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Off Topic / Re: TP, please help me understand gaming 4k monitor vs 4k tv
« Last post by Belfong on Sun, 19 November 2017, 05:42:06 »
I just don't understand why they don't make G-Sync-IPS-1080p gaming monitor. I am prepare to throw money at them, but they just don't make one, not Asus, not Dell. All they have are TN panels, which is not what I wanted. Sure, there is a G-Sync-IPS-1440p but my stupid GTX1060 cannot power it.
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Interest Checks / [IC] SA Swiss by Maxkeys
« Last post by SiegeTowers on Sun, 19 November 2017, 05:41:56 »
So hi! I am siegetowers, and I am back! Haha.

Red on white anyone?

182455-0

Was thinking of just a clean set and instead of having fancy novelties, let's just make it with huge compatibility?

How do you feel about this?
Let me know down below!
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] QMK G80-1800 PCB
« Last post by maartenwut on Sun, 19 November 2017, 05:41:19 »
Nice to hear! Would you mind posting some pictures of the pcb?
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Keyboards / Re: Model# of Topre Japan market multi actuation?
« Last post by _PixelNinja on Sun, 19 November 2017, 05:06:51 »
Topre said during the reveal of the R2s that ANSI will be deployed in 2018.
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Keyboards / Re: IBM Keyboards
« Last post by matt2dlg on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:27:15 »
If you want completely plug and play, Unicomp is the way to go...

Yeah, Unicomps are great—a somewhat different experience from vintage IBM/Lexmark M's (lighter construction, more resonant sound, and a sort of famous "creak" when you pick them up—but not when you use them). But most of them are USB, and lightly-used ones regularly appear on eBay when people find they're too loud for the office.

But if you want a IBM Model M then check out orihalcon's cables. Absolutely worth the price...

If you get a standard M with a PS/2 connector, you don't need a Soarer's cable; all you need is an active PS/2-to-USB converter. I recommend this cable type:


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(The mouse connector is optional.) They're only a few bucks shipped, work great, and don't block your other USB ports like the "blue cube" converters do.

Maybe you meant "F" instead of "M" ?
The reason I recommend the cable over the cube, is that it also offers reprogramming. Extra useful if you have a terminal board with all of those function keys.

See my signature ;)
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Keyboards / Re: Model# of Topre Japan market multi actuation?
« Last post by gruener_Salat on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:15:35 »
FYI, Topre has a new dedicated website for their Realforce products:
www.realforce.co.jp

You're probably referring to at least one of the full sized JIS boards found under this link:
http://www.realforce.co.jp/products/index_office.html

Thanks for the link. Great overview.
The white/dark grey combo...hoping they'll do it in ANSI.
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Keyboard Keycaps / Re: One more starving artisan in the mix
« Last post by MightyMush on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:07:40 »
Little update:

Finally set up an etsy shop, check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MushCaps?ref=search_shop_redirect

Thanks guys!
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Keyboard Keycaps / Re: GMK does ABS justice!
« Last post by gruener_Salat on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:07:34 »
Shiny OG dyesub PBT is where the real truth is. Feels like GMK++

This is absolutely true, sir.
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] CNC Aluminum Case for Topre RealForce TKL keyboards
« Last post by exitfire401 on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:03:55 »
OK guys and gals. This is happening.

I'm still working out some final production details like the packaging, etc., but I realized that there's no reason to hold up the GB for that. I've got the WKL thing worked out, the hard anodizing, the PCB, and the cable, which I think are the things that really matter. So I'm going to try to get the GB up sometime this coming week.

I'm going to leave it open for a decently long time (like, through Christmas), but if the numbers are enough and the factory is amenable, I may do two batches—so there is definitely reason to order earlier rather than later if you can. Same applies to the powder coat finishes. The shop is amazing but super slow and does everything in batches, so ordering powder finishes early is particularly advantageous, as where possible with them I do finishes on a first-come-first-served basis.

I've also got all the info now that I need to figure out the pricing; I just need to do some number-crunching in Excel. I'll share that info as soon as I come up with it. :)

My other task this weekend: take pictures!

I would love if you could do two batches. I know for a fact that I'm going to be spending most of my expendable funds on things like gifts for my family and friends. I would love to get in on this GB, but some things have to take priority over spending more money on myself.

It wouldn’t be two group buys but rather two shipments from the orders in this single GB.

For those who are pressed with financial demands of the season, my Shopify store is set up to take PayPal, which makes PayPal Credit available. Usually for purchases over $99, PP credit gives six months with no interest if you pay it off within the six months. For whatever that’s worth. (I use this when buying stuff all the time myself when I don’t have all the cash on hand at the moment.)

Alright, I officially love you for this.
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Keyboards / Re: I'm REALLY trying to like Topre...
« Last post by tp4tissue on Sun, 19 November 2017, 04:03:54 »

TP, that is where you and I differ. Sure you can snag cheap TV's. Compared to a $16,000 60" TV, well there is no comparison. It is night and day.

However, being frugal as a lifestyle is commendable. Not being engrossed by consumption. In that regard, as usual I share your views even though I do not practice them.

I am okay financially and even if I buy some good stuff my family will still get what they need upon my demise. Do I need these things? Absolutely not! I have been encompassed by consumption. I admit it. So in that regard TP, regardless of your finances you are a better person than I. It is difficult to maintain such a philosophy in Established countries today. To resist the urge is exceptional. 

I admit they're Different,  but the difference in price is exponential.  while the improvement in user experience is not.


At some point when the difference in performance had been MUCH larger, back in earlier 2000s when plasma first came out,  yea $16,000 made sense.


But it's not that large a gap today for TVs.


I'm not arguing the merit of CHOICE with you,  only that the technical differences between tvs today is not large enough to justify the gap.


JUST AS, a topre is NOT worth $200 while the Clones are $50 retail, $10 to produce.
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