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Keyboard servicing on newer models

My daily workhorse is my trusty T420.  At 4 1/2 years old it's not the prettiest ThinkPad out there, and it's definitely had lots of use.  But one thing I love about it is the serviceability.

I've had the case open a number of times to clean the heatsink & fan, replaced the HDD a few times, and just today I had to unclip my spacebar in order to get grime out from underneath.

Are newer models with island-style keys as easy to service like this?

#thinkpad   #lovethinkpad   #t420  
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+Edgar Jeknavorian on a t420 depends on age condition of battery but a 6 cell 5 hours ish top condition, Windows about 15% better than Linux.
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Most of us developers will recognize the publisher, but this really takes the cake. Via Greg Young on fb.
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The end of Moore's law.

It was good while it lasted :)
The chip industry is no longer going to treat Gordon Moore's law as the target to aim for.
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How can a treaty overcome a law? I'm sure we'll find out.
A legal challenge against the pact is widely anticipated
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Oh wow.
Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun
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I guess +Pharrell Williams​ has this, then 😆
Researchers claim that gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to chemicals in the brain
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Strong praise from +The Verge​ - which typically has a somewhat pro-Apple stance - on the virtues of the S7 camera.

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Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S7 Edge takes on the iPhone 6S Plus

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Samsung released the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge at the beginning of 2015, and spent much of the year garnering praise for finally catching up to the quality iPhone's camera. In fact, when we put the...
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In the new skylake mobile processors, has Intel removed virtualization capability?
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Not really odd to cut on that sku. Previous generations didn't have it in that comparable sku 
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Britain is lagging, and I think we all know it.

#broadband #fibre #bt
Coalition of MPs calls for BT's monopoly of broadband cable network to be broken up
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Update from +Garry Knight:  
"Someone called Scroobius Pip (@Scroobiuspipyo on Twitter) posted an updated number: 0300 500 0914 "

From Ellie Goulding, on Instagram.
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This is very nice, London.
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Advice sought on Circles and the interaction with your Contacts list please!

In the Contacts preview (contacts.google.com), the Settings option shows this:
Include everyone from your circles in the All contacts list. Excludes circles that you just follow. [Learn more]

The Learn More link goes to here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6164066

BUT... I can't see how to create or change a circle to one that I "just follow", which would allow me to exclude a number of contacts from my list.

Can anyone guide me please?  Thanks!
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Steve is a website developer and has provided expertise in UK-based web hosting & development to organisations since 2001. Get in touch to find out how Steve can help you deliver great web sites and maximise your workflow with hybrid cloud services.

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Public - in the last week
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Always enjoy the delightful menu and wonderful service.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great service, nice selection of ales plus decent food and a good atmosphere.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Just who the heck reviews a petrol station anyway?! I do. And here's why: if you're going to put fuel in your car, why dump some supermarket tat in that doesn't have additives to make your engine pur sweetly? If you're going to get fuel, and you walk up to the guys behind the counter to pay, you want a smile, right? And if you want even more service, you want the option of someone filling up your tank for you, right? Well, this Shell station has it all. An assistant on the forecourt, ready to do the filling for you! Staff behind the counter who always have smiles on their faces. And fuel so good, your momma wants to tell the world about it. In fact, I'd drive 50 miles in the wrong direction to visit this place. It even has hot sausage rolls - and if you like meat, there's even a kebab van on the nearby roundabout. What else do you need? Go there. Go there now! Ok, actually it's a pretty normal joint really. But the staff are friendly, and that makes a big difference.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Pleasant staff. Poor opening times.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Good, honest service and lovely coffee and cake!
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reviewed 3 months ago
Generally good. Store kept clean, lighting is good, music not annoying, temperature pleasant. Range of styles and brands is good. Only let-down was there was no-one attending the changing rooms, so I was hesitant to just "go in" and try items without permission/oversight. Other than that, no problem at all.
Public - 11 months ago
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