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Elrick wrote:[…] When it comes to inflicting pain and revenge upon their victims, [women] are supreme with no other equals. […]

Now that's a curious view of things. Usually it's a victim who takes revenge and not the other way round ;)

[…] When it comes to inflicting pain and revenge […], they are supreme with no other equals. Hence why I try never to piss her off with certain things. […]

Wrong rationale, you should "try never to piss her off" for her sake and not out of fear for yourself.

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kbdfr wrote:Wrong rationale, you should "try never to piss her off" for her sake and not out of fear for yourself.

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Fear wouldn't be the precise word here (my fault for using it). Nice getting advice from those whom never been married before but when you are with anyone, over time you see their rationale and of course the way their mind works. She is simply tenacious towards anything, she never gives up until she either owns it or changes/destroys it.

Plus loving them doesn't make it any easier because no one else can compare. After all when it comes down to it through the many disasters that have occurred in the past, she has always been there to defend and stabilize the family.

Over many years that I've been working away, she has become the permanent rock that we ALL depend upon. Only regret not being there more for the children when they were growing up. They now all support her with any discussions and potential ideas that need immediate input.

YES, I'm now simply the drop in every fortnight for a week before leaving town again for another shift.
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A box that doesn't take as much space in my trunk so that I can actually put in my subs finally...

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I proxy anything, including keyboards (キーボード / 鍵盤), from both Japan (日本) and China (中國). For more information, you may visit my dedicated webpage here: https://www.keyboards.es/proxying.html

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With my eBay 10% off today I bought this vintage Starflite slimline briefcase. Gonna put a beamer in it.

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Just bought this TKL Realforce for £70 or so
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Topre-Realfo...2749.l2649

Seems to have an issue with the right control and contextual menu keys, should hopefully be a dome and spring adjustment, fingers crossed the PCB isn't dead but I can live without those keys.
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very nice get, black 86us are not easy to come by
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Finally got the dream keycaps I wanted - Leopold 1.5mm thick, dye sublimated PBT, blue-grey. On a Novatouch:

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Managed to get 2 NOS WYSE ASCII boards for very little. The seller initially listed it as something like "new unbranded industrial model m style keyboard" so I told them what it was and they apparently had 2 of them so here we are.
The vintage blacks I've tried before weren't nos so it'll be interesting to try them out side by side.

EDIT: Just got them today. 1 of the was used and it looks like the other was a replacement that was never used. They are still very clean, and apart from very slight yellowing and shine on the used board they are very pristine.
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Very excited to share this find. I got an IBM 5100 that's currently on the way to me:

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Will post more pics and the details of the acquisition once it arrives to me. It will need a restoration and I am uncertain if I can get it to fully work (it definitely won't fully boot in BASIC mode based on what I heard from the seller), but I am just happy to have been able to find it at a relatively reasonable price.
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Bass wrote:Very excited to share this find. I got an IBM 5100 that's currently on the way to me:

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Will post more pics and the details of the acquisition once it arrives to me. It will need a restoration and I am uncertain if I can get it to fully work (it definitely won't fully boot in BASIC mode based on what I heard from the seller), but I am just happy to have been able to find it at a relatively reasonable price.

Holy hell! Grats Bass man!
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Bass wrote:Will post more pics and the details of the acquisition once it arrives to me. It will need a restoration and I am uncertain if I can get it to fully work (it definitely won't fully boot in BASIC mode based on what I heard from the seller), but I am just happy to have been able to find it at a relatively reasonable price.

Awesome. Keep us up to date please.
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Damn dude. Where do you find this stuff?
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"Two things in this world can make life meaningful: having the strength to forge your own destiny, to live by your own rules, and not be swayed by the whims and wishes of others; and really sticking it to some stranger on the internet."
Whoa! What a find! I didn't even know that IBM had made small APL machines, I thought APL had been reserved for their mainframes. I'm now playing with J interpreter on my iPad (J was also designed by Kenneth Iverson) and it's a very interesting language.
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An IBM Model F 5291 Terminal Board...
One of those stupid "Clicky" rubber dome boards which I got for it's Alps doubleshots new in box...
And a Silicon Graphics Dial Box which I have been after forever.
Got exceedingly good deals on each.
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flowerlandfilms wrote:One of those stupid "Clicky" rubber dome boards which I got for it's Alps doubleshots new in box...

Say WHAT..... :shock: :? :shock: ?

Rubber Dome keyboard using Alps key-caps.....have I missed something here......
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Elrick wrote:
flowerlandfilms wrote:One of those stupid "Clicky" rubber dome boards which I got for it's Alps doubleshots new in box...

Say WHAT..... :shock: :? :shock: ?

Rubber Dome keyboard using Alps key-caps.....have I missed something here......

I think most of the ADK's 1u caps are Alps compatible if you trim off the plastic guide legs.
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Elrick wrote:
flowerlandfilms wrote:One of those stupid "Clicky" rubber dome boards which I got for it's Alps doubleshots new in box...

Say WHAT..... :shock: :? :shock: ?

Rubber Dome keyboard using Alps key-caps.....have I missed something here......

It's one of these. Just rebranded as "Gear".

wiki/Tai-Hao_APC_semi-mechanical_keyboard
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flowerlandfilms wrote:It's one of these. Just rebranded as "Gear".

wiki/Tai-Hao_APC_semi-mechanical_keyboard

Has anyone done a review of this type of keyboard?

Maybe Chyros should get into this because you can't tell me this isn't at least interesting to examine, a semi-Alps built keyboard using spring and click leaf but without a removable switch housing?

It's almost PERVERSE :cry: .
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flowerlandfilms wrote:
Elrick wrote:
flowerlandfilms wrote:One of those stupid "Clicky" rubber dome boards which I got for it's Alps doubleshots new in box...

Say WHAT..... :shock: :? :shock: ?

Rubber Dome keyboard using Alps key-caps.....have I missed something here......

It's one of these. Just rebranded as "Gear".

wiki/Tai-Hao_APC_semi-mechanical_keyboard

Those are pretty interesting.
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They sound and feel more or less the same as most clicky simplified Alps clones. More tactile than late Alps SKCM Black, but that's probably the only good thing I can tell about them. If anyone wants, I have a pack of those switch internals that I intended to use for modding black Alps in Dell AT101Ws.

The "clicker" keyboards are cheap plastic garbage (terrible case mount). At least there are often doubleshot keycaps, though.
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davkol wrote:At least there are often doubleshot keycaps, though.

Hence my purchase. It's garbage to type on.
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flowerlandfilms wrote:
davkol wrote:At least there are often doubleshot keycaps, though.

Hence my purchase. It's garbage to type on.

Flat, no feedback, limpy/membrane or what?

Please be MORE specific here.
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This is my latest purchase:—

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It's rubber-dome thing but does have some points of interest. Firstly the dome membrane seems to have been amended. This is marked "UK" but the keyboard has an ANSI return button so I'm wondering if that is why.

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Also the F and J keys have house-shoe-shaped ridges in as well as the usual flat bar.

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It feels as cheap and nasty as you'd expect but fulfils the purpose for which I bought it. I've got a computer on a table that is chiefly a work-bench and the 105-key keyboard takes up too much space on the occasions that I want the computer on to refer to information about what I'm working on. This one will be fine for those occasions and I can still use the full-sized one the rest of the time. For £3.77 I'm definitely not complaining.
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Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, deliciously thick arrow key legends; couldn't ask for much more. The keycaps are filthy but the switches are surprisingly not bad. Shouldn't take more than some air duster to make them feel close to perfect. Unfortunately my phone's camera is broken so I can't get any pics of it aside from the ones in the ebay listing.

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Moosewing wrote:Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, deliciously thick arrow key legends; couldn't ask for much more. The keycaps are filthy but the switches are surprisingly not bad. Shouldn't take more than some air duster to make them feel close to perfect. Unfortunately my phone's camera is broken so I can't get any pics of it aside from the ones in the ebay listing.

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Nice dude! I saw that one too but figured it was the same as the one Chyros reviewed. I would say that's a pretty awesome surprise, haha. Congrats!
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Very interesting development! Had to borrow someone else's phone to take these pics. Please excuse the nastiness, I just finished taking the keycaps off and haven't cleaned anything yet.

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A single Omron Alps-style switch on the 'I' key! I almost want to keep it there for the sake of authenticity, but I also want to move it somewhere where it won't be in the way, like the Esc key or the blank key in between the left control and left alt keys.
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