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27-09-2013, 06:29 PM
God damn cords
I have accumulated two dozen cords over the past few years from electronic devices, and they all look identical. They all have USB on one end and a nearly identical but slightly different other end. All black. All approximately the same length.

In retrospect I should have labeled them all with some kind of sticker upon unboxing, but still, I have to ask WHY DO THEY DO THIS TO ME?

Why, after all these years, does every single electronic device need to use a slightly different cord? Can't someone design some kind of universal plug? Or a colour coding system so we know what cords are compatible with each device? Like, this camera uses a red and white striped cord, and this camera uses a black and purple horizontally-lined cord.

Come on, people!

We'd save millions of hours of man-hours every year with colour coding, pre-made labels, or a universal plug design for small electronic devices.

This is the year 2013!

We've already sent people to the moon!

We've found cures for diseases!

We've shot a probe out of our solar system!

We've harnessed the power of the atom!

We've managed to make computers so small they can be mounted on a fly!

We have self-driving cars!

But we can't agree on a practical way to identify our cords?

Balls!

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27-09-2013, 06:34 PM
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I'm also dealing with this problem. We recently had some work done to our basement, had a lot of stuff in storage. Of course when you are packing, you know exactly what cords go with what, and you're certain there will be no issue when you unpack. Now here I am terrified of the huge box of black cords in my basement. I'll figure it all out, but I agree, it could be made MUCH easier!

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27-09-2013, 06:51 PM
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Oh.
So this is not a thread about fashion.
Carry on.
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(I am not drunk yet. I just found out it's one of the plans for the evening, tho). Fucking frat boys.

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27-09-2013, 07:41 PM
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Haha, I have a huge box full of these! Utter madness! Confused

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27-09-2013, 07:53 PM
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Good point.

Also the symbols no longer mean anything to me.

Message to all the sockets on my laptop or the back of the airline seat in front of me with your hieroglyphic little icons.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE FOR!!

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27-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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(27-09-2013 06:51 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  (I am not drunk yet. I just found out it's one of the plans for the evening, tho). Fucking frat boys.

Is that one of the plans for the evening, then?

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27-09-2013, 08:57 PM
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(27-09-2013 08:50 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(27-09-2013 06:51 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  (I am not drunk yet. I just found out it's one of the plans for the evening, tho). Fucking frat boys.

Is that one of the plans for the evening, then?

Not really. I "pretend", just to fit in. My max is one. I discovered, unless I drink all the time, it's not good for me. (boring, I know). I think I'm allergic to the ingredients in most drinks ? Maybe the ester by-products ? Weeping
I run very early in the morning, and if I drink, it's a "bust".

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27-09-2013, 09:00 PM
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(27-09-2013 08:57 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Not really. I "pretend", just to fit in. My max is one. I discovered, unless I drink all the time, it's not good for me. (boring, I know). I think I'm allergic to the ingredients in most drinks ? Maybe the ester by-products ? Weeping
I run very early in the morning, and if I drink, it's a "bust".

That's not the that I was referring to.

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27-09-2013, 09:03 PM
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Use colored tape?
But yeah I get you, I have tons of cords in a bag where I have no idea what half of them are for and when I try to pick one up at least 10 are tied around it. What we need is to have cords that roll neatly when not being used.
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27-09-2013, 09:07 PM (This post was last modified: 27-09-2013 09:34 PM by Bucky Ball.)
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Hahahaha.
Sometimes I'm SO f'ing dense.

That's another story.
But no. He's a "first year" (resident) at Cedars-Sinai. Tongue

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