Search found 325 matches

by Summilux
Sat May 20, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 64
Views: 1838

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

I have completed these changes. To activate the Legacy theme, navigate to: user control panel→board preferences→edit global settings→My board style→ and selecting "Thinkpads Legacy" Thank you for your work. I'm fine with the new theme except for the profiles on the right, and since I couldn't find ...
by Summilux
Sat May 20, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Bah. Since we can't have nice things, and the most important thing to me is the keyboard, if this half-arsched thing has a non-chicklet keyboard, I'll at least and out of spite consider it... :roll:
by Summilux
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo removes 'soft rim' and 'classic' trackpoint caps and only sells low profile (TrackPocalypse)
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: Lenovo removes 'soft rim' and 'classic' trackpoint caps and only sells low profile (TrackPocalypse)

Which would canibalize their whole "generic" ThinkPad laptop production. I still don't believe they actually want the Retro ThinkPad product. You talk as though the Classic TP wouldn't be half-baked anyway :twisted: Companies are complex entities. There are always people with differing opinions. I ...
by Summilux
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo removes 'soft rim' and 'classic' trackpoint caps and only sells low profile (TrackPocalypse)
Replies: 23
Views: 1194

Re: Lenovo removes 'soft rim' and 'classic' trackpoint caps and only sells low profile (TrackPocalypse)

Lenovo and good old David Hill are at it again ! :lol: Just one more evidence, if it wasn't obvious already, that proper laptops can only come from the community from now on : crowdsource your stuff or buy ready-made crap. I have a idea. I have one of those new fancy 3D printers that would be able t...
by Summilux
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Tämä. If there's no trackpoint, that's not a real stop gap.
by Summilux
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Oh boy, Hope's team is really delivering what the [self-censored] at Lenovo have been unable to even imagine.
Kudos to our brothers in Real Thinkpads.

The author of the article is quite clueless tho, at first I thought I had landed on some hipster website before realising it was Notebookcheck.
by Summilux
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 7922

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

I was confused for a few minutes.

Why would they tell people that the p doesn't have TB, so they should get a p instead ? What kind of nonsense is that ?

Then I remembered that For Those Who Don't actually launched a P series to expand their range of ill-conceived laptops :roll:
by Summilux
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Lenovo will never make a modern T43 (*LARGE PICS*)

TPFanatic wrote: We should make a "Who can design the best Retro Thinkpad" competition and the winner gets a free T42 or something.
How about "Who can manufacture the best Retro Thinkpad" ? Let's pool money from around the world and get the winning team to produce it.
by Summilux
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 214
Views: 23608

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

That's why there are exceptions for army or medical instruments :) No, I don't buy that. The durability of electronic devices went down since that. The RoHS was pushed by Phillips because they had the factory ready first and wanted to destroy competition by that. Then how do you explain that only L...
by Summilux
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger... My home country Ireland close to the brunt...
Replies: 194
Views: 168514

Re: EU seems to be in danger... My home country Ireland close to the brunt...

but maybe it is better and has more credibility? Indeed. Original sources are always better than far rightist blogs known for purposefully distorting what they quote. There is nothing wrong with Breibart, but Summilux didn't seem to trust it, so I gave him The Times, which he will not be able to di...
by Summilux
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger... My home country Ireland close to the brunt...
Replies: 194
Views: 168514

Re: EU seems to be in danger... My home country Ireland close to the brunt...

http://www.breitbart.com/ Puh-lease :roll: :roll: I thought you were better than this. As long as the govt. imprisons brown people in deplorable conditions and the media keeps a lid on it, no one cares. Australia is basically doing what happens in Western Europe, except in reverse. I.e. doing the o...
by Summilux
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

Just (my) another naive post in Lenovo asocial CES 2017 forum :wink: 'Love your speculations Puppy :lol: Still silence so lets start to speculate (60%) the project has been cancelled because it is going against current Lenovo vision to produce low components cost generic laptops with ThinkPad stick...
by Summilux
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 7922

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

RealBlackStuff wrote:Or we could perhaps send a delegation to HP and Dell to have them change their keyboards and trackpoints?
I'd love it :wink: At least for HP ; let's see how Dell handle their coil whine issue first...
by Summilux
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

Wouldn't it be nice if you could pick your choice of keyboard at time of buying. Similar to that of picking a screen. Lenovo can implement this easy enough. It would also endure Lenovo to those of us who will not even consider a Thinkpad post Sandybridge (Tx20, Xx20, and Wx20.) This very idea had b...
by Summilux
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

Aaand hi everybody! Just registered :oops: Privet :wink: I wonder how many of those xx20 series keyboards are still out there, and if any new ones is still being produced. The production has certainly been stopped. Maybe it could work as a Frankenpad-kit that would get you a display, complete with ...
by Summilux
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?

i've been to many businesses who happily buy Lenovo X1 carbons and $1,000 plus Lenovo desktops that clearly do not have $1,000 worth of parts inside. One can see an awful lot of professionals with shiny silver Fruitbooks. Although this is an issue in itself since ideally I'd want to see only Thinkp...
by Summilux
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?

Lenovo will be the last one that goes out of business in the PC market. Hopefully in a flamboyant, Kodak way ! The PC going obsolete is still a pipe dream. Businesses will still rely heavily on PCs in next 5 to 10, maybe even 25 years. Its not over yet. And of course Lenovo knows the PC market ist ...
by Summilux
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?

Not really, you forgot that people buys that crap in high volumes. All these plastic IdeaPads or permanently vulnerable mobile devices with crappy Android and zero support (no security updates), that's the main stream. That's true. However as we all know, computer companies have one after another b...
by Summilux
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Fujitsu: Lenovo to take over the PC business?

I'm actually starting to be happy about those buy-outs. With Fujitsu and Samsung, if Lenovo continues to make costly acquisitions whilst outputting crap, this behaviour will end up accelerating the Chinese company's downfall. And as far as we're concerned, Thinkpads were already long dead. So what's...
by Summilux
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

Naja. I guess 13" panels would still draw a good number of people ; the rest of the specs would have to be decided upon, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to agree on a middle road which would cater to all.
by Summilux
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

A 4:3 or 3:2 13" X would be fantastic for my use.

But I know there are users who are after bigger machines, up to W size... so I could upsize if they'd be willing to downsize.
by Summilux
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 29
Views: 35000

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

As I wrote above a few months ago, to me the cleanest way to do it would be to either do it ourselves through a dedicated group of engineers backed with a Kickstarter campaign, or to group up and ask Quanta to design us a legacy T/X clone. The latter option wouldn't be the most cost-efficient, but i...
by Summilux
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Paul Allen's Sunday Night Football Computer Brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Paul Allen's Sunday Night Football Computer Brand?

Look at the white, rectangular sticker on the lid. That's definitely a corporate computer, not the guy's personal laptop.
by Summilux
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Firefox 0-day vulnerability in the wild
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Firefox 0-day vulnerability in the wild

Thank you for the advices Puppy, I've updated both FF (just in case) and TB (used everyday).
by Summilux
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lenovo is apparently in talks to buy Samsung's PC division
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Lenovo is apparently in talks to buy Samsung's PC division

According to a report from a local news source in Samsung's home country, the company has been in secret talks with Lenovo for the past few months, with the aim of selling its PC business to the Chinese company. Some Korean analysts peg the sales value at 1 trillion won (around $850 million), but t...
by Summilux
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Significantly speed up firefox!
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Significantly speed up firefox!

That's a useful tip, thank you. Following the reading of this blog post, I've fired up Firefox, disabled all the add-ons and updated to the latest version (50.0). After a browser reboot, the multiprocess function appeared to have been enabled by default. But it's still memory hungry (as predicted by...
by Summilux
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I still don't understand why there is the silence about this particular project because competition can hardly create a "Retro ThinkPad". Yeah. It's never too early to give just a little teaser given the project was announced back in 2015. A teaser by definition wouldn't spoil anything. Then again,...
by Summilux
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Oh, he said that? That would be a major over-promise, or straight up lie, if he did. This whole process has been anything but transparent. Yep. That was when this whole Classic Thinkpad project started and Hill / Lenovo posted surveys regarding TP loyalists' wishes. The surveys were a good start, s...
by Summilux
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1173
Views: 143099

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I just wish I had billions to buy the Thinkpad division back when it was being sold, or now in order to revive True Thinkpads in lieu of counterfeit junk stealing the IBM legacy. At the very least I can boycott Lenovo, a dubious company which is holding hostage True Thinkpad believers - not because ...

Go to advanced search