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Old 2020-01-02, 15:34   #1
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On a numeric keypad, the ① ② ③ row shall be at the bottom for calculators and computers,
but at the top for telephones.
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Old 2020-01-02, 15:35   #2
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Plastic DVD cases shall be black, transparent or white only.
(Did they invent Blu-ray because they ran out of those colours?)
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Old 2020-01-02, 19:39   #3
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Plastic DVD cases shall be black, transparent or white only.
(Did they invent Blu-ray because they ran out of those colours?)
Disney tends to have white cases. I have see other colors too. (Red, Orange, and Green I think.)
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Old 2020-01-02, 20:42   #4
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On a numeric keypad, the ① ② ③ row shall be at the bottom for calculators and computers,
but at the top for telephones.
When I was in secondary school in Hong Kong we lived in a gated community. For the outer gate passcode pad it has 1,2,3 on the bottom (where passcodes are always easy to remember i.e. 12347 or 14789) but for individual building doors they are inverted.
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Old 2020-01-02, 21:06   #5
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Disney tends to have white cases.
Racists!!!

Sorry... In another forum I'm currently engaged with race has come up a whole lot recently.

Man, what a stupid concept!
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Old 2020-01-02, 23:14   #6
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Pedestrians walking along a sidewalk shall observe the same "lane convention" as applies to driving on roadways.
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Pedestrians walking along a sidewalk shall observe the same "lane convention" as applies to driving on roadways.
Walking vs. standing on escalators shall observe the "slower traffic" and "overtaking" lane rules as on the roadway.

Subway and elevator passengers shall let others out first before attempting to enter. Also, they should stand aside from the entrance while waiting to enter.

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Old 2020-01-03, 01:54   #8
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Walking vs. standing on escalators shall observe the "slower traffic" and "overtaking" lane rules as on the roadway.

Subway and elevator passengers shall let others out first before attempting to enter. Also, they should stand aside from the entrance while waiting to enter.
Keep dreaming. 'Twould be a beautiful world if the mindset which promotes such behavior became prevalent.
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Keep dreaming. 'Twould be a beautiful world if the mindset which promotes such behavior became prevalent.
Since the rules are unwritten, there are those that unwittingly violate them.
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Old 2020-01-03, 02:17   #10
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Since the rules are unwritten, there are those that unwittingly violate them.
I think Kaggle is a good example of that.
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Old 2020-01-03, 06:15   #11
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Pedestrians walking along a sidewalk shall observe the same "lane convention" as applies to driving on roadways.
This has deeper roots than we are willing to accept.

In Japan, on the staircase, as I was ascending on the right side (where else!) I met an older Japanese gentleman who was coming down (quite apparently to him, in his own right... meaning his left), he stopped in front of me and looked at me sternly for perhaps ten seconds ...until I yielded by stepping to the left, and he proceeded going down.
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