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by Tõnis
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who still uses a IBM ThinkPad as their daily?
Replies: 42
Views: 5610

Re: Who still uses a IBM ThinkPad as their daily?

I was just about to make a topic asking if anyone uses a daily driver as old as mine when I saw this topic. My only computer is an R61. Despite the whole XP support issue, I see know reason to change. The machine is lean and handles everything I do very well. XP aside, it's not broken so why fix it?
by Tõnis
Tue May 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Request for input on new heat related problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Request for input on new heat related problem

Edit/Update:

Before anyone wastes any time on this, I did a reboot, and the clock speed is back to 2.4.
by Tõnis
Tue May 20, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Request for input on new heat related problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Request for input on new heat related problem

Thanks again to both of you for your help, theterminator93 and Cigarguy. Here's an update. Last night, like a butcher, I took the unit apart and tried to remove some of the compound. To be honest, it didn't even look like there was enough there -- it was that thin -- but I still removed some, put it...
by Tõnis
Mon May 19, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Request for input on new heat related problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Request for input on new heat related problem

Thanks for the great info, theterminator93. It gives me a lot to go on. The temperature problem can happen even with the core usage low. I'm starting to think I used too much of Arctic Silver; I used way more than a grain of rice. I think I'll start by taking it apart again and getting rid of some o...
by Tõnis
Mon May 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Request for input on new heat related problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Request for input on new heat related problem

I've replaced the fan on my R61 many times, whenever it has gotten noisy or failed. A few weeks ago I changed it again, because it had gotten loud and immediately started experiencing a problem I haven't seen before. This is the first time that I've re-used the original heat sink assembly and replac...
by Tõnis
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Why don't certain Windows Updates "take"? (small pic)
Replies: 4
Views: 12900

Re: Why don't certain Windows Updates "take"? (small pic)

Terrific info, Majestic. Thank you. I'm actually relieved that others have complained about these before. I thought it was only me and that some virus (or worse) was preventing me from getting the updates. One thing I did notice about one of them (forget which one). When I expand it to look at its d...
by Tõnis
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Why don't certain Windows Updates "take"? (small pic)
Replies: 4
Views: 12900

Why don't certain Windows Updates "take"? (small pic)

Whenever I've updated Windows XP on my ThinkPad, consistently there have been two updates that have successfully installed (with the rest of any updates) yet are still there as available updates after I restart the computer and run Windows Update again. Lately it has become three updates that don't ...
by Tõnis
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Song stuck in my head/cant find it.
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Song stuck in my head/cant find it.

It's definitely Vangelis' "Blade Runner Blues":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScZrvTebeA

8)
by Tõnis
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I am a traitor and I love it
Replies: 39
Views: 5619

Re: I am a traitor and I love it

I'm excited that you're excited about this Dell. What you're saying is familiar to me because that's how I felt about my R61 when I got it and still do now. Yes, my R61 has lots of wear and tear on it, but it still seems to suit my everyday needs, and I'm able to tinker with it and do a host of repa...
by Tõnis
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU bans vacuum cleaners
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: EU bans vacuum cleaners

I'm not turning down the AC; I'm turning it up to maximum. I couldn't care less about reducing my "carbon footprint," being "green," or doing anything else to worship at the altar of this false god, the environment. In less than one hundred years I'll be dead.
by Tõnis
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review

I believe that WiMAX was Sprint's first attempt at "4G" technology. Much slower than current 4G systems and even some of today's 3G. That's why it's being phased out in favor of LTE. For the uses that I need it for, even Sprint's 3G system is okay for the $35/month I'm paying for it. Is there any o...
by Tõnis
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review

Hard to believe that's 4G. It looks about what my 3G signal used deliver.
by Tõnis
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: T61 falling apart - what now ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2609

Re: T61 falling apart - what now ?

Hmmmm. I have an R61. The case is a bit beat -- I've given it regular hard use in my vehicle -- but it's still reliable. I've replaced the fan three or four times, and I had a broken hinge, too (replaced the set of hinges this year). I think I got this computer back in '07 or '08, so I'd consider it...
by Tõnis
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Your favorite Thinkpad
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Re: Your favorite Thinkpad

I came to the ThinkPad by virtue of my Lenovo 3000N100. I handed the 3000N100 down to someone else in my household, and went all out with my R61, my daily driver (also my only computer). Therefore, I guess my R61 is my favorite ThinkPad. I think I maxxed it out pretty nicely (processor, higher speed...
by Tõnis
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review

My cell phone is by many peoples' standards a "caveman phone." I'm on old school BlackBerry (Bold 9650 - Sprint). The browser is basic, and I only use it for checking a few forums and occasionally looking something up. On the other hand, the email over BlackBerry Internet Service is second to none. ...
by Tõnis
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Numerology "Here is wisdom ... "
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Numerology "Here is wisdom ... "

An interesting calculation -- Assign a multiple of six to every letter of the alphabet starting with A=6, B=12, C=18, and so forth. Then add up the numbers for the letters that spell the word "computer," and what do you get? C+O+M+P+U+T+E+R = 18+90+78+96+126+120+30+108 = 666 :eek: Uncanny. Haven't t...
by Tõnis
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Border Security
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Border Security

It's absurd to believe that a United States which is capable of invading several countries that are 10,000 miles away practically overnight has logistics and cost problems securing its southern border. No, the truth is that it's the policy of the US government to allow illegal aliens in.
by Tõnis
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: When ThinkPads take a shower...
Replies: 21
Views: 11207

Re: When ThinkPads take a shower...

I love these pictures! The ThinkPads in the rain are interesting, but I'm very curious what the large cut down trees stacked over on the side are for, firewood?
by Tõnis
Mon May 20, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: It was time again (changed another fan)
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

It was time again (changed another fan)

This is the third (maybe fourth) time. My R61's fan was getting a bit noisy, so I ordered a new one on Amazon. It came today, and I changed it out. All is quiet again. I normally order the entire assembly with the heat sink and all, and I did that again this time, but this time around I also ordered...
by Tõnis
Thu May 16, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Trackpoint middle button scroll
Replies: 29
Views: 20949

Re: Trackpoint middle button scroll

Glad you got it back to the way you like it. :)
by Tõnis
Wed May 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Trackpoint middle button scroll
Replies: 29
Views: 20949

Re: Trackpoint middle button scroll

Yes, but I want to use the option that you have the keep pressure on the trackpoint if you want to keep scrolling. I'm the sole user of my ThinkPad(s), so I don't even have another account on them. :( You have to enable "Standard" scrolling in UltraNav settings. Control Panel>Printers and Other Har...
by Tõnis
Wed May 15, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Technology & Progress Ruminations
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Technology & Progress Ruminations

Is anyone else amazed that this stuff we have even works at all? I can't get my mind around the fact that this hard drive is spinning its disk(s) one hundred times per second, never mind actually doing one thing and much less doing it right! This ThinkPad is waiting for my input and will act upon my...
by Tõnis
Wed May 15, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What is the best way to secure a flash drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: What is the best way to secure a flash drive?

I make about five 3 GB encrypted containers using TrueCrypt. I store all the data I want to backup from my hard drive inside these containers. I then store the encrypted 3 GB files on my BlackBerry's micro SD card. I even store a copy of TrueCrypt on the micro SD card. It's an off site backup in my ...
by Tõnis
Wed May 15, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Trackpoint middle button scroll
Replies: 29
Views: 20949

Re: Trackpoint middle button scroll

In my experience, it's the setting like Ray said. I use the second one you show with the round symbol that shows up when I press the middle button. With it I can just scroll up and down fast on a web page using the trackpoint. I also close tabs by clicking on the tab I want to close with the middle ...
by Tõnis
Tue May 14, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?

Well, I'm happy to report another successful do-it-myself repair. I contacted the Amazon seller from whom I obtained the recovery disk to ask if there was any step I was missing or doing wrong. He told me my hard drive is completely toast and offered to refund my money. As the hard drive failure was...
by Tõnis
Mon May 13, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?

Big news! Hard drive replaced and problem fixed! :banana:

*details coming tomorrow
by Tõnis
Sat May 11, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?

Under "configuration". Make sure to press F10 to save and exit once you've changed it.... Thanks for bearing with me. I'm either exceptionally dim, in the wrong utility, or both. When I press the start button, I hit F1, and the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility opens. In it, I have five tabs: Main, Advance...
by Tõnis
Sat May 11, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?

ajkula66 wrote:Set the SATA controller in BIOS to "Compatibility" and try again.
I can't find this compatability mode in the BIOS setup utility. Where is it?
by Tõnis
Sat May 11, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Unmountable Boot Drive Error - Should replace my hdd?

Well, no good news to report. I obtained an XP recovery disk from Amazon and just tried to run it. It gets to the part (after pressing any key to load from disc) where it loads a bunch of Windows files, but then it immediately goes to a BSOD: disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing ...

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