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May 16, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 26,064
Posted By nkedel

They're all going to feel rather long compared to...

They're all going to feel rather long compared to the Note 4, but the width should be pretty comfortable; as someone who was on the Nexus 6 and then the Mate 9, the current crop of 6.2-6.4"...
May 16, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 26,064
Posted By nkedel

Google One is a pretty good deal. I'm on the 2TB...

Google One is a pretty good deal. I'm on the 2TB plan, since I've got my phone, my wife's phone, my mother in law's phone and my kids' tablets to back up.

There's a case to be made for other...
May 15, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 26,064
Posted By nkedel

SD cards are much more survivable than phones...

SD cards are much more survivable than phones themselves. It won't help with loss/theft, or with some extreme forms of damage (fire likely kills the card as well) but it's really hard to kill an SD...
Feb 14, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 7,581
Posted By nkedel

I had actually forgotten that about the X1...

I had actually forgotten that about the X1 Carbon, and that's one advantage of the Dell Latitude 7490. I doubt my wife is ever going to need to go to 32gb on hers (or likely 64gb, when 32gb DIMMs...
Feb 11, 19, 1:23 am
Replies: 102
Views: 7,581
Posted By nkedel

There's a VLC build for ChromeOS. VLC plays...

There's a VLC build for ChromeOS. VLC plays almost anything, including DVDs -- really the only exception I can think of are things that use more modern DRM (and it will happily play BluRay images...
Jan 5, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By nkedel

Not 4K, but I've got one of these:...

Not 4K, but I've got one of these: https://amzn.to/2LRn0yD and it works well with both my XPS 15 (9560, roughly the consumer version of your 5520) which has a TB3 port, and my work Latitude 5491...
Dec 14, 18, 4:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By nkedel

Depends on how your network is set up, and...

Depends on how your network is set up, and depends on what you're doing. There is at least some potential for a work machine on a home network to do some level of monitoring, it's about as secure at...
Dec 12, 18, 3:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By nkedel

Yes (depending on the software), although it...

Yes (depending on the software), although it should be possible to tell whether in fact they do so.
Whether they do so or not depends on the VPN software they use and how it's configured.

One...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 7, 18, 12:45 am
Replies: 1,032
Views: 384,758
Posted By nkedel

I've gotten upgrades cleared by the gate staff...

I've gotten upgrades cleared by the gate staff after boarding -- they send a new BP in and have one of the FAs come find you. I've always been in an exit row when it's happened, and I'd assume the...
Nov 19, 18, 9:54 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 11,432
Posted By nkedel

Chronic overheating on older laptops can usually...

Chronic overheating on older laptops can usually be solved pretty easily if you're mechanically inclined; the Lenovo W520 (or W530; I actually forget which I've gutted but they're very closely...
Nov 14, 18, 11:53 am
Replies: 139
Views: 124,395
Posted By nkedel

DFW-SFO-HKG isn't a long routing; you're adding...

DFW-SFO-HKG isn't a long routing; you're adding less than 300 miles extra, almost all of the extra time is in making the connection. SFO-DFW-HKG is a long routing, and one I did a few times back...
Nov 14, 18, 11:14 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,828
Posted By nkedel

In my experience, even good quality rechargeable...

In my experience, even good quality rechargeable NiMH AAAs won't last much longer per charge than good quality alkaline disposables. OTOH, they're much less wasteful, and unlike the cheapie NiMH...
Nov 14, 18, 10:57 am
Replies: 102
Views: 15,184
Posted By nkedel

By now, most phones that have an SD card slot...

By now, most phones that have an SD card slot allow that -- it was first introduced in 6.0 or something like that. I usually don't do it, because I *want* photos going to the card to be accessible...
Nov 7, 18, 3:29 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 19,663
Posted By nkedel

Since this got resurrected, I'll mention a third...

Since this got resurrected, I'll mention a third for the basic Everki design -- I've got the larger Atlas, and it's the most comfortable backpack (laptop or not) I've owned, even with about a ~25lb...
Oct 24, 18, 9:17 am
Replies: 1,074
Views: 190,131
Posted By nkedel

I hadn't seen the reports of the EF adapter being...

I hadn't seen the reports of the EF adapter being included; interesting -- not that the base adapter is expensive.

The 6D is good enough (right now), and the EOS R not that much smaller or that...
Oct 22, 18, 8:56 pm
Replies: 1,074
Views: 190,131
Posted By nkedel

My present phone has finally caught up to my last...

My present phone has finally caught up to my last non-interchangeable lens digital camera in image quality when shot at wide angle (a Canon S95 -- basically a 2009 vintage camera, given how mild of...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 12, 18, 2:26 pm
Replies: 896
Views: 112,202
Posted By nkedel

I could ask the same question of most Americans,...

I could ask the same question of most Americans, but why how can you taste anything but condiments with that much on the burger?
Sep 18, 18, 2:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By nkedel

There's not much of a scramble -- they sell...

There's not much of a scramble -- they sell alkaline AAAs almost everywhere -- including almost all convenience/grocery/drug stores outside the airport, and almost all airport gift shop or news...
Aug 17, 18, 9:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By nkedel

Intel probably has only certified up to 64GB;...

Intel probably has only certified up to 64GB; wouldn't be the first time they have worked with more than they officially support -- they've also been known to update ARK for existing processors as...
Jul 17, 18, 7:02 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By nkedel

I've got the XPS 15 9560, equivalent of the 5520....

I've got the XPS 15 9560, equivalent of the 5520. The touchscreen is an annoyance, as is the 4K resolution most of the time, but both were required to get the better contrast/color gamut/brightness...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 1, 18, 10:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 22,696
Posted By nkedel

The biggest "problem" with non-nutritive...

The biggest "problem" with non-nutritive sweeteners is that people think they're all they need to do to lose weight, or even take them an excuse to eat worse in other senses. For that matter, for...
Jun 23, 18, 9:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By nkedel

The Galaxy Tab A series are generally pretty...

The Galaxy Tab A series are generally pretty good.

If anyone is looking for a higher-end but still (relatively) inexpensive, I've been really pleased with the Asus Zenpad 3S 10" (Z500M)...
Jun 23, 18, 1:01 am
Replies: 91
Views: 11,432
Posted By nkedel

Active cooling is hardly superb on many laptops,...

Active cooling is hardly superb on many laptops, and a passively cooled one is not subject to some of the environmental risks than an actively cooled one is. One rarely needs to clean out heat sink...
Jun 21, 18, 10:06 am
Replies: 91
Views: 11,432
Posted By nkedel

Generally, to specifically move air over the...

Generally, to specifically move air over the radiator of a heat sink connected to the CPU (and GPU, if any) or a pair one for each (or occasionally a pair of fans/radiators at the ends of one big...
Jun 18, 18, 1:30 am
Replies: 91
Views: 11,432
Posted By nkedel

Well, yeah. Some people don't care about...

Well, yeah. Some people don't care about performance at all; the cheapest tier of machines with 2GB of memory and Atom processors wouldn't exist. Although plenty of those machines are sold with...
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