* Posts by Demonix

8 posts • joined 5 Apr 2012

If it still works six months from now, count yourself lucky

Demonix

The axe of my grandfather?

“This, milord, is my family's axe. We have owned it for almost nine hundred years, see. Of course, sometimes it needed a new blade. And sometimes it has required a new handle, new designs on the metalwork, a little refreshing of the ornamentation . . . but is this not the nine hundred-year-old axe of my family? And because it has changed gently over time, it is still a pretty good axe, y'know. Pretty good.”

― Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

Demonix

Re: For the nice people across the pond

Wandered off to follow the link, 1 hour later and I am all eightied out.

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations stalled until November

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TPP and Free trade

It seems to me that the TPP and the term free trade are diametrically opposed. Either trade is free and therefore no agreement beyond saying you can trade here is required or you have a trade agreement with rules which will always favour some and disadvantage others. The TPP is not a free trade agreement by any standard even without seeing the text.

Who wants a classic ThinkPad with whizzy new hardware? Lenovo would just love to know

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Re: What's wrong with the current range?

I down voted and then realised that I should qualify my comment. I bought a T440 to replace my T410 as I wanted a bigger trackpad as I quite liked Win 8 and 8.1 and wanted to be able to use the full range of gestures. I have to say I hate the track pad. Mechanically very stiff and not particularly accurate, I found I missed the buttons and despite being able to tap and double tap etc I have never become comfortable using it. I agree with the comments regarding the battery life, but I thought the on board ports were lacking, the square power adaptor just encourages the unwary to try and jam a USB device in to it and only having Mini DP out was just a pain as I don't want to carry adaptors around with even to DP - DP.

It is my own fault for not checking the specs out when I purchased it but in my defence buying the next iteration of the T series in the past was always a safe move. More of the same with more modern stuff. Not being able to buy a classic Thinkpad caused me great angst and I am still looking for a good replacement. This may seem counter intuitive but at the moment I am using MS Surface Pro with a docking station and the T440 is on the floor under my desk. The Surface on a dock gives me all the connectivity I need at my desk and is more portable and has a better battery life than even the T440. Sadly the TP in its current form simply is not good enough to shine in either role.

This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Big Brother

Saville

Perhaps the Saville estate would like to take the police to court for defamation. nothing has been proven and it seems as if the police have decided on a verdict without the benefit of a trial. Too tall terror photographer anyone.

Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

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Thumb Up

Re: Not the Met Office's fault.

Well said Sir. Just ask any one along the Thames estuary who suffers when the London flood barriers is closed.

Google+ dying on its arse – shock new poll

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GM Anyone.

Re: Not entirely a joke, I think.

GM have seen through the " we can target your ad" rubbish of Facebook and pulled 10 mill in ad fees. See the post on this site regarding the Facebook ad fail rate.

'Super rogue wave' scuppers Lego pirate

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Happy

Any science that makes use of Lego and / or Playmobile is OK with me.

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