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The Optimus keyboards [1] by Art. Lebedev Studio have been around for a while but they've always been prohibitively expensive. While this keyboard doesn't have color in the displays, it's actually affordable.

Another similar product is the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate [2] keyboard, but only 10 if its buttons have programmable displays.

I wonder why Razer (or anyone else) haven't made a standalone keyboard that followed the approach they took with their Switchblade [3] concept. They put transparent keys over a large lcd panel. It's much cheaper than putting a tiny lcd display inside each key.

[1] http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

[2] http://www.razerzone.com/ap-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/raze...

[3] http://www.razerzone.com/switchblade

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We had the exact same question ourselves, we decided if they wouldn't then we would.

P.s I'm one of the engineers on site working on the project.

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The minions pictured on the very same page are clearly a darker shade of yellow. When I grap the pantone color with a color picker I get #f8e763, while a minion gives me #fad24e.

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That could be from a number of different effects, ranging from render parameters (of either the minions, the color sample or both) to optical ilussions. Also, they may already have a similar colour and chose to name "minion yellow" a new shade, which still resembles the minion's iconic colour.

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Is this similar to Meteor.js' minimongo[1]?

[1] https://www.meteor.com/mini-databases

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Wow, I had never heard of this but it's really cool. It comes with a couple of commands that are really impressive.

tycat can put an image inline in your terminal. tyls gives you an inline folder view with thumbnails that you can click and preview.

Feels like a thoroughly modern terminal emulator.

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If every media outlet shows the uncensored image there isn't a single target for violent reprisals.

Collectively shouting "I'm Spartacus" protects the collective and sends a strong message.

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Compiling to Javascript is the way Dart solves its chicken-or-egg problem.

Chrome ships a Dart VM and hopefully Mozilla, Apple and Microsoft will follow suit one day.

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> Chrome ships a Dart VM

Google ships a special Dart-enabled version of Chromium (Dartium) with the Dart SDK. Chrome, however, does not currently ship (with) a Dart VM.

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I stand corrected.

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Chrome doesn’t ship a Dart VM does it? The closest you can get currently is a Dart-enabled special build of Chromium I believe.

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Ahhh that's right, I forgot about the Dart VM. Thanks

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Wouldn't that essentially be identity theft?

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Helping Dropbox grow is arguably the single greatest achievement of YC to date. I think in that light it makes sense that news about Dropbox gets on the front page of news.ycombinator.com.

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I would "argue" that fact, given the chance.

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I just gave up trying to connect it to Google or Twitter since those don't work. I ended up using the email signup option but neither signing up nor logging in happen over HTTPS.

That's why authentication through reliable big services like Google is a thing guys. At least they get it right.

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The brain-shaped thought bubble filled with blue gears is _very_ reminiscent of the devopsdays[1] logo...

[1]: http://devopsdays.org/

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