Member #394180

Member Since: December 31, 2012

Country: United States

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  • 1) Yes there were bans before. Many of them were wrong, too. Just because we were wrong in the past doesn’t mean we have to be wrong today. We don’t have to be angry about the past bans because they were in the past and can’t be changed now. This ban is happening in front of our eyes as we type, so anger can actually accomplish something.

    2) More people are killed each year by drunk drivers than by all the terror attacks on this country, ever. We could save more lives with universal seatbelt use than by barring all refugees. Servers and workstations aren’t sick people who were coming to this country for medical procedures they couldn’t get at home. They aren’t people who simply wanted to change planes in JFK on a flight from Costa Rica to Glasgow. They aren’t legal permanent residents with US government-issued documents giving them the right to live in this country. And IT technicians aren’t constitutionally bound to respect the religious freedoms and legal rights of the servers. The analogy is weak.

  • Some colonists came here for religious freedom. Others came for gold, land, penal servitude and economic indenture. Others were enslaved.

    The Protestant Reformation was a reaction against the corrupt papal practices of the time. It did not involve migration to America. The Puritans in New England came to get away from their fellow Protestants in England, as did the Catholics in Maryland. William Penn actually set up Pennsylvania as a place of religious freedom and tolerance. Your attempt to make religious intolerance the basis for the founding of this nation is based on a misunderstanding of historical facts.

  • DHS officials also thought green card holders were exempt, then orders came from the White House to apply the ruling to them, too. After the protests, public outcry and restraining orders, the White House announced that green card holders would be given “dispensations” after special examinations.

    During some of the examinations, green card holders were pressured to “voluntarily” give up their permanent residencies.

    So no, they were not exempt from the harassment and detentions.

  • There actually was a tech talk on bench top power supplies for a few minutes. As I was submitting my comment on power supplies, I got a 404 and this showed up instead.

  • there was in fact no law broken (at this time)

    Preventing green card holders, aka permanent legal residents, from returning to their US homes is in fact illegal according to multiple federal judges and 16 states attorney generals. Not complying with federal courts orders is also illegal. DHS personnel were documented doing both over the weekend.

  • I read every word. I also heard what Trump and his advisors said. I stand by my post

  • Amen brothers. Without immigration, not just SparkFun, but the entire USA would not exist. As someone who arrived in this country as a Cold War refugee and spent years on a green card before becoming a naturalized citizen, I cannot understand what is happening today. The only hopeful sign that I see is the number of people protesting the astonishing reversal of American kindness and generosity.

    For all those who think this attack is only on a small group and that it doesn’t affect them, remember John Donne’s words:

    No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

  • Other reasons to use a bench supply over a wall wart? Bench supplies just look way cooler. The more indicators and digital meters you have, the more your friends and neighbors will think you’re a mad scientist. When they’re scared to enter your workshop, you’ve arrived.

    I guess also the fact that you can turn off the supply without having to unplug it.

  • Actually, I’ve seen lots of signs at other companies that basically say that very thing and I was wondering if Sparkfun was doing it, too. Nate’s reply answered my question (no, they’re not) and I’m happy. If you consider a concern about whether a company is trying to be truly inclusive or just going along with a marketing gimmick a personal hangup, well I guess I’m well and truly hungup.

No public wish lists :(