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purdobol

22 Nov 2019, 08:47

Muirium wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 22:34
The art of album art, I can get. (Jimi Hendrix LPs are a trip.) But the actual records themselves, not so much. It's a lot of ritual for… ritual.
Vinyls are often different masters though. By necessity they have to have certain level of dynamic range. Digital formats don't.
So there is some truth to the statement that vinyls sound better.

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Polecat

25 Nov 2019, 01:19

ABS (the company, not the plastic) M1 keyboard. Picked this up cheap. Black unbranded tactile Alps clones (wobbly/sticky), looks like it might take a complete Tai Hao keycap set. Metal plate, decent case, just needs some good switches and caps.
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JP!

14 Dec 2019, 17:00

Just bought this Fat Genovation keypad.

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Muirium
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14 Dec 2019, 19:58

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Approved.

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Scarpia

14 Dec 2019, 22:34

That THREAT key though..... :-)

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abrahamstechnology

14 Dec 2019, 22:57

Scarpia wrote:
14 Dec 2019, 22:34
That THREAT key though..... :-)
American cops want to arrest that numpad now!

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JP!

14 Dec 2019, 23:03

The THREAT is real. It's GO time!!!

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JP!

14 Dec 2019, 23:04

Muirium wrote:
14 Dec 2019, 19:58
Approved.
:lol: Just needs a matching D.o.m.i.n.o. badge.

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snacksthecat
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20 Dec 2019, 20:12

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I've never owned a "super" macro lens. This one is completely manual (i.e. you set the aperture on the lens by hand) but much cheaper than the alternatives I looked at. Excited to inundate DT with lots of closeup keyboard pics.

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Muirium
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21 Dec 2019, 02:31

That’s a telephoto, with macro legends on the side (as was the style for a long, long time). Hopefully its focal distance will keep you back a bit! Some distance, and therefore flatter perspective, should help capture the geometry you seek.

Remember to stop it down. Try f/8+ and maybe f/16 if you can bring the light.

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zrrion

31 Dec 2019, 02:38

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Got a nice M122, going to clean it up and see if I can use it at work.

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sharktastica

31 Dec 2019, 12:06

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Received my '87 SSK from the US! Pretty much pristine and untouched, at most suffering mild discolouration on the model label/birth certificate's edges.

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03 Feb 2020, 15:06

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snuci
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12 Feb 2020, 17:48

Looks like the sales on IBM SSKs has already started. Managed to pick this up.
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This is likely someone who wasn't familiar with SSKs and their value

orihalcon

13 Feb 2020, 02:18

Haha, I didn't think that SSK owner knew what it was worth, otherwise would have put that in the title :D

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zrrion

13 Feb 2020, 03:21

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not entirely sure whats under the hood, but it looks great so I don't care all that much

John Doe

13 Feb 2020, 05:03

zrrion wrote:
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not entirely sure whats under the hood, but it looks great so I don't care all that much
Thats really cool, rare to see, like the layout.

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zrrion

18 Feb 2020, 05:49

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Stuff keeps going for min bid so I guess I'm getting another board sooner than I thought lol. Should have Olympia clears.

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dcopellino

19 Feb 2020, 18:07

wiki/Focus_FK-5001 - Variant A
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on feebay, though :shock:

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ZedTheMan

19 Feb 2020, 18:49

zrrion wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 05:49
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Stuff keeps going for min bid so I guess I'm getting another board sooner than I thought lol. Should have Olympia clears.
Nice! I debated going for that, but decided to save some cash.

Hope it's nice!

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Khers

20 Feb 2020, 20:22

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Terrible white balance. Thanks phone.

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ZedTheMan

20 Feb 2020, 23:18

So you're the one that bought that one! I am jealous of those caps. Unless I am thinking of another C.itoh

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Khers

21 Feb 2020, 05:59

ZedTheMan wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 23:18
So you're the one that bought that one! I am jealous of those caps. Unless I am thinking of another C.itoh
The keycaps are the reason you buy this particular board. Alps spring over membrane is not too far off Cherry MY. This one was on the Swedish auction site Tradera a couple of days ago.

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ZedTheMan

21 Feb 2020, 07:57

Ah, must not be the same one. The one I found had skcl greens and was on eBay.

Nice get!

RiverDax

21 Feb 2020, 11:07

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jawarara

24 Feb 2020, 23:05

ZedTheMan wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:57
Ah, must not be the same one. The one I found had skcl greens and was on eBay.

Nice get!
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I picked up the C.Itoh/CIE Terminals with greens on ebay :D. The caps are in outstanding condition. They are doubleshot, medium thickness and I think ABS (based on weight, sound and smoothness of the sides). No sign of yellowing. They are pretty steeply sculpted and have fairly flat tops (maybe slightly spherical).

Really not sure what to do with it. The layout is super weird. As is, it's not usable with anything (I'd have to reverse engineer the protocol which uses a 1/4" "headphone" jack). But it's in such good condition, I'd hate to rape it for the caps and switches. What would you do with it?

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ZedTheMan

24 Feb 2020, 23:12

jawarara wrote:
24 Feb 2020, 23:05
ZedTheMan wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:57
Ah, must not be the same one. The one I found had skcl greens and was on eBay.

Nice get!
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I picked up the C.Itoh/CIE Terminals with greens on ebay :D. The caps are in outstanding condition. They are doubleshot, medium thickness and I think ABS (based on weight, sound and smoothness of the sides). No sign of yellowing. They are pretty steeply sculpted and have fairly flat tops (maybe slightly spherical).

Really not sure what to do with it. The layout is super weird. As is, it's not usable with anything (I'd have to reverse engineer the protocol which uses a 1/4" "headphone" jack). But it's in such good condition, I'd hate to rape it for the caps and switches. What would you do with it?
Hey, look at that, it shows up! Glad it's got a home. Personally I'd open it up and see if it's just a bare matrix or if it's got circuitry for a protocol. If it's got diodes NKRO conversion is relatively simple.

Or, I'd trade it to ZedTheMan for an OmniMac Ultra, and let him do the work of making it usable. :)

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E3E

24 Feb 2020, 23:25

jawarara wrote:
24 Feb 2020, 23:05
ZedTheMan wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:57
Ah, must not be the same one. The one I found had skcl greens and was on eBay.

Nice get!
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I picked up the C.Itoh/CIE Terminals with greens on ebay :D. The caps are in outstanding condition. They are doubleshot, medium thickness and I think ABS (based on weight, sound and smoothness of the sides). No sign of yellowing. They are pretty steeply sculpted and have fairly flat tops (maybe slightly spherical).

Really not sure what to do with it. The layout is super weird. As is, it's not usable with anything (I'd have to reverse engineer the protocol which uses a 1/4" "headphone" jack). But it's in such good condition, I'd hate to rape it for the caps and switches. What would you do with it?
Most of the caps are free from yellowing, you're right, except for the top row.

The profile these keycaps are part of is something I've called "MSX" profile for a long time now as a provisional name. Caps of this family all have very similar features, molds, and so on. The tops are unfortunately very flat, despite the spherical appearance of MSX profile caps. All that have been found so far are ABS. If yours are doubleshots, then they definitely are.

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Your board is similar to this Heath 163-17 I have and also has Row 0 sculpt caps. Very nice find. That CIE looks very nice and clean.

jawarara

24 Feb 2020, 23:48

Yeah, that top row does have a bit of discoloration. The picture makes it seem more exaggerated than it looks IRL. I can see it if I hold it up to very bright lights and at a pretty steep angle. The build quality looks to be about the same as a model m, tough heavy plastic and similar overall weight. There's a speaker in the bottom. I'll open it up tonight and get some pics. I might be open to trades, but am not really sure what I'd rather have. I don't use vintage keyboards day to day, but I do like "modernized" alps boards — usually 60% size. Certainly on the lookout for skcm blues and browns.

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ZedTheMan

25 Feb 2020, 00:48

DCA Irmakey/3270 keyboard

Vintage cherry MX clear "soft click" switches (very early click-jacket), and some superblacks.
They lack the cam found on other early cherry click switches. I gotta take one of these apart and document!

Some nice, but thin, dye sub pbt caps.
Build quality is pretty solid, with a metal backplate, metal mounting plate, and fairly decent plastic case.
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