I think everyone Interested in IT should spend some time with the older Thinkpads. They set a benchmark for reliability (not to mention near indestructability) Indeed my R60 is still chugging away - I'm typing this on it :) makes later laptops feel like flimsy toys :)
26 posts • joined 25 Jul 2012
RE: making a living
Corporations have to eat too...
so do the self-entitled sociopaths that treat wall street as an ATM
so companies like Microsoft and and Oracle have to screw their hostages err customers as hard as possible. At some point their big customers will realise that they can save wads of cash (even factoring in migration) and walk away - even down here in the colonies i've seen this - they hand over the cash and don't ask questions (of themselves let alone Microsoft et al)
the other aggravating factor esp in the public sector is if the departments don't spend the cash, they get their budgets cut..
"First dibs on calling integrated camera the iOfSauron"
and the reg wonders why it doesn't get invited to the church of sci.. err apple events
MS has run out of shotgun ammo and had to resort to the chainsaw - one wonders what will happen when they find the BFG....
No great loss for the PC biz
Toshiba are on my permanent sh#t list after 5 laptops (C660D irrc) went tits up in a year (final score 8 motherboards 6 power supplies 3 HDD's) customer service was a dantesque joke
I believe the thinkpads we replaced them with are still trooping away happily - I quit after that nightmare
Dear SSD manufacters
Here's a idea:
1. take your chips, and shove as much as you can into a 3.5" drive
2. pillage my bank account (I'll take 7 now, more later)
Seriously, why is there no love for the 3.5" form factor?
Anyone taking bets on when accident #176 happens? the boss is getting a little suspicious...
the trick is ..
get em hooked young..
I was fixing a friends PC and their daughter (6 at the time) was bugging me to hurry up, so she could use it. so i said it'd be faster if she helped, and while fixing it I pointed out what each of the parts were and what they did - in the finish she re-assembled it (gave it a good clean out while i was at it) she's now studying robotics at Uni...
Re: What about Blizzard?
its actually worse than that for Blizzard - at the last earnings call (the other day, actually) WoW is down to 5.4 mill or so subs and IMHO WoW:legion looks like a Warlords 2.0
Re: Linux (@Dropbear)
not true so much now - starting from mint 17 you can upgrade without a ground up re-install , and in my (limited admittedly) experience it does it more smoothly than windows ... i still have a W7 gaming box, and when 7 goes EOL i'll switch that to mint as well
It's even worse across the ditch
Due to the crap payTV over here in NZ, people accessing Netflix US is breaking DSL infrastructure - bandwidth frequently dropping to '80s dial up speeds and ping times measurable in minutes
the 'fix' is to upgrade to fibre - witch isn't affected, but where i am at least, that's not happening 'till 2018 - if at all
we call the problem 'netflixed'
joke icon - because the situation is one massive one
Re: Great article (@ naive)
they do. I'm running mint 17 xfce on a thinkpad R60e and it runs like a cut cat - having an SSD does help, but spinning rust storage is also quite snappy. its my goto for windows upgrades for the great unwashed hordes - aka people who want their ancient windows machines updated / repaired - when windows is no longer an option
keep your enemies close, keep your friends closer
-- sun tsu
have an upvote for the Grace Hooper ref
Re: They got the wrong guys
agreed - the whole ink-jet game is rigged - stopped using em years ago
for personal use (photos), 99% of the time you're better off using a print service - the one i use is 3 doors down the street, coincidentally right next to one of the best coffee kiosks in town :)
for bulk text printing jobs - laser is the preferred option round here
Re: Microsoft, the 90s called, they want their FUD back.
the fact they jack up the ransom 10-30% err prices every year may have something to do with "record" results
@anonymous coward 12:28
that was nicked from the bond film goldfinger
I still use Winamp today
on my linux box - it's kinda sad that the best music player on linux (you milage may vary) is winamp
i just have the playlist window open, and the keyboard shortcuts have probibly imprinted themselves into my DNA by now...
better plan would be:
Re: What? You mean it's not...
No, it's Admin / Admin, still (set one up for a friend the other week)
still the same as the default from 2000 :(
Re: Let me see now, his "logic" would imply that.........
so was bill hicks (google it) *Warning* strongly NSFW
Re: He killed the Start Button.
the wrong one
Re: I used to mildly tolerate of $Deitists....
have an-up vote.. well some people do call Christchurch "the village of the dammed"
it seems it was true...
Satan, just because
Re: Just build a nuclear plant.
to build a nuke plant in the states these days requires 2 acts of congress and 4 acts of $diety. So while technically doable, your faster bet would be to wait for the tech to catch up...
Re: This whole government suffers from Alzheimers.
a lot of people here in New Zealand a sick to the back teeth of the whole dotcom saga - and want him gone, along with the nazi err national government - this may be a chance to be rid of them both . on the other hand, with the government spending so much time putting the fire out it stops them buggering up the rest of the country
this is a necessity given Australia's NBN and New Zealand's UFB rollouts, i would'nt be surprised if pacific fiber start rolling out a 3rd string as soon as the second one is done