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by Omineca
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: I got this because I’m an old keyboard addict
Replies: 2
Views: 159

I got this because I’m an old keyboard addict

There are people here who know a lot more about this than I do, but I recall threads that discussed three different keyboard manufacturers for a single model, each with a different feel.

So I suspect that it is possible that you will detect differences between the keyboards.
by Omineca
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: RBS Post # 20,000
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: RBS Post # 20,000

Congrats RBS! Always a helpful and friendly presence. I know that I've learned a lot from your posts over the years.

Cheers. I think this calls on you to hoist a Guinness. ;)
by Omineca
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon about support-EOL
Replies: 16
Views: 1638

Re: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon abou

it is not a hassle at all, takes same amount of time to mount usb as under normal windows environment. above claim by Omineca is fake news, it is just selecting the usb you want to be available in your virtual machine, you click and it automounts :wink: I completely missed this comment back when it...
by Omineca
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just ordered Huawei MateBook 13
Replies: 20
Views: 2813

Just ordered Huawei MateBook 13

If you can either convince Huawei to add a trackpoint or find out how to put one in myself, I'd get one. Yes, I'll miss trackpoint, but Bluetooth mouse is acceptable. The more expensive i7 + 512 GB SSD configuration has touchscreen, but it isn't available over here and Amazon DE has German keyboard...
by Omineca
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon about support-EOL
Replies: 16
Views: 1638

Micro$haft starts nagging W7-users soon abou

Switch to linux :D I have one old machine with Win7, just for playing around with old BlackBerry and PalmOS devices (you can't get the full functionality of the Palm and BlackBerry Desktop and OS installation software in Linux and passing USB connections to virtualbox can be a real time-wasting has...
by Omineca
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Trackpad Lower Button Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Trackpad Lower Button Repair

This isn't really an R500-specific post, but since I did it on my R500, I'm posting it here. The left click button on my trackpad was wearing out (losing it's clickiness and also getting less responsive) but the right button was fine. So I popped the palmrest this morning and removed the lower butto...
by Omineca
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?

I use it on my Windows 10 laptop at work. I've styled the start menu and taskbar to look like the Windows Embedded theme for XP, which was always my favourite.

Like others in this thread, I've worried that it was going to stop working with each update of Win10, but so far, so good.

by Omineca
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.
Replies: 14
Views: 1784

Re: Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.

I'm a long-time fan of Canadian football, err, armpit-eggball. :mrgreen: The Canadian game is faster (shorter breaks between plays), more wide open (bigger field, more space, and forward motion permitted prior to the plays, so the receivers get a running start), and only has three downs, so there's ...
by Omineca
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: 260 or 370 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: 260 or 370 ?

I know it's an old thread, but just in case someone's reading: as someone struggling with the latter, I can heartily recommend a larger display. :mrgreen: Yoga 260 has a very nice looking display, however it's really not that good for those of us spending many hours at a time reading from the scree...
by Omineca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Throw me Distro suggestions!
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Throw me Distro suggestions!

Debian with LXDE makes for a responsive experience on my R500 (with SSD). It's been my daily use laptop since about 2013.
by Omineca
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 4545

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Ask the Russians how that went in Afghanistan in the '80's. Ask American soldiers how that went in Vietnam in the '60's and '70's, or the British in Northern Ireland. Guerilla warfare is very effective tactic against an organized armed force. Gun control is nothing more than people control. It work...
by Omineca
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 4545

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Well, I'm glad there aren't upvotes and downvotes here, because I'd clearly get a lot of the latter with this comment. I grew up in Northern Canada and have experience with firearms. I completely favour gun control. If you make it easy for the deranged and the criminal to use weapons, they'll use th...
by Omineca
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 23
Views: 4218

Re: My Thinkpad R500

Yet another happy R500 user. Mine is running Debian LXDE and as has been mentioned previously, there is nothing wrong with these machines for everyday use in 2018.
by Omineca
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 179
Views: 55550

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

The Calling - Wherever You Will Go Dido - Life for Rent Chantal Kreviazuk - In This Life Santana - Everlast - Put Your Lights On It must be nostalgia night.... The Cranberries - Linger - Live at the Fleadh Festival (1994) -- the crowd is so amazing in this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN0mZr...
by Omineca
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Re: New CPU in R500?

I have a T9600 in my R500 and the heat hasn't been a problem. I guess YMMV.

by Omineca
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

I still have the Satellite 2410 in my signature. It's one of the P4M models Screamer mentioned in his post. I had to replace the hinges a few years ago, but other than that it was a solid machine with a vibrant 4:3 screen. Can't complain about that combination.
by Omineca
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 179
Views: 55550

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Mazzy Star is great. Nice choice.

I'm listening to the Pixies -- "Where is my Mind?"
by Omineca
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7060

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Update: just booted the "live" Debian DVD and am typing this post using it. Thank you, Tasurinchi and Omineca , will keep everyone posted... If you decide to install to your hard drive, you may be interested in using the installation media with non-free drivers, which helps a lot with hardware comp...
by Omineca
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7060

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I played around with Linux from about 2004-ish until about 2010 before installing it as my only operating system. IMHO you should just do it. You're a technically-oriented person and the OS gives you complete control, which is what you're looking for. So why would I try to talk you out of it? I'd ra...
by Omineca
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 2516

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

Assuming the HK market is similar to US markets, being de-listed from the exchange doesn't mean they'd be out of business nor even that their stock couldn't be traded. I thought at first that the issue was the company being de-listed as well (because of the very misleading headline), but that's not...
by Omineca
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 84
Views: 11014

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

Debian 9 / LXDE on an R500. It's still as good as the day I bought it.
by Omineca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 365XD RAM limit
Replies: 1
Views: 1709

Re: 365XD RAM limit

Yes. The official limit for the 365X/XD is 32mb in the SODIMM slot (plus the 8mb of onboard RAM). I can't remember for sure, but I think I might have had to update the BIOS on that 365X to get the 64mb stick working, which compounds your problem if you haven't been able to perform the BIOS update. I...
by Omineca
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner

I switched to Linux a long time ago at home. But I still use Windows for work. I have to, since IT loads their own disk images and restricts access to key functionality like printing and network drive access to systems using their software. I'm not sure what MS is doing with Windows. It's hard to be...
by Omineca
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3023
Views: 547595

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Sent a 365XD to LarBob last week. He let me know when it got there and the whole thing went really smoothly. Good guy to deal with.
by Omineca
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB 365XD CD-ROM drive
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: WTB 365XD CD-ROM drive

You have a PM
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 5651

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Ihaving a DisplayPort could be handy (for connecting via an adapter to HDMI projectors). I forgot to mention in the initial post that I also need to deliver presentations. Don't you hate when someone adds to their requirements mid-way through? I do. :( Anyways, I'm not sure how good an image you'd ...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 19
Views: 8870

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

According to Thinkwiki, the R-Series was meant to be a cheaper model, which does make sense for the E/I type R series, but otherwise they usually come with more features (Firewire, QXGA LCD on R50p, S-Video(I think), Etc..). It would seem like it would be the heavy desktop replacement machine like ...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 5651

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thanks for all the advice, guys. This has always been a great forum. I'd super gladly buy a container of well-shaped T61p's in 15,4" ratio for $40 each. May even be USD and not CAD, seriously. I'd super gladly pay $80 if the shape is good. Personally, I think that $80 is a great price for a good con...
by Omineca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 5651

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thanks guys for your vote of confidence, much appreciated! :mrgreen: Unfortunately for OP, my T500 has already been sold. And the 'nearest' 15" machine I have left is an R52... But I can recommend to update the R500 LCD with a Sharp WUXGA (lq154m1lw2a or lq154m1lw02). Thanks for the update RBS. I s...

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