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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #200 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 21:39:52 »
I really thought this was a neat keyboard, and expected it to be selling for like $30-40.

http://v.ht/kawasaki-kb

Well, it does say "Make an Offer".   :)

Made an offer of 30 =P

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #201 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 00:46:01 »
I really thought this was a neat keyboard, and expected it to be selling for like $30-40.

http://v.ht/kawasaki-kb

Well, it does say "Make an Offer".   :)

Made an offer of 30 =P

Hey, I'd offer at least $40. But I'd include a comment like, "You DO know this is worth only $40, don't you?"
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #202 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 10:53:06 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442?hash=item239ea6751a:g:HK0AAOSwV21a1Urm
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It's a model F122. The case top has been swapped out for a M122 which is less brittle. It has APL keys. A THOUSAND DOLLARS.  :confused:

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #203 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 02:52:58 »
Well, you are sort of getting two keebs in one.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 03:11:31 »
"Hey, everybody, I'm selling this Chicony KB-5161 with White Alps...


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"How I know it has White Alps? Because I pried off one of the keys with a screwdriver, and included this photo of it in the listing..."





(Oh well! LOL)
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #205 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 08:55:15 »
Ouch! An excellent example of why non-enthusiasts are reluctant to pull key caps. Price of this board probably went down 30% or more.
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #206 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 12:17:22 »
Ouch indeed! Nothing a steady hand, some fine pliers, and a replacement cap can't solve

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #207 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 09:08:40 »
Good luck finding a replacement key, especially for vintage Alps...
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #208 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 20:49:29 »
Yeah, too bad. At least they were up-front about it. I just thought it sadly ironic that they used it to show the switch type.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #209 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 21:14:55 »

Price of this board probably went down 30% or more.


I was probably wrong. More like 80%
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #210 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 09:30:33 »
Because of one broken cap? D: vintage alps be crazy

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #211 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 12:57:01 »
Unfortunately Alps keysets are pretty hard to come by. In general, you either need to harvest another Alps keyboard, or find one of the rare Alps slider over rubber dome varieties with the same layout.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #212 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 17:13:20 »

Because of one broken cap?

I figure that a significant number of people would balk at soldering in a new switch (trivial to others) but finding a properly matching double-shot cap is going to be well-nigh impossible, rendering a "complete set's" value crippled, so that leaves the thing as little more than a switch donor board.
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018

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Starchy Cherry
« Reply #213 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 03:15:17 »
Cherry MX 11900 Black USB QWERTY Wired Keyboard & Touchpad





“In excellent working condition... with light to moderate wear including some starches.”

This no doubt explains the board's exceptional rigidity.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #214 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 03:34:23 »
Cherry MX 11900 Black USB QWERTY Wired Keyboard & Touchpad


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“In excellent working condition... with light to moderate wear including some starches.”

This no doubt explains the board's exceptional rigidity.
Keycaps are doubleshot though.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #215 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 06:37:06 »
Keycaps are doubleshot though.

1. Look at the thread you are in.
2. He is making a joke about starches, like starchy foods or starch you use to iron your clothes.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #216 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 07:27:31 »
2. He is making a joke about starches, like starchy foods or starch you use to iron your clothes.
Totally missed that.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 03 May 2018, 06:44:06 »
I love hanging out with super-literal types... You guys never fail to cheer me up.  :?)
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Model F-122, just $700 + shipping (from Taiwan)
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 00:06:21 »
These are swell classic keebs—but isn't stuff generally supposed to be cheaper in Asia?


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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 01:41:13 »
Not on eBay!
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