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Hurt Keyboard

Extra key on computer to hurt it
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When being angry at your computer because it won't do what you want it to do - or when facing yet another blue screen of death, you should have a key on your keyboard with which you could hurt your computer. At least it should make an 'ouch' sound - increasing in intensity when you press the key longer, but of course a shaking screen or something would be cool too.
mrcorner, Sep 05 2002

violence to computers http://www.wired.co...,1282,44284,00.html
1 in 4 computers attacked by owners.. (but surely ALL computers attack owers?) [pfperry, Sep 05 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Possible methodology for implementing this feature. http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Whackentunen
[half, Sep 05 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(?) I want one with *this* key http://www.gigglece...mages/jokes/kbd.gif
[-alx, Sep 05 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Mrcorner, this is a fine idea. But you got me with your subtitle. The rest is superfluous.
General Washington, Sep 05 2002
  

       GREAT IDEA dude... something I definitely need. Beats slapping the side of the monitor everytime something screws up (that's every 5 mins or so)!
joker_of_the_deck, Sep 05 2002
  

       You can do this if you have a keyboard that has Mail, Favourites, Web etc buttons. Just change the settings so that one of them points to a .wav file, and keep WinAmp open. You could even record your own "Ouch" sound. Or you could write a program that randomly selects a sound from several, to add a bit more fun to it. You would then just run this program from the key.
sild, Sep 05 2002
  

       <big announcer guy type voice>This sounds like a job for</voice>...some shameless self promotion, see link.
half, Sep 05 2002
  

       Just charge up some static by shuffling your feet on the carpet, then touch your computer. It helps to remove the ground prong on the power cord first, unless you just touch the motherboard or CPU directly. You want hurt? You got hurt!
Mr Burns, Sep 05 2002
  

       You could write the most elegant program and assign it to a key on your keyboard, but if you get the blue screen of death, you ain't running sheite. Try the degauss button.   

       Boot and reboot where on a boat. Boot fell off. Who is left?
gootyam, Sep 05 2002
  
      
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