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    Capitalism: Why being libertarian and using common "logic" is dangerous
    • Watch this video, even if on 1.5x speed.

      Louis is amazing man, smart repair guy. But his conclusions and advices are very common and very stupid.

      So, we have Apple who make quite good notebooks, overpriced and becoming more and more custom designed. As it is very costly and hard to repair, good technician can make a living and even make small successful firm out of it.

      Recently Apple added and slowly more and more integrated their custom T2 chip with custom firmware. Sole purpose of this chip is to maximally harden repairs and custom software installations (including hackintosh on PCs). We will see software thing in full in coming 2 years, but hardware already works.

      Apple is effective monopoly with very closed ecosystem. If you worked as editor on Macs for many years and want to use your skills - you only other option is to make some custom hackintosh install, but if you need to follow all recent software updates and plugins it can be really hard thing, and new problems can come each year, making it almost impossible.

      Libertarian view is little strange, Louis want you to apply logic that works on some markets with small/medium firms who produce lot of very similar products. But such approach can't be used with any efficiency in the huge tech giants age, manufacturers are too large and too social for this. And computer products are frequently too specialized.

      If some of Apple investors asked few Apple top managers to do something with improving service income and shorten product lifecycle, it has nothing to do with end users. It has nothing to do with poor engineers spending their life on shitty useless stuff they are not fans of. And blaming normal, good people for actions of few "enemies of the people" (I special asked the term that had been used for many years to scare the shit out of ordinary guys, as capitalist are so afraid of real meaning of it) is not good thing. Why tens and hundreds of thousands must be responsible for actions of very few morons?

      May be Louis does not know, but nice Intel secure boot stuff (if implemented certain way) also allows programming chipset with special data to prevent it's usage on any other board (and prevent any other chipset being used on this board), very similar to T2. Such notebooks exist in Windows ecosystem. And it will be more and more of them. As all other tech giants are similar to Apple, they remove upgradability, make service worse, make support worse. As their greed actually has no limits, unless you will stop it, but not in the stupid way of selecting another greedy guy product.

      It is only few leading international corporations who are designing laptops and it is only few real contractors who are making them in Taiwan and China. Btw Macbooks are frequently made by same people who assembly another 3-4 leading brands in adjacent weeks. And it is tens of thousands of good engineers and workers. And exactly 0% of them want to make crappy product with short life cycle. It is the orders they are getting and are forced to implement.

      It is the way capitalism works - if some top management will refuse to follow owners orders - they will be removed and proper one placed. If you change owners persons for another set - same thing happens, nothing will change much. General direction won't change for certain.

      Thing that Louis want to tell, but can't express properly - in normal society notebook is made to fulfill your real, normal everyday needs. Not to maximize profits of manufacturer, not to feed advertising machine, not to be present in reviews of mostly prostitute press, and not to die due its design issues one month after you will pay half of its price for small service repair. And in normal society schemes are not secret, as well as production plans.

      Is it possible to find solution on real present computer market by selecting another manufacturer each time you have such experience? No, of course not, it is stupid to even think such. At best you could buy some small time, at worse just spend ton of money and get even worse product.

      It is time to change the system, as present is sick, it is not Apple fault, btw. All you see in Apple laptop designs is just image of the system in mirror, image of the old corpse-like man who has its hands around your neck. Time to cut this hands and breath normally, Louis.

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    Capitalism: On horrors of communist regimes
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      People never had real choice to become drug dealers. Horrible shits!

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    Cameras Sales: It seems like Japanese top management is unfit for their job
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      Thanks for their actions and focusing on FF pro bodies and on price hikes they produced highest impact on advanced cameras segment.

      And it is compacts that are feeling better this year, first time ever since 2010.

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    Good quote: On different political parties
    • The omnipotence of “wealth” is more certain in a democratic republic is that it does not depend on defects in the political machinery or on the faulty political shell of capitalism. A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism, and, therefore, once capital has gained possession of this very best shell, it establishes its power so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it.

      V.Lenin . The State and Revolution.

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    Notebooks: Back then Engineers Ruled 1
    • Intel Pentium III 650 Mobile MMC-2 Module

      Slowest had been Pentium II or even Celerons, usually top one you could upgrade is Pentium III 850Mhz, still expensive as hell as it is rarity.

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      Looks like such with heatsinks:

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      Idea is to put chipset and CPU, plus VRM on one module.

      Such way if you have slower cheaper CPU you can have simpler VRM, and for top chips it will be best.

      Link to list - http://www.cpu-world.com/Related_CPUs/MMC-2_P6.html

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    Capitalism: Why system is sick on AMD marketing example
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      AMD research expenses did not increase at all (small increase is due to compensations, not research), yet marketing expenses rose 30%.

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