13-year-old Magnus Carlsen gets bored while playing chess g…
13-year-old Magnus Carlsen gets bored while playing chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov https://t.co/B3Xryb9oBz
Month: February 2022
Laptop abruptly falling asleep? Check your watch strap
I exchanged my Lenovo ThinkPad X260 work laptop for the newer T14 model last Wednesday, and spent the first half of the day setting up the new model. When I started using it in the second half of the day, I had 3 instances when it went off into hibernate mode without any warning, while I was working. In fact, the first couple of times it happened during the same call. The only silver lining was that the new machine was quite fast & didn’t take long to start after hibernating.
The battery levels were full, and disabling auto sleep didn’t seem to make any difference. I didn’t seem to be triggering any special gesture on the trackpad or fingerprint reader either. Google results didn’t have much beyond the usual check for defects/battery/OS issues. The only tell tale sign was that I was using the keyboard when this happened.
It was on the 3rd instance that I suspected that my magnetic watch strap was engaging the lid closure detection magnets built into the palm rest. A quick tapping around the suspected area confirmed my suspicion – it was my magnetic leather watch strap that was triggering the hibernation as the laptop thought that the lid was closed. Don’t think there is a solution other than using non-magnetic straps when working directly on the laptop.
I do use a laptop stand with external keyboard & mouse when working from home, so magnetic straps should be fine. However, no special watch straps when in office it seems 😦
Twitterfav archive 02/19/2022
Twitterfav archive 02/18/2022
Eli Lilly, Lundbeck, Pfizer, GSK and now Novartis. With so m…
Eli Lilly, Lundbeck, Pfizer, GSK and now Novartis. With so many pharma MNCs selling off their established brands while unable to establish new ones, is the trend shifting?
Twitterfav archive 02/15/2022
I was bored last night so I basically made a fully playable …
I was bored last night so I basically made a fully playable excel version of Wordle https://t.co/P2Mn1ffekn
Illusion of the Year – 2021
The top 3 are quite diverse, mind bending and bare the limits of our perception in their own ways. Embedded below for your scrutiny:
via The Best Optical Illusions of the Year
More at the contest site
Twitterfav archive 02/12/2022
Twitterfav archive 02/11/2022
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math. A gym me…
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math. A gym membership is a tax on people who lack self motivation.
Twitterfav archive 02/09/2022
I love that everyone in tech read Mythical Man Month in scho…
I love that everyone in tech read Mythical Man Month in school then it gets erased from your mind MIB-style as soon as you become a VP or CTO.
Twitterfav archive 02/08/2022
Not everything should be a $100 billion business.In fact, …
Not everything should be a $100 billion business.
In fact, most things should not. https://t.co/1xKadCkFtB
Do paraphrase tools exist online? Surely not. Well… of cou…
Do paraphrase tools exist online? Surely not. Well… of course they do. News to me, maybe news to you too.
The first google hit for “paraphrase tool” was a website called Quillbot https://t.co/kAblb2pvfo
Academics! Heads up! Today I found the first case in my care…
Academics! Heads up! Today I found the first case in my career of a student using an AI paraphrasing tool to try and avoid plagiarism checks. Thread follows!