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by TonyJZX
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Price Question
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: T410 Price Question

I wouldnt even get a t420 or t520 or a 420s even though I have like... 3 of them? I do like my 420 models but these are too old. UNLESS you get them for very cheap. 410 is a 1st gen machine, 420 is 2nd gen. I bought all mine for sub $75 usd as shells ie. machine complete sans hdd and charger. Instal...
by TonyJZX
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just purchased a refurb T510 on Newegg
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Just purchased a refurb T510 on Newegg

I dont want to poo poo people's purchases. Its hard to reconcile paying that kind of money for a 10 yr old laptop.

ALso you probably wont get much performance difference from that cpu upgrade.
by TonyJZX
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading from an X220? T420 or X230?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Upgrading from an X220? T420 or X230?

I really like the t420 and 420s but these are getting on and I would expect say 2-3hrs at best... and its not super easy to get NoS genuine batteries... but they do work well for 2nd gen units. I also believe Win7 Win10 works well... also if you run Win7 on the x220 you can flat transfer it over if ...
by TonyJZX
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 now authenticates off SLIC 2.1
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

Win10 now authenticates off SLIC 2.1

I've just done this twice on relatively new hardware, say within 2013 or so. You should know what a slic is. All you do is install the version of Windows 10 that matches to your SLIC, ie. Win10 Pro = Win7 Pro. Chose "no key" on install and the thing authenticates even offline. This makes thing a lot...
by TonyJZX
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

I question that.

Problem is if you've experienced modern machinery going back to a T410 or a T400 even with an SSD requires some patience on Win7 or Win10.

On Unix yeah.

Win7 and Win10 are bogging down older hardware I feel.
by TonyJZX
Tue May 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?

I wish you good hunting in your quest for 10yr old printers in a foreign land.

Sounds like a normal thing for most immigrants to Sydney.
by TonyJZX
Sat May 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?

There's an old maxim that's relevant here more than any other place. If you're an expert then why do you need to ask? There's a link right there. Pay your $300 and move on. In almost every sector there's rapid model cycling. THis should be plainly obvious to anyone. If you have a laundry list of spe...
by TonyJZX
Fri May 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: it it ever cost-effective to replace a used ThinkPad's screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: it it ever cost-effective to replace a used ThinkPad's screen?

Its probably not cost effective if you cant do it yourself. Just roughly looking at prices on ebay... the screen and say labour is the same price as the t420s... but i sort of feel like you may be stuck since the 420s with broken screen is worth nothing... and the batteries arent available really. I...
by TonyJZX
Thu May 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: Sydney - buying HP laserjet?

Sydney is a city with 5 mil. people. You can just about get everything here. What is hard to find is 10yr old Laser printers, new or in good working condition. Here's an example: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HP-LASERJET-2420N-2420-Printer-2410N-2410-3MonthWARRANTY/303059713018?hash=item468fc43bfa:g:a...
by TonyJZX
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: Thinkpad E485
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Thinkpad E485

Not much action on this part of the forum. Might just write a little bit about my experiences with the E485 which is their SME line. From the looks of it, the E485 is like half the price of the A485 and for many, its enough. I ordered mine like 3 weeks ago and its sort of just arrived. I asked for a...
by TonyJZX
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)
Replies: 30
Views: 18117

Re: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)

ironically timed due to the 5% lowering of the prices across the board... and the introduction of the std range $35,000 model.... and the announcment of closure of all showrooms.... and then walking a lot of this back with "only" a 3% drop with that 2% moved into not closing all showrooms. No one ev...
by TonyJZX
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The Problem with the World Today
Replies: 3
Views: 3664

Re: The Problem with the World Today

I was about to jump on you to say that the "world problem" is not the donkey vs the elephant or the evil relationship between Israel the US and Saudi Arabia... but yet... it IS a world problem. These entities are responsible for millions of deaths trillions of dollars wasted and the continued suffer...
by TonyJZX
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 10394

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

Are we still talking desktop monitors like the title says or TV displays? That's why I didnt mention 4k60 or HDR or anything that is actually interesting...

I would love to see a 24-27" LCD w/ 4k 60 HDR but these really arent moving on PCs.
by TonyJZX
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 10394

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

Except for stuff like Gsync and Freesync and super high res., monitors have kind of stagnated given that demand for desktop PCs hasnt really grown?
by TonyJZX
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 10394

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

One of the first expensive monitors I bought was the Dell 2405... funny story... the first LCD monitor I ever paid for was a HP 15" back in 2002 or 03? This was when these were several hundred. They were excess merchandise... ie. buy 5 x HP rack servers get a free monitor. Anyway... I wasnt too impr...
by TonyJZX
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Know your parasites
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: Know your parasites

Trump is the manifestation of the golden parachute that exists when you're a billionaire. Always falling up. However I wonder how long this charade will last past January. Its this generations' Nixon and possibly Clinton if you're after a media spectacle. 2019 will be the year he's escorted out of t...
by TonyJZX
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

I consulted at many businesses that kept even T61s T400s as test bench machines and the like... Many businesses didnt even buy desktops any more... older laptops worked fine as desktops with an lcd kbd mouse. However even so, a 1st gen machine is basically worthless. I think 3 or 4yrs ago I bought a...
by TonyJZX
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?
Replies: 13
Views: 4173

Re: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?

I say that as someone who doesnt mind the Dell and HP Elite keyboards going back to 2005 etc. Hell I still have a single core HP Elite 14" 4:3 Dothan whatever laptop that I keep around for the Com1 port. I feel like becuase HP and Dell have 'ok layouts' and they never gave us anything really great l...
by TonyJZX
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?
Replies: 13
Views: 4173

Re: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?

I moved onto a Dell e6430 over my old T420/420s... the architecture is a major move up in speed power reduction etc. Saying that I feel like the T430 is still a tad more expensive on the 2nd hand market than the 420 family. I can never accept the new chiclet layout and I'm ok with Dell's kbd format....
by TonyJZX
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB thoughts?

I work for a few places that use this.... basically a few of the staff members hook their own laptops up to the network and use that to verify the LTSB copy.... so no candy crush, no minecraft etc. Its great however I just use Win7 lol... I believe its the same KMS key server stuff the same as Win7 ...
by TonyJZX
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

There's always going to be alleged professionals who hurt themselves or their fellow employees or their family with their guns.

Who remembers the DEA agent who was in a classroom and stated he was the only one 'professional' enough to handle a Glock 22.

Then promptly shot himself in the leg.
by TonyJZX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?

He'll need it up quick... the caravan is coming... any day now... I suspect it'll be a pressing issue once more when the subpoenas start coming.

Its such a useful tool like just before the mid terms. After?

We'll keep that in our back pocket for now...
by TonyJZX
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

I think many people look at the question of gun control thru their own lense. I'm a reasonably competant person with no criminal record, no mental issues and generally stable life. So I feel like I should be ok to own a gun. But the flip side is that there's a lot of people a lot less responsible th...
by TonyJZX
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

I'm slightly ok with countries having compulsory military service, say for a short time, 6 months to a year. Saying that as someone who never has to do that. I also put it to you that in times of a national emergency most countries will devolve into a police state and that they wont hesistate to con...
by TonyJZX
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6355

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

You cant blame news for covering when 11 people get shot in a church vs. what *may* have been prevented when someone kills an assailant. But even given that its impossible to do gun restrictions in the US given theres no registration. You can take away guns from the British and Australians since the...
by TonyJZX
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 281679

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Muslims arent a monolithic group.

Granted they havent accepted their clergy molesting children on the degree of certain other mainstream religions.
by TonyJZX
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 2903

Re: People that request personal tech support

1st thing everyone should be doing is reading the HMM for you model.

This is good for 99% of issues.

But I know few people want to go to this trouble.
by TonyJZX
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 24
Views: 2912

Re: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies

I feel like the best thing about Microsoft is that they are incompetant in many arenas. Would you use Bing? How safe is Edge? We know Google and Facebook are the devil and you can handily ignore Twit and Amazon. With 3 alternate big name browsers its not like as if you are tied. Do you guys like duc...
by TonyJZX
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 281679

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

I think its easy to sit back and say "hold steady".

If you're an employee at Panasonic in the UK and you lost your job because they're moving to the Netherlands....
by TonyJZX
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 281679

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

The response to that is that countries shouldnt put economic performance as the main goal.

Sometimes you have die standing up rather than begging on your knees.

Not much of a life if you existence relies on the vagaries of some bureacrats in Brussels...

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