1. SubscriberFMF
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!!!
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    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]
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    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.
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    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
    😀
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    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?
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    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.....
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    23 Apr '13 02:381 edit
    Originally posted by Kepler
    The same reason toast usually falls butter side down.
    answered above. deleted by me.
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    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.
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