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by mpcook
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Bill's personal opinion aside... just because something is "Anti-Islam" doesn't mean it's wrong. Yes, "The Religion of Peace" has an agenda, a very obvious one, and they don't attempt to hide it. Yes, they bring up and discuss things that, in line with their agenda, will show the bad effects of Isl...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Hmmm. Turkey was a good friend of nazi Germany during WWII. Not a sign of an acceptable secular Islamic country. Acceptable enough to join the NATO just a few short years later... Becoming a NATO member does not make this an acceptable society. For example, at the end of March 2005 the attention of...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Hmmm. Turkey was a good friend of nazi Germany during WWII. Not a sign of an acceptable secular Islamic country.
by mpcook
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any street motorcyclists?
Replies: 36
Views: 16636

Re: Any street motorcyclists?

I don't ride any longer, but my best bike was a '68 BSA 650 Lightning with Mikuni carbs.

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by mpcook
Tue May 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: T470 - Warranty until 10/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: FS: T470 - Warranty until 10/2020

One more question, is the drive M.2 PCIe NVMe or SATA?
by mpcook
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: T470 - Warranty until 10/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: FS: T470 - Warranty until 10/2020

Is the RAM upgradeable, and is this Windows 10 Home or Pro?
Thanks,
Mike
by mpcook
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Nvidia driver recommendation for quatro 1000m win7ultimate
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: W520 Nvidia driver recommendation for quatro 1000m win7ultimate

I have version 10.18.13.5445, has been running on my 1000M W520 with no problems for many years. At one time, I updated to a newer version from Nvidia website, it crashed, I reverted. I am pretty certain this version was from Lenovo updates. I avoided all video driver updates since, in order to be ...
by mpcook
Fri May 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Nvidia driver recommendation for quatro 1000m win7ultimate
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: W520 Nvidia driver recommendation for quatro 1000m win7ultimate

I have version 10.18.13.5445, has been running on my 1000M W520 with no problems for many years. At one time, I updated to a newer version from Nvidia website, it crashed, I reverted. I am pretty certain this version was from Lenovo updates.
by mpcook
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Yoga 3rd Gen First New since T23
Replies: 0
Views: 908

X1 Yoga 3rd Gen First New since T23

I bought a new X1 Yoga 3rd Gen a month ago - my first new ThinkPad since since my T23 company purchase in around 2002. I needed a newer machine for work, my W520 could no longer handle the latest eye tracking software I needed to run for my work. I also needed something a bit more portable that I co...
by mpcook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Can you share TPFanControl4W520.zip ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Can you share TPFanControl4W520.zip ?

Hello, I saw here https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/5qerup/sharing_my_tpfancontrolini_fewer_spontaneous/ that this version is special, but the backup site does not have it. Can somebody here upload it ? I don't know how to up load a file to here, but I can email it to you if you send me an...
by mpcook
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade

Well, I did some research and decided to get an X1 - Yoga 3rd Gen, 16GB RAM (soldered) but the drive is upgradable. The convertible aspect is perfect for my use of this for work so I'm quite pleased with it. Is it an X1? Is it a Yoga? I guess both.
by mpcook
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The Problem with the World Today
Replies: 3
Views: 3647

Re: The Problem with the World Today

Keep in mind as well that since 1949 the USA has been the largest donor of aid to the Palestinian people, until changes made by the US government in the past year, when it was cut. Since the Oslo accords, the US has been giving about $0.4B/year, more than all Arab countries combined. Truman signed t...
by mpcook
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade

need a capable i7 A capable Core i7? Do you mean a quad-core Core i7, or a hexa-core Core i7? . . . You can't have a laptop that is very fast and very light at the same time, so you would have to make some compromises. Are any newer models of the X1 or T470s or higher upgradable, or will I have to ...
by mpcook
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 3025

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

I have bought Lenovo batteries on Amazon for about $75 - $80. I bought two aftermarket batteries, that I returned. The Lenovo batteries are still going strong.
by mpcook
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade

I have some X220's, a T420, a T420s (daily driver now), a couple of W520's and now find I need a faster more capable laptop for my work. I see some comments about not upgradable and poor QC on newer ThinkPads. I am looking for fast, light and powerful so need a capable i7, 16GB ram, the usual ports,...
by mpcook
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Well, in spite of Trump, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are also doing a better job of sowing chaos than the US. Right sure. The US is trying to bring democracy to the Middle East, right? I haven't heard of anyone who thinks "The US is trying to bring democracy to the Middle East...". Back t...
by mpcook
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia and others are doing a much better job of chaos creation in the MIddle East; which in turn, is helping to drive refugees into the EU and eslewhere. A better job too then the United States? Well, in spite of Trump, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are also doin...
by mpcook
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

At one point he started to talk why he actually came here, in his opinion we (western world) are fully responsible for everything bad that have happened to him and his region, The western world has been manipulated by Israel who are trying to create chaos in the middle east. So should we be surpris...
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6317

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

MikalE wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 am
No one here has mentioned doing that to a sitting Government.
That's good news. I thought I saw reference to a civil war. But if we're talking about repelling the Russians, or some other enemy of the state, I am all for it.
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 6317

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Millions of firearm owner have massive stores of ammunition as well as arms. Many at least as good, and many times much better than any small arms the military uses. I am one of those. The American firearms owner need not be supplied by a third party or outside force as in proxy wars to the indigen...
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?

He must have eaten Mexican food that day.
by mpcook
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 9268

Re: W520 Blue Screen

One more relevant item. I am using Windows 7. I always run with all power saving turned off since I am almost never running on battery.
by mpcook
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 9268

Re: W520 Blue Screen

Sorry, it took me a while. I usually run the laptop with DISCRETE because the eye tracking analysis software I use requires high video capability. Some times, I will use INTEGRATED, if I don't have that need, and maybe on battery. Here are the drivers I have installed, only one shows up, depending o...
by mpcook
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 9268

Re: W520 Blue Screen

It will take me a while to check the driver version and whether I have both Intel and nvidia installed. I suspect you need both. I haven't booted it in a while so it will go through some updates.
by mpcook
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 9268

Re: W520 Blue Screen

Some of the W520 batteries were recalled. You might find the battery check program at lenovo.com, although the recall is over, it's worth checking. If you cannot find the recall battery check program, you can pm me and I may be able to find it and send it to you. Another thing to check, is your batt...
by mpcook
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 2880

Re: People that request personal tech support

GrifterGuru wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm
mpcook wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:02 pm
[snip]How should I fix this? [/snip]
By not doing it in the first place perhaps? :lol:
Well, I shoulda hada burger for lunch instead.
by mpcook
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 2880

Re: People that request personal tech support

As I was reading and scrolling through these posts, I started laughing and accidentally got a smear of yogurt and a few tiny pieces of granola in the scroll wheel of my mouse. How should I fix this? It is a Microsoft Mouse Model# 3500. The yogurt was organic, as was the granola...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

According to this , the pronunciation of β was changed from sounding like an English 'B' in Ancient Greek to sounding like English 'V' in Modern Greek. Thus we established that there is at least one historical process which is unrelated to the Western civilization's gallop towards suicide. Good to ...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 484
Views: 280342

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Ahem...that very island of Lesbos has its name in the root of the word "lesbian"...so I guess something has changed for reasons unknown. Linguistics aside, the story just shows - once and again - that the Western civilization is hellbent on committing suicide.... :roll: It appears that many of the ...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 9005

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 am
mpcook wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 am
As a collectible, the ONE I would want (and I still would love to have) is a ThinkPad 500 which was my first ThinkPad. It was also, I believe, the first ThinkPad "notebook" meaning it was small.
There's one on eBay right now
Arggghhh! Don't tempt me!

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