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Subject: Re: how to master electronics, use of transistor, op amp...?
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Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 22:03:05 -0500
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"Bill Sloman" wrote in message
> I don't know what's so difficult about driving on the "wrong" side of
> the road - we switch every time we go back to Melbourne, and think
> nothing of it.
I never had problems driving on the "wrong" side of the road in the
UK either. Everytime when returning from the UK, I found that I
had a reverse adapation problem for a few days, however. When
changing to the 'strange' system, I was alert and aware of possible
mistakes. When coming home, I let my guard down, and slightly
more likely to pull onto the wrong side of a parking lot entrance/exit
(for example.) This tendancy only lasts for a day or so with me,
and once I became aware of my tendancy, I didn't make the mistake
anymore. The first time for my reverse adaptation really caught
me by surprise, however.
For my short visits to the UK, I tended not to have the reverse
adaptation problem, but for the longer stays (6mos+), I did have
For me, the difference between UK and US was less having to
drive on the "wrong" side in UK, but the roundabouts tend to
uncommon in the US (certain areas of the US have similar things
like roundabouts, but aren't nearly as good.) I never really got
the 'hang' of the French system, but it looks serviceable.