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by glossywhite
26 Mar 2012, 03:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Please ban me, to prove you have no other reason to but this
Replies: 37
Views: 3482

Please ban me, to prove you have no other reason to but this

Please ban me, to prove you have no other reason to but this. You'll help me out, by proving how utterly uptight you all are, and why my being here is a waste OF MY time. Your loss, so ban me and do me a favour. Do me a favour, so I have no choice except to ONLY choose the best: geekhack. fus33G-jma...
by glossywhite
26 Mar 2012, 03:16
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

Mind control. Awesome.

Just a very bad copy of geekhack, full of uptight folk who take life too seriously. I often wonder if people merely reply on here just so they get to type something...

Splendid!
by glossywhite
26 Mar 2012, 02:57
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

That is why I like this place, trolling is not highly apreciated It wasn't a troll, it was an onion. There's a difference between "trolling" and people taking themselves a little too seriously. If I were all that bad, I'd be banned. I am causing no harm, but half the people in here have a stick up ...
by glossywhite
26 Mar 2012, 02:26
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

Wow, the heavy mob removed my onion :'(

:lol:
by glossywhite
25 Mar 2012, 22:53
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

As per the title, are the IBM Model M boards with the detachable SDL to PS/2 cables, more collectible? I have been fortunate to have been offered two of these at a crazy cheap price of £30 each (NOT selling them!) Cheers me dears :-) You buy IBM Model M 1391401's because you want THE Classic, not b...
by glossywhite
22 Mar 2012, 04:44
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

Glossy this question should probably go in the "How much is my _____ worth thread?" instead of yet another thread being made. This does not need to be a new thread in the marketplace. You've returned here, please take notice to the protocol we hold here. http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=...
by glossywhite
22 Mar 2012, 04:04
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 424976

Are IBM Model M boards with detachable SDL to PS/2 rarer?

As per the title, are the IBM Model M boards with the detachable SDL to PS/2 cables, more collectible? I have been fortunate to have been offered two of these at a crazy cheap price of £30 each (NOT selling them!) The boards: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7098/6858634076_caa3a6a7c8_b.jpg The cable t...
by glossywhite
21 Mar 2012, 00:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I had an idea for a new keyswitch mechanism...
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Trent wrote:
glossywhite wrote:The inventor that I am
What previous inventions have you come up with/built?
I designed the wheel, the bag-less vacuum cleaner and every iteration of space shuttle there is/was.
by glossywhite
20 Mar 2012, 01:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Latops Ergo Fail
Replies: 22
Views: 1698

ripster wrote:My iPad 3 has a split keyboard that is quite nice.
:lol: Please... stop, you're making me laugh. The words "iPad" and "ergonomics" are polar opposites.

We have a laptop laid out this way; an Asus, and it's SO squashed!
by glossywhite
19 Mar 2012, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Disassembly of Black "Complicated" ALPS, on a Dell
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Disassembly of Black "Complicated" ALPS, on a Dell

Disassembly of Black "Complicated" ALPS, on a Dell AT102W keyboard (sorry for the titling failure on the video):
by glossywhite
18 Mar 2012, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Inside a "Buckling Spring" Key - Unicomp Model M
Replies: 0
Views: 939

Inside a "Buckling Spring" Key - Unicomp Model M

Just a quick silent movie in HD, showing (as well as I can) the inner workings of the buckling spring. Feel free to reference this if you so wish :-) PS: Ripster has pointed out that the spring buckles in the opposite way than demonstrated here. I wasn't actually attempting to pitch for accuracy, ju...
by glossywhite
18 Mar 2012, 21:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are UniComp-caps really half-ass finished ?
Replies: 25
Views: 3845

I would like to know, for sure !, since I'm planning on buying a shitload of caps from them .. Anybody willing to make some macro-photos ?? ( The 'standard' key-sets, like they sell on the website .) I am not sure about cap sets bought on their own, but you can see my other thread documents the poo...
by glossywhite
18 Mar 2012, 04:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

ripster wrote:Glossy - added your pic to the "Did IBM Quality Decline" thread.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:6550
Rippington McRips, you're so kind :)

Thanks man!
by glossywhite
17 Mar 2012, 02:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Jim66 wrote:Why are you guys letting yourselves get repeatedly trolled by glossy?

I thought that you guys had worked out that glossywhite was Ripster's new troll project? Didn't you check the IP address?
^ trolling, ironically.
by glossywhite
17 Mar 2012, 00:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Four pallets of keyboards
Replies: 77
Views: 9910

Soldering really is child's play; don't be scared of it. Here is an excellent series of tutorials by Dave Jones @ "EEV Blog":

PART 1:
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 23:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Don't forget, if your argument is based partly on UK price, that these are made in the US. Unicomp don't sell them for £90, they sell them for about $80. It's the shipping, tax and import duty, plus any profit margin added by resellers, that puts them at their full UK price. Over here we pay about ...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 19:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

:lol: :lol: :lol:
rodtang wrote:I'd like to see the much better key caps you've made glossy, I bet they are much better than the ones Unicomp make.
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Swede wrote:Glossy, I gave you an advise last time.

You did not follow that simple advise. I told you this would happen if you didn't follow it.

You do realise you are digging your grave on this forum?
:lol:

Hey, I was banned then unbanned without explanation - someone must love me here ;) LOL
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

^ Dude, you need something to occupy yourself with, instead of being gratuitously facetious for the sake of self-entertainment.
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

You should be happy that you still can make a choice to whether choose cheap rubbish or expensive quality. As most customers are not willing to pay reasonable prices ( most ppl. either want to pay to less or way to much) company's like Unicomp will die because they are over the time running out of ...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Before you close this thread, I'd like to quote again what Ascaii wrote: Oh come on glossy, dont be a prick ;) Unicomp may not live up to your "perfect apple" standards optically, but I think you are missing the crux of the unicomp (and most people here's) philosophy: Form follows function. Not the...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

I have a Unicomp Classic and although I'm not partial to the finishing, it's not a deal breaker for me. If I were going to wax critical about anything, it would likely be about certain enthusiast sentiments I've read which portray Unicomp boards as clones of the Model M when they seem more akin to ...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Yeah, anyhoo, personal attacks aside (which always indicate one has lost the debate), if there's no further input or opinions on this issue which are not insults directed at me (SLIGHTLY childish, also irrelevant) then I'll close the thread...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

hoggy wrote:Glossywhite, so far I agree with everyone else on this topic.
Majority vote means nothing.
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 17:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

[...] This isn't meant as a flamewar or personal attack, sorry if it sounds a little strong. Please don't launch into a torrent of personally directed insults and profanity, and then attempt to cover up & pretend you're being civil in the last sentence. You still haven't given a reasonable and logi...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Oh come on glossy, dont be a prick ;) Unicomp may not live up to your "perfect apple" standards optically, but I think you are missing the crux of the unicomp (and most people here's) philosophy: Form follows function. Not the other way around. I would prefer a ever so slightly imperfect unicomp ov...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 16:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

I forgot to mention the nice "pre-worn" look on my space bar, where the textured finish is shiny across the majority of the cap. Not nearly as noticeable, but it's still there. I am told this is PBT shrinkage, and caused by not injecting the plastic into the mould with enough force. Are there shiny ...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Sorry, I think I had better re-iterate, as I think you may have got confused: 1/ This keyboard is £90, and I do not find it at all unreasonable to expect a cosmetically well finished product for £90. 2/ The Apple keyboards, both the previous and current generation, £20 and £40 respectively, are both...
by glossywhite
16 Mar 2012, 04:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 8697

Unicomp key cap finishing is terrible

Unicomp key cap finishing seems terrible. I have a Model M here, brand new, and the keycaps don't seem to have been inspected as much as you would expect for a keyboard that costs NINENTY POUNDS (ridiculous btw, considering it's not even an original IBM Model M). What I am talking about is the flash...

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