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(Some Crisp Guy)   Learn how to use an empty potato chip bag to forecast the weather. All you need is a potato chip bag and a smartphone   (retailtimes.co.uk) divider line 36
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2012-08-11 12:19:31 PM  
Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?
 
2012-08-11 12:29:08 PM  

St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?


Yeah, but, the chippies, man, the chippies!
 
2012-08-11 12:32:20 PM  

St_Francis_P: I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?


But but but SYNERGY.

/And AUGMENTED REALITY
//Stubmitter
 
2012-08-11 12:48:12 PM  

St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?


I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?
 
2012-08-11 12:50:31 PM  

dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?


Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.
 
2012-08-11 01:02:13 PM  
Don't most smartphones have a weather app?
 
2012-08-11 01:05:12 PM  

bingethinker: Don't most smartphones have a weather app?


Maybe; but few apps are guaranteed to work with a potato chip bag.
 
2012-08-11 01:07:14 PM  
1. Set bag on ground
2. If bag becomes wet, it's raining
3. If bag blows away, it's windy
4. If bag becomes warm, it's sunny
5. If bag becomes covered in snow, it's snowing
 
2012-08-11 01:28:02 PM  

St_Francis_P: bingethinker: Don't most smartphones have a weather app?

Maybe; but few apps are guaranteed to work with a potato chip bag.


What about a six-pack of beer? What forecast do I get with that?
 
2012-08-11 01:30:06 PM  

bingethinker: St_Francis_P: bingethinker: Don't most smartphones have a weather app?

Maybe; but few apps are guaranteed to work with a potato chip bag.

What about a six-pack of beer? What forecast do I get with that?


Reality hazy, with a slight chance of vomiting. Very dry later.
 
2012-08-11 01:32:20 PM  
That's nothing. I've got a bag of Utz that can handicap horse races.
 
2012-08-11 02:31:53 PM  
gostudyinaustralia.files.wordpress.com

But will you also be able to find out the time using only the sun and a wristwatch?
 
2012-08-11 02:48:09 PM  

St_Francis_P: dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?

Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.


I stood in warm, dry sunshine on one side of a Denver street, watching snow fall on the other side. Mind blowing!
 
2012-08-11 03:00:49 PM  
I was going to lament the lack of a an app that can tell you the weather without a bag of Walker's Potato Chips, but I perceive that people seem to get that. Walker's has one Hell of a marketing department, don't they? They were one of the first (and only) companies to calculate the carbon footprint of their product. They come up with wild flavours. And they give phone owners an excuse to carry around packets of potato crisps, as they are called in the UK. What's next for the marketing and advertising division of Walker's?

Perhaps a game where happy pigs fire giant potato crisps at angry destructive birds and take them down with crisps like Ninja throwing stars. Millions of people with time hanging heavily on their hands could be saved from boredom.
 
2012-08-11 03:03:29 PM  

brantgoose: I was going to lament the lack of a an app that can tell you the weather without a bag of Walker's Potato Chips


You'll find other apps sure, but they aren't cooked in polyunsaturated oil.
 
2012-08-11 03:06:23 PM  
I'm as evil as a little girl, as I always say.

Why isn't it a catch-phrase already? I thought it was a catch-phrase. That's why I started to say it. Maybe I was just imagining it. Google doesn't give any hits for it at all, so it can't possible exist.

EVERYBODY START TELLING YOUR FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS THAT YOU ARE AS EVIL AS A LITTLE GIRL.

Or I will give you such a pinch that you will want to cry.

As for getting the latest weather from a potato chip bag, I think it woud be more useful to be able to project the latest on any flat surface. Of course, this would quickly lead to pornography and hate screeds, etc., being projected on every flat service, and then car accidents, murders, and the break-down of society, but it would be cool as you wouldn't need a big screen--the whole world would be your stupid graffito tag.
 
2012-08-11 03:21:20 PM  
The sad thing is I could imagine asking my mom what the weather is supposed to be like tomorrow and watching her pull out an empty chip bag from her purse, smooth it out on the table, and point her phone at it. It's like the QR codes on billboards on the side of the freeway. Do people actually pull out their phones in traffic and scan them?
 
2012-08-11 03:35:05 PM  
So that's what Lay's Potato chips are called over in Britain.
 
2012-08-11 03:41:00 PM  
Empty potato chip bag? Why the redundancy ?
 
2012-08-11 03:41:17 PM  
I could make something to forecast weather using a bag of chips, the quartz mechanism from a wall clock, two yard sticks, a piece of cardboard and a sharpie.
 
2012-08-11 03:41:56 PM  
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
 
2012-08-11 03:47:17 PM  
So this is cool for a couple reasons but not for showing weather on a bag of chips. This technology would be good for demonstrations and tech support. Imagine you buy a new widget and don't have a clue how it works, where it plugs in, etc. You point your phone camera at the device and targeted icons pop up and guide where to plug stuff in or what sequence of buttons to push.

Assembly views of stuff can be viewed before you take them apart.
Parts can be compared and measured to manufacturers data to see if they are damaged.
Tech support can guide users through complex actions in real-time.
 
2012-08-11 03:54:41 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: St_Francis_P: dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?

Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.

I stood in warm, dry sunshine on one side of a Denver street, watching snow fall on the other side. Mind blowing!


That kinda shiat freaks me out for some reason. I mean, it's reasonable that a storm should have an edge of some form, but still.

Once had a manager call me outside, where he suddenly struck a "Jesus on the cross" pose. After a few moments, I figured out why: his left arm (on my right) was slowly getting wet; his right was not. We were just on the edge of a small cloudburst that even had tiny ice pellets in it. More freaky, the edge didn't move (or was moving along its axis) for a few minutes. We just stood there watching half the parking lot get rained on while the cars in the other half didn't so much as get a speck on their windshields.

Weird stuff, man.
 
2012-08-11 03:57:09 PM  
This is an amazing advance. I hope I live long enough for science to take the next step and figure out how to do this without the bag.
 
2012-08-11 04:02:54 PM  

St_Francis_P: dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?

Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.


Same here in Southern New England. Today alone, I've seen rain, wind, and thunderstorms, and right now it's bright and sunny out with a light breeze. More rain and storms later. Maybe.
 
2012-08-11 04:07:08 PM  

Sybarite: That's nothing. I've got a bag of Utz that can handicap horse races.


I use Sanritos tortilla chips for some spreadsheet functions, but I prefer organic because Linux.
 
2012-08-11 04:33:11 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: BarkingUnicorn: St_Francis_P: dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?

Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.

I stood in warm, dry sunshine on one side of a Denver street, watching snow fall on the other side. Mind blowing!

That kinda shiat freaks me out for some reason. I mean, it's reasonable that a storm should have an edge of some form, but still.

Once had a manager call me outside, where he suddenly struck a "Jesus on the cross" pose. After a few moments, I figured out why: his left arm (on my right) was slowly getting wet; his right was not. We were just on the edge of a small cloudburst that even had tiny ice pellets in it. More freaky, the edge didn't move (or was moving along its axis) for a few minutes. We just stood there watching half the parking lot get rained on while the cars in the other half didn't so much as get a speck on their windshields.

Weird stuff, man.


I drove down the highway once following the back end of a storm. Not on purpose, we just happened to be going the same way.

I could see the rain falling ahead of me a few car lengths while my car remained dry and I drove over wet pavement. Cars going the other way were wet.

Eventually I caught up to it but for a few miles it was crazy to see.
 
2012-08-11 05:24:31 PM  

bingethinker: St_Francis_P: bingethinker: Don't most smartphones have a weather app?

Maybe; but few apps are guaranteed to work with a potato chip bag.

What about a six-pack of beer? What forecast do I get with that?


High tonight. low tomorrow. and precipitation can be expected.
 
2012-08-11 05:25:05 PM  
campingwithgus.com
 
2012-08-11 05:37:26 PM  
Taytos FTMFW.
 
2012-08-11 05:58:20 PM  
Ya know, augmented reality seems really neat, but I don't think I've seen a use of that isn't just stupid. Hope some day someone comes up with a decent application of it soon
 
2012-08-11 07:09:19 PM  

Fano: You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows


it blows for thee?


wait, that's not right.
 
2012-08-12 12:24:22 AM  

St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?


Phones? Smart. Brits? Not so much.
 
2012-08-12 12:56:59 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: St_Francis_P: dittybopper: St_Francis_P: Smart phone users can download and open the free app, hover it over the packet and see the weather forecast for today and tomorrow appear instantly on their phone screen.

I don't get it. If you already have a smart phone, can't you just go look at the weather forecast on the web?

I don't get it. Can't you just look up at the sky?

Won't help in England. It can be sunny and raining a minute later.

I stood in warm, dry sunshine on one side of a Denver street, watching snow fall on the other side. Mind blowing!


Happens often in Florida with showers.

/i dig it
//yeah meteors
 
2012-08-12 05:18:39 AM  
Ugh.
 
2012-08-12 12:14:26 PM  

Doctor Funfrock: bingethinker: St_Francis_P: bingethinker: Don't most smartphones have a weather app?

Maybe; but few apps are guaranteed to work with a potato chip bag.

What about a six-pack of beer? What forecast do I get with that?

High tonight. low tomorrow. and precipitation can be expected.


This turned out to be absolutely correct.
 
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