11 May 2020 21:00
take heed, Bootcamp is abysmal .
I thought in my naievity that I'd be just like running Windows on any other laptop - but it isn't. It's a mess: battery management, trackpad, power management, fan curves, driver support - all are fucked.
12 May 2020 08:02
Cheers guys, will have a look on the bay for a T480s. They're just over my budget at the moment, so hoping a bargain turns up soon.
Used a Mac before, but MS Office programs felt like shit on it.
12 May 2020 08:19
I use a T470 at work, it's good as well if you find it cheaper, it just a bit older so check specs carefully. Compared to the s series, the regular ones are a bit heavier and bigger, but nothing major.
Agree the MS Office on Mac is just a huge NO
12 May 2020 09:19
Software guy here, I also prefer ThinkPads for work.
Currently running a P43s.
17 May 2020 19:28
Has anyone done a PBA (Packaged Bank Account) Claim?
I saw a sponsored link on FB in February and made a claim through the legal firm. They do get nearly 40% of any claim but better than nothing. I thought it might be a scam but received a 4 figure sum in my account a few days ago from my bank.
17 May 2020 19:35
Barclays account had for years. They had overcharged for length of account … 8 grand! Did the paperwork myself (2 downloaded templates) worth it rather than paying the Shysters!!
18 May 2020 10:41
Just won an auction for a refurbed T480s, thanks to everyone that recommended.
mistamilan - that Great Suspender extension is a gamechanger!
18 May 2020 10:59
My current job have given me a POS Dell with a single fucking USB port. Drives me bananas.
Miss my Thinkpad so much. The keyboard on them is a delight to use.
posted 22 May 2020 17:26, edited 22 May 2020 17:26
A while back I sent some shoes that i'd bought elsewhere, back to the maker in Italy for a repair. They were sent back the other day via UPS without a 'signature required' service. UPS, at my request, always leave parcels that don't need a signature in the post room of the building i live in.
Checking the tracking, they were delivered yesterday, but I got no call. Driver left them next to my postbox… they're missing now.
Got a feelin that the package has been stolen. UPS won't help because the parcel was left 'at my express consent'. The maker won't help because tracking says that they were delivered. Moreover, I paid them €100 for the repair and this was via bank transfer, so I don't have protection for the full item value.
However, the shoes cost nearly €1000; seems absurd that they didn't send with a signature requirement. If they don't offer to help then i'm fucked right? Any suggestions as to what I can do?
22 May 2020 19:20
Do you not have to make the request of where to leave your parcel for every shipment?
And did you do so for this item particularly?
If you did, not a lot else you can do.
Bit shit that they didn't send such expensive shoes with signed for delivery.
posted 22 May 2020 21:31, edited 22 May 2020 21:31
With UPS you can set a generic preference on the ‘My Choice’ thing they have and it defaults to that option for all non signature items.
I think I set it a while back and forgot to change it back for this address, but it wasn’t requested expressly for this item.
Either way I think there’s a tickbox basically signing away any rights to claim when you set this up but I didn’t think twice since all the non sig stuff is usually letters etc that fit in the postbox.
I’m playing out worst case scenario that I’m out of pocket. Was a bespoke pair and they def won’t be down for making me another pair gratis so…
23 May 2020 08:40
If you didn’t use the ‘extra’ features like travel/phone insurance etc or argue that you were too poor to afford them then yes.
23 May 2020 09:10
if i'm hoping to achieve effects of 10-15mg Diazepam, how many mg of Lorazepam should I take? they've came in 1mg tablets
thanks in advance
23 May 2020 10:26
Divide by 5. 2.5 Lorazepam is equivalent to 12.5 diazepam.