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08-13-2008, 06:09 PM
My uncle sent this to me. It actually is kind of scary when you think about what is making the popcorn pop. http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/portable/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-microon_news
08-13-2008, 06:27 PM
:scared1: Is that for real? Has anyone else tried this?
08-13-2008, 06:49 PM
It's an urban myth.
08-13-2008, 07:12 PM
or even an urban miss!:lmao:
08-13-2008, 07:12 PM
Actually, it might just work.
Modern cell phones operate in the microwave frequency range. Output power is very low less than 1 watt, but additively it could pop a kernel or 2 of corn. A microwave oven operates at 2.5GHz and most new cell phones operate right around 2 GHz depending on the particular network you are on.
08-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Something seems fishy there. I am thinking maybe they are using the infrared link thingy that some cell phones have.... I don't know, but something doesn't seem right.
08-13-2008, 07:16 PM
08-13-2008, 07:18 PM
Ok, so then what would happen if all the DISers meet up at the Fort, and put all our cell phones in a big circle......would there be enough popcorn to feed everyone? Who wants to try this? popcorn::
08-13-2008, 07:21 PM
Awww, well now that just takes all the fun out of it. :sad2:
08-14-2008, 02:00 AM
Back in the day, I knew guys with Linear Amplifiers on their CB's big enough
to cook a 20 lb frozen turkey in 10 mins:lmao: popcorn:: :rolleyes1
"Old Truckers never die.....they just get a new Peterbilt."
08-14-2008, 05:55 AM
THAT explains my CRS!!! My brain is fried from my cell phone. I always thought it was all them funny cigarettes I smoked back in the day!:lmao:
08-14-2008, 06:20 AM
Sorry, but it ain't happening.
08-14-2008, 10:26 PM
No, definitely won't cook a turkey in 10 minutes with a big linear on a CB.
Now, I have seen some stuff in past lives at work that could do that. You don't want to be around a jamming system on a military aircraft if they fire one up on the ground. I worked in a group that designed these things and they developed some serious energy. The results of a failed system test on an antenna could be very impressive.
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