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by exTPfan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 32427

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Racist? Bill Morrow may be ignorant of this, but everyone else in the U.S. knows that "count every legal vote" means "count every white vote". When Trump rants that he won except for the illegal votes he means he won except for the black votes (in this, he may be correct). All Trump's shenanigans si...
by exTPfan
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 32427

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

A lot of the stuff in this, and other recent threads has been so ugly that I want no part of it, so I'm quitting the site for good. Please delete my registration.
by exTPfan
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 32427

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Calls are pouring into the Trump hotline: One person rang in to report that he had discovered an envelope marked, “INSIDE: 100,000 Trump ballots Pennsylvania. Very important do NOT lose!!!” Another: “So I saw a man, he walked into this building,” he said, on a recording of his call to the hotline. “...
by exTPfan
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 32427

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Actually Bill, most of us live in the real world, and so don't really care about this stuff.

In the real world, Biden won with at least 279 electoral votes, and probably 306, and he won the popular vote by about 7,000,000. End of story. Bye Bye.
by exTPfan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

The Roberts court has already: (a) Struck down a bipartisan campaign finance law, to the great benefit of the billionaires wishing to influence elections. (b) Part of the Voting Rights Act, to the great benefit of those wishing to suppress the (nonwhite) vote in the South. (c) Part of the ACA, and p...
by exTPfan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Guns, like motor vehicles, can be dangerous, and need to be regulated for safety. The US has 10x the death rate from guns as other similar countries. No one took your guns.
by exTPfan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Over 33% of the US population voted for Biden, the most in modern history. Saint Ronnie never got more than about 30%. That makes Trump the biggest loser in history.
by exTPfan
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Of course it is voter suppression --- one of an endless series of actions by Republicans that make no sense except as voter suppression.
by exTPfan
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Trump lied that the PO would lose their ballots etc. etc.. So those believing Trump's lies voted in person. Trump and the Republicans spent a lot of effort discouraging/disparaging postal voting. They may have thought that if Trump was far enough ahead on election night, they could shut down the cou...
by exTPfan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Trump will lose in a landslide --- there simply aren't enough people still believing his lies to elect him even with all the Republican electoral shenanigans. The problem is that most of them will continue to believe him, and Trump will never admit he lost.
by exTPfan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

According to a recent poll, 90% of Republicans believe Trump will win. When he loses in a landslide, many will not believe it, and some may feel it their "duty to protect the constitution". The recently foiled plot in Michigan was chilling in its details.
by exTPfan
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano
Replies: 44
Views: 5401

Re: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano

Thinkpad X1 Carbon to have 16:10 screen in February 2021 (maybe).
https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad- ... 791.0.html
by exTPfan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano
Replies: 44
Views: 5401

Re: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano

If you can live with 16:10, you can live with 16:9; if you can live with 16:9, you can live... How about 16:1?

Actually, I'd just about decided I could live with 16:10, when they went to 16:9, so I stocked up with Frankenpads.

Is the X1 Titanium 3:2? That would be very interesting.
by exTPfan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: COVID-19 and other medical conspiracies (split discussion)
Replies: 39
Views: 7085

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Doesn't work. Even Trump officials are saying that it's time to move on. The Wikipedia article on Hydroxychloroquine contains links to studies. What works is masks and physical distancing. (Thanks cadillacmike).
by exTPfan
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 45827

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

For the last couple of months, I've been living in a world with no virus. Except for a handful of quarantined returnees, there has been no sign of the virus in New Zealand for 80 days. Unfortunately, I soon have to return to the U.S. Fortunately, "that woman from Michigan" has been doing quite well.
by exTPfan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano
Replies: 44
Views: 5401

Re: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano

A 17 inch 16:10 screen is the same height as a 15 inch 4:3 screen (9 inches). If Lenovo produces a 2kg such laptop, it may finally be time to retire my T601 laptops.
by exTPfan
Sat May 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?
Replies: 9
Views: 3886

Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

Replacing the bottom bezel with screen to go to 16:10 increases the screen size by 11% while leaving everything else on the laptop the same --- that is a significant improvement. Of course I would prefer 4:3 --- see my signature --- but this thread is about 16:10.
by exTPfan
Sun May 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?
Replies: 9
Views: 3886

Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

Replacing the bottom bezel with screen directly improves productivity. You may be right that Dell is doing it for fashion, not productivity, but that seems very odd to me.
by exTPfan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 45827

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Agree with dr_st. Since early March there has been a consensus among the experts that the only reasonable approach to the virus is "hammer and dance", i.e., hit it hard to get the numbers down so that you can control it by contact tracing, testing, and isolation. See these articles https://medium.co...
by exTPfan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 45827

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics

In most countries, it's doubling every 3 days, so up by a factor of 1000 in a month.
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
by exTPfan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Adobe Photoshop CS3 end of 30 days
Replies: 2
Views: 5385

Re: Adobe Photoshop CS3 end of 30 days

When they took down the activation servers for Acrobat 8, they gave owners a way of re-installing it without activation (I forget the details). I'd check to see whether Adobe did something similar for Photoshop CS3.
by exTPfan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12913

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Dell is switching its XPS 13 from 13.3in 16:9 to 13.4in 16:10. As a result, the laptop in 7mm narrower and the screen 7% bigger (in area) and 0.6in taller.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Reimagine ... 261.0.html
by exTPfan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12913

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Three comments. Putting the task bar at left increases the vertical space only by a very small amount while decreasing the area. For people with 20/20 vision, going beyond about 140 dpi with the laptop at normal distance doesn't help. 20/20 is considered normal, but many, especially younger, people ...
by exTPfan
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12913

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Like it that Lenovo is pushing "4-side narrow bezel". Look forward to the day that "widescreen" becomes last years laptop.
by exTPfan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: [WTB] New X1 Carbon 7 Gen
Replies: 7
Views: 6931

Re: [WTB] New X1 Carbon 7 Gen

BillMorrow wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:44 am
i should add, here, that your chosen member name does not exactly inspire trust among some..
Why do you think his name was chosen. It might be his real name.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasir_Ara ... icketer%29
by exTPfan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: PaleMoon browser problems
Replies: 8
Views: 6817

Re: PaleMoon browser problems

I still mainly use Pale Moon without problems. My pet peeve is browsers that force you to include icons on the bookmark toolbar. On Pale Moon, I have 30 links visible on the horizontal bar; with icons+text I could only include about 20.
by exTPfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 11091

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

It depends on what you are doing. For example, the i7-2640M used in the T520 has somewhat better single-core performance than the i7-6500U found in many 2016 laptops, and somewhat worse mult-core performance. Not everything can use multiple cores. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6500U-vs-Intel...
by exTPfan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 6050

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

For office type stuff, the T60p is still very fast, but modern web pages are hogs. Check to see if you are running out of ram --- unfortunately, 3 GB is the most it can use. (This is a major advantage of the Frankenpads, which can use 8 GB).
by exTPfan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X1Carbon (1st)+ IPS 1920x1080 screen+adapter
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

FS: X1Carbon (1st)+ IPS 1920x1080 screen+adapter

X1 Carbon 1st gen. Excellent condition except for damaged (20% unusable) screen. Win 7 Pro. Updated Model 34442HU, CPU i5-3317U; Memory 4GB SSD 128GB; Intel graphics 4000; Screen 1600x900. Lenovo power adapter Optronics screen Model B140HAN01.2 IPS 1920x1080 New (untested). X1 Carbon 1st Gen FHD upg...

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