Best input device photo 2015

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webwit
Wild Duck

27 Nov 2015, 22:02

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Please suggest nominees for the Best input device photo in 2015. You have to give a short motivation for each suggestion. The photo must have been published since November 2014. You cannot nominate yourself.

By voting in the third round of this category, you can win a Quick Fire Rapid SI and a yet-to-be-released mouse from Cooler Master!

The first round ends on Thursday 3 December, 00:00hrs UTC.

Current suggestions:

Please see below.

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seebart
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27 Nov 2015, 22:10

I'd like to nominate Madhias sleek and very clean HHKB shot:

http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/rando ... 0-660.html
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ramnes 60%, awesome use of light:

http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/post- ... 4-780.html
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chzel

27 Nov 2015, 22:15


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guk
1896 Vintage Reds

27 Nov 2015, 22:27

I'd like to nominate Ramnes for setting priorities.

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 00:43

Fresh today, Pompom58's Goupil Golf:

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http://deskthority.net/post268309.html#p268309

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 02:10

And Ramnes' French Olivetti KBD 2812

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http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/frenc ... ml#p268559

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vsev

28 Nov 2015, 09:24

I agree with Chzel, HAL made one really nice pic !

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 11:34

Yeah, I was going to nominate that one if Chzel hadn't beat me to it. When I saw the shot earlier in the year, I knew HAL had a contender for his second win of this award!

andrewjoy

28 Nov 2015, 11:40

HAL ! No questions asked.

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 11:44

The isn't a vote yet. Pick your own nominations!

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

28 Nov 2015, 13:21

No offence, but the main subject on the picture should be an input device, not HAL's face! :lol:

(or maybe we should have an other award for keyboards related pictures?)

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 13:47

The human touch did him well last year. That's why that picture is my favourite to win this year, too. Keyboards can look great by themselves, but there's no sense of story without a person in the frame.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

28 Nov 2015, 14:31

Yeah, and already last year I felt like the photo was awesome, but not a "input device photo" though. :)

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

28 Nov 2015, 14:36

ramnes wrote: No offence, but the main subject on the picture should be an input device, not HAL's face! :lol:

(or maybe we should have an other award for keyboards related pictures?)
Agreed, there's too little "input device" in that shot IMO.

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chzel

28 Nov 2015, 14:41

Oh, cmon, with that logic Pompom58's Goupil shot that Mu proposed is predominantly a cable photo?
In HAL's pic almost half the frame is the keyboard, and it's in the foreground! In our face (and HAL's)! And the feeling is there!

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 15:00

Besides, last year I did nominate a cable shot by Paranoid. No objections then! A crop of it has been one of DT's brighter headers for well over a year now.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

28 Nov 2015, 15:53

I would like to nominate Madhias' Realforce (even if I don't like Realforce keyboards myself):

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Muirium
µ

28 Nov 2015, 18:08

How about his SSK? Officially nominated:

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Madhias knows how to frame a moody shot!

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

28 Nov 2015, 18:38

Muirium wrote: How about his SSK? Officially nominated:

Madhias knows how to frame a moody shot!
Yes, a very worthy nomination!

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

28 Nov 2015, 18:55

I don't like the Checkeys :(

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7bit

30 Nov 2015, 09:58


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DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

01 Dec 2015, 11:55

My nomination is Mµ and his shot of Round5 :
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Round5 is something so "DT" and this photo is everything this GB was supposed to be, Mµ captured the essence of it.

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Muirium
µ

01 Dec 2015, 12:04

Thanks! I think it's the best picture I took this year. Right on the day Round 5 arrived.

Nominations close tonight? Here's a thread to sift through for the year's best pics:
http://deskthority.net/deskthority-f17/ ... 2-810.html
And as always:
http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/rando ... ml#p202287

And especially if you're 7bit:
http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/round ... 10938.html


Meanwhile, another must-nominate: Madhias' SSK at Work

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http://deskthority.net/post233152.html#p233152

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Muirium
µ

01 Dec 2015, 12:19

Photekq's NCR cased Cherry G81-3081SAF
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http://deskthority.net/post233152.html#p233152

Snoopy's Brobot Proto on an industrial Model M of some variety
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http://deskthority.net/post204359.html#p204359

Another Madhias shot: Bro Stump on a Realforce
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http://deskthority.net/post204381.html#p204381

Mr_A500's Honeywell numpad:
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http://deskthority.net/post236487.html#p236487

Seebart's Fujitsu N860-2505-T00201A 2nd Generation leaf springs
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http://deskthority.net/post208266.html#p208266

Zts' SIIG MiniTouch
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http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/rando ... ml#p214767

Mr_A500's bizarrely posed Micro Switch something or another…
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http://deskthority.net/post217942.html#p217942

Billnye's MX5000
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http://deskthority.net/post229605.html#p229605

Wlhlm's Nixdorf with a vital message for us all
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http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/rando ... ml#p245132

Seebart's Keytronic in the buff
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http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/rando ... ml#p246255

Seebart's 1970(!) Micro Switch
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http://deskthority.net/post267528.html#p267528

And his MICRO SWITCH 68SD15-1-E:
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Mr_A500's 1979 Cherry Pro
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http://deskthority.net/post261622.html#p261622

Madhias yet again, doing the impossible: making a black HHKB with white caps look good! — So good that it's already nominated in fact. So how about his impossibly clean shot of Round 5?
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http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/round ... ml#p245032

Or indeed The Moody?
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Snoopy's sweet regret
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http://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/d ... ml#p248473

Naasfu's elegant composition Round 5 TKL on geometric pattern
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http://deskthority.net/post254694.html#p254694

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Muirium
µ

01 Dec 2015, 12:37

No self nominations, eh? Even after all that! Well, suggestions from the same sources if anyone else takes a fancy… It is definitely harder to be objective about your own pictures than other people's. So let other people pick! I'm, um, just assisting…

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photekq
Cherry Picker

01 Dec 2015, 14:23

So are we allowed self nominations or not? :!:

Also, I gotta say that wlhlm's Nixdorf is in fact my Nixdorf. Still his photo though :mrgreen:

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Muirium
µ

01 Dec 2015, 14:42

photekq wrote: So are we allowed self nominations or not? :!:
No, we're not. But let's backstratch around the rules like good democrats! What pictures of yours do you think deserve a nomination? You can see mine in the spoiler above.

I'm sure that this category needs a relaxation of the ban on self-nomination. Next year I propose we allow one picture's worth of self-nomination each. Then we can resort to horsetrading like usual!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

01 Dec 2015, 16:26

Muirium wrote:
photekq wrote: So are we allowed self nominations or not? :!:
No, we're not. But let's backstratch around the rules like good democrats! What pictures of yours do you think deserve a nomination? You can see mine in the spoiler above.

I'm sure that this category needs a relaxation of the ban on self-nomination. Next year I propose we allow one picture's worth of self-nomination each. Then we can resort to horsetrading like usual!
Fixed that for you.

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Muirium
µ

01 Dec 2015, 16:27

I don't see the rule against quid pro quo nominations!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

01 Dec 2015, 16:35

Muirium wrote: I don't see the rule against quid pro quo nominations!
Lying remains lying even if you cross your fingers behind your back.
Or in other words: a rule does not consist only of its wording itself,
but also of the specific objective it has been set for.

Gosh, I feel so old-fashioned at times…

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