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  • bhtooefr (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:28:08 +0200) It's worth noting that I just split Pointing stick and TrackPoint yesterday. The idea is that Pointing stick should be a generic article for the type of pointing device, TrackPoint should be specific to the IBM/Lenovo/Toshiba ones.I'd say technical things about IBM TrackPoints and Toshiba AccuPoints (at least ones that are based on IBM firmware) go in the TrackPoint article.
  • Nuum (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:43:32 +0200) Just do it!Or add your info about them to one of the pages you mentioned if you think it fits.
  • Dilettant (Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:39:16 +0200) I'd like to start a Wiki page listing known trackpoint (respectively trackpoint controller) types and their pinouts so that it becomes easier for people trying to use salvaged trackpoints in their DIY projects to find and share needed info.I've not contributed to the Deskthority Wiki yet, so before getting my feet wet I'd like to know whether it's O.K. on Deksthority to follow Wikipedia's motto "Be bold" and simply start a new page for that topic. There already are two related pages (Pointing stick and TrackPoint), the former being entirely non-technical, the latter apparently being specific to old IBM TrackPoints.
  • bhtooefr (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:33:50 +0200) That would likely be because IBM Enhanced Keyboard doesn't refer to all Model Ms, it just refers to the 101-key (and derived layouts) ones. There are terminal keyboards that are Enhanced Keyboards (and some are mentioned in that article), but not all terminal Model Ms are Enhanced Keyboards. For instance, a 122-key Model M is not.
  • Ander (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:46:28 +0200) Hey guys,If I had to pick one resource for info about IBM Model M's, it'd be DT's IBM Enhanced Keyboard article.However, I've noticed that most of the Model M terminal variants (those with other than AT and PS/2 connectors) aren't there.Is this intentional, or due to an attitude that—because these variants need a controller replacement, or the addition of a secondary PCB (Teensy, etc.), to be used with a modern PC—they're somehow less than "real" Model M's?My personal feeling is, they are M's, and it'd be right to include them. It'd also help less-experienced Model M shoppers know what they were buying.If you approve, I'd be glad to start tracking down and entering details on the terminal part numbers. Cheers, A.
  • Ander (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:28:43 +0200) Louisiana's nickname is "The Pelican State". However, pelicans are found all over the world, with the exception of the interior of South America, the polar regions, and the open ocean. Great quantities of discarded plastic are found in the open ocean. Does this mean discarded plastic is more adventurous than pelicans?
  • wlhlm (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:45:10 +0200) Yeah, the Kailh Browns feel almost linear to me.
  • rio9210 (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:28:03 +0200) Yes, the Truly Ergonomic has plate mounted switches.My thanks to WLHLM, now I understand how kailh switches can be opened.Conclusion: the Truly Ergonomic Keyboard is kinda CLOSED BOX. So any kind of modding involves desoldering the switches. I deduce that even when this shitty kailh switches are pcb mounted, modding/opening them is quite impossible without desoldering.BTW, the kailh typing feeling is LESS than Cherry's MX one, so...in this moment I'm maliciously thinking "God, chinese copiers got jealous about their mediocrity and sealed it..."AVOID KAILH SWITCHES.my two cents.
  • kbdfr (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:53:29 +0200) ramnes wrote:kbdfr wrote:Why should you, an not I, decide whether my guitar photo is art of crap?Because I know that it would be more profitable for everyone that your photo is in a knowledge base than deleted by Ebay in one month.The photo is not "deleted" by eBay, it is just no longer published by them, but still exists. It belongs to the power of disposition of its owner to choose to let it disappear (or, for that, to not bother at all). No painter (or owner) is obliged to grant (or to continue granting after having done so) public access to a painting.Of course, I do agree with you that it is a shame to let unique documentation be taken from public access, but again, it is for the owner to decide.Though, I agree that I could ask for your authorization first, it's not difficult to send a message on Ebay, and it would make you happy to know that I want to use your crappy picture.You surely mean my artistic photo Oh, and thank you for asking, of course you can use my photo. Are you also interested in the few ones I did not publish? Anyway, this sum up everything: http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/publ ... airuse.pdfIf the copyright owner disagrees with your fair use interpretation, the dispute will have to be resolved bycourts or arbitration. If it’s not a fair use, then you are infringing upon the rights of the copyright ownerand may be liable for damages. However, if you have good reason to believe that your use was fair, butyour use is being challenged by the copyright owner, you may be considered an “innocent infringer.”Innocent infringers often don’t have to pay any damages to the copyright owner, but do have to ceasethe infringing activity and sometimes must pay the owner for the reasonable commercial value of thatuse.US case-law (and "fair use" is not just a matter of a layman "finding it fair", but is subject to a substantiated legal appreciation - read all four criterions).Things will be different elsewhere. In Germany the even "innocent" infringer normally will have to pay at least court fees and probably attorney costs incurred by the owner.In any case, the risk is never zero that people will decide to enforce their rights.
  • ramnes (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:27:38 +0200) kbdfr wrote:Why should you, an not I, decide whether my guitar photo is art of crap?Because I know that it would be more profitable for everyone that your photo is in a knowledge base than deleted by Ebay in one month. Sadly, copyright often forget the potential benefit of a work for the potential treat of publishing it without permission.Though, I agree that I could ask for your authorization first, it's not difficult to send a message on Ebay, and it would make you happy to know that I want to use your crappy picture.Anyway, this sum up everything: http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/publ ... airuse.pdfIf the copyright owner disagrees with your fair use interpretation, the dispute will have to be resolved bycourts or arbitration. If it’s not a fair use, then you are infringing upon the rights of the copyright ownerand may be liable for damages. However, if you have good reason to believe that your use was fair, butyour use is being challenged by the copyright owner, you may be considered an “innocent infringer.”Innocent infringers often don’t have to pay any damages to the copyright owner, but do have to ceasethe infringing activity and sometimes must pay the owner for the reasonable commercial value of thatuse.