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Something that really changed the course of mankind for the better
Dishmatic for me
people need to learn to wash up properly. last great invention was yale locks
Locking the door manually for the muthafucking win.
That Guardian article said so.
but still, explain
Just what it says: measure energy used by manual washing up (excluding human energy input) with that used by a dishwasher cycle. The dishwasher wins, unless you can wash up in cold water or at levels of efficiency that a person can't really manage.
i quite enjoy doing the washing up. it's definitely my favourite household chore. the dishmatic is a sponge on a stick where you put the washing up liquid in the stick and it bleeds through the sponge while you are washing up. it requires 1 large bottle of fairy to wash two plates
i don't understand how it could possibly be more efficient to use a dishwasher. you can do a proper wash up with two full sinks. what's the problem?
i've taken this to heart
Dishwashers use a surprisingly small amount of hot water.
because you can hang out clothes and leave them to dry naturally. You can't leave plates to get clean naturally. Anyway, here are the figures: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/aug/19/carbon-footprints-dishwasher-washing-up
that's not very convenient if just two people live together
i'm just going to lug it out and chuck it in the river. don't worry
are you saying nothing useful has been invented since then?
it's impossible to know what order things were invented in. for example, potato peeler? it's essentially just a spearhead on a stick
for example, was that before or after barbed wire?
but before microprocessors
how do you know this stuff?
after barbed wire
but before microprocessors
the Yale lock was invented in the 1860s
you can't be sure when it comes to inventions
you can be VERY sure that the Yale lock was invented before the microprocessor
they make it slightly easier to go out if you want your door to lock
but you can still lock a door without one with a key
cars for example have opened up the country so that you do not have to live so close tyo your work, you can go much further in a single day & so on
nobody knows what order everything was invented in
Especially in the US, which until next month had seriously, seriously involved legal proceedings to sort this shit out.
what do you mean about the US?
Meaning that if one person filed a patent application to an invention but someone else reckoned they'd invented it first they could challenge it and have the application transferred to them if they could PROVE, with evidence, that they invented it first.
That's quite difficult to do, so takes an enormous amount of time and effort and money.
like, the only barometer you can use for stuff like this is when an invention CONTAINS an older invention. so the wheel came before the car. actually, an egg contains a chicken so the chicken must be the first invention. before the egg i mean. sorted.
And then determine when the first time that these component parts were used together (or different, functionally equivalent parts) or to perform that function.
Funnily enough (well, I laughed) "invention" isn't defined anywhere in the UK or European Patent Act/Convention even though it's used loads.
if you want to make sure your cups and glasses aren't entirely clean whilst still using half a litre of washing up liquid, just leave them next to the sink and pour the fairy straight down the sink
(Not sure if that's a real sentence, but you get what I mean)
Is the smartphone a new invention? The mobile phone? The telephone itself is just an innovation on a cup and string isn't it?
"invention" gets used to encompass innovation, more or less.
Not that that usage is the be all and end all, obviously, but there you go.