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Sorry mate; I can be brusque when I'm in a hurry, and I was in a hurry to get you that info before you bought 500 dental bands that you didn't need.
hehehe I probably would've found a creative use for them.

Hmm... nothing's coming to my mind yet. All I can think of is throwing a handful at somebody just for a good laugh. Or, wait.... confetti. I'm not very creative.

Edit: Ok, so now I'm considering a bag of 5000 just for those 2 ideas alone. Doh.
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I can be eloquent when I take the time to write a long essay; but when I just write a quick one-liner, I write it the way I would if I was speaking, and text is known to be a poor conductor of inflection. Sorry for the offense.
Nah, I need to relax anyway. But I'm glad I finally got that out. It's been between us, but now it's out of the way and so everything is gravy again.
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Still need to get one
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post #183 of 36906
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Still need to get one
Go to Goodwill. Odds are good they've got a Model M or Dell AT101W or even something nicer hiding back in the used computers section.
post #184 of 36906
Got a ABS M1 for 20 bucks shipped from newegg Can't wait to get it!
post #185 of 36906
Sorry about not replying folks...

I used The dental band method, I don't know what size, but the were a white packet with a moose cartoon on them. They're just the right size so that they make no difference until the very bottom of the stroke, where the soften the bottoming out. This makes it a lot quieter for people that aren't used to the light switches, and makes it less likely to turn them off of a mechanical.
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I can't believe that I've let keyboard part of computing go unnoticed for my whole carreer. I'm a computer programmer, and I vividly remember the keyboards of my first PC's as excellent feeling. I'm currently sitting here with a Logitech plastic unrewarding type-inhibiting piece of crap, just because none of the usual places i buy hardware at lists anything else.

The Filco blue switch would be perfect, if I didn't have my computer setup in the bedroom, working odd hours sometimes, while my fiance sleeps

So a brown switch version looks the most appealing, and - remembering the feel of the old sturdy keytronic keyboards from the past - I can't wait to order one. Sadly, they're out of stock at the moment (UK layout version)
Edited by Waperboy - 4/17/10 at 9:53am
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post #187 of 36906
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I can't believe that I've let keyboard part of computing go unnoticed for my whole carreer. I'm a computer programmer, and I vividly remember the keyboards of my first PC's as excellent feeling. I'm currently sitting here with a Logitech plastic unrewarding type-inhibiting piece of crap, just because none of the usual places i buy hardware at lists anything else.

The Filco blue switch would be perfect, if I didn't have my computer setup in the bedroom, working odd hours sometimes, while my fiance sleeps

So a brown switch version looks the most appealing, and - remembering the feel of the old sturdy keytronic keyboards from the past - I can't wait to order one. Sadly, they're out of stock at the moment
But even keyboards with Cherry MX Browns will be loud if you bottom out the keycaps against the body of the keyboard.

In other words: it's not the loudness of the keyboard, but the sound of the switches; and the Cherry MX Brown switches don't have a click. And this "click" sound is like a quiet version of a retractable pen. So the sound of a single keycap bottoming out against the keyboard is louder than this click.
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I just ordered a das professional s off sidewinder computers. They got a great deal on it right now. 30 bucks off!
     
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post #189 of 36906
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Got a ABS M1 for 20 bucks shipped from newegg Can't wait to get it!
Same here!

Would it be wise to get a USB to PS/2 adapter for this keyboard? Since it doesn't come with one.
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Count me in. I have the following:

Filco Majestouch FKBN104MC/EB (104 key w/ Cherry "blue" switches)
Filco Majestouch FKBN87MC/EB (87 key w/ Cherry "blue" switches)
Dell AT101W (104 key w/ complicated black alps switches)
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