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    Originally posted by GRtak View Post
    I almost bought one of those stream decks myself. Let me know how you like it after you have awhile to play with it.
    Will do. I certainly wouldn't have paid the full price. Currently I'm amusing myself by assigning hotkeys to every button and setting funny cat gifs to every icon, it plays them perfectly!


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      you need to make a video of the results!
      "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

      We’ve gone from 'Hope and Change' to 'Hope and Change Your Story.' -Bill Maher

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        Originally posted by GRtak View Post
        you need to make a video of the results!
        As it happens I started working on one last night. I have a few ideas up my sleeve.


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          Speaking of things with programmable buttons and individual screens...
          Last edited by NecroJoe; July 21st, 2018, 4:53 PM.
          There is no such thing as a stupid question.* *but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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            Got completely fed up with the PoS Samsung S8, so I sold that for €360 and spent 290 euros of that towards my next phone...
            Nokia 6.1 64GB


            Much better.
            1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
            1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
            2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
            2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
            2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
            2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
            Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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              oh yeah forgot to update this thread,

              since i drink lots of coffee while working, i bought myself Handpresso Auto set with the adapter for grounded espresso so i can get espresso in the car.




              It it glorious,and takes like 5 mins to make 1 espresso
              Last edited by Galantti; July 24th, 2018, 9:57 PM.
              Motives Of transport:

              Audi A7
              Ford fiesta Sportsvan
              Honda NM4


              Ds3 laptimes: Nordschleife 10:20,xx Ahvenisto: 1:50,72
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                makes the car smell great as well i assume?

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                  Originally posted by bone View Post
                  makes the car smell great as well i assume?
                  yeah
                  Motives Of transport:

                  Audi A7
                  Ford fiesta Sportsvan
                  Honda NM4


                  Ds3 laptimes: Nordschleife 10:20,xx Ahvenisto: 1:50,72
                  Join to the BCFHAS

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                    I recently bought an HTC U12+ to replace my aging and sickly HTC One M7. After five years of use, the battery was just too weak to allow even basic functions, without shutting off.

                    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 VR6. Das Auto

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                      Was on sale for $280 on Amazon, so I bought one to replace my Axon 7.
                      "If you're following your grandmother's ambulance to the hospital and accidentally rear-end the ambulance as it pulls into the trauma bay...
                      As the confused EMT is coming to get your insurance info, the only truly logical response is to run out to the hospital parking lot, steal a truck, and GTFO "

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                      <Patrician|Away> what does your robot do, sam
                      <bovril> it collects data about the surrounding environment, then discards it and drives into walls
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                      "When being persuaded by books you initially disagree with is considered "brainwashing"�well, we're in trouble."

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                        I love mine.

                        I still need to get used to Android Pie though.
                        - Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!

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                          Got myself a new RC transmitter for drones and stuff. Yes, again This one is awesome though.



                          Old one on the left (FrSky Taranis X9E), new one on the right (FrSky Taranis X-Lite), swiss knife for scale. Less than half the size and weight of the old one, running the same software, with none of the functionality lost - just a couple fewer programmable switches and sliders that I mostly don't use anyway, and that can be replicated with some clever programming of the remaining ones and the added D-pad.

                          Basically allows me to only carry a backpack to the field with all my equipment in/on it - before I also needed a toolbox, otherwise no spare parts or tools would fit properly. Also allows me to fly standing up without using an unwieldy cross strap contraption to support the huge and heavy transmitter. Had I gone for the X-Lite before the roadtrip, it could've enabled me to bring a racing drone in addition to the Mavic... oh well, next time

                          '01 A6 2.4 (2007-2011) | '10 C200K T (2011-2016) | '10 A5 3.0 TDI (2017) | '08 MX5 2.0 (2017-?) | '18? Model 3 (?)

                          Everything is air-droppable at least once.

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                            But now it has a smaller, angrier face instead of a big friendly one. I suppose that could be fitting for intense flying, though.
                            PunisherBass: ANYONE with an IQ higher than a jar of mayo wouldn't be able to get through the scientology mumbojumbo without laughing their ass off.
                            Clegg: PunisherBass, quit insulting mayo.

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                              New bluetooth mechanical keyboard with MX browns, so much nicer than the steam punk crap I had before. Lack of wires helps as well. And a nice BT mouse to match
                              ScarFace88 - "So you're a dildo?"

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                                And another addition, LG 27UD68 - UHD 27" monitor, Amazon Warehouse had one in like new condition for $100 off so was hard to resist
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                                  As I mentioned in an earlier post I've been looking to replace my old Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard, not because it was worn out but because I wanted something other than the Cherry MX Blue switches,. Specifically I Wanted Cherry MX Brown or similar. As I use the desk top for soldering, sanding 3D prints and the like I also wanted to be able to move the keyboard out of the way and also wanted some smaller overall, as the Blackwidow is actually quite large with the macro keys on the side. The macro keys on the Razer board also presented a problem when it came to the backlight too, as after replacing the keycaps with these DSA Dolch ones I had none for the macro keys. As a result, having the backlight on would blind me with the blue LEDS.

                                  So the requirements were:

                                  Cherry Brown or similar mechanical switches
                                  Full size board with numpad (I considered tenkeyless but I use the numpad too much in spreadsheets)
                                  minimal borders, as small as possible with no macro keys.
                                  RGB backlighting.
                                  Floating key design.
                                  Wireless or at least an easily removable cable.
                                  UK layout (this was a killer of most potential options on Amazon)

                                  Apparently wireless in this configuration simply doesn't exist, there's a gap in the market there. Why, I have no idea as adding a numpad surely doesn't eliminate the use of a wireless transmitter. Logitech make a full sized wireless board but it's rather large, expensive and doesn't have any backlighting. As I said in the first paragraph I was tempted to go for a DREVO tenkeyless Bluetooth board but I just wasn't happy with the idea of losing the numpad. I considered the ASUS ROG Claymore as it's Aura compatible and fitted most of the needs but it wasn't small enough, especially with the detachable numpad attached. It was very expensive too. Anyway, it turns out the right board was under my nose all along.



                                  Sorry about the mess. This desk is multi-purpose, hence wanting to have the ability to get the keyboard out of harm's way.

                                  Behold the Cooler Master Masterkeys MK750. A nice full-sized board with minimal overall size, RGB, a nice floating key design and genuine Cherry MX Brown switches. The compromise I had to make is that it's wired, but has a USB-C connector on the bottom so I can easily disconnect it. Getting a short USB-C extension isn't hard either so I'll probably get one and make it even more convenient.

                                  The RGB is very nice and because of the floating key design I can still see the backlight with my DSA Dolch keycaps without windows for the light to pass through. I might have to drill small holes in the num lock and caps lock keys though because rather than an individual light on the keyboard their status is indicated by a variation in the backlight intensity. Maybe I can just set them to red or green so It's obvious at a glance. Currently it's set to mimic the Aura colour as it's not directly Aura compatible, however when copying over the RGB values there's quite a significant hue shift on one of the two systems that has to be corrected. It's not a big deal and I wonder if the ROG Claymore would've been the same. Probably not.

                                  Currently it has no Windows menu key, just the Windows key and the function key, but as I won't be using the function key at all (I have no idea what the keys do now I've changed the keycaps) I'll swap that out for the menu keycap I already have and remap it in the software.

                                  I also made a second, significantly less sane purchase this week in the pursuit of nostalgia. A Dolch PAC 62 computer, complete with a whole 100MHzes and 32MB (I have to double check every time I type that as I automatically go to type GB) of RAM, replicating the first machine we had as a family in 1998. This is the picture from the eBay auction, it's probably on a plane from the US now. Yeah, I'm importing a 20+ year old computer that is outclassed by watches these days. Why are you surprised, you all know I'm mad.



                                  I've been watching a lot of retro tech videos in the last six months so obviously I wanted to get something of my own and the Dolch PAC seemed to suit perfectly, a whole machine complete with LCD screen and keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches all in one package the size of a big old radio. A luggable machine built originally to sniff out network issues and with a whole stack of PCI slots I can add on whatever I want from that era of computing and still pack the thing away. I simply don't have the space for a big old white box and associated CRT screen.

                                  First thing I need to do is fit a floppy drive as it doesn't have one currently, then I intend to use an SD card to install Windows 98SE on to. I'll need a USB PCI card so I can use an external, USB CD-ROM drive as this model has no space for one (the later PAC 64 and 65 had slimline CD and floppy drives but the machines are considerably more expensive) and I can get some old games on there. I'm thinking that I might start with Worms.


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                                    It was time for a new keyboard. My cheap keyboard backup got pulled out last year when I built the new PC, I just never got around to upgrading. The old piece was starting to have issues with buttons sticking or missing their inputs, so I bit the bullet and bought a Corsair K55.

                                    I know it is not a true mechanical keyboard, but I don't care. I got tired of the guys I chat with complaining about my typing noise. It fit all my other wants. Backlit, media keys, and fairly inexpensive.

                                    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CH-9206015-NA
                                    "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

                                    We’ve gone from 'Hope and Change' to 'Hope and Change Your Story.' -Bill Maher

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                                      It was time for a new keyboard. My cheap keyboard backup got pulled out last year when I built the new PC, I just never got around to upgrading. The old piece was starting to have issues with buttons sticking or missing their inputs, so I bit the bullet and bought a Corsair K55.

                                      I know it is not a true mechanical keyboard, but I don't care. I got tired of the guys I chat with complaining about my typing noise. It fit all my other wants. Backlit, media keys, and fairly inexpensive.

                                      https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CH-9206015-NA
                                      "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

                                      We’ve gone from 'Hope and Change' to 'Hope and Change Your Story.' -Bill Maher

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                                        My Sony SBH80 Bluetooth headband earphone set died very early this year and I replaced it with a WI-C400 set, which has been fine and much more robust but really didn't match up. The lack of AptX becomes very apparent when it's connected to my PC and I'm watching video, much lag. Anyway, I've been looking at the WI-1000X for a while, I nearly bought one in the airport in Iceland because the price worked out to be very good but decided against it in case I had any problems. Last week it were in the Amazon Cyber Monday deals so I picked it up, not quite as cheap as the price in the airport but if I have any issues it's much easier to deal with Amazon or Sony in this country. It certainly isn't a cheap set but I was attracted by the active noise cancelling and the AptX, which both seem to be pretty difficult to find on cheaper sets. The NC really is incredible, while I type this the central heating is running in the house and even with earbuds in you can hear the rumble but with the NC running I can hear nothing. It's really nice to have the low-latency audio for watching videos too. They come with a cable to use them as wired headphones, presumably for use where Bluetooth is disallowed but I'll be making use of it at work. They sound great either way.

                                        The earbuds themselves are quite large to house the NC tech and the larger 9mm drivers, I don't think they look ridiculous but they certainly wouldn't be to everyone's liking. Battery life is limited to 10 hours with the NC turned on, it just consumes more power.





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