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@ginsterbusch I ended up getting a G602. At least this way if the buttons fail, I can remap them while I wait for warranty replacement!

@Riley guess I never finished my answer .. but: Most of what Sharkoon produces has been very reliable so far (Sharkoon Sharkforce, Draconia, etc.). Only the mice, not the keyboards (at least the Skiller Mech SKG1 is already starting to fluke out after about 3 months of use).

@Riley I'm very fond of the Sharkoon Shark Force mice. Got 3 of them so far (Green, Magenta and Black), all still in use.


Also nice: Sharkoon Drakonia, and the Gigabyte GM-6800 (took 4 years to finally break down)

NOT so nice: Logitech G700s. Horrible raw sandpaper surface, esp. for folks being afflichted with RSI. Plus those shoddy frail switches.

@Riley .. but that doesn't make it less hard to find really sturdy, reliable input devices that last longer than roughly about a year.

'Nowadays' Logitech devices completely fall flat, thanks to their seemingly very flimsy and mushy produced switches. That of corpse includes the middle mouse button. Just about the only really GOOD thing I'm missing on mice from diff. brands is: The 'free-wheeling' / spinning option from the MX (gaming?) series.

@Riley of corpse it depends on the brand and how "heavy" your average usage is. Eg. i'm a keyboard crusher, because I learned typing mostly on IBM Model M and similar verrry robust keyboards. Right now I'm smashing my way through the Sharkoon Skiller (Mech) SKG1, which just after about 2 months 9f use starts to show signs of mechanical "wear n tear".

Mice live in a similar kind of .. purgatory. Thus, I've been using gaming mice exclusively for some time /1

Update: I popped the little blue thing on the top off with little tabs you can reach through the battery hole. The electrical switch itself is fine, but the thing that holds the wheel has decided not to go down far enough unless I push down and back hard.

I sent a warranty replace request. Given I replaced a near identical mouse with the same problem from the same company, I expect little from the replacement. Fortunately, I can afford a better mouse if needed now thanks to Mastodon!

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When ur gf maybe likes the cat more than u 🐈💕🍬

Straight people when a little boy and girl don't spontaneously combust when near each other: "They're going to get married some day!"

Straight people looking at an old photo of two male soldiers kissing: "It's a friendship kiss. Stop projecting your bias on everything."

Rumbustion is live NOW till approx 8pm EST / 03:00 o'clock CET. Slightly delayed thanks to insane before-xmas shopping orgy.

Tune in live at xtransmissionfm.com - or search for X Transmission FM on Audials Player or your favorite player app ;)

Also taking requests in the chat room: xtransmissionfm.com/chat/

Just noticed that it's been a damn long time since I listened to some Spetsnaz. :) *throws on playlist*


@elzikat @controlfreak Pale Moon is a nice choice, too. Apparently good ole Firebug still runs with it, which is the major reason I'd use it. Aside of that, lots of good and important extensions do. Oh, and it still got the old school interface, nobody wants to add trendy hidden crap inside, and its independently developed, as a real community effort

old oontz dog seeks low stress platform to share cathartic dark electronic music with no commercial potential and the nerdy low tech behind the scenes process...

Operating primarily as for a few decades, still making themed releases and not "bangers".

Hate googletube, facespace and bird. So please steal my catalogue at:



Coming up today: A new live editionof Rumbustion. Last show for 2017, but hopefully every few (1 - 3) weeks on x transmission fm ;)

Live today 2 - 5pm EST / 20 - 23h CET @ xtransmissionfm.com
More info: f2w.de/rumbustion

Useful aside for people trying to promote their music and get a Patreon going: My Bandcamp stats show a ton of plays from that embedded player.

Patreon itself will strip the inline CSS from the player, but you can still set the height, width, and border the oldschool way with height="" and the pixels on the iframe code.

I don't know if that's responsible for the 3 patrons, but it seems to get attention.

@nex3 probably the same as with the garbage collection in magento ...

watch out gamedevs, gog wont want your game unless you launch with them first. (steam and itch have no such requirements!)

The 2017 Mastodon Mini-Census is here!
It's only 10 questions, so it's nice and short :]

Please boost this so we can get as many responses as possible


@nex3 depends though what your definition of pasta is. for example, fettuccine are cooked looking and tasting nearly identical to Swabian spätzle. and ravioli or tortellini are very similar to pilmeni or manti. the only difference is in their filling. sphaghetti broken into small parts are very similar to chinese noodles, or german soup noodles. if ones adds eggs to the noodle dough, one may instantly create german noodles.