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#3579 of 3623 Re: Question... [steve_]
Jul 02, 2012 (5:22 pm)
Interesting article. Tin whiskers are unavoidable without the Pb that should be in the solder alloy.
#3580 of 3623 Re: Question... [imidazol97]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 02, 2012 (5:28 pm)
Nothing like unintended consequences shutting down a few satellites eh?
I wouldn't want to be near the assembly line where they are soldering the stuff though.
#3581 of 3623 Re: Question... [steve_]
Jul 02, 2012 (6:31 pm)
I had no idea they had abandoned lead in PB construction. To many eco nuts allowed to be involved in policy. Maybe those people killed in SUA should be suing the Feds or whichever agency is making poor regulations.
I see old TVs in the dumpsters at my storage all the time. Off to the landfill.
#3582 of 3623 Re: I thought [imidazol97]
Jul 02, 2012 (7:26 pm)
Well, to be fair, Camry and Prius seem to attract drivers who often are less than "with it" when on the road..
Floormat issue was a horrible coincidence, IMO.
#3584 of 3623 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:13 pm)
An 80 year old guy hit the gas on his new SL63 AMG and ended up in the bank manager's office of my local Chase bank. Not a word in the paper. Does MB keep a tighter rein on the news than Toyota? Though this guy did not try to lie his way out of responsibility. He was apologetic to the manager for making a huge mess of his office Friday just before closing time.
#3585 of 3623 Re: . [gagrice]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:30 pm)
Exactly. MB had no news to suppress. Pedal misapplication is not news, unless it's a Toyota and the oblivious driver doesn't want to admit a mistake.
And that 80 year old is doing it right - not only by admitting simple error and moving on, but by daring to live it up in a car like that at his age to begin with. Excellent
#3586 of 3623 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 12, 2012 (8:45 pm)
It was a pretty little car. The girls in the bank all felt so sorry for him. At least no one was hurt the boss had stepped out of his office. Mercedes built to break the bank.