Dvorak

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    WTF is this shit? Never damn heard of it before. I can goddamn type 120 words a minute..........tried to type on that keyboard tonight and I felt like a damn retard. Is there ANY reason for me to attempt to learn this.
     
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    no, that shit is as retarded as the metric system. useless.
     
  3. Stone Cold

    Stone Cold STOMPING A MUD HOLE IN SHITTY POSTERS SINCE 2001

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    Whatcha talkin about, woman?
     
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    Canadian dumb stuff
     
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    they move the letter all around on the keyboard. something aboot putting most commonly used letters together. it's all hella gay.
     
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    qwerty>dvorak
     
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    Why the fuck is the semicolon a home key?
     
  11. Slippy

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    Really fucking messed me up. I had to hunt and peck. Kinda want to learn it though. I just wonder if it adds anything positive to my resume.

    36 and never heard of it before.............
     
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    aoeu thns

    I see the logic behind it..........but goddamn. This is going to take some effort. I just wanna know if it's worth it.
     
  13. Stone Cold

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    This is a shitty topic for a late Friday night/early Saturday morning.
     
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    why do we have to keep changing everything- qwerty is fine - just fuckin fine i tell ya
     
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    unless you getting a job transcribing dictations or something an need to learn to type faster, there's no value in learning it.
     
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    Stone Cold STOMPING A MUD HOLE IN SHITTY POSTERS SINCE 2001

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    :hw:
     
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    :hw:

    actually off work tonite :cheer:
     
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    And you're up this late why?? :facepalm:
     
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    woke up at midnite like clock work - now im ready to go - :jj:
     
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    Awkward strokes

    Awkward strokes are undesirable because they slow down typing, increase typing errors, and increase finger strain. Hurdling is an awkward stroke requiring a single finger to jump directly from one row, over the home row to another row (e.g., typing “minimum” (which often comes out as "minimun" or "mimimum") on the QWERTY keyboard).[18] In the English language, there are about 1,200 words that require a hurdle on the QWERTY layout. In contrast, there are few words requiring a hurdle on the Dvorak layout and even fewer requiring a double hurdle.[18][19]
    [edit] Hand alternation

    Alternating hands while typing is a desirable trait because while one hand is typing a letter, the other hand can get in position to type the next letter. Thus, a typist may fall into a steady rhythm and type quickly. However, when a string of letters is done with the same hand, the chances of stuttering are increased and a rhythm can be broken, thus decreasing speed and increasing errors and fatigue. The QWERTY layout has more than 3,000 words that are typed on the left hand alone and about 300 words that are typed on the right hand alone (the aforementioned word "minimum" is a right-hand-only word). In contrast, with the Dvorak layout, only a few words are typed using only the left hand and even fewer with the right hand.[14] This is because a syllable requires at least one vowel, and all the vowels (and "y") are on the left side.