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I do software testing at work, and the new project I got moved to was testing our stuff with a Text-to-speech reader. So here I am, brand new laptop, installing the reader software that I'll need. And when I start the installing process, very clearly, very loudly and with no way that I could quickly turn off, the laptop started saying "Now installing SOFTWARE X. Press escape to quit." and ticking off the progress bar.

And because my brain never wants to throw anything away, I instantly thought of a spy, in an imperial control room surrounded by techs, trying to steal Superweapon Plans, succeeding on the hacking roll, but getting Bad Mojo with the roll. Suddenly the terminal's Text-to-speech starts going off "NOW COPYING FILE: KILL_YOUR_PLANET.EXE PRESS ESCAPE TO ABORT COPYING PROCEDURE. 10% 20% 30%. . . . " and ever head in the office  turning to look at them.

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Love it.  There was an old prank file that got passed around the office a while back.  It was a small program that would turn the volume up on the system and then an audio file would play "Hey, I"M DOWNLOADING PORN OVER HERE"

 

Now I have to search my old files to see if I have a copy of that to use at my new office.

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9 minutes ago, Varlie said:

Love it.  There was an old prank file that got passed around the office a while back.  It was a small program that would turn the volume up on the system and then an audio file would play "Hey, I"M DOWNLOADING PORN OVER HERE"

 

Now I have to search my old files to see if I have a copy of that to use at my new office.

That brings back memories.  When I was a freshman in undergrad, some of my roommate's friends sent him one of those for his birthday. 

Also yay, penguin!  If Vondy comes back they can transform into their final form!

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On 10/19/2018 at 2:43 PM, Desslok said:

I do software testing at work, and the new project I got moved to was testing our stuff with a Text-to-speech reader. So here I am, brand new laptop, installing the reader software that I'll need. And when I start the installing process, very clearly, very loudly and with no way that I could quickly turn off, the laptop started saying "Now installing SOFTWARE X. Press escape to quit." and ticking off the progress bar.

And because my brain never wants to throw anything away, I instantly thought of a spy, in an imperial control room surrounded by techs, trying to steal Superweapon Plans, succeeding on the hacking roll, but getting Bad Mojo with the roll. Suddenly the terminal's Text-to-speech starts going off "NOW COPYING FILE: KILL_YOUR_PLANET.EXE PRESS ESCAPE TO ABORT COPYING PROCEDURE. 10% 20% 30%. . . . " and ever head in the office  turning to look at them.

That is just too awesome. I may have to start a game just to use it

 

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18 hours ago, LugWrench said:

Way, way, WAY back in the day, I found a sound file that would loudly exclaim "W-w-w-warning!  The sys-sys-system has become u-u-u-u-u-unstable!"  Man, I wish I knew where that damned file went....

I'll bet if you looked for a Max Headroom quote along the same lines you could find it.  It sounds like something from that show.

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