FYI "Man Who Invented Ctrl+Alt+Delete Combination Retires"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Boomer, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Jan 29, 2004
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    Shel-hed Guest

    Shel-hed, Jan 29, 2004
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  3. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Shel-hed, <> wrote:

    > On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    > <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html

    >
    > Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(


    Just control + delete?
    Alternative, penguin?!
    Boomer, Jan 29, 2004
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  4. Boomer

    Shel-hed Guest

    On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <> wrote in
    24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>
    >>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html

    >>
    >> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >
    >Just control + delete?
    >Alternative, penguin?!


    Do penguins eat much?
    Shel-hed, Jan 29, 2004
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  5. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    Shel-hed, <> wrote:

    > On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer
    > <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>> <> wrote in
    >>> 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>
    >>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >>
    >>Just control + delete?
    >>Alternative, penguin?!

    >
    > Do penguins eat much?


    Only windows.
    Boomer, Jan 29, 2004
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  6. Boomer

    Sprung Guest

    nit picking. it doesn't "force(s) obstinate computers to restart when
    they will no longer follow other commands." It switches focus to the
    Windows Task Manager.

    "Boomer" <> wrote in message
    news:40186e48$0$189$...
    > David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    > http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    Sprung, Jan 29, 2004
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  7. Boomer

    trout Guest

    Shel-hed wrote:

    > On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <>
    > wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >> Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>> David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>> http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>
    >>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >>
    >> Just control + delete?
    >> Alternative, penguin?!

    >
    > Do penguins eat much?


    Not really. But they *do* leave their droppings everywhere.
    --
    "The word 'MicroSoft' seems to make them lose control of their bowels."
    trout, Jan 29, 2004
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  8. Boomer

    Shel-hed Guest

    I think Sprung is a spring chicken, no? :)

    Dear Sprung,
    Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate your local computer
    scrap yard and foist a "386" computer. Resuscitate it using 4 megabytes of ram, a
    5-1/4" floppy and a 100Mb drive. (You may actually have to do some research here.)
    When you have done this, go to a computer swap meet and obtain a copy of MS dos 6.0
    and a copy of Windows 3.0. It may help if you wear a button-up shirt (buttoned to the
    top), plaid polyester slacks and unwashed hair. Make sure to yell "dos roolz" a lot.
    Install dos.. oops... go to that website again and read up on ctrl-alt-del.
    Install dos, then Windows.
    About now, you will have discovered a thing called "drivers".
    If you make it this far, report back for further instructions.
    Good luck.

    On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:51:28 GMT, "Sprung" <> wrote in
    24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >nit picking. it doesn't "force(s) obstinate computers to restart when
    >they will no longer follow other commands." It switches focus to the
    >Windows Task Manager.
    >
    >"Boomer" <> wrote in message
    >news:40186e48$0$189$...
    >> David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >> http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html

    >
    Shel-hed, Jan 29, 2004
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  9. It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:14:59 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that Shel-hed wrote:

    > On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <> wrote
    > in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>
    >>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >>
    >>Just control + delete?
    >>Alternative, penguin?!

    >
    > Do penguins eat much?


    No, we're not as bloated as a gatesgobbler. ;-)

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    William Poaster, Jan 29, 2004
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  10. It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:

    > Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>
    >>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html

    >>
    >> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >
    > Just control + delete?
    > Alternative, penguin?!


    Ctrl +Alt +Delete just brings up the menu:-
    "What do you want to do next?"
    Log in as different user
    Turn off computer
    Restart computer


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    SuSE Linux Pro 9.0
    William Poaster, Jan 29, 2004
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  11. Boomer

    joevan Guest

    On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:14:59 GMT, Shel-hed
    <> wrote:

    >On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <> wrote in
    >24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>
    >>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >>
    >>Just control + delete?
    >>Alternative, penguin?!

    >
    >Do penguins eat much?

    Just small bytes.
    joevan
    joevan, Jan 29, 2004
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  12. Boomer

    Shel-hed Guest

    On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:09:13 -0800, "trout" <> wrote in
    24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >Shel-hed wrote:
    >
    >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <>
    >> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>
    >>> Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    >>>
    >>> Just control + delete?
    >>> Alternative, penguin?!

    >>
    >> Do penguins eat much?

    >
    > Not really. But they *do* leave their droppings everywhere.


    How are they potty trained? Do you throw them outside once in a while, or do you just
    put the whole computer in a litter box?
    If I press ctrl-alt-del, will the penguin squawk?

    I was informed by a very knowledgeable secretary that the proper way to shut down a
    computer was to press ctrl-alt-del, then quickly turn it off. Will the penguin now
    turn it off?
    Shel-hed, Jan 29, 2004
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  13. Boomer

    trout Guest

    Shel-hed wrote:

    > On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:09:13 -0800, "trout" <> wrote in
    > 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >> Shel-hed wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer <>
    >>> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>> Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    >>>>
    >>>> Just control + delete?
    >>>> Alternative, penguin?!
    >>>
    >>> Do penguins eat much?

    >>
    >> Not really. But they *do* leave their droppings everywhere.

    >
    > How are they potty trained? Do you throw them outside once in a
    > while, or do you just put the whole computer in a litter box?


    They serve their droppings up on a platter, and wait expectantly for
    expressions of envy and admiration.

    > If I press ctrl-alt-del, will the penguin squawk?


    For this, and almost any other conceivable reason.

    > I was informed by a very knowledgeable secretary that the proper way
    > to shut down a computer was to press ctrl-alt-del, then quickly turn
    > it off. Will the penguin now turn it off?


    No, it will just giggle and elbow the the other penguins.
    --
    "These are nasty, tricky creatures. In case of infestation, call a
    professional."
    trout, Jan 29, 2004
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  14. Boomer

    PuppyKatt Guest

    "William Poaster" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    : It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 +0000, just as I was halfway
    through a
    : large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:
    :
    : > Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    : >
    : >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    : >> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    : >>
    : >>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    : >>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    : >>
    : >> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    : >
    : > Just control + delete?
    : > Alternative, penguin?!
    :
    : Ctrl +Alt +Delete just brings up the menu:-
    : "What do you want to do next?"
    : Log in as different user
    I do not get this option, you pig.
    : Turn off computer
    : Restart computer
    I do get the option to also close specific $hit that is running and has,
    for some reason that only Gates & Co. know, stopped responding.
    PuppyKatt, Jan 29, 2004
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  15. It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:08:07 -0600, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that PuppyKatt wrote:

    >
    > "William Poaster" <> wrote in message
    > news:p...
    > : It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 +0000, just as I was halfway
    > through a
    > : large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:
    > :
    > : > Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    > : >
    > : >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    > : >> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    > : >>
    > : >>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    > : >>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    > : >>
    > : >> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    > : >
    > : > Just control + delete?
    > : > Alternative, penguin?!
    > :
    > : Ctrl +Alt +Delete just brings up the menu:- "What do you want to do
    > : next?"
    > : Log in as different user
    > I do not get this option, you pig.


    You won't, you're using Gatesware.
    If I choose to log in as a different user, I can also choose whether to
    run KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment..etc. :)

    > : Turn off computer
    > : Restart computer
    > I do get the option to also close specific $hit that is running and has,
    > for some reason that only Gates & Co. know, stopped responding.


    Uh,huh..

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    William Poaster, Jan 29, 2004
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  16. Boomer wrote:

    >>>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html


    >>>>Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(


    >>>Just control + delete?
    >>>Alternative, penguin?!


    >>Do penguins eat much?


    > Only windows.


    (Smirk) Wise ass. Seriously thanks! I needed that laugh!

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    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, Jan 29, 2004
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  17. It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:21:06 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:

    > Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer
    >> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>
    >>>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>>
    >>>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    >>>
    >>>Just control + delete?
    >>>Alternative, penguin?!

    >>
    >> Do penguins eat much?

    >
    > Only windows.


    LOL!

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  18. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, <> wrote:

    > Boomer wrote:
    >
    >>>>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html

    >
    >>>>>Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(

    >
    >>>>Just control + delete?
    >>>>Alternative, penguin?!

    >
    >>>Do penguins eat much?

    >
    >> Only windows.

    >
    > (Smirk) Wise ass. Seriously thanks! I needed that laugh!


    ;) You're welcome.
    Boomer, Jan 29, 2004
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  19. Boomer

    Boomer Guest

    William Poaster, <> wrote:

    > It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:21:06 +0000, just as I was halfway
    > through a large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:
    >
    >> Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer
    >>> <> wrote in
    >>> 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>
    >>>>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>>>> <> wrote in
    >>>>> 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete
    >>>>>>retires http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    >>>>
    >>>>Just control + delete?
    >>>>Alternative, penguin?!
    >>>
    >>> Do penguins eat much?

    >>
    >> Only windows.

    >
    > LOL!
    >


    Took you long enough to see that! ;)
    Boomer, Jan 29, 2004
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  20. It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 23:44:57 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:

    > William Poaster, <> wrote:
    >
    >> It was on Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:21:06 +0000, just as I was halfway through
    >> a large jam doughnut, that Boomer wrote:
    >>
    >>> Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:57:34 GMT, Boomer
    >>>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Shel-hed, <> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 29 Jan 2004 02:22:01 GMT, Boomer
    >>>>>> <> wrote in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>David Bradley, the man who invented Ctrl +Alt +Delete retires
    >>>>>>>http://www.nbc17.com/news/2800201/detail.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Oh great. Now what will we do? :-(
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Just control + delete?
    >>>>>Alternative, penguin?!
    >>>>
    >>>> Do penguins eat much?
    >>>
    >>> Only windows.

    >>
    >> LOL!
    >>
    >>

    > Took you long enough to see that! ;)


    I was watching a phish! Penguins like fish too. ;-)

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