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by TonyJZX
Wed May 27, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 524
Views: 298603

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Can I ask why Soros is the target of peoples' ire and not people like Bezos, the Kochs, the Waltons, Larry Ellisons of this world? I cant understand why people hate Soros. I'm genuinely curious. I have always said I am lucky. I come from wealthy family, always been fed, always had jobs that paid wel...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 26, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 524
Views: 298603

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

I love how everyone loves to heap blame on china for taking "ur jerbs"... on a Thinkpad forum where just about every device for the last 15-20yrs has been made in china and is been controlled essentially by the CCP... Lenovo is owned by some China academy of sciences or such nonsense? China has made...
by TonyJZX
Sat May 23, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Big brother is not just watching you...
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Big brother is not just watching you...

This is typical of all western economies... both parties in most two party systems want to maintain the status quo, which means they will trade privacy for security. Its an easy bet to make. Removing peoples privacy results in little blowback but if you have some kind of terrorst act.... even white ...
by TonyJZX
Fri May 15, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Please help me with 2 Thinkpads-both T400- to assess and upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Please help me with 2 Thinkpads-both T400- to assess and upgrade

I personally wouldnt bother spending good money over bad. We dont know what your intention is as far as o/s goes? You'd do well to find the type number off the laptops so we can at least look them up and see where you can go. The type number on the bottom is something like eg. 6473-TBM P8400(2.26GHz...
by TonyJZX
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 42
Views: 12022

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

Like a lot of males I have reasonably poor colour perception so while I have some good IPS units I really dont see a huge difference with a standard TN set.

I'm on a TN set right now and it seems to be ok with me. I'm not into PS or 100% gamut etc.
by TonyJZX
Thu May 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 42
Views: 12022

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

My current main monitor is one of the cheapest 28" 4k units on the market...

I'm running FHD because I cant be bothered running it higher.

1,440p is a good sweet spot on a 27/28-32" and I think 4k is so over the top.
by TonyJZX
Tue May 12, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blinking battery light T420
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Blinking battery light T420

read thru this https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&ei=TYe6Xur8Le-W4-EPpeufyA8&q=+thinkpad+battery+indicator+rapidly+blinks+3+times&oq=+thinkpad+battery+indicator+rapidly+blinks+3+times&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoFCCEQoAFQ17cHWKPsB2Dr7wdoAHAAeACAAYoDiAHxBpIBBTItMi4xmAEAoAEBoAECqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclien...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 12, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about lousy postal services
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Talk about lousy postal services

I'm not sure what to call this system however like in most countries you have one govt. postal service... its a pile of crap but its the cheapest and obviously they make no money on a lot of services but govt. subsidies pay for the deliveries that just arent profitable but they keep them anyway as i...
by TonyJZX
Sat May 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 46
Views: 10724

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

I think the sumnmary for me is that Thinkpad has been good to me on a personal level AND they are the best when used in the enterprise. When I've worked in places that was a Thinkpad only office across hundreds if not thousands then Thinkpad usually is the choice that is lowest headache. On the othe...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 05, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 46
Views: 10724

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

You would have to ask yourself about what attracts people to a certain product... what builds allegiance. This same topic would be common on say the Apple forums, the Rolex forums, the Mazda MX5 forums etc. - you get it... any product that attracts a fan base... I've even seen stuff like a Dell lapt...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians

Israel is largely irrelevant... if the US wants to donate $3 bn. year to them and they get a lot of that back in military contracts then that's fine. If the DNC support them thru aipac and the GOP support them as a death cult evangelical thing then all the power to them. What does that all matter wh...
by TonyJZX
Mon May 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: For once I agree with the Brits and the Russians

Obama is a centralist corporatist. Just like Biden just like most of the DNC. They want to keep the status quo. You may think he's a socialist due to the ACA but that was Romney's baby and Obama was thinking more about the economic benefits of single payer more than anything else. See his handling o...
by TonyJZX
Sat May 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: replacement bettery for T400
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: replacement bettery for T400

I think only mAh is important. More mAh is more time but more cells which means more cost more size. Also are batteries of any sort, genuine or fake easily available for the t400? This laptop is coming onto 12yrs old or more? I think however T61 and 400 batteries are the same, widescreen ones at lea...
by TonyJZX
Fri May 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New member with T420 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: New member with T420 questions

I have one example of the 420 and I quite like it. As the last of the full size full weight classic series the 420 has that 'Thinkpad widescreen feel" that goes bacl to the T61. I think mine was a discarded test machine owned by one of this country's biggest airlines. I'm on it now. It's probably cl...
by TonyJZX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: IBM Thinkpad

The thing was Lenovo had the rights to use the IBM name on their PCs for a time frame of about 10yrs once they bought out the IBM PC division (for $20 bil.?) - they didnt use it that long as it seems people accepted the Lenovo name faster than they expected. I spend a long time on the T40-T43 series...
by TonyJZX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: IBM Thinkpad

I think Lenovo had its hooks in around the T40-T43 era?

I feel like the T40 was about the 1st of when Lenovo started interfering and the 43 would be the end result.

Do you guys think earlier?
by TonyJZX
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: home print solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

home print solutions

I wanted to ask if you guys are on the laser print multifunction fax machine thing? I have a b&w multifunction fuji xero and a epson colour inkjet multi. This would be fine for most people. I would occasionally take an old retired laser printer from work and run it until it busts and then throw it o...
by TonyJZX
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Are Thinkpads x200 suitable for being daily drivers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Are Thinkpads x200 suitable for being daily drivers in 2019?

I used to have a habit of using a particular laptop for a company i consulted for and I used it for the duration I was assigned to that company and then after I was moved on to another client I got a new laptop, a 'new' laptop might have been a t400s an x200 or a t420 etc. This was a while back when...
by TonyJZX
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: TRUE old tech users, using today
Replies: 32
Views: 6964

Re: TRUE old tech users, using today

I still occasionally pop open a T400s or Dell e6400 type era... running Win7... they do feel a bit slow in this day and age even with SSDs. 4gb ram is ok, the Intel 5300 type wifi is good.
by TonyJZX
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Price Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

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: 19
Views: 3105

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: 2691

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: 3576

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: 7030

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: 3326

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: 3326

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: 1739

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: 3326

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...

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