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[6]: Sounds like a challenge.
by Alfman on Fri 15th Jun 2012 05:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sounds like a challenge."
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Coal? Baking? Sewing? Progress? I don't really see how anything your talking about relates to the topic of user serviceable components. I'm not convinced that non-serviceable components is progress - particularly with things like batteries. Batteries have a short half-life, making them non-replacable seems like a planned obsolescence scheme to me.

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RE[7]: Sounds like a challenge.
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 06:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Sounds like a challenge."
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I threw it in after "ultimately" and at the very end for a reason... I suppose you agree with things before it. Though you apparently missed my displeasure with high computer costs (to which planned obsolescence can easily contribute); or particularly "MBP seems to go a bit too far ...but, perhaps it's partly "too soon" - again in larger picture" (yeah, too far with batteries for example, for ICs it's perhaps just premature); or

But yeah, hands on heating, making your own food or clothes; not the convenient (and not very user-serviceable) central or oil heating, or the whole chain supportive of "consumerism" with food and clothes.

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I take issue with this part: making your own food. Today we have GMO that are designed to be sterile so farmers have to buy seeds every year and to infect nearby plants. What good is this? This is not only bad, this is fatal. I am not growing food myself but being able to choose who I buy food from is vital. In the long run, food stock will be depleted and a famine will kill billions of people if we don't act about that now.

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