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Topic # 13878 2-Jun-2007 14:55
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I was in Dick smiths the other day looking at their computers. They had IE up on the screen. So I went to firefox and downloaded
it and install it (it let me) did the import from IE and had dse .co.nz as homepage. shut down IE and left with Firefox running.Tongue outLaughing




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  Reply # 73239 2-Jun-2007 15:27
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Bad!! Firefox is evil

You should've done what I do everytime I go into a computer shop: set the homepage to Geekzone

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  Reply # 73250 2-Jun-2007 16:02
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Geekzone? yawn, set it to something like TOTSE.com just before kiddies get out of school (bomb recipes etc)

Or something like "www.jaycar.co.nz" (Another electronics store)

The best sites for gags used to be "Flyakite" (MACOS) now DEFUNCT and "Chiptune" (AmigaOS)

Press [F11] and you are set!!!

Of course I took it a step further one day and installed Bootable DOS and Win 3.11 on a USB stick, The salesperson discovering Win3.11 was ACTUALLY RUNNING on all 10 laptops while thying to talk upgrade of the Joneses 386 was just priceless. I put Commander Keen on a random one in the middle.

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  Reply # 73483 5-Jun-2007 18:03
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That's not half bad, the worst thing is when some people think they're being real smart and use paint to make a new desktop background full of swearwords, do you people have no life that you have to get your jollies off over playing with stores computers? I mean really.... oh and Harvey Norman's has far more choice so why not disrupt them instead?








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  Reply # 73504 5-Jun-2007 19:03
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Is that all? Swear words?

Ive seen people put pornographic pictures up as the background, and then hide the desktop icons :p

Some sales people arent too bright and dont know what to do except hit the power button :D

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  Reply # 73749 7-Jun-2007 09:26
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Wait why is Firefox bad? I love it!! They have so many cool extentions and plug ins and short cuts...I will never go back to IE

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Reply # 73767 7-Jun-2007 10:25
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Firefox is not bad... It's an inside joke. Brad Stewart is the Windows and Internet Explorer "evangelist" in the house...





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  Reply # 73770 7-Jun-2007 10:28
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Wow, some people must have tediously boring lives to get their jollies out of changing instore computers backgrounds etc.

Way to take it to "The Man"

Fight the power!!

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Reply # 73813 7-Jun-2007 13:13
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freitasm: Firefox is not bad... It's an inside joke. Brad Stewart is the Windows and Internet Explorer "evangelist" in the house...


Guilty as charged!

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  Reply # 73915 7-Jun-2007 22:38
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No the best one is taking a screen shot of the desktop then apply it as the wall paper and hide all the icons, then minimize the start bar.

I have not done this in a store (thats lame) but I have done it to a co-worker once.

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Reply # 73923 7-Jun-2007 23:24
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Classic, lucky for me the boss starts late tomorrow...


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  Reply # 73924 7-Jun-2007 23:43
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Yes this was done to my boss once, lets just say he is a larger man and someone put BurgerKing as the background.

So when he got back from Burger King guess what was on his PC :D

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  Reply # 73935 8-Jun-2007 08:37
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Fraktul: No the best one is taking a screen shot of the desktop then apply it as the wall paper and hide all the icons, then minimize the start bar.


I like!  Sounds like something to do to some of the developers here, mwahahaha! Innocent




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  Reply # 74561 13-Jun-2007 21:12
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Oh man someone installed Object Dock, removed the icons, start bar and changed the wallpaper to one that comes with some macs [not sure]

I walked in and listened to this sales person [in DSE] telling the protental customer that the PC in question is one of the new ones with "Mac Win" OS.

I had to walk out and LOL down the street!

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