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Canvas
  • The settings button on the top right of the main website has an area for a template. But I think this picture is having issues too, I'll see if I can update it. Also, the spot I suggested has been taken since, I'll try and see if there's a new location.

    Let's try width=55 x=788 y=55, I'm working on outlining it.

  • Canvas

    Edit 3: I've got a base down now, here's link if you can help out. https://canvas.fediverse.events/#x=819&y=76&zoom=8&tu=https%3A%2F%2Fmiro.medium.com%2Fv2%2Fresize%3Afit%3A750%2Fformat%3Awebp%2F1*edo5pVW4hzkNw0s6JCAdMw.jpeg&tw=55&tx=788&ty=55&ts=ONE_TO_ONE

    Lemmy canvas is live, would we like to try and build something? The right to repair logo would be cool, but I don't know how well it'd show up as pixel art.

    https://canvas.fediverse.events/?a

    He's the logo link https://miro.medium.com/v2/resize:fit:750/format:webp/1*edo5pVW4hzkNw0s6JCAdMw.jpeg

    Maybe we could go close to solarpunk on the middle left? They seem close thematically.

    Edit: here's a location I think will work well, just south west of solarpunk. https://miro.medium.com/v2/resize:fit:750/format:webp/1*edo5pVW4hzkNw0s6JCAdMw.jpeg Width=55 x=80 y=209 see below You can use the template by clicking on setting on the canvas.

    Edit 2: I'm looking for a new location

    Let's try width=55 x=788 y=55, I'm working on outlining it.

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    Right to Repair

    discuss.tchncs.de Right to Repair - tchncs

    Whether it be electronics, automobiles or medical equipment, the manufacturers should not be able to horde “oem” parts, render your stuff useless if you repair it with aftermarket parts, or hide schematics of their products. I Fix It Repair Manifesto [https://valkyrie.cdn.ifixit.com/media/2022/01/14...

    Right to Repair - tchncs

    [email protected]

    An older community, but though I'd post it here for visibility.

    You think it's BS how companies keep you from repairing your stuff? Join us!

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    Valve's iFixit partnership is a game changer

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/15970180

    > I dropped my launch edition steam deck last night on carpet and while all the buttons still worked- something was rattling inside of it. After I opened it up I discovered a missing chunk of plastic from the R2 trigger, that piece presses against another to keep the button from over articulating. I suspect this trigger absorbed most of the impact, there was no other visible damage. > > Of course I was upset that I broke it, but so very pleasantly surprised to find ifixit had the trigger in stock and reasonably priced. This availability made me love the deck even more, and really the fact valve made these parts available places the deck above any other competition in my mind. > > This machine is built to last, I am so excited to get it fixed and get back to gaming.

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    How to argue for making a new plant public transit friendly

    My employer is planning a new manufacturing plant. I work with some of the people designing it. They currently don't have any plans to hook up to public transit, though there's a commuter train station 3 miles away. It takes 20min to bike between them or 40min currently to take a bus. The area it's in is extremely car centric. They're looking at making an enormous multi level underground parking garage.

    How can I encourage them to be more public transit friendly? Maybe a shuttle bus directly from the station to the plant? Looks like that would be about 10min if it runs regularly.

    The company doesn't really care about the environment or the health of the community, so I can't really give those arguments. The designers said they had looked at shuttle busses before, but it was way too expensive, so they pushed the cost onto the employee.

    Could I pitch it as a money save vs building the parking? Or that you'd open up opportunities for more worker applications? Or that it would help traffic jams? Are there any academic papers I could reference about the equilibrium of car driving vs public transit?

    How can I argue for public transit in terms the company cares about?

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    Replacing the screen adhesive on an apple watch costs more than a new watch according to Apple!

    Thankfully Jonathan was able to take it to an independent repair shop for a $75 CAD adhesive fix (and battery replacement?) despite Apple's restrictions against them.

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    Brazil Hits 92% Renewable Energy Milestone
  • Is this nameplate capacity, actually peak generation, or average generation? They're all good, but for the first two, to get 100% renewable energy all the time, you need a lot more than 100% nameplate or peak generation.

  • How to hack your Tesla

    Unlock heated seats and full diagnostics by turning off the power to the amd chip exactly when it's checking authorization. This exploit is very tricky though and requires soldering three wires to the board, so not for the faint of heart.

    This is the full talk of the article posted on lemmy a few months ago, but Black Hat only recently posted the full video.

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    [Louis Rossmann] Google supports right to repair? Think again.

    odysee.com Google supports right to repair? Think again.

    🔵 We fix Macbooks & offer free estimates. https://rossmanngroup.com

    Google supports right to repair? Think again.

    tl:dw from [email protected]

    Google plans to make parts available but not at the level that they should, so they'll continue to be absurdly expensive to the point that you might as well just buy a new one.

    https://feddit.nl/comment/6023378

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    ‘Smoking Gun’ Email That Killed Repairing McDonald's Ice Cream Machines

    www.wired.com McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hackers Say They Found the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Killed Their Startup

    Kytch, the company that tried to fix McDonald’s broken ice cream machines, has unearthed a 3-year-old email it says proves claims of an alleged plot to undermine their business.

    McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hackers Say They Found the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Killed Their Startup

    Tldr from [email protected]

    Kytch, a startup, developed a device to fix McDonald's ice cream machines but faced opposition after a 2020 McDonald's email warning against its use, citing safety concerns. Kytch alleges this move, influenced by machine manufacturer Taylor, was to undermine them as a competitor. Recent litigation reveals an email from Taylor's CEO suggesting action against Kytch, which Kytch claims as evidence of a plot to sabotage their business.

    Despite Taylor and McDonald's denials, Kytch continues legal action, asserting the email demonstrates a coordinated effort to eliminate competition.

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    www.404media.co Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them

    After breaking trains simply because an independent repair shop had worked on them, NEWAG is now demanding that trains fixed by hackers be removed from service.

    Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them

    >The situation is a heavy machinery example of something that happens across most categories of electronics, from phones, laptops, health devices, and wearables to tractors and, apparently, trains. In this case, NEWAG, the manufacturer of the Impuls family of trains, put code in the train’s control systems that prevented them from running if a GPS tracker detected that it spent a certain number of days in an independent repair company’s maintenance center, and also prevented it from running if certain components had been replaced without a manufacturer-approved serial number.

    >The problem was so bad that an infrastructure trade publication in Poland called Rynek Kolejowy picked up on the mysterious issues over the summer, and said that the lack of working trains was beginning to impact service: “Four vehicles after level P3-2 repair cannot be started. At this moment, it is not known what caused the failure. The lack of units is a serious problem for the carrier and passengers, because shorter trains are sent on routes.”

    Very good article, I'd recommend reading it. I hope the court rules against NEWAG and sets a precedent for right to repair.

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    Motion to Dismiss Rejected in Lawsuit Against John Deere

    www.techdirt.com Judge Allows Major ‘Right To Repair’ Lawsuit Against John Deere To Move Forward

    Last year agricultural equipment giant John Deere found itself on the receiving end of an antitrust lawsuit for its efforts to monopolize tractor repair. The lawsuits noted that the company consist…

    Judge Allows Major ‘Right To Repair’ Lawsuit Against John Deere To Move Forward

    In a forceful, 89-page memorandum, U.S. District Court Judge Iain Johnson wrote that the founder of John Deere “was an innovative farmer and blacksmith who—with his own hands—fundamentally changed the agricultural industry.” Deere the man “would be deeply disappointed in his namesake corporation” if the plaintiffs can ultimately prove their antitrust allegations against Deere the company, which are voluminous and well-documented.

    judge ruling pdf

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    Train manufacturer intentionally bricks trains serviced by independent service providers

    social.hackerspace.pl q3k :blobcatcoffee: (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image I can finally reveal some research I've been involved with over the past year or so. We (@[email protected], @[email protected] and I) have reverse engineered the PLC code of NEWAG Impuls EMUs. These trains were locking up for arbitrary reasons after being serviced a...

    q3k :blobcatcoffee: (@q3k@hackerspace.pl)

    Polish article

    From https://lemmy.world/post/9227800

    Train manufacturer intentionally bricks trains serviced by independent service providers

    Polish train manufacturer that lost servicing tender programmed train controller to brick itself after train stays for some time in 6 ISP facilities or in 1 their faculity(for testing?) until undocumented button combination is pressed. Some controller versions brick itself after train is idle for 10 days. After news about this became public, manufacturer removed ability to unlock train by button combination.

    Also manufacturer is able to remotely brick train over internet(connected via GSM) at any time.

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    Apple claims it will honor California's 'right to repair' rules nationwide

    www.engadget.com Apple will honor California's 'right to repair' rules nationwide

    Apple, once a staunch opponent of the right to repair movement, now supports having a uniform federal right to repair law.

    Apple will honor California's 'right to repair' rules nationwide

    Let's hope they actually mean it. It could be cheaper than having different skews, but it's good news nevertheless.

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    California Right to Repair Passes to Governor, is it Too Good to be True?

    There don't seem to be any obvious loop holes letting companies get out of it. But this is the bill Apple is supporting now, so from their track record, they've likely found some loop hole.

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    McDonald's Ice Cream Machines, Break Often, Intentionally A Pain to Diagnose, and Impossible to Fix

    www.ifixit.com What’s Inside That McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine? Broken Copyright Law | iFixit News

    This summer, we’re on a mission to figure out why McDonald’s ice cream machines are always broken—by tearing one apart and fixing outdated copyright law.

    What’s Inside That McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine? Broken Copyright Law | iFixit News

    iFixit tears down a Taylor ice cream machine and finds that it overheats often, takes hours to restart, and these issues are impossible to fix because of locked down software and terrible error messages. No wonder, since Taylor makes 25% of its money charging $315 per 15 minutes for their exclusive repairs.

    Video

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    E-Bike Industry Blames Consumers For Fires and other outrageous scare tactics

    www.techdirt.com E-Bike Industry Blames Consumers For Fires In Effort To Undermine ‘Right To Repair’ Laws

    Countless companies and industries enjoy making up scary stories when it comes to justifying their opposition to making it easier to repair your own tech. Apple claims that empowering consumers and…

    E-Bike Industry Blames Consumers For Fires In Effort To Undermine ‘Right To Repair’ Laws

    I guess appealing to gut feelings scare factor is more effective at fighting Right to Repair than convoluted logical justification attempts.

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    Does Apple really support right to repair? Lewis Rossmann is extremely skeptical.

    Apple is one of the worst companies about being able to repair products. They've gotten several bills failed or neutered to not do anything. We don't know yet, but they are likely trying for a neutering amendment here to keep control over the process. I'd love to be proven wrong, but all we have to go on is prior experience.

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    John Deere caught sabotaging competitors & customers LIVE on recording - and they're PROUD of it! by Louis Rossmann

    Quote from the John Deere representative:

    > Here's what happens. Deere sees another company doing this (offering a better/cheaper GPS than theirs) in a year from now they say screw it, we'll rewrite the software so everyone's gotta update their globe (control for tractors) for it to keep working.

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    Right to Repair

    [email protected]

    Are you annoyed at companies making it impossible to repair your things? Join us for discussion and news about fixing it!

    The old community was on an instance that shut down when mali took back it's .ml domains.

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    New Anti-Consumer MacBook Pros - Teardown And Repair Assessment by Hugh Jeffreys

    Copied from the technology thread:

    No surprises here. Just like the lockdown on iPhone screen and part replacements, Macbooks suffer from the same Apple's anti-repair and anti-consumer bs. Battery glued, ssd soldered in and can't even swap parts with other official parts. 6000$ laptop and you don't even own it.

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    I Fix It has really great repair guides

    Fix tons of things from macbooks to trucks to cameras. I think they have something like a hundred thousand guides.

    Many companies are making their things harder to fix, but from what I've seen, IFixIt has been pretty fast to try and circumvent them.

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