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Comment Re:APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 212

When I bought mine I fully expected to meet a lot of jerks. But I was pleasantly surprised that most Porsche owners are simply people who love motorsports and genuinely love driving a proper driver's car.

Try driving a Corvette around Porsche owners. I love cars and like many different types for different reasons. I enjoy working on them too. Unfortunately I don't have the time for it like I used to. But I can't get over the hate I get from Porsche owners when driving my Vette . They're both great cars for different reasons. A Vette is nowhere near as refined as a Porsche, but it has enough strong points too.

Comment Re:Trump just says stuff (Score 1) 875

Of course, the angry redneck and the stupid sophomore both have one thing in common: You can't tell either one of them a damned thing right now which refutes their little dreams.

That's not limited to "the redneck and stupid sophomore". Damn near the entire population of the US is like that anymore. It's strange how we have better communication and more access to information than ever before in this country, and people are more narrow minded than ever.

Comment Re:Keyboards? (Score 1) 332

I wound up replacing it with a "gamer" keyboard with Cherry switches. It's decent (even has glowing key bling

I've been temped to get one of those. My daughter has a Razer Black Widow Chroma Clicky.

It's not a bad keyboard. But for that kind of money I prefer a Kenesis Advantage these days. I don't really have time to play games much anyhow.

Comment Re:Keyboards? (Score 1) 332

Has anyone every run a an IBM buckling spring keyboard through a dishwasher, and then let it air dry for a good long while, maybe in front of a fan or even sealed in a bag with a metric shitload of silica gel?

See my post above. I ran mine through the dishwasher every 6 to 12 months for years. I ran them at the lowest heat setting and shook the water out. I usually cycled through them as I had/have a bunch of them. But I've hooked them up and used them after air drying for less than a week. Never had an issue.

Comment Re:Keyboards? (Score 1) 332

While keyboards CAN last a long time, Think about it; they are the recipient of your grimy fingers, day in/day out. They are more disgusting than *anything* else in your house, pillows and toilets included.

Keyboards should be replaced yearly given how disgusting they are.

Perhaps a sissy modern keyboard. I have about a dozen Model M keyboards in my closet. I finally retired them, but I ran them through my dishwasher about twice a year for 15 years or so. I didn't use any detergent (of course), and would let them dry for a couple of days after shaking the water out.

I always figured that would be handy in case I bludgeoned a burglar to death with one too. The last thing I wanted to do was clean skull and brain fragments out of my keyboard by hand. Those things are heavy as hell, and solidly built.

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