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17-07-2020, 10:06   #1
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Things universal

I hate there is more than one type electric socket. This should be made standard so I don't need to have three types. Also with phone chargers I have to get a new connection most times I change phone for spare.

What other things should be?
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17-07-2020, 10:07   #2
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I hate there is more than one type electric socket. This should be made standard so I don't need to have three types. Also with phone chargers I have to get a new connection most times I change phone for spare.

What other things should be?
Nearly all phones nowadays use USB type c. Except apple of course..
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I hate there is more than one type electric socket. This should be made standard so I don't need to have three types. Also with phone chargers I have to get a new connection most times I change phone for spare.

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What three types of electric socket are you talking about? North American, UK/Ireland and Euro are three main ones you'll encounter, but within Ireland?
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The amount of time, effort and money put into time zones is mind bending.

We should have a universal Earth time. 8pm in Ireland is 8 pm in California is 8 pm in Australia.

Don't get me started on leap seconds Let them build up and have a day of it in ten thousand years or so.
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17-07-2020, 10:20   #5
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Having different languages is stupid.
Everyone should speak French, such a beautiful language.
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Everyone should speak French, such a beautiful language.
C'est une idee merde
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The amount of time, effort and money put into time zones is mind bending.

We should have a universal Earth time. 8pm in Ireland is 8 pm in California is 8 pm in Australia.

Don't get me started on leap seconds Let them build up and have a day of it in ten thousand years or so.
That was the way it was for a long time, when it didn't matter. Then someone invented shipping, and it was very quickly discovered that not having time zones was an insufferable, unworkable plaster. In short, it's been tried and found wanting.
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That was the way it was for a long time, when it didn't matter. Then someone invented shipping, and it was very quickly discovered that not having time zones was an insufferable, unworkable plaster. In short, it's been tried and found wanting.
It has not been tried. A lack of any time zones is not the same as one universally agreed on time zone. The problem with shipping/trains was that destination might be 20 minutes off the time from source.
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It has not been tried. A lack of any time zones is not the same as one universally agreed on time zone. The problem with shipping/trains was that destination might be 20 minutes off the time from source.
Oh, I see what you mean now - that'll teach me to read. But there is no way in Hell a single, global TZ is going to happen. I'm just grateful for UTC.
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Irish milk should be the only milk available worldwide.
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Oh, I see what you mean now - that'll teach me to read. But there is no way in Hell a single, global TZ is going to happen. I'm just grateful for UTC.
Might not happen, but it should. China should have three or four but they're like "nah, one will do us" and they're very happy about it.

Also it would have been great if the whole world agreed on what side of the road was best to drive on...
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Irish milk should be the only milk available worldwide.
It's not that great. I believed in this hype about Irish milk and thought we were the only country who had such milk. Czech milk is lovely
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The dates should be formatted in order Day/Month/Year not this Month/Day /Year nonsense.
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It's not that great. I believed in this hype about Irish milk and thought we were the only country who had such milk. Czech milk is lovely
A-ha ! Another Czech Dairy Operative sowing dissent, Im onto you......
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The dates should be formatted in order Day/Month/Year not this Month/Day /Year nonsense.
Year/Month/Day is naturally self sorting.
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