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by MikalE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

I'm not certain how it was used with a network log-on. For a stand alone system it is just another secure method of Windows log-on. I use this software: EIDAuthenticate https://www.mysmartlogon.com/download/#EIDAuthenticate The card I use is a PIVKey C910 by Taglio. The user PIN and Admin key can bo...
by MikalE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

I think I explained that in the above post. But, I use it as a third level of security.
by MikalE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

You can also upgrade the Bluetooth to 4.0 and add a security card reader for stand-alone card access. This is especially inportant if she is using the machine in a public place and leaves the machine unattended. Removal of the card will lock the computer in the current state is was in when the card ...
by MikalE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 10 Pro on a T520
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Windows 10 Pro on a T520

I too gave in and downloaded Windows 10 on my T520. After a year or so I was not satisfied with the telemetry, forced updates, and changing settings with every update. After 14 months I reloaded Windows 7 Pro from scratch and that's what will remain on this system. I tried to like it, but that just ...
by MikalE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

That's a good idea too. That may be what I end up doing as a test run.
by MikalE
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

I haven't started anything yet. I wanted to hear some opinions and get ideas.

I also need another T520 because I'm not touching my pristine T520 to hack in a different size monitor.
by MikalE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

You shoot to stop the threat. And keep shooting until it stops.
by MikalE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

No one here has mentioned doing that to a sitting Government.

There are a lot of what if's, changing circumstances and locations, and too many variables to think that an outcome of a conflict such as this could be predictable.

But, it is the original reason for the Second Amendment.
by MikalE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

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 indigeno...
by MikalE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

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 worke...
by MikalE
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

I think that's being taken care of.
by MikalE
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

Does the T25 keyboard fit and work correctly in the T480 and T580???
by MikalE
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

The bottom line is that people intent on causing harm and/or performing criminal acts will always find a way to arm themselves, be it with a gun, explosive device or a vehicle. Everything else is just government(s) finding excuses to control the population that they are supposed to protect, but hav...
by MikalE
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

I don't post often there. It is mostly an English train forum and I'm modeling southern Bayern and northern Austria.

Lots of Hornby and OO stuff.
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

The Left doesn't want those type of success stories in the news. But they'll rant for days about someone that shoots up a school with an 'evil' AR15 and about "gun violence". Not one of my firearms has ever been violent. In fact, I've never even seen one move without me picking it up. Instead of foc...
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

Great representation. I did note the increased opening size both top and bottom. It doesn't appear the sides have been altered.

It appears that there is enough space to pull this off with some careful craftsmanship and skillful work with plastic.

Thanks all for the suggestions.
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Curiosity - WinXP x64 SP2 works in EFI mode on X220
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Curiosity - WinXP x64 SP2 works in EFI mode on X220

Agreed. I like hardware mods since I like hands-on electro-mechanical stuff.

You software modders are really above my pay grade.
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

This is still in the idea stage so I'm open to any 15.4" suggestions.

Thanks.
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

If you really want to mod a T520, a much better option IMO is a Philips FHD IPS panel. A couple of folks have thrown them into their W520 units. I was considering it a few years ago but gave up on the entire "maxed out W520" concept altogether. You'd need a cable extender and some luck finding the ...
by MikalE
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

@ Thinkpad4by3, If it were '0' gauge stock or above that might be useful, or, even in '00/H0" as a modern image digital Billboard. Can you guess what another of my hobbies is yet? LOL @MikalE have you seen the Model Rail forums ?? Quite a knowledgable lot on there and love the "Foreign" railways/ra...
by MikalE
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

I'll kick this around the cobwebs awhile. I would have to have another T520 bezel too to mod. I don't want to screw up the original if this doesn't work out for whatever reason. I'm rather involved with my model railroad right now too since the weather is turning colder. Maybe in the Spring. Thanks ...
by MikalE
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

Are you saying then, even though I'm gaining real estate and a nice aspect ratio, the quality will suffer because of the older technology? No, what he is saying is that yyou need to put a CCFL inverter to power the backlight in the T520 to use the display unless you use a crappy hard to find and ex...
by MikalE
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: T500 Screen in a T520?

The T500 screens are all CCFL. There is one LED screen but it is 1280x800, expensive, and hard to find. All T520 screens are LED.
Are you saying then, even though I'm gaining real estate and a nice aspect ratio, the quality will suffer because of the older technology?
by MikalE
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Screen in a T520?
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

T500 Screen in a T520?

There seems to be enough room for this swap, but I don't know if they would be electrically or software compatible. Mounting bosses would likely have to be fabricated and attached to support the slightly different size of the monitor. Is this swap possible? I can handle the bezel mods, I'm more conc...
by MikalE
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting

That also makes my point that the average person doesn't have the skill, knowledge, or tools to pull this off.
by MikalE
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting

The average user doesn't have the kit or the knowledge to pull off a fix like that even with instructions.

It's great that he found the fix. Maybe he should be working for Lenovo. :lol:
by MikalE
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 843

Re: People that request personal tech support

As do I. Plus a few for machines I've worked on for others.
by MikalE
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies

I finally got around to installing Slimjet. Very nice. It is now my default browser.

Thanks for the tip.

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