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Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Feb 28, 2003 at 14:39 UTC ( #239441=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

As for the latter, I strongly believe computers shouldn't be turned off on a regular bases (with the exception of laptops). Power buttons on a computer should be out of reach from a users - the fact that the typical intel or intel compatible hardware has a big reset and or on/off button at the front is scary.


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Re^2: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by diotalevi (Canon) on Feb 28, 2003 at 15:13 UTC

    Laptops aren't meant to be turned off either - that's what the suspend button is for. I reconfigured all of my "Power" buttons to trigger the suspend/reanimate routines and unless I'm forced to, don't ever reboot.

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Re^3: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by LAI (Hermit) on Feb 28, 2003 at 16:01 UTC

    Oh, I would love it if it were impossible for the users to interact with any part of the ensemble but the viewscreen part of the monitor (keep even that power button away from them), the keyboard (preferably the kind I don't have to fish two dozen staples out of every now and again) and the mouse. But they're all using Windows of course, so every now and again it'll completely lock up, or turn itself off, or whatever, and I don't feel like getting off my lazy ass to the cube farm every time that happens.

    Of course, I pretty much do anyway. Damn, I hate them sometimes.


      Well, I strongly believe people shouldn't be running Windows either.... ;-)



Re: Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by Chady (Priest) on Mar 03, 2003 at 11:05 UTC
    The size of a button indicates its importance and usage frequency.

    The reset button in your wrist watch for example is tiny and cannot be reached without a pin. As opposed to the reset button on the Intel PCs which gets used more than you ever use the keyboard.

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