[Oberon] Re (2): PS/2-USB adapters; was Re: Project Oberon 2013 on GitHub?

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Sat Apr 12 11:28:40 CEST 2014

Sometimes we must accept living with danger.
If the mouse gets damaged it's a a pity.
More so if the system's mouse port gets damaged.
But the hardware is less important than your data.
Previously Prez. Zuma's boys came after dark and tied me up and stole
my net-book, with DebEtch & LNO on the SD. ...etc.
Recently some came and stole the PC...etc & brass water taps.
So I moved to a safer location.
A major reason to migrate to rPi, is that they can't see that as having value.
Since I needed to migrate from IDE to SATA, I needed an old MOBO
which catered for both.  It just lays on the table, with a PSU-fan attatched
above a CPU heat-sink by string, and wire going everywhere.
They won't steal that either.  Only the display is vunerable.
I was so lucky, when they stole the PC, that I'd taken the 2 IDEs to work
at another location, and the one left on the table was seen as having no

== Chris Glur.

On 4/11/14, peter at easthope.ca <peter at easthope.ca> wrote:
> My comments should have been more clear.
> From:	Jan Verhoeven <jan at verhoeven272.nl>
> Date:	Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:30:30 +0200
>> I have used them some times but never fried a mouse...
>> Perhaps this one is better:
>> http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_61244/merkmale.html
> Any adapter such as those you cited, from a vendor with an
> intention to continue in business and a reputation to customers
> is more likely to be reliable.
> The adapter I tested was an inexpensive unbranded thing purchased
> via eBay.  I mentioned it for readers who aren't aware that an
> adapter can ruin a mouse.
> Conversely, I use two inexpensive USB-SDHC adapters with no problems.
> Inexpensive doesn't necessarily mean bad.
> Regards,                ... Peter E.
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