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by Puppy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

A COM surrogate emulates an RS232 COM port by devices that still rely on that transmission protocol. No, COM surrogate is a host process for COM Objects (COmponent Model objects) that is something like more advanced DLLs. It does not have anything with COM (RS 232 serial port) or Internet Explorer....
by Puppy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10

Windows 10 UI isn't actually that bad if you customize it . It is has been always like that with Microsoft products (including Windows 7) that the default settings are terrible :roll: There are a lot of good (and bad of course) things. What makes me worry is actually the quality of the product . Nad...
by Puppy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Cross in Lesvos pulled down after coexistence group on the island claims it’s offensive to migrants https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/09/cross-in-lesvos-pulled-down-after-coexistence-group-on-the-island-claims-its-offensive-to-migrants/ According to Lesvos News, the placement of the cross caused ne...
by Puppy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

many if not most laptops/detachables equipped with WWAN are locked to specific carriers. Isn't it a firmware issue only? For instance the EM7345 WWAN in ThinkPad 8 tablet reads the carrier from SIM card upon boot and loads corresponding carrier-specific (if any) firmware. This is US specific issue ...
by Puppy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

Sometimes I wonder if Win10 haters just forgot how to read. Agree. And how many of them use any Google product that is 10000000000 times worse regarding security and privacy issues because no security and privacy is the primary Google business. As for the update, you should skip any Preview of cour...
by Puppy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (i5-8350U, SSD, 3k) 2-in-1 Review

Just another Surface tablet clone but still worth to check. Display has low contrast but it is WWAN ready and has no annoying loud fan (unlike many current ThinkPads).
by Puppy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Replies: 31
Views: 747

Re: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

If it is just the officer asking for you to unlock the device so they can look at the contents (in your presence), that's one thing. If they demand that you hand them over the passwords, and let them take the device into a back room and do whatever they want with it, that's another thing. It all de...
by Puppy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 now in black color is another option ( specs ) + 13.5" 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 1500:1 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB color coverage - very few ports - almost impossible to service yourself - Windows 10 Home (upgrade to Pro is added cost) The keyboard layout is crap like all cur...
by Puppy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Replies: 31
Views: 747

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/01/nz_border_customs/ Customs laws in New Zealand now allow border agents to demand travellers unlock their phones or face an NZ$5,000 (around US$3,300) fine. This is going against all security principles. Basically if it happens, you have to: Change your (Micro...
by Puppy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 19
Views: 493

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

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/25/chrom ... e-cookies/

Update: Google announced that the cookie clearing logic will include Google cookies again when it releases Chrome 70.

Still a nice try, Google :roll:
by Puppy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 19
Views: 493

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

https://old.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comm ... _you_tell/

Basic rule: no Google products in my home ... I made this decision a long time ago and it's been a wise one :)
by Puppy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens

Laptop manufactures do their best to "innovate" products using the most stupid ideas. Among crappy keyboards, extra-wide 21:9 screens, super thin & weak and throttling machines, there is yet another possible innovation waiting for us - circular screens :D Microsoft is ready for this https://old.redd...
by Puppy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

pianowizard wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:04 am
I love today's laptops, convertibles, and detachables because of their light weight, screen resolution, and styles
Yes, they're cool toys for consuming content but if you need something serious for work, all of them fails to deliver enough power (except heavy and very expensive workstation models).
by Puppy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

All thin laptops have them.
by Puppy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

It seems that Matebook x (1st gen) or Matebook x pro (2nd gen) or MS Surface Laptop are the only options. Unfortunately the MateBook X Pro is rather step back. It is bigger and more heavy tham the first gen. I skipped the 1st gen because of older (and slow) CPU generation, although the NewEgg price...
by Puppy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

Unfortunately they usually have very weak CPU.
by Puppy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Sorry I just had to... :lol:
:lol:
by Puppy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes inside woman's purse in New York While many of us are being disappointed by Lenovo products quality lately, it can be always much worse. Especially if they did it again :? Having four Microsoft phones total I still praise its quality. By the way, almost fours years ol...
by Puppy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

Isn't it on the "S" mode only? I no longer believe any IT journalist because most of their Windows 10 articles are crap.

It is partially true because nothing can be worse than an ad malware from Google.
by Puppy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

German schools in crisis amid teacher exodus https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/20/german-schools-crisis-amid-teacher-exodus/ "In Berlin, 70 per cent of newly hired primary school teachers are without any educational background," he told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper. He added that a “who...
by Puppy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Just another knife assault in Germany - Chemnitz. One dead, two three injured https://www.freiepresse.de/chemnitz/nach-toedlichem-streit-stadtfest-abgebrochen-artikel10295294 According to police, an initial verbal dispute between people of several nationalities led to the assault. Initial informatio...
by Puppy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Sweden rape: Most convicted attackers foreign-born, says TV
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45269764
by Puppy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

BREAKING: Man armed with a knife stabbed at least three people, killing one and injuring two seriously while shouting "Allah Akbar" in the Paris suburb of #Trappes. , the attacker has been shot and "neutralised" by security forces https://twitter.com/News_Executive/status/1032551648856629248 Local m...
by Puppy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Rape in the Great Garden: Police are looking for witnesses https://www.radiodresden.de/beitrag/vergewaltigung-im-grossen-garten-polizei-sucht-zeugen-550048/ On Sunday morning, a woman (28) in the Great Garden was raped by a stranger. The 28-year-old Czech citizen was on his way from Lenné Square thr...
by Puppy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

Have you been ill for the past three years... :D (On a serious note, I hope not). Unfortunately yes. While I come from beer country (beer is cheaper than water or any non-alcoholic drink in almost all restaurants/bars over here) I never liked it. I had been a wine connoisseur for past 15 years. Thr...
by Puppy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Sudanese immigrant Salih Khater named as Westminster ‘attacker’
https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/15/westmins ... r-7840587/
by Puppy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

Last three years ... water :D
by Puppy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Beware of Lenovo "compatible" SSD in X1C6 and T480s
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Beware of Lenovo "compatible" SSD in X1C6 and T480s

We already now that Lenovo plays lottery with their customers regarding "compatible" displays and keyboards. Recent reports have revealed another issue , X1 Carbon 6 and T480s customers are getting crappy Lenovo branded SSD instead of Samsung ones. According NotebookCheck review of E480 the Lenovo b...
by Puppy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183880

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Violence at Ceuta fence as 600 migrants storm border https://www.thelocal.es/20180726/violence-as-migrants-storm-morocco-spain-border-fence A statement from the Guardia Civil police force in Ceuta said "Some 800 migrants attempted to scale the perimeter fence, attempting to cut through the fence usi...

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