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Posted: 5/13/2001 6:01:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Paul: Well it depends on how old your keyboard is. On September 14th of 1994 congress passed a law that restricts the number of features that you are allowed to use on a keyboard at once. You can still use the shift, alt and control keys along with one other key. They made special allowances for the Control-Alt-Delete combination for Windows users. Keyboards made and connected to an Internet ready computer prior to that date may still use the three key combinations and gather a premium. It seems that Internet pornographers and child stalkers were using the three key-stoke codes to further their perversions so for the good of the society they were just banned out right. Who really doesn’t have the time for a couple extra keys or mouse clicks if it helps protect the children? The restrictions don't apply to law enforcement active or retired, military personnel while on base or politicians. I have a small collection of pre-ban keyboards. I have a couple HP’s that don’t have the Windows key and even an early Packard Bell. Sorry none are for sale. Check e-bay as occasionally one comes up for sale.
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Your kidding, right?
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 7:12:46 AM EST
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Link Posted: 5/13/2001 7:27:01 AM EST
Oh, SH!T! I was just looking at the FAQ on the HP15.com forums and I think I may have a preban keyboard. Only thing is I hooked it up to a hard drive I bought just last year. The guy I bought the keyboard from said he bought it in 93 and hooked it up to a computer once, then has stored it since. Since I can't prove that it was assembled into an assault porno computer before the ban, can I still use this keyboard without breaking the law? Or should I just be a pussy and play it safe and break it in half? [:D]© Clay
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ROFLPP Aviator
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Hey , I don't have an ANY Key ! [:p]
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Link Posted: 5/13/2001 1:51:51 PM EST
There will be people go to work tomorrow and repeat this stuff. It will probably show up in Newsweek.
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 3:07:56 PM EST
I've noticed that on the IBM Thinkpad T20/T21 series they lack a "flying windows" key. Probably a lot of their other products as well. Pentium II models have it. I guess they're Anti-Microsoft but their systems come loaded with Win98-2nd edition and Windows 2000. They're trying to take a stand? Maybe they should start by refusing to load Microsoft products on their machines.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 5:33:46 AM EST
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