i've had thinkpads with both the top led and the backlit keyboard. I prefer the latter, but it is quite nice to have the LED illuminate your work space a little. Maybe there could be room for both.
Main issues are mining, manufacturing, life cycle and social entrepreneurship. https://www.fairphone.com/road...
A chunk of the extra cost comes from small volume production. But anyway they are transparent about all the costs https://www.fairphone.com/proj...
Because (assuming it is like fairphone 1) it does not ship with the google apps and services. You can use fdroid to install opensource apps and whichever search engine you want.
From a scientific simulation point of view the worst possible outcome of a simulation is a result that looks plausible but is in fact wrong. I'd much prefer my program to halt or crash, so that I can start to look where the bug is.
Yes sometimes its a pain. Say I want to measure the velocity by looking at the time taken to cross some region, and sometimes I have zero length regions. Yes i'll get an error, headdesk and add a suitable check. But it will take knowledge of the problem to work out if I should just not report a velocity for that region, or maybe assume it is the same as the previous one, or average the previous and next. If the expression just returned 0 (or 1 (seen as x/x=1)), and that happened to be within the range of plausible values, then it could take weeks or months to spot the issue.
Install MATE desktop ( http://mate-desktop.org/ ), if you want the full GNOME2 style, or just the MATE apps if you like GNOME shell, but want a full featured file browser (caja), pdf viewer (atril), text editor (pluma) etc.
Can't go wrong with a good old 746
OpenOffice is obsolete, you should be telling people about LibreOffice.
So you advocate an immediate halt to all unnatural emission? (i.e. completely stop burning fossil fuels today)
If a company is incompetent enough to ship such insecure software, why would you trust that their firmware drivers were safe. If a company thinks its good econmic sense to ship adware, why would trust them use high quality components where they might save a few cent by cheaper low quality ones.
I have bought thinkpads in the past, because they are great hardware (i like the track point, wide set of ports even on the ultraportable x series, replacable battery, easily swapable disks, IPS screens). But my 18 month old x230 has just developed a random shutdown fault, so my opinion of Lenovo is failling fast.
Thanks, great examples. Heartbleed was found because by a company (google) who wanted to audit the code they were using. Because openSSL is opensource they were able to do that.
I'll believe that Jolla is more secure when they release the source code.
Nice to see an IPS screen. Still to few laptops with them (and not always easy to tell from spec sheets).