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by infodroid
26 May 2018, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 297

What about using a key remapping utility like SharpKeys or KeyTweak?
by infodroid
26 May 2018, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Did you install the Windows driver designed for the Matias Tactile Pro for use with the Matias Mini Tactile Pro? They are different products.
by infodroid
23 Feb 2018, 08:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

Doesn't SHIPTRACKED help with shipping anxiety? Or do you not receive the tracking information?
by infodroid
11 Feb 2018, 12:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

Ywg wrote: You mean... this is finally... the.. the CAPPENING!

We need pictures!
These are not the first Phase II caps to be delivered. For example, phinix already received the caps last month: post396118.html#p396118
by infodroid
02 Dec 2017, 02:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

PSA: There are several new apps/services that might help the payments process. For example, Revolut and Transferwise Borderless provide something like global virtual bank accounts. So if you are based in Europe, you can get your own US domestic routing/account number. Which means you can send and re...
by infodroid
15 Nov 2017, 23:26
Forum: News
Topic: Mantistek GK2 keyboard incl. built-in Keylogger, sends data to China
Replies: 5
Views: 792

It only sends the count of how many times each key is pressed, and not the actual keys. It is still a violation of privacy, but not as bad as the clickbait headlines suggest.

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mantis ... 35850.html
by infodroid
10 Oct 2017, 14:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

I see what is happening here... Everybody is paying $5 less in order to end up with a $5 discount!!
by infodroid
02 Oct 2017, 19:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps - PBT vs ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

I don't think a material like PBT deforms at random. Surely there are factors that cause the deformation, which can be controlled. It is not clear why they can't be controlled, or controlled in a cost-effective way. It is strange that an expensive high-end product like a Topre keyboard can't ship wi...
by infodroid
02 Oct 2017, 16:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps - PBT vs ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

I hear this excuse all the time, but it doesn't make any sense to me. Why should shrinkage affect the ability to produce large PBT keys? Surely manufacturers can simply account for the shrinkage in their measurements. If the underlying reason is, as I suspect, that the shrinkage is random and unpred...
by infodroid
22 Sep 2017, 02:12
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8160

Signature Plastics just announced in an email that they "won't be restocking" the Granite Alps... Looks like this is the last call.

At least they could have produced a few more of the Common Kit to help sell the addons.
by infodroid
20 Sep 2017, 00:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 5628

So much of contractual agreements is about the intent of the parties, not the literal wording. Which is why I think the amendment clause is a red herring in this case. Based only on what has been made public, it seems like Massdrop was happy for Input Club to sell the switches in the I:C shop, and p...
by infodroid
19 Sep 2017, 23:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 5628

I'd love to stand up for the little guy... But in this case I haven't seen any evidence of wrongdoing from Massdrop. Just because one side is a group of passionate hobbyists doesn't automatically make them the good guys. Hobbyists do stupid shit all the time. And just because the other side is a com...
by infodroid
18 Sep 2017, 11:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 5628

If you sit down as a company to craft your TOS, and then insert that, then it's a premeditated Bad Company. Let's stop using eBay as well, because their User Agreement is pretty similar: We may amend this User Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on http://www.eBay.com. Our right to a...
by infodroid
06 Sep 2017, 18:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3281

nincompoopery

nincompoopism

...but sadly nincompooply isn't a word, notwithstanding:
depletedvespene wrote: I'd say "Good for him." had he not contaminated many, many people with his nincompooply ideas.
by infodroid
20 Aug 2017, 18:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [CLOSED] HHKB Metal Stickers
Replies: 245
Views: 14481

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by infodroid
18 Aug 2017, 22:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

Maybe the payment was for Round 7

:o
by infodroid
09 Aug 2017, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What makes a "Linux" keyboard different from a "Windows" keyboard?
Replies: 57
Views: 3246

I don't personally use any of the right hand modifier keys, including Shift. However I note that ISO users will make heavy use of the right "Alt Gr". And many touch typists will make use of the right Shift, as that is a recommended technique. And yet, I wonder about left-handed people... Whether the...
by infodroid
09 Aug 2017, 13:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are some of my Blue Alps actually White in disguise?
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

I hope the seller didn't just mix switches from different boards and treat them as the same!
by infodroid
09 Aug 2017, 12:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are some of my Blue Alps actually White in disguise?
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

Looks like you might have the "rare white switchplate" version: wiki/Alps_SKCM_Blue
by infodroid
08 Aug 2017, 22:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What makes a "Linux" keyboard different from a "Windows" keyboard?
Replies: 57
Views: 3246

What you might need to know about modern Linux users is that most of them have adapted to use the standard PC layout, and they like to remap keys. Most Linux programs make use of Control and Alt, and so they are required. As for the Super (Windows) key, it is mainly reserved to control graphical des...
by infodroid
08 Aug 2017, 10:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What makes a "Linux" keyboard different from a "Windows" keyboard?
Replies: 57
Views: 3246

The "Delete" key above the Return key is like a "Backspace" key on PC. It refers to "Backwards Delete", not forwards delete like on a PC keyboard. Do you mean on the HHKB or the Sun Type 3? If the Sun Type 3's Delete "is like a Backspace key on PC" ( backward delete ), then why is there a separate ...
by infodroid
07 Aug 2017, 23:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Cream Damped - resistance different depending on 'angle'
Replies: 9
Views: 525

The Matias Quiet Click uses dampers too. Not sure whether they are manufactured to the same spec, but they might be a good source of pristine dampers. Here is a comparison photo from the wiki: https://deskthority.net/w/images/thumb/4/4a/Damped_sliders.jpg/800px-Damped_sliders.jpg Left: Matias QC, Ri...
by infodroid
07 Aug 2017, 22:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What makes a "Linux" keyboard different from a "Windows" keyboard?
Replies: 57
Views: 3246

The Sun 3 keyboard appears to have had a Delete key (rather than Backspace) above the Return key, so I guess the HHKB's practice of putting a Backspace there is only a partial innovation: http://kbd.rzw.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Sun_Type3_01.jpg It is in fact Delete on the HHKB also, where you ...
by infodroid
07 Aug 2017, 22:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What makes a "Linux" keyboard different from a "Windows" keyboard?
Replies: 57
Views: 3246

Linux started life as an effort to get UNIX working on commodity PC hardware, including standard PC keyboards. UNIX applications made use of keys that had no equivalent on IBM's keyboards. Keys like Alt Graph, Compose, and Meta (diamond) were not used by IBM's early operating systems or the later MS...
by infodroid
07 Aug 2017, 10:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Cream Damped - resistance different depending on 'angle'
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Can this be fixed by applying an appropriate lubricant to the sliders? Or is swapping out the switch the only solution?
by infodroid
12 Jul 2017, 22:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Muslim Invasion Of Europe 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3279

Mr.Nobody: European countries surely face new challenges from refugee crisis. But the video that you cite is not a useful or informative account of the actual problem, and does not even discuss any solutions that are being proposed. If your point is simply that the European refugee crisis is "blowba...
by infodroid
12 Jul 2017, 15:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oh, cheap Chinese made junk, but still you keep buying them.
Replies: 37
Views: 2206

One thing I admire about Chinese civilization is they are not petty about sharing good ideas. If they discover something that works then they have no problem with copying it so that everybody can benefit from it. Whereas Western culture promotes the delusion that people are morally entitled to profi...
by infodroid
02 Jul 2017, 01:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

7bit has to pay SP in (real) buck$. That is why many merchants who accept Bitcoin use a payment processor like BitPay, which automatically converts Bitcoin payments into your preferred currency. bitpay is just another party, who is taking fees ... Perhaps you don't understand the challenges facing ...
by infodroid
01 Jul 2017, 20:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 961204

A couple of random thoughts... Would it be possible to do payments in bitcoin? It might remove the need for a volunteer collector, but the volatility could be a PITA. Unless bitcoins can be used to pay German customs, shipping material, or postage, I think it would create more problems than it woul...
by infodroid
23 Jun 2017, 23:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1464
Views: 90886

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