Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Trekker4747, Aug 30, 2013.
Well, I do stay on the cutting edge of technology!
Does your phone also have this new-fangled "Mute-button"?
Whenever you do not press it the person on the other side won't hear any sound from your side!
Apparently you're supposed to wait until the pops are 2-3 seconds apart for perfect popcorn. If you don't have this button. It's written on some of the packages. Any longer and it will start to dry out/burn.
No, but mine does have an exclusive "tap the cradle a few times to clear the line," feature.
^That is almost as cool as the someone called while you were out-capability of my model: You balance a small coin on the receiver before you leave home, if the coin has fallen down when you return, you can be sure that at least one person tried calling you when you were out!
Either that, or the cat's been up on the telephone-table.
Popcorn button on our microwave strikes again. The victim from 20 minutes ago:
^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.
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.
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.
the galaxy implodes
Sorry, old technology fascinates me.
Can't say I disagree.
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...
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
In Italy, most emergency numbers are 11x based:
112 - Carabinieri
113 - State Police
115 - Fire brigade
118 - Medical emergency
^I notice the lack of an 111 number in your list
Shhh! That's the secret number.
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
^Nice hiding place for it! - right next to the current super-public pan-European emergency number: 112
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.
Which is still not active here.
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