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The Autobiography of Russell
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I'm not having my period, I'm having my comma.
You know what the number pad needs? A comma.

Yes, that's right, a comma. Cut the zero in half and put it smack dab in the middle of the zero and period.

Why hasn't anyone put one of those there already?

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raist_ From: raist_ Date: July 2nd, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because that's where Insert goes.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Are your zero and insert keys two different keys? On mine they're the same key, like this number pad.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most number pads combine the arrow keys and "Home, Insert, etc." collection. Because a lot of old computer systems (especially in retail) have just a standard keypad setup, without the normal alphanumeric keys.

However, insert also sits above the arrow keys (between the letters and the num pad) as well. A lot of people get pretty proficient using just the num pad, especially with a lot of number crunching. And since there's no backspace or Delete over there, you use the arrow keys with the insert function to overwrite.
From: technotoddyboi Date: July 2nd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The reason why there is no comma in the number pad because the number pad was designed to be used for math and accounting programs. You should know better than anyone that you do not use commas in those programs.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 3rd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I do know this, but there's no reason they can't or shouldn't redesign it for more modern or alternative applications. The entire reason I think a comma would be a good addition is because on multiple occasions I have been typing numbers and wished I had a comma instead of using the other hand to type one or reaching across the keyboard.
imsaguy From: imsaguy Date: July 2nd, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
My number pad has a 000 instead, which is much more useful when dealing with large numbers.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 3rd, 2006 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
True, true.
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