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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    22 Apr '13 03:42
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
  2. 22 Apr '13 05:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
    Its a psychological effect whereby you remember your failures better than your successes.
    Hint: most sockets have the 'thick side' down, so if you can't see the socket but can see the 'stick' or cable, then you can increase your chances. If its the back of a computer then the 'thick side' is usually to the left (when looking from the back).
  3. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    22 Apr '13 07:18
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
    Yeah. Gets on my tits, it does.
  4. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    22 Apr '13 07:56
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
    The same reason toast usually falls butter side down.
  5. 22 Apr '13 09:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
    and why do people only stand on up turned plugs, you never stand on the plastic back!!!
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Apr '13 09:28
    "Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why? (Quote from unkown source)" [flickr.com]
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Apr '13 10:10
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why does inserting a USB plug into an unsighted USB socket defy the law of averages? The first attempt to put the USB plug in is almost always thwarted by the end being the wrong way up.
    Just before insertion reverse.
    Same phenomena as looking in the last
    place first when you have lost your keys.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Apr '13 10:13
    Originally posted by Kepler
    The same reason toast usually falls butter side down.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttered_cat_paradox
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Apr '13 11:00
    Originally posted by Kepler
    The same reason toast usually falls butter side down.
    The USB plug is heavier on one side?
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Apr '13 11:01
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why? (Quote from unkown source)" [flickr.com]
    Adults KNOW why things are going to shyte.....
  11. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    22 Apr '13 12:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The USB plug is heavier on one side?
    No no, Murphy's Law. If it can go wrong it will. I prefer the quantum version myself, if it can go wrong it probably already has.
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 Apr '13 15:27
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why? (Quote from unkown source)" [flickr.com]
    No.
  13. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    22 Apr '13 19:53
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why?
    Because adults have children, that's why.
  14. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    23 Apr '13 02:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kepler
    The same reason toast usually falls butter side down.
    answered above. deleted by me.
  15. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    23 Apr '13 03:59
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    Yeah. Gets on my tits, it does.
    Well I'd imagine you're getting way lower than 50% success rate if that's where you're trying to insert your USB.