Blog Thu, 19 Jul 18 18:59:26 -0600 Blog en-CA Capitalism: Products destruction Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:05:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20088@/talks/discussions

The upmarket label has destroyed more than £28 million of unwanted products over the past year. Even at its notoriously high prices, that is the equivalent of more than 20,000 of its signature trench coats.

The company’s ability to read the fashion runes also appears to be worsening, with the value of its waste up 50 per cent in two years and almost six times greater than in 2013. More than £90 million of Burberry products have been destroyed over the past five years.

Managers Madness: We could see lots of cameras Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:15:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20083@/talks/discussions

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have apparently adopted a policy to launch as many as possible new smartphones in 2018, as a sharp contrast to their previous focus mainly on high-end models, to compete with other brands in nearly all segments globally in order to pump up their shrinking smartphone revenues, according to industry sources.

Samsung and LG have already launched nine and eight new smartphones, respectively, so far in the first half of 2018 compared to about 11 models released by the two vendors each in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Additionally, the two vendors also launched a number of models in some designated overseas markets in 2018.

Seems like "smart" idea to rise margins and drop development and manufacturing costs did not work.

Japanese camera makers can follow soon, one thing I know is that some form of panic already is rising among management.

US: United States of Arms Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:50:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20082@/talks/discussions

Philips Fidelio X1 ear pads issues Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:51:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20081@/talks/discussions Example of X1 ear pads construction issue


If you want closely you'll see that velour pads are not glued to plastic directly, but instead attached to faux leather circle and this in turn is glued to plastic.

During prolonged use this faux leather will break, 100% no exceptions, just depend on time. Usually it happens in one place after this it will be torn out fully.

Note - usually you do not have so much glue residue as on this photos, mine was clear.

Note - make sure to remove pads carefully as they are glued and also have 4 fixing plastic things.

Other side is glued to plastic, so will live until you will torn all pads.


Only good thing here is that velour edge is enforced.

We'll need:

  • Long medium diameter sewing needle
  • Small sewing needle
  • Black sewing thread quite thin
  • Small pliers will also help

At first will need to make holes under angle toward inside space, using larger needle (green dots).


After this use small needle with thread (use double), start and finish with good double knots, make two stitches per hole.

Best is to do 4 separate takes (between mount holes).

If you do it all right it'll look and sound like new.

Microsoft slowly kills Skype: Forcing mobile design for desktop Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:53:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20073@/talks/discussions

Skype classic desktop app is getting updated today with a new design that’s similar to the mobile version of Skype. Microsoft is planning to force all Skype classic desktop users to upgrade to the 8.0 version by September 1st.


As usual, same idea to copy Telegram or WhatsApp. And absolutely no idea that do you otherwise.

Weekend stuff: Make sure to track GPU market Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:04:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20069@/talks/discussions Make sure to track GPU market if you want good card for video editing.

Dealers and some sellers talk about possible brief prices crash.

Most probably it'll be form of 1-2 day sales with good discounts.

Degradation: One area of cameras that sells well - instant print cameras Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:35:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20067@/talks/discussions image

Capitalism: Camera Manufacturers and investment funds or banks who control them Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:32:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20058@/talks/discussions image

This is Nikon owners chart.

Actually the only thing this guys want is to get moderate profits, warrantied.
Same thing is true for all major manufacturer.
Top management did not like risk or fast innovations anyway, but now they had been told to maximize margins on most products.
Nikon and Canon are still allowed to have consumer oriented cameras where margins are small and that sell mostly during sales.
As this allows them to show big volume and keep things good.