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Oh man, I've not listened to the Dropkick Murphys in ages! I'll get on that tomorrow, biggrin.gif

Not a band, but she is a very talented, and beautiful, solo artist;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKIM3SkR45I

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So anyway.... I find her derivative of the whole Duffy/AmyWinerehab London pop crowd but the show sounds like it would be good.

And British Pop goes through this retro doowop phase frequently.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvZSdCTcS-A"]Paul McCartney![/ame]
written by the incomparable Kirsty MacColl
Edited by ripster - 3/8/11 at 10:19am
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More guide updates today.

New keyboards added, some errors correct (thanks to those who pointed it out.)

If there is anything else I need to do, please post or PM me and I will get to changing it ASAP.
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For the Unicomps, you say the keyboard has 3KRO, which they don't. In fact, I don't think it's even possible for a keyboard to have 3KRO.

Also, I might post up some things about the Alps sections in a while.
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Originally Posted by ch_123;12658265 
For the Unicomps, you say the keyboard has 3KRO, which they don't. In fact, I don't think it's even possible for a keyboard to have 3KRO.

Also, I might post up some things about the Alps sections in a while.
Well that was rolled over from Manyak's version.

Are they 2KRO?
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I'd drop the DSI BigFont.

The old dudes hang out at Geekhack.
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I'd drop the DSI BigFont.

The old dudes hang out at Geekhack.
It's cheap, for the most part no reason to drop it. At $45 + Shipping it could be a nice introductory board to people looking for a mechanical board.

Beyond that; it's compatible with the OCN Alps cap; so you can have a bit of fun with it as well.
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I thought yellow Alps clones were linear?
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I thought yellow Alps clones were linear?
They are, I just goofed.
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On the DSI Big Font I'd probably use "easy to read" rather than "easy to see".
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I ended up rewriting your Alps section. There was a lot of stuff there that was irrelevant or inaccurate.

Black Alps

Type: Tactile Mechanical Switch
Tactile: Yes
Clicky: No
Actuation Force: Complicated 70g, Simplified 60g
Key Travel: 3.5mm

[size=-1]Black Alps are one of the two most common Alps switch types. Many people do not like these switches due to the fact that they are stiff, bottom out hard, and tend to develop friction in the travel as they wear. Nonetheless, they are an improvement over most rubber dome keyboards.

There are two different types of Black Alps switch - an older type known as the "Complicated" due to the large number of parts in the switch, and a newer type known as the "Simplified", which was manufactured by Alps and some other companies. Complicated switches are common in many older keyboards, particularly the Dell AT101W, which is a very common mechanical keyboard from the 1990s.

The most well known Simplified Black switch is made by a company called Fukka, and was used in the ABS M1. The Fukka switch has less resistance, but many claim that it provides less solid tactility than the Complicated switch.[/size]

White Alps

Type: Clicky & Tactile Mechanical Switch
Tactile: Yes
Clicky: Yes
Actuation Force: 60g-70g (Force Diagram)
Key Travel: 3.5mm

[size=-1]White Alps are one of the two most most common Alps switch types. These are far more popular than the Black switches due to more pronounced tactility, and the lower force requirements of some versions. Like the Black Alps, White Alps are much easier to bottom out on compared with other mechanical keyswitch designs.

As with the Black switch. there are Complicated and Simplified White switches. The two most popular Simplified White switches are the Fukka and the XM. The XM is almost universally considered to be a terrible switch, it was used on some older Filco Zero models, and some vintage keyboards. The Fukka switch is quite popular, and some people prefer them over the Complicated switch. It is used on some current production Alps keyboards such as current production Filco Zeros, Matias keyboards and some others. Complicated White switches were used on some well made keyboards from the 90s such as the Northgate and Focus keyboards.

There are also a variety of White Alps-like switches of varying quality. Some, like the SMK Monterey, are considered very pleasant to type on.[/size]
Edited by ch_123 - 3/8/11 at 1:34pm
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