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The Light Bulb Conspiracy - The Corporate Scam to Make Everything Break (So You Can Buy it Again!)

 
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
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teslas first light bulb you mean. it only happened because of him. you fuckshit.
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
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the video says that edisons light bulbs could last as much as 1500 hours and that there was late a bulb produced by another co. that could last 2500 hours. finally it mentions a bulb that was made in shelby ohio that has been burning nonstop in a fire station in liverpool ca. since 1901. the secret of the filament died with the inventor. so no, edison's light bulbs were not forever.
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Yup. I posted a link to this in another thread a couple of months ago. [link to www.centennialbulb.org]
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Thats why I wont buy an American car anymore. They are all peices of shit, made out of plastic.

A Japanese made car will last 3 times longer.
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Not anymore, they're turning to crap, A friend has had nothing but trouble with a 2010 Honda Accord. I've had a used 1998 Pontiac Firebird for over 8 years, no bad problems. Another friend has a 2002 Ford Explorer with 235,000 miles on it, it's still going strong.
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2861738


teslas first light bulb you mean. it only happened because of him. you fuckshit.
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Yep, so many of Mr. Tesla's ideas or inventions were stolen and put forth by others once assembled and proclaimed as their invention. Like that thief Marconi he basically took all the guts ie transistors, diodes and what have you and pretty much Tesla's blueprint for the radio, and then claimed it as his own.

So many things in the written HIStory books turn out to be complete horseshit when just a little extra digging is applied we find almost always there is more to the story. If I was Tesla, I would've punched that fat douche J.P. Morgan square in the face or at least zapped him with some FREE ENERGY. I'm done for now........
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Right on op. just last week while I was throwing out a "broken" box fan at work, my co-worker stopped me and said he'd fix it. 10 min later the 50 plus year old fan was working... The dude sprayed it down with WD-40 and whacked it with a hammer. Try that shit today and the cheap plastic would end up in pieces... I'm still shocked the damn thing was able to turn on.

Just thought I'd share.



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WD-40, gum, paperclip, pocket knife = the fix everything for a little while kit.
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Right on op. just last week while I was throwing out a "broken" box fan at work, my co-worker stopped me and said he'd fix it. 10 min later the 50 plus year old fan was working... The dude sprayed it down with WD-40 and whacked it with a hammer. Try that shit today and the cheap plastic would end up in pieces... I'm still shocked the damn thing was able to turn on.

Just thought I'd share.



pigchef
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WD-40, gum, paperclip, pocket knife = the fix everything for a little while kit.
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don't forget the duct tape
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Sooooo true. I bought a blender a few years ago and it broke. I figured it was because I used it almost every single day and that it was just wear and tear.

Then I realized my mother has been using a blender that she got in the 60s when she got married. She uses it every other day and the thing is still going strong!
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This is why capitalism is killing the planet. Profits over everything else.
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Bullshit, it's because people have no values anymore that they seek profit unethically
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i think they have built in timers to fail right before warranty expires. ive had computer parts fail either the day before or day of warranty expiration.
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If this were true wouldn't it make more sense to have the products fail AFTER the warranty expires, that way the manufacturer is not on the hook for the cost of the repair?
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rofl
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i think they have built in timers to fail right before warranty expires. ive had computer parts fail either the day before or day of warranty expiration.
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If this were true wouldn't it make more sense to have the products fail AFTER the warranty expires, that way the manufacturer is not on the hook for the cost of the repair?
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rofl
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I have a light bulb in the upstairs hallway that has NEVER been changed in all the years I have lived here.
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This is why capitalism is killing the planet. Profits over everything else.
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Bullshit, it's because people have no values anymore that they seek profit unethically
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Yes, and capitalism is NOT free enterprise!

Once each member of the Walton family has $5 billion, isn't it time to start paying people a living wage? Why do you need more than $5 billion? Or even $5 million? If you earn it ethically, I'm all for people getting filthy rich. But Walmart (and probably 90% of the rest of the corporations in this country) don't care about their employees.
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the secret to long life of a normal light bulb is to install it and never touch it again. Dont touch with fingers when installing and no mechanical shocks to the light.

Another point is that you want to avoid switching it on and off too many times. better keep it on longer because the wear comes from turning it on and off in the most part.
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Well, the new LED light bulbs may last for 20 years...
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The LED's "may" last that long, but the electronic components, ie Capacitors, won't. So therefore the new LED bulbs probably will last 5 years.
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the LEDs probably will, have you ever seen an LED stop working?
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Thats why I wont buy an American car anymore. They are all peices of shit, made out of plastic.

A Japanese made car will last 3 times longer.
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really? i have a 1964 nova w ith a 2002 engine, does 27 to the gallon and never breaks down. costs me about 1200 a year to mintain and repaint every few years when its no longer cherry.

your japanese car lasts 10 years tops and has a tco that is exponentially larger.

buy american from 50 years ago and yr fine ;)
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really? i have a 1964 nova w ith a 2002 engine, does 27 to the gallon and never breaks down. costs me about 1200 a year to mintain and repaint every few years when its no longer cherry.
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but nova is Spanish for "doens't go"
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Thats why I wont buy an American car anymore. They are all peices of shit, made out of plastic.

A Japanese made car will last 3 times longer.
 Quoting: chris999


I used to work in a plant that made parts for both Dodge and Toyota. The Dodge parts were flimsy and were even allowed to leave the factory with flack (small slivers of plastic leftover after the molding process) attached.

But the Toyota parts were a whole other ballgame. Sturdy, dashboard components filled with reinforcing material, ect. A rep from the company even came freq. to inspect the facility and process too. We were even asked to give more attention to those components.

I think it's the whole "honor" thing in Japan that keeps companies there honest.
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That is why I bought a Toyota Tacoma! I had a 2007 ford mustang and I really liked that car never had any trouble with it. But I needed a truck. I bought a whirlpool fridge I've had about 18 months and the handle has fallen off and had a few problems with the freezer freezing up! The last fridge I had almost 15 years without a problem. My wife wanted a bigger fridge to lose more shit in I GUESS.

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traxxas 2080 servo. all i gotta say
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Thats why I wont buy an American car anymore. They are all peices of shit, made out of plastic.

A Japanese made car will last 3 times longer.
 Quoting: chris999


really? i have a 1964 nova w ith a 2002 engine, does 27 to the gallon and never breaks down. costs me about 1200 a year to mintain and repaint every few years when its no longer cherry.

your japanese car lasts 10 years tops and has a tco that is exponentially larger.

buy american from 50 years ago and yr fine ;)
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You didnt see my other post. I said that American used to make the best stuff in the world, but that all changed during the Reagan era Neo-Con takeover of America... when we started outsourcing all of our manufacturing jobs in the name of profit.

I agree, American muscle cars were the best vehicles ever built.
I dont mean everything I say to be literal. I just like to throw around ideas, and play devil's advocate.

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Just yesterday I had to bake my PS3's motherboard in the oven (second time) for about 15 minute so that the solder could "reflow" underneath the GPU and CPU. Had the thing for about five years, keep it clean, sucked out the dust on the inside with a vacuum cleaner attachment monthly, but still got the YLOD (yellow light of death).

I know having the mainboard "reballed" is an option, but the point is I shouldn't have to go through all that just to keep something working that I paid a decent chunk of money for. I read that this fragile lead-free solder they're using in electronics now is causing a lot of the failures, because it becomes brittle do to temperature fluctuations.
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Game systems are terrible. I gave up on Xbox 360 after buying 2 that both quit within a month of purchasing brand new. Warranty was a joke they still wanted 150.00 to fix. Told my son screw Xbox, got him a Playstation 3 this Christmas and we have had to get it fixed in January. We have had 2 Playstation 2's shut down. Funny thing is, my hubby still has his Atari 600 and Nintendo. We never have problems out of those systems.
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This is why capitalism is killing the planet. Profits over everything else.
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Bullshit, it's because people have no values anymore that they seek profit unethically
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Bullshit, corporations are not "people". You only need 0.001% of people (The ones on top of big corporations) and you'll have the same situation. Corporations in capitalism can never and will never be "ethical"
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2861738


teslas first light bulb you mean. it only happened because of him. you fuckshit.
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The incandescent light bulbs were invented by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1809 ....
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2861738


teslas first light bulb you mean. it only happened because of him. you fuckshit.
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The incandescent light bulbs were invented by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1809 ....
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Link?
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2861738


teslas first light bulb you mean. it only happened because of him. you fuckshit.
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The incandescent light bulbs were invented by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1809 ....
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Link?
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You heard of Google mate?

[link to inventors.about.com]
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Great doc. My shredder just broke after 9 months of normal use. Corporate thieves.
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Great video. Can't believe what people will do in the name of profits.
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I love when you're buying a big ticket item and they ask if you want to buy a warranty for it. It's like, I have to pay more to ensure the likely quality issues will be paid for down the road? Gads.

I used to spend a lot of money on a lot of stuff. I'm not buying toys anymore. All these corporations with their collaboration with my gov't to make my family sick, their greed, their shitty products. Fuck them all. Everyone should just stop buying their shit...starve the beast.
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all part of the new order. I'm sure this has been posted dozens of times on here.
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Edison's first light bulbs were forever.

But like other things where there is a profit to be made, they became disposable.

That's what was driving the economy after the industrial revolution. Industry, factories, processing plants...the beginning of our 'modern' age.
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[link to www.foxnews.com]
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I love when you're buying a big ticket item and they ask if you want to buy a warranty for it. It's like, I have to pay more to ensure the likely quality issues will be paid for down the road? Gads.

I used to spend a lot of money on a lot of stuff. I'm not buying toys anymore. All these corporations with their collaboration with my gov't to make my family sick, their greed, their shitty products. Fuck them all. Everyone should just stop buying their shit...starve the beast.
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Hadn't thought of it that way. Why is the "warranty" included in the price? The con artists won't stand by their product unless you pay extra!
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This has been happening for quit sometime now. My home was built 13 years ago and since then , Ive replaced my fridge -twice, stove -twice, dishwasher 3 times, washer & drying twice. Its all shit , even the expensive ones.

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