Message from Colin

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Re: Message from Colin

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:00 am

drober23 wrote: Open the old laptop up (lottalittlescrews) and keep going until you can get the hard drive from it. If you are extra nervous, you can take it to a place like Best Buy and have the guys there confirm that is is indeed a SATA drive.
Like this?
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I have only an IDE external hard drive bay with me. Will pick up a SATA somewhere around here.
I am blown away that this Pavilion M7 has a 9 hour battery. For the past six years, I have only been able to enjoy approximately 20 minutes of battery power.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by hippiewannabe » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:41 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Computer went vdoof! no more charge light, soldered motherboard again . . . and again, until 4:30AM this morning, no. It is done. It is done.
Bummer. So I guess we should have just gone kayaking after all? :flower:

Ah well, next time.
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Re: Message from Colin

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:58 am

hippiewannabe wrote: I guess we should have just gone kayaking after all? :flower:
Ah well, next time.
Yep. We sure should have.
I am known for seizing onto old dying mechanical objects like a terrier and dragging them through a couple more lifetimes than they expect or warrant.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Message from Colin

Post by satchmo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:41 am

So will you be holding a memorial service for the dearly departed once the organ harvest is complete?

Tim
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First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by immitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is bitterest. -Confucius

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Re: Message from Colin

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:48 am

satchmo wrote:So will you be holding a memorial service for the dearly departed once the organ harvest is complete?

Tim
Well, that is the thing, life is for the living. When the Road Warrior was killed, I said good-bye the very next morning and It Was Done. That old Compaq and I had a good run too, but once it refuses to participate, I must move along. Now this new computer doesn't know what's coming, and I do not know if it has any stamina but we're in it together for as long as it wakes up. So far, it is pretty nifty . . .

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by sped372 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:20 pm

No way can current tablets compete with the utility of a laptop. Just thinking through a myriad of typical tasks (cut, paste, spreadsheets, typing anything longer than two sentences, drag & drop, etc.) makes me cringe. You're very limited by only having a touchscreen as an input device.

If you're all about browsing the web, watching movies, and composing short emails, then I get it. If you do more than that, even occasionally, I don't see much competition.
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Re: Message from Colin

Post by drober23 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:59 am

Did you get your data from the hard drive of the Presario?

Glad to see you and the new laptop getting along!
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Re: Message from Colin

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 am

drober23 wrote:Did you get your data from the hard drive of the Presario?

Glad to see you and the new laptop getting along!
Every byte of it.
Colin :geek:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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