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by mr_a500
07 Jan 2021, 13:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 395
Views: 61394

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

webwit wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 00:07
Everyone and everything will die and entropy will win.
I tried beating entropy, but lost. It beat the shit out of me. Now whenever I see entropy, I just turn around, walk the other way and casually pretend I didn't see it.
by mr_a500
07 Jan 2021, 13:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 395
Views: 61394

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

You wouldn't believe how many women thrust themselves upon me after seeing my masterful understanding of internet semantics. Probably about as many women that thrust themselves upon me when I discuss the details of keyboard switches. I do it in a suave Bond-style double entendre. She breathlessly a...
by mr_a500
04 Jan 2021, 19:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 395
Views: 61394

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

[unpopular opinion was unpopular]
by mr_a500
03 Jan 2021, 21:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

I see some plasmas there.

I think I've posted these before:
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by mr_a500
03 Jan 2021, 21:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24356
Views: 2206896

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

That's free US shipping. It's $53.85 shipping to Canada. I'd have to make an offer of -$14.85 just to get that for $39. (...somehow I don't think the seller would accept)
by mr_a500
02 Jan 2021, 11:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 34663

Re: Watch Photo Thread

Same here - except for the nickel allergy. I got my first LCD watch in 1979 (...as was the style at the time). The light was only bright enough to show the last digit. Still, it was a major improvement over my previous watch - a cheap mechanical Timex piece of crap. It kept stopping, so I sent it ba...
by mr_a500
01 Jan 2021, 17:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Damonskv's collection
Replies: 56
Views: 2942

Re: Damonskv's collection

This collection is incomplete! Where's the Micro Switch SW? Where's the ITW magnetic valve? Where's the Teletype Model 40? Where are the reed switches?

Otherwise, the collection is OK... I guess. :P
by mr_a500
01 Jan 2021, 17:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 395
Views: 61394

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Yes, exactly. Look at this guy. It's hard to believe that this is a wild animal. He's totally relaxed and trusting. wash bear relaxing.jpg If he wanted to, he could have clawed or bit the hell out of us, but he's very gentle and careful. We had the whole family here, but now it's winter and they're ...
by mr_a500
01 Jan 2021, 00:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 395
Views: 61394

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I've got an unpopular opinion... wash bears are awesome! (although they're called "raccoons" where I am, I prefer to use the European term for them because they're like little bears.. that wash) Americans and many Canadians consider these guys to be filthy pests, like large rats that cause problems....
by mr_a500
01 Jan 2021, 00:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 34663

Re: Watch Photo Thread

http://www.ummedia.com/MY_SITES/seikolc/EE/images/watchlibrary/P1020337.jpg 1977 Birks LED I love this watch. I've got a $5000 Grand Seiko ("Grando Seiko" as the Japanese say) and a bunch of nice watches, but this 1977 LED watch is the one I always put on when I need to see the time after dark. It'...
by mr_a500
31 Dec 2020, 12:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24356
Views: 2206896

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I was going to put in an offer. I was going to say:

"My offer is this. Nothing. Not even the fee for the shipping and customs, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally."

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by mr_a500
30 Dec 2020, 12:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

If I was going to get a 2260, I think I'd want the airline reservation variant. (more buttons = better) IBM 2260 airline reservation.jpg I noticed the keycaps look engraved , not double shot. ( what the hell, man, what the hell??! ) And here's another shot of the predecessor. It's labelled 1050, but...
by mr_a500
30 Dec 2020, 12:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24356
Views: 2206896

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Is that Micro Switch SD?
by mr_a500
30 Dec 2020, 12:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1979 Lear Siegler ADM-2 keyboard (Vintage Vintage Key Tronic Foam & Foil)
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: 1979 Lear Siegler ADM-2 keyboard (Vintage Vintage Key Tronic Foam & Foil)

Nice. I've never seen an ADM-2 before - mostly just ADM-3, ADM-5 and ADM 42. I regret not getting a blue ADM-3 for $40 when I picked up a load of computers, but I ran out of space in my car. (damn it!) I too like light weighted foam & foil, but noticed that when I replaced the disintegrated foam pad...
by mr_a500
29 Dec 2020, 22:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

The IBM 4979 is just as cute and is beam spring. IBM terminals.jpg I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either. You mean like this one? No, I was talking about the 4979. Those 4978 keyboards are as common as dirt. They're a di...
by mr_a500
29 Dec 2020, 20:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either. Well, the wiki has a couple of photos of that terminal. I saw that right after I posted. I haven't searched for a few years and it was updated since. Weird - the photo description s...
by mr_a500
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

The IBM 4979 is just as cute and is beam spring.

IBM terminals.jpg
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I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.
by mr_a500
29 Dec 2020, 16:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

I don't hold it against them. It's not their fault. (...poor little guys)

But I thought this was a beam spring photo thread.
by mr_a500
29 Dec 2020, 15:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10400

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

IBM 2260 terminals are certainly cute, but they're not beam springs.
by mr_a500
27 Dec 2020, 21:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You won the World Cup, why riot?
Replies: 163
Views: 13871

Re: You won the World Cup, why riot?

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by mr_a500
27 Dec 2020, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 56
Views: 2263

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

Findecanor wrote:
27 Dec 2020, 20:16
My official plan for 2021 is to procrastinate.
What a coincidence! That was my 2020 plan! I have to say that it was an amazing success.
by mr_a500
27 Dec 2020, 19:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1514
Views: 174547

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

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by mr_a500
27 Dec 2020, 15:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 56
Views: 2263

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I pppppplan on oppppppeninpppg mpy beamppppppsppppring kepppyboardppp to cleanp outpppp the tinyp bpitppp of dust underp the pppppp keyp.
by mr_a500
14 Dec 2020, 14:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Maxi-Switch 216004 ASCII keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Maxi-Switch 216004 ASCII keyboard

The wood-grained vinyl reminds me of the TEC Datascreen.
TEC 400.jpg
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by mr_a500
12 Dec 2020, 22:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24356
Views: 2206896

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

You feel embarrassed spending $50 including shipping on a vintage keyboard? Shit. It costs over $50 just to ship a keyboard to Canada - and that's if it's free . I've even paid $85 to ship a keyboard. That doesn't even cover customs. Even within Canada, it costs around $35 just for shipping. I also ...
by mr_a500
12 Dec 2020, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adventure in Retr0bright
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: Adventure in Retr0bright

hellothere wrote:
12 Dec 2020, 20:38
Did so.

Tried to find the other 8170 that I saw with F&F. I couldn't find it ... but I found this Key Tronic that looks virtually identical to the 8170. With foam & foil, of course :D.
Yes, notice how I was the one in that thread who identified that keyboard as an 8170. :P
by mr_a500
11 Dec 2020, 17:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adventure in Retr0bright
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: Adventure in Retr0bright

That's a pretty one. However, I've realized that most of the pretty ones are foam and foil. Took a couple min for me to find this keyboard and yup. It's foam and foil. No it's not. This one is Digitran leaf switch. http://i.imgur.com/HnpCtiu.jpg https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=16933 .....
by mr_a500
11 Dec 2020, 00:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adventure in Retr0bright
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: Adventure in Retr0bright

I think I have a Cherry MX brown lying around ... No... that doesn't need de-yellowing. You keep that. :P I'm thinking if you ever need to whiten something like a Harris (Sanders) 8170, then you should send it to me RIGHT AWAY! :mrgreen: http://i.imgur.com/YGf5zQI.jpg (photo by Sangdrax )
by mr_a500
06 Dec 2020, 23:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cortron (ITW) 55-500216
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Cortron (ITW) 55-500216

This Cortron keyboard was part of a CPT 8000 series word processor from the end of 1979. CPT-case-black.jpg It is more than 2 ft. long. The case is steel, so the whole weighs 9.5 lbs. What a coincidence... just yesterday I was checking out that terminal. I've seen it before. I definitely prefer the...
by mr_a500
05 Dec 2020, 23:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cortron 2825903-00C
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Cortron 2825903-00C

This keyboard might look familiar. I have one very similar that I got from Ascaii a number of years back (he still curses that he sold it too me not realizing it used Magnetic Pulse/Valve switches :P). The other keyboard was likely OEM'd for Univac, this one, I'm not quite sure. https://farm6.stati...

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