Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

A couple years ago, Lenovo announced its plans to build a "retro" ThinkPad that would resurrect design elements of ThinkPads past as an homage to the brand's long history.

That ThinkPad is now real. Check out the ThinkPad 25, sold to commemorate 25 years of ThinkPads.

I'm just going to leave this here for you lovely ThinkPad people. This isn't for me, but I'm not here to ruin your party.

Do clean up after yourselves.

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RE[3]: Time to contemplate
by Darak on Sun 8th Oct 2017 09:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Time to contemplate"
Darak
Member since:
2009-10-16

We used to run all our software locally and cache networked data for performance, now we run most software in the cloud and sync our entire image and video-collection to Cloud-Services


Well, if you really do that, you probably have small image and video collections and are fine with pretty low quality software. We're not there yet, and I'm not convinced I'd want to go there in any case, for a lot of reasons.

Not every complain is about old people yelling to clouds. There are a lot of valid points about good things we are losing in the name of convenience.

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RE[4]: Time to contemplate
by avgalen on Sun 8th Oct 2017 12:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Time to contemplate"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Well, if you really do that, you probably have small image and video collections and are fine with pretty low quality software. We're not there yet, and I'm not convinced I'd want to go there in any case, for a lot of reasons.

My first harddisk was 20 MB and contained literally none of my own images and no videos at all. Currently I have about 50 GB of my own images and videos which I would call a substantial but not extraordinary amount. I have hardly any other videos on my machine anymore because I just stream those whenever I want to watch them. This allows me access to a much bigger range of content for a much lower price then I spend on external disks in the past. It also means I don't have to do any organizing which gives me more time to watch those streams with my wife and/or children.

Not every complain is about old people yelling to clouds. There are a lot of valid points about good things we are losing in the name of convenience.

When I was travelling for 1.5 year I used a small netbook with a local audio/video collection. I still install Windows/Office/SQL/VS from local ISO's and we run WSUS and similar tools at our company. Of course have local copies is sometimes just more convenient and faster but it is also more problematic to keep things updated and backup-ed that way. That is why I use services like ninite.com to install the majority of my software now. We also stopped hosting most of our services ourselves because other companies do it better and cheaper so I can spend my time on other things.

I haven't noticed any good things we have lost in the name of convenience, but I do see some things that we are losing indeed. However I have always found that in those cases there is another company that continued to offer "the good thing" so I can switch over to them if that good thing is worth more than the convenience that the other company offers.

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