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Planned Obselescence....A Good Thing?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Too_Many_Tools, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. lsmartino

    lsmartino Guest

    William Souden ha escrito:
    Probably not. The Rod Speed robot is waiting for a long due update to
    its A.I. software. Until that happens, it won´t be able to produce an
    understandable or meaningful answer since the current software reached
    the end of all possible combination of insults and answers. I wonder if
    there is a way to reset Rod remotely...
     
  2. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Some stupid wog claiming to be
    just the puerile shit you'd expect from a stupid wog.
     
  3. Alex spake thus:
    Since you brought up the subject of old vacuums, thought I should
    mention mine: a Kenmore upright that I bought for $10 back in 1980, when
    it was already, what? probably 30 years old. I just used it yesterday.

    In the time I've had it, I've replaced the footswitch, repaired the plug
    (the cord going into it got a bit frayed, so I epoxied it into the
    plug), and that's it. Oh, and it has a resuable filter bag, so no
    filters to buy.

    Beat that with any of the pieces of shit made today (except for the
    expensive, gold-plated ones) ...


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    Just as McDonald's is where you go when you're hungry but don't really
    care about the quality of your food, Wikipedia is where you go when
    you're curious but don't really care about the quality of your knowledge.

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  4. Noozer

    Noozer Guest

    Since you brought up the subject of old vacuums, thought I should mention
    Hrm... a 50 year old vacuum bag probably doesn't filter dust out like the
    disposable bags of today. Other than that I'd prefer a referbed old unit.
    Saw an ad for a vacuum using water to catch the dirt and dust instead of a
    filter. It SOUNDS like a good idea. They were selling for $200 for two.
    That's more than I'll spend to find out how well it works, but at $100 for
    one I may have considered. Dumb marketing.

    Any idea if the idea of filtering with water is actually a good idea? Maybe
    something I should look for when buying the central vac I'll install in the
    next year or two when our old canister dies.
     
  5. We've owned a Rainbow for about 25 years. It filters through water.
    The idea is that virtually nothing gets past the water, so you're not
    redistributing dust throughout the area you just cleaned. After 25
    years, I'm sold! It was (and, if I'm not mistaken, still is) only
    available through home sales. I originally thought that it would be
    too much hassle filling, emptying, and rinsing each time we used it,
    but it was well worth the effort, IMO. After 20 years or so, it
    needed new bearings. The cost of repair was such that I chose to
    buy a refurbished unit on ebay instead. I paid a bit more than the
    repair, but got all new hoses and accessories in the process.

    WRT central vac - there's no point in getting a water filter with CV,
    since the exhaust doesn't go into your living space.
     
  6. Noozer spake thus:
    Well, I'd never claim that it filters to HEPA specs, but it does work
    plenty well enough for my needs (and, I imagine, for most folks'). I
    don't need a modren vacuum for which I have to buy disposable bags.


    --
    Just as McDonald's is where you go when you're hungry but don't really
    care about the quality of your food, Wikipedia is where you go when
    you're curious but don't really care about the quality of your knowledge.

    - Matthew White's WikiWatch (http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/wikiwoo.htm)
     
  7. SMS

    SMS Guest

    I prefer to go to a competent mechanic who has the experience and
    attitude to do things properly. This eliminates the need to check that
    everything was done properly.

    You can't see if everything was done properly with an oil change easily.
    Did the mechanic leave the old oil filter gasket stuck onto the engine,
    a fairly common occurrence? Did he replace the oil drain plug gasket?
    Did he use the proper oil (something that even the dealer sometimes
    doesn't do)? Was the filter tightened sufficiently, but not
    over-tightened? Was the drain plug tightened sufficiently, but not
    over-tightened.

    My mechanic now even stocks factory oil filters for his regular
    customers so you don't have to bring our own. He doesn't try to sell you
    unneeded services such as the Bilstein Wallet Flush, etc. Oh, and he's
    about $10 less for an oil change than Jiffy Lube. I'd go there even if
    he wasn't my brother-in-law!
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    new stuff is junk. all strategy by companies is to MAKE money for them and
    TAKE money from you.

    somebody seems to think the 'economy' has a life of it's own. they are the
    thieving corporate thugs who send money to their CEO by the basket loads.

    and we as lazy hapless consumers continue to put up with it.



     
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