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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 30 March 2015, 07:31:08 »
I don't think adding something that barely even is a thing would be useful. I mean the thread is only 2 pages long, and there are no pictures apart from 3D renders of it yet. If it becomes more popular, sure.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #151 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 14:57:43 »
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 15:10:35 »
Original.  It really stands for original gangster. One of the first people in a gang. In this context it means original though.
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« Reply #153 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 18:36:40 »
Original.  It really stands for original gangster. One of the first people in a gang. In this context it means original though.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 08 June 2016, 04:18:44 »
5. Scoops are just better than bars.

What are Scoops/Bars? Those aren't mentioned in the glossary.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 08 June 2016, 05:41:18 »
5. Scoops are just better than bars.

What are Scoops/Bars? Those aren't mentioned in the glossary.

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They are differences on the F and J keys to help touch-typists find the home keys.

Bars are short raised sections along the lower edge of the keycap.

Scoops are where the keycaps are dished slightly more than the other keys.

There are also nubs - small raised pimples usually in the centre of the keycap, although you're more likely to find those on the 5 key on a numeric keypad.

Bars are, of course, the best option out of these :p
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 08 June 2016, 08:26:47 »
Bars are short raised sections along the lower edge of the keycap.

Scoops are where the keycaps are dished slightly more than the other keys.

There are also nubs - small raised pimples usually in the centre of the keycap, although you're more likely to find those on the 5 key on a numeric keypad.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 10 June 2016, 17:02:55 »
5. Scoops are just better than bars.

What are Scoops/Bars? Those aren't mentioned in the glossary.

Welcome to Geekhack!

They are differences on the F and J keys to help touch-typists find the home keys.

Bars are short raised sections along the lower edge of the keycap.

Scoops are where the keycaps are dished slightly more than the other keys.

There are also nubs - small raised pimples usually in the centre of the keycap, although you're more likely to find those on the 5 key on a numeric keypad.

Bars are, of course, the best option out of these :p

So far for me, bars have been the only option haha. Seems like the other two are unique to keyboard hobbyist shops or vintage keyboards. IDK about the raised dots, maybe for the older cellphone keypads?
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 14:01:39 »
Two terms I keep seeing are 'Alps' which I think is a switch manufacturer?? and  '1800' and that's one that I'm not sure of, might be worth adding...
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 10:00:39 »
Alps is a switch manufacturer and 1800 refers to a compressed keyboard layout that includes a Numpad.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #160 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 11:43:05 »
Alps is a switch manufacturer and 1800 refers to a compressed keyboard layout that includes a Numpad.

Awesome thanks! That helps. Would be a good addition to the list

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #161 on: Sat, 29 October 2016, 12:35:27 »
Alps is a switch manufacturer and 1800 refers to a compressed keyboard layout that includes a Numpad.

Awesome thanks! That helps. Would be a good addition to the list

Alps can also refer to a stem/mount design for keycaps. The Alps mount is used by Alps switches and by Matias switches and looks like this:

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 02 November 2016, 15:02:31 »
ANSI should be in this glossary as well

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 10 November 2016, 18:50:30 »
Also BigAss.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #164 on: Sun, 20 November 2016, 01:40:02 »
Also BigAss.

Just means extra large super big.  Not really a keyboard-specific term.

Often used in reference to Enter keys that are abnormally large.
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #165 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 17:15:15 »
Can't wait for the rest.

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #166 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 19:05:47 »
Does OP ever get updated on this?

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #167 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 20:46:44 »
Does OP ever get updated on this?

OP is still an abbrev for original post or poster ;)
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #168 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 23:25:50 »
OP is still an abbrev for original post or poster ;)
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #169 on: Fri, 06 January 2017, 09:23:19 »
OP is still an abbrev for original post or poster ;)
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #170 on: Fri, 06 January 2017, 09:38:49 »
OP is still an abbrev for original post or poster ;)
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OP is still an abbrev for original post or poster ;)
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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 10:36:10 »
Does OP ever get updated on this?

Yeah just update it!

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Re: The Geekhack Glossary
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 13:01:01 »
Alps need some love.
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