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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 30 October 2017, 23:15:56 »
Amazing but true: Government policy makers get more of their information from keyboard-forum sigs than anywhere else!

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 31 October 2017, 07:53:57 »

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"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 08:09:00 »
Its an interesting looking keyboard, but it's being advertised as  a Hall effect board - looks kinda membraney to me - guessing ST series from the part no. :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Micro-Switch-Keyboard-SD-03441-83ST13-5E-Early-Computer-Hall-Effect/192355831036?hash=item2cc94d0cfc:g:lHQAAOSwjyhZ~8iN

181694-0


It's only $349.99 so would someone buy it and let me know for sure?

EDIT: I do think it's a cool looking board and am curious about it. After all membrane doesn't mean bad (I like my model M). Has anyone tried a Micro Switch ST series board? I would just be disappointed if I bought this expecting Micro Switch Hall effect switches.
« Last Edit: Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:31:27 by OldIsNew »

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 11 November 2017, 01:26:12 »
Don't you love those old DS tildes?:





Now that's a tilde. No fooling around there.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 12 November 2017, 19:49:12 »
Don't you love those old DS tildes?:


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Now that's a tilde. No fooling around there.


Looks more like a sine wave than a tilde.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 12 November 2017, 19:59:59 »
It's a half of infinity symbol.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 03:56:32 »
Looks more like a sine wave than a tilde.

Or a mustache.



Amazing but true: Government policy makers get more of their information from keyboard-forum sigs than anywhere else!

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 11:09:17 »
HAHAHA!  Love all the tilde comments!  But, yes, if you're going to tilde--that's the one.  Almost looks like a hairpiece for the backwards apostrophe.  :))

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 14 November 2017, 07:08:16 »
@Ander that's a good one.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 14 November 2017, 21:19:44 »
Its an interesting looking keyboard, but it's being advertised as  a Hall effect board - looks kinda membraney to me - guessing ST series from the part no.

I saw that yesterday browsing eBay, I couldn't help but send that man a message.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 15 November 2017, 04:37:55 »
Cherry G81-3000 SPD without keycaps for USD 98.21 plus shipping. Stabilizers supports are also missing so the board is pretty much unusable.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 19:15:32 »
Only $2200!  :eek:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1394950-NEW-OLD-STOCK-IBM-INDUSTRIAL-ENHANCED-101-KEY-CLICKY-KEYBOARD-1394946/162030404345

Well, it is NIB, and you don't see many NIB Industrials... I sure wouldn't spend that much, but someone out there is probably hysterical enough.

Then there's this:


182355-0


Some people really know how to sell a product, don't they?
Amazing but true: Government policy makers get more of their information from keyboard-forum sigs than anywhere else!

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 19:43:15 »
At that price the $100 shipping seems like a bargain!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 23:22:12 »
Only $2200!  :eek:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1394950-NEW-OLD-STOCK-IBM-INDUSTRIAL-ENHANCED-101-KEY-CLICKY-KEYBOARD-1394946/162030404345

Well, it is NIB, and you don't see many NIB Industrials... I sure wouldn't spend that much, but someone out there is probably hysterical enough.

Then there's this:


(Attachment Link)


Some people really know how to sell a product, don't they?

[sing to brass monkey by beastie boys]
That's clunky
that M's so clunky
so clunky
we think it's money