[time-nuts] RoHS Solder

SAIDJACK at aol.com SAIDJACK at aol.com
Thu Sep 24 23:38:11 UTC 2009

That's kind of part of the scam in my opinion, we now create much more  
electronic trash in the name of removing miniscule amounts of environmentally  
unsafe lead from products..
Forget about running your new Agilent counter for 25+ years like we used to 
 be able to do...
Another part of the scam is that only two companies (one a University if I  
remember correctly, one a Japanese company) hold the patents to the  Silver 
based solder that everyone now needs to use... And according to the USGS  
we are quickly running out of mineable Silver..
In a message dated 9/24/2009 16:23:23 Pacific Daylight Time,  
pete at petelancashire.com writes:

Another  article I will see if I can find it took a different
slant. Since it can  take two to three years for a whisker to
grow enough to cause a short. It  is a big plus for the
consumer industry. Finally a built in failure  mechanism to
force the consumer to have to buy again, and again, and  again.


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