Originally Posted by rluker5
I might still order from there.
But I have the advantage of working at a chemical factory. If I explained the situation to my supervisor I should be able to suit up to class C hazmat no problem and class B if I bring back the scuba gear. I also have a part bag of copper hydroxide powder just laying around in my work area since some customers have been wanting it in their biocides lately. Put a little of that into solution and you should be able to wipe those viruses dead in no time with only slight to moderate risk of destroying your electronics through residual copper oxide films.
I wouldn't want to contaminate my garage though. Maybe just keep the suit, biocide and package bagged up in my trunk and drive out to some state park and do it in the woods. Or rent a storage unit in the boonies.
The supervisor would probably want me to also wipe down their stuff from aliexpress though :/
A sink, warm water, and dish soap should be perfectly sufficient for those paranoid types who are prone to eating off motherboards or licking their fingers/rubbing their eyes while assembling systems.
Originally Posted by 8051
Isn't anyone worried about backdoors in PRC high tech gear anymore?
I'm curious enough to watch network traffic coming from a Zhaoxin board a bit more closely than I normally would, but otherwise, no.
Backdoors installed by the PCR is mostly a concern for those who have been entrusted with sensitive information, or Chinese nationals who fall under PRC jurisdiction. Plenty of other, more credible threats to my privacy and security, closer to home.
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