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u/ManiacalV · 2 pointsr/geek

I used to love my TrackMan FX Marbles (I had two), but for the exact reasons why I hate that evil bastard you linked to. ;\^P

  • Big ball over tiny ball. The small ball means less sensitivity. The large ball on the FX (with the small hole so you could use your thumb as a brake with varied pressure making it easy to vary your control) was brilliant. Small ball means very little control.

  • Thumbs are not good for pointing! There a reason you point with your index finger and a reason you use your index finger on a touch pad. You may have more rotation in your thumbs versus fingers (90° vs 45°) but most people are used to pointing with their index fingers. Your finger follow the natural extension of your arm. It's perfectly line-of-site down the arm. Since the thumb rests on the side of the hand, drawing a + comes out like an X.

    Thumb trackballs are among the most uncomfortable methods of control I've ever used.

    Of course, this is all personal opinion. Obviously they're popular since they're still selling them. If I could find an FX for under $75 I might even consider going back, but I've grown so accustomed to mice that when I got a finger trackball for work (and at home) recently, I ended up returning one and giving the other away because I couldn't game or get comfortable with them.
u/shiner_bock · 4 pointsr/geek

FYI, for amazon links, you only need the following:

The "OnetwoUSB-Display-Function-Silver-warranty" part can be useful for you to keep track of what each link is to, but the rest of the stuff is tracking and other meta information that's mainly useful only for amazon's data crunching purposes. There can be other info in there, too, like if someone refers you to a product, they can get a referral credit (if they're set up for it), which you may or may not want to support.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/geek

The Microsoft Trackball Explorer:

I have been using this mouse for over 10 YEARS, and it's still the best on the market. Used ones go on eBay for crazy money (£200+ sometimes). By far the best thing MS ever did. Still silky smooth and flawless after 10+ years.

u/patmcnally · 2 pointsr/geek

As the original poster of this pirate material I agree, and if you really like it might I suggest a quick dvd purchase at amazon

u/cgomez · 21 pointsr/geek

$0.67 - Aborted Babies in Heaven: Hear Our Stories (Paperback)


EDIT: Aw. The (unintentional) interest in this book made Amazon's algorithms bump the price back up to $16.

u/the_tuna · 3 pointsr/geek

Roommate here! It's PS/2. I ordered one of these (based on reviewers mentioning compatibility with the Model M). And yes, this keyboard is solid!

u/luxpsycho · 10 pointsr/geek

FYI, for amazon links, substitute "www" with "smile" to have a portion of your shoppig go to charity at no extra cost:

u/mturk · 38 pointsr/geek

The book on the counter is Tasting Beer. Based on the colours, I would say it's this book.

Note: I'm not a creepy stalker. I just like mysteries. I think that in the case of the upside-down beer bottle spice rack, the solution is a beer connoisseur.

u/patt · 2 pointsr/geek

You know how sometimes you try something, and it just feels "right"? You come into contact with it, and something twangs deep inside your gut, and you know you'll never find better than that. My first and only trackball mouse is the only computer component that fits in that category for me.

Logitech's brilliant-but-cancelled Trackman Marble FX(ridiculously overpriced link) is the standard that all other trackball mice should strive to achieve. Amazingly comfortable, no sense-memory learning curve, ridiculously precise -- best they ever made. Used mine for the better part of a decade (though it was terrible for many games). When it finally gave up the ghost, I discovered to my great lamentation that Logitech had discontinued it. I am pathologically unable to use any of their trackball thumb mice, so now I'm back to a traditional mouse. It saddens me to know that I'll likely never have another one, but at least I can tell my future grandkids that there was a mouse like that.

u/garrisonc · 22 pointsr/geek

Not far into the comments section, I found this link:

Seems he could have saved some time in Photoshop with a quick Google search.

u/Cletus1990 · 106 pointsr/geek

It's a set of 6 movies (Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man I, Iron Man II and The Incredible Hulk) It also contains a whole bunch of other goodies.

Here's the amazon link to check it out.

u/jweebo · 1 pointr/geek

My setup:

  1. HD Antenna

  2. HDMI cable plugged into computer in the living room

    ...that's about it. The antenna gets me network channels plus a FOX affiliate channel, Pix11, and a few others. The computer gets me hulu, and it could get me netflix or the amazon prime streaming if I had either of those.
u/insomniac84 · 6 pointsr/geek

Yup, which is why the one sold at amazon that has been out on the market longer than this art student has had a computer is clearly fake.

u/hamcake · 1 pointr/geek

If you want to be even more portable, go with a keyboard touchpad combo -- even smaller.

u/taterbizkit · 1 pointr/geek

I loooooooved my old Logitech Trackball MarbleMan FX. It looked like something out of an HR Giger painting -- but that was a bonus because it scared people away from using my desk when I wasn't there.

When they were discontinued, I bought four of them. The problem is that a small plastic nub that held the ball in place tended to wear out and break after a year or so. So I haven't had one for a decade. And you'll see the "new" price of $399 on that amazon page...

u/Tyler29294 · -4 pointsr/geek

You can find it here if this is what I think it is.

Edit: It is.

u/NeuroG · 2 pointsr/geek

It would be impossible to understand/afford all of the aspects of ham radio simultaneously, but passing a "tech" license (or the equivalent in your country) and buying a Chinese handheld and a few accessories is commonly attained by high-school students with less than $100, and permits the use of regional repeaters and even satellites. Connect it to a smartphone or computer and you can use the APRS system -even use it to send an email with the international space station.

u/gamma_ray_burst · 3 pointsr/geek

There are two PS/2 adapters that are confirmed to consistently work for the model m, because many don't:

This Belkin (which I have).

and the "Blue Cube."

u/discofrisko · 2 pointsr/geek

Years ago someone posted this video on Reddit.
I ordered the book and made the Jungle Carbine.
Took me weeks to order all the different pieces, and cost about 250$ to make...

u/LostInAustin · 2 pointsr/geek

Characters from neuromancer.

  • case: linux box
  • molly: windows gaming rig
  • riviera: laptop
  • finn: netbook
u/berger77 · 3 pointsr/geek

Man, that reminds me of how much I am going to miss my Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman when it dies. $600 is too much for a trackball.

u/ElevenSquared · 1 pointr/geek

I love the concept of it, but not actually using it. I bought this mouse, but can never use it for more than a few minutes before getting frustrated at how long it takes to click things.

u/techhorder · 3 pointsr/geek

You think you have it bad, I have two of these, one as backup just in case. I will never be able to afford a replacement in case i cant repair it.

u/The_Real_Cats_Eye · 2 pointsr/geek

That's the whole thing.

For example, the Baofeng UV-3R is $32.92 (+free shipping) at amazon (

>The BaoFeng UV-3R dual band radio with FM transceiver, Mini size. Latest version with 18 menu items, S-meter and dual display and dual band antenna. It is a micro miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area 2-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability. Functions and Features: LCD Menu Operations, Dual Band/Dual Display, Wide/Narrow Bandwidth, FM Radio Built-in (87.0MHz-108.0MHz), Emergency Alarm, Low Battery Alert, PC Programming, VOX (Off/1-9 Level), 99 Channels (1 Emergency Channel), CTCSS/CDCSS, Battery Saver, Power Capacity Display (ON), Backlight ON/OFF/Key, FM Radio Channel Storage, High illumination Flashlight.

Another version, the 5R is less than $36