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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #350 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 16:43:29 »
Because I have a fetish for small, precisely organized, brightly colored objects?
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #351 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:51:22 »
Because I have a fetish for small, precisely organized, brightly colored objects?

* rowdy backs away slowly
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s 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: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #352 on: Tue, 05 September 2017, 06:03:29 »
Because it's a pretty good forum and forums are in my opinion a far healthier and more enjoyable alternative to social media.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #353 on: Sat, 17 March 2018, 03:03:03 »
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


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Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.
Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it's all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well. – Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #354 on: Sat, 17 March 2018, 08:13:37 »
Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.

You have to join with your keyboard to be a part of geekhack.  :eek:
The m0ar empty you feel,  the m0ar space for Keycaps..

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #355 on: Sat, 17 March 2018, 17:49:09 »
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


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Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s 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: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #356 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 19:15:13 »
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


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Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #357 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 20:49:15 »
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


(Attachment Link)


Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)

Although some people do join and lurk.

Sometimes for years!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s 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: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #358 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 20:50:45 »

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)

Participation is wonderful! Where do I join?
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #359 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:45:34 »
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
I proxy anything including keyboards (キーボード / 鍵盤), from both Japan (日本) and China (中國). For more information, you may visit my dedicated webpage here: https://www.keyboards.es/proxying.html

View my current and past keyboards here: https://deskthority.net/wiki/User:Blaise170

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #360 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:51:43 »
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
It's like going to a yankees game with a mets jersey on.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #361 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:56:09 »
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
It's like going to a yankees game with a mets jersey on.

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So I don't get a special badge?  :-\
I proxy anything including keyboards (キーボード / 鍵盤), from both Japan (日本) and China (中國). For more information, you may visit my dedicated webpage here: https://www.keyboards.es/proxying.html

View my current and past keyboards here: https://deskthority.net/wiki/User:Blaise170

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #362 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 09:07:23 »
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?

Inquiring minds need to know, is it daytime all the time over in Deskthority land or do they have a night theme as well?

Any secret and not so secret society worth joining needs some velvety dark backdrops.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #363 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 09:20:54 »
There's no official dark theme, but there are a few CSS modifications out there.
I proxy anything including keyboards (キーボード / 鍵盤), from both Japan (日本) and China (中國). For more information, you may visit my dedicated webpage here: https://www.keyboards.es/proxying.html

View my current and past keyboards here: https://deskthority.net/wiki/User:Blaise170