[Lynne] Sloping

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[Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:27 pm

They introduced a slope to speed up production

True story so no early spiolers please if you recognise it
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:05 am

A slope in the sense of an inclined plane? Is gravity involved? Is the product relevant? Profit relevant?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:18 am

Hi Jen!

A slope in the sense of an inclined plane? Yes
Is gravity involved? No
Is the product relevant? No
Profit relevant? Yes
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:40 pm

A draft relevant? Paint? Slope on a cd? On a cover? On an object?

Importance of the slope in speeding up production: things sliding down more rapidly? Inclination toward the floor? Inclination toward an irrelevant direction? Did the slope allow to better handle something? Are we talking about the production of: nrespapers? Tangible objects? Cifarettes? Musical instruments? CDs? Clothing? Something produced serially? Manually?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi Earnest

A draft relevant? Paint? Slope on a cd? On a cover? no to these
On an object? yes

Importance of the slope in speeding up production:
things sliding down more rapidly? no
Inclination toward the floor? yes
Inclination toward an irrelevant direction? no
Did the slope allow to better handle something? no
Are we talking about the production of: nrespapers? Tangible objects? Cifarettes? Musical instruments? CDs? Clothing? Something produced serially? Manually? Could be any of these - actual item being produced is irrelevant
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby GalFisk » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Does the slope affect: humans? Objects? Buildings? Does something relevantly move down the slope? Up? Across? Does the slope make something simpler? Faster? More urgent? More effortless? Does it increase the speed of machines? Humans? Objects?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:39 pm

Hi Galfisk!

Does the slope affect: humans? yes
Objects? yes
Buildings? no
Does something relevantly move down the slope? Up? Across? no to these
Does the slope make something simpler? no
Faster? that's the theory
More urgent? yes with a big ish
More effortless? no
Does it increase the speed of machines? no
Humans? yes
Objects? no
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby trebor » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:35 pm

PMing guess.
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:02 am

Trebor

No, I'm afraid not. Interesting guess though.
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:10 am

Hi Lynne!

So, late arrival of people relevant? Does the slope toward floor change over time? Optical illusion relevant? Place of work relevant? Amousement parks? Supermarkets? Sport related? Restaurants? Office (e.g. PC's keyboard inclined?) ?

Does it increase production in that it allows the production of more objects in less time? The production of the same amount of items in less time? The selling of more products? Does it speed up rows? Relevant? Did employee work more slowly before the modification? If so, were they forced to? Or they work more slowly voluntarily (e.g. they were distracted by something? For instance they were always at the vending machine? Hence employers add a "slide" in the sense that they made a sort of step to reach the vending machine make it more "time consuming"?)? Was the slope introduced at a relevant stage of production? Testing? Quality assesment? Assembly? Pauses?

Was the slide added to a tool? As a tool? Was an object/tool modified? A clock?

Was the speed up of production mainly due: to having less time to do something? Timetable? Clock? (E.g. hourglass was sloped to slow down time)?

Does the slope hide something? Make something far from the employees 'view? Or maybe make something visible? Blades relevant? Weapons? Something dangerous made less dangerous (and hence easier to handle)?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:02 am

Hi Lynne! Hi Earnest!

So, late arrival of people relevant? no
Does the slope toward floor change over time? no
Optical illusion relevant? no
Place of work relevant? Amousement parks? Supermarkets? Sport related? Restaurants? could be any of these although it would mean that the product is intangible, but on reflection that would work too
Office yes (e.g. PC's keyboard inclined?) ?but no

Does it increase production in that it allows the production of more objects in less time? yes
The production of the same amount of items in less time? possibly
The selling of more products? yes it would result in this
Does it speed up rows? not sure what you mean by rows. If you mean rows between colleagues I'm sure the bad tempered would carry on as before! :lol:
Relevant? Did employee work more slowly before the modification? no, their personal speed of working remains the same
If so, were they forced to? no
Or they work more slowly voluntarily (e.g. they were distracted by something? For instance they were always at the vending machine? Hence employers add a "slide" in the sense that they made a sort of step to reach the vending machine make it more "time consuming"?)? no, they weren't slowed down by something that was introduced by the employers
Was the slope introduced at a relevant stage of production? Testing? Quality assesment? Assembly? Pauses? no to all

Was the slide added to a tool? As a tool? no to both
Was an object/tool modified? yes to object
A clock? no

Was the speed up of production mainly due: to having less time to do something? yes
Timetable? no
Clock? no (E.g. hourglass was sloped to slow down time)? no, this slope was to speed things up

Does the slope hide something? Make something far from the employees 'view? Or maybe make something visible? Blades relevant? Weapons? no to all
Something dangerous made less dangerous (and hence easier to handle)? no
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:05 am

By rows did you mean rows for the checkout in a supermarket? If so, then no.
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby GalFisk » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:26 pm

Do people walk on a slope? Sit on a slope? Is the slope bigger than a breadbox? Do the employees like the slope? Dislike it? Both? Neither? Not notice it? Relevant? Where there is a slope, was there something horizontal before? Vertical? Nothing? Steepness of the slope relevant? If so: more than 10 degrees? 30? 45? Does it have a single angle?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 pm

Do people walk on a slope? no
Sit on a slope? yes
Is the slope bigger than a breadbox? yes
Do the employees like the slope? no
Dislike it? yes
Both? Neither? Not notice it? no to all
Relevant? yes
Where there is a slope, was there something horizontal before? yes
Vertical? no
Nothing? no
Steepness of the slope relevant? yes If so: more than 10 degrees? yes
30? no
45? no
Does it have a single angle? yes
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:41 pm

Does it result in something being uncomfortable?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:59 pm

Does it result in something being uncomfortable? yes with an ish
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:49 am

Is it a chair? If so, is the slope of the chair changed? Does it change when someone sit (i.e. chairs that automatically go up if no weigh is on them)? Or does it have already a slope?
Do workers sit there for a long time? During office hours? Do they stand up more often? relevant?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:15 am

Is it a chair? no
If so, is the slope of the chair changed? yes
Does it change when someone sit (i.e. chairs that automatically go up if no weigh is on them)? no
Or does it have already a slope? yes
Do workers sit there for a long time? sometimes, but 'long time' is relative
During office hours? yes
Do they stand up more often? no
relevant? but yes

It's not a chair, but the answers apply to what it is
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:57 am

Is it a bench? Ledge? Couch? Is it meant for sitting on? Does the slope result in less sitting? Less comfort? Does it benefit the employees? Employer? Does it alleviate back problems?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:38 am

Is it a bench? Ledge? Couch? none of these
Is it meant for sitting on? yes
Does the slope result in less sitting? yes
Less comfort? yes
Does it benefit the employees? maybe indirectly as a result of more production
Employer? yes
Does it alleviate back problems? no
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:48 pm

Does it have a backrest? If so is it the sloped part? Is the sloped part the one on which people sit? Is it soft? Is it usually found in houses? Was it sloped before? If so more than it is now? Less? Not sloped at all?

Is it sloped upward? downward? Relevant? Does it allow them to save time? Does it "provide a service" to employees?

Is it a stool? The floor? Is the slope visible with the naked eye? Do people sit there to work? Are sensors relevant? Is technology? Playing with the phone? Other activities than working? Is a display relevant? Not falling asleep? Does it increase the productivity of employees only if they sit on it? Always? Just in some parts of the day? Toilettes relevant?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:11 pm

Does it have a backrest? no
If so is it the sloped part? no
Is the sloped part the one on which people sit? yes
Is it soft? no
Is it usually found in houses? yes
Was it sloped before?no
If so more than it is now? Less? Not sloped at all? not at all

Is it sloped upward? no
downward? yes
Relevant? yes
Does it allow them to save time? no
Does it "provide a service" to employees?no
Is it a stool? no
The floor? no
Is the slope visible with the naked eye? yes
Do people sit there to work? no
Are sensors relevant? no
Is technology? no
Playing with the phone? this plays a major part
Other activities than working? yes
Is a display relevant? not directly
Not falling asleep? not directly related
Does it increase the productivity of employees only if they sit on it? not really
Always? Just in some parts of the day?
Toilettes relevant?Do you mean toilette or toilet?
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Toilettes relevant?Do you mean toilette or toilet? --> I mean toilet bowl...the one in which people sit
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping

Postby Lynne » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:24 pm

I mean toilet bowl...the one in which people sit YES


*************SPOILER***********

A toilet has been designed to have a 13 degree slope to make it more uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time. No more reading the newspaper on the toilet, or scrolling through Lateral Puzzles on your phone. A quick trip and back to work! Happy New Year one and all.

And Trebor - your suggestion was very close in principle!
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping (Fell off)

Postby Earnest » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 am

Did not know that! Good one :)
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping (Fell off)

Postby Lynne » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:44 am

Thank you Earnest! Hunt for it on the BBC website if you're able to view it (I don't know where you are)
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping (Fell off)

Postby Earnest » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:39 am

I guess so. I am in Italy :)
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Re: [Lynne] Sloping (Fell off)

Postby Lynne » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:07 am

The toilet design has an upper surface that slopes downwards at a 13-degree angle.
The concept - for which a patent application has been filed in the UK - is intended to have medical benefits, according to its designer, Mahabir Gill.
The BBC spoke to Mr Gill about the toilet, which has been branded "StandardToilet".
"It came from my personal experience where I stopped off at the motorway to go to the loo and realised there's a huge queue," he explained.
"I wondered what people were doing in there, some were coming out with their mobile phones."
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