Hackers get a break against companies that keep you from repairing your stuff

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There’s a little warehouse in Golden Valley called Tech Dump, where self-taught salvagers triage, conjoin, and recycle electronics otherwise destined for the landfill. All sorts of curiosities roll through. Pallets full of old monitors that corporations toss out when they upgrade, dinosaur TVs that get left in basements when seniors downsize, sewing machines from the 1920s. What can’t be fixed gets stripped for its basic components, which are sold to downstream vendors as commodities… Read full article