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by Findecanor
Yesterday, 16:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Yeah, it’s uncool to have an opinion or something to say. If you do, you have to just flick it with a few words out of you and it absolutely must contain a joke. reddit reply generator: - seconded - is she single? - the [something in background that has nothing to do with the original post] bothers...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 00:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?

Hmmm. How is that G80-3850? Is that one of the classic PCB-mount designs? It's relatively affordable where I am. No. It is plate-mount and has weird keycaps. Pretty much all Cherry G80-series keyboards are in the Wiki: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_G80-3850 And yes, new Cherry-brand keyboards...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 21:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Are you sure it wasn't actually 1920?

Opinion:
• It is not OK to use the "4K" moniker for 3840 horizontal video resolution.
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 21:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

I think the right way for Microsoft now to do it would be either: Bundle the new Office Keyboard only in a package with Microsoft Office, or: Bundle Microsoft Office with a utility that would remap an existing key, say the Menu key to the Office modifier key, if the user chooses to enable it, or: Ma...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 16:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

[...] the US English keyboard layout has remained pretty much untouched... and nowadays is objectively (YMMV, IMHO) a serious limiting factor for English speakers, even if we forget all about other languages (see my previous comment on "extra" symbols commonly used in English). Oh yes. One thing th...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 15:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

[US English layout is] the only one that is fully supported by ASCII [.] I believe ASCII was created from an collection of US keyboard layouts for English typewriters and telegraph (like) systems, not the other way around. Of most significance would have been the IBM Selectric at the time. ASCII wa...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 15:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

How about this for an unpopular opinion: Many cell phone users (outside Japan at least) behave badly, and I see many people addicted to them. To curb this, cell phone use (talking or otherwise) should be forbidden while walking or standing in public walking paths — with strict fines. (You sit down o...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2019, 12:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

• Bottom row with 6u Space Bar and 1.5u/1u mods is the best bottom row. • Italian coffee is awful: indistinguishable from tar-water, no matter how much milk you add. Using Arabica beans to over-roast it into Italian coffee is wasteful: you would only burn away all its good qualities. I don't care ab...
by Findecanor
24 Jun 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3614
Views: 170940

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring?

Opinions about Fujitsu Peerless are divided. It has its fans, and its haters. If it is "very cheap" and you haven't tried it, then get it!
by Findecanor
22 Jun 2019, 22:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Asian Layout Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Asian Layout Keyboard

I think the Zowie Celeritas II has a "big-ass" backwards-L Enter key, if you buy it in US-English layout. I'm not sure about Greek. (As usual, it is hard to find any product images of anything other than US layout...) It uses optical Flaretech switches which feel like Cherry MX Red, and which take C...
by Findecanor
22 Jun 2019, 13:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?

This is a PCB-mount keyboard, meant to emulate the classic Cherry boards that were plateless. Cherry G80-series and the JER-A06 are not directly comparable. In the PCB-mount G80-series, the PCB is laying on horizontal struts in-between each row. In the JER-A06, the PCB is bolted to the top of the c...
by Findecanor
20 Jun 2019, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?

Yes. It's in the wiki . It removes the ringing but keeps the click. A length of fuzzy dental floss is inserted into the spring. I've done it on a IBM M2 and can confirm that it works. I have also heard of people lubricating their springs with thick grease to achieve the same thing, but I think that ...
by Findecanor
19 Jun 2019, 14:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3614
Views: 170940

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Key Tronic rubber domes (without the ErgoForce label) is hit-or-miss: nice or mushy — and you won't know until you have typed on it.
That is, until someone decides to collect keyboards and write down article numbers for the different types. But what a bother ...
by Findecanor
17 Jun 2019, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help designing the top part of a case
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Need help designing the top part of a case

Laser-cut acrylic is always flat but the Wooting One has a sloping front with the slope starting right in front of the space bar. A laser-cutter cuts always perpendicular to the acrylic's surface — it does not do sloped cuts. This means that as one piece the acrylic sheet would either jut out over t...
by Findecanor
11 Jun 2019, 12:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22492
Views: 1160400

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

kbdfr wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 11:59
Looks like a Dolch computer, but apparently isn't one:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/192946204019
Could very well be the same OEM of the basic parts as Dolch used. Early Dolch keyboards were similar to this one's: with Cherry MX switches and thin pad-printed keycaps.
by Findecanor
11 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question regarding Redragon ARYAMAN K569
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Question regarding Redragon ARYAMAN K569

Easy? No. You would need to learn soldering and how to desolder a switch — and that is not always easy without damaging the board. The simplest equipment needed would be a soldering iron, a solder sucker and a copper-wire braid, ... unless you would have access to better equipment through perhaps a ...
by Findecanor
10 Jun 2019, 11:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Modern keyboards from a recycling center
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Modern keyboards from a recycling center

So sad. Are those Cherry MX Silent Red?

I wonder if the damaged keyboards got chucked because they had got damaged, or only damaged after they had been chucked.
by Findecanor
07 Jun 2019, 20:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3614
Views: 170940

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Yep. Key Tronic foam and foil.
A historic computer nonetheless: the first fully compatible clone of the IBM PC and what gave Compaq its name.
by Findecanor
07 Jun 2019, 20:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Genovation ControlPad 5809 Programmable Keypad
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Genovation ControlPad 5809 Programmable Keypad

I've had a 683 that I sold years ago. I don't remember the switch on the back but maybe it was there.
When I went to a Nasa exhibition, I spotted a whole bunch of these in a training cockpit for the Space Shuttle, but I've never seen them in any official picture of the real thing or simulator.
by Findecanor
07 Jun 2019, 14:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: latte/coffee solutions

Well... I know the perfect solution to a perfect cup of coffee that tastes good without being fattening. The trick is to spot underhanded "astroturf" advertising when it appears and not be fooled by it. New user, first post unrelated to the subject of this board, about a subject that people are sens...
by Findecanor
06 Jun 2019, 05:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rotating the M0110 connector
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Rotating the M0110 connector

Isn't there a slot right beside the connector where you could install a discreet micro/mini/C USB connector?
by Findecanor
05 Jun 2019, 14:56
Forum: News
Topic: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps

Yeah, Hardware Canucks' video indicate that they could be using a stiffer kind of foam than classic foam-and-foil keyboards. I dunno...
by Findecanor
04 Jun 2019, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 106
Views: 5545

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

If the "plate" is the same colour as the top and the "switch" looks pretty clean then it is almost always dome-with-slider.

There are many types of Alps-keycap compatible rubber dome-with-slider keyboards.
This was yet another that I had not seen before.
by Findecanor
04 Jun 2019, 10:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

...different layouts that you want on different layers... The problem is that language-layout is interpreted by the host, not the keyboard. I think that ultimately, the solution would have to be in host software. Either make sure that you have to log in and have the layout changed in your login scr...
by Findecanor
04 Jun 2019, 09:17
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Cooler Master SK630: sexy meaningless keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Re: Cooler Master SK630: sexy meaningless keyboard

I heard in a video that Cooler Master would have said at some time that they had planned this keyboard to be wireless. That explains why this keyboard is higher than it needs to be: there is space in the bottom for flat batteries! You can see rectangular brackets for them in Matt3o's video at the 5:...
by Findecanor
02 Jun 2019, 09:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: First time building a keyboard. I'm not good at it. About 6 keys don't work. How do I troubleshoot/debug this?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: First time building a keyboard. I'm not good at it. About 6 keys don't work. How do I troubleshoot/debug this?

Your problem sounds like one particular column has a bad soldering joint where it connects to the controller. I had that exact problem on my first build. In your pictures it looks like the solder has not flowed properly down onto several of the pads. It is important when soldering that both metal su...
by Findecanor
02 Jun 2019, 03:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

There is a "bCountryCode" field in the HID descriptor which is downloaded from the keyboard to the host when the keyboard is connected, but I believe that it is unsupported by operating systems because code the code space is badly defined and I think most keyboards are manufactured with their intern...
by Findecanor
01 Jun 2019, 09:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Spacebar 6,25u pbt cherry profile white
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Spacebar 6,25u pbt cherry profile white

Does it have to be a PBT space bar in Cherry's cream and grey PBT colours? GMK doubleshots are all in ABS, and I think all their new space bars should support centre stem. Beige space bars are available. I found one here with a little searching. Maybe available closer to home. I don't know if the co...

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