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It also seems that now SPARC's site is now infected with viruses... Go figure, you tick off a hacker community, and you in turn shall be hacked!!!
I just heard about it through /.It appears multiple SPARC sites are now banned by Firefox and Chrome. Amusing.My prediction is that once higher ups and engineers at SPARC hear what the lawfirm has done, it'll all be retracted in embarrassment.If I was SparkFun, I'd bypass the lawfirm and go to SI directly.btw, SoR got a letter like this once. Apparently I infringed upon a copyright by accident and got a lawsuit threat. I bypassed the 'lawfirm' and chatted with the company owner, and got things settled real fast at a very mature level.
Quote from: galannthegreat on October 23, 2009, 07:04:17 PMIt also seems that now SPARC's site is now infected with viruses... Go figure, you tick off a hacker community, and you in turn shall be hacked!!!I don’t particularly like that statement.
God fearing americans... Man... They have been hitting our community so hard, First with that lead-free thing (which also affected small companies)
Really? and it got resolved that easily?
(Lead - Free products isn't a health concern, we probably drink more lead that we will ever solder but it's an antihacking tool)
Quote from: TrickyNekro on October 24, 2009, 05:03:08 AM(Lead - Free products isn't a health concern, we probably drink more lead that we will ever solder but it's an antihacking tool) I've read some misinterpretation of RoHS directives on hobbyist forums, but this is the worst...1. As admin said, it's European.2. You can use lead-free solder. It's a little less comfortable, but totally doable with the right tools.3. You can still buy non lead-free solder legally, but you cannot sell products that contains are not completely lead-free. If we see less and less leaded solder in stores it's just becausethe industry is moving toward lead-free everywhere. They won't produce leaded solder just for hobbyist...4. The main objectives of RoHS is: - reduce the rejection of hazardous substance in the environment through , which could eventually end up in your water, food, ... - to protect people who assemble electronic products (NOT hobbyist, unless you solder 8 hours/day. In this case you're not a hobbyist IMHO :p) But it is NOT meant to protect direct consumers of electronic products. How often do you see a directly accessible circuit board in a product?There are other (semi-serious) concerns with RoHS, see the wikipedia article; but this conspiracy theory is just BS... sorry to be harsh but this is not the first time that the RoHS directives are completely misunderstood by people in this forum.Chelmi.
you cannot sell products that contains are not completely lead-free.
I sure hope you made a typographical error in your first sentence, because it doesn’t make much sense.
I shall make a web site called Society O' Robotsnot of, o'
Including yourself. Mainly because you are unclear when you say "you" in:Quoteyou cannot sell products that contains are not completely lead-free.Which by itself is poor grammar. "You" in your statement is people inside a RoHS-affected country? Or outside? You are not clear.I (not in a RoHS country) can sell lead products into a RoHS country under certain circumstances. The products I sell to RoHS countries contain no lead and state such. I can sell "leaded or unleaded" in the U.S.