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by shawross
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

To be fair, Lenovo/ThinkPad did make a serious effort for Thinkpad 25. I am glad some people think so At least the traditional 7-row keyboard had key backlight, so they did some redesigning... They also made it a touch screen which just screams "Retro" . We are truly blessed by Lenovo. :bow:
by shawross
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

It's pretty obvious this is their current position. It's our job to change it, approaching anyone inside Lenovo that can affect the position. Goodluck with that one although Lenovo people do follow these forums. You would probably have more impact voicing this on Reddit where the next generation of...
by shawross
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

This is good but I will be holding off on these patches for now and hopefully Arandale might follow. This is probably being driven by Intel who are scrambling to retrieve some respect from the industry.
by shawross
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: My backup machine (X61 T7500) gave up the ghost. :(
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: My backup machine (X61 T7500) gave up the ghost. :(

Interesting - have you tried removing your WLAN card to see if you get the same beeps? The security chip is still a mystery unfortunately.
by shawross
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Without corresponding CPU microcode update (usually delivered via BIOS update) the patch is not fully activated. Call me naive but thank heavens - for now anyway. Target availability was postponed by 6 weeks now. Dear Intel, please get in shape :roll: Between MS and Intel we see one calamity after ...
by shawross
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I have updated the browsers for my machines - I am using Chrome with the isolation feature and I don't have Javascript activated by default. Also I have updated my Windows 7 with only the latest Security only updates and the latest updates are for NetFramework. But I am feeling "dr_st" is probably c...
by shawross
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

My X61 which has Windows 7 X86 installed has a 1 GB + 2 GB ram and CPU-Z reports that it is running in Dual Channel Symmetric mode.
by shawross
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

Yes Lenovo are still producing the same crap we don't want especially in keyboards and display ratios. But with the latest kernel exploits the latest CPUs may still be vulnerable despite the Intel microcode updates. With this speculation buying a new PC today might not be the smartest move. I think ...
by shawross
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Intel will take a hit to its credibility and reputation over these latest exploits and it makes one wonder how long it has really known about these latest exploits. Leaving many current systems unpatched and exposed would only prolong and amplify the current sentiment. Intel should tidy up their own...
by shawross
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

No update for Sandy Bridge surprises me because they produced ME updates for Arandale about 6 months ago. Regardless I will patch my Windows 7 and still only run Javascript on trusted and necessary sites. Maybe some firewall rules for for add on utilities wouldn't go astray. For my Samsung Arandale ...
by shawross
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

It makes you wonder how many more "Exploits" did Edward Snowden forward on to Project Zero

Intel will need to design some new backdoors for the NSA
by shawross
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Finding an exploit that arguably affects all computer hardware which can only be fixed by slowing down that hardware is potentially a huge boost to the computer industry. Apple eat your heart out this is how it is done. I wonder if the update to Windows 7 will be as efficient as the Windows 10 update.
by shawross
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Reports are that Academia and Google discovered the exploit.

Could this have been the partnership between IBM (Watson) and Google? Academia is a bit too obscure and general IMO.
by shawross
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 51
Views: 1875

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Seems like disabling Javascript for everything except trusted sites wasn't a bad idea.
by shawross
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: X201 hangs in BIOS, slow POST

The Arandale in the X201 is susceptible to ME problems and maybe this was because it was the first generation with the newer ME. If I enable mine in the BIOS I get the 4 or 5 beeps which repeats. I seem to get a slight battery drain when my laptop is shutdown and I don't know if this is attributable...
by shawross
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

I believe it is not how many you own but how much it costs you to keep this hobby going. Also it should depend on what you can afford. Obviously this will vary because everyone is different. If you are spending around $200 per year you are OK but if you are spending $500 per year you might need to r...
by shawross
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 slots
Replies: 26
Views: 2356

Re: T420 slots

I was under the impression that the xx20 machines had expresscard 2 which came out about 2010. If true this will be different to the T43.
by shawross
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Yes true to form MS will try to make Window 7 as problematic as they can leading to EOL. Post 2020 deciding which Linux distro to navigate to will be the main objective.
by shawross
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 runs great but won't boot with certain memory
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: T500 runs great but won't boot with certain memory

For a core 2 duo I think 6 GB is plenty as they aren't as memory hungry as the I series. From Arandale on yes 8 GB is preferred. YMMV
by shawross
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W7 is still safer than W10...
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: W7 is still safer than W10...

Yes Windows 7 after EOL will still be better than 10 IMO.
by shawross
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck

Yes interesting because he worked with David Hill so he obviously new him well. Some of his comments allude to what happened behind the scenes. I shared his frustration when some of his team’s greatest concepts were shot down by the product marketing teams when costs needed to be cut to keep the mac...
by shawross
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: 25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck
Replies: 3
Views: 291

25 Years of ThinkPad by David Churbuck

An interesting review of the T25 in which David Churbuck writes a positive review without being overawed. He correctly states it has some "Retro" touches but it is just a Laptop.

https://churbuck.com/2017/11/15/25-years-of-thinkpad/
by shawross
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 100
Views: 23638

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:38 pm
shawross wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Yes Thinkpads aren't the only thing that makes you wonder where we are going. I must be getting old. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7968WLTty0
LOL :lol:
by shawross
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 100
Views: 23638

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQGJmgnEI8

The above link might work better.

Yes Thinkpads aren't the only thing that makes you wonder where we are going. I must be getting old. :)
by shawross
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX

Yes we like to think we are secure and in control of our systems but the reality is quite different.

Unfortunately we need to realise we are being watched and analysed and someone else owns the master key to our systems.
by shawross
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Was given an HP 6303
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Was given an HP 6303

Probably many folks here will be in similar situations. But I have a Samsung RV 511 I3 2.5GHz Windows 7 64 bit which my neighbour was throwing away. I found it had only 2 GB of ram and had a severe memory leak with Windows 7 updates. Corrected the memory leak issue and now with 6 GB of ram it is han...
by shawross
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

I tend to characterize the latest hardware and software as the latest Backdoors and Malware. :eek:

But maybe that's just me.
by shawross
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

RealBlackStuff wrote: I find W10 the most obnoxious OS I have ever come across! YMMV.
+1

Amen!
by shawross
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 2894

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

I have an A30 with a 15 inch screen and it feels like a monster after being on the X220 although the A30 is only XGA.

It would be about pizza box size but weighs a lot more mind you. :)
by shawross
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 2894

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

I personally think 4:3 is superior especially for 12 to 13 inch screens but I have probably been brainwashed to accept 16:10 now.

It annoys me though to see Macs using 16:10 but most others still persisting with 16:9.

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