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Author Topic: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office  (Read 5856 times)

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USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« on: October 24, 2007, 02:05:47 PM »
This would actually be useful if they had a driver that would send a customizable signal to the pc that you could program to actually DO something when triggered.. But still it seems like this would be fun at the office..

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The secret to the USB Doomsday Device is very simple - it has three levels of failsafe protection. In order to arm the Device, you first need to activate switch one. Then, you need to activate switch two. Then (and stay with us here, because this is where it gets a little crazy), you need to activate switch three. Switch three is a key switch, and only authorized personnel should have a copy of the key. Once all three switches are turned on (in order) the Main light will glow red. This means the Device is armed and very dangerous.

All that is left to do is flip back the plastic shield and press the red button for an explosive sound effect. But what really happens when you press the button? We're not sure. Perhaps 15 kittens explode; perhaps your bank account lowers by a fraction of a cent; perhaps you start an interplanetary war trillions of parsecs away by blowing up the caravan of Queen Knorb'l. But one thing is clear - before pushing the button, you must ask yourself, "Do I feel lucky, punk? Well...do I?" Because, who knows, the explosion you hear from the USB Doomsday Device might just be the sound of your brain vaporizing.


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Re: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 02:18:51 PM »
I think I found the code that makes it work:

http://worsethanfail...t-Doing-Nothing.aspx

But seriously...that would make a cool reset button or something.

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Re: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 02:29:40 PM »
Hahahaha. One use for this would be as a launch button for Defcon ( http://www.everybody-dies.com )
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Re: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 06:05:23 PM »
:-D :-* :-*
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Re: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 06:10:58 PM »
It would be cool if when you push the button it would simulate blowing up your screen and then instantly turn off the computer. Then you could plug it into someone's computer when they are away, and then when they come back, hold it up and say "Piss me off, and your computer is toast!"
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Re: USB Doomsday Device Hub - Fun for the Office
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 06:36:29 PM »
Hmmm... there's a button in there.  There's plugs on the back, and USB connectors don't necessarily HAVE to be used for USB activities...

Anyone handy with a soldering iron?