On 04/15/2013 03:45 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
However...with phones? I replaced that pretty
quickly (largely because
I don't really like Android and Google are evil)
I would be very happy without a cellular telephone at all. I would
certainly be happier if others with them could use them responsibly,
which means not shoutign int otehm for half an hour on public transport.
And which means not fiddlign with them when waling along the public
highway so they can't see where they're going.
I would agree as well, but due to very poor eyesight, a smartphone
And for landline phoens, I've got plenty of 700 series (1060's, 1970's)
that work fine and a 332 (1940's) in need of a bit of restoration. But
that I can do.
Those will pretty much last forever.
If the hardware was made past a certain year...I don't find it worth
saving because it won't last. Like modern VCR/DVD combos? Those are
utter trash, they fail after a year and they're not worth fixing because
it's like they're almost made out of paper or something. I hate planned
obsolescence with a burning passion...I don't throw things away because
Ditto.I actively look fo things that I can repair, can get proepr
docuemtnaion on, and can get parts for.
Exactly! Which reminds me, I need to get around to looking at what
failed on that '50s phonograph in the basement...
I don't have a use for it (unless it was $10
or less and was as
disposable as toilet paper), I usually save it for later or give it to a
good home. (The phone is a perfect example. I replaced the phone, but I
kept the old one. It's useful as a wifi remote control for things.)
Okay, I probably won't repair a microwave due to the dangers, but that's
why I like SHARP Microwaves...those pretty much don't fail. ;)
I don't ahve a microwave oven, I prefer resistance heating... But I
don';t think I would refuse to repair one. Yes, there are _letahl_
votlages in there, so you have to go carefully and check everything as
Understandable, there's just one here so I use it.
The only thing I 'own' thet I don't fix myself is my cat :-)
Yeah, manufacturers don't exactly release schematics for those. :)