Lenovo Thinkpad -> Panasonic Toughbook

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Wow , I wish I had friends like that...To donate a hotel to me..:p

    Be careful with the expresscard to usb adapter.
    They run hot and constantly draw power. Pull it out if not in use.
    Also Expresscard slot has 1/4 the power available as a real usb port. So don't run much more than a usb flash drive from that adapter..
     
  2. SJLPHI

    SJLPHI Notebook Evangelist

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    Haha Shawn, I meant the adapters.
    I actually have never used Expresscards. I was intending to have it pretty much permanently installed, oh well, there goes $15Cdn.

    The adapters I have in the hotel now is 08K8202,

    also, I don't have a 12V ->110V cigarette lighter adapters, and I don't want them mainly because my Sentra already has a very weak alternator and a small battery.
     
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    usb adapters are ok to use to transfer the files and unplug.
    Not the best solution, but it works.
     
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    Ah, but if you had your solar serape' hanging on the banister power would be free......I still need to patent that idea. (aka poncho)
    Joking aside, solar panels are cheap these days.
     
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    I actually have multiple solar panels, 12V on most of them. Unfortunately:
    1. I am having a hard time finding a regulator that feeds good DC supply to computers/laptops
    - I usually use a powerbank anyways to get through this.
    2. With the above, it already weighs quite a bit.
    3. I bought the cheapest Chinese parts for under $50 in total, they crapped out within 2 months.
    4. If I want "good" ones, I am looking at at least $300, which I rather spend on the laptop instead.
    5. There is a reason why I want a toughbook, and it isn't because I am looking to show off... It's because I'm clumsy, and failure rate exponentially increase as an object is held in my hands(on one exam, I somehow had 10 consecutive defective mechanical pencils).
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "failure rate exponentially increase as an object is held in my hands(on one exam, I somehow had 10 consecutive defective mechanical pencils)"
    that is what is commonly referred to as the "anti-midas touch" ... everything turns to 541t .
    and you are working where ?
    i cannot begin to tell you how much this bolsters my confidence level .
    :p

    there is a guy on youtube that tears down equipment ... especially the cheapo stuff ... it is educational/entertaining :


    yep ... he tears down powerbanks too ...
    the chinese grossly inflate the specs .
    many of the units are truly POS-1 models .
     
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    Haha CWB, there's nothing to worry about, my hands are almost always around my laptop... I just remembered a memory when I broke a doctor's hand when I was doing grip test.

    Also thankfully, I never had a mishap in a lab. I am also known to have what some people refer to as surgeon's hands because I am extremely steady and careful with what I touch inside a lab. Funny enough I remember once coming out of the lab for a water break and I broke a Nalgene water bottle when I was just putting it down on a bench. I e-mailed Nalgene and they sent me a shirt and a new bottle with some more free stuff with a sincere apology.
     
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    Is there video? :)

    Grip test.....muahahahahahaha.
     
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    She did ask me to grip as hard as I can, when I asked if she's sure, she insisted and crack,crack! She remained calm and said, "well the good news is that you didn't lose your motor functions in your hands, the bad news is that you just broke my hands."
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    yep ... my neurologist told me to squeeze her fingers as hard as i could ...
    but ... it was only two of her fingers on each hand .
    the same thing with my new neurologist .
    upshot ... i am slowly loosing nerve tissue ... fine control and extremities first .

    grip test ... reminds me of the "definition of torque" .
     
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