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Forum: Hardware April 1st, 2017, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Digerati
Well, Apple was notorious for being proprietary....

Well, Apple was notorious for being proprietary. They refused to comply with any AT or ATX Form Factor standards used by the IBM "clone" (PC) industry. If you wanted to attach, upgrade, or replace...
Forum: Hardware March 31st, 2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By Digerati
There were many DIN type connectors used - my...

There were many DIN type connectors used - my point was, it does not seem likely it would be proprietary - unless it was an early Apple computer. Proprietary connectors add to the costs of design,...
Forum: Hardware March 30th, 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
That does not look proprietary to me. It looks...

That does not look proprietary to me. It looks ancient.

Before PS/2 there was the AT "din" connector used for very early keyboards, mice and trackballs.

As seen here...
Forum: Hardware April 13th, 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
That is something different than a plastic tab...

That is something different than a plastic tab scratching the surface.
Forum: Hardware April 13th, 2015, 03:22 PM
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Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
How does leaving it connected scratch the...

How does leaving it connected scratch the coating? That is a mechanical/physical contact event, not electrical. Scratching when the trackball is not being used could only happen if the trackball was...
Forum: Hardware April 11th, 2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
Why? That shouldn't hurt anything.

Why? That shouldn't hurt anything.
Forum: Hardware April 8th, 2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Digerati
Unless you actually find a solution, I really...

Unless you actually find a solution, I really think you are just wasting time with these updates. For sure, there are not many people here, if any, who are interested in trackballs anyway. And I mean...
Forum: Hardware March 27th, 2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
That's odd. I thought it would be on the specs...

That's odd. I thought it would be on the specs page but it isn't. And right or wrong, but the absence of what I think is important information (and to me, DPI is) makes me think the maker is not all...
Forum: Hardware March 26th, 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
I am afraid you are not thinking about it. You...

I am afraid you are not thinking about it. You are assuming the world stood still for those 5 or 10 years. It didn't. The hardware industry (RAM, CPU, graphics, etc.) continued to advance the...
Forum: Hardware March 26th, 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
If there is not a great demand, these companies...

If there is not a great demand, these companies will not, and probably cannot afford to invest their most valuable resources (time and labor costs) into something that brings nothing in return for...
Forum: Hardware March 12th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
It is up to the hardware maker to supply...

It is up to the hardware maker to supply compatible drivers for newer operating systems so you might try contacting Kensington. I note on their web page...
Forum: Hardware March 11th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
But they are small, so get two! ;)

But they are small, so get two! ;)
Forum: Hardware March 9th, 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
It seems you choices for a new one are limited -...

It seems you choices for a new one are limited - and all seem to have mixed reviews.
Forum: Hardware March 8th, 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
No, sorry. I have not used a trackball in many...

No, sorry. I have not used a trackball in many years. And yeah, there are a lot of qualities with a good CRT monitor that many folks still prefer. But I am not aware of any widescreen CRTs still on...
Forum: Hardware March 7th, 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,599
Posted By Digerati
I hate to say it, but this is just the cost of...

I hate to say it, but this is just the cost of progress.

Until recently I had a whole store room full of old, but still perfectly good, CRT and 4:3 LCD monitors (including a gorgeous 17" Samsung...
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