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by ajkula66
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 26
Views: 2474

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:46 pm

Who needs it?
Not you and me, that's certain... :mrgreen:

I am wondering whether there's a particular form of masochism that exhibits itself in one's preference for post W7 MS operating systems... :lol:
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 163
Views: 32640

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Track from new album FULL CONTACT69 - SELFDESTRUCTION https://fullcontact69.bandcamp.com/track/selfdestruction Interesting stuff. Kind of early Brian Eno jamming with Rage Against The Machine... :) So let me guess... you like Laurel and Hardy...Monty Python...and South Park :lol: Love the Python st...
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 163
Views: 32640

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Didn't like the 80s....but liked the 90s? That's not something I hear everyday. But interesting nonetheless. Heh...I can't tell you how many people went through my LP collection back in the day and ended up shaking their heads. My taste in music is pretty widespread I love Bach, am a *huge* Beatles...
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 163
Views: 32640

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:18 am
Every generation is going to say the current state of music is horrible...I think that is basically a human requirement.
Yeah, that sounds about right, at least to a degree. I hated 80s altogether, not just the music. On the other hand, 90s brought a lot of stuff that I did like. Go figure.
by ajkula66
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 163
Views: 32640

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

CrazyTPFan wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:24 pm

Music nowdays is horrible.
That's the way some of us felt about 80s music back then... :mrgreen: ...and still do...

Of course, there were/are exceptions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCOSPtyZAPA
by ajkula66
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

GrifterGuru wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:00 am
Shoot to incapacitate first, shoot to kill second.
While the concept sounds plausible and may work at the shooting range, it is not viable in real life. At all.
MikalE wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 am
You shoot to stop the threat. And keep shooting until it stops.
This. Times a zillion.
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:40 pm

And were not making Thinkpads' great again...were reviving their past into usable current machines.
Very well put. How sad is that...
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

shawross wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:56 pm
All this talk by reasonably balanced forum members makes one think what deranged Americans must think about with their cache of weapons. LOL
Passionate about ThinkPads and "reasonably balanced" are mutually exclusive IME... :mrgreen:
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

The outcome for Joe Average with a few rifles is more likely to look like Ruby Ridge or Waco. There are so many variables involved here...but nonetheless, "resistance is futile" argument doesn't really hold water since whatever one has available is positively better than nothing in the case of a ci...
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Brightness (Backlight) control in Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Brightness (Backlight) control in Windows

OK anything XP 64 bit is utterly foreign to me, so I'll just wish you the best of luck in your quest.
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Brightness (Backlight) control in Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Brightness (Backlight) control in Windows

Colour me curious: why wouldn't you want a graphics driver installed ?
by ajkula66
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD Feeler: Any interest in a really nice X201s?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Feeler: Any interest in a really nice X201s?

positive wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 pm

Has two 2Gb RAM modules. Not sure if it can accommodate 8Gb or not.
Yes it can, in a 2x4GB configuration which is the maximum for these machines.
by ajkula66
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

ibm thinkpadfan wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:21 pm
I put new processor in, same thing happens.
Time to cut your losses and send these oldies to be recycled, IMO.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD questions
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: SSD questions

Agree with this but you also have to take into account that these are 10 year old machines. MTBF of the parts are fast approaching if not surpassed. Motherboard failure, fan errors, etc can come at any time, branded SSD or not. Backup is key IMO. But one is not soldering the SSD to the motherboard....
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD questions
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: SSD questions

Honestly, given the T61's outdated SATA equipment and the advances in SSD technology over the last few years, even a cheapo SSD from a brand like Inland would probably still max out the speed the T61 can take from the drive. To me personally, the question is whether one is comfortable with relying ...
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

The bottom line is that people intent on causing harm and/or performing criminal acts will always find a way to arm themselves, be it with a gun, explosive device or a vehicle. Everything else is just government(s) finding excuses to control the population that they are supposed to protect, but have...
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: FS: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition

Here's the battery info: native-path: BAT0 vendor: LGC model: 42T4911 serial: 1418 power supply: yes updated: Sun 04 Nov 2018 06:23:53 AM UTC (67 seconds ago) has history: yes has statistics: yes battery present: yes rechargeable: yes state: charging warning-level: none energy: 19.79 Wh energy-empty...
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: FS: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition

brucehe wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:51 am
George,

How is the display?
No flaws that I can see.
Is it a genuine battery, if so how much capacity?
Genuine it is, I was using the machine as a Linux testbed, let me see if I can figure out how to get you that info.
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition
Replies: 4
Views: 287

SOLD!: T420, nvidia, 1600x900, very good condition

the basics: ThinkPad T420 (4178-6VU) i5-2520M (2.50GHz) 4GB RAM (single DIMM, one slot open) 500GB 7200rpm HD........................now 320GB/7200rpm 14in 1600x900 LCD 1GB NVIDIA N12P-NS1 CDRW/DVDRW Intel 802.11agn wireless Bluetooth Modem 1Gb Ethernet UltraNav Secure Chip Fingerprint reader Camer...
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

ibm thinkpadfan wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Yeah so both units have bad CPU... They looked burned after looking closely and 1 is missing 2 pins and 1 looks burned.
Let's hope that nothing else is wrong with them.

Which CPUs are in them, BTW ?
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: genuine working battery for X6x tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: WTB: genuine working battery for X6x tablet

Daniel,

Your kindness and graciousness are highly appreciated. Please check your PM. Thank you.
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

ibm thinkpadfan wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:12 pm
I tried the ram from it earlier with same result. Could be the hard drive because it also does other noises when running.
Just pull the hard drive out. Makes everyone's life easier.

My previous question was in regards to you putting the "new" board in the "other" R40.
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

Have you tried that board in the other R40 ? If it exhibits the same symptoms you'll know its bad...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

ibm thinkpadfan wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:15 pm
So the new motherboard works but it doesn't boot just hard drive spins and power indicator.. It also charges.
Nothing on the LCD ? Does it beep when you remove the RAM ?
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

By the time the cops show up to respond to an emergency call here in my wilderness, one is likely to be dead. OK, I don't think that worked out so well in Minnesota for Justine Damond. It seems like many law enforcement personnel are too incompetent to own weapons also. One can always find stories ...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

I remember when they championed the US President as the "Leader of the free World". That was always a laughable concept at best. Your best and brightest is suggesting giving out more weapons and especially in schools to keep everyone safe. Well, I don't know about "the best and brightest" - let alo...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Especially with society in today's world 100% of the community are not suited to owning weapons. Well, putting the discussion about percentages aside, the concept of "armed population" seems to be working well in Switzerland... Psychos and terrorists will always find ways to harm others, as we've s...
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2250

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Many decades ago, in a different universe and in a country that no longer exists... We were taught in HS how to pull apart a pistol, a rifle and an AK-47. And - a little later in the course - to use the two out of three (no AK-47, just in case) at a gun range. This was a part of the subject that we ...

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