Ok so every microwave comes with a ten-digit touch-pad. But does anyone ever use the digits 6 through 9 for anything other than initially setting the clock? Obviously it is insane to view this as “wasteful”, but also I can’t stop thinking about it ….

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4 Responses to Microwaves

  1. jd2718 says:

    I arbitrarily assign the final digit of seconds – I think I lean heaviest on 9, 8, and 7.


  2. JBL says:

    The alt text (“FYI: If you get curious and start trying to calculate the time adjustment function that minimizes the gap between the most-used and least-used digit (for a representative sample of common cook times) without altering any time by more than 10%, and someone asks you what you are doing, it is easier to just lie.”) is exactly where I was for several weeks last winter!

  3. jd2718 says:

    He recycled that punch line: https://xkcd.com/245/
    In fact, I think it may be more like a way of life than just a punch line.

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