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    Bill Gates: Ctrl+Alt+Del was a mistake - Telegraph


    But Bill, what would we do without it?
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    I read this last night and meant to post it.
    Practically perfect in every way....there's a time and (more importantly) a place for malarkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I read this last night and meant to post it.
    Did your PC crash?
    And what exactly is wrong with an "ad hominem" argument? Dodgy Agent, 16-5-2014

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    the argument I first heard for this was that it meant a log on and reboot should be concious decision not a random keypress therefore all 3 fingers were needed.

    Not sure life would have been the same if we hadn't had the 'three fingered salute'.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Did your PC crash?
    I got distracted.
    Practically perfect in every way....there's a time and (more importantly) a place for malarkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    the argument I first heard for this was that it meant a log on and reboot should be concious decision not a random keypress therefore all 3 fingers were needed.
    That was the rationale behind using it to reboot the original IBM PC. The "mistake" referred to was using the same thing for logging in to Windows. I always thought overloading it for what can be seen as orthogonal actions was odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I got distracted.
    Tupperware moment?
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    What is he calling it when we press the Start button to switch the machine off?
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I got distracted.
    Look, shiny!!!!

    On topic though, Gates was wrong, a single button would have been a nightmare for support people. While the 3 finger salute could be considered clunky it had a safety factor that before the days of autorecovery of documents and software that didn't need re-installing if the machine crashed was useful.
    It wasn't a bad idea to use it to access the task manager tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Did your PC crash?
    Think she was calming her nerves really after this....Linky

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