Reply to post: Re: Quantum superposition of usb orientations

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Re: Quantum superposition of usb orientations

As a friend asked me recently... Why is it that despite only having two sides, it takes me 3 attempts to get my USB in the right way around....

After having asked myself the same question a while back, here's what I found:

Sequence:

1.) Try to plug drive in without looking at connector. Drive is correct way, but it's at a 5 degree angle or so from the working orientation. Drive will not go in, human assumes drive is backward

2.) Human retries attempt with drive oriented 180 degrees, maybe after feeling around for connector this time. Drive does not go in

3.) Human observes drive and connector -- this recalibrates the human's 3D spatial maneuvering systems unconsciously. Drive finally goes in nice and easy since it's not at a ~5 degree angle to the port this time around.

Simple!

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