The next thing you know, you
end up wearing greatful dead T-shirts and sandles (with white socks) in the
middle of "winter", eating extemely spicy foods from 6 different national
cuisines, and saying things like "yeah, well your floods did more damage
than our last earthquake anyway, ya know.  And like wow - those tornadoes
are a real downer, man!"

(oh, you meant a COMPUTER virus called california.)

:-)
BillW

1999\10\20@155500 by bill

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Then there's the prank of capturing an image of the "victim's" desktop and
setting it as wallpaper.  Since it contains the original wallpaper, everything
seems perfectly normal until they start trying to move icons around on the
desktop and find that the old icons won't go away.  This simple trick can
even baffle not-so-newbies for a short time.

> For Windows, my favorite is "Bad Day". which will put everything on your
> screen upside down.

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1999\10\20@160116 by Andy Kunz

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At 02:54 PM 10/20/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Then there's the prank of capturing an image of the "victim's" desktop and
>setting it as wallpaper.  Since it contains the original wallpaper,

We did a variation of that.

We edited the desktop background bmp into a single large file, which
allowed them to put icons down, move them etc.  In the middle, though, we
put a GPF dialog for IE.  It was positioned so that it was hidden by the
password prompt.  As soon as you enter your PW, it looks like IE GPF'd.

They tried clicking on the buttons to make it go away, but for some
(**VERY**) funny reason it wouldn't...

They tried everything, even deleting IE from the system.  Finally I
couldn't stand it any more and told them.

Boy, was the IT dept PO'd!!!

Andy

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1999\10\21@010129 by Dave VanHorn

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> > For Windows, my favorite is "Bad Day". which will put everything on your
> > screen upside down.

Back in the ASCII terminal days, I used to sneak into people's offices and
invert the yoke on the CRT.  :)   Makes for an interesting morning's email,
especially with a hangover.

1999\10\21@082714 by paulb

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Dave VanHorn wrote:

> Back in the ASCII terminal days, I used to sneak into people's offices
> and invert the yoke on the CRT.  :)   Makes for an interesting
> morning's email, especially with a hangover.

 We must imagine you skulking about with a screwdriver?  Up-ending the
terminals to open the cases?  Sounds very involved.

 One of those days - I've a Wyse here with severe horizontal keystone
to be figured out...
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