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5840 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Sep 2001 at 1:53 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-27 01:56:13 PM  
2001-09-27 01:57:26 PM  
Have you seen how cluttered the average desktop is? It's not like people are sharing works of art here...
2001-09-27 01:59:22 PM  
Isn't there a major security issue here, what if you're working on your taxes or damn my clients would F'n kill me if one of their reports showed up floating around the net!
2001-09-27 02:04:08 PM  
Gee. Try to imagine what a snapshot of my computer looks like right now. I'll give you a hint: It looks like FARK.
2001-09-27 02:08:22 PM  
Lame ass idea.
2001-09-27 02:08:56 PM  
My boss forces us to use this program.

Long live our glorious corporate empire!
2001-09-27 02:09:30 PM  
yeah. definitely not "cool" - perhaps "stupid". i don't want to come back to my desk after a meeting to see some farker's NSFW boobie wallpaper (the women in the office just wouldn't understand).
2001-09-27 02:15:07 PM  

2001-09-27 02:22:04 PM  
Yikes! I play too much online poker to use this thing. There is enough collusion as it is, I don't need people looking at my hole cards
2001-09-27 02:22:12 PM  
novel idea. just dont use it at work you idiots.
2001-09-27 02:22:52 PM  
This is Great!!! That would be some hillarious shiat to make sure that you had some nudies up all the time for the poor schmuck that gets to see your desktop. It could be like a cool little BOOBIES! slideshow for everyone!

long live the deskswap!

oops. im behind a damn firewall.
2001-09-27 02:28:34 PM  
2001-09-27 02:28:58 PM  
Gah!Damn geocities...
2001-09-27 02:29:03 PM  
I smell instant hax0red
2001-09-27 02:29:30 PM  
Ok,cut and paste:
2001-09-27 02:37:45 PM  
Larsoncc: my boss forces us to use this??

2001-09-27 02:46:12 PM  
Rebel = Unemployed
2001-09-27 02:48:09 PM  
yea, well... seems kinds kooky....

I guess it has it thing......
2001-09-27 03:00:39 PM  
Cool! NOT! Yet another useless piece of shiat PC software that will cause problems. Why are PC programmers so god damned gay? I just don't get it!

-he who stacks pork
2001-09-27 03:04:15 PM  
I'm installing this on my idle server at home and leaving the most filthy XXX shiate I can find up on a slideshow. I've got no monitor for it so what do I care!
2001-09-27 03:10:28 PM  
Note to self: add line in logon script to delete deskswap.*
exclude in cache engine.

This kind of crap really makes me mad. It's gonna be crashware. I've got better things to do.
2001-09-27 03:12:14 PM  
CBG: "Biggest security hole ever!"
2001-09-27 03:17:35 PM  
..... links to Kling idle server....rapidly
2001-09-27 03:18:16 PM  
....ooooo errrr...
2001-09-27 03:19:15 PM  
thing thing?
2001-09-27 03:28:53 PM  
Extremely unstable... crashed out everytime, even when I restarted the computer.
2001-09-27 03:32:05 PM  
Wow. This is one of those things that traverses the thin line between stupid and pointless.
2001-09-27 03:37:21 PM  
Damn luck
2001-09-27 03:52:49 PM  
"Wow. This is one of those things that traverses the thin line between stupid and pointless." - with the exception of games, I was under the impression that that was the purpose of PCs.

-he who stacks pork
2001-09-27 03:53:15 PM  
Leo: I often wonder the same thing? Why are they so god damn gay??

We8: yes yes {giggle}
2001-09-27 03:54:22 PM  
Ya know, something like this has the potential to be NSFW...

What if, while you're away, a screenshot comes up of someone else looking at, say, Or even someone who intentionally pulls up (*shudder*) goatse_cx so as to 'enliven' other peoples' screensavers?
2001-09-27 03:55:08 PM  
Cool idea though.
2001-09-27 04:09:04 PM  
I am 'over the moon ' to know someone is in the same world as me.
Thanks Mrs. Max (or can I call you Max?)
2001-09-27 04:11:17 PM  
I know this has nothing to do with the original post, but since we're kinda talking about stupid programs, I thought I'd ask.

Does anybody know of an app to rearrange the task bar? For some reason I'm obsessive about making sure my email windows are on the left and other things in a particular order, like coding windows to the left of the IE window.
2001-09-27 04:31:29 PM  
We8: I sure do wish I had a picture of some thing thing to post up here just for you.
2001-09-27 04:31:58 PM  
Vilainefemme: One word..... decaf.
2001-09-27 04:41:14 PM  
Mattix: *laugh* I know! And I don't even drink coffee!
2001-09-27 04:51:38 PM  
"What if, while you're away, a screenshot comes up of someone else looking at, say,"
People people.... they said DESKTOPS shots... not whatever the hell you have up on your computer. You know? DESKTOPS? It's that thing with all the icons on it. DUH
2001-09-27 05:24:19 PM  
I have a feeling that the other place I work at will be installing this real soon, and I will be formatting some hard drives as early as this weekend.

Did you all check out the comments/articals up in the left hand side? They are farking themselves out of bandwidth and can't get it to work on 98.

Must be another one of those memory hog apps.
2001-09-27 05:30:59 PM  
Mrs. Max Load:
Any thing thing will do nicely surely.
Vivian laffs!
2001-09-27 05:46:07 PM  
Good idea. Let's all sign up, and pull up goatse_cx

And WHY is someone's boss MAKING employees use this?
2001-09-27 06:25:32 PM  
I got it to run fine, but it won't stop. The program doesn't terminate normally. The only way I could get it to stop was ctrl-alt-delete End Task.

Fark that, man. My next step was to uninstall.
2001-09-27 06:25:56 PM  

I understand desktop to be a screen shot of what your screen looks like at a given time, hence their use of the word "voyeurism" when describing the use of the program.

I could be wrong though.
2001-09-27 10:45:46 PM  
ogre: no. the desktop is the background image or pattern. the word for screen shot is "screenshot."
2001-09-27 10:54:59 PM  
and yet:

When the user stops using their computer, DeskSwap starts as a normal screensaver. It quickly takes a snapshot of the user's screen and uploads it to the DeskSwap server. Yet since screensavers only become active during periods of inactivity, DeskSwap catches candid images of the user's desktop.

methinks they mean screenshot while saying desktop. so, ogre, you're right about what they meant, problem is they used the wrong word.
2001-09-27 10:59:40 PM  
2001-09-27 11:07:27 PM  
2001-09-28 12:17:09 AM  
What I want to know is, who would want a pic of someone elses desk top as their screen saver? And shouldn't screen savers move around so that the images don't burn into the screen? The whole concept is corny.
2001-09-28 02:06:02 AM  
It doesn't burn your screen because the sanpshot that you see changes about every 30 seconds.

Also, regarding earlier comments, a snapshot of your screen is taken and uploaded ONLY at the moment that the screensaver comes on, usually after a period of inactivity that you set it for. So people are not going to see what you're looking at on your computer, except for whatever is visible on your screen when the screensaver pops on.
2001-09-28 03:36:13 AM  
goddamn. this makes my windows xp screensaver (default one) look so k-r4d.
Boss forces you to use deskswap?.. what kind of mindless morons do that. I'm sorry, PRIVATE INFO. If i was ever caught at an ex-work with this shiat installed, i'd be so canned and fired on the spot. why? because, my desktop at US Bancorp(.. it was Firstar Bank back when I worked there) had your bank account info on it 24/7. now how easy do you feel that your name/addr/ssn/mothers maiden name/etc/etc just went on 2308 desktops.
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