Wednesday, December 6th 2006

Protect your computer with the emergency shutdown button

The Secret Base Emergency Button by Takaratomy is one of the most nonsensical USB devices. By pressing it, you effectively shut down your computer. But not before you get a very entertaining movie on the screen. Animated bars and blast doors "secure" your computer, and then shut it down. There's a very nice video (WMV format) here. The price for the silly gadget is ¥3,990 ($35/£18/€26).
Source: The Register
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17 Comments on Protect your computer with the emergency shutdown button

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I am so getting that. But it will wipe my hard drive when the FBI comes :)
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#2
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
wow.... if this was really meant to save your computer from heat or such, by the time it shut off it would already be on fire... this is the single most useless thing i have EVER seen (next to of course my ex)
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#3
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
It is a funny little office present...
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#5
lemonadesoda
Hilarious!

1./ As office prank... install on colleagues PC... with long USB cable extension. Shut him down at inconvenient moments.

2./ Alternative CTRL+ALT+DEL for the physically handicapped. Have you ever tried that combination with just one hand? It's tricky. This device will help!

3./ Useful extra key mapping for games. e.g. Flight simulator, landing gear, or bombs away! Need for Speed - SMOKE, Lemmings NUKE

4./ Or squawk button for Messenger or Skype

5./ Shortcut for reset internal IP address for all DSL downloaders

6./ Shortcut for other system utilities, like control panel, or task manager

7./ Shortcut for send-this-email to junk and ban the sender

In fact, I think I will be needed to order quite a few of these :)
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: lemonadesoda
Hilarious!

1./ As office prank... install on colleagues PC... with long USB cable extension. Shut him down at inconvenient moments.

2./ Alternative CTRL+ALT+DEL for the physically handicapped. Have you ever tried that combination with just one hand? It's tricky. This device will help!

3./ Useful extra key mapping for games. e.g. Flight simulator, landing gear, or bombs away! Need for Speed - SMOKE, Lemmings NUKE

4./ Or squawk button for Messenger or Skype

5./ Shortcut for reset internal IP address for all DSL downloaders

6./ Shortcut for other system utilities, like control panel, or task manager

7./ Shortcut for send-this-email to junk and ban the sender

In fact, I think I will be needed to order quite a few of these :)
you forgot number 8/ the auto porn downloader!
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#7
aximbigfan
i could think of so many uses forthis....


chris
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#8
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: Easy Rhino
you forgot number 8/ the auto porn downloader!
that one is essential :slap:
how could you forget that
if it was cheaper, i would surely get one :D
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#9
bornfree
They will be lined up in the streets to buy this gem...
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#10
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
This object is worse than the ps3 in way of what bornfree said...
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i want one im going to plug it into a teachers computer and resart when she is doing grades :D haha fail me now
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#13
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: cdawall
i want one im going to plug it into a teachers computer and resart when she is doing grades :D haha fail me now
YOU HAD A F!!
:laugh: :laugh:

jk
;)
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#14
i_am_mustang_man
by: Easy Rhino
you forgot number 8/ the auto porn downloader!
i believe you mean ctrl+shift+del for the pr0n deleter!
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: pt
YOU HAD A F!!
:laugh: :laugh:

jk
;)
lol well let me put it this way i brought a 25 as a test grade up to an 80 as an average for the 6 weeks and the grades were 70% tests and 30% other crap
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#16
Zubasa
Takaratomy is a company (formerly 2) that makes toys and plastic models.
So basically this silly thing is purely for fun.

This will be a good way to may a auto logoff button to stop my bro using my comp. :roll:
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#17
Jonnycat
by: PVTCaboose1337
I am so getting that. But it will wipe my hard drive when the FBI comes :)
That's what the big electromagnet is for.
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