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Old 06-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #31
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All I can say is you guys need to live in Scotland. @volkerding I would add a touch more, perhaps as much as 50/50 depending on how much body the whisky / bourbon / whiskey has. Something like an Islay malt can stand a bit more water than a Speyside. Oh and just to start a little personal flame attack, Ive just finished the 40 year old single malt that my wife bought me for Christmas.
I almost bought the 40 year old Laphroig distilled back in the 60's by Bessie Williamson, and still kick myself that I didn't. What kind was yours? And while I'm talking to you, Orkney! One of the best bottles I ever had was the Highland Park 1977 bicentenniary edition. Still a half inch in the bottom of the bottle that I'd better clean up one of these days lest it just oxidize down there.

I prefer the barely any water. I'd drink it completely neat except that just that bit of water does shock the flavours out of suspension.

Still typing on the SIIG
 
Old 06-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #32
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I've never been one for spirits. I'd much rather have a nice cask conditioned real ale. My father is quite partial to Metaxa.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #33
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I own an Unicomp Model M keyboard. I LOVE it. It's six years old now. I paid a premium to ship it into my country but it was worth it.

Furthermore: At a previous job, I was able to spec my work's PC. I specified an Unicomp Model M as the keyboard. Funny, they approved the ENORMOUS expense and purchased it. I was very thankful for that.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #34
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I almost bought the 40 year old Laphroig distilled back in the 60's by Bessie Williamson, and still kick myself that I didn't.
Laphroaig tends to be a bit 'smoky' for mine, but I'd have loved to have tried some of that batch! Back when that was released, I still had some learning to do. I thought Johnny Walker Blue Label was the bees knees...

Nowadays I prefer the 'smoother' scotches like Lagavulin 16 y/o or The Macallan 12 y/o, because I tend to sip it neat. I'll have to try the water trick.

Oh, and I'm using an 'overstock' IBM server keyboard from the 90s, but it's not a model M...

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #35
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I recently bought a Ducky DK2108 mechanical keyboard. http://www.edgrochowski.com/articles/ducky.html

This is an old-school keyboard, even older than the Model M.

If you're old enough to remember Cherry keyboards, the Ducky is a modern-day Cherry.

I remember when rubber dome keyboards first came out in the mid-1980s, I thought they were distinctly inferior to mechanical keyboards. I was extremely happy to find a keyboard with mechanical keyswitches still being made today.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #36
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@volkerdi - I went on a tour of the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, TN. Interesting fact: it's a dry county. The tour guide said each employee gets a bottle of JD every month and they have to drive over to the next county to pick it up.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #37
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All I can say is you guys need to live in Scotland. @volkerding I would add a touch more, perhaps as much as 50/50 depending on how much body the whisky / bourbon / whiskey has. Something like an Islay malt can stand a bit more water than a Speyside. Oh and just to start a little personal flame attack, Ive just finished the 40 year old single malt that my wife bought me for Christmas.

samac
Went to uni in Scotland - best 4 yrs of me life!!
A 'hauf-n- a hauf' is not a bad mixture, but for whisky (!whiskey), a Speyside is hard to beat :-)
Was in a wine-merchant in Braemar years and years ago - and there it was - shelf-meter upon shelf-meter with single malts that I had never heard of (and probably will never see again) *sigh* Had a real hard time deciding which of them to take home ...
Some few drops of water certainly takes the edge off the more agressive ones, but a real smoothie doesn't really need any ...
Whatever ye all call whiskey on this side of the pond, honestly just leaves me cold *quickly ducking to avoid incoming missiles*

Oh, and in case you wonder - an old IBM AT-keyboard with a lovely 'click' to it (he, he, he)

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:23 PM   #38
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I really wish I could appreciate whiskey.. If I try to drink it on the rocks I usually just grimace and try to power through it..
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #39
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I really wish I could appreciate whiskey.. If I try to drink it on the rocks I usually just grimace and try to power through it..
That's because ye yanks try to freeze it to death with loadsa ice - 'real' whisky should be drunk at room-temp!!
Same with beer - I just have to chuckle when I see folks pulling a cooler through the snow ...
Mind you - your beer is brewed to drink cold - in the UK its brewed to be drunk at 'pub'-temp. - and never the twain shall meet!!
'ts like John Cleese once described yankee beer:
It's like making love in a canoe - effing near water!

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #40
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That's because ye yanks try to freeze it to death with loadsa ice - 'real' whisky should be drunk at room-temp!!
This is true. In fact, I've found that a small (not too much!) amount of warmth from your hand underneath the glass can really bring out some character.

"On the rocks" is not enjoyable for me.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #41
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That's because ye yanks try to freeze it to death with loadsa ice - 'real' whisky should be drunk at room-temp!!
Same with beer - I just have to chuckle when I see folks pulling a cooler through the snow ...
Mind you - your beer is brewed to drink cold - in the UK its brewed to be drunk at 'pub'-temp. - and never the twain shall meet!!
'ts like John Cleese once described yankee beer:
It's like making love in a canoe - effing near water!
Aussie actually, but the rest of that holds true :P
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:36 AM   #42
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I have two Model Ms, a regular 1391401 and a 1391472 (aka the Model M Space-Saving Keyboard) that I'm using to type this now. I also have 13H6705 Model M13 (the black Model M with Trackpoint) coming my way soon.

I'd like to think I'm still rather young, so I guess I'll just call myself old-school.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:47 AM   #43
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I've got a few old keyboards that still work. Although work environments (close quarters) have a few coworkers that will not tollerate such loud things. Even my breathing seems to piss them off these days. It's like I'm back in grade school. But I haven't been there for decades.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #44
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How does Pat always know when someone speaks of him?

What package did he hide the code that notifies him any time a Slackware user types his name in a forum
 
Old 06-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #45
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PLZ HELP URGENT!!! I don't know much about whisky (or whiskey), but I'm willing to learn. If you all send me a bottle of your favourite.
I bought a Filco Majestouch 2 (brown switches) about a year ago, after reading quite a bit online praising mechanical keyboards. Very nice. I'll try not to spill any of the whisky you send on it.

P.S.
Most of the noise is from the keys bottoming out. With my slow typing, this sounds like Long John Silver tapdancing. A more proficient typer should be able to avoid it. Or you can get rubber O-rings to fit under the keycaps.

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