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  #76  
Old September 17th 20, 09:12 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ken Blake[_7_]
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On 9/17/2020 10:06 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
Ken Blake wrote:
On 9/17/2020 7:51 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:

[...]

For - extended, often several months (but of course not now :-() -


I've never been away for longer than four weeks, and that was only once.

travel for pleasure, we take all, laptop, tablet and smartphone. We need
the laptop, because during those long periods we might/need access to
our files and cloud-access is too costly or not available at all (i.e.
no mobile coverage, so no Internet).


I always choose hotels that have free wi-fi service, and I never need
access to any files I have at home.


On those long trips, we travel in a 4WD campervan (small motorhome)
and often stay in 'the bush'/'the outback' (in Australia) for days on
end, i.e. no hotels and no Wi-Fi. Often no mobile coverage for 1000km or
more.

So yes, we're different and hence our needs and wants are different!
:-)




Yep!


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  #77  
Old September 18th 20, 12:30 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
T
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop.¬* The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T


Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world. I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar. Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards! Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin. I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T

  #78  
Old September 18th 20, 02:19 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Rene Lamontagne
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

On 2020-09-17 6:30 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop.¬* The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T


Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world.¬* I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar.¬* Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards!¬*¬* Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin.¬* I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T


Yes, use in a WELL ventilated area, I once took a breath out of a bottle
labelled paint thinners, Some asshole in our cleaning staff had filled
it with pure ammonia without relabeling it, Well I nearly passed out and
couldn't breath for a couple minutes, so be careful.

Rene

  #79  
Old September 18th 20, 04:17 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
T
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

On 2020-09-16 06:24, Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:10:09 -0700, T wrote:

On 2020-09-15 10:17, Ken Blake wrote:
If my keyboard gets old and and dirty, I just toss it out


This one has switches. It has a very nice feel to it


I use a HP keyboard because it has switches. It also has touch
controls but I avoid them. I find touch screens and keyboards are too
sensitive for heavy fingers like mine.

Steve


My favorite keyboards of all time are the Unicomp. Same
feel as the IBM Selectric.

Typing was one of the best courses I took in Plublik
Skool


  #80  
Old September 18th 20, 04:18 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
T
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

On 2020-09-17 18:19, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 2020-09-17 6:30 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop.¬* The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T


Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world.¬* I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar.¬* Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards!¬*¬* Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin.¬* I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T


Yes, use in a WELL ventilated area, I once took a breath out of a bottle
labelled paint¬* thinners, Some asshole in our cleaning staff had filled
it with pure ammonia without relabeling it, Well I nearly passed out and
couldn't breath for a couple minutes, so be careful.

Rene


Oh no fooling!!!!




  #81  
Old September 18th 20, 04:41 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Micky
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

In alt.comp.os.windows-10, on Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:14:33 -0500, Char
Jackson wrote:


Don't get so carried away cleaning it that you ruin it.


Remember the old advice to toss the keyboard into the automatic dishwasher?


I was going to suggest that, but I was trying to remember if was
keyboards or something else. It was keyboards.

I've never done that, but I know quite a few people who did. That was back
in the 80s/90s, so probably not good advice now.


He can find one he doens't like so much and wash it and see how it
turns out.

I used to buy mulitmedia keyboards at hamfests, until I found out about
Autohotkey and KeyRemapper. Now I turn my pause, /, and * keys into
mute, volume down, and up, and I dont' need a special keyboard.

  #82  
Old September 18th 20, 05:23 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 2020-09-17 6:30 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop. The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T


Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world. I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar. Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards! Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin. I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T


Yes, use in a WELL ventilated area, I once took a breath out of a bottle
labelled paint thinners, Some asshole in our cleaning staff had filled
it with pure ammonia without relabeling it, Well I nearly passed out and
couldn't breath for a couple minutes, so be careful.

Rene


That's one of the things they warn you about in chem class.

One day, one of the professors dropped by during labs, and
gave us a demo of this technique. You wave your hand over the
test tube, to help dilute the vapor so it isn't quite as
concentrated.

"Wafting"

https://www.labmanager.com/lab-healt...echnique-19098

This is fine, if you know what was put in the tube in the
first place. Not so clever with a complete unknown.

Paul
  #83  
Old September 18th 20, 08:24 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Andy Burns[_6_]
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Default How to clean up a white keyboard?

Rene Lamontagne wrote:

I once took a breath out of a bottle labelled paint¬* thinners, Some
asshole in our cleaning staff had filled it with pure ammonia without
relabeling it, Well I nearly passed out and couldn't breath for a couple
minutes, so be careful.


30+ years ago, one of our customers was a PCB manufacturer, one part of
the building consisted of an ammonia bath, I didn't like walking through
that part of the factory, the owner said it was good as none of the
staff in that section were ever off with coughs and colds!

Surprisingly for a pretty small factory, competing with cheap chinese
PCB manufacturing, it's still operating today.

  #84  
Old September 18th 20, 11:15 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:51:02 -0500, Rene Lamontagne wrote:

Check, power failures do not affect pots service, they run on their own
independent power systems.


One of their ways to ensure 99.99% availability. Even after the
zombies attack you can still phone mom.
  #85  
Old September 18th 20, 11:17 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:51:07 -0400, Jonathan N. Little wrote:

Ken Blake wrote:

Changing the subject slightly, I once knew a woman who told me she never
used her cell phone during a thunderstorm; she always used her land line
instead. That was because she "knew" that using a cell phone could get
her electrocuted if lightning struck nearby.


True if she decided to climb the cell tower while using it...


Anything to get a signal!
  #86  
Old September 18th 20, 04:21 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Rene Lamontagne
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On 2020-09-17 10:18 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-17 18:19, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 2020-09-17 6:30 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop.¬* The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T

Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world.¬* I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar.¬* Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards!¬*¬* Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin.¬* I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T


Yes, use in a WELL ventilated area, I once took a breath out of a
bottle labelled paint¬* thinners, Some asshole in our cleaning staff
had filled it with pure ammonia without relabeling it, Well I nearly
passed out and couldn't breath for a couple minutes, so be careful.

Rene


Oh no fooling!!!!





Yea, it was anhydrous ammonia, meant to be diluted for floor wax
stripping, powerful crap when pure.

Rene

  #87  
Old September 18th 20, 04:26 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Rene Lamontagne
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On 2020-09-17 11:23 p.m., Paul wrote:
Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 2020-09-17 6:30 p.m., T wrote:
On 2020-09-14 19:10, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have a old off white keyboard that adore in
my shop.¬* The keys are starting to look a bit
nasty.

I have tried rubbing alcohol and vinegar and
nothing seems to clean it up.

Any words of wisdom.

-T

Follow up:

As recommend by so many, I got me a bottle
of "cleaning ammonia" from wally world.¬* I tried
a bit on my nasty looking space bar.¬* Oh boy did
it look pretty afterwards!¬*¬* Worked like a charm.

But, the smell almost made my head spin.¬* I will
take the keyboard OUTSIDE, probably over the
weekend, and finish off the rest of the keys.

Thank you all for the help!

-T


Yes, use in a WELL ventilated area, I once took a breath out of a
bottle labelled paint¬* thinners, Some asshole in our cleaning staff
had filled it with pure ammonia without relabeling it, Well I nearly
passed out and couldn't breath for a couple minutes, so be careful.

Rene


That's one of the things they warn you about in chem class.

One day, one of the professors dropped by during labs, and
gave us a demo of this technique. You wave your hand over the
test tube, to help dilute the vapor so it isn't quite as
concentrated.

"Wafting"

https://www.labmanager.com/lab-healt...echnique-19098


This is fine, if you know what was put in the tube in the
first place. Not so clever with a complete unknown.

¬*¬* Paul


Yes, I learned that lesson the hard way, No more smelling unknown
chemicals in bottles or jugs.

Rene

  #88  
Old September 18th 20, 04:35 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On 9/18/2020 3:15 AM, mechanic wrote:
On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:51:02 -0500, Rene Lamontagne wrote:

Check, power failures do not affect pots service, they run on their own
independent power systems.


One of their ways to ensure 99.99% availability. Even after the
zombies attack you can still phone mom.




There's no way to ensure 100% availability, and not even 99.99%. It's
always possible for the phone line to be down.

As a matter of fact, in my experience, my cell phone has more
availability than my old POTS line ever had

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  #89  
Old September 18th 20, 07:52 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:17:19 +0100, mechanic wrote:

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:51:07 -0400, Jonathan N. Little wrote:

Ken Blake wrote:

Changing the subject slightly, I once knew a woman who told me she never
used her cell phone during a thunderstorm; she always used her land line
instead. That was because she "knew" that using a cell phone could get
her electrocuted if lightning struck nearby.


True if she decided to climb the cell tower while using it...


Anything to get a signal!


Climbing a cell tower, assuming you can get over the fence in the first
place, might well give you access to a better signal, but not from the
tower that you're climbing. The antennas have a certain amount of down
tilt, but there's still a big dead area underneath.

  #90  
Old September 18th 20, 10:00 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Char Jackson wrote:
On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:17:19 +0100, mechanic wrote:

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:51:07 -0400, Jonathan N. Little wrote:

Ken Blake wrote:

Changing the subject slightly, I once knew a woman who told me she never
used her cell phone during a thunderstorm; she always used her land line
instead. That was because she "knew" that using a cell phone could get
her electrocuted if lightning struck nearby.

True if she decided to climb the cell tower while using it...


Anything to get a signal!


Climbing a cell tower, assuming you can get over the fence in the first
place, might well give you access to a better signal, but not from the
tower that you're climbing. The antennas have a certain amount of down
tilt, but there's still a big dead area underneath.


You're taking this waaay too seriously. Just a joke on how to get
electrocuted using a cell phone.

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