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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
And if I hit my monitor with a hammer, it will stop working, therefore it must be a cheap toy.

Yep, that is the same logic.
Seriously? Is this your final answer?

That's the dumbest analogy I have ever seen. Period. Don't try to make a comparison until you know the difference for yourself, or else you'll just fail as you did here. I can't even begin to find a way to explain why this analogy is as dumb as it is. That's how dumb it is. I mean, it's so dumb, I'm at a loss for words.
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Vitaminx:

I think that by the time you are no longer able to use the PS/2 connector, you'll be able to use a PS/2 to USB adapter and even still get NKRO. I mean, I think by the time this happens, it may be no different. Like, boards that feature NKRO will work just the same over USB as they do/did over PS/2.


But "NKRO" is not a listed feature for any of these boards.
Probably so. Either way I doubt I'll be upgrading my hardware anytime soon.
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Probably so. Either way I doubt I'll be upgrading my hardware anytime soon.
Well, the keyboard will last 15-20 years.
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Seriously? Is this your final answer?

That's the dumbest analogy I have ever seen. Period. Don't try to make a comparison until you know the difference for yourself.
I did take it a bit to the extreme, but it is still the same type of test you are doing on the keyboard. Taking something that has a specific purpose, that is intended to be used a certain way, and abusing it in a way that it is in no way guaranteed to perform well in.
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
I did take it a bit to the extreme, but it is still the same type of test you are doing on the keyboard. Taking something that has a specific purpose, that is intended to be used a certain way, and abusing it in a way that it is in no way guaranteed to perform well in.
Wrong, actually. You see, I am simultaneously comparing it to my Majestouch. Prior to acquiring the Majestouch (which is my first and only mechanical keyboard), that test didn't make me go "OMG WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP!" because I still didn't know any better. When I picked up the Lycosa and tried to bend it, I kinda said out loud, "Ok. Yeah. So what? What's the big deal here?" But once I acquired the Majestouch, I finally understood. It's a HUGE difference. It's a difference you yourself are unable to understand for the very same reasons.

So again: you are literally incapable of understanding right now because you still don't have a mechanical keyboard. I was the same way. And y'know what? This isn't a put-down; it just is the way it is. It's really not a big deal. What you have is just pure, honest ignorance.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/21/10 at 7:16pm
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Well, the keyboard will last 15-20 years.
True enough. I mainly want to see all this fuss over the PS/2 interface for myself. I can always exchange it during the 30 day period for a USB one if needed. And hopefully my system lasts a good 5 + years before its considered outdated
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post #10147 of 14565
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If I remember correctly, then I believe that a board needs to have a special PS/2 controller inside of it for it to function through a USB to PS/2 adapter regardless of whether or not the board itself features NKRO. I mean, I think I remember something about how that in order for a USB keyboard to function through a USB to PS/2 adapter, then it needed to have been purposefully designed for it.
That is correct. Therefore, just because a board has NKRO diodes, does not mean it will work with a ps/2 adapter . Its controller must also support ps/2.

In Deck's case, they have two separate controllers as far as I can tell, which I find a bit odd but whatever.
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post #10148 of 14565
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True enough. I mainly want to see all this fuss over the PS/2 interface for myself. I can always exchange it during the 30 day period for a USB one if needed. And hopefully my system lasts a good 5 + years before its considered outdated
What? It's already outdated. Didn't you know that 775 is dead?

(says the guy who loves his own sig rig)

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That is correct. Therefore, just because a board has NKRO diodes, does not mean it will work with a ps/2 adapter . Its controller must also support ps/2.

In Deck's case, they have two separate controllers as far as I can tell, which I find a bit odd but whatever.
Yep. That's why I made the mention that if one of the features includes "NKRO" or "N-Key Rollover", then I believe it stands to reason that it also includes this controller. But that's based on what I've seen so far and nothing else.
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My favorite analogy is "CRTs and PS/2 keyboards, a marriage made in heaven."

Oh, and the Sidewinder X4. NKRO but doesn't work with the Purple Dongle.
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My favorite analogy is "CRTs and PS/2 keyboards, a marriage made in heaven."

Oh, and the Sidewinder X4. NKRO but doesn't work with the Purple Dongle.
That keyboard does not have NKRO. It's more like...... 26KRO or whatever it is.

And it's not a dongle. It's an adapter. Although, "dongle" is a funny word.
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