The main point of my post was questioning the logic that major drug manufacturers are outsourcing significant portions of their manufacturing leading to this issue. Rather than it being caused by smaller genetic manufacturers. Especially since the bulk of antibiotics are generic at this point.
Not to mention the hair-splitting the alastronomers use to keep from admitting that the Earth and Moon are a binary planet such that the orbit of either one around Sol has a strong sinusoidal component.
I thought the distinction was that the center of the Earth and Moon's mass was still within the physical circumstance of the planet. While binary planets have that center of mass somewhere between the planet's. That doesn't seem like splitting hairs to me. That seems to be a pretty clear distinction.
Who here can fix a motherboard on a washer or dryer? anyone?
That depends on what component is fried. A dried up or blown electrolytic capacitor, no problem. Some small poorly marked discrete component, might be tough to figure out the proper capacitance (or whatever). Some mystery IC, good luck.
The problem isn't the physical act of replacing the component (except in size constrained devices, like smartphones). The problem is identifying the failed component.
And yet, we still have small website operators here. They just don't manage their own checkout process. It does sound like you have more strenuous record keeping regulations though, and the tax inclusive price thing would be a pain.
All this "fix" probably does is heat and cool the board evenly to cause it to flatten out.
Relevant quotes from the article you posted:
The FBI said Friday that technical analysis had revealed links to North Korean-developed malware, including lines of code and encryption algorithms.
That is circumstantial evidence. Certainly not a smoking gun.
A White House spokesman said on Thursday that the United States would consider a "proportional response" if it determined that North Korea was behind the hacking. He did not rule out an attack on North Korean computer systems.
That is a pretty important if.
Also, the Japanese attacked a federal military installation.
By all means, if you want to pull pallets for at best $15 of materials, go for it. I have better uses for my time.