#qi-hardware IRC log for Saturday, 2016-04-23

azkay__Well that was annoying. Bought new solder the other day, as mine wasn't really working. Not flux core or something? And didn't have any flux10:48
azkay__Anyway, new solder came. I got it a little thicker than the last and my iron doesn't want to melt it unless I leave it on (too long)10:48
eintopfis it true that Ta, which is required for tantal capacitors isn't available (as resource) in 2020 anymore?12:55
eintopfI saw that in tv, was about smartphones producing12:56
whitequarkeintopf: no, it's not true15:00
whitequarkwe have at least 110000 t of economically extractable Ta15:01
whitequarkthe yearly consumption is about 1000 t15:01
whitequark(excluding recycled)15:02
eintopfwhitequark: but these tantal capacitors are also not good ones?17:13
whitequarkwhat's not good about them?18:15
Action: DocScrutinizer05 wonders how hard it can be to get some decent solder wire21:58
DocScrutinizer05and the thinner the better usually21:58
DocScrutinizer05and I can't think of solder wire so think that a standard soldering iron _cannot_melt_it_21:58
DocScrutinizer05whitequark: maybe eintopf refers to the coltan political issues?22:01
whitequarkno, most of the reserves are in Brazil22:01
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