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Old September 1 2013, 06:39 PM   #46
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

Popcorn button on our microwave strikes again. The victim from 20 minutes ago:
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Old September 3 2013, 08:27 AM   #47
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

^One of the best ways to alleviate that is to put the bag on an inverted dish of some kind to raise it off the bottom of the microwave. I've had much success that way getting more kernels popped without burning anything.
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Old September 4 2013, 02:13 AM   #48
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

I've always wondered what would happen if I put the bag in upside down. The "This side up!" warning on there just seems so emphatic it's got to be more than just some unpopped popcorn.
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Old September 4 2013, 03:09 AM   #49
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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I think the last time I ate popcorn was years ago. It was from a bag, and it tasted like eating salted nothing.
Salted nothing with butter, usually
Butter on popcorn is not particularly common in Italy, usually it's served with salt only.
Well, that's just stupid.

On the telephone side conversation: I don't technically have anything to add to it. However, I did find out recently that European phones and American phones looked different. The one trekkiedane posted was inspired by the modernist movement and the Bauhaus school and was entirely about efficiency of function. This was the American equivalent, which had the cool sloping sides that made things look more snug and cozy. Like I said, that doesn't add anything. I was just bored last week and saw a tv program that mentioned it.
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Old September 4 2013, 04:55 AM   #50
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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I've always wondered what would happen if I put the bag in upside down. The "This side up!" warning on there just seems so emphatic it's got to be more than just some unpopped popcorn.
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Old September 4 2013, 05:55 AM   #51
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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Salted nothing with butter, usually
Butter on popcorn is not particularly common in Italy, usually it's served with salt only.
Well, that's just stupid.

On the telephone side conversation: I don't technically have anything to add to it. However, I did find out recently that European phones and American phones looked different. The one trekkiedane posted was inspired by the modernist movement and the Bauhaus school and was entirely about efficiency of function. This was the American equivalent, which had the cool sloping sides that made things look more snug and cozy. Like I said, that doesn't add anything. I was just bored last week and saw a tv program that mentioned it.
Neat!

Sorry, old technology fascinates me.
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Old September 4 2013, 11:44 AM   #52
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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Salted nothing with butter, usually
Butter on popcorn is not particularly common in Italy, usually it's served with salt only.
Well, that's just stupid.
Can't say I disagree.

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When I think of "telephone" or "phone," I still get this mental image:

This was the one we had in our old home when I was a kid. I still remember the rrrrrrrrr-tk sound it made when you turned the dial. Ah, memories...

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Old September 4 2013, 02:53 PM   #53
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

The thing I can never work out is why, when those phones were ubiquitous, did they make the UK emergency service number 999, which by my reckoning is the 4th most time consuming 3 digit number you can dial?

Why not make it 111?
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Old September 4 2013, 03:02 PM   #54
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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The thing I can never work out is why, when those phones were ubiquitous, did they make the UK emergency service number 999, which by my reckoning is the 4th most time consuming 3 digit number you can dial?

Why not make it 111?
Because 111 could be dialed too easy by mistake

Time for an anecdote from the old days:

On phones of the age of mine you could dial the number of the local newspaper, 11 11 11, merely by knocking on the chassis six times

ETA: The words "HJÆLP - DREJ 000" prominently displayed on my phone, mean "HELP - DIAL 000" -the winner of the category of most time consuming three-digit numbers to dial on a rotary Phone... nope, has to be capitalised: Most Time Consuming Three-digit Number to Dial on a Rotary Telephone! -yeah, much better that way
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Old September 4 2013, 03:09 PM   #55
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

In Italy, most emergency numbers are 11x based:

112 - Carabinieri
113 - State Police
115 - Fire brigade
118 - Medical emergency

Etc.
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Old September 4 2013, 03:11 PM   #56
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^I notice the lack of an 111 number in your list
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Old September 4 2013, 03:12 PM   #57
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Shhh! That's the secret number.
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Old September 4 2013, 03:14 PM   #58
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Different numbers for different services? Confusing!

The last thing I want to be doing when burning to death is trying to remember which number calls the Fire Service
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Old September 4 2013, 03:15 PM   #59
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^Nice hiding place for it! - right next to the current super-public pan-European emergency number: 112
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Old September 4 2013, 03:22 PM   #60
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Different numbers for different services? Confusing!

The last thing I want to be doing when burning to death is trying to remember which number calls the Fire Service
Yeah, can't argue with that. However, every number will connect you to the relevant service you need. When in doubt, 113 is considered the general-purpose emergency number.

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^Nice hiding place for it! - right next to the current super-public pan-European emergency number: 112
Which is still not active here.
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