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Offline fohat.digs

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Alps good find but maybe not great
« on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:19:24 »
My favorite keyboard after the 122-key Model F, appears to be in excellent condition with little or no yellowing. I would say that the price is quite fair.

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"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air. A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?" - Donald Trump - Turning Point USA speech - 2019-12-22

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Re: Alps good find but maybe not great
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 10:32:10 »
Cool find. Might go for it later if it’s still available.
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Re: Alps good find but maybe not great
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 18:04:31 »
Thanks. What's a reliable method to convert that cable to USB. Does a simple off the shelf PS/2 converter work?

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Re: Alps good find but maybe not great
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 07:53:17 »
Yes, and you could also buy a male-to-male mini-DIN 6 cable to eliminate an adapter.

But be careful, some "PS/2" cables are made for mice and lack enough wires inside, even though it looks like they have the right pins from the outside. That is what I do with Northgates because I loathe coiled cables.
« Last Edit: Sun, 20 October 2019, 07:54:58 by fohat.digs »
"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air. A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?" - Donald Trump - Turning Point USA speech - 2019-12-22