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by Yasu0
Yesterday, 00:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1513
Views: 165750

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Backlash from your brains for all the autotune and auto-timing of modern electronically built music? Perhaps yes.. I find myself listening to it to the end.
by Yasu0
20 Nov 2020, 23:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 454
Views: 72149

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Here is an easier to stomach artist's reenactment pic for those averse to viewing gore. Just skip the previous post.
by Yasu0
19 Nov 2020, 22:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 119
Views: 9194

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

I'm working on getting an assortment of 3bond lubricants. Not just for keyboards. I just like the company's product. Their products are used by Toyota and Honda if that is any indication of their quality and technology.
by Yasu0
19 Nov 2020, 20:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4397
Views: 421481

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Very neato early 80's board! Agreed on the disgusting plywood DIY case, would like to one day try the same. I have bought a few boards from this place, mine came the same as yours. I think they had them wrapped up and waiting for years to be sold for much higher asking prices. Hence the potato camer...
by Yasu0
18 Nov 2020, 19:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 119
Views: 9194

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Interesting reading these results. May be the case that existing wear in to the plastic is causing permanent effects that no lube can reverse? I am still waiting to try to get in what I can if I can get it in the US.
by Yasu0
18 Nov 2020, 02:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 41
Views: 2985

Re: how fast do you type?

Getting used to the at101w..
by Yasu0
18 Nov 2020, 01:27
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Eager to try Holy/Holier Panda switches!
Replies: 9
Views: 9521

Re: Eager to try Holy/Holier Panda switches!

As long as this thread exists.. I am looking to try any of the new switches the youths are using. Just found out I have a board with removable switches. Its a 3rd hand board and the old ones in there are getting worse by the day. How much do the pandas cost? Where do I order some?
by Yasu0
16 Nov 2020, 20:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1367

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

People say to buy a good mattress and sheets because you spend a third of your life sleeping. Well another third of my life is in front of a computer. I kind of follow that advice for myself, but $300 is past the point where I start deducting points on my ranking scale. Everybody is free to rank fo...
by Yasu0
14 Nov 2020, 00:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1367

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

I think my overall favorite switch has to be the IBM M switch. Its so readily attainable and affordable thanks to unicomp, and offers excellent feel. F is good, but the way prices are heading, its kind of a turn off for me. After all these are just keyboards. To use for the computer typing. One shou...
by Yasu0
14 Nov 2020, 00:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 5523

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

I like sharpening myself.. not in principle but my brain and eyeballs seem to like it. Nice board there!

I like the screendoor effect but I feel like normal people won't like it. Also I don't mind the framing of it at all..

Are these pics from your home? Where do you live at?
by Yasu0
14 Nov 2020, 00:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 5523

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

Yeah the first gull pic before the lightening. It looks like motion blur to me for some reason. I think its the missing "white" of the eye.

I don't know about damage to bokeh from sharp masks, but that pic is excellent. Background looks good to me.
by Yasu0
13 Nov 2020, 23:45
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 5523

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

I like that last pic with the data system thing. Sparklies is pretty great too. Maybe crop out the top of it?

The dark face of that gull super irks me. Like shaky hands blur lvl irk. My brain thinks his face is blurred. If he had a white area on his eye ball it probably wouldn't as much.
by Yasu0
13 Nov 2020, 19:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 41
Views: 2985

Re: how fast do you type?

I've seen those 200+ results in the 10fastfingers results. Now I know what it looks like!

Really struggled to bust out a 99 last night.
by Yasu0
13 Nov 2020, 19:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1367

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

Some of the vintage black mx are pretty good, but honestly the main reason I like them is the cool variety of affordable old keyboards they come in. I don't even mind the scratchy ones if the board is cool. As 'boring standard stock' as they are, they can sound really good with the right caps in the...
by Yasu0
06 Nov 2020, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Has anyone here tired to get a keyboard machined in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Has anyone here tired to get a keyboard machined in the US?

What materials exactly are you guys using? I think metals would be too cold to be comfortable on cold days. What types of plastics are options?

Am I the only one who hears "deee taach ahh bull peee niss" when I read this guys' threads..
by Yasu0
02 Nov 2020, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 119
Views: 9194

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

I may be the one who brought up 1855 in a PM conversation. Its TB description sounds, to me, well suited to this kind of use. The intent here is to lubricate sliding plastic, not metal electrical pieces. I don't know if the "discoveries or utterly alone" comment was meant as a dig, but that is exact...
by Yasu0
30 Oct 2020, 17:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Has anyone here tired to get a keyboard machined in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Has anyone here tired to get a keyboard machined in the US?

One-offs are expensive no matter where you get them made. I am curious about this also, would love to hear some experiences with it. In your case, what is it you want made specifically? Stacking layers allows you to use cheaper material. Thick material costs more than thinner material. Are you talki...
by Yasu0
28 Oct 2020, 22:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sprung washer stack for bolt or screw mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Sprung washer stack for bolt or screw mod?

Input appreciated as I do not have an engineering background. I figured a coil type spring would add too much height to the system to be acceptable. I have not yet done this bolt mod, so I just assumed so. I understand the washer spring form factors do not offer an ideal solution. But, if one select...
by Yasu0
27 Oct 2020, 22:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sprung washer stack for bolt or screw mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Sprung washer stack for bolt or screw mod?

I don't enjoy the thought of repeatedly disassembling my IBM cases in order to get the tension correct. Has anybody tried using spring disc washers in order to provide a wider range of screw turns setting within the proper tension range? Sprung washers stacks are used in tuning some centrifugal clut...
by Yasu0
27 Oct 2020, 19:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 38
Views: 3800

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

Another vote for ortho here.. I would start over on one with as standard as possible qwerty layout. May do one day even though I am not starting over. Qwerty just make sense because as you build up your speed, that skill set can still somewhat be utilized on any of the trillioons of non-ortho qwerty...
by Yasu0
26 Oct 2020, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards

Gamers do press the S key disproportionately a lot, also in English use its a top ten letter. But 4 or 5, Those odds have got to still be very high... unless you have an static electro zap in your left ring finger. FYI I also have one keyboard which repeats the S key. Also the R sometimes, another t...
by Yasu0
26 Oct 2020, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best budget mechanical keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Best budget mechanical keyboard?

If this thread stays up... TG3 BLT KBA if you're looking for a LOOOOW budget compact format linear. It is an "unique" format yes.. but seriously its a decently built unit for what you can buy them for. Some of them even have really smooth mx blacks in them in my experience. Most have scratchiness th...
by Yasu0
24 Oct 2020, 01:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Using a type f terminal keyboard on an XT (5160)
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Using a type f terminal keyboard on an XT (5160)

Guessing the dip switches on teh bottom did not help in this use situation? That would be a drag to have to convert from XT to AT then back from AT to XT. That is potentially $80-$100 in converters.
by Yasu0
23 Oct 2020, 16:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: IBM Model M 1986

Try them all.. the M's are good from 1986 to 2020 unicomp if M is where you end up.
by Yasu0
22 Oct 2020, 19:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 41
Views: 2985

Re: how fast do you type?

Challenge accepted. We going to need lots of coffee here on out. :D
by Yasu0
21 Oct 2020, 23:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NEC DT-KCD2000C Type A
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: NEC DT-KCD2000C Type A

The way the window light reflects off those infill caps.. visual ASMR.
by Yasu0
21 Oct 2020, 02:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 41
Views: 2985

Re: how fast do you type?

This week..
by Yasu0
19 Oct 2020, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboards banned from work
Replies: 29
Views: 3300

Re: Keyboards banned from work

We still use a machine gun here..
by Yasu0
19 Oct 2020, 20:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Signature Plastics custom doubleshots - Great experience!
Replies: 15
Views: 2775

Re: Signature Plastics custom doubleshots - Great experience!

The way you speak about this company makes me wish I had a reason to order from them.

Don't go there, but I'm in for some "clear" and "00" caps too for next year's order if we're going there. Don't though.

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