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(Mental Floss)   Ever wonder what sadistic programming bastard thought "control-alt-delete" was a good idea? His name was David Bradley, and it actually made sense at the time   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 164
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2013-07-15 04:53:18 AM  

Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Shutdown -r -f -t 0

sudo shutdown -rf now is easier to type and won't make you just hit uparrow and sudo it anyway if you're not part of some group that can shutdown.


Not on a Windows box.
 
2013-07-15 08:19:08 AM  

Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Shutdown -r -f -t 0

sudo shutdown -rf now is easier to type and won't make you just hit uparrow and sudo it anyway if you're not part of some group that can shutdown.


what if your part of wheel
 
2013-07-15 09:40:39 AM  
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2013-07-15 09:57:01 AM  

sammyk: ZAZ: Unfortunately operating systems these days favor soft reset/shutdown. You have to negotiate with the system to convince it to turn off. Or you have to resort to the 5 second power button press and full power up slowness which the reset chord was meant to avoid.

I had a Mac application which popped up two dialog windows at the same time. You couldn't select either or dismiss either, and Macs refuse to shut down while a dialog is active.

Why is that unfortunate? A hard boot only adds a hardware test to the boot sequence. Do you really need to do that? I would think testing my memory should be a rare thing. If it's that important I'm going to use ECC and have it alert me for failures any way.


I Have servers i support that have 256gb ram and 80 cores. Takes 20+ minutes to boot if i let it do a full post. Needless to say downtime is hard to get and i want to minimize it any way i can. Including any hardware testing i can since i have Tivoli monitoring it any way.


Never expected to see Tivoli in a fark thread...

I've been working with it for 10+ years, my team does OS/Application monitoring...
 
2013-07-15 10:38:20 AM  
tech museum in san jose sucks
 
2013-07-15 10:59:03 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: flaminio: "Save" just needs to die as a concept. Documents should always be saved, with proper versioning. No icon needed; problem solved.

That's what I think too. I'm baffled by the concept of manual saving when you can shuffle megabytes around in a millisecond. Sure, back in the Commodore 64 days, with un-accelerated 1541s, you could brew some tea and maybe bake a tray of cookies while you save a few pages of text. You had to hedge your bets, is the power going to fail or should I save?

I also find it ludicrous that I can open a notepad in windows, type one letter, and have the entire 64 bit OS screech to a halt when I want to shut it down because it asks the asinine question of where to put the file?

Anywhere. How about that?

It's not like any other piece of software these days cares about storage limits.


Word sort of does that today. If you kill it without saving it will have versions of whatever you might have lost waiting when you restart it. OneNote, interestingly, has never had any form of save in any version I've used, although I only started using it a fewish years back. Even today it feels weird not to have to save in OneNote.
 
2013-07-15 11:28:00 AM  

ZAZ: Unfortunately operating systems these days favor soft reset/shutdown. You have to negotiate with the system to convince it to turn off. Or you have to resort to the 5 second power button press and full power up slowness which the reset chord was meant to avoid.

I had a Mac application which popped up two dialog windows at the same time. You couldn't select either or dismiss either, and Macs refuse to shut down while a dialog is active.


Not sure if you know this but Macs have their "three fingered salute" for dealing with those situations and it works quite well; hit command, option, and escape.
 
2013-07-15 11:39:01 AM  

cmunic8r99: Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Shutdown -r -f -t 0

sudo shutdown -rf now is easier to type and won't make you just hit uparrow and sudo it anyway if you're not part of some group that can shutdown.

Not on a Windows box.


They don't count/matter.  Figure out POSIX or GTFO out already.
 
2013-07-15 11:41:22 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Shutdown -r -f -t 0

sudo shutdown -rf now is easier to type and won't make you just hit uparrow and sudo it anyway if you're not part of some group that can shutdown.

what if your part of wheel


Then sudo is kind of redundant/won't prompt for password.
 
2013-07-15 02:49:39 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Because People in power are Stupid: Ctl-Alt-Del isn't sadistic -it's cryptic.

Just because it seems obvious to you doesn't mean it's obvious to my 65 year old neighbor lady.

"Do you work with computers?" I've heard it a thousand times. When I go and examine their computers there are two tools: Ctl-Alt-Del and MSCONFIG that tell me everything I need to know.

Thats funny. You just used a sentence that tried to imply you know something about computers...and that sentence contained MSCONFIG.

Know how I know that you are a complete moron?

No, you obviously don't.


Hi Troll!

From a website telling you how and why not to use it:  http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=149804">http://forums.m ajorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=149804

"MSconfig was designed to be used only as a temporary debugging/troubleshooting tool"

Which was exactly how I said I was using it. So please go ahead and say something else stupid.
 
2013-07-15 02:53:41 PM  

Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Baloo Uriza: cmunic8r99: Shutdown -r -f -t 0

sudo shutdown -rf now is easier to type and won't make you just hit uparrow and sudo it anyway if you're not part of some group that can shutdown.

Not on a Windows box.

They don't count/matter.  Figure out POSIX or GTFO out already.


They don't count/matter to you, maybe. Besides, you're the one that tried to correct syntax on the Windows commands.
 
2013-07-15 05:35:59 PM  

ultraholland: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Safe yourself a step. Ctrl+Alt+Esc opens Task Manager directly without going to that other screen.

not mine; goes straight to task manager.


You have my sympathies that you are using a version of Windows that probably has "Home" in its name.
 
2013-07-15 06:59:37 PM  
David Bradley,...

David W. Bradley..?

The guy who took over the programming at Sir Tech?

The Guy who took the Wizardry series to about number 7, Gold even?

Most of the people here would not have been in nappies when the name was part of a great Game series.

He invented CTRL ALT DEL. I knew he was a great programmer, especially in my wasted youth.
 
2013-07-15 10:16:35 PM  
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