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Planned obsolescence is real - my inexpensive HP laptop lasted for about 4 months of very mild home use before one of display hinges broke. No drops or other external damage, just opening and closing the lid a few times per day.

I searched on the Internet and stumbled upon official "advisory" from HP which instructs users how to open your laptop in six easy steps and implies that hinge failure means users not complying with this recommendation and thus "is considered customer induced damage, and is not covered under the warranty." Of course this isn't in the user manual.

I looked at the damaged hinge and plastic it attaches to and I am pretty sure it is designed to fail. It is just flimsy and tiny screws holding it are absolutely not looking adequate to withstand regularly applied effort required to turn the hinges. Hinges themselves seem overtightened and their arms are bent. I am pretty sure I opened the laptop "correctly" most of the time and even with ideal use they will fail at some point and this point doesn't seem too far. I looked on the Internet and it seems like HP isn't alone there - hinge problems plague modern inexpensive laptops for all brands and official repair costs for this are very high, often unreasonable. Some people already consider it good practice to open up their new laptops, relaxing hinges a little and adding some lubrication so they have less change to break in the future.

Right now I am not sure what is better to do - to get a new hinges and display lid from Aliexpress, replace them and sell the laptop or just keep it (because it does its job hardware-wise) and fix the lid in some barbaric but permanent way - like drilling the lid and putting some rivets through it. There is too little space for using something like epoxy.

#PlannedObsolescence #capitalism #HP #life


 
Planned obsolescence is real - my inexpensive HP laptop lasted for about 4 months of very mild home use before one of display hinges broke. No drops or other external damage, just opening and closing the lid a few times per day.

I searched on the Internet and stumbled upon official "advisory" from HP which instructs users how to open your laptop in six easy steps and implies that hinge failure means users not complying with this recommendation and thus "is considered customer induced damage, and is not covered under the warranty." Of course this isn't in the user manual.

I looked at the damaged hinge and plastic it attaches to and I am pretty sure it is designed to fail. It is just flimsy and tiny screws holding it are absolutely not looking adequate to withstand regularly applied effort required to turn the hinges. Hinges themselves seem overtightened and their arms are bent. I am pretty sure I opened the laptop "correctly" most of the time and even with ideal use they will fail at some point and this point doesn't seem too far. I looked on the Internet and it seems like HP isn't alone there - hinge problems plague modern inexpensive laptops for all brands and official repair costs for this are very high, often unreasonable. Some people already consider it good practice to open up their new laptops, relaxing hinges a little and adding some lubrication so they have less change to break in the future.

Right now I am not sure what is better to do - to get a new hinges and display lid from Aliexpress, replace them and sell the laptop or just keep it (because it does its job hardware-wise) and fix the lid in some barbaric but permanent way - like drilling the lid and putting some rivets through it. There is too little space for using something like epoxy.

#PlannedObsolescence #capitalism #HP #life


 
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me trying to banish the capitalist demon


#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#meme #capitalism #magic

I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and/or share them ! :)


 
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me trying to banish the capitalist demon


#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#meme #capitalism #magic

I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and/or share them ! :)


 
1000 mile (1600km) endurance run, electrocar with new Edison storage battery


1000-мильный (1600км) пробег на выносливость с аккумулятором Эдисона

This is the original edison battery guide of the 1920s


Это оригинальное руководство Edison Battery 1920-х годов

To charge an electric car Columbia Mark 68 Victoria,1912, a woman uses a manual control of charging


Для зарядки электромобиля Columbia Mark 68 Victoria,1912, женщина использует зарядное устройство с ручным управлением заряда

Mercury Arc Charging Kit in Cleveland, Ohio, 1910
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Зарядный набор для Mercury Arc в гараже в Кливленде, штат Огайо, 1910

1916 scooter, Lady Norman on her scooter


Скутер 1916 года, Леди Норман на своем скутере

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source:https://kodluch.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/%e2%99%ab-off-topic-wiek-xix-czyli-wiek-elektrycznosci-wstep/

#conspiracy #capitalism #future #past #history #memory #property #technology #electricity #ElonMusk #Edison #dc #Auto #electrocar #scooter #charging


 
1000 mile (1600km) endurance run, electrocar with new Edison storage battery


1000-мильный (1600км) пробег на выносливость с аккумулятором Эдисона

This is the original edison battery guide of the 1920s


Это оригинальное руководство Edison Battery 1920-х годов

To charge an electric car Columbia Mark 68 Victoria,1912, a woman uses a manual control of charging


Для зарядки электромобиля Columbia Mark 68 Victoria,1912, женщина использует зарядное устройство с ручным управлением заряда

Mercury Arc Charging Kit in Cleveland, Ohio, 1910
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Зарядный набор для Mercury Arc в гараже в Кливленде, штат Огайо, 1910

1916 scooter, Lady Norman on her scooter


Скутер 1916 года, Леди Норман на своем скутере

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source:https://kodluch.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/%e2%99%ab-off-topic-wiek-xix-czyli-wiek-elektrycznosci-wstep/

#conspiracy #capitalism #future #past #history #memory #property #technology #electricity #ElonMusk #Edison #dc #Auto #electrocar #scooter #charging


 

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This is an excellent podcast about #UniversalBasicIncome (and so much more), with Richard Feidler interviewing historian Rutger Bregman. The most inspiring chat I have listened to in a long while.

Universal Basic Income: The future?


http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-rutger-bregman-rpt/10053806

I have found Bregman to be quite optimistic, and that is a very refreshing thing. I'm looking forward to reading his book, Utopia for Realists.

#UBI #news #media #poverty #politics #society #history #bullshitJobs #optimism #capitalism #utopia


 
Many normies are complaining about corporate #censorship on #facebook, #twitter, #youtube / #google, etc. yet they don't talk about alternatives based on decentralization and free software such as #diaspora, #mediagoblin, etc.

They were warned about the dangers of monopolies / oligopolies, about the dangers of centralization, about the dangers of proprietary technology. But they didn't listen, and they won't listen.

THEY ASKED FOR IT.

#freespeech #free-speech #gnu #FOSS



 
According to human rights, there can be no #slavery. Companies like #Amazon only create modern slaves with their business models. Brave new #capitalism ... :-...


 
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“The essence of #capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”
#michael #parenti


 
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“The essence of #capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”
#michael #parenti