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Nelek24-May-24 22:42
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Stacy Dudovitz27-May-24 13:52
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Mike Hankey25-May-24 2:42
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trønderen25-May-24 4:47
trønderen25-May-24 4:47 
In my first university level programming course, the professor introduced the concept of algorithms using the instructions (a.k.a. "manual") on his shampoo bottle:

* Wet hair
* Apply
* Lather
* Repeat

Actually, the manual was very useful for learning the basics of algorithm, and precision of description. He made a big issue of points such as 'Apply' - the whole bottle? Where should it be applied? what does 'Apply' mean? When he got to 'Repeat' (the first time), there was no indication of what to repeat, so he tried to repeat it all. But he couldn't 'Wet hair', as it was already wet! He reached 'Repeat' a second time, and a third time, and a fourth time ... The hot water tank ran empty, and his shampoo bottle ran empty ...

So silly manuals / instructions can serve a purpose, although not necessarily the way the manufacturer intended.

A similar experience:

A couple of weeks ago I spent the last grains of salt in that 1 kg box. Before I threw the empty box in the garbage, I noticed that it had a 'Best before' date. For table salt?? I consider sodium and chlorine rather stable elements, and the bond between them as well. I would never expect the potency of either to decay much with age.

My new box of salt also had a 'Best before' - three years into the future (2027). The old box was expired by two years (I do not use much salt in my cooking), so it was probably bought five years ago. The last few grains had started lumping together; I guess is the reason for the BB date. Not really "best before", but "may start lumping together after 3 years". I know to store salt in a dry place, so for me it took five years.

I guess referring to the date in your wedding ring as the BB date can be considered an NSFW joke inappropriate for the Lounge, so I suppose I should leave it out.
Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

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