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is a used laptop a good deal?
« on: Mon, 01 October 2018, 11:57:51 »
Is the Lenovo X130e an OK choice for a cheap laptop?
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

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Re: is a used laptop a good deal?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 October 2018, 13:03:34 »
I suppose that depends on your intended usage but that is a really old model. Recently retired/refurbished business class laptops are where it's at in terms of reliability and price. I'd recommend the Dell e6440p with the i7 processor, 8gb memory, and a solid state drive. There should be plenty of eBay for a good price. The cheapest ones you may need to track down a drive + os, or a power supply or battery.
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Re: is a used laptop a good deal?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 October 2018, 17:18:49 »
The X130e is cool (if you like that format), but you REALLY want it with the harder to find Core I3, not the Amd or Atom model.
If you can find it cheap, it's a neat little computer, just keep in mind that the screen is only 1366x768, which is fine for this screen size (11.6in). These are just netbooks that were hardened for school kids so they are durable but with the I3 it becomes a bit of a powerhouse of one, especially when mixed with an ssd and 8 or 16gigs of ram.

However, if you really plan to use this for more than short term use, consider getting a Lenovo X220 for about the same price.
Better screen, better battery, standard size keyboard (one of the best ever made), and you can get them with an I5 or even I7 processor.
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Re: is a used laptop a good deal?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 October 2018, 17:53:39 »
Thanks for the advice. I will keep it in mind.
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."