* Posts by BGatez

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Lenovo updates ThinkPad mobile workstations with AMD variants

BGatez

I don't want thinner and lighter

When I want a "workstation" I want a graphic and 3d capable monster with a 17" screen, overflowing with ports, the ability to connect at least two external monitors, and RAM and drives and battery I can access, replace or upgrade easily at will.

Sony responds to inflation with $3,700 gold-plated 'Walkman'

BGatez

Re: I'll stick with my Astell and Kern.

As if AK wasn't stupid $$$ :)

BGatez

sure this one is stupid $$$ but..

I have and do use a separate device for music on the go.

First, I'm not running down my phone battery, for the now and time it must be replaced due to a distinctly finite lifespan.

Second, even if wifi were available everywhere I like MY music without having to search and find it's not on this subscription, I need another. Or it's not popular enough to be anywhere, or an audio book I own, etc.

Third if I have lossless I want to hear it all, not what is broadcast or current wifi speed allows.

Fourth, I can use whatever headphones I please without adapters or bluetooth, (ef you Apple and now Samsung).

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near

BGatez

another reason to kiss off google

Just try reading el reg w/o an ad blocker. UGH! No thanks.

Dell's rugged Latitude 5430 laptop is quick and pretty – but also bulky and heavy

BGatez

Heavy?

Amazingly Dells NEW 12th gen Precision WORKSTATION laptops, even the 17" version, have NO ethernet port! This is in addition to socking RAM and M2 slots on the inside of the MB, making them inaccessible to consumers without disassembling the machine. Yet another WTF moment of FU from Dell.

Lenovo halves its ThinkPad workstation range

BGatez

get a graphic workstation? good luck. Time for a custom Clevo frame laptop

Workstations from Lenovo, Dell, HP are disappearing into low end trash. Sealed in batteries, limited RAM slots or slots requiring taking the damn thing apart to reach. M2 slots same, on the inside of the MB. I don't need thinner and lighter, I need capable, reliable and up gradable - by me without 4 hours with a zillion teeny screws and delicate ribbon cables.

The new Dell Precison Workstation laptops have NO ETHERNET PORT, only wifi, because ???? F**K thinner and lighter.

Microsoft exposes glue-free guts of the Surface Laptop Studio

BGatez

They're also made like crap. Totally non-repairable. Even apple cared up the wazoo, if something goes south you get a replacement, not a repair. As all memory, RAM and storage is soldered on, anything not saved elsewhere is gone baby gone. As with most of their products forget recycling as disassembling even rough takes too long.

BGatez

Re: Not really surprised

When upgrading my wife's Dell Precision workstation laptop from 16 to 32GB of RAM dell offered me ONE 1GB chip for TWICE the price of TWO 16GB guaranteed chips from a large memory manufacturer.

BGatez

Typical of so called "service manuals"

BGatez

"Thin and light" BS pevasive

In the latest in bogus, Dell's newewst Precision workstation laptops no longer have an ethernet port cause.... thin and light? WTF? Their newest Anienware gaming laptops still get ethernet ports.

Dell, along with Lenovo and HP end users must, at least partially disassemble their MOST expensive, presumably advanced laptops designated as WORKSTATIONS, in order to replace or upgrade RAM. Typically at least 2 of 4 slots are buried under the keyboard.

Intel forms graphics lab to make games look more real

BGatez

lipstick on pigs

Better looking crap games with endless $ buy-ins... yay?

Elon Musk won't join Twitter's board after all

BGatez

F*** that C***

F*** a bunch of elon, enough a holes on twitter as is

Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter, sends share price to the Moon

BGatez

Re: Why didn't old Trumper think of this?

Cause he couldn't get someone else to pay for it

Rivals aren't convinced by Microsoft's one-click default browser change

BGatez

uninstall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arH3ztMTB9Q&t=204s

South Korean uni installs lavatory that pays out when you spend a penny

BGatez

Re: Vacuum

Yes? See how that works at your home.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Sub-$600 midranger makes premium phones feel frivolous

BGatez

Price?

When did the price of a very usable laptop become reasonable for a phone?

The M in M1 is for moans: How do you turn a new MacBook Pro into a desktop workhorse?

BGatez

Why I don't shed $$$$ on something not up-gradable or easily recyclable or serviced where i please.

iFixit wants you to be legally able to break software locks to repair gizmos. Unsurprisingly, manufacturers are less keen

BGatez

As ALWAYS Apple, GFYS and all copycats

Tesla broke US labor law with anti-union efforts – watchdog

BGatez

Re: Who is the most disgusting?

the slave factory abettors of apple?

BGatez

Re: Charging infrastructure

When they get more popular they'll be more chargers - DOH!

Cherry on top: Dell shoves MX keyboard into its Alienware m15 R4 ultrabook

BGatez

Re: Desktop keyboard

"Light" is not the point, heavy stays in place

Recovery time objective missed by four weeks, but Parler is back online

BGatez

Re: Free speech ought not to be restricted by any person or organisation

They have the freedom to express their hate filled filth, just not the right to a venue or digital megaphone

BGatez

Since when does nazi filth deserve a venue?

Bitcoin surges, exchanges flooded after Tesla says it bought $1.5bn in BTC, hopes to accept it as payment soon

BGatez

elon fast fav for world's smuggest a-hole

Wanna know a semi-secret? Samsung's semi-rugged Galaxy XCover Pro is more than a semi-industrial curiosity

BGatez

replaceable battery

so an extra rugged phone can have a replaceable battery but others can't? because????

Ad blocking made Google throw its toys out of the pram – and now even more control is being taken from us

BGatez

I never look at ads but..

I NEVER buy anything I am harassed with, in fact I email or FB companies with offensive ads and tell them

Adios California, Oracle the latest tech firm to leave California for the wide open (low tax) Lone Star State

BGatez

Re: Two things

larry can afford a dozen mansions

BGatez

Re: Two things

OTOH you're still surrounded by a-hole texans

BGatez

Uh huh, except it's not housing for the homeless but housing for the wealthy that real estate interests want to build. And more high rise condos in a major earthquake zone, like that pretty new sky high downtown building sinking and tipping.

BGatez

Re: improve our employees’ quality of life

if by "neo-liberal" you mean wealthy scum like the head of oracle and the endless greed of real estate interests, then yes

BGatez

Re: improve our employees’ quality of life

made so by tech companies making hovels priced like palaces and adding enormously to the homeless population

Apple fires warning shot at Facebook and Google on privacy, pledges fight against 'data-industrial complex'

BGatez

HILARIOUS coming from the people who brought you the latest Spyware OS for their new shiny

Apple appears to be charging Brits £309 to replace AirPods Max batteries, while Americans need only stump up $79

BGatez

Re: A glitch

justifiably so - F*** a bunch of apple greed-holes

BGatez

Re: This is a crime against the planet

Why TF would anyone buy a chromebook anyway?

BGatez

Well deserved for those stupid enough to shell out for apple POS landfillers

Google Chrome's crackdown on ad blockers and browser extensions, Manifest v3, is now available in beta

BGatez

Better yet notify the advertiser you will not be buying their product

Cool stuff: MacBook Air and Pro teardowns show thermal changes and missing T2 chip

BGatez

typical Crapple rape the customer for an 8gb RAM upgrade and landfill later cause f*** your environment

Max Schrems is back... and he's challenging Apple's 'secret iPhone advertising tracking cookies' in Europe

BGatez

Re: They just don't get it.

I often can't find what I want on Amazon with explicit searches. Instead, I search on google which typically provides the links to the thing - on Amazon.

Geekbench stats show Apple Silicon MacBook Air trouncing pricey 16-inch MacBook Pro

BGatez

f*** a bunch of apple with their ridiculous overcharges for upgrades and welled on RAM and storage and killing right to repair

Apple opens pre-orders of iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, the cheapest and most expensive in the lineup

BGatez

And totally and purposely locked out of right to repair. apple f***ing their customers once again

Philippines president threatens Facebook ban after The Social Network™ deleted supportive content

BGatez

poor DoDirty

Singapore to pay its citizens to wear Apple Watches

BGatez

Re: Think you forgot something

You only get a year or two out of the sealed in battery so...

BGatez

couldn't pay me enough

With no viable alternatives, big names flock to Adobe's cloudy wares amid global pandemic

BGatez

Affinity suite of pshop. illy and indesign equivalents under $50 each (available separately) and can work together just like adobe

BGatez

Does anyone have google?

Adobe Illustrator's open source rival Inkscape delivers v1.0.1 - with experimental Scribus PDF export

BGatez

Re: I need some pointers

I have been using CorelDraw since it's beginning and have found it ahead of Illustrator in ease and functionality. Illustrator has always been baffling in interface. Interesting to me, Photoshop has always seemed easy and intuitive while Corel's Photopaint awkward.

Firefox 79: A thin release for regular users, but plenty for developers to devour

BGatez

Every recent release gradually gobbles memory until it stops everything including mouse movement or suddenly collapses

If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code

BGatez

yet another wtf moment in tech - anyone enjoying those "lifetime" warranties?

Samsung cops COVID-19 coronavirus crunch and gets run over by Huawei in handsets for first time

BGatez

How many $1200 handsets can you stuff down people's throats?

Butterfingers who don't bother with phone cases, rejoice: New Gorilla Glass 'Victus' tipped to survive 6ft drops

BGatez

Considering there is a very lucrative industry replacing cracked screens I'd say it's a thing. That said this new claim seems kind of like - you test it first. Even if the screen still works looking through a spider web of cracks can be maddening. Plus considering the long wait for repairs these days - even if it comes with a fab warranty makes a case for a case.

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