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March 3rd, 2005
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A number of years back, I was working at a company that was developing an air traffic control tower simulator.  I wasn't part of the project, but I got to watch my co-workers working on it.  Our shop was doing the graphics; another company was doing the actual simulation logic.  The part of the program that generated incoming planes to be managed was not quite up to snuff, so to allow the people who were using the system (who weren't real air traffic controllers) to get out of  tight spots easily, the test version had a debug feature:  The DELETE key was armed to make the currently selected plane simply disappear from the system.

Ever since then, I've wanted a DELETE key for my dashboard.

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From:persis
Date:March 3rd, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
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*G*

That would be a really nifty feature.
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From:poltr1
Date:March 4th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
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Heh. Find yourself a cheap or broken computer keyboard, remove the "Delete" key, and voila! Instand "Delete" key.

As for me, I'm looking for one of those red "PANIC" buttons that would fit quite nicely on a computer keyboard.
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From:beige_alert
Date:March 4th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
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Like this one from Sporty's Pilot Shop? "Panic Button: Gives passengers an added measure of confidence. Sticks on. Size 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”. Bright red with raised white button—easy to find under adverse conditions. When all else fails—push hard!"
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From:poltr1
Date:March 4th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
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Nice. Actually, I was looking for one that was a little smaller -- one that looks like a computer keyboard key.
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From:poltr1
Date:March 4th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
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These will do nicely: Panic and "Any Key" buttons.
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