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@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.


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#4861 Eva Sigma

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:53 PM

I'm looking for a cheap as hug laptop to experiment with Linux on, but so far my only candidate is a ThinkPad R61 with a shitty Celeron CPU.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

You'd be getting a pretty authentic experience - ThinkPad users and Linux users tend to overlap pretty considerably. Two gigs of RAM and a celeron processor means you probably wouldn't want to be running a full modern desktop, but there's XFCE. Is it the 1.86Ghz version? It's at least 64 bit, so that's good. (A lot of third party apps don't support 32 bit Linux anymore.) Pity it's single core and not the Core Duo version, threading makes so many things friendlier....


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 12:12 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:15 AM

It actually only has 512MB of RAM right now...it was an education spec machine shipped with XP instead of Vista.

 

I could upgrade the CPU to a Merom Core2 Duo and pick up a lot of performance and upgrade the RAM to 4GB but I've got other machines that need the time and cash investment more right now.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:34 AM

I'd make that my recommendation when you can spare it then. I won't say it's going to be the best possible Linux experience, and you could get more of a sense of the OS from a dual boot, live USB boot, or even a VM on your main machine, but it'd be an authentic piece for your collection. Because developers love Linux and ThinkPads.

 

When System76 recently announced they were going to be designing their own laptops for Ubuntu instead of rebranding grey boxes from China, one of the first responses I saw on Reddit was people asking for a clit mouse. Even called it a TrackPoint™.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:35 AM

Heh, this R61 is so cheap it doesn't even have a trackpad! It's a retro ThinkPad without the retro!


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:43 AM

TrackPoint.

 

Surely you must have one or the other. The TrackPoint is certainly the retro one. All ThinkPads of that era have them, including the R61.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 12:45 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:48 AM

TrackPoint yes, trackpad no. It's TrackPoint only! Navigating Windows like it's 1995!


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:49 AM

Right, it's a retro ThinkPad with all of the retro. = ]


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 12:50 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:07 AM

The people who still insist on the existence of TrackPoint™-brand clit mice claim that they're developer-friendly because they allow you to use the mouse without moving your fingers off home row. That means that for a workflow that involves a lot of typing, but also a lot of moving around documents, selecting, and switching views or windows, they're a nice compromise, basically the worst pointing device but also requiring the least break in keyboard use to use.

 

I notice that text documents and big, friendly touchpads go together well as long as the touchpad has decent palm rejection, where a mouse tends to be more convenient for a lot of other tasks, so I can sort of understand the logic.

 

But there's no denying the authenticity.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 01:07 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

I honestly don't consider any ThinkPad made from the debut of the various letter series to be retro, though. To me retro ThinkPads are all the 300 series, 500 series, 600 series, 700 series, etc.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:24 AM

Ah, gotcha. "Retro Thinkpad" doesn't stop with the jump to Lenovo or anything to me, since there's a consistency in design there - especially since there's been a much bigger shift this decade, trying to compromise between the ThinkPad design philosophy and modern ultrabook styles and priorities, so "retro" really just makes me think anything before that. (Including machines still in active use now, which I know is a contradiction.)

 

Edit: For full authenticity, it occurs to me that you'd want to install something with SELinux, or at least enable full disk encryption on install. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 01:27 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:29 AM

IBM switched from 3 digit model codes to letters in the early 2000s, so A/X/T and maybe R predate the Lenovo buyout.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:32 AM

Yeah, I'm seeing that, although Lenovo inherited the model letters, too. So there are IBM ThinkPad Rs, despite the fact that R61 and others are Lenovo.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:14 AM

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ThinkPad is a venerable series of workhorse laptops started by IBM in the early 1990s. In 2005, they sold the brand off to Lenovo as IBM moved deeper into the "enterprise solutions" market and stopped making PCs of any kind. While there have been some gradual, iterative updates along the way, Lenovo has kept up the brand's priorities and aesthetics until very recently; big, ugly, chunky black boxes that appear to be designed for the rigors of the world of Fallout.

 

The red dot in the middle of the keyboard is called a TrackPoint™, or a clit mouse when it's on a non-Lenovo-or-IBM-branded device. It's basically a stiff joystick for either thumb that combines with the mouse buttons in the keyboard (the red bars at the edge of the case on the very old one pictured) to provide a rudimentary mouse. Later ThinkPads supplemented this with a trackpad / touchpad below the space bar and moved the TrackPoint™'s buttons further up, but the TrackPoint™ stayed as a recognizable icon of the ThinkPad brand.

 

There was a recent design refresh that introduced a slimmer profile, sloped for sliding into bags and cases, a much larger touchpad, and island-style keys (flat keys that have their own individual cutouts on the keyboard frame, something I think Apple originally introduced a decade or two ago, instead of sloped-edged keys that fit together with no space in between) like a more modern laptop. They're still designed with more power and less battery life than most everyday users want and still keep the TrackPoint™, 

 

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There's a significant overlap between ThinkPad users and Linux users, partly because they've both traditionally done well with people working in IT. There's also IBM's history with Linux, etc.

 

Also, because both groups of users contain a large proportion of people who are a particular kind of fussy.

 

 

Edit: Oh, and "retro", as always, means a somewhat different think for Eva than it does for me, since Eva collects genuinely retro hardware.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

Oh wow! So much cute right there! = D


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

I guess I'm fighting against the modern laptop too, as I think anything thinner than my recently acquired 2009 unibody white MacBook is needlessly thin.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

I like thin, definitely. I think about 1.5-2 cm on the thick (hinge) end is ideal to me? I like being able to throw a laptop in my bag and not think about the space it's taking. And I do appreciate island keys and all-day batteries. But I also would prefer not to go over an 11.6" screen for a laptop, so. If you're talking a full-size 15" or something laptop, which I'd have no use for in the first place, I don't honestly see much benefit in going super-thin with them.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:44 AM

I hate the new MacBook Pro's keyboard and lack of ports and would rather have a thicker laptop with a much less shallow keyboard and more ports.

I like Mac OS but I honestly feel like I'd be better off Hackintoshing at this point...
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