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December 13, 2004

Charge that Player

Athens, Greece - International Mathematical Olympiad

The hotel were we stayed in Athens had really good sockets. To recharge my CD player, I would need to plug in the recharger through a transformer and a socket adapter. However, in the hotel the sockets were in round holes in the wall. The rectangular shaped adapter simply couldn't fit in those holes. As a result, my CD player was left uncharged. Later in Mir, I had a slightly different problem. The weight of the transformer and the recharger was significant enough to pull the adapter out of the socket. Luckily there was an "adjustable" table. It was made by the students themselves like the rest of the furniture. I tweaked its height a little by leaning it sideways. After this, it nicely supported the weight of the transformer and recharger. However, further tweaking by my roommates ended my short-lived happiness.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 13, 2004 05:19 PM


Another clear example of why we need standardization!

Posted by: aSo at December 15, 2004 04:28 PM

pssh america need to standardize and you know it's true

go metric!!

Posted by: mikeee at December 15, 2004 04:28 PM

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