Dadoody: [www.dansdata.com image 850x577]DO YOU EVEN LIFT BRO?!
Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: ultraholland: the first thing I do when turning on my computer is open up TskMngr via ctrl-alt-delsuck itSafe yourself a step. Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Peki: Story I was told by my dad (we had some of the first home PCs in the 80s, as my dad worked in aerospace and read the writing on the wall) was that the keys were selected purposefully so they wouldn't be pressed on accident. This was in the days before Windows asked you permission twice before doing anything, and one errant keystroke could format your entire computer, with no "are you sure" so you could go "wait wait I didn't mean THAT!"*reads article*Well waddya know./bonus fact: qwerty keyboards were also designed purposefully because typists were too fast for manual typewriters. Sucks that it's so stuck now we can't roll over to a more efficient lay out.
ZAZ: I think CTRL-ALT-DEL was implemented in the keyboard controller chip. It could not be diverted by a malicious program. The key combination generates an interrupt and the low level interrupt handler runs. You know you are getting the real OS and not a trojan.
itsaback: Sadistic? No....Sadistic was:(A)bort,(R)etry,(F)ail?/fail was the only one that worked.
Any Pie Left: "print screen"
nytmare: TFA doesn't explain why they did this.
Peki: /bonus fact
LordOfThePings: And yet, few of these consumers were aware of Bradley's shortcut quietly lingering in their machines. It wasn't until the early 1990s, when Microsoft's Windows took off, that the shortcut came to prominence.Um, yeah, that's BS.
JonnyBGoode: I miss the old bootstrap days, when you communicated with the OS directly, not through layers of incomprehensible shells.
Marcus Aurelius: I remember when 640k was all the memory you could possibly ever need in a personal computer. And all the porn was in ASCII.
Mikey1969: You don't want to be asked to save your file or what to call it, how are you going to know what your file is called and where it is located?
Mikey1969: And the OS "screeching to a halt" is not happening,
Mikey1969: just wants you to put your file where you'll find it later.
Mikey1969: flaminio: Quantum Apostrophe: Mikey1969: What other kind of icon would make more sense?A silicon atom with an electron in an excited state? Or maybe Tron-like light pulses going down some PCB traces? Maybe an eye-diagram for a high speed serial link?"Save" just needs to die as a concept. Documents should always be saved, with proper versioning. No icon needed; problem solved.If you don't save, how do the documents get saved? Gnomes? How does the file name get set? How does I have 3 or 4 working versions of a graphics file and specify the differences between each without saving? Gnomes again?
flaminio: "Save" just needs to die as a concept. Documents should always be saved, with proper versioning. No icon needed; problem solved.
jestme: No but I've wondered what sadistic bastard thought making the number pad upside-down from the number pad on a phone was a good idea, and why they thought the num lock key should go near the numbers but the parentheses shouldn't.
muteidiotsavant: Bonus bonus fact: all the letters in the word "TYPEWRITER" are on the top row, to make it easier for salespeople to demonstrate by typing said word.
poot_rootbeer: Bonus bonus fact: all the letters in the word "TYPEWRITER" are on the top row, to make it easier for salespeople to demonstrate by typing said word."Yeah, now try typing something other than the word 'typewriter'."Some 'facts' cannot be killed.
Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the headline, what's so bad about it and why doesn't it make sense these days?
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