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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And welcome to our new moderator for the Loresraat, Vraith.

My instantaneous knee-jerk reaction is, "Holy cow!"
Congratulations, Vraith!!!
Saw your name in green, and looked around for which forum.

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I expect everybody to make his life a living hell in here.

And...Go!

Haha, that is such an appropriate greeting.

But personally, I want to know what vraith thinks of this challenge...
For reasons that are completely theoretical, of course... Evil Foul


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linna Heartlistener wrote:

Avatar wrote:
I expect everybody to make his life a living hell in here.

And...Go!

Haha, that is such an appropriate greeting.

But personally, I want to know what vraith thinks of this challenge...
For reasons that are completely theoretical, of course... Evil Foul


Well, I've always known that hell is other people...so I've just got my own little demesne now.
So the denizens could make attempts...
But they should recall, as the man said...
It's GOOD to be the king!...
And I have all these little buttons to try out...
Shall we discover what they do together?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And I have all these little buttons to try out...
Shall we discover what they do together?

Buttons, you say?
Reference consciously intended?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: Welcome to The Loresraat Reply with quote

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Here we can discuss technology stuff, computers, current events etc., etc. Welcome.


Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Oh I miss you Mhoram!! *wonder where Mhoram now hails*

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So some advice please. Surface pro or laptop, for me not my kids.

any suggestions why I should not go the surface pro thingy?
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you want to use it for?

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the much looked down on MAC Book Pro and love it .. I love that it syncs with everything .. my phone, my iPad .. everything .. so updates to my calendar are updated on each of my other devices Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a laptop with a touchscreen (as many now have).
Less expensive, more all-around utility, and more durable.
Consider Chromebook if it fits your needs and you want to save money.
Many schools now do everything in Google cloud anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want it for email and general use in travel. Need to connect to a couple of client networks while I am mobile.
It needs to be light. Durability is probably more important than I initially considered.
Would need to be able to plug into anything for presenting.
I carry a small over the shoulder bag..... There was a time when I used a bag on wheels because I would carry so much. But these days I am all online to servers and some personal stuff on cloud.. but I still carry a paper notepad. Was thinking the surface could help me move away from the paper notepad.
The mention of durability has me looking back to a laptop and away from the surface, even though I take care of things pretty well.
and I am still a Microsoft player.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with WF. Touchscreen 2-in-1 type laptop / tablet.

My boss is currently running one of these which he's pretty happy with and seems to work pretty well:

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/yoga-900-series/Yoga-920-13/p/88YG9000859

Just have to wipe out most of the Lenovo bloatware. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Agree with WF. Touchscreen 2-in-1 type laptop / tablet.


Just have to wipe out most of the Lenovo bloatware. Very Happy

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On the first, yes, do that dual form. Some have bugs/inconveniences still being worked out...but nowhere NEAR the inconvenience that exists and will only increase of having to switch back and forth from touch and non-touch devices.

On the second---do NOT get a goddamn Lenovo. I don't know how long your boss has had it, Av...but even if you strip it of almost everything it comes with, it has pain-in-the-ass shit you can't get rid of, and stacks up more pains-in-the-ass over time. They're like the Brian Lumley version of vampires. GOD's aren't as un-killable as Lumley vamps. Or a leper computer, you have to watch everything all the time...and the longer you have it, worse/harder it gets. [[Funnily enough, leprosy is a big deal in Lumley's series---all Donaldson/Covenant parallels stop there.]]

That may be just bad design and bloat...but there is increasing evidence that Lenovo intentionally builds in bad shit.

But ignoring bad intentions, just functionality, you don't have to take my word for it...

David Brin basically called Lenovo laptop the worst machine he'd ever bought.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. The Lenovo looks pretty classy. I reckon the Toshibe Portege range looks right for me, but I will seek out the Lenovo for a look.
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/portege/x20/prt22a-003003
"Bloatware" I am assuming is start up software which makes the machine slow down?
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Razz

Thats why I love my Mac Book Razz have had no shit with it .. and it is light, and multi syncable .. and functional. And I take it everywhere .. have dropped the fucker a couple of times and .. doesnt seem to mind ... Rolling Eyes too much ... well its never once complained Wink

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On the second---do NOT get a goddamn Lenovo. I don't know how long your boss has had it, Av...but even if you strip it of almost everything it comes with, it has pain-in-the-ass shit you can't get rid of, and stacks up more pains-in-the-ass over time.


Haha, now that you mention it, I heard him bitching about it just yesterday. Very Happy

Wouldn't an immediate format and clean install sort that out though?

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"Bloatware" I am assuming is start up software which makes the machine slow down?


Partially yes, although not just start-up stuff. Basically all the "proprietary" junk that manufacturers pre-load a machine with, supposedly to give you better functionality, but yes, really to slow things down, report back to them, etc. etc.

I don't do laptops myself, and I build all my PC's from scratch (it's cheaper) so I never suffer from it, but pre-loaded laptops are notorious for it, no matter what you buy.

The Toshiba looks pretty good, but guaranteed it will be loaded with Toshiba junk and "management" programs etc.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

yep .. that was meant for you Razz

But why???? LOL

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So just so that I get it squared away, the laptops are more robust than the surface and that is the key differentiator?
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn't an immediate format and clean install sort that out though?


Yea, you could make a recovery disc [heh...disc...of course it won't be a disc Laughing ] for the OS, then reformat to remove everything. Windows 10 actually made that pretty damn easy...though the whole process, then getting the stuff you want installed can take a big chunk of time.
But when there are options that DON't require you to do that, why choose one that does?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was thinking of recommending it to my boss. Very Happy

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So just so that I get it squared away, the laptops are more robust than the surface and that is the key differentiator?


Well, they are more robust, but also more versatile. You can use it as a normal laptop, then fold it over into tablet mode if you need it.

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