Deskthority Official Merchandising

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Compgeke

20 Feb 2016, 06:43

Yes, but does your cat try and steal IBM caps? No idea why she does.
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matt3o
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20 Feb 2016, 07:40

Did some more research.

The text and illustrations of US patents published before March 1, 1989 are in the public domain unless the patent text contains a specific notice that portions are copyrighted.

Fortunately most of the drawings we are interested in are before 1989... so we can have the following shirt! :)

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Madhias
BS TORPE

20 Feb 2016, 10:20

I already checked the IBM graphics for using too a while ago, and made these proposals:

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Findecanor

20 Feb 2016, 13:00

Tek Syndicate makes a T-shirt with the buckling spring patent already. Only the black one left in their stores, but I have seen white before. They also have a Cherry MX patent shirt, a modular jack patent and a mouse patent shirt motifs.

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Muirium
µ

20 Feb 2016, 15:54

The images are free. So they are free to. And we are just as free to ignore them! Those guys have no more right to the design than we do. And they ain't contributing to DT.

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Khers

20 Feb 2016, 16:09

Took some in action shots of my mug. Here's one:
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bhtooefr

20 Feb 2016, 16:36

I've already had tea in my Deskthority 5th Anniversary mug.

Also, the kem ing on that "I REQUIRE TO ACCEPT SUCH A CAT" image is awful.

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Muirium
µ

20 Feb 2016, 16:41

Everything about that image is awful, on purpose. Which is fine and all. But I ain't endorsing it as anything to do with DT!

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Ascaii
The Beard

20 Feb 2016, 17:11

Muirium, it was before your time on DT, its an old-timers joke.

Here is where the magic happened:

off-topic-f10/i-require-to-accept-such-a-cat-t141.html

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

20 Feb 2016, 17:13

We have no shortage of cat images here at DT. I love Compgeke's feline tasting some IBM keycaps, must be that CA cats are hardcore like that.
Muirium, it was way before your time on DT, its an old-timers joke.
Ahh before Mu's time...that's refreshing.

ripster rules that thread with that dog in front of those portable toilets. Classic. :lol:

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webwit
Wild Duck

20 Feb 2016, 17:19

Muirium wrote: Everything about that image is awful, on purpose. Which is fine and all. But I ain't endorsing it as anything to do with DT!
It has the official DT font!

Not a fan of technical diagrams or other detailed pictures on merchandise.

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Ascaii
The Beard

20 Feb 2016, 17:28

webwit wrote:
Muirium wrote: Everything about that image is awful, on purpose. Which is fine and all. But I ain't endorsing it as anything to do with DT!
It has the official DT font!

Not a fan of technical diagrams or other detailed pictures on merchandise.
Same here, can't reveal our power levels. I could, however, rock the cat.

JBert

21 Feb 2016, 17:37

matt3o wrote: The text and illustrations of US patents published before March 1, 1989 are in the public domain unless the patent text contains a specific notice that portions are copyrighted.
What when it's after 1989? Can such a copyright expire within a decent timespan or is it the absurd <death of creator> + 75 years?

(If you didn't read about that one, don't bother to look up all the details. I just wonder if you happen to know anything about it but if you don't for sure you can say No.)

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bhtooefr

21 Feb 2016, 17:45

That reads like it's when the US joined the Berne Convention (at which point copyright became automatic), meaning it's life+75 or 90 years most likely.

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Muirium
µ

21 Feb 2016, 18:15

Everything after 1989 in keyboards sucks anyway. No big deal.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

21 Feb 2016, 19:49

Khers wrote: Took some in action shots of my mug. Here's one:
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I really, really like this image

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photekq
Cherry Picker

21 Feb 2016, 19:52

Muirium wrote: Everything after 1989 in keyboards sucks anyway. No big deal.
Yeah, especially the HHKB.

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Khers

21 Feb 2016, 20:12

Redmaus wrote:
Khers wrote: Took some in action shots of my mug. Here's one:
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I really, really like this image
Thanks! :oops: :oops:

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matt3o
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21 Feb 2016, 20:59

metaphysical header banner :)

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Muirium
µ

21 Feb 2016, 21:00

Submissions are only valid when posted in the headers thread. I must see it in place! Click to preview doesn't work here.
photekq wrote: Yeah, especially the HHKB.
As you know, Topre switches are older than MX. Was there even a patent for the HHKB layout? And if so, when?

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matt3o
-[°_°]-

21 Feb 2016, 21:06

it's not a submission. if you want to test it I've posted a nice trick on the header thread.

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webwit
Wild Duck

21 Feb 2016, 21:53

Filled mug is too close to the keyboard! :o

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Khers

21 Feb 2016, 22:35

Nah, just the right distance to reach it while staying on home row!

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webwit
Wild Duck

21 Feb 2016, 22:41

You have no pets or offspring.

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Khers

21 Feb 2016, 22:43

I do have offspring, but she's only 9 months old and thus rather harmless. For now.

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scottc

23 Feb 2016, 23:51

Finally decided to bite the bullet and get some merch. Now I've got $60 in a basket...

How could I pass up the stickers when I can buy 6 for 50% off?! Wait, that's the the point..?

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seebart
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23 Feb 2016, 23:53

Just get a mug scott. Your an Irishman so get a mug!
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Muirium
µ

23 Feb 2016, 23:53

You're getting a nice shiny silver sticker with your GB stuff from me. Eventually…

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scottc

24 Feb 2016, 00:00

I've got a mug AND a t-shirt AND six stickers in my basket. Might pass on the stickers, but I thought I might as well get another (for a laptop or something) and getting six is just pennies more than getting one.

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seebart
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24 Feb 2016, 00:08

scottc wrote: I've got a mug AND a t-shirt AND six stickers in my basket.
Oh well you're all set then. That's some selection. I "only" got one mug, but it's nice and Mu better get that sticker to me or I'll have to make my own. I still got this one tiny transparent DT logo sticker from webwit's duck boutique, I was thinking of having that reproduced.

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