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Comment Re:So what should we do? (Score 1) 552

No need to get agitated there my friend :)
You seem to have missed my point. I didnt mean amateur, entry level 50 year old technology soldering tip on a stick products.
I meant professional level >$500 units meant for business use, fm203 / fm206 / rf810 - they all suck balls in one or more aspects from alarm clock UI to non stackable toy like case of 810.

951 is the cheapest decent soldering station hakko makes (T12/T15 cartridges) Its comparable to higher end wellers/jbc (C245), yet still uses hilarious and infuriating four buttons and 5 clicks to change anything interface + loud beeping.

Comment Re:So what should we do? (Score 1) 552

under $100 on Amazon? lol I mean the real equipment, not chinese counterfeit garbage. You need at least 2 temp settings for two dif solder types, you need quick and intuitive airflow manipulation for rework. I mean fm203 / rf810, not 50 year old separate tip and heater technology your grandpa used to use.

Comment Re:So what should we do? (Score 1) 552

Production? manually with soldering iron? are you from 1985 too? Soldering stations in factory are used for rework, and you NEED at least a couple of settings for different loads (air speed for socket vs 0402). Things like FR-810 are pretty much unusable garbage compared to older models with actual knobs.

Comment where men are men, women are also men, and .... (Score 1, Interesting) 225

Its pretty obvious what is happening here.
Extrapolating from good old 'where men are men, women are also men, and children are FBI agents' we can safely assume this is an FBI sting operation aiming to lure Snowden with some juicy ass photos into leaving Russia. FBI went one step further preemptively asserting their answer to obligatory TITS or GTFO.

Comment oh, the FEELS (Score 2) 786

not this again :/

Recent talk by Sheldon Cooper sums this topic pretty nicely (around 35.30 minutes in)
We DONT CARE about feelings, we care about absolutes. I wont cater to some alien (to me) social norms just because you are a precious snowflake, I will tell you outright what is wrong ('this code is garbage' etc).

This is also pretty good and on topic

Comment Re:Fake overclocking (Score 2) 89

My AMD FX-8320E can easily have the base clocked cranked up to around 4.5Ghz-4.6Ghz..... I have yet to find a game or program that my chip can't just blow through

  types that don't know shit about CPU arches and think cranking an i3 is gonna somehow make them competitive with an i7, so for them...yay I guess?

oh, how wrong you are :)
try World of Tanks ( ), SINGLE THREADED game written in python (and some ActionScript!) of all the languages :)
You will find your FX overclocked to 4.6GHz barely pushing 60fps, and being beaten by $30 Intel cpus. Doesnt really matter if its Core2, pentium, i3 i5 or i7, all that counts is MHz and raw IPC.

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