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Randaconda
Jul 3, 2014

The preceding post has been paid for by the new World order.



3D Megadoodoo posted:

Not related to your question but just remembered when a "editor-in-chief of a local paper" (of which there are like three so I guess that's as close to identifying someone without identifying them in the news) was convicted of making a child porn video and he and some other guys recruited the kid via Teksti-TV classifieds

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Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Hey this is neato!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05gxIWYv8k

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.




If someone pulled this out in the wild to make a call, it would be pretty incredible.

Guy Axlerod
Dec 29, 2008


Around 2010 I had a flip phone that was spring loaded. I was a little self conscious opening it in public at first.


Nokia 6126

Guy Axlerod has a new favorite as of 14:57 on May 21, 2020

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Guy Axlerod posted:

Around 2010 I had a flip phone that was spring loaded. I was a little self conscious opening it in public at first.

Same except around 200?

Spring-loaded and voice-operated



e: Must've been before 2002 because I paid for it in marks.

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



Duck your T9 numeric keypad bulk7448

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwGdKSNlgA

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS



I love that the word for keyboard in some language is apparently klawiatura.

Scarodactyl
Oct 22, 2015




I really miss slide-out keyboards. I have never gotten fully used to inferior screen typing.

Nocheez
Sep 5, 2000

Can you spare a little cheddar?


Nap Ghost

My wife had an e-ink phone that flipped two ways. Here's a video that shows it, it was pretty neat for the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC4FRZvxqvY#t=185s

Skip to 4:30 to see the how the buttons changed depending on what functions you were using.

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003





Guy Axlerod posted:

Around 2010 I had a flip phone that was spring loaded. I was a little self conscious opening it in public at first.


Nokia 6126

I got real good at this lil move with flip phones where I'd toss it with a sharp wrist snap and it'd flip and spin in the air before landing open in my hand

worked with the generic-looking silver samsungs super well after the hinge had loosened up a bit

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Scarodactyl posted:

I really miss slide-out keyboards. I have never gotten fully used to inferior screen typing.

I have a friend who is the one remaining non-business consumer of Blackberrys for this reason

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all






Scarodactyl posted:

I really miss slide-out keyboards. I have never gotten fully used to inferior screen typing.

seriously. I still can't type on touchscreens without a ton of errors, I was much faster / more accurate on my old physical keyboard phones.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.



Code Jockey posted:

seriously. I still can't type on touchscreens without a ton of errors, I was much faster / more accurate on my old physical keyboard phones.

I held out using a blackberry for way too long. Had a nice job that bought me a first gen iphone and I just went right back to blackberry when I quit working there.

Pretty good
Apr 16, 2007





Were there any spring loaded slider phones other than the Samsung matrix one?

Supposedly the plan for the modern Nokia 8110 was to give it a spring loaded mechanism like the prop in the original Matrix but they scrapped that idea pretty early on bc it would've made the handset nearly an inch thicker.

Pretty good
Apr 16, 2007





Nocheez posted:

My wife had an e-ink phone that flipped two ways. Here's a video that shows it, it was pretty neat for the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC4FRZvxqvY#t=185s

Skip to 4:30 to see the how the buttons changed depending on what functions you were using.
Holy poo poo that's cool.

JnnyThndrs
May 29, 2001

HERE ARE THE FUCKING TOWELS

Nocheez posted:

My wife had an e-ink phone that flipped two ways. Here's a video that shows it, it was pretty neat for the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC4FRZvxqvY#t=185s

Skip to 4:30 to see the how the buttons changed depending on what functions you were using.

I had one of those and it was fantastic, I kept it as long as I could, until everything went smartphones.

legooolas
Jul 30, 2004


Pretty good posted:

Were there any spring loaded slider phones other than the Samsung matrix one?

Supposedly the plan for the modern Nokia 8110 was to give it a spring loaded mechanism like the prop in the original Matrix but they scrapped that idea pretty early on bc it would've made the handset nearly an inch thicker.

The Nokia 7110 had a spring loaded slider.
One of the few phones I had which I do kinda miss.

Also the one I had was imported from Hong Kong and could write Chinese using basically 5 (I think) different strokes and then a menu of matching characters, which I thought was pretty impressive in terms of dictionary/auto-complete-type of thing.

(Not that I can read/write Chinese, so it may well have just been taunting me the entire time with what characters it suggested)

1000 Brown M and Ms
Oct 22, 2008

F:\DL>quickfli 4-clowns.fli

If that's what I'm thinking of, it's still a pretty standard way to write Chinese on phones.

Chinese characters (and Japanese kanji for that matter) are actually very systematic in how you write them (less so in how you say them or what they mean). You do specific strokes in specific orders, so after a few strokes it's pretty easy for a computer to guess what you want to write.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Code Jockey posted:

seriously. I still can't type on touchscreens without a ton of errors, I was much faster / more accurate on my old physical keyboard phones.

Have you tried one of the swype keyboards? That's the only thing that got me to be able to "type" accurately on a smartphone.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Android supports swiping by default, you might just need to enable it.

Creature
Mar 9, 2009


I picked up a seashell to illustrate my homelessness.
But a crab crawled out of it, making it useless.


3D Megadoodoo posted:

Same except around 200?

Spring-loaded and voice-operated



e: Must've been before 2002 because I paid for it in marks.

I had this exact same phone around 2003. I had a habit of repeatedly flipping it when bored, so the springs died and only stayed closed with the help of a rubber band. It was much less cool after that.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



I probably don't need these in my drawer of useful computer cables. Balls balls balls.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all






DrBouvenstein posted:

Have you tried one of the swype keyboards? That's the only thing that got me to be able to "type" accurately on a smartphone.

yeah and it's better but ehhhh I miss a keyboard

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Rexxed posted:

I probably don't need these in my drawer of useful computer cables. Balls balls balls.


You never know when you need a mouse. Although I keep mine sorted by type/system in boxes.

Well, I never know when I need a mouse.

e: I really want to do an optical conversion for one of my Amiga mouses, to go with my nice-keyboard Amiga. But it costs moneys.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



3D Megadoodoo posted:

You never know when you need a mouse. Although I keep mine sorted by type/system in boxes.

Well, I never know when I need a mouse.

e: I really want to do an optical conversion for one of my Amiga mouses, to go with my nice-keyboard Amiga. But it costs moneys.

Yeah they're going into the storage box with the DAT drive and stuff. One day I'll have a little more space to set the 386, 486, pentium, pentium II machines with appropriate accessories. I only have three CRTs, though. I have an older serial mouse I like a lot more than those three ps/2 serial compatible mice.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Rexxed posted:

Yeah they're going into the storage box with the DAT drive and stuff. One day I'll have a little more space to set the 386, 486, pentium, pentium II machines with appropriate accessories. I only have three CRTs, though. I have an older serial mouse I like a lot more than those three ps/2 serial compatible mice.

I was an idiot and threw away my Nokia CRT monitor years ago. I could've had a complete Nokia Mikromikko 286 but nah need the space. (I didn't need the space.)

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013

someday he would have an anchor tattooed on his chest

Rexxed posted:

I probably don't need these in my drawer of useful computer cables. Balls balls balls.


isn't the PS/2 connection for mice and keyboards still perfectly fine, assuming you still have one on your motherboard? those mice might not have good dpi or anything but they might still be serviceable for a mom computer

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Shibawanko posted:

isn't the PS/2 connection for mice and keyboards still perfectly fine, assuming you still have one on your motherboard? those mice might not have good dpi or anything but they might still be serviceable for a mom computer

An USB adapter will also work fine.

Imagined
Feb 2, 2007


I've had a few situations where a ps/2 keyboard was useful to get into the bios when a PC wouldn't boot far enough to turn on the USB ports.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


Hell my midrange like 2018 Intel motherboard came with a PS/2 connection because some gamer pros swear itís better than USB with less lag. And Iíve already used it a couple times.

bring back old gbs
Feb 28, 2007

I'm a very strong saiyan. Very strong. Probably the strongest ever.


Arivia posted:

Hell my midrange like 2018 Intel motherboard came with a PS/2 connection because some gamer pros swear it’s better than USB with less lag. And I’ve already used it a couple times.
I just bought a brand new x570 mobo this year and it has a single PS/2 port with split purple/green marking on it.

That board? the Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


bring back old gbs posted:

I just bought a brand new x570 mobo this year and it has a single PS/2 port with split purple/green marking on it.

That board? the Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS

Yep. Mine is the ASUS Z270E Strix.

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




PS/2 still works better than USB with a lot of KVM switches too.

Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010



I use a 3-button Logitech PS/2 mouse on my work computer because I got used to middle-click pasting under Linux two decades ago and find it awkward with a scrollwheel.

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Rexxed posted:

I probably don't need these in my drawer of useful computer cables. Balls balls balls.


I kind of miss the physical resistance of moving a classic ballmouse. I don't miss cleaning gunk out of it every other day

Lowen SoDium
Jun 5, 2003

Highen Fiber


Clapping Larry

Pretty good posted:

Were there any spring loaded slider phones other than the Samsung matrix one?

Supposedly the plan for the modern Nokia 8110 was to give it a spring loaded mechanism like the prop in the original Matrix but they scrapped that idea pretty early on bc it would've made the handset nearly an inch thicker.

I used to work at a coffee shop that sold cell phones and some accessories (long stupid story). We sold faceplates for Nokia 5190's that had a spring loaded slide out cover.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



Shibawanko posted:

isn't the PS/2 connection for mice and keyboards still perfectly fine, assuming you still have one on your motherboard? those mice might not have good dpi or anything but they might still be serviceable for a mom computer

Yeah they still work, the issue is more that they've got physical balls and nobody wants to put with the maintenance on those any more. I had my mother set up with a yellow steelseries optical mostly because it was a nice color she liked and it was uncomplicated. My dad's got an MX Master and I'm sure he's never used half the buttons on it but he likes it.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all






Lowen SoDium posted:

I used to work at a coffee shop that sold cell phones and some accessories (long stupid story). We sold faceplates for Nokia 5190's that had a spring loaded slide out cover.

Oh poo poo I remember those!

I miss my 5190. I got a 6190 after it:



and in true old-Nokia tradition, it was rock solid and totally indestructible. I remember spending days trying to figure out how to upload custom carrier logos to it. Anyone remember custom carrier logos / boot up logos?

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Wow, two SW episode 1 logos, they really went all in.

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Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



Code Jockey posted:

and in true old-Nokia tradition, it was rock solid and totally indestructible. I remember spending days trying to figure out how to upload custom carrier logos to it. Anyone remember custom carrier logos / boot up logos?



I deleted a whole folder of them off an old HDD literally 2 months ago on the grounds of what the hell was I keeping them for?

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