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Any open letters that you wish for Louis Rossmann to personally read. **This isn't a comment section, please take conversations to an alternative channel.** Please do NOT write a letter asking for a private conversation/to read an email, just post it here. Louis checks this channel regularly. It is unnecessary to be pinging him here. Pinging him is unlikely to get you responses any faster, and more likely to get your letters ignored. **Excessive pinging will result in removal from this room.**40 Servers

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24 Nov 2022
@felice-enellen:matrix.orgfelice-enellenbtw sorry about pinging. I missed the channel's banner notice.07:22:55
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmannIt's fine07:23:51
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmannI appreciate the kind words and thoughts, thank you very much!07:24:00
@felice-enellen:matrix.orgfelice-enellenyou're welcome. you're good people. you deserve better than you've gotten. โค๏ธ07:24:30
@hellreaver:matrix.orghellreaverSpeed of bureaucracy and all... I'm sure it wouldn't help but I'd love to see them watch your video on how stupid it is to risk jail for your customer to save $10 on tax. 07:25:29
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmann
In reply to @felice-enellen:matrix.org
At least now you seem to have a backer with some deep pockets. Let's hope that helps.
Having a rich employer doesn't mean I'm going to ask him to dig me out of my messes. His money isn't mine and I'm never going to pretend or act like it is
08:20:01
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmannI have had The misfortune of dealing with such people, I never want to be one myself08:20:21
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmannI hope I can provide genuine value to his organization and goals. I ask my salary in return, nothing more 08:21:10
@waseemalkurdi:matrix.orgWaseemAlkurdi louis_rossmann: Your video on the EQS subscription bullshit had me thinking - what do you think of the Mercedes EQ line when it comes to the aesthetics, especially compared to older Mercedeses? ๐Ÿค” 16:03:27
@hellreaver:matrix.orghellreaverRedacted or Malformed Event18:29:01
@deus_machima:matrix.orgNZKshatriya (NZK/NZ)
In reply to @hellreaver:matrix.org
Don't need to ping him.
Shhh, let him incur wrath on his own :P
18:42:43
@louis_rossmann:matrix.orglouis_rossmannPings will result in me posting goatse in general. All will suffer for the crimes of one, from this point forward.18:44:17
@deus_machima:matrix.orgNZKshatriya (NZK/NZ)As one who survived the early days of the net, and have witnessed this on discord, i can attest: this is no idle threat18:48:08
@chargingmann:matrix.orgchargingmannRemember Louis, if you ever felt useless - Just remember, you're probably worth more than two pairs of wheels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpEZFp_IZJs 19:16:17
@nusacat:matrix.orgNusaCatAnd on that note, Happy Thanksgiving, Louis. And the rest of you too, I guess.19:19:48
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25 Nov 2022
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@j_tech0:matrix.orgj_tech0Hey Louis, The Dyson video yesteday reminded me of Mozilla Foundation's *Privacy Not Included (https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/) - essentially a gift guide that goes through a product's privacy and security policies to determine whether or not that product respects user privacy, and engages users and gets them thinking about their privacy by polling whether or not they think each product is creepy - it'd be cool to see a similar concept for repairability. As you said in the video - it'd be unreasonable to have to buy and disassemble every new product (hence why Mozilla generally just researches the privacy policies) but maybe something similar rating products on whether spare parts or repair documentation is made available by the manufacturer would be a good starting point, with mention of each manufacturer's track record with first-party repair? It would also be cool to objectively rate products by the repairability of their design (completely seperately from whether or not parts/docs are obtainable) against a set criteria, eg. do they use hidden/security screws or adhesives (or whole-pcb glue coatings ๐Ÿ™„), or short, fragile internal cables etc, but maybe this could be user-contributed by repair-conscious folk or informed by third-party teardowns eg. from ifixit?02:16:35
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@nicholas_:matrix.orgnicholas_ Hi Louis, I donโ€™t know if you will read this but I will put it here anyway. This is in response to your video you made last night on Dyson. I have done extensive research on Vacuums and am apart of many different online vacuum communities. Dyson in the past had some very repairable products, almost any vacuum store could fix their earlier DC07, DC12, etc. The vacuum industry overall lacks self repair but most European Vacuum brands that make vacuums and source parts in Europe have extensive parts availability if you bring it into a local vacuum dealer. Sebo and Miele have some vacuum parts available online but it is limited. Most vacuum shops will give you the parts if you want to do the repair yourself. In my opinion the biggest culprit in the vacuum industry when it comes to right to repair is Shark. Iโ€™m sure you have seen Shark vacuums in Walmart and Target. Those machines cannot be repaired for the most part. Only whole parts are sold for their machines, they sell almost no individual parts leading to consumers purchasing a new vacuum if anything breaks. I would be interested to hear your opinion on both sides of the vacuum industry and if you agree with consumers needing to go to a local vacuum shop to have repairs done. If you do want to do more research I would suggest House of Vacuums on YouTube and Performance Reviews on YouTube. Both of them do vacuum repair videos and discuss the issues with Shark and Dyson on the repair end. 13:40:02
@dsmullen:matrix.orgDaniel Smullen
In reply to@j_tech0:matrix.org
Hey Louis, The Dyson video yesteday reminded me of Mozilla Foundation's *Privacy Not Included (https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/) - essentially a gift guide that goes through a product's privacy and security policies to determine whether or not that product respects user privacy, and engages users and gets them thinking about their privacy by polling whether or not they think each product is creepy - it'd be cool to see a similar concept for repairability. As you said in the video - it'd be unreasonable to have to buy and disassemble every new product (hence why Mozilla generally just researches the privacy policies) but maybe something similar rating products on whether spare parts or repair documentation is made available by the manufacturer would be a good starting point, with mention of each manufacturer's track record with first-party repair? It would also be cool to objectively rate products by the repairability of their design (completely seperately from whether or not parts/docs are obtainable) against a set criteria, eg. do they use hidden/security screws or adhesives (or whole-pcb glue coatings ๐Ÿ™„), or short, fragile internal cables etc, but maybe this could be user-contributed by repair-conscious folk or informed by third-party teardowns eg. from ifixit?
I worked on the Mozilla Privacy Not Included project FYI.
17:20:52
@dsmullen:matrix.orgDaniel SmullenRepairability scores are something that we have a great interest in on the repair.wiki but it's a tricky business. Making them objective and evidence-based is tough.17:21:50
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26 Nov 2022
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@rtv190:matrix.orgrtv190Hey Louis, i think this video would be of interest regarding electric motorcycles, Polaris claimed they would offer parts and support for the bike for 10 years, but 5 years in and you can't even get parts for your $20,000 motorcycle, and even if you can, the batteries are almost 2/3rds the cost of the bike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pnyQ6z_Nfk&t=285s06:54:55
@hellreaver:matrix.orghellreaverOh man, speaking of electric motorcycles: https://youtu.be/_ApPIEnAjns I knew a guy in Scottsdale who let me ride his Alta. It was so nice. This video makes me so sad every time I watch it. I don't know if they would've been a 'good' company long term, but they really seemed passionate about delivering something nice. 07:17:35
@lis6502:matrix.orglis6502Thought that subscription to "faster mercedes" was a dick move of mercedes?19:26:10
@lis6502:matrix.orglis6502hold my Xeon and behold... CPU DLC XD https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-officially-introduces-pay-as-you-go-chip-licensing19:26:24
@lis6502:matrix.orglis6502at least is one time upgrade and not recurrect skimming your credit card, but still.19:27:11

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