I was today years old when I learnt that USB 3 apparently has an extra five hidden pins in the connector ????? Questioning everything

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@hailey tbh i only took note of it like 6 months ago so far enough

@hailey The Wikipedia entry on it explains it pretty well. It was an “ah, OK!” moment for me too.

@xssfox @hailey Yes, they are a bit of a Frankenplug aren’t they! Works nicely for compatibility though.

@hailey you probably shouldn’t look too closely at a USB-C connector then. The original 4 of USB, plus the extras for USB-3, and a whole bunch more…

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