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#32478 - 06/15/01 11:02 AM All y'all feeling happy?
maverick Offline
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from The silicon.com Weekly Round-Up (thanx, John):

If you're sitting at your desk reading this and feeling rather unhappy, the chances are you're doing your job very well (and I'm doing mine very badly).

It seems that the less tickety-boo we feel in the office, the harder we work. Psychologists from the University of Alberta have found that chipper people waste time trying to maintain their happy moods, while their miserable brethren get on with the job.

The boffins studied four groups of people building circuit boards on a production line. The grumpy gits didn't work any faster, but they made half as many mistakes as the happy chappies.

One explanation is that miserable people use work to take their minds of their bad moods.

So welcome to the 21st century, where black is the new grey, cloudy is the new sunny and having a face like a wet weekend in Bognor means you're a well-oiled cog in the corporate wheel.

One question: were the psychologists happy in their jobs? If so, it's just possible they made a mistake...


Talking of mistakes, a few hundred web users took what was supposed to be a joke a tad too seriously. The owner of a Joke-a-Day website posted a spoof story warning people to delete the "insidious aol.exe virus which has already effected close to 30m computers". The file is of course the executable which boots up the AOL application.


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#32479 - 06/15/01 11:17 AM Re: You-all feeling happy?
Brandon Offline
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The owner of a Joke-a-Day website posted a spoof story warning people to delete the "insidious aol.exe virus which has already effected close to 30m computers".

I feel much better now that I've rid myself of that aol.exe virus. I'm getting ready to blast that Iexplorer.exe virus, too.

Brandon


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#32480 - 06/15/01 11:24 AM Re: You-all feeling happy?
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"insidious aol.exe virus which has already effected close to 30m computers".

I had no idea that the america(!) on line (ha!) software was so effective!



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#32481 - 06/15/01 11:30 AM Re: You-all feeling happy?
Faldage Offline
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30m computers

Is that thirty thousandths of a computer?


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#32482 - 06/15/01 12:46 PM Re: You-all feeling happy?
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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I thought it was only the big computers, 30 m (98.43 ft) long!


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#32483 - 06/15/01 01:18 PM Re: All y'all feeling happy?
maverick Offline
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and did you notice the sly way this works, this wicked viral worm - it creeps up on the computers (large and small) and effects them!


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#32484 - 06/15/01 01:55 PM Re: All y'all feeling happy?
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>and effects them!

::sigh::


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#32485 - 06/15/01 02:10 PM Re: All y'all feeling happy?
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effects them

Maybe it has something to do with turning them into 30 meter computers.


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#32486 - 06/15/01 03:58 PM Re: All y'all feeling happy?
AnnaStrophic Offline
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::sigh::

It's OK, tsuwm. *I saw you got there first.


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#32487 - 06/15/01 04:46 PM Re: All y'all feeling happy?
Hyla Offline
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Registered: 12/14/00
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Loc: San Francisco, CA
*I saw you got there first

As did I, but mav seemed so pleased to have spotted it. (Not that *I spotted it...)


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