By Anonymous - 02/09/2013 20:37 - United States - Mountain Home
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My friend and I came up with a name for that. We call it "epitity." The term came about when we noticed that a lot of really ignorant people seemed to have the same look on their face, and we decided that was the epitome of stupidity look. The term then involved, and alcohol may have been involved, into "epitity." I have an image in my mind of what this person looks like. Drool and all. Not just a tool, but an entire shed.
it's not the heat that damages the electronics. put a fork in the microwave and see what happens. the metal collects energy from the microwaves being emitted. the energy is converted to electric potential at a high rate, resulting in sparks forming that ark from one conductive material to another. this in fact damages the phone. it basically creates electrical shorts all throughout the phone, causing electrical circuits to be damage. the microwave will not get hot enough to damage the phone from heat alone. trust me, I'm an engineer.
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@414. yeah, I would love to say that was autocorrect that messed up arc and ark, but u am pretty sure I derped that word all up. feel like an idiot now. I was trying to give a dumb down version of what was going in. I doubt most people would follow a discussion on electrons at the nano-scale. in all actuallity, the microwave acts as an absorber of emp energy, since it is eventually a faraway cage. so in case of a nuclear blast, throw your electronics in the microwave (without turning it on). your electronics will be safe. (assuming the blast yields waves that are less than 1 inch in wavelength)
eyepuppy- A fork creates sparks because of the spines. A spoon won't (or will so much less) because it is a smoother surface. A microwave moves charge around in conductive materials creating large electric fields which are the largest when the topology has large curvature (the points of a fork) and can be large enough to surpass the electric breakdown of air. This can still happen for, say, a spoon, but it is less likely. None of this has anything to do with a phone which is entirely about thermal processes.
You should put your brain in there to see if you can charge it
A bunch of trolls on 4chan.org came up with the idea and created a realistic, official-looking picture advertising "Wave", the new iOS 8 technology where you can charge your phone in the microwave. They then spread it on Twitter, and sadly, some idiots tried it.
What could the article have possibly said to make you think putting a highly metallic object in the microwave would give it a better charge?!?! YDI
Ydi, for being that stupid. You really should have the common sense to know its not a serious article. I guarantee if you read your phones manual/guide it would say dont microwave it.