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  1. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    is the keyboard set up the way it is? the QWERTY format?

    and why, is tonight's FOX lineup all reruns?
     
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  2. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    It has to do with typewriters and keys getting stuck together. I haven't been watching Fox so I can't answer your second question.
     
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  3. dropsdon'tlikem

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    A keyboard is setup in the QWERTY format for ease of use. the most commonly used letters are in the middle where your fingers rest. The farther you have to reach the less common the letter is
     
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  4. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    I don't think that's quite true. The keyboard is setup the way it is now to slow people down. It used to be setup in a different way and people were typing so fast that it was binding up keyboards.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qwerty
     
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  5. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Booyah! I was right. Eat it, fool. :cool:
     
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  6. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    easy spanky, i was saying the theory about easy of use was incorrect, not yours. And I'm not hungry, I just finished dinner.
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I hate to be a Mr. know-it-all here, but I know the answer to the "keyboard" question. It's actually quite interesting. It seems that the orginal type writers were set up in alfa-order. However, the older typewriters weren't very good, and when people would type really fast they would break. In order to slow peoples' typing down, they mixed up the keys. If you've ever noticed, you do most of your typing with your left hand...when most people are right handed.

    What can I say, I'm full of useless information...I read a book on it.

    EDIT: Someone beat me to it...sorry.
     
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  8. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    The question is answered already. You have to be on top of the game, and have many leather bound books in your collection.
     
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    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    hot damn, booyah, eat it sucka!
     
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  10. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    why ask why?
     
  11. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Sorry, I was responding to dropsdon'tlikem, not you.
     
  12. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I think you could switch the keyboard on PC's to the faster DVORAK layout. It used to be an option (I think), but almost everyone learns QWERTY, so it remains.

    I tried it for a few days, but I am so used to QWERTY, I still used it today.
     
  13. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    It is definitely still an option. I think the main reason people don't use them is for the exact reason you stated, resistance to change. I've never used one (or even seen one in person) but I hear they really are faster if you learn to use it.
     
  14. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Another problem with DVORAK would be that you would have a fairly hard time learning where the keys were, as most keyboards are printed in QWERT only. QWERTY is here to stay though, I have a hard enough time typing fast as it is.
     
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    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    Imagine what happened to all the people who used typewriters frequently, it must have really screwed them up. I know that if they suddenly rearranged the keys on my keyboard I would be done for.
     
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    I was disappointed too...I actually had time to sit down and relax in front of the TV and it was re-runs!
     
  17. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    stop asking so many damn questions and go ride your bike
     
  18. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    i cant. i fear that if i do, i will break something else, then i just need to spend even more money so it will be sell-able.:p
     
  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Stop watching TV and you'll never have to ask a question like this again.............. ;)
     
  20. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    Question, do you actually type in "<snip>" yourself? because when i quote someone, and delete part of their quote, it never puts in "<snip>".
     
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    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    god i'm bored today. snow day tomorrow though!
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's because I have the super-duper secret special RM editor. :p
     
  23. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    :drool: luckyyyy :drool:
     
  24. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I can hook you up. Paypal me $20 and I'll mail you a copy of the editor.
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    $20?!? What a ho'......... :rolleyes:
     
  26. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    O O OMG! lyke, that w0u1d t0ta11y rox0r! P13453 d0 1t f0r m3.
     
  27. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I'm going to have to kill you now.
     
  28. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You should plant a E-IED in his vicinity........... :D
     
  29. dh girlie

    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    Yes he does...he does not have much to do since he is above watching tv...
     
  30. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Why isn't the 10 key the same as a telephone?

    That's something i think should change....
     
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    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    what? there is no 10 key 'tard:p
     
  32. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    That's a great way to screw with your office mates....

    Just switch their 10 key pad to read the same as a telephone and watch the hilarity.