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  1. Jeramiah Dooley (@jdooley_clt)
    Jeramiah Dooley (@jdooley_clt) at |

    I’ve been looking at the G710+, I’m interested in how it holds up for you. I’m always worried about mechanical keys and how long they will last on a consumer keyboard…

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  2. Craig Johnson
    Craig Johnson at |

    Big fan of mechanical keyboards – a little loud for conference calls, though. Easy enough to clean, I think they’d last longer than consumer/quiet keyboards

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  3. Patrick Kremer
    Patrick Kremer at |

    I spent over $100 on an Orthomouse http://www.orthovia.com.br/english/ and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my wrist and fingers. I

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  4. alpacapowered
    alpacapowered at |

    IMO they handled and disclosed the heartbleed vulnerability in an great way. Here is a good writeup on what led to the heartbleed discovery and disclosure:
    http://www.vocativ.com/tech/hacking/behind-scenes-crazy-72-hours-leading-heartbleed-discovery/

    VMware is just one of literally thousands of vendors and projects independently adopting the free (as in freedom) openssl libs their products. They couldn’t just go around and “notify companies”. You can bet that information about the vulnerability would be abused covertly in the meantime or the whole thing suddenly went public before the upstream patch by the openssl team was released. Naturally, they wanted the patch to be released ASAP and make sure everyone is aware of the graveness of the situation to update quickly.

    Meanwhile VMware is taking their sweet time to implement the fix they are presented on a silver platter. I know that software release management and testing are serious business, even more so since VMware messed up quite a few times in recent history. But the scope of required code change is minimal while the risk is extremely huge. Hell, they can even recompile the very same old code with an additional flag and disable the vulnerable heartbeat function nobody uses as well for an emergency patch.

    It’s cool that they now have a KB article outlining what products and versions are affected, but until now they didn’t even bother informing people with their own security advisories mailing list to get the word out.

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  5. Edward Beheler
    Edward Beheler at |

    I don’t think it’s weird to use a keyboard that fits your personal preference. I use a “gaming” keyboard, also with Cherry MX Brown switches, but it looks more like a plain-jane office keyboard — the Coolermaster Storm Quickfire XT. It’s much more comfortable to type on than a standard, mushy stock HP keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EQV0W02/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00EQV0W02&linkCode=as2&tag=edsphoto08-20

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