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by Puppy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

They have unique and useful features still. The last one is trackpoint. Touchpad is getting more bigger and trackpoint has been transformed into the low profile version because number of corporate customers who prefer it is close to zero. So we can expect it to disappear soon or later. Good message...
by Puppy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

The relative qualities of Thinkpads vs other brands has not really changed for as far as I can remember. Read this forum https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/ from time to time. There are endless recurring issues, especially with top models like P or X1 Extreme: Changing some BIOS settings bricks the ...
by Puppy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

dr_st wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:27 pm
They have no competition and the world is full of morons anyways. :lol:
Theh had no competition. Now is it just generic laptop with a lot of issues as other brands have, or even worse.
by Puppy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

MikalE wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 am
to name the T series in 2020.
Tx00 ?
by Puppy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

Lenovo made 5000 boxes total of the T25 (625 for Europe only :roll: ). The project http://blog.lenovo.com/tag/retro+thinkpad was driven by David Hill, the former Chief Lenovo Designer. The original idea was to design a true 25th anniversary ThinkPad again (no 16:9, 7-row keyboard, display lid latche...
by Puppy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

No, there won't be any T26. There were more issues, probably due to a wrong Lenovo implementation. You can read tons of posts X1 Yoga OLED has pixelated black screen . I have two Microsoft mobile phones with OLED displays and none of them exhibits a single issue (unlike Huawei P20, Pixel 2 XL and so...
by Puppy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/ Will Microsoft’s decision make it harder for Firefox to prosper? It could. Making Google more powerful is risky on many fronts . And a big part of the answer depends on what the web developers and businesses who create services and websites do. ...
by Puppy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 am
But doesn't LG make their own screens?
Lenovo could make them as well being the #1 PC vendor.
by Puppy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 11
Views: 335

LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

LG Gram 17 is a big laptop that weighs less than 3 pounds
https://liliputing.com/2018/12/lg-gram- ... ounds.html

It has 2560 x 1600 (very low resolution on 17" size) but 16:10 display Lenovo "can't" get.
by Puppy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Firefox will become the only safe browser on Windows 10

Just another Nadella's message to Windows users: "Move to Linux, if you want to stay secure = Google crap free".

Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10
by Puppy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 339
Views: 188211

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Carl-Anton-Henschel-School in Kassel: Gemobbt and even injured: Yara was in her class the only child who speaks German https://www.focus.de/familie/schule/carl-anton-henschel-schule-in-kassel-gemobbt-und-sogar-verletzt-yara-war-in-ihrer-klasse-das-einzige-kind-das-deutsch-spricht_id_9978489.html (au...
by Puppy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 339
Views: 188211

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Sammy Woodhouse: Rotherham r@pist Arshid Hussain told he could see victim's son https://news.sky.com/story/sammy-woodhouse-rotherham-rapist-arshid-hussain-told-he-could-see-victims-son-11565791 In a video on Twitter, she said: "This story is about myself, about my son, about the man that raped me, a...
by Puppy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 339
Views: 188211

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

https://www.focus.de/regional/mecklenburg-vorpommern/kriminalitaet-rentner-in-seinem-haus-getoetet-ex-pfleger-verdaechtig_id_9932108.html (automatically translated) After the murder of a pensioner in Wittenburg (Ludwigslust-Parchim district) the motive for the deed remains unclear. The suspect - a 2...
by Puppy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 166
Views: 33413

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Track from new album FULL CONTACT69 - SELFDESTRUCTION https://fullcontact69.bandcamp.com/trac ... estruction

For those (few :-) ) who likes this EBM/Dark Electro/Industrial scene, yes it has strong Front Line Assembly -like sound :) I have seen it live two weeks ago in Erfurt (Germany) :thumbs-UP:
by Puppy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 24
Views: 997

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

No Google product in my home ... still a good idea Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone Here's how others stack up: Alphabet: 88.44% Facebook: 42.55% Twitter: 33.88% Verizon: 26.27% Microsoft: 22.75% Amazon: 17.91%
by Puppy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P1 cooling system
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Thinkpad P1 cooling system

You can brick the motherboard just by going to BIOS https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... cked_bios/
by Puppy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Language/s ~ (Joys of) Being Bi &/or Multi Lingual
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Language/s ~ (Joys of) Being Bi &/or Multi Lingual

OTOH, being multilingual in (continental) Europe is not uncommon, with so much travel nowadays and with so many countries bordering others with a different language. I am not sure the language diversity of Europe is a good thing nowadays . So many (small) countries that use completely different lan...
by Puppy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 16
Views: 3851

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: 14
Views: 1404

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: 339
Views: 188211

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: 1359

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: 21
Views: 1479

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: 1359

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: 1480

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: 1359

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: 1480

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: 24
Views: 997

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: 24
Views: 997

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: 564

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...

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