[LINK] hidden stuff on Macs
ivan.trundle at alia.org.au
Thu Feb 19 12:40:06 EST 2004
The elegant simplicity (and engineering savings) of NOT having a useful
power on/off switch is all well and good, but why is it that most modern
appliance designers seem to assume that there is a suitable powerpoint
in reach? (My dishwasher is as bad as my fridge: neither is easy to turn
off. Don't get me started on the hotplates, either.)
>>> Karl Schaffarczyk <karl at karl.net.au> - 19/2/04 10:23 AM >>>
>At 10:51 AM 18/02/04 +1100, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>Three-fingered salutes on Windows boxes are common enough, but on
>>it is command-control-power key.
>I had my PC for several years and didn't realise that the 4 second
>hold down trick works on this machine, too, not just Macs. This was
>particularly important when my machine was screwing up in a
>'freeze/reboot' problem a few months ago. A friend who came to help
>showed me the 4 sec OFF trick and I was sooooo happy. Ctlr/Alt/Del
>and the warm reboot button were both out of action, so the full OFF
>was my only option and I had been using the wall switch.
I had to push and hold down one of the buttons on the front of my
Asko dishwasher - it seemed to be broken, and turnining it off at the
wall didn't fix it.
Holding down the 'start' button on my dishwasher for about four
seconds did the trick - lights blinked in a pretty pattern for a
while, and since then it has worked flawlessly.
hmm.. i have to press the start button on my dishwasher - does this
mean it runs windows?
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