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My 19th birthday present, a Fujitsu T4410 tablet PC, specifically bought for taking to university with me, has lay in the same place for months now, awaiting a new SSD after the scandal of OCZ drives failing (no wonder they disappeared).

But something that I cheaped out on when buying the tablet PC (it was already £1000) was both the CPU and the fact it didn't have 3G. I had hoped to upgrade my tablet to include a 3G card and bought over £250 worth of cards in the hope that one of them would work, including a Sierra Gobi 2000 that actually came from a Fujitsu Lifebook. Alas, none of them worked and I figured out that it was more than likely because the BIOS was locked to prevent it being added afterwards. I knew that there was really only one way to fix this, buy a new computer. I wasn't doing this in a hurry.

However, at the start of the year I was looking for a new battery for my tablet since the one I have now only holds about half of it's full charge, and whilst I was at it, saw a motherboard, which conveniently featured a better CPU and 3G/UMTS card support. It was also only £26. I decided to give it a go.

Finally, after about 5 hours of ripping out the insides of my 2010 Lifebook, I have managed to breathe new life into it. My once T6570 powered tablet PC now features a P8700 (lower TDP, better performance, longer battery life) and a new 3G card! Although this was more of an experiment, it was also to help bring back power to a laptop I love owning, even if just for fun or my own reasons. It has been a fun experiment that worked really well.

Posted by J B Balfour in Tech talk
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Since it's getting close, I thought I'd post about what I think might happen if this final, epic season of the amazing TV series that is Game of Thrones.

First of all, let's talk about the wonderful Jaime Lannister, who has, in my personal opinion, gone from being an overly rude, full of himself, posh no-one-can-touch-me knight to one of the bravest, most sensible and extremely caring individuals in the series. His transformation which took place across each of the previous seasons has turned him into one of the favoruites for a lot of people, but that also then puts him in the firing line for HBO since they tend to just kill characters you love at the drop of a hat.

But here is what I think will happen to Jaime, and we can laugh at my thoughts after the new series is out and I am wrong. I think Jaime will redeem his title of Kingslayer and will be the one to kill the Night King. Except it will not be clean. Jaime will in fact sacrifice himself to achieve this. This would make sense because Jaime is already rebelling against Cersei's plans and plans to travel north to aid Jon Snow and Danny against the Night King.

Another loss that I would expect is Daenerys since I am half expecting Jon to rule at the end of this. I'm personally more in favour of a kind of world where Jon rules the North and Dany rules in the south but I can't see that happening anymore. I actually think than something will happen to Dany and she won't survive this.

I also have this other theory and I think this theory is pretty damn cool (I've also not found anyone else going on about it, so I think the chances of it happening are quite slim). Here goes. The Mad King was going mad and asking his pyromancers to "burn them all" simply because the Night King got in his head. He was not meaning burn the people of the city, he was meaning the white walkers - he thought that they had made it into the city and that he was surrounded because somehow he was having visions of the Night King in King's Landing.

Finally, there is another theory I have that I think works. Ser Davos will, with his amazing skills in parlay, convince the Night King to surrender. He will literally tell him, he is not a learnered man but he believes this war is pointless.

Some of my points can also be reinforced by this article.

Posted by J B Balfour in Entertainment