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> If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

Repair:
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

ifixit.com/Manifesto

@orbifx "Fixing things is often free" venant d'un site qui vend les outils de réparation, il fallait l'oser :)
A part ça, je suis bien d'accord avec eux.

@orbifx There finally is ethical consumption under capitalism

@orbifx Counterpoint: owning things is bad, and so is having to learn all the skills needed to run a technological civilisation for yourself. Fix things for other people if you enjoy it. If you don’t, then find another skill and offer that.

@orbifx REMEMBER: it goes Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. in that order. recycle is the least ideal while still being acceptable.
@orbifx But what if the new thing is faster, bigger and last but not least, shiny?

@orbifx Say what you will about USSR, but back then in Russia all electronics came with schematics as a part of usual paperwork, exactly to make repair easier.

@orbifx
But entropy causes chaos and one must have chaos still to give birth to a dancing star :blobcat:

@orbifx
Well, basically it's only a matter of money.

If you send the device in, it can normally always be repaired

Then the question becomes, send it in to whom? An accredited workshop involved in a cartel to keep prices up, or your local independent shop?

@clacke
When my phone broke, I sent it to Sony. It came back almost as new with new warranty and everything and the repair was way cheaper than the price of the phone

@orbifx
Yes! #Rethink, #Reduce, #Reuse, #Repair , then #Recycle.

Espically given that #recycling may not even be happening. Many #Australians were shocked last year to learn that a lot of what they were recycling was being dumped on China, or forming massive glass mountains.

The mountains were starting to grow plants on them?

@orbifx
Yes! #Rethink, #Reduce, #Reuse, #Repair , then #Recycle.

Espically given that #recycling may not even be happening. Many #Australians were shocked last year to learn that a lot of what they were recycling was being dumped on China, or forming massive glass mountains.

The mountains were sitting idle for so long, they started to grow plants on them!

@dsfgs @orbifx I've been trying to add Reject to the start of the list recently...

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