Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 02:49 UTC
Apple After a proper teardown, iFixit concludes that the new MacBook Pro has no user-serviceable parts at all, which some think is a really bad thing. I honestly don't know - I mean, my ZenBook isn't particularly user-serviceable either, and my smartphones, tablets, and whatnot are pretty much entirely soldered together as well. What do you guys make of this?
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RE[2]: Sounds like a challenge.
by lucas_maximus on Thu 14th Jun 2012 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Sounds like a challenge."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Less reliable is a bit of a misnomer.

I have a "unreliable" 1970s Peugeot Sports Tourer Bicycle, every maintenence job can be done via allen keys, screwdriver and a hammer.

No it isn't as fast a modern push bike, it isn't a light, but it doesn't break and nobody will steal it because it isn't worth anything.

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RE[3]: Sounds like a challenge.
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 09:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds like a challenge."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh come on, that wasn't really about bicycles... ;) they hardly changed in the last 4 decades, have attained close to optimal form quite some time ago. Also no new tools required.

And BTW, it's not at all clear which of us has a more ghetto bike from the 1970s: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Romet_Wagant (my Wagant has more basic dérailleur lever and more "classic" front lamp; it spent a decade+ in few sheds, in pieces)

Yeah, there are bicycles from same crazy materials and so on - but people in general don't really choose those; just like they don't drive around in rally cars ...even (hm, especially) if they do drive or ride in one at rallies.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think we were discussing the relevant merits of being able to fix your own stuff.

And BTW, it's not at all clear which of us has a more ghetto bike from the 1970s: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Romet_Wagant (my Wagant has more basic dérailleur lever and more "classic" front lamp; it spent a decade+ in few sheds, in pieces)


http://www.thedirtieduckie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011-06-0...

My Pug not longer looks like that. I refitted it with a 9 speed shimano block, a newer set of wheels and a campagnolo 10 centaur crankset.

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