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I hit a wall with 6-KRO on THPS, but it's only when I'm doing something that needs the most commands lol. That game you use both hands on the keyboard.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater?
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater?
Yeah, I have a world record in THPS3, and use the keyboard. You end up needing a pretty decent one.
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Yeah, I have a world record in THPS3, and use the keyboard. You end up needing a pretty decent one.
Ah; wasn't sure. I had/have THPS 3 & 4 for the PS2, people use to give me crap online because I was "better" than them. But I told them it was because i was using a keyboard.
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Ah; wasn't sure. I had/have THPS 3 & 4 for the PS2, people use to give me crap online because I was "better" than them. But I told them it was because i was using a keyboard.
Having a keyboard doesn't really make you better. My clanmate used a ps2 controller and was really good too. He had higher scores in some levels then I could get, and vise versa.

If you were on the ps2 with a keyboard, you would have had to use an adapter. None of them were good enough for any serious playing, since they wouldn't update fast enough so eventually it would just be impossible to balance. Also since the ps2 is designed to have you tap the stick up halfway to balance a little less, if you fly on with a keyboard adapter it will be sending a full force up and you will get trouble from that as well.
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Hi can anyone help me out?

Does anyone know which Plastic(s) and
what method of printing is used in MacBook Keycaps/Keyboard?

Thanks
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Hi can anyone help me out?

Does anyone know which Plastic(s) and
what method of printing is used in MacBook Keycaps/Keyboard?

Thanks
They are formed out of hate and despair. . .

But seriously, all I can find on them is that they may use some sort of environmentally friendly polycarbonate of sorts. (source at bottom)
    
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Not really about mechanical keyboards but...

What's a good application or site for learning proper typing position, go.
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post #5048 of 14551
For proper typing position:

1. Sit in chair and lean back
2. Position feet up on desk
3. Put keyboard on lap
4. Insert drink of choice in left hand
5. Peck away at keyboard with remaining hand
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post #5050 of 14551
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Not really about mechanical keyboards but...

What's a good application or site for learning proper typing position, go.
One great resource is the Microsoft Healthy Computing Guide (I am dead serious). This same guide also comes with Windows 7: open the Start menu and type "healthy" and then press Enter.

But here's one thing that they don't mention that is actually very important:

The 'G' and 'H' keys are the dead center of the typing area on a 104-key U.S. layout keyboard: position the keyboard so that the 'G' and 'H' keys are centered with your Belly Button. Microsoft's guide says it incorrectly by just saying that we should center the keyboard in front of us. But this puts the center of the typing area off to the left - especially with full-size keyboards! So again, make absolutely sure to always use the 'G' and 'H' keys as a reference point for the center of your keyboard.

The vertical height of the keyboard in relation to your body is also very important: it should be on a vertical plane that is just barely below that of your belly button. Another way to say it is to have it at about elbow level. Actually, this is why some people prefer to have their keyboard on their lap; it puts the keyboard at the perfect height. The only problem with this is that full-size keyboards are difficult to properly center due to having more mass to the right of the 'G' and 'H' keys than on the left.

But definitely study this guide. It shows many things that are much more important than they might otherwise seem. One of those things is hovering your wrists while typing. I can't begin to tell you how much easier it is to type this way. I have been touch typing since at least 1995 and I've only been hovering my wrists for maybe 3 months now, and now that I am typing this way I am reminded of how the book I used for learning how to type tried to stress the importance of keeping the wrists in the air while typing. I'm also reminded of how every single thing I've ever read or heard about proper ergonomics at the computer tried to stress the importance of hovering the wrists while typing. And so now that I'm doing it, I fully understand why it's so important. It perfectly aligns with the mechanics of the human body.
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