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I'm just wondering. What has IBM been doing besides WATSON. I cant get a stright/clear answer. Anyone one of those IBMers here also?

 

EDIT: I use the LENOVO Thinkpad P70 in its highest configuration

 

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7 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

ThinkPad got me through engineering, i could never forget, sadly Lenovo bought ThinkPad so with Lenovo history of virus i could never buy another Thinkpad. 

Until OEMs start producing bloatware free windows machines, expect to see more of this nonsense. At least with Windows 10 you can download an ISO from MS and get a clean one


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1 minute ago, SCHISCHKA said:

Until OEMs start producing bloatware free windows machines, expect to see more of this nonsense. At least with Windows 10 you can download an ISO from MS and get a clean one

 

Lenovo put rootkit in bios 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/lenovo-rootkit-ensured-its-software-could-not-be-deleted/

 

 

http://thehackernews.com/2015/08/lenovo-rootkit-malware.html

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didnt they with microsoft just figure out how store data at atom level per bit

see popsci site

 

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3 minutes ago, Fooshi said:

 

Doesn't affect Linux. ;)

 
 
 

that's nice to hear, now let's try to run engineering program in linux like cad, play halo or try to connect it to a ti89. 

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IBM sold their home market to Lenovo and only focuses on AI and server solutions.


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Lenovo was fine until they designed and made the T520, W520, etc. The T, W, etc. 510 and under were great! IBM will always have my backing.

Dad sold so many T50s that I lost count. They were great laptops. Same with T60.


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Did you know that IBM helped Hitler with his genocide of the Jews?

Ford did the same, Ford is actually quite hateful towards the Jews.

 

Just so you know the history of the company is the only reason I responded. I made an ethical choice to not buy IBM.

 

http://www.11points.com/News-Politics/11_Companies_That_Surprisingly_Collaborated_With_the_Nazis

 

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IBM. IBM custom-build machines for the Nazis that they could use to track everything... from oil supplies to train schedules into death camps to Jewish bank accounts to individual Holocaust victims themselves.

In September of 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, the "New York Times" reported that three million Jews were going to be "immediately removed" from Poland and were likely going to be "exterminat[ed]."

IBM's reaction? An internal memo saying that, due to that "situation", they really needed to step up production on high-speed alphabetizing equipment. (Source: CNet)

 

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Ford. Henry Ford is a pretty legendary anti-Semite, so this makes sense. He was Hitler's most famous foreign backer. On his 75th birthday, in 1938, Ford received a Nazi medal, designed for "distinguished foreigners."

He profiteered off both sides of the War -- he was producing vehicles for the Nazis AND for the Allies.

I'm wondering if, in a completely misguided piece of logic, Allianz points to the Detroit Lions giving Ford the naming rights to their stadium as a reason why they should get the rights to the Meadowlands. (Source: Reformed Theology)

 

 

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2 hours ago, nerdslayer1 said:

 

Only on consumer machines, Think-branded machines are unaffected. They're still solid machines, even with Lenovo's track record. Comprehensive BIOS,  tank build quality, etc. I still like my EliteBooks, but the older ones were better :P


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1 minute ago, Droidbot said:

Only on consumer machines, Think-branded machines are unaffected. They're still solid machines, even with Lenovo's track record. Comprehensive BIOS,  tank build quality, etc. I still like my EliteBooks, but the older ones were better :P

 

in my head Thinkpad died when it was sold to Lenovo, quality is not the same anymore in my opinion. 

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

in my head Thinkpad died when it was sold to Lenovo, quality is not the same anymore in my opinion. 

have you seen the x1carbon? it's a fuckin tank matey


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33 minutes ago, Droidbot said:

have you seen the x1carbon? it's a fuckin tank matey

its not the same, sadly old reliability is gone, i really don't trust Lenovo especially after what happened with motorola lawsuits.  

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We have a bunch of Lenovo Thinkpads at work with Broadwell i7s in them. They're pretty meh to be honest but I still prefer them over the Asus laptops we have with i7s and 960m's which have god awful slow HDDs which makes Windows have horrible response times along with overall terrible battery life.


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2 hours ago, nerdslayer1 said:

 connect it to a ti89. 

try TiLP, its actually better than ticonnnect


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12 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

IBM sold their home market to Lenovo and only focuses on AI and server solutions.

IBM sold their server market to Lenovo also. I think they just collect money from all patents.


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13 hours ago, IBM_THINKPAD_R51 said:

I'm just wondering. What has IBM been doing besides WATSON. I cant get a stright/clear answer. Anyone one of those IBMers here also?

 

EDIT: I use the LENOVO Thinkpad P70 in its highest configuration

 

I use some IBM/Lenovo servers, they're mostly in Business technology now, as is their name after all. Do they own Lenovo or vice versa, because they work with each other an awful lot. 


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10 hours ago, nerdslayer1 said:

its not the same, sadly old reliability is gone, i really don't trust Lenovo especially after what happened with motorola lawsuits.  

They screwed up the keyboard. The T520 was pure awesome.


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Isn't IBM doing some server CPUs still?


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1 hour ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

IBM sold their server market to Lenovo also. I think they just collect money from all patents.

The big corporate ones, or the Thinkservers and server racks?  I meant like the ones that cost 75 grand-5 million.


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7 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

The big corporate ones, or the Thinkservers and server racks?  I meant like the ones that cost 75 grand-5 million.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-ibm-deals-idUSKCN0HO08N20140929

 

I don't know so much about servers. But that reads that Lenovo had smaller server business before deal and now they have it all. Or something like that.


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1 minute ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-ibm-deals-idUSKCN0HO08N20140929

 

I don't know so much about servers. But that reads that Lenovo had smaller server business before deal and now they have it all. Or something like that.

 

Well, IBM sold off their racks/basic servers.  They still offer infrastructures, though.  The infrastructures cost like 75 grand plus.  


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14 hours ago, nerdslayer1 said:

ThinkPad got me through engineering, i could never forget, sadly Lenovo bought ThinkPad so with Lenovo history of virus i could never buy another Thinkpad. 

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