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External Harddrives are even easier.
Authored by: jason mark on Dec 05, '04 08:25:24PM

About 10 years ago when I was at UMass, we had someone who had bought his own hard drive like $500, and was constantly bragging that he had 200megs of storage (or whatever).

So as a prank we wrote a little application in Director (although I suppose Applescript would work just as well) that would Shut Down the computer when run. We took his custom icon from his hard drive (Elvis) and put it on the application. Then we unplugged the hard drive from the machine (low tech, but it works) and waited for him to sit down.

Boy did he freek out when he though his brand new hard drive was fried, along with his last 3 months of work! We even thought ahead and warned the tech guys at the CS department, so they were able to keep a straight face when saying things like "Yeah, looks like it's shot. I've seen this before, and there's nothing we can do".

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