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David Ashton
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Re: Tsk tsk Max!!
David Ashton   11/27/2013 4:00:36 PM
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@Karen.... "....threatening to make our lawyers' heads explode"

Wait till they hear there may be non-US / Canada residents there!!

Max The Magnificent
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Re: I remember it well
Max The Magnificent   11/27/2013 2:24:48 PM
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@Crusty: ...The Offical Crusty Secrets Act, which can only be broken with large libations of alcohol.

We MUST get you out to EE Live! 2014 -- if there's one thing Adam and Duane and myself excel at, it's consuming large quantities of alcohol :-)

Crusty1
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Re: How would you judge?
Crusty1   11/27/2013 2:18:09 PM
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@Duane: In my case the burns would be palm prints, as that 300 Watt soldering iron I mentioned, used to rest on a bunsen burner tripod. Two of us working at one bench, it had to happen, my co-worker put the iron the wrong way round, so i got the heating element embossed in my closed hand. Ouch. After nearly 60 years the marks are almost gone, but the memory lingers on.

 

Crusty1
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Re: I remember it well
Crusty1   11/27/2013 2:12:59 PM
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@Max : How do you think I went from being an Electronics Engineer to an Assurance Engineer for Fire Safety, in one of the divisions of an English Underground Railway system?

Probably this knowledge must remain undisclosed, due to the Offical Crusty Secrets Act, which can only be broken with large libations of alcohol.

Crusty :LOL

Duane Benson
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Re: How would you judge?
Duane Benson   11/27/2013 12:35:59 PM
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Maybe the best criteria would be to count the number of finger burns. Whomever has the most burnmarks on their fingers wins.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Tsk tsk Max!!
Max The Magnificent   11/27/2013 12:33:55 PM
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@kfield: ....threatening to make our lawyers' heads explode...

Ever heard the expression "two birds with one stone"? LOL

Max The Magnificent
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Re: I remember it well
Max The Magnificent   11/27/2013 12:32:11 PM
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@Crusry: It seems to me basic soldering skills are something that needs to be taught on the bench, preferably in a flame proof room.

I'm getting the feeling that there's a tale to be told here...

Max The Magnificent
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Re: How would you judge?
Max The Magnificent   11/27/2013 12:30:50 PM
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@Duane: The same standard has different levels: Class I (the minimum acceptable), Class II (appropriate for consumer goods), Class III (military & hi-reliability).

Maybe keep it simple like "Professional" and "Hobbyist" -- but it does sound like you would be a good man to be in charge of the judging criteria :-)

kfield
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Tsk tsk Max!!
kfield   11/27/2013 12:29:59 PM
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Sheesh Max, here you go again threatening to make our lawyers' heads explode hosting a soldering competition at a live event. But (and it's a big but) if our readers want, er demand it, I will start looking into it. I'd hate to face your wrath if I didn't deliver.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Getting nasty
Max The Magnificent   11/27/2013 12:29:04 PM
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@zeeglen: ...And yes, been there...

The main thing is you aren't bitter :-)

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