Ah yes, my options are to destroy the planet conforming to the 2y upgrade cycle or sacrifice my personal security by running an unsupported phone, what a great choice https://www.fastcompany.com/90165365/smartphones-are-wrecking-the-planet-faster-than-anyone-expected
@ehashman I've never been able to get hardware to last that long in the first place, by a year and a half my battery's usually unusable :/
@tseivara I have paid for battery replacements (significantly cheaper than a new phone)
@ehashman tbh I didn't realize that was a thing you could do anymore
I assumed that died with removable batteries
@tseivara oh yeah, I think almost all manufacturers will let you ship in your phone for a battery replacement (or you can find a local place to do it cheaper)
@ehashman Say what you will about Apple...
@ehashman Or don't have a smartphone... also a pretty shit option.
@ehashman You might be interested in the Fairphone if you're looking for a phone with a much longer lifecycle.
@ehashman @bhtooefr They're comparing the energy use of a phone to the energy use of a phone, and giving the relative energy use of all of tech without looking at the benefit we derive from tech, not the energy use of the alternatives to tech (whatever those are - the equivalent of a smartphone is what, libraries full of books and thousands of miles of driving?). What we really need to know is the fraction of our own ecological footprint we can save by changing behavior.
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