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What Does Your Escape Key Do?

Yeah, CSI: NY has some pretty unrealistic parts to it. But I still watch it some.

But the latest episode features Second Life. The evil villain tries to download some virus into the crime lab, and the computer savvy young guy saves the day. How?

He shuts down the ENTIRE SYSTEM by pressing the ESCAPE KEY:

CSI escape

Can your escape key do that? Only if you’re in CSI.

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10 Responses to “What Does Your Escape Key Do?”

  1. Jake
    October 27th, 2007

    It seems like it wouldn’t be too hard to map it, but I wouldn’t want to for fear of accidently pressing it.

  2. InvestorBlogger
    October 27th, 2007

    My escape key teleports me (like the toaster in the simpsons that Homer sticks his hand into) to an alternate cyber reality in which I’m looking at a blue screen, typing blue words,… it’s quite magical…

    Sorry ‘esc’ doesn’t do much for me!


  3. Rick Lax
    October 29th, 2007

    My escape key IS pretty powerful. I have a mac and it’s designed such that the escape key pretty much gets me out of anything. My F7 key shuts down all power in Chicago.

    Nice blog, by the way. I really enjoy reading it.

  4. Dan
    October 30th, 2007

    This is nothing new for the entertainment industry. It’s like all of those action movies that try to throw some technology in.
    “I’ve got to hack the internets in 5 minutes or our database hotkey will be compromised!”
    Don’t they have anyone working for them who is even somewhat familiar with computers?

  5. Andrew Flusche
    October 30th, 2007

    I never thought this post would’ve spurred such great comments! More than anything, I wanted to poke a little fun at Hollywood. Thanks for your great responses!

  6. News Archive
    October 30th, 2007

    my ESC key makes me turn off the TV

  7. Dan Anton
    November 5th, 2007

    lol, my escape key freezes up my computer followed by raging Ctrl Alt Deletes and finally a manual shutdown 😉

  8. Zte
    October 11th, 2008

    I set my esc key to make my system stand-by, its not actually that hard to change your keyboard…what u shud try and do is make a batch file that when ran on one of your freinds pc’s will mess up the keyboard, but i have no idea if thats even possible.

  9. Andrew Flusche
    October 13th, 2008

    @Zte – You have a devious mind. 🙂

  10. alex
    August 31st, 2009

    my esacpe key does nothing and it aggrivates me.

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