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by mr_a500
01 Nov 2019, 12:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tried ALPS for the first time
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Tried ALPS for the first time

Oh, you kids.... I first tried Alps in 1981, on a TRS-80 Model III. I liked it, but was disappointed the keycaps didn't have any symbols on the front, like the Commodore PET.
by mr_a500
30 Oct 2019, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1698

Re: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard

Maybe some day an alien will come down, take that guy back to his home planet and say to his friends, "Hey, look! I found this primitive life form. I think I'll take off his appendages, put magnets on them and stick them to my plasmorb containment unit."
by mr_a500
28 Oct 2019, 12:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 371
Views: 30707

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Well, it seems that in the end my opinion is the second most unpopular in the whole country. Goodbye, stupid light blue and white nation, I will never be part of your pit of shit and depression, your ideas don't represent me. [/img] When you said stupid blue and white country, I thought you were ta...
by mr_a500
23 Oct 2019, 17:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1690
Views: 71107

Re: A new US Republican thread 2016

First they take away the beam springs with solenoid, saying "Nobody needs a solenoid these days!" Next, they take the regular beam springs, then the pingy Alps, then all clicky switches, then linears and finally the rubbish rubber domes. Next thing you know, were in a God-damned touchscreen society ...
by mr_a500
23 Oct 2019, 17:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

Nobody else is posting photos?

Here's another - a somewhat evil looking blue jay, looking in my window. (actually, not a bad guy)

Image
by mr_a500
23 Oct 2019, 17:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

Well when I took that photo of Hitler, I was very young. Also, I was originally standing to the left to centre it, but Hitler said something like, "Get out of my line of sight, you little wiener schnitzel!" (...or something to that effect)
by mr_a500
21 Oct 2019, 20:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 371
Views: 30707

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Ah, ashtray - what a lovely flavour. Other favourites include tar paper, burnt rope and of course, trampled sod.
by mr_a500
21 Oct 2019, 15:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 371
Views: 30707

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I don't think Pulp Fiction is a good movie. The Bruce Willis revenge part is okay, but the rest is just scummy drug dealers shooting each other, why should I give a shit? Because I don't, I don't give a shit. Did you know "shit" in France is called "royale with cheese"? I couldn't even get through ...
by mr_a500
21 Oct 2019, 14:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 371
Views: 30707

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Apparently, American beer is far worse than Canadian beer (at least that's what every Canadian says). Thankfully, I've never tried American beer.
by mr_a500
21 Oct 2019, 14:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 371
Views: 30707

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Here's an unpopular opinion: I hate beer! I don't know how people can drink that crap. It tastes like carbonated puke, filtered through a dirty sock. (....don't ask me how I know what that tastes like) The annoying thing is that "having a beer" is a social thing - just like "going for coffee", anoth...
by mr_a500
17 Oct 2019, 18:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

andrewjoy wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 17:02
That Hitler car is blocking the view of the beautiful beach !
Yeah, Hitler cars will do that.

Here's a picture of a Hitler car blocking a view of Hitler.
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by mr_a500
17 Oct 2019, 10:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

For the seagull picture, I would blur and darken the background more as it is busy and bright. The seagull should be brightened to bring out the feather details with a vignette blur to bring focus to it. Yes, I agree about brightening the seagull. As I said, it needs shadow highlights. And it's int...
by mr_a500
17 Oct 2019, 03:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

What about this little guy?
The attachment little guy on bicycle.JPG is no longer available
...or this guy here?
little guy on bicycle.JPG
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by mr_a500
17 Oct 2019, 03:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

Before anybody questions the bright colours - yes, it's autumn in Canada and those bright reds, oranges and yellows are real - and the early morning sun is highlighting it.
by mr_a500
17 Oct 2019, 02:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

I thought I'd start a thread about photography. It would be nice to be able to post a photo and ask real photographers (or people who pretend to be real photographers) their opinion about if the posted photo absolutely sucks or not. I won't (and I hope others don't) take it personally if the photos ...
by mr_a500
16 Oct 2019, 16:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

Soylent green is people!

When I eat people, I prefer the unprocessed free range kind. It's better for you and much tastier.
by mr_a500
16 Oct 2019, 13:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!

For your question "What factor was the biggest driver to you getting your first mechanical keyboard?", you should have something like "It came with the computer". There was a time when nearly every computer came with a mechanical keyboard. I never even saw a non-mechanical keyboard until the 90's. (...
by mr_a500
16 Oct 2019, 03:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

I take it they never try to infest your foodstuffs? Just a general nuisance? They don't go anywhere near my food, just to the windows or the brightest light source. At least that's one good thing. If these were the kind of flies that land on food, I'd go berserk, grab a machine gun and trash the pl...
by mr_a500
16 Oct 2019, 01:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

These aren't the regular green blowflies that live off rotting meat or piles of shit. No, these bastards don't eat anything. They just look for a warm spot to spend the winter. They can squeeze into little tiny gaps and work their way to the attic, then come down through any little microscopic openi...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 23:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 23:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

I came here to read about house mites, but the posts are missing. What happened? I'm not sure about house mites, but I've got a severe problem with motherfucking cluster flies. I'd never even heard of the bastards before I moved to this place. They invade my house in fall and come out all winter lon...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 18:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

My cheap Ikea knife is as sharp as those expensive knives. The only difference is how often you need to sharpen. Unless you are a chef and do lots of cutting, you don't need an expensive one. Oh yes, I do. I need an expensive one. I want to be able to look down at my knife and say, "Holy shit! This...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 11:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I got this one just today. Had to take some photographs as I guess it is not stainless and will change its looks soon. A colleague of mine got it from Tokyo for me. I explicitly ordered a traditional model and, as he told me, the shopkeeper pretended asking: why this one? Waiting for it for six wee...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 11:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Have you seen the Youtube series on Glen&Friends Cooking about cracking the recipe? Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. The description was interesting because it confirms my timeline for when Kentucky Fried Chicken started to suck. It was still good in Canada up until the early 80's. What I di...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 01:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Vienna woods autumn Dal in the pot: water, salt, 1/2 buillon cube red lentil potatoes pascal celery Pattypan (Schwoughksie) Squash in the pan: olive oil onions garlic rocotillo chili Curry Tree Herb Cumin seed Cinnamon Onion Seeds Garam Masala Curry Madras powder Turmeric powder Nutmeg Neapolitan s...
by mr_a500
10 Oct 2019, 03:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I bet most people wouldn't be able to identify the food in this picture:
Korean food.jpg
by mr_a500
10 Oct 2019, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Best replacement foam for keytronic foam and foil switches
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: Best replacement foam for keytronic foam and foil switches

I bought a set of the TexElec pads for my Victor 9000 - mostly because I am very lazy and didn't want to go through the tedium of making pads myself. So I was very happy that somebody did all that work for me and at a very reasonable cost. The replacement pads worked perfectly 100% on the very first...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 20:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Brine, eh? What spices? (...are they secret?) :mrgreen: I used to marinate chicken, usually in white wine (...and secret spices), wasting time and money. I found out it makes no difference because chicken at the grocery store is now soaked in water to increase the weight (and cost) of the chicken. M...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 10738

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I made "Kentucky fried chicken", using the secret (not so secret now) 11 spices recipe of the original. fried chicken.JPG Here's the recipe: 2/3 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon thyme 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/3 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon celery salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried must...

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