• Dlareg (unregistered)

    The undefined key (at least for me) is the so called scroll lock... It has to my knowledge never locked any scroll. But I'll bet pressing it won't make it better.

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    $!M is a lot of money, given the company name, must be the home of the Brillio Paula Bean.

  • DQ (unregistered)

    When DOS first told me to press any key, I've looked for hours to find it.

  • Bunker Man (unregistered) in reply to my name is missing

    Brillo Paula Bean, please.

  • Dood (unregistered)

    I think I'll order a Tab

  • Steve (unregistered)

    Sure the salary is $1M/year, but the contract requires you to complete the work in 15 minutes.

  • ZPedro (unregistered)

    "iOS development: 8 years". So, 2/3rds of the time that iOS has ben available for 3rd party development in all. No big deal.

    Seriously, there is no point in requiring more than about 5 years experience in a particular environment, for two reasons.

    First, within the confines of a particular environment you've definitely hit diminishing returns by that point. Where more experience is useful is in the business domain or software engineering in general, and for that additional experience there is no benefit to it being from the home environment, possibly the opposite in fact.

    Second, these environments are often moving targets. By requiring 8 years rather than 5 years, in the best case you get someone who also has experience with iOS in 2012-2015 on top of the best case for someone with 5 years experience. That experience is not worthless, but is it worth disqualifying candidates over? For reference, Swift was introduced in 2014, and that version was so early that it has changed a lot since 2015.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Dlareg
    The undefined key (at least for me) is the so called scroll lock... It has to my knowledge never locked any scroll.

    Damn youngsters. Yes, I worked with things like VT-100 terminals and used <CTRL>-S and <CTRL>-Q before there even was a Scroll Lock button

  • Guester (unregistered)

    Scroll Lock definitely locked scrolling in the early DOS days. But it was weird about it. Like it only prevented scrolling done by the terminal as a huge block of text was being written to it. It did nothing when the terminal contents were being directly controlled as to simulate scrolling.

  • Kleyguerth (github) in reply to Dlareg

    IIRC scroll lock still works in excel. With scroll lock active, the arrow keys will scroll the document instead of selecting the next cell.

  • Officer Johnny Holzkopf (unregistered) in reply to Dlareg

    On BSD operating systems, Scroll Lock actually does what it says: It locks the scrolling mechanism in console / text mode (cursor disappears, LED lights up, if present), and you can use the up and down arrow and paging keys to scroll the buffer up and down, similarly to how shift + page up / down work on Linux or in most X terminal emulators. In Scroll Lock mode, input is still accepted, but any output is inhibited until another Scroll Lock key press sets the console back to normal Scroll mode.

  • sizer99 (google)

    The tax thing is probably not Amazon's error, again. It's some scammy third party seller setting a low price then jacking up the sales tax and shipping and hoping you won't notice. Or it's being shipped from Timbuktu.

  • (nodebb) in reply to sizer99

    Yup, the tax thing is a scammy third-party seller. The moved most of the cost into shipping but left the sales tax where it should be so they didn't get in trouble with the tax authorities.

    As for the Progressive one--so what if it's 2000 years ago? It could still provide coverage for losses due to Christianity. However, note the dates--it was only in effect for one day!

  • Worf (unregistered)

    Scroll lock switches the mode when you press the cursor keys in Excel and other spreadsheet programs.

    With Scroll Lock off, pressing the cursor keys moves the current cell. With Scroll Lock on, pressing the cursor keys scrolls the sheet over one row or column, keeping the currently selected cell selected.

    Just a tip when navigating spreadsheets that really do use it. And that's how it's supposed to work.

  • Dave (unregistered)

    The $1M thing could be someone parking the ad without withdrawing it. In other words set a price that no-one will pay until such time as you want to un-park it, then return it to its standard price.

  • Dlareg (unregistered)

    TIL: scroll lock is useful in spreadsheets

  • (nodebb) in reply to DQ

    When asked where the Any key, I feel like pointing out the power button and telling the user to push that. That solves my problems anyway.

  • STrRedWolf (github)

    Given that people at Grand Central Terminal ask the info desk how to get to Grand Central Terminal... this is not a rare question.

  • (nodebb)

    Maybe you've got an old 101-key keyboard that doesn't have the latest modifier keys, so for you the key you need really is undefined?

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