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The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 hinge design flaw

December 10th, 2010 24 comments

I bought a ThinkPad less than 2 years ago because of it’s long standing in making awesome laptops. Unfortunately for me, the Lenovo ThinkPad SL500, despite it being more expensive and having a more recognized name in the mobile computing industry does not live up to its ThinkPad name.

I saved up quite a while for this laptop and brown bagged a lot of lunches to buy this and I even had to wait an extra week from the “expected arrival date” after I bought it. Imagine my dismay when I attempted to open my laptop, like I’ve done before on many occasions, only to hear it crack and snap. These ThinkPads had been advertised as being “tough” and “robust” but the left hinge of my laptop, which has never left the confines of my desk since I bought it, has simply broken off from its apparently flimsy connection to the LCD and keyboard.

I googled around and found that I was not the only one to experience the left hinge breaking. It looks like it has been happening quite consistently among other Lenovo ThinkPad users. On the Lenovo forum, I saw that at least two SL400’s have had their hinges break in the last few months. Two more SL500’s have also been reported to have had the same issue as well. There were at least 8 people who bothered to report the issues on the website and three of them as well as myself have had their hinges break in the last two months.

I sincerely hope that Lenovo will do whats right and provide proper compensation or replace these broken laptops.

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Chuck Versus the Colonel

April 22nd, 2009 No comments

Just a heads up, this is chock full of spoilers. Don’t play the video if you haven’t seen the episode yet! You’ll really want to.

Spoilers under the cut. Read more…

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Battlestar Galatica Finale: Daybreak

March 11th, 2009 No comments

The final two episodes of Battlestar Galactica are set to air over the next two weeks so be sure to catch them on the next two Fridays!

After reading through the thread on SA, here are some of the awesome possible endings.

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How Battlestar Galactica Might End

February 28th, 2009 2 comments

Sub-luminal Travel

Warning: Here be possible spoilers.
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The X-Files Redux

July 31st, 2008 2 comments

As much as I enjoy the series, I was sorely disappointed with this movie. It was okay but it wasn’t exactly great. I wouldn’t say it was bad either though that just may be the sheer joy of seeing Mulder and Scully back on the screen speaking.

I took my friend along to the movie and she was falling asleep. She, like many other people and reviewers out there, was disappointed at the lack of aliens and or monsters in the movie. Chris Carter said this was going to be a “monster of the week” type movie but it didn’t exactly have a monster either.

If you watch it, be sure to stay after the credits.

I sincerely hope that there will be an X-Files 3.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

July 25th, 2007 No comments

Reference: Harry Potter and the Mediocre Plot

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

…We learn that Voldemorte has also split his soul into seven parts. These pieces were stored in “horcruxes.” One of the pieces is in Voldemorte as he used it to revive himself, one was in his (Tom Riddle’s) diary, one was in Marvalo’s ring, one was in the Slytherin locket, one is in the Raven Claw cup, yeah I’ve forgotten them. But Harry and Dumby go after the locket which wasn’t actually the real locket. Apparently an R.A.B. took it and disposed of it as he noted in his note in the locket. It is mentioned that horcruxes can also be made from animals! I have a feeling that Harry Potter is a horcux himself for Voldemorte, that would explain a lot. Remember they could share thoughts and feelings at one point?

R.A.B. is most likely Regulus Alphard Black which is Sirius’ brother who as James has pointed out is a deat eater (ex-deat eater?).

So since Sirius Black (Harry’s godfather) died in the previous book, Order of the Phoenix, Harry has inherited Grimwald place. I may have just misspelled that or got it wrong all together. This meaning he’s also gained possession of Kreacher the annoying bastard of a house elf. I’m hoping Harry’s inheritance actually has something to do with book seven as JK didn’t even write the house into the book…

I’m having a nerdgasm. I was right about book 7 circa Tuesday, July 19, 2005.

Matthew Good’s Hospital Music

July 16th, 2007 No comments

So according to our countdown clock, we’ve got 14 days and 10 hours until the official release of Hospital Music.

Since the album’s been streaming on Matthew’s website for the last month or so, we already know what to expect. I’ve never particularly been a fan of the pre-release idea and this is probably why I’m not feeling overly excited about the new release. But it is good, you could even say Avalanche good. I guess I’m just trying to say that the whole “stream the album before it’s released” thing kind of ruined that Christmas morning feeling for me.

My advice to you, if you like the band, just wait it out to the release date rather than having a listen beforehand.

You can read more about Hospital Music on our parent site: Near Fantastica or you can order the album for $12.96.

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