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  1. #1
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Is it possible to get really good on a trackball or a trackpoint?

    I have both, but they seem to really suck.

    I am pretty good on a touchpad, but nothing seems to beat a mouse.
  2. #2
    They keep pooping on my countertops

    I DONT LEAVE ANY FOOD OUT
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  3. #3
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Is it possible to get really good on a trackball or a trackpoint?

    I have both, but they seem to really suck.

    I am pretty good on a touchpad, but nothing seems to beat a mouse.

    write an app that turn old smartphones into touchpads.

    share the profit with me.
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  4. #4
    keyboard commands
  5. #5
    Fuck Your World African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Is it possible to get really good on a trackball or a trackpoint?

    I have both, but they seem to really suck.

    I am pretty good on a touchpad, but nothing seems to beat a mouse.

    mouse all the way. Invented in the late 1950s? wooden. Stanford I think.


    touchpads always scroll off on their own.. or seem to. Because i keep leaning my hand down.
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    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by DietPiano They keep pooping on my countertops

    I DONT LEAVE ANY FOOD OUT

    Get a cat
  7. #7
    Fuck Your World African Astronaut
    The first computer mouse was publicly unveiled in 1968 by its inventor, Douglas C. Engelbart. He invented the computer mouse in 1964 — two decades before it would ship with the first Apple Macintosh.Jul 4, 2013





    R.I.P.
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  8. #8
    Rrr African Astronaut
    Rats
  9. #9
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Fuck Your World The first computer mouse was publicly unveiled in 1968 by its inventor, Douglas C. Engelbart. He invented the computer mouse in 1964 — two decades before it would ship with the first Apple Macintosh.Jul 4, 2013





    R.I.P.

    That thing is wild. How does it work?
  10. #10
    Cly African Astronaut [foredate your moneyless friar's-cowl]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny write an app that turn old smartphones into touchpads.

    share the profit with me.

    already a such thing
  11. #11
    Originally posted by Cly already a such thing

    wheels have reinvented many times over.
  12. #12
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Clits are just bad and only exist to either save space or let you do some crude mousing around without taking your hands off the keyboard.

    I've heard some CAD people argue trackballs are better than mice. I can see the ergonomic argument for it, you don't have to move your shoulder/elbow and arguably wrist as much. I don't think they ever get more precise than mice, and there's definitely a learning curve, but I think they can get back up to mouse level precision/speed with some practice.
  13. #13
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    ...clits?
  14. #14
    CASPER Soldier of Fourchin
    rats
  15. #15
    CASPER Soldier of Fourchin
    oh shit its not a galm thread

    ummmmm......the eye tracker thing?
  16. #16
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Originally posted by MexicanMasterRace …clits?

    The official name for a"trackpoint" is "clit"
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  17. #17
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    logitech makes the best wireless mouse. i replace the triple A battery once a month. so they are very efficient. if i'm doing cad, ill use the ergo pad with this mouse vs the trackpoint.
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