Annoying alarm Hack
Article: 7394 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dylan Northrup (SCI)) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Annoying alarm Hack Date: 17 Feb 1995 02:33:04 GMT Organization: University of South Florida, College of Education Lines: 30 Approved: email@example.com Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: madonna.coedu.usf.edu X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
ObHack: I was working in a lab that had a malfunctioning alarm in it. The alarm would sound for about a minute, go off for 10 seconds, and sound again. After some poking around, I found out that the '#' key on the keypad would shut off the alarm temporarily. If this key was held in, the alarm would be shut off as soon as it sounded (producing a kind of 'beep' but nothing nearly as annoying as the unearthly sound that it was making). I tried some scotch tape over the keypad to no avail. So, I found an old PS/2 and leaned it up agains the key. No alarm and I didn't have to stand there and hold the damned thing! ObSocialHack: Using the malfunctioning alarm to run people out of the lab. "Well, I can't do a thing about it, but there is a lab a couple of buildings over with an alarm system that *isn't* malfunctioning." After the problem was remedied, I had the free time to finally work on my homework :-) -- Dylan Northrup * email@example.com * http://www.cas.usf.edu/dylan.html My views aren't USF's or the College of Education's. They like me but not enough to let me speak for them :-) ---------------- Random B-5 Quote ---------------- "Who would have thought it? *You* borrowing money from *me*. Luckily, Elaros has smiled on me recently." 'Elaros?' "Goddess of luck, patron of gamblers. She and I have had a long and rather dubious relationship." -- Londo and Garibaldi, "Survivors"