Round 5: The Cappening

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naasfu

20 Sep 2015, 23:28

thanks, 7bit! :mrgreen:

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Muirium
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20 Sep 2015, 23:36

Very smart. Highlight the 60% block. Camouflage the rest of the keyboard!

I must try that one…

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zslane

21 Sep 2015, 00:32

Beautiful. (wipes tear from eye)

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Muirium
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22 Sep 2015, 23:48

Damn, I'll have to wait for 5a to do this one:

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This is an IBM 2260 Video Display Unit, once the glass teletype of choice for a timesharing system.
https://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/gallery/gallery8.html


Related: anyone have a friend with a metal detector in Israel?
the IBM 1050 Data Terminal shown below circa 1970. This one had a keyboard, printer and punched card reader. It used the six-bit Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) code at 134.5 bps. A bunch of these shared the same telephone line with each one selected by a special prefix code. It had no internal memory, so the operator had to retype a line of data if the checksum failed. The last one I saw was buried in the Negev Desert in 1971.
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https://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/gallery/gallery7.html

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Muirium
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24 Sep 2015, 17:23

Naasfu's sneaky TKL gave me an idea. So here's my white mods in action…
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Muirium
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24 Sep 2015, 18:01

Nah, this is more my style.
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Ninja.

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usopia

24 Sep 2015, 18:20

completely black (with an accent) looks gorgeous.
:)

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zslane

24 Sep 2015, 19:15

Those mono-legends look tasty, but not being R1 really hurts the sculpted aesthetic.

I like the all-black look too...makes me anxious to try my CDC-713 colorway one day in the future.

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Muirium
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24 Sep 2015, 20:43

zslane wrote: Those mono-legends look tasty, but not being R1 really hurts the sculpted aesthetic.
Yup. I always wanted row 1 but 7bit restricted them to row 3 at some stage in Round 5's lengthy history (one of his low selling kit culls back in the day) and I stayed on them anyway. Probably shouldn't have bothered. They're nice, but context is everything. I may well try to sell them.

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caligo

25 Sep 2015, 09:48

Finally got my keycaps yesterday. They had to be posted twice – the first time DHL just took them for a quick ride through Germany and then back to 7bit in Berlin – so they've been through some interesting adventures already.

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chilldude_22

05 Oct 2015, 15:43

Very new to DT, not quite sure where to post this. But I just traded for a Round 5 set and need the following caps to make the set work with my layout. Please let me know if you have these caps and aren't using them. Thanks!

Grey Row 2 1.5u Backspace
White Row 1 1u Backslash
Grey Row 3 1.5u Modifiers
Red Row 3 Arrows
Grey Row 3 1.75u Shift
Grey Row 3 1u Fn
White 7u Spacebar

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usopia

05 Oct 2015, 23:09

Yes, your request is better off in the R5 Aftermarket Thread:
http://deskthority.net/w-a-n-t-t-o-t-r- ... 10510.html.

chilldude_22

06 Oct 2015, 14:59

usopia wrote: Yes, your request is better off in the R5 Aftermarket Thread:
http://deskthority.net/w-a-n-t-t-o-t-r- ... 10510.html.
I appreciate it. I have posted in that thread.

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tofagerl

06 Oct 2015, 17:36

SP are selling Modern Selectric on the new PMK, and the black alphas are only $30. Is it me, or do they look a lot like these alphas? Can someone who has the black alphas see if they're identical?

http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-modern-selectric-keyset/

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XMIT
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06 Oct 2015, 18:02

They are similar, yes, but note the Row 1-2-3-3-3 profile. Not the same thing!

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Muirium
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06 Oct 2015, 18:07

I'd like to know the home addresses of all these fools who keep designing such deformed keysets so I can do more than merely pity them from afar, but give them some direct feedback.

<cracks knuckles> Ow! Goddamn damp autumn atmosphere. Really must remember not to do that.

On the upside: nice that they tried to get icon mods on SA. Unfortunately, they made the mistake of trusting SP's taste:

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Blech!

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DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

06 Oct 2015, 19:01

Life is so easy for me, I like and use only Cherry stuff :lol:

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Halvar

06 Oct 2015, 19:09

Yep, you wouldn't think that SP has been making key caps for decades. It's a pity for the unusable DS molds they created.

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tofagerl

06 Oct 2015, 20:49

333? How the...? What the...? WHY THE...?!?

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Muirium
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06 Oct 2015, 21:07

Did the poop come out of the plastic pooping machine yet?

SP's QA!
DanielT wrote: Life is so easy for me, I like and use only Cherry stuff :lol:
But the price of a nice set of dyesubs makes me SAD. And that's just ISO!

If Cherry still made classic thick dyesubs like they used to, we'd be in some splendid alternate reality. But instead, we're stuck in the one where SP survived instead, only without someone in house with the least sense of objective style. We was conned!

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zslane

06 Oct 2015, 21:14

The usual rationale for lots of row 3 everywhere is the same reason DSA is popular with the alt-layout crowd. You can move the keycaps around to suit alternative layouts much easier, making the set appeal to a wider audience (making MOQs easier to hit and so forth).

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Muirium
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06 Oct 2015, 21:48

The alt layout crowd won't like that row 2 QWERTY while the others are row 3. And neither do I! Go all row 3, or all sculpted. Between those lies an unhappy medium.

Also: the alt layout crowd are a bit like me. They talk louder than their wallets! You'd think there's lots of them, but look at 7bit's sales figures for their kits. And the difficulty tipping their stuff on PMK. What sells best is whatever goes straight on a Filco.

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zslane

06 Oct 2015, 22:22

Muirium wrote: Also: the alt layout crowd are a bit like me. They talk louder than their wallets! You'd think there's lots of them, but look at 7bit's sales figures for their kits. And the difficulty tipping their stuff on PMK. What sells best is whatever goes straight on a Filco.
I certainly have a vested interested in believing this to be true (re: SA Dasher/Dancer), but a quick look at Danger Zone's order figures tells an interesting tale: it sold 617 base sets, and 152 kits between Ergo, Planck/Atomic, and UK-ISO. That means that nearly 25% of the base kits are targeting non-ANSI layouts. That's pretty significant.

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SL89

06 Oct 2015, 22:25

25% will not drive the manufacturers or the companies or GB's. They are a vocal but cheap minority. It's much easier to do what Mu said and go for the Filco ideal then it is to tailor things. Even 7bit's machine rode on the back of standard ANSI (backed up by standard ISO.)

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Muirium
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06 Oct 2015, 22:43

ANSI first, ANSI second, and ANSI third. Then ISO. Only after all of that do you start to consider the loonies!

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SL89

06 Oct 2015, 22:44

Muirium wrote: ANSI first, ANSI second, and ANSI third. Then ISO. Only after all of that do you start to consider the loonies!
Is it 'here, here' or 'hear, hear' when you agree with someone?

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zslane

06 Oct 2015, 22:51

Muirium wrote: ANSI first, ANSI second, and ANSI third. Then ISO. Only after all of that do you start to consider the loonies!
I'm a bit more draconian than that even. I would leave off the "only after that" part and stop at ANSI + ISO. Unless one small kit of around a dozen keycaps could accomodate some significant percentage of the loonies, then I could get behind that as well I suppose.

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SL89

06 Oct 2015, 23:03

The main issue is All R3 v Contoured. If its All R3 its almost a non-issue entirely. Esp with the fringe elements of the Ortholinear Liberation Front.

popkorn62

31 Oct 2015, 19:49

I forgot to include my order number when sending the payment :shock: :oops: :oops: :oops:
Who should I contact for a refund and a resubmitted payment? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Muirium
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31 Oct 2015, 20:01

Not me. This is a photo thread full of sweet hot Round 5 porn. Go find 7bit.

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