One of the more incompetent spam messages I have received ...

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But I don’t even make costumes!

I got something similar so I updated my information and they sent me a million dollars.

[quote author=Nick Gammon date=1450825799 link=msg=2532187] But I don't even make costumes![/quote] A typo. It should have read "Cost-u-more".

I think something is missing from that screenshot…

Another spelling fail:

Your Account Will Be Limited , Until We Here From You .

I just got an email from The Approval Department. It said "Your cash has arrived." I hate cash, so I deleted the email. Now if they had told me my 60/40 solder has arrived....

dmjlambert: I just got an email from The Approval Department. It said "Your cash has arrived." I hate cash, so I deleted the email. Now if they had told me my 60/40 solder has arrived....

I prefer 62/36/2 (the Radio Shack solder with 2% silver). Best solder I've ever used.

I prefer 62/36/2 (the Radio Shack solder with 2% silver). Best solder I've ever used.

Why .

LarryD: Why .

Why what? Why do I think it's the best I've ever used?

  • Great flux (easily wets the joint)
  • Virtually no smoke
  • Virtually no flux residue left behind
  • Solidifies bright and shiny
  • Flows like water

I prefer 62/36/2 (the Radio Shack solder with 2% silver). Best solder I've ever used.

LarryD: Why .

Why what?

I believe my "Why" is referring to the quote I quoted in my post #7 ;)

I have not used the product you referred to and was interest "Why" you liked the solder.

LarryD:
I believe my “Why” is referring to the quote I quoted in my post #7 :wink:

I have not used the product you referred to and was interest “Why” you liked the solder.

Ah I see…

In the past I’ve used Kester-44 60/40, Ersin “multicore” and several others who’s name I don’t recall.

The Kester solder has stinky, smoky, messy flux which has to be cleaned off the board or else it absorbs humidity from the air, turns from dark brown to a light foamy brown (if you’ve ever seen the crema on espresso, that’s exactly what it turns into) and worst of all, the tan colored slop is conductive (100K ohms or less!)

The Ersin also has smoky, stinky flux, but nowhere near as bad as Kester.

The others either have lousy flux or they’re not perfectly eutectic (the alloy constituents freeze at different rates, resulting in a dull “cold solder joint” appearance).

Then one day I had to do a repair job on an ancient Tek oscilloscope that used silver plated ceramic bars as terminal strips. In order not to dissolve the silver off the ceramic, you need to use a silver bearing solder.

So, I bought a little roll of the Radio Shack 0.022 diameter 62/36/2 solder.

WOW was I impressed! The flux is VERY active, but it leaves almost nothing behind. The solidified flux is clear to light tan, and it doesn’t absorb humidity.

The joints freeze perfectly shiny (meaning that the alloy is perfectly eutectic), the flux doesn’t smoke up the room, and it barely has any odor at all.

All the other solders I’ve used gave me asthma attacks… I needed to use an exhaust fan with them… but not with the Radio Shack stuff.

Several months ago when it looked like RS was going out of business, I bought a bunch (50 to be exact!) of rolls of the stuff, fearing that I wouldn’t be able to get a suitable replacement, and I had no desire to buy and try brand after brand to find a substitute.

But, RS is still in business and I’ve got enough solder to last… well a few months at least! :slight_smile:

the flux doesn't smoke up the room, and it barely has any odor at all . . . gave me asthma attacks...

That's a problem here. I bought a Fume Extractor Carbon Filter, a bit noisy but effective.

http://www.amazon.ca/Adjustable-Absorber-Remover-Extractor-Soldering/dp/B00RLEB6AG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1452284638&sr=8-5&keywords=soldering+filter

I'll have to try that solder out. .

Now I've got:

Dear Customer

Please be aware that your apple ID expire in less than 48 H. It is indispensable to perform an audit of your data is present, otherwise your apple ID will be destroyed. Just click the link below

Can an ID even be destroyed?

Anyway, the link leads to some vendor of Hockey equipment, so I find the threats a little hard to believe.

the link leads to some vendor of Hockey equipment

Bloody Canadian spam!

Pete

Krupski: I prefer 62/36/2 (the Radio Shack solder with 2% silver). Best solder I've ever used.

I had a roll of that as well and yeah it is good stuff. When I ran out I bought some Mutlicore (brand) of the same alloy which seems to be just as good.

Bloody Canadian spam!

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Made in USA

Good one, Larry :) Do I detect a vague resemblance to a certain Republican candidate for President King of the USA?

Pete

Now that you say that, his hands are a bit small ;)

Ach, you know what they say about small hands. :)

[quote author=Nick Gammon link=msg=2685223 date=1459196985] Ach, you know what they say about small hands. :) [/quote]

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/history-donald-trump-small-hands-insult/story?id=37395515

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