Boy, startup sounds can be embarrassing

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Random Thoughts

Startup SoundSo now with laptops we are computing in some pretty public places. Here is a little video that takes an awkward situation to the extreme. Enjoy.

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  1. Aaron | Oct 21 2005 - 03:06

    LMAO thats great.

  2. Matt Hoult | Oct 21 2005 - 03:08

    That’s the kind of thing I would do in school just for the sake of it… Then I’d mess with the IT department but meh…

  3. Jack | Oct 21 2005 - 04:37

    hahaha that was great maybe ill do that in some library just to see the looks on peoples faces

  4. rickt42uk | Oct 21 2005 - 04:21

    Yep, that guy should definitely do what I do and plug some headphones into the PowerBook when starting up in public. Very cool film :)

  5. Ryan Gray | Oct 21 2005 - 07:54

    It was staged, of course. Well, they played a joke on the people in the library at the very least. Macs don’t have a startup sound beyond the signature chime unless you add some utility. Also, you can hold down the mute key (F3) for a short while when the Mac first starts up to skip the startup chime.

  6. BruceG | Oct 21 2005 - 09:26

    Well, this vidclip says it all: PC’s just boot up; Macs must announce themselves!

  7. Geoff | Oct 21 2005 - 10:01

    This prank group also has many more funny college pranks on their main page.

  8. Nick Circosta | Oct 22 2005 - 03:24

    Hell Yes :)

  9. Constantinos Kouloumbris | Oct 22 2005 - 07:16

    I think the point here, besides the obvious fact that macs must announce themselves, is…


  10. Cailean | Oct 22 2005 - 08:20

    I don’t think the people in the library were fooled, considering there was someone with a camera moving around and shooting from several different angles throughout. Funny, but a bit drawn out.

  11. Themacman4 | Oct 23 2005 - 06:58

    people are taking this too serious, it’s funny, who cares if it’s not realistic?

  12. Ruth | Oct 24 2005 - 12:38

    The Musical one was worse. Got to admire the guys willing to perform these stunts in front of an unsuspecting audience.

  13. randy | Oct 28 2005 - 10:46

    Link didn’t work for me.. but this one did