The F*k you I m alright attitude - which seems so prevalent these days ...
I have a pair, to go with a jacket and waistcoat. I bought it for attending beer festivals. I very rarely wear it in case people think I'm a self-gratification artist.Why are checked trousers back in fashion? Haven't the younger generation heard of Rupert the Bear?
Blame Nikola Tesla. It was he who showed, and proved, that it works best. Much to the detriment of those who spent years trying to prove that 133Hz was better.Why does mains current have to be bang on 50 Hz? Stuff like kettles don't care what the frequency is. Computers convert AC electricity to DC, so why would they care? What exactly needs to use 50Hz AC current?
Blame the Germans!It's 60Hz in America. Here it's 49.5 to 50.5 Hz.
I wondered more why mains frequency had to be exactly 50Hz in the UK and not be allowed to decrease to 48Hz maybe in time of high demand. I read it's to do with keeping the mains frequency in step across the network, which I can understand (I think). Weird things would start happening electricity of different frequencies was transmitted along the same cables.Blame the Germans!
"When the German company AEG built the first European generating facility, its engineers decided to fix the frequency at 50 Hz, because the number 60 did not fit the metric standard unit sequence (1, 2, 5). At that time, AEG had a virtual monopoly and their standard spread to the rest of the continent. In Britain, differing frequencies proliferated, and only after World War II the 50-cycle standard was established."
Yep - I can see that it could bother you. It will eventually resolve itself.Every year I get a Christmas card addressed to my wife who died just over 4 years ago from Lexie. There is no return address and no friends or relatives can help either. Who is Lexie? Nobody knows and there is no way of finding out. I suspect she does not write the card herself but it is done by a carer. This for some strange reason bothers me.
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