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  • 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…
  • It is amazing your father would want to spend more money rather than save big on a used machine. If I had a child was pressuring me to buy a used device I'd be overjoyed. Repair shop? Tell him you'll learn to fix it yourself! If he's willing to …
  • To me, I've always had sort of a soft spot for the X series, particularily the tablets. My first ever thinkpad was a X41 Tablet with Pentium M 778. It had lasted years, with a very very stable hinge and pretty lasting battery. Still had the IBM logo…
  • It is a general lack of true creativity and care fostered by the rapid-rapid-rapid ideal created by social media. It all has to happen now now now, send it out edit and rebut it later when it offends people. Everything has to be over-centralized so …
  • Yeah, but it still demonstrates lack of QC by Microsoft. You would expect the final commonly available update to have been properly checked before release, but nope Nadella's schemes strike again.
  • I wouldn't quite recommend it. The imager I showed on the 2000 modernization tips has lines that go through printed images. An Agfa Forte or Procolor are the best ones to use, but they're the size of a copy machine.
  • Good to know at least you got everything off and found out in time. Personally, I've had a similar experience with a CF card that wouldn't keep files. I spent an hour trying to figure out if it was my camera or the CF reader on my computer. At leas…
  • Offtopic Welcome to the 2012R2 club. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Especially being one of the last Microsoft operating systems to undergo a proper quality control. Do note, 2012R2 does have some differences from 8.1. Notably, start scree…
  • Actually you can attribute the flat design to the Zune, which carried over to 8.X and ultimately flattened further in 10. But yeah we have Nadella and his cronies to blame for the non-qc'd, forced broken mess of Windows 10.
  • Well, two days until Windows 7 EOL. Google decided to support Win7 for an additional year. Wow, that's better treatment than the WinXP and Vista users (such as myself) received. Especially with Vista dropped by most programs three years early. I'…
  • Then I'm afraid that's about it for me. The only experience I have with this is on elder HP machines where dodgy solder jobs caused the graphics chipset to lose connection or a garbage cooling system let it fry. Latter is unlikely, but former certa…
  • Any number of troubles. Web search "lenovo z565 no video" and you should get something.
  • Well, the biggest flaw with CDE is its lack of thread control. If you happen to have a process that goes rogue consuming hefty resources and then goes unresponsive, the whole system will be bogged down. For instance, script-heavy sites on a web brow…
  • I was not kidding when I said I use CDE on Debian Linux. It's very fast, very simple and easy to use and pretty much I don't see myself using any other window manager because this does everything I want. I am quite happy it is still being up…
  • Mine was, at least give us a proper warning, and not have to rely on the media to tell us. And they may or may not be spot on. If I would've gotten a decent warning Ntrig was about to go down, I would've spent a Saturday downloading every single …
  • I do agree. It shouldn't be expected that some old hardware really only used within a niche community should be supported after a long time. But, to me, the context of much of your post was garnered to Intel actually releasing new driver files for …