OT: Consumers Wait in Line to Buy New iPhone then “Charge” it in Microwave

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Jeßus, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Love it:


    "In an amazing demonstration of how consumerism has destroyed people’s
    ability to think for themselves, Apple iPhone users were duped by
    4-Chan (thanks guys, seriously) into placing their new phones, which
    retail for about $650, into the microwave.

    4chan basically created an ad that told people that microwaving their
    phone for about a minute would charge it, and people believed it. The
    phones burst into flames after a few seconds because, well… science.
    Image credit: Twitter Without getting too deep into the intricacies of
    that esoteric knowledge lost on America, let’s just say that you
    cannot microwave items that contain metal.

    Many people were outraged by 4chan’s cruel act and some threatened
    lawsuits over Twitter for “disrupting vital communications.” Setting
    aside the fact that the individual was able to post to Twitter, we can
    safely assume that if you were willing to place your phone in a
    microwave, your communications were probably not a huge loss to
    society and were in no way “vital.” I’m willing to bet you weren’t
    going to phone in the cure for AIDS or bring peace between warring
    Jeßus, Oct 7, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    You can microwave items that contain metal, al foil is routinely
    used in microwaves to stop some stuff like the end of drumsticks
    from getting burnt.
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2014
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  3. **Indeed. Microwave popcorn bags and warming plates contain ferrite
    material. However, don't forget: We are talking about Aplle fanbois. A
    very large number of which are as dumb as a pile of rocks.
    Trevor Wilson, Oct 7, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    Hehehe, dumbarses.

    Like this dickhead (or Apple stooge?) in Perth supposedly the first to
    buy an iPhone 6 in Australia ,which everyone has probably seen by now,
    but anyway...

    Clocky, Oct 7, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    I find that comment offensive to many (but true), I prefer as bright as a
    burnt out match or 2.
    SG1, Oct 7, 2014
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    Noddy Guest

    ROTFL :)

    Iphone users are knobs anyway :)
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
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    Noddy Guest

    Yeah, what the **** is it with Apple fuckwits that they have to sleep
    outside a store overnight just to be one of the first to have one of the
    crap new phones?

    I mean, for ****'s sake. It's a fucking *phone*. I don't remember seeing
    a single person camp outside the post office waiting for their Telecom
    touch phone to be delivered in the 1980's.
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
  8. **Well, whilst I agree that sleeping outside a shop to buy a damned
    'phone that is going to be generally available in a day or two is pretty
    daft (really, REALLY daft, actually), I am old enough to remember the
    queues of those waiting to buy Windows 95 (or was it 98?). That was
    equally dumb. Now, Windows 2000, that was worth waiting for.
    Trevor Wilson, Oct 8, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    You can with certain considerations.

    Not sure under what consideration would make you think that placing an
    iPhone in a microwave would be fine.
    Clocky, Oct 8, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    Dunno, but I'm sure Apple pay people to line up and place paid for
    advertisements on TV disguised as "news" to create hype, and the dumb
    Apple sheep do the rest.
    That's probably because there wasn't enough room on the pavement for all
    their sack trolleys to get the things home.
    Clocky, Oct 8, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    I will disagree with that, I use one but got it for nothing ( I was ripped
    off). But then again Roddles did pay for his and thinks(?) it is wonderful.
    Well in as much as R can think.
    SG1, Oct 8, 2014
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    Noddy Guest

    If you use it, you're a knob :)
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    You are entitled to your obviously wrong opinion :)
    It gets used to make phone calls and send texts, can it be used to do other
    SG1, Oct 8, 2014
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    Jeßus Guest

    No argument there, old boy. I fucking hate Apple and it's faggoty
    marketing. It'll be a cold day in hell before I'll buy an Apple
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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    Jeßus Guest

    Don't have the bandwidth but yeah, familiar with the story.
    What a sad **** :)
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    Sure, it can be used to track your movements.

    Isn't that enough?
    Clocky, Oct 8, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    iPhone users shit me. My other half got attachments sent to her Android
    phone that she can't open and when she messaged the person asking for a
    more universal file type (it's for work) she was told she should just
    get an iPhone.

    I know how I would have handled that suggestion.
    Clocky, Oct 8, 2014
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    Jonz Guest

    Jonz, Oct 8, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    Don't you need data for that?
    SG1, Oct 8, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    As stated earlier I got it for nothing and overpaid. My son & daughter in
    law don't want it back. It has the ability to have 1 dot for signal strength
    when my wife's elcheapo Helstra has 5 bars.
    SG1, Oct 8, 2014
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