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I just did my first hardware "repair"! One of my dev phones got its screen cracked, so I bought a cheap replacement. Sadly, this replacement was Verizon branded and could not be bootloader unlocked. Luckily, it seems that just by swapping the motherboards I am good to go! Sadly I cannot get ssh / USB Networking to work, but I'll probably figure that out soon enough
Cory Doctorow: Freeing Ourselves from the Clutches of Big Tech - or why we need interoperability and the right to repair. #interoperability #RightToRepair https://www.noemamag.com/freeing-ourselves-from-the-clutches-of-big-tech/
Cette histoire est invraisemblable.
Un logiciel pour train qui fait des erreurs délibérées quand il est situé dans un atelier de réparation non-officiel, par encodage GPS !
Heureusement que les hackers sont venus à la rescousse. #RightToRepair
Et pour faire bon poids, le pote polonophone à qui je l'ai envoyée ajoute "La boîte qui produit ces trains, c'est Newag, qui vient de signer un contrat avec la SNCF"
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#RightToRepair legislation needs to prohibit and fine manufacturers for sabotage!
Apparently a Polish producer of passenger trains, Newag, added some interesting stuff to the trains' software which made it impossible to start them after servicing by anyone other than the producer. Compared to them, John Deere are amateurs. So far the writeup is in Polish, but I guess this one will blow up quickly.
Link is in Polish:
I'm shure these trains ain't exclusive to to one country and regulators from @BNetzA and @email@example.com to @EU_Commission will likely be very interested in such deliberate acts of #AntiCompetiton, #AntiRepair and basically attacks on #PublicTransport #infrastructure done by #NEWAG to fleece customers!
Carmakers Push Forward With Plans To Make Basic Features Subscription Services, Despite Widespread Backlash
Det är jättebra att #EU inför lagar för #repairability och #righttorepair men jag önskar att dåliga produkter förbjöds! Ingen konsument drar nytta av att det finns 1000 modeller av vattenkokare att välja på. Bort med de som produceras oschysst, bort med det som inte kan lagas på rimligt sätt, bort med det som drar för mycket energi. Gör som med glödlamporna! Konsumentbeslut är oerhört komplicerade som de är, vi ska inte lägga hela hållbarhetsbördan på konsumenter.
4 minutes of your time is all it takes to discover what the Open Repair Alliance does, who the allies are and why it won an award! We will soon be publishing more #OpenData, 133k records. Interest and participation in the #RepairCafe movement is growing! #repair #RightToRepair #environment #CircularEconomy #sustainability
Canada’s Fall Economic Statement signals the ‘right to repair’ your tech devices
#Technology #Consumers #Copyright #Smartphones #PlannedObsolence #IntellectualPropertyRights #RightToRepair #CanadaEconomy #IPChallenges #TechRepair #AntiCompetitive
#Fairphone started to have some refurbished Fairphone 4 in their shop with 5 years of warranty!!
They aim to be able to provide spare parts for 4 years after the last device was sold!!!
Tesla beats lawsuit claiming it monopolizes repairs, parts https://www.reuters.com/legal/tesla-beats-lawsuit-claiming-it-monopolizes-repairs-parts-2023-11-18/ #righttorepair #Tesla The case is Lambrix v Tesla Inc, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 23-01145. #uslaw #uspol
John Deere must face US farmers' 'right-to-repair' lawsuits, judge rules
https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/deere-must-face-us-farmers-right-to-repair-lawsuits-judge-rules-2023-11-27/ #righttorepair #agriculture #farming #uslaw #uspol The case is In re: Deere & Co Repair Service Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 3:22-cv-50188.
Zusammen mit Ehrenamtlichen kannst du kaputte Gegenstände reparieren. Rollator, Stühle oder Stehlampe sind kaputt? Dein Fahrrad braucht eine Wartung oder kleine Reparatur? Textilien müssten geändert werden? Wir machen alles gemeinsam wieder flott!
Mehr Infos: https://www.welcome-werkstatt.de/veranstaltungen/repair-cafe
#rightToRepair #sustainability #hamburg #barmbek #reparatur #nachhaltigkeit
Kodinkonekauppaan tulossa suuri mullistus – koskee myös suomalaisia #RightToRepair
Talk by @karen on #copyleft and the #GnuGPL license (as noted by https://masto.1146.nohost.me/@lps/111506353564428508 @lps)
"people are starting to understand that they rely on software for everything [...] they understand that these big tech companies that they've been relying on [...] don't necessarily have their interest at heart"
What lies ahead for the #RightToRepair movement in Canada? Rethink’s Research Director Daniel Rangel has written a joint op-ed.
ABB UNO inverter fixed for £40
E031 error (burned out relay)
1 Hour well spent changing 4 relays. I took the opportunity to replace the CR2032 CMOS battery too as this unit is 8 years old.
Relieved to see it up and running again. I guess I'll know how long it's be out soon as I'm due to submit a reading today
I still have a fairphone 3, I've had it since 2019, which I guess, unfortunately, is quite long in smartphone years? I've used it a lot, hyperfixated on mobile games all day on my days off. used chargers for the Nintendo switch and Mac.
Now it's barely charging. Have to put it in a weird position between books and tell it to stay right there. Battery isn't great either.
this is a positive development #RightToRepair 🚜 https://www.404media.co/a-massive-repair-lawsuit-against-john-deere-clears-a-major-hurdle/
“Without the ability to impose obligations on device manufacturers to provide access to diagnostic software and firmware, Canada’s Right to Repair risks being relegated to a mere “freedom to repair.”
Read @danielrangelj’s co-written op-ed on #RighttoRepair now: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-right-to-repair-movement-digital-trade/
A Massive Repair Lawsuit Against John Deere Clears a Major Hurdle
READ NOW: "If Canada’s future vision of the Right to Repair is to go beyond merely removing legal impediments to repair and to actively encourage it, policy-makers in Ottawa should take a hard look and reconsider digital trade and source code obligations."
Our research director Daniel Rangel's co-written op-ed on #RighttoRepair: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-right-to-repair-movement-digital-trade/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
So Apple will be able to tell the lawmakers that they provide the self-repair tools so the consumers can fix their own iPhones, but that an overwhelming majority of them have chosen not to. Smart. Very smart.
"If Canada’s future vision of the Right to Repair is to go beyond merely removing legal impediments to repair and to actively encourage it, policy-makers in Ottawa should take a hard look and reconsider digital trade and source code obligations."
Read our research director's latest co-authored piece on #RighttoRepair: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-right-to-repair-movement-digital-trade/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Big Bird Phonograph Rescue
I enjoy fixing old toys for the grandkids. Found the Big Bird record player we had bought four our kiddos. Belt broken. Bugger to get apart. Quite a the search to find a replacement belt. Found a site that specializes in belts for old turntables and they had one close enough to work. #repair #righttorepair #vintagetoys
So, this was my favorite toy growing up... A "160-in-One" Electronics Kit from #RadioShack. The kit had instructions on how to build a simple, low-powered broadcast radio (and I, of course, had cut off the jack of a microphone cord, which I stripped and added as an sound input). Not satisfied with the range of my "pirate radio station," I added a few extra capacitors, used a stainless steel window screen as an antenna, and soon the neighbors were complaining to my grandparents. Mission accomplished!
‘My diagnosis is: get a new one’ – Edith Pritchett takes her laptop to be repaired – cartoon
Unfortunately, the cartoon isn't funny because it's so close to the truth.
The High Stakes of Low Quality https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/23/opinion/patagonia-environnment-fast-fashion.html?smid=nytcore-android-share
FWIW, this is why we need #RightToRepair and products deisgned for long life.
At long last, Canada has called time on oligarchy. Last week's #FallEconomicStatement included an announcement of a muscular new competition law, including new merger guidelines, a new "abuse of dominance" standard, and #RightToRepair rules:
After almost 9 years, our home #laptop is good for nothing but the recycle bin.
What are sustainable solutions for personal laptops?
Yet another #win for the argument that a 3D printer should be a common household appliance. I'm sure Panasonic would rather I bought a whole new remote control when the battery cover disappeared but a quick Google search "Panasonic remote battery cover STL" came up with the goods. A 15 minute print using a few cents' worth of filament and here we go!
(Yes, gaffer tape also works, but, ugly.)
Recht auf Reparatur: Es gibt News aus dem Europäischen Parlament!🔧
EU Parliament adopts Right to Repair law with broad support
The European Parliament endorsed a beefed-up ‘right to repair’ law with a large majority on Tuesday (21 November), setting its position before negotiations with the Council representing the 27 EU countries.
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a Congressional committee, begging them to believe that stopping small independent repair shops from fixing phones is not going to save people from having their personal data stolen. #righttorepair https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/17/t-mobile-sued-after-employee-stole-nude-images-from-phone.html
@thadd This is part of why hobbyists are such a natural counter balance and why it makes sense that #RightToRepair is so much of an existential threat to Apple, John Deere, etc, and why #netneutrality is so much of an existential threat to Verizon, Cox, etc.
Hobbyists and small businesses who do this stuff for passion are often the technology Credit Union alternative to the big banks with their big fees.
The right-to-repair movement is just getting started - The Verge
@danie10 it's an absolute disaster these days with myriad products - offcourse they prefer you to throw it away and buy new. A friend has an #Oneal Motorcycle Helmet and wanted to buy a new Visor. It's a standard replaceable stock-item, but simply marked as 'out of stock' - permanently. Any #Motorcycle enthusiast, be warned not to purchase O'Neal products if you value the #environment and your money. #Waste #RightToRepair #Consumer #DarkPattern
@TheConversationUS after being shunned by #Tesla when trying to get a crashed car repaired back in ~2018 I was lucky enough to find a technician in Jordan who now does all the data & diagnosis on my car here in NZ. He works on people's cars all over the world and somehow manages to stay ahead of Tesla themselves. It's wonderful how easy it is to diagnose these smart cars when you have access. It's ridiculous the lengths you have to go to to access what should be freely available. #righttorepair
“The question of whether you and your local mechanic can tap into your car’s data to diagnose and repair spans issues of property rights, trade secrets, #cybersecurity, data privacy and consumer rights.” https://theconversation.com/the-battle-over-right-to-repair-is-a-fight-over-your-cars-data-213052 #RightToRepair
Today I learned Canada’s parliament is working on Bill C-244, an amendment to the Copyright Act that allows for circumvention of DRM for purposes of repair, whether by yourself or a third-party. This is a general exemption that applies to anything with software locks on it, which is a good thing. It passed unanimously in the House of Commons, and is now making its way through the Senate.
An earlier version of the bill even had an exemption for the trade of DRM circumvention tools for repair purposes, but this was removed due to worries about international trade:
“CUSMA, which includes Canada's strictest TPM obligations, only allows the trade of circumvention tools in very limited situations, and repair is not one of them.”
Even then, it’s great to see this bill, and it paves the way for better right-to-repair laws here in Canada.
Looking for a fix: Canadian bill boosts right to repair movement- https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/what-on-earth-right-to-repair-canada-1.7023762 - CBC Awesome story on how Legislation in #canada has now made it to the senate Bill C-244 will allow repair shops in Canada to break the digital locks that restrict the #righttorepair -If you have an ear of a Canadian #senator think about sending them a message- lets get this bill passed! #BillC244
Hey look at this
* Welcome to Aftermath https://aftermath.site/
* Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Car #RightToRepair Law in Maine https://www.404media.co/voters-overwhelmingly-pass-car-right-to-repair-law-in-maine/
* You Have a Right to Know Why a Health Insurer Denied Your Claim. Some Insurers Still Won’t Tell You https://www.propublica.org/article/your-right-to-know-why-health-insurer-denied-claim
Maine's right-to-repair law for cars wins with 84 percent of the vote by Wes Davis
Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Car Right to Repair Law in Maine https://www.404media.co/voters-overwhelmingly-pass-car-right-to-repair-law-in-maine/
#Voters Overwhelmingly Pass #Car #RightToRepair Law in #Maine
“Question 4,” which enshrines consumers’ data access to car diagnostics for the purposes of repair, passed by a margin of 84.3-15.7 in Tuesday’s election with 94% of votes tallied. The yes/no question was simple: “Do you want to require vehicle manufacturers to standardize on-board diagnostic systems and provide remote access to those systems and mechanical data to owners and independent repair facilities?”
Finally putting my x230 to rest, the last `sudo poweroff`. Hardware is failing beyond the point that makes continuing to repair it worthwhile.
On this laptop I deployed nearly 60 servers (most for at risk groups), 12 tech art projects (solo & collab, some toured worldwide), & gave many lectures & workshops.
If there was ever a loyal and electric steed, it was this x230. It ran #Debian & was good.
I bought it in 2015, for EUR145 on the German eBay, 2nd hand.
"Right to Repair" passed by Maine voters tonight means local and small-business mechanics can have access to data that would be restricted to dealerships.
1/ #Bose ist böse. Hatte ich ja schon mal getrötet. Vor einiger Zeit wollte ich einen Bose-Lautsprecher/Verstärker reparieren lassen. Bose schickt die Geräte nach Belgien, aber meins wollten sie nicht mehr machen. Zu alt. Ich hatte damals gefragt, was man machen kann und die Antwort von #Followerpower war: #repaircafe
Ich war heute da und es ist in der Tat nur die Sicherung gewesen. Das ganze Ding wandert auf den Müll wegen ner Sicherung? Echt jetzt? #RightToRepair
Jedenfalls: Wenn Ihr mal deprimiert seid wegen des ganzen Irrsinns da draußen, geht einfach in ein Repair-Cafe. Da sind ganz tolle Menschen, die kaputte Sachen wieder ganz machen. Die Menschen, deren Sachen repariert werden, sind glücklich und die Reparierer auch.
Ich will hier keine Diskussion über MAC vs PC führen, nur mein Erlebnis mit dem Elitebook von #HP beschreiben. Ich hab die letzen Tage Memory Bluescreens bekommen. Bin sonst mit der #OptaneSSD und 64GB RAM bei einem Core i7 zufrieden. Hält natürlich nicht mehr mit einem M1 MAC mit.
Was ich eigentlich sagen wollte. Heute kam von HP das 2x32GB RAM per Express. 5 Schrauben auf, altes RAM raus, neues rein, und wieder gestartet. Keine 5 Minuten.
Beeindruckende Reparaturfähigkeit. #rightToRepair
So this is kind of embarrassing to admit, but - we left cooked rice in the rice cooker, and it got moldy.
I wanted to buy a new inner lid, but it's out of stock on the Zojirushi website for this model.
I was able to disassemble the inner lid into three pieces: hard plastic, metal, and (I think) silicone.
How do I clean the silicone so that I'm not going to be incubating mold spores every time I make rice? Is it possible?
@cstross There is probably a lot of truth to that. But don't underestimate the ability of the average car nut to have fun. People are already putting recycled electric bike drive trains into cars etc.
The necessary reverse engineering and jailbreaking of the control electronics and the availability of aftermarket replacements is also getting better.
Important though to get these efforts out of the legal grey zone they are often operating in by supporting #RightToRepair