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by Puppy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Clear out junk and Optimize the W10-Image before installing afresh
Replies: 2
Views: 4856

Re: Clear out junk and Optimize the W10-Image before installing afresh

Yes, perfect start to "Why my Windows 10 crashes?" :roll: It seems as all the stupid IT journalists have created the biggest fake news ever.
by Puppy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March
Replies: 20
Views: 17502

Re: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

It seems as the OLED displays in laptops have actually more issues than expected. This is very good article (in Czech, use an online translator) summarizing them http://notebookblog.cz/technika/technologie/oled-displeje-v-noteboocich-rychly-konec-lcd-asi-ne Especially the brightness regulation and g...
by Puppy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

And now for something completely different ... well done, Germany :D

Miss Germany to be chosen by all-female judging panel
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/5bc3 ... 804128329e
by Puppy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts
Replies: 13
Views: 7372

Re: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts

w0qj wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:03 pm
But to really use the advanced USB-C/Thunderbolt/DP1.2_Alt_Mode/PD2.0 features, even advanced users and computer manufacturer support staff seems to be confused to some degree!
It would help is there was any QA department other than the customers only :roll:
by Puppy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

now its the Muslims. Last comment as our opinions are already clear enough: Pakistani Man Blinded By His Father, Brothers For Wanting 'Love Marriage' https://www.rferl.org/a/pakistani-man-blinded-by-his-father-brothers-for-wanting-love-marriage-/30391592.html "The entire time that they were taking ...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Using the "fake news" as a source now? No, the same source DW you linked as well. Your chart shows 2015, the article I linked is about 2019. almost no migration to fill in the needed workers It is called a wet dream :D Nobody needs workers with basic (or no) education. The level of automation in in...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Trying to instrumentalize a family drama to spread hate? How low can you sink... If you can read any form of hate in the post I recommend to search for a medical help :roll: One would think that people in Europe would have learned the lesson of two world wars that hate, racism and fascism ... and p...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 33593

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Acer Swift 3 SF313-52 review (2020 model, 3:2 display and IceLake hardware)
https://www.ultrabookreview.com/35311-a ... 52-review/
by Puppy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

I do not share Your view, that Europe is throttling free speach and the free expression of opinions. Even less so I see Germany throttling european social and ecomic devellopment, last not least I do see a ressurgance of old - nurtured by lack of education & formation - prejudices, nationalism and ...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Or would be as bad if not for the globalization and the internet which makes it rather impossible to completely close everyone off (except maybe in North Korea). Not really. The Internet is still free (to some extent), but not the common platforms people use to communicate. The debate we are having...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

I thought this thread had been closed :D Or do you seriously want to say that there is no difference between state media in the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany and todays modern mainstream media? I can comment the comparison of the Soviet Union (Eastern Bloc in general) and current mainstream media and...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Drug gang violence in Sweden linked to 60% increase in bomb blasts
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... s-increase

Last year 257 bomb attacks were reported to police, up from 162 in 2018

And they have to accept it.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 5958

NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor

NEC introduced a new 4:3 desktop monitor again in 2015: https://www.necdisplay.com/p/displays/p212-bk-sv

DPI is unfortunately too low (21" 1600x1200 = 95 PPI only), but still a good start :-)
by Puppy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

And still no good display options for the X1C8. The WQHD is the low-contrast one and the 4K wide-gamut one has no sRGB emulation (unlike HP or Dell) so it is useless in most of applications.
by Puppy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 544
Views: 351632

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Paris stabbing: Man ‘knifes three’ in Villejuif attack - area in lockdown
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/12 ... -des-hauts
by Puppy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

Ibthink wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:21 pm
but also in terms of resolution & special features
Yes, no way to get a $30 cheap 55% sRGB low-res 16:10 display and use it in a $2000 laptop :D Until then, Lenovo is not interested.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

- There is no indication that the competing business lines of Dell / HP are moving to a different aspect ratio. Because these dinosaurs (including Lenovo) aren't able to change themselves. That's why "obscure" PC laptop brands like Microsoft, Huawei or even Chuwi (with all the limitations and quali...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

I think your Matebook 13 has much shorter key travel (just 1 mm vs. 1.7 mm on the T490) It is 1.2 mm but it doesn't matter. Anything worse than X220 or older keyboard is sh!it anyway. CPU performance is actually very good for a Core i5 ultrabook and it has much better display provided by a single v...
by Puppy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

amardeep wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:39 pm
I say this every year though, and I know the probability is zero !
Of course. But there are other aspects. Those thin models like T490 have crappy trackpoint, short key travel and bad cooling.
by Puppy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 16873

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

dr_st wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Pretty awesome, except keyboard is sh!te, sh!te, sh!te. Like on every laptop out there.
Yes, including ThinkPads. There is no way to get proper laptop keyboard anymore.
by Puppy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Also, the bulkiness issue of 16:9 laptops has been partly mitigated by having smaller bezels That's true but there is another issue, narrow keyboards. That's what I like on ThinkPad X31 or the MateBook 13, the keyboard is full width. No useless "landing stripes" on sides and "microkeyboard" in the ...
by Puppy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Oh yes, I would hate 14" 1920x1080 because the resolution is too low (156 PPI). Currently the 13" 3:2 2160 x 1440 (200 PPI) is perfect. I simply find the 16:9 form factor stupid, wide and bulky. I need vertical resolution.
by Puppy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Current ThinkPads do offer this functionality. FN + arrow left replicates the Home key, FN + arrow right replicates the End key function. No, it isn't the same. Other vendors provides all four Fn + arrow keys combinations additionally to the four (clustered) navigation keys. Currently HP Envy 13 ha...
by Puppy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

Ironically even a 200 euro Umax "laptop" has much better keyboard layout than any ThinkPad.
by Puppy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

dr_st wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:46 pm
It's all Fn+arrows.
Yes, but for me it is still far better than the stupid 6-row ThinkPad keyboard layout. There is even no [Fn]-ed + arrows option other brands (HP, MS Surface) have. Ergonomy last :(
by Puppy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

16:10 is MUCH better for productivity. And 3:2 is even better. I don't expect 16:10 in ThinkPads because the 16:9 low res/gamut crap Lenovo use is still cheaper and ... I don't care either as the ThinkPad keyboard layout is garbage anyway, worse than most of other laptops on the current market. I a...
by Puppy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

ZaZ wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:06 pm
but no stick.
Oh yes, but expect it to be removed in the future as well. That's why I no longer rely on it.
by Puppy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12823

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

dr_st wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:05 pm
I disagree that that layout is better. It's garbage.
Compared to old ThinkPads, yes. But the 6-row ThinkPad layout is extremely stupid as the Pg Dn/Up and Home/End keys are split to opposite sides of the keyboard. This keyboard layout is still better.

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