7/13/12 at 10:56am
Posts by hungover
7/12/12 at 1:58am
EPEAT may or not be outdated, I have no idea if it is any less or more relevant now than when Apple helped to set it up. Never-the-less it is valuable from a position of clarity. Organizations that want to (or at least appear to) be environmentally responsible need a scheme that takes the guess work out of deciding upon a supplier. I suspect that Apple are better than many of their competitors but I have no way of verifying that. In the UK, for example, WEEE (Waste...
7/11/12 at 3:36am
Whilst i have sympathy for your argument, Apple are not technically selling you the contract. IMO there is a degree of buck passing (after-all they are getting paid commission). I agree that phones should be offered with limited two year guarantees as standard and find it difficult to see why some many members feel that such a move would be negative. At a minimum, perhaps the phone service providers should offer the service (when they are the ones selling you the phone).
7/11/12 at 3:12am
- Forum: General Discussion
??? Not sure that i understand your point The (thinner) keyboard is only adding 3mm to the overall thickness. With regard to the angle that the screen sits at, I don't know if the kick stand allows for different angles or not. I seldom feel it necessary to reposition my laptop screen? Frankly when typing more than a few words I find on screen keyboards to be annoying, given how much screen real estate they take up. I also prefer to type in the horizontal plane and have...
7/11/12 at 2:05am
Hi Jeff, thanks for clarifying your point about heating the metal rather than the battery. Whilst I have used hundreds of hot melt glue sticks I have never tried to soften the glue retrospectively. I would guess that the metal back would act as a big heat sync, whilst initially it would reduce the direct heat transfer to the battery, it will also require the use of greater heat, resulting in the release of vapours from both the aluminum and the glue. I have no idea...
7/10/12 at 4:32pm
I guess not all Macs will be returned to Apple though. Not all customers are aware of the recycling schemes or may to live too far from a store. Perhaps apple could increase participation by offering free collection but that would be rather expensive
7/10/12 at 4:06pm
The following has already been mentioned never-the-less it is worth repeating- heating batteries with a heat gun is not a good idea. On a wider point, whilst the Apple recycling scheme will overcome many of the perceived problems not all Macs will be returned to Apple.
7/10/12 at 2:02pm
Is that any more or less insane than criticising bodies who were convinced by Apple et al that they should only purchase EPEAT registered products in the first place
7/10/12 at 1:49pm
7/10/12 at 12:58pm
- Forum: General Discussion
FFS grow up crayon boy. He was paying (his friend) Jobs a compliment. You bemoan the fact that the dead can not defend/express themselves, then you qualify yourself as a mouth piece for the dead. Are you a psychic or just a hypocrite?