when i realise that you can save one keypress on a microwave by typing in 90 instead of 130 for one and a half minutes

when i remember that my microwave is one of the ones with a knob instead of a keypad so this cool trick doesn't work for me

in unrelated news i just found out that ffmpeg lets you reverse videos by just applying a video filter called "reverse" so that's cool

people seem to have trouble believing that microwaves with keypads exist so here's an example of one :blobderpy:

and here's an explanation of how it works:

digits fill from the right to the left, so typing in "5" always means five seconds and never five minutes. five minutes is "500".

one minute and thirty seconds is "130", which is interpreted as "1:30". however, typing "60" does not autocorrect to "1:00", it stays as sixty seconds. you can go as high as ninety-nine seconds. thus, you can type in "90" and it'll run for one minute thirty seconds

okay now there are other people who are having trouble believing microwaves *without* keypads exist :derpyupsidedown:

here's one with a knob

@lynnesbian ours has ONLY knobs! digital technology is for suckers

@theoutrider @lynnesbian hell yeah, knob squad!

(i really hope that's not a euphemism for anything lewd)

@grainloom @lynnesbian an acquaintance of mine once proudly reported that while working on a heavily skeuomorphic application he had just written code for an event called knobStroke()

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