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by killer
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A message from the Queen
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

Re: A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Good post, Dom. I have a feeling that I posted this years ago ... not that it matters. A good story never grows old. Happy new year.
by killer
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 162
Views: 32479

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

My namesake, Lemmy, has died. God bless him. A real rebel, a new star in the universe. Someone said, "If you sup with the devil you will need a big spoon."
The devil will need a big spoon.
:bow:
by killer
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 162
Views: 32479

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Jeff Lynne's album 'Alone in the Universe'

Adele '24'

David Gilmour 'Rattle those Chains'

3 great albums.
by killer
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Phone
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Phone

I removed all my German contacts from my mobile phone. Now it's Hans free.
by killer
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: windows 10 privacy status
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: windows 10 privacy status

I chose to install Win 10 because I have to be the 'help desk' for my wife and my 86 year old mother in law. I need to understand it enough to be able to help them when they eventually install it. I was asked as part of the installation if I wanted to be tracked. I clicked on 'No' and that's that. N...
by killer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?
Replies: 48
Views: 7496

Re: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?

IBM 1401 in 1967 at IBM's office on the Hagley Road in Birmingham. I started a job there on 1st June 1967.
by killer
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 800 years of Magna Carta
Replies: 1
Views: 710

800 years of Magna Carta

Nobody else has mentioned this anniversary of the start of legal history in the western world. When King John sealed the charter in 1215 it led to other charters and to the formation of a whole new system. Although most of Magna Carta has been overridden or abolished in the UK, most civilised countr...
by killer
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)-Removed Anti Glare Film
Replies: 4
Views: 4654

Re: X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)-Removed Anti Glare Film

As ChugokuOtaku has had no reply I'd be interested in anyone's comments as I have just ordered a top of the range X1 Carbon 3rd Generation to replace my wife's 1st Generation model ... which has been a huge success. Her old machine's warranty expires in October so time to move on!
by killer
Mon May 25, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Denmark post office international tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Re: Denmark post office international tracking

Maybe the Danish Post Office sent it surface mail rather than air mail? It could be at sea for 6 or 7 weeks and then face customs. :roll:
by killer
Sat May 23, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Has anyone met other forum members? *photos inside*
Replies: 82
Views: 23499

Re: Has anyone met other forum members? *photos inside*

RealBlackStuff wrote:George (ajkula66) and I meet regularly. :banana:
Every time it's with the greatest of pleasure!
And we talk about a heck of a lot more than just Thinkpads...
Your meetings sound like great fun. 8)
by killer
Sat May 23, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Has anyone met other forum members? *photos inside*
Replies: 82
Views: 23499

Re: Has anyone met other forum members? *photos inside*

I'm not sure if I should revive a thread this old, but the subject is still valid, and it would probably be a waste to start a new thread. In an other post here, I promised that I would do my best to try to meet up with other forum members when I'm out traveling, as there apparently are no other Th...
by killer
Sat May 16, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 162
Views: 32479

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Incredibly great music from really good musicians. 8) Amen. I got to work on their "Brothers In Arms" tour and will attest that they were nice people to deal with in person as well. Hi George, Mark Knopfler and John Illsley now live as neighbours on the Solent coastline between Southampton and Lymi...
by killer
Fri May 15, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 162
Views: 32479

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

To reopen an old thread, this evening I put on an old album by Dire Straits and listened to 'Telegraph Road', 'Tunnel of Love', 'Romeo & Juliet' and it sent me back to the 1980s faster than a time machine.
Incredibly great music from really good musicians. 8)
by killer
Fri May 15, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Rapidly running out of disk space.
Replies: 10
Views: 7169

Re: Rapidly running out of disk space.

I think I have solved matters for the time being. All R&R stuff has been copied to my NAS drive. I then made sure I had an R&R recovery disk on CD. After uninstalling R&R and deleting anything on the C drive, I reinstalled R&R. Suddenly I have 262 GB of free space on my C drive. If I didn't have to ...
by killer
Wed May 06, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Is Lenovo completely retarded?!
Replies: 46
Views: 14080

Re: Is Lenovo completely retarded?!

I do strongly agree with the first post, to add to it: 1. They have not used any of the available 28 watt broadwell processors with higher base clocks (the ones MAC uses), and instead, only using 15 watt processors. 2. Given that they only use 15w CPUs, you would have hoped they use proper cooling ...
by killer
Sat May 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Rapidly running out of disk space.
Replies: 10
Views: 7169

Re: Rapidly running out of disk space.

Thanks for the advice, RBS, but Win 7 64bit doesn't allow any of the stuff you suggested. My real concern is Lenovo R&R which is still taking acres of HD space despite being on a separate partition. I really fail to understand this and am thinking of ditching R&R in favour of an alternative. Any sug...
by killer
Fri May 01, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Rapidly running out of disk space.
Replies: 10
Views: 7169

Re: Rapidly running out of disk space.

Thanks Ray,

The largest file now is in Windows and is called CSC, nearly 100GB. After that comes Winsxs at 10GB which in the context of things is tiny.
A search on CSC warns about trying to mess with it as it can cause a complete failure.
I'm finding this all rather mind boggling. :roll:
by killer
Fri May 01, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Rapidly running out of disk space.
Replies: 10
Views: 7169

Re: Rapidly running out of disk space.

I went to the pub this evening ... well, it is Friday night ... and the local Windows guru said to try "treesize" free version. I did, and it showed that Rescue & Recovery was the culprit. Having deleted all but the base recovery file form R&R gave me 191GB of free space. I don't remember R&R doing ...
by killer
Fri May 01, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Rapidly running out of disk space.
Replies: 10
Views: 7169

Rapidly running out of disk space.

On my T540p running Win 7 64 I have 444GB of hard disk space. A few days ago I only had about 70GB of free space. So I shifted a lot of files to a network HDD, deleted loads of old stuff, and managed to have over 80GB free. Today I have 26.8GB free. Hardly anything has been added by me since I had o...
by killer
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T540p Wireless card whitelist question
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: T540p Wireless card whitelist question

I have a T540p and the wireless card has never needed to be replaced. When I bought mine it came with a 3 year warranty so if it had gone wonky then I'd have asked for a free replacement.
How long was your warranty?
by killer
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The "Thinkpad"
Replies: 58
Views: 77460

Re: The "Thinkpad"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkpIGar3UjI The think-pad: 1. new design looks cheep 2. most of the screens are a crappy 1366x768 resolution 3. island keyboard is horrible 4. click-pad - enough said 5. Did I miss anything ? Please be free to add. In my opinion thinkpad is dead. They can call it any...
by killer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Super high resolutions on laptops
Replies: 27
Views: 3358

Re: Super high resolutions on laptops

People can whinge all they like about anything. So many whinge about Thinkpads and they don't even use them ... they use Dell or Apple. If you use those machines then please explain what gives you the right to criticise screen resolutions that you can only hope you can afford one day? I love highest...
by killer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Super high resolutions on laptops
Replies: 27
Views: 3358

Re: Super high resolutions on laptops

My T540p has 2880 x 1620 resolution on a 15" screen. It is fantastic for Adobe Lightroom which I use for developing DNG (RAW) photographs.
by killer
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Something new you've got! *PICS*
Replies: 184
Views: 55220

Re: Something new you've got! *PICS*

Indeed, any forum is owned by its owner but is for its members, provided they abide by the rules. During my time as a member of this forum, other members and I have had interesting and friendly interchanges, usually to mutual advantage. I may have crossed a few peoples' paths although that is becaus...
by killer
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

CRT screens use so much energy compared with LCD/LED screens, especially when in stand-by mode. For example, most LCD screens consume 0.3 Watts per hour when in stand-by. LEDs use less power whether in full use or stand-by. For the environment's sake please stop using CRTs, and recycle your old CRT ...
by killer
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How do you tell what a person does for a living?
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: How do you tell what a person does for a living?

That's a blinder, RBS. Thank you for cheering up a dull spring day.
by killer
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you currently or have worked at IBM?
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: How many of you currently or have worked at IBM?

"a fag packet" :) What is that? The word "fag" for "cigarette" comes from an old English verb which means to droop. A cigarette droops from the corner of the mouth so it became known as a fag from the late 1880s. It is a well-known slang term in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. To ask ...
by killer
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Car brand loyalty? was: Is it time to leave Lenovo?
Replies: 61
Views: 6970

Re: Car brand loyalty? was: Is it time to leave Lenovo?

I do like the new Jags, though. Guess I haven't learned anything, really... :roll: Dear George, We have had a Jaguar XF since 2010. What an amazing car. We have driven across France and Spain to northern Portugal and back, to the south of France and back at least a couple of times. It is the most c...
by killer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you currently or have worked at IBM?
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: How many of you currently or have worked at IBM?

I worked for IBM United Kingdom Limited from 1st June 1967 until 6th May 1993. When I started it was a vibrant company full of intelligent people. In order to join one had to pass an aptitude test and an interview ... the only requirements. The aptitude test measured one's IQ and the interview measu...
by killer
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lenovo Security & Man-in-the-middle attacks
Replies: 13
Views: 2725

Re: Lenovo Security & Man-in-the-middle attacks

Having only read about this earlier today I did a search through Windows Registry for 'Superfish'. There were 4 entries, which I deleted.

I then searched my entire PC for 'superfish' and nothing was found.

Maybe it is hidden in the chips ... super fish and chips? :lol:

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