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  • @win32 said: If it comes down to the wire, I'll be very aggressive in blocking scripts and UI elements to keep viewing videos on my Pentium M laptop. No way I'm giving up my portable daily driver, especially if it dual boots with 98SE. Do…
  • Swapping didn't exist on 1.0, and only on 2.X, 3.X in 386 enhanced mode. Not off the top of my head, but there are ways to disable paging, web search it. If you can, I would instead recommend using Microdrives as storage. They're a little fragile…
  • Personally, I have an unhealthy obsession with Pentium Ms. I have three Pentium M 5.25" SBCs, each dedicated to something. I think I posted this little guy on vogons a bit ago. Beautiful little guy. 1gb ram, FX5500, Pentium M 780. I ran Vista on …
  • Not to mention a lot of webapps in use by work at home situations don't work with mobile. Or the user's current hardware is either too dated or "unsupported" by the webapp. So they go on a web store, find the cheapest laptop they can find that is "c…
  • There was/is one that lets you run Windows 95 in browser, web search "Windows 95 in browser" but it keeps running into nested timeouts making anything serious non-feasable. It was based on a modified 86box. I would think you could copy, remake, and…
  • @nick99nack It has Plex rather than Slate. Browseui needed to be modified or the heading font would be displayed Sans Serif 12 rather than the proper Arial 24. 4039 Plex is not 100% drag and drop compatible with 4042. I still have yet to replace …
  • Yeah I still have my "burner" email from when hotmail wasn't picky about the name you put in. So it's a bunch of gibberish for the personal stuff. I only check it when I'm expecting something on or I get overloaded with some nasty, yes nasty in all…
  • Could be worse. At least you don't have to run through ad-link shorteners that redirect to another about 10 times before you get to the download. All while running the risk of silent malware.
  • Make sure you disable ahci in the bios setting. Set it to compatibility.
  • Judging by how it went on a Dell Xt (3-4 years older than x230t) and on the x230t, 4042 is the highest you can go. Higher than that, I would up with problems with ACPI. Post-reset, haven't tried them yet. Don't let Plex fool you, this 4042 ins…
  • Recently got a Helix 2 preloaded with 10. God awful to use in docked mode. I seriously tried for a few days just to get used to it 'again.' Happily wiped and loaded 8.1. So much more fluid and simple.
  • Meh, I was cooking with a Pentium M 740 complete with 1gb of ram and Vista wif conventional PCI FX5500 just yesterday. Thing is slow. Had to turn on DWM to actually boost performance I kid you not. 7 was worse, for all you 7 diehards (I heart Vista)…
  • Ah yes, one with a proper keyboard. Only thing stopping me from doing the keyboard mod on my x230T was the fact the tablet lacks the thinklight. So backlit chiclet it is for me. Though I am in the works to replace it with a Helix 2.
  • I question the authenticity of these discs.
  • The problem, in terms of Microsoft, is the lack thereof. Satya Nadella, in his infinite wisdom, believed crowd-sourcing (making end-users beta testers) and developer-side testing would cut costs compared to having an entire lab dedicated to this.…
  • I will not "deal with issues" if the issues involve buggy updates, improper (or lack of) quality control, and general mishandling of software by the developers. I also will not deal with it if I am forced to use 3-4 gb of MY bandwidth on a satellite…
  • The low QC of updates. Geez. And Microsoft knew about it... again but still leaves it up to be forced onto unsuspecting users. Hopefully this is yet another lesson for users to maintain refular backups. And not on the "cloud." And yet another reaso…
  • Sounds like you may also have IPS. Sometimes the PWM dimming gives people problems and some see the flickering. X220 IPS is similar to the x230 one (my x230t has it). Except the flickering was fixed. Mine has really nasty image retention. Lenovo s…
  • Oh geez, not amazon. Their third-party "refurbs" often dwindle on the same level as ebay used. Except 50% more expensive. I remember purchasing a "refurbished" laptop from an Amazon supported seller. Haha yeah, refurbished with pirated just abo…
  • To tell you the truth, this is something that really belongs on Photrio Digital. https://www.photrio.com/forum/forums/digital-cameras-and-capture.360/ I've been going off of what I know, but I've been stretched thin at this point. I don't know …
  • CSS could do all of that (good/bad), and faster. It's just "developers" don't want to spend the time to write all the CSS. It's just too 'abstract' and seemingly tedious for them. Much of the reason JS is so slow is because developers stick to r…
  • The only way is one of those addons that change the page as/when it's loaded. Ugh, javascript was never supposed to BE the webpage. It was supposed to supplement it. We were supposed to rely on things like CSS for those animations and other fanci…
  • Then you need to build up the reputation and demonstrate that you won't rely on him when things go wrong. The key thing is in your post. He thinks the responsibility will lie on him to fix it when it's broken. That is why he doesn't want to buy one…
  • Alright, good and bad. Good is, the noise patterns are 90% identical. This means that the sync and read signals are good. How do I know this? Like a display panel, solid state image sensors have dead pixels. The sensor also has more reactive pix…
  • And now with this new "Polymer" pretty much any browser except Chrome will have serious rendering issues. In addition to the performance hit from heavy javascript reliance just to make a flat UI bog standard HTML could do and useless animations. …
  • Point and shoot digitals have no physical shutter to reduce manufacturing costs and decrease weight. They instead use the "electronic shutter" feature of the sensor. OP's camera uses a CCD. So in this case, for a CCD the electronic shutter prevents…
  • Your dad clearly didn't look in the right place or even tried. I just found a "refurbished" T60 in very good condition for 84 USD. Even has all the advertising stickers a NIB unit would have. Be there with him.
  • @Conrad That's if you want to pursue the classic models.
  • The problem with modern batteries is the fact that designers are trying to cram as much capacity into as little as possible, sacrificing safety and reliability. The smaller charge areas are more prone to wearing down quicker, hence why they don't la…
  • Don't mind if I do. My tablet. Use it for drawing, watching movies and on-the-go stuff. Lenovo X230T i7-3520m 12GB DDR3 Samsung 860 Evo 1tb Windows 10 build 9834 Backlit keyboard Has the 6 cell battery and the slice battery. As old a…