valerie wrote: Well I dunno about that. I have an HP printer that was less than $50 bucks, if memory serves me correct.
I've had it for several years and it has never given me a problem. I've used it a lot. I also get $10 bucks
(amazon gift code) a month from HP by simply participating (reply or answer or survey x 3 a month).
For laptops I would never touch HP, their support is horrible, they don't update their drivers that much, some laptop owners end up with very outdated drivers. As far as printers, that's another thing, some brands may be good with specific items and very bad with others. For printers, HP may be better. Some companies use HP printers. My first printer was an HP DeskJet 5xx series if not mistaken, it was good AT THE TIME, and it never failed me, but it was quite slow based on today's standards. What was good with those is the print heads were on each cartridge, so when you changed cartridges, you also got a brand new set of heads - but the only side effect is that the heads are of cheaper quality and wear much faster than the heads hard wired inside a printer. Also the inks were all pigment based so the heads clogged much quicker, though they were much easier to clean manually than today's generation of printer that wastes tons of ink to clean heads (i.e. Epson). Though circumstances has one day forced me to switch to Epson, and been using Epson since, despite the occasional issues with clogging of nozzles, the QUALITY of build and result is exceptional. I use quality refill kits and save a ton on ink - the main issue with printers nowadays is that they are not meant for staying idle and used rarely, or the heads dry up and you end up with big problems getting them cleaned if at all.
fredos386 wrote: Back in the days you would buy a tv and keep it 20 years... we just had to change ours.. 65'' 4k tv.. 16 months old... dead. It's utter nonsense. The companies and their greed are ruining everyone as we work work work to buy back things that we shouldn't have to. We all running in circles like crazy for the sake of a few trillionaires that could build a dozen burj dubai in their backyard with their money but will still ruin and destroy lives to try to had a 0 to their bank account. Heh
he he, True. Companies are clever and makes things that don't last too long.
When the lightbulp was invented and went into production it lasted forever, Hey!! let's make crap lightbulps instead that don't last long and make a fortune.
It's the same with clothes, Printers and most tech.
We are living in a society of cheapness.
LIghtbulbs lasting forever ? I don't think so, technically that might not be possible due to the way a lightbulb works, the filaments are very thin and fragile, in time due to the heat they just break apart and cut the continuity, so your bulb is burnt and produces no more light. Lightbulbs from all generation had estimated amount of effective hours lifecycle based on a % of use. i.e. if you keep a light bulb on the entire day 24 hours, it will not last as many hours as intermittent use (couple of hours daily) at a time. This opened doors to the light bulb scam industry, companies advertising long lasting bulbs guaranteed for 5 years and such or energy efficieint light bulb, long lasting, all that crap, working on people's lack of knowledge on how things work - so people fall for this crap all the time, those so called bulbs simply had lower consumption (lor lower lumens) some people could not notice to the naked eye, and this in itself added hours to the life of the bulb. Nowadays you have light bulbs with controllable temperature, colour, wifi, it's a crazy industry, and with today's electronics you can PROGRAM them to go bad.
valerie wrote: The real problem is.....people will buy it!
I've got a couple of those little round google talk things.
When I moved, I never bothered to get them out and plug them up.
They're around here some where. However, the other day I received
an email from google stating they now can turn your lights on and off.
All you gotta do is buy their light bulbs. Guess how much their light
bulbs are? I think it said they are $99.00. There is people that will
pay that. So dumb.
$99 for how many bulbs, not 1 I hope
Yeah they are called SMART BULBS, you can control when they come on and off, all from your smart phone application
Can even control the intensity, colour temperature, etc, you know smart homes, companies are pushing more wifi radiation into people's homes, smart this, smart that, even the washers and dryers are SMART now, with wifi, even your refrigerator will tell you when you run out of milk, even a toothbrush can be smart and dynamically adjust its bristles to your teeth
So yeah get ready to pay 100 more on something so simple you lived with all your life so far - all in the name of so called technology and money making....... and now t he 5G technology that is going to take over, which is basically technology that will turn people into zombies, zap their brain cells to oblivion
The one thing though let's admit, that has been quite useful in terms of technology are mobiles - Remember the first generation of mobiles were big and heavy like bricks
And those were a luxury item you had to pay $6k for a basic model. Now, you can carry your smart phone in your pocket, that's good and bad because it created a new craze where you see people GLUED to their phones all day, even when walking on the streets, in public transportation and yes driving
ANYTHING in the name of profits - They invent self driving cars, but they still cannot cure cancer or diabetes, why ? Because it would destroy a trillion $ industry - only when it suits greed and money interest will you see advance otherwise if it does not benefit the money interests, forget it, nothing will happen.
It is DISGUSTING !!! Soon we will have 3D printers, holographic projects and time machines in all our homes, and yet still no cures for cancer, diabetes and common diseases........ YET we are able to go in space, to the moon, look for other planets and E.T.s :/ But we can't take care of our own diseases on this decaying planet.[/quote]