Electronic Nirvana

I finally solved my main traveling frustration. I bought a dirt cheap Lenovo touchpad with a detachable keyboard. It is like a Microsoft Surface, only one third the price. I can tether to my phone in the airport via Bluetooth, and have a Bluetooth mouse. It has 15 hours battery life, and if the person in front of me puts their seat back, that doesn’t make it impossible to type or see the screen. I used it flying back from Denver the other day. It was amazing.

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22 Responses to Electronic Nirvana

  1. ELF says:

    Lenovo, eww… watch out for Superfish.

  2. nielszoo says:

    That sounds like a great option… if you’re writing code for a living. I spend too much time driving 3D CAD and optics packages that won’t run on anything other than a workstation class “laptop.” Not expecting to see and 8 core tablet in the near future…

  3. nielszoo says:

    “an 8 core” damn spellcheck…

  4. chuck725 says:

    How much $?

  5. Robertv says:

    A Bluetooth mouse . You mean a hamster .

  6. ossqss says:

    Why tether with Bluetooth when you have an option to use the WiFi hotspot in your phone? It is a much faster connection. I always us the 5GHz as opposed to the 2.4GHz hotspot option as it is invisible to most other devices.

    nielszoo, My Note Pro tablet has 2 Quad core processors in it (Cortex A15 and A7). Does that count as 8? 🙂

  7. Mac says:

    Anyone who uses a tablet of any kind in my opinion is being foolhardy. Nothing but pre-loaded crap software, adware, and spyware, and I defy anyone to show me any make of tablet that doesn’t “phone home” to the manufacturer or some other spying entity. I guarantee your tablet is spying on you, along with your iPhone. The great problem with forcing globalism and the big government U.N. clampdown on Americans is that we have a constitution which (for the time being) prevents invading a citizen’s privacy by collecting data about him without a warrant. So, what do you do? You convince everyone that they simply MUST have the latest tech toy, whose usage forces you to accept agreements which allow for the manufacturer to collect and transmit data about your browsing and everything else. Basically, you’re self-surveilling. No need for the government to do it when people are happy to do it themselves.

    I don’t care what anyone says: stick to a laptop with a traditional hard drive. Format the drive when you buy the laptop (do a zero write of the disk), reinstall the operating system, install only the software you need, and secure it against intrusions with good anti-spyware software. Close the network down for any sort of incoming connections (i.e. use a firewall). Use 128-bit encryption and avoid wireless connections in public places. Above all else, use a browser such as Tor. Remember: we’re living in Obama’s America. Might as well be the Soviet Union circa 1980. The powers that be are watching everything.

    • My wife received an Ipad for Christmas a couple of years ago. It’s cute, but you can basically only use it to watch videos & play games. Not a useful machine.

      I never leave a microsoft operating system on a machine I use.

    • ossqss says:

      The FCC passed their net rules today. All of this is now going to be under regulation by the government and the UN is now licking their chops.

      Stark Dickflüssig, I use a Samsung Note 4 phone and a Samsung Note Pro Tablet. It is comparable to using a PC to a great degree, including Hancom office suite that came with the tablet. The SideSync application allows me to superimpose my phone screen on the tablet, and minimize it of course as necessary, and use one device to interface to both. SideSync also works with PC’s, but not as good with voice call integration as the tablet.

      Example review below. I await the new version as I have had this for a year and absolutely love it. I do use the Wacom pen all the time for note taking and haven’t used paper since.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Obamacare was the camel’s nose:

      The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) came up with the recommendation that America Should Adopt a ‘Plant-Based’ Diet. It recommends:

      1. taxes on dessert

      2. trained obesity “interventionists” at schools and worksites,

      3. electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television or computer

      4. Data mining of credit card information by the medical profession so they can “intervene” is already happening.

      William M. Briggs reports on the first part of the grand transformation here:
      http://wmbriggs.com/post/15374/ (Includes comment period website)

      A year ago the chair of DGAC made it very very clear it is all about Sustainability aka Agenda 21

      “After 30 years of waiting, the fact that this committee is addressing sustainability issues brings me a lot of pleasure,” she began. Clancy went on to advocate that Americans should become vegetarians in order to achieve sustainability in the face of “climate change.”…

      What pattern of eating best contributes to food security and the sustainability of land air and water?” Clancy asked. </b.“The simple answer is a plant-based diet.”</b.…

      Clancy said plant-based diets lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and have a “smaller ecological impact” on “drought, climate change, soil erosion, pesticides and antibiotics in water supplies.”…

      Clancy said beef production is the “greatest concern.”

      The second half half of the ‘Grand Transformation’ is reported by NaturalNews: Hospitals to begin monitoring your credit card purchases to flag ‘unhealthy’ habits

      …What you buy at the grocery store, where you live, and even your membership status at the local gym are all subject to a new data collection scheme by the American medical system. Reports indicate that hospitals and doctors’ offices all across the country are now collecting this and other personal information in order to target individuals deemed to have “unhealthy” lifestyle habits that put them at high risk of disease.

      Bloomberg reports that hospital systems in both North and South Carolina as well as Pennsylvania have already begun tracking people’s food-purchasing habits by spying on them through public records and credit card transactions. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), which operates some 900 care centers throughout the Carolinas, has teamed up with a data-mining company to compile and track this information for the later purpose of calling “high-risk” folks and urging them to make a change…..

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