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Solid coding/writing keyboard. I have the SGK-4000-GKCL1 (Cherry MX Blue switches) version, and it works/feels great. Heavy enough not to move around.
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I don't really use backlighting -- I rarely use the backlight on my laptop.  (At work I had a Das Keyboard with blank keycaps for a while, and that was fine except for Perl.)
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The advertising industry is finding sneaky new ways to track you. Privacy Badger 1.0 is here to outsmart them...
Privacy Badger 1.0 – New Ways to Stop Sneaky Trackers EFF is excited to announce that today we are releasing version 1.0 of Privacy Badger for Chrome and Firefox.  Privacy Badger is a browser extension that automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits as you surf the Web.
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(update: my bad -- OS question is in survey 4.)

No OS questions (despite the graphic)
 
HOW DO YOU WANT your retro ThinkPad? Let us know your views through the surveys. Take them here: http://lnv.gy/1eF9aNr
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Greece needs exports.

I need some new business casual clothes.

The best-dressed former Minister of Finance in Europe is now available for business ventures.

Hmmm...
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Too sensible for an IT company to do.

Firearms and shoe manufacturers introduce "vintage" design products all the time, and make good money doing it, but the IT industry is stuck in a loop:

(1) make a design that copies Apple as closely as possible (2) shovel someone else's software onto it at the lowest possible cost (3) add crapware (4) wonder why your margins are so low (5) repeat.
 
WANT

The recent Lenovo notebooks with their crappy keyboards and questionable cookie-cutter design have tainted the good reputation of ThinkPads.

This is the reason why I am still holding on to my X220 that was one of the last generation that had the good keyboard; and the reason why I recently bought ten old ThinkPad 600 keyboards and a used ThinkPad 600 from eBay to retrofit to current computing times.

Having a new ThinkPad with the good design elements and proper keyboard but with modern technology would be awesome.

So while this is currently only a thought experiment, I would really like this to actually happen.
Step with me now into the ThinkPad design time machine. Fasten your seat belt, settle in and share your thinking.
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The best quality you will find in a laptop computer today is Toughbook. My old CF-30 has 16590 hours on it and all I have replaced is keyboards and batteries. It still runs around 12 hours on a charge. If you liked ThinkPad products you may wish to checkout a Toughbook 53 although the display is tiny as most Toughbooks. The QA that they have is unquestionably the best.
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That button is teh 💩!
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Do want!
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Works for me. Protect your security and protect the sites you use from data leakage and fraud.
 
Protect your privacy. Fend off online trackers. Install Privacy Badger today.
Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that ...
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This database has an "A" window sticker from the reverse engineering health department.  Others, maybe not so much (but nobody is allowed to tell you.)
 
Please, security test our code!
Since Oracle was so nice as to remind everyone what software security is really like with closed-source software, I wanted to remind people how finding and reporting security issues works in PostgreSQL: Feel free to "reverse engineer" the code.  In fact, he...
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August 16, 2015

Are you back again? Sondia - Chadbad.
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Somehow it seems like "I don't want the cloud provider I depend on to have to change something because of patent trolls" is a more realistic problem for most AWS users than "I want to be able to sue my cloud provider over patents."
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I wrote an ad blocker 16 years ago. Nobody ran it.

Today, though, ad blockers are a thing. What changed?
Information for and about the digital publishing industry from the leading trade association dedicated to representing the interests of high-quality digital publishers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Includes recent news and latest research on the industry, as well as membership information.
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I was running Junkbuster proxy at least 10 years ago. Can't swear before that. Ads were just barely a thing 15 years ago, though I guess that was 2000.
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Or, if you want to put the verb in the right place, how to stop  your copy of Firefox from creepily sharing your information with third parties.

(As soon as you stop saying "those companies far away are doing what?" and start saying "my browser is doing what?" then things seem more fixable.)
Firefox is my favourite browser. (You can read more about why here.) One of my favourite features of Firefox is that it lets you (relatively) easily block companies from tracking your every movemen...
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Well said.
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Attention C++ programmers -- a new approach to extreme performance in server applications.  +Nadav Har'El will show how the new Seastar framework gives you both (1) uncompromising performance and (2) a futures/promises/continuations model for developing testable, debuggable programs.
Back to the Future with C++ and Seastar. Nadav Har'El nyh at math.technion.ac.il. Wed Apr 1 12:34:12 IDT 2015. Previous message: Is Beersheva really becoming a high-tech powerhouse? Next message: Back to the Future with C++ and Seastar; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] ...
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One small correction - the presenter will be Avi Kivity, not me.
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