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by Ace
10 Mar 2020, 05:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer

My main issue with this is that modern MacBooks, including mine, use USB C. It's irritating having to use two adaptors to make my keyboard work, but I can't find a single PS/2 to USB C adaptor out there, nor a USB C hub with a PS/2 port included. Any options someone else may be aware of? Or do I jus...
by Ace
26 Feb 2020, 16:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring
Replies: 56
Views: 2412

Re: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring

I remember. Somehow, I was able to get a passionate and kind forum member to sell me his Unsaver for $150 because we both shared a love for modding. There is no way I would be able to get my dream board otherwise, and today I think it would be impossible unless I was OP offered thousands of dollars...
by Ace
26 Feb 2020, 13:46
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring
Replies: 56
Views: 2412

Re: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring

Remember when five hundred bucks was considered too much to pay for an Unsaver? (this was at about the same time I got yelled at for spending 250 for an F122 in excellent shape, as well) That was back when the hobby was great, but was starting to get ridiculous. This hobby was taken over by greedy ...
by Ace
25 Nov 2019, 20:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 16" MacBook Pro Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: 16" MacBook Pro Keyboard

I tried it in a store too. In terms of just feel, not as good as the butterfly. And the keys wobble again, which is something the butterfly totally eliminated. It's not as big a wobble as the pre-2015 keyboards, but then you'd expect that as they're lower keys. Still, that's definitely a regression...
by Ace
24 Nov 2019, 07:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 16" MacBook Pro Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: 16" MacBook Pro Keyboard

The keys are supposedly the same keyboard as for their current desktops. The key travel and key size on that sucks. I wouldn't call it mushy though. I really thought it would be the same as the external Magic Keyboards, but those are indeed pretty clicky, not mushy. The laptop board was unexpectedl...
by Ace
24 Nov 2019, 04:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 16" MacBook Pro Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 603

16" MacBook Pro Keyboard

Hello all, It's been a while since I've posted here. I wanted to get your opinion of the new 16" MacBook Pro's keyboard. I remember that thoughts on the Butterly keyboard were mixed, but a lot of you thought it was impressive for what was done with such little travel. The entire world seems to love ...
by Ace
05 Sep 2017, 12:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for an incoming college freshman?
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

Which school? Asking the real questions, aren't we? :D I'm attending the University of Houston. Or rather, I did for about 2 days before Hurricane Harvey dropped in. We'll be resuming the fall semester starting tomorrow (Wednesday for me due to my class schedule). Oh my. All the best to you and you...
by Ace
05 Sep 2017, 12:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for an incoming college freshman?
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

Also, assuming you are a heterosexual male, there will never be this many young women in one place at one time for the rest of your life. Or if you’re an asexual hermit, universities also have the best libraries in the world. Yay! :D Also, try not to knock yourself out academically right off the ba...
by Ace
05 Sep 2017, 00:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Laptop with MOST ports?
Replies: 13
Views: 3592

Does the Docking-port count as one or as several? (eg thinkpads can get usb/hdmi/whatnot with the appropriate docking station.) I'd count it as one. See, you can get amazing Thunderbolt 3 docks these days too. And unlike the proprietary Thinkpad docks, these things have the full 40 Gb/s bandwidth t...
by Ace
05 Sep 2017, 00:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

Are you familiar with macs? Is there any way to reproduce the windows compatibility mode? (Not just negative colors, that looks like crap, I mean actual Nice looking but DARK themed OS, like black background, white letters gray accents) I'm a new Mac user, but if anyone knows how to do this, please...
by Ace
04 Sep 2017, 23:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for an incoming college freshman?
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

XMIT wrote: Which school?
Asking the real questions, aren't we? :D
I'm attending the University of Houston. Or rather, I did for about 2 days before Hurricane Harvey dropped in. We'll be resuming the fall semester starting tomorrow (Wednesday for me due to my class schedule).
by Ace
04 Sep 2017, 23:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

Are you familiar with macs? Is there any way to reproduce the windows compatibility mode? (Not just negative colors, that looks like crap, I mean actual Nice looking but DARK themed OS, like black background, white letters gray accents) I'm a new Mac user, but if anyone knows how to do this, please...
by Ace
04 Sep 2017, 22:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Laptop with MOST ports?
Replies: 13
Views: 3592

The reference here is a machine that has even less ports than the X220, so, bare minimum is relative. The mac has USB3, TB, HDMI and SD card slot, so, again, what is bare minimum? Personally I found that TB accessories are very expensive, so USB3 is the best for my needs. Not to be rude, but you're...
by Ace
04 Sep 2017, 13:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Laptop with MOST ports?
Replies: 13
Views: 3592

Laptop with MOST ports?

So I've recently been using my new MacBook Pro for college, and though I'll likely make a separate post about my experience with that later, I have to say that it's a mind-blowing experience coming from Windows. Absolutely amazing. It just got me thinking though, that everyone's complaint with this ...
by Ace
15 Aug 2017, 02:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

XMIT wrote: I agree that SQ3R is good. Best of luck doing this in classes where there is no textbook and the lecturer doesn't give notes out ahead of time.
... WOW! Thanks for that. And just when I was starting to feel confident too.
by Ace
13 Aug 2017, 21:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for an incoming college freshman?
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

Any tips for an incoming college freshman?

Just thought I'd ask if any of y'all have any stories or tips you'd like to share. I'll be starting in about a week. :)
by Ace
13 Aug 2017, 21:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

...Does it even have to be a macbook? I get they're all the rage right now, and they're particularly popular in education... I somehow missed this the first time I looked at this thread, but now that I've seen it, I simply must ask: are they all the rage right now? Most people I've seen discussing ...
by Ace
12 Aug 2017, 02:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

If you're serious about note taking then an iPad shouldn't even occur to you as an option. The external keyboards you can use with them are absolute trash unless you hook up some sort of external board through adapters but that'll defeat the point in having a portable tablet anyway. I'd go for the ...
by Ace
12 Aug 2017, 02:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

My grandfather was a college prof, and my dad was a high school science teacher. Granddad pioneered a method called SQ3R--Survey, Question, Read, Write, and Review. Basically you ALWAYS read the chapter BEFORE the class, so the teacher is not talking about brand new material. Open the chapter, read...
by Ace
12 Aug 2017, 02:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

snipet Given you don't need to write code or learn programming and that you don't need to write a lot of essays, it seems to me that you can survive with an iPad. Regarding the note-taking while listening, and the note-taking while reading aspects, you are normal - we can't do that so efficiently a...
by Ace
11 Aug 2017, 02:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

URGENT: Macbook Pro 13" or iPad Pro 12.9" for college?

Hey there! It's been a while since I've been active on here, but I somehow felt that this would be a good place to ask such a question, considering the amount of veteran computer users on this site. Now, before I really get into the details, I need to mention a few things. First of all, I wrote "urg...
by Ace
11 Aug 2017, 00:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Alternatives to dissapointed Mac users
Replies: 48
Views: 5207

Hypersphere wrote: Have you looked at the MS Surface Book?
$$$
by Ace
10 Aug 2017, 23:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Calculator Issues
Replies: 33
Views: 2755

You bought the TI-36X, I see. Just came to say I love the Ti 84. After I got used to beating it around the bag, I stoped caring about the wonky build quality. I won't be changing it for my first year of college.
by Ace
10 Aug 2017, 19:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: External graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Laptops are extremely limited in so many ways, I'd personally never use one as my main machine. Not unless they become as modular as a deskto but if it works for you that's all that matters. That's what I love about Thunderbolt 3. It's getting us so much closer to the dream of a modular laptop. Of ...
by Ace
09 Aug 2017, 19:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New Macbook Pro with Touch Bar
Replies: 255
Views: 20456

First: no, I actually need my laptop when I am on the road. Alright, there are times where I am sitting at a coffeeshop finishing a paper because it's nice and then you would be right, but I am also doing serious research with it at my university. And nothing there has USB Type C, that's what I mea...
by Ace
09 Aug 2017, 18:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New Macbook Pro with Touch Bar
Replies: 255
Views: 20456

But in a corporate and professional environment we still need other stuff. We need ethernet for reliability We need legacy USB ports for kit like audio interfaces etc. We need normal USB ports so anyone can rock up with that 1gb USB stick they have had for 10 years and have it work. We need real vi...
by Ace
09 Aug 2017, 17:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New Macbook Pro with Touch Bar
Replies: 255
Views: 20456

It is not as if the "butterfly mechanism" keys of the MacBook and MacBook Pro are very prominent as physical keys. It could almost be a touch keyboard with "taptic" feedback - that is already pretty much how it feels like. I wonder if younger people that are using mostly chiclets and touch keyboard...
by Ace
22 Nov 2016, 23:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 80314

WTF is happening?! Bck when I was active on this site, we went with classic Model Fs, no other option. But now there are multiple epic solutions! This, and Ellipse's new Model F's are absolutely amazing!
by Ace
13 Nov 2016, 13:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More Monitor help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Say I decide to go triple 30in. In that case, I'd want my bezels to be as small as possible. I can't imagine how anyone here could possible know this, but I need to ask anyway: which one of the 30in (2560x1600) monitors have the smallest bezels? As in, which would be best for multi-screen setups?
by Ace
12 Nov 2016, 09:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More Monitor help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 743

After looking into it for a bit, I think that I'm going to go with the cheapest route of adding 2 1600x1200 displays to my current Dell 3007wfp.

Do you have any suggestions as to which 16x12 would be a good option?

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