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Dieter Rams designed products to last a lifetime — and he's horrified by how we throw things away - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


#design #durability #consumerism


 

Dieter Rams designed products to last a lifetime — and he's horrified by how we throw things away - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


#design #durability #consumerism


 
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So this Boeing 737 Max situation looks so not unfamiliar to me. Been there, done that. Learned not to fix globally wrong shit with quick patches.

Airbus: here is our new quieter and better plane!
Boeing Mgmt: Darn, we need our own and we need it in a year, I hear we have newer engines?
Boeing engineers: yep, but they don't quite fit into the old frame. Lets redesign the whole plane.
Boeing Mgmt: what are we paying you for? Make them fit.
Boeing engineers: we shifted them to the front so they fit but the plane isn't quite stable now. Maybe we should redesi...
Boeing Mgmt: make this shit work as it is, think of something.
Boeing engineers: okay, we can make software taking up controls and making corrections and pilots won't even get the idea. They do that in military fighters all the time. But maybe we sh... show more


 
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It took one evening but I fixed my HP laptop hinges with baking soda and superglue. Also relaxed the hinges a little so now it actually opens with one hand (and hopefully doesn't break again very soon). There is also
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It took one evening but I fixed my HP laptop hinges with baking soda and superglue. Also relaxed the hinges a little so now it actually opens with one hand (and hopefully doesn't break again very soon). There is also spare display lid on Aliexpress costing about $35, since everything else seems okay maybe I will buy it if anything else breaks. Some photos of the problem and fixing process follow below.

The problem:


These tiny screws and nuts surrounded with thin plastic are supposed to withstand the force required to open/close 15.6" display lid. It doesn't seem much but if you try to turn hinge with your fingers it is easily 5-6 kilo of effort. I barely could turn it using my pinky finger. Huge display creates a lot of leverage.

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Really interesting article on the #Burningman crews discussing measures to avoing corruption of the free and creative spirits culture by soul crushing consumerism.

I say right on #burners right on time and right on the subject. Great points and great measures although also read the posts for additional well thought out actions.

Cultural Course Correcting: Black Rock City 2019


https://dia.so/32I

#burning man #counter culture #creativity #consumerism
Cultural Course Correcting: Black Rock City 2019

Burning Man Journal: Cultural Course Correcting: Black Rock City 2019 (Marian Goodell)


 
Really interesting article on the #Burningman crews discussing measures to avoing corruption of the free and creative spirits culture by soul crushing consumerism.

I say right on #burners right on time and right on the subject. Great points and great measures although also read the posts for additional well thought out actions.

https://journal.burningman.org/2019/02/philosophical-center/tenprinciples/cultural-course-correcting/

#burning man #counter culture #creativity #consumerism
Cultural Course Correcting: Black Rock City 2019


 
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.

This is just as bad as you think it is.

A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.

The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.

Examples in next toot:

#capitalism #consumerism #education


 

Content warning: capitalism, consumerism, education


 

We're doomed.


Payless Opened a Fake Luxury Store, ‘Palessi,’ to See How Much People Would Pay for $20 Shoes
#consumerism #fallofwesterncivilization #madvertising


 
- #Coal, #class and #consumerism: #PaulReas's #Britain – in #pictures
- #images #photos #foto #photo #photography #photograph #photographs #newsphotography #worldnews



The Bradford-born artist has been photographing Britain for 40 years, documenting the decline of industry, the rise of consumer culture, and the disenfranchisement of the British working class.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/dec/04/paul-reas-britain-in-pictures


 

"Fu*king Historical" - Watch Banksy Painting Self-Destruct At Sotheby's Auction


*More Play; less work
More Art; less product
More Appreciators; less CONsumERRORS
-A23P*

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-06/fcking-historical-watch-banksy-painting-self-destruct-sothebys-auction
A Banksy painting "self-destructed" Friday evening on the auction podium at Sotheby’s New Bond Street location in London after being sold for 1.04 million pounds.
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The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" was... show more