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by dr_st
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad T14 / T15
Topic: Is it safe to swap between ISO and ANSI keyboards with the T14 or P14s AMD models?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Is it safe to swap between ISO and ANSI keyboards with the T14 or P14s AMD models?

Welcome to the forum. :) In every Thinkpad I know, these keyboards are standard and interchangeable. Then again, it is not proof, only statistical evidence; however, I will be very surprised if something changed in that department. It seems very much not cost-effective to make the keyboards non-stan...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 121
Views: 63232

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Google is quite transparent about how your information is used or misused and generally rated much higher in the ethics department than Microsoft . While Google certainly engages in intrusive tracking of users, it doesn't try to hide that from its users. Somebody is living in the long forgotten pas...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 mini display port & audio
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: X230 mini display port & audio

Yes, it's definitely capable. I don't have a X230, but I have an Intel GPU T430s and have used it to output HDMI audio. Although I haven't used the miniDP port, but the docking station, the capabilities are in the chip itself. Is there an "Intel Display Audio" device under the "Sound, video and game...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 Very slow POST/boot after installing SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: X201 Very slow POST/boot after installing SSD

Welcome to the forum. :) Just to see if the cloning process is to blame, I would try to make a fresh Windows install on that SSD. Shouldn't take long. If even that is slow, I'll have to assume some incompatibility between the SSD and the SATA controller in your laptop. Some SSDs have had issues that...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Near mint X61s with dim screen = trash?

IPS upgrade may be a tad tricky on this model, but seeing as your screen is already basically unusable, I would at least consider it.

And if not, at the very least you should be able to get a compatible TN XGA screen in better working order.
by dr_st
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 60
Views: 10001

Re: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?

Lomax wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:57 pm
But this has a glossy screen and cannot be considered a "small" laptop by any standard.
The glossy screen as a matter of choice (plenty of matte options), but yeah, the size is what it is.
by dr_st
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?

Like the others, I'm impressed both with the collection and the aesthetics. DELL's business laptops are good machines. They are different from Thinkpads, and have a unique design language, but on average I found them on par, at least back around the timeline of your collection, when I was actually k...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Ibthink wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:56 pm
But sure, right wing never does bad thing - and if they do, left wing is at fault.
That's not the view I hold. :)

The right is not always good.

But the left is always bad.

That's the difference.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: intel 665p nvme drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: intel 665p nvme drive?

Well - the first question is - does the old drive work? Is it completely dead and you are unable to test?
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad X60T with L7400, or X61T
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: WTB: ThinkPad X60T with L7400, or X61T

jeffbaichina wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:14 am
Bemoc wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:46 am
I have an x61t with the sxvga (?) resolution, in excellent shape, ultrabase with key.
PM sent!
Note that as new user with only 1 post, Bemoc may not have the ability to reply to your PM. I'm not exactly sure how this limit is implemented in this forum software.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

He did act more "presidential" once he won. The victory speech addressed all Americans, his first state of the union addressed all Americans -- and half of Congress showed up in some sort of protest garb, Democrats committed to entirely oppose him as their constituencies desired, #NotMyPresident, a...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

If nonsense or not, we still don't know, since the Mueller report was never published in full, non-blackened form. So we also don't know that this last election wasn't stolen, because some things were not checked. And we also don't know that Biden does not have ties to China, right? Because some su...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems

Looks fine to me.

To test that USB 3.0 works, connect a USB 3.0-capable drive, then use CrystalDiskMark to test the various read/write speeds.

Manually copying random files is a problematic experiment to deduce from.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems

Does the USB 3.0 controller appear in Device Manager now?
by dr_st
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: USB 3.0 X230 Win7 Problems

1180:E823 is the Realtek Card Reader.

8086:1E31 is the USB 3.0 controller. Looks like you just need to extract the driver (to the same folder, as RBS suggested) and run Setup.exe.
by dr_st
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

The comparison between the BLM protests and the capitol storming is wrong on many levels. Yep. The first and foremost of these levels is that you call the BLM riots "protests", but you call the capitol riot (which was far less violent) "storming", but that's just the normal leftist rhetoric, it can...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

The "manufactured outrage" statement is disingenuous as it only alludes to who it isn't being discredited, and ignores with who it is being discredited, or has been even preconception. This isn't disingenuous. This is how you point out a witch hunt. Of course if you take it too far it becomes "what...
by dr_st
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

You clearly put too much weight on this one event and the morality of this one group of people that participated in it. If months of violent riots, assaults, property damage by the BLM and its "associates" did not discredit the movement, why should this event permanently discredit anyone? I'll tell ...
by dr_st
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4271

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Maybe not all but at least 90%. If they don't start corrupt they finish that way eventually. Only a narcissist would want to be in "power" anyway. Indeed this is the case. There are certain psychopathic / sociopathic traits which go hand in hand with the desire, and the aptitude of rising in power ...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Waking up from sleep issue in Windows 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Waking up from sleep issue in Windows 7

I don't remember exactly, but I think the CD drive implementation isn't fully power management-compliant on this system generation - it may not properly support hot-plug. I know, for example, that this limitation exists in my A31p. Now, if somehow sleep/wake cycle translates into hot-plug on newer O...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

And by your own definition nearly EVERY violent RIOT earlier this year classifies as an insurrection attempt. Indeed. Someone shared this lovely image with me a couple of days ago, which is quite succinct and describes the situation well (not posting inline due to picture size): Your outrage is man...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Unable to remove boot password
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Unable to remove boot password

Welcome to the forum.

If it's a hard drive password - replace the drive, but obviously the data is inaccessible.

If it's a supervisor password - you may be out of luck and need to replace the system board.
by dr_st
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

It's not "censorship" in my eyes, since it is not being done by the government or state, but by a private corporation. Trump can easily arrange a press conference if he wants to make a statement. But not everyone has such easy access to media outlets. And we should definitely reconsider who "owns" ...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the forum dying?
Replies: 31
Views: 2828

Re: Is the forum dying?

But every time I needed to visit the site, I felt like I descended into an unorganised hell, with no way to properly search for content. I don't recall I ever searched anything on Reddit at all. It must be as bad as you say. The only way I get to Reddit is by searching for specific words in a searc...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

"If our opponents say: Yes, we have granted you the [...] freedom of opinion before - -, yes, you us, that is no proof that we should do the same to you! [...] That you have given it to us, - that is proof of how stupid you are!" That's a marvelous quote. Shows very well where today's "progressive"...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

It wasn't always like that. I've known some "old school" folks who were more than happy to rip the other side ten thousand new ones in a spirited debate, but would never dream of restricting anyone's right to free speech. For sure. The "right" and "left" in western countries have both changed from ...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Some people just believe in freedom of speech as a fundamental value; one that should be limited only in the most extreme circumstances. Others genuinely believe that someone (maybe themselves, maybe someone else) should have the right, and duty, to determine what voices should and should not be hea...
by dr_st
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4271

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Mind you, he is completely down the rabbit hole regarding conspiracy theories in general. Not quite flat Earth level, but not that far from that either, so at this point I have difficulty taking him seriously on any topic anyway. He is one of those people that the Internet hasn't helped to get more...
by dr_st
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 31562

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

The really frightening thing to consider is what would have happened if the man had actually been competent. That's easy. If he had actually been competent, he would have handled all the crises of the past year just a little better, and would have easily won a re-election, despite everything being ...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the forum dying?
Replies: 31
Views: 2828

Re: Is the forum dying?

Keyboards only matter to content creators. With the vast majority of users being content consumers, they dont even need a keyboard. You got that right. I must have particularly painful preferences as I have only been able to compose lengthy writing sessions behind a T420 age classic keyboard. Same ...

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