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A PhD in Chemical Engineering who is developing software instead.

Feb
11
comment Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?
@NicolasBarbulesco What I said still applies, either way you are forced to grab one of the handles. If the door opens outwards you have to grab the handle when you're going in.
Feb
6
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Nov
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Jun
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comment Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?
I think you're seeing this completely the wrong way. Would you really prefer a handle on the outside part of the toilet? Some (but not all) people go into the toilet to wash their hands. They would be forced to pick up the handle with their dirty hands. The handle would get increasingly dirtier with time. After some time who would want to pick up that handle? People who go to the toilet just to urinate surely don't want to get their hands dirty before they go. The handle placed inside is definitely much cleaner than if it were placed outside.
Jan
13
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Dec
31
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Well, I'm used to the sudden green. You don't need a yellow light to prepare your car to go, you prepare it on green. What's wrong with that? I have my doubts on whether that makes so much of a difference in traffic.
Dec
31
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Dec
31
accepted Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
I don't follow that. Pedestrians have flashing green lights warning that it's going to turn to red, and the red light for pedestrians shows up 3-4 seconds before the green light for cars shows. Plus, in most cases pedestrians can't see the traffic lights for cars.
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Actually I noticed this in Germany too :)
Dec
30
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Dec
30
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Dec
30
asked Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Dec
22
comment How to graphically represent a language
"MUNDO" does not mean "Spanish". It means "World". How's that for a native language name?
Oct
21
comment Disable the save button until changes are made?
@zzzzBov I don't think that's a problem with auto-save. So you want to save several versions of a document, but you don't want this version in particular? What if you don't have auto-save but hit the save button inadvertently? There should be an option to delete previous versions, but that has nothing to do with auto-save.
Oct
20
comment Disable the save button until changes are made?
@zzzzBov just save as another file/make a copy. Previous versions aren't saved in the new file (at least in Google Docs they don't)
Sep
2
comment User behavior that caught you off guard?
you can get a lot of viruses and adware in your computer just by double-clicking web links.
Dec
9
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Aug
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