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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 02:33 am
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Jesse Weedman
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Had to join the form, share a few pics, after coming here a zillion times after googling the make and model, I have restored one fan already, recently I have purchased 2 Hunter Zephair 1940s 16 inch fans, here at my current job area Louisiana, (60$ for both, 1 full aluminum, one with a steel blade) which to my delight after a light sanding in preparation for painting, I found they were aluminum, at this point I decided to go with a full aluminum polish, restoration, Just gonna post a few pics and will share some when I am finished, fans are fun, I often feel like a huge nerd because of enjoying fans so much (that coming from a self admitted nerd lol) but hey I can find them for cheap every now and then, they are usually a nice solid item interesting, gratifying item to restore, parts can be found, best of all, the older ones are really as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional! These old finger choppers keep up with many new ones twice the size! Gonna add a few pics. most are my current project Hunter Zephair, but will throw in one or two of my first a Cold Wave, as well.I will also add some pictures of the full restoration when it is complete! These old fans are the good stuff, made when it mattered if items lasted for more than a few years or not, I despise the current disposable products, engineered/planned obsolescence. See attached video for more info on planned/engineered obsolescence.


























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 Posted: Thu May 11th, 2017 01:49 am
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I completely agree with you about the planned obsolescence crap that's been going on in America and around the world. The US Government (e.g. the FCC) only made that worse when they "Mandated" Digital Television back in 2009 which to me was the biggest government push for waste and planned obsolescence ever done in the History of the world (and then all of the other countries in the world followed suit shortly after but they waited several more years than we did) anyways why I think that the DTV Transition that was touted by the FCC as the next best thing was the biggest crock ever was because of the fact that there were many people who had TVs that were 20-40 years old that were still working and being used by many families in the US that as soon as the DTV Transition happened almost all of those perfectly good TVs ended up in landfills and in Ghana (as the Documentery you posted pointed out) which is the largest government sponsered advocation of inappropriate waste disposal/planned obsolescence ever which shouldn't of ever happened but the FCC and other related government agencies where in the pockets of the electronics companies and they definitely got bribed by those companies to institute that DTV Transition because the eletronics companies were tired of people not going out and buying new TVs when they still had perfectly good TVs from as far back as the 1960s that were still working that they were using and because of that they weren't buying the newfangled Plasma and LCD TVs, so then the electronics companies decided to bribe the FCC and other related agencies to mandate a time when the old NTSC TVs could no longer be used so that people would then HAVE to buy the new Flatpanel TVs (and interestingly enough since there was so much outcry against this the FCC had to have companies make converter boxes for the old NTSC Tuner TVs Because people didn't want to give up their old TVs because originally the FCC wasn't planning on having converter boxes made and sold). And the proof that the DTV Transition was nothing more than Government mandated Planned Obsolences is that None of the Flatpanel TVs that have been made within the past 15 years have had a lifespan of anything more than 2-3 years at the most before they die and then need to be replaced again, when compared to the old CRT Televisions that had an average lifespan of 25+ years or more before they needed replacement or service. So with the new Flatpanel Technology you'd expect to spend over $100,000 or more to replace your TVs in the amount of time that the Average CRT would of lasted which costed on average only $300-$500 to buy once, whereas you'd be buying about 10 Flatpanel TVs in about 25 years time.That's just my 2 cents worth about the Planned Obsolecence crap, and why I think that the Government needs to go and screw itself and then bring back NTSC Television and Bring Back the CRT Television and Non-Planned Obsolesence and stop being so wasteful of our tax money and spending it on worthless crap like making us go to a TV standard that's worse (not better) than NTSC was and selling our TV Airwaves supposedly to the Police and the Fire Departments which didn't need them in the first place because their previous system was just fine.
All the more reasons the Bush Administration was nothing more than a crock and a wasteful administration.

Sorry for my long rant but I am seriously upset at our government because they stupidly and foolishly fell to pressure from corporate giants around the world. 

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 Posted: Wed May 17th, 2017 01:56 am
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Right on, bribes have a lot to do with it, I half wonder if the leds/HD t.v's aren't better at producing deeper beta (hypnotic/suggetive) brain wave states, that is what the push was about.

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I think what you said about the flat-panel tvs producing a deeper hypnotic wave than CRTs did is indeed correct because whenever you play games on your computer (which have Flat-panel monitors) or read on a Kindle Fire or some other related tablet device they say that there's an issue with people not being able to fall asleep or what not from looking at an LCD Screen because the LCD Screens radiate a certain type of radiation that causes you to not be able to fall asleep very well and also messes with your eyes (and we all remember hearing the old wives tale that if you watched an old CRT Television in the dark that you'll ruin your eyes, well LCD TVs are twice as bad as CRT were on your eyes when you watch them in the dark).

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 Posted: Wed May 17th, 2017 07:45 pm
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Levi Mevis wrote: I think what you said about the flat-panel tvs producing a deeper hypnotic wave than CRTs did is indeed correct because whenever you play games on your computer (which have Flat-panel monitors) or read on a Kindle Fire or some other related tablet device they say that there's an issue with people not being able to fall asleep or what not from looking at an LCD Screen because the LCD Screens radiate a certain type of radiation that causes you to not be able to fall asleep very well and also messes with your eyes (and we all remember hearing the old wives tale that if you watched an old CRT Television in the dark that you'll ruin your eyes, well LCD TVs are twice as bad as CRT were on your eyes when you watch them in the dark).
It has more to do with the color temperature of the light.  Most led screens seem to output light that's 4500* Kelvin or higher (6000* Kelvin) which is well into the spectrum that our brain interprets as daylight.  Apple (and I'm sure Android, similarly) addressed this with the "night shift" function on iphones that pushes the color temperature of the screen down towards 2700* Kelvin.  The result is a screen that looks considerably more yellow (like sunset).  IME the use of the "night shift" function has helped me get to sleep better if I'm using the phone right before I go to sleep.

But let's be clear that Apple has cornered the market on planned obsolescence...

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