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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jirka » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:06 am

The GPD Pocket ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd- ... -laptop--2 ) mini laptop with Ubuntu.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Dodoid » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:34 am

I recently ordered one of those too. Mine arrives today!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:25 am

My hands are already cramping and my eyeballs are already squinting.

I love it but there's no way I could actually use one of those with my gorilla hands. :(

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:01 am

A Power Macintosh G3 desktop. Fully loaded but currently not working (at least, that's what the eBay seller says, I don't have it yet).

If I can get it up and running it will be the perfect machine for making old Mac floppies!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:20 am

I'd just like to know why in God's name anybody puts the Caps Lock key on these little tiny micro-keyboards. NOBODY USES CAPS LOCK. ALL IT DOES IS GET IN THE WAY. And that goes double when it's on an already-cramped keyboard, the same size as and immediately adjacent to one of the most common letters in the alphabet.
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Re: your latest purchase

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Dodoid » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:17 pm

I mean, my sister uses caps lock for all capital letters, but because she doesn't know how shift works...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:24 pm

I KNOW HOW TO USE CAPS LOCK TOO. FOR MANY YEARS I ONLY USED CAPSLOCK AS I DIDN'T LIKE SHIFT. I WOULD TAP CAPSLOCK ON AND OFF TO CAPITALIZE THE DAMN LETTERS. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO STILL DO THIS INCLUDING FORTRAN PROGRAMMERS.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Trippynet » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:33 am

At the office I work at, I am genuinely amazed by how many people use Caps Lock on and off to get a capital letter instead of the Shift key...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:56 am

Trippynet wrote:At the office I work at, I am genuinely amazed by how many people use Caps Lock on and off to get a capital letter instead of the Shift key...


It is mind blowing. It takes longer and it is more error-prone, especially when you use crappy keyboards and can't tacitly sure whether the key has activated or not.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jirka » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:55 am

commodorejohn wrote:I'd just like to know why in God's name anybody puts the Caps Lock key on these little tiny micro-keyboards.


In this case it's not tiny nor micro. Most of keys have standard sizes and positions. And the CapsLock can have a better use (one can use it as a Control/Ctrl key, for example) ;)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Dodoid » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:09 pm

Hmm, I wonder if I should try to get mine to act as a better apostrophe key. Jirka will understand why...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby HurricaneJames » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:13 pm

commodorejohn wrote:I'd just like to know why in God's name anybody puts the Caps Lock key on these little tiny micro-keyboards. NOBODY USES CAPS LOCK. ALL IT DOES IS GET IN THE WAY. And that goes double when it's on an already-cramped keyboard, the same size as and immediately adjacent to one of the most common letters in the alphabet.


A colleague of mine binds the caps lock key as the control key in EMACS.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:33 pm

I'm pretty sure that in my entire computer career I've never once pushed the caps lock key down for any other reason than by accident... :P
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby smj » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:40 pm

Capslock to the left of the A? Always remapped to CTRL, as low in the software stack as I can manage it. (Chases kids off his lawn)
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