The article states he was fiddling with a cable. It’s not much of a logical leap that the cable referenced was being positioned for soldering. That aside, a soldering iron should never be dangling in the first place. When not in use, the proper place is in its soldering station.
So if I’m reseating an IDE cable, I’m fiddling and soldering?
Plus I lost the little stand an iron once had and did let it dangle, I knew the length of cable. Safer than setting it on a desk.
Dude, you’re almost the stereotypical parody jerks like Colbert and Liebowitz like to rail against when they bring up conservatives. Way to to confirm it.