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2013-09-28 01:32:38 AM  

fusillade762: TheCheese: This is 100% baloney.

http://snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp

Thanks for that. Sounded like bullshiat to me.


Coincidentally, that's also good for plants.
 
2013-09-28 01:33:07 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Great. I know of at least 2-3 people I known on Facebook that will end up posting this horseshiat thinking it's true. Same thing with that stupid "New drug called strawberry Kwik" shiat that's made the rounds a few times. Does everyone take this kind of shiat as gospel truth because some goofy ass blog or conspiracy website says so or something?


FTFM. Time to stop drinking and go to bed.
 
2013-09-28 01:35:07 AM  
Kind of sad that the information age has brought an apparent rise in quackery.

We demand that people be open minded, but we don't demand critical thinking skills.

And ultimately we end up with a bunch of people who consider themselves to be brave, independent thinkers - who want the rest of us to "open our eyes" and "wake up". But in reality, they're the most blindly inept and easily lead schmucks out there. They fall for all the basic cons of quacks, hucksters and carnival barkers.

Makes me feel like we're all the butt of some mildly sadistic joke by greater forces.
 
2013-09-28 01:35:19 AM  

dangelder: Haters: [www.readingfordummies.com image 850x637]You know you could all do this experiment yourselves but you're scared of what you might find out. Or maybe your DNA is corrupted! Maybe the corruption goes deep within your soul!


That guy should try applying Brawndo to his scalp to see if his hair will grow back.
 
2013-09-28 01:35:50 AM  

farkinglizardking: I don't understand this anti-microwave fad that seems to have been growing in the past few years. I cook a lot, and I'm quite skilled at it, but with the SO and myself both in grad school and working full-time, it's a necessity to have ready to cook meals on hand.

When I have the time I'll turn on the range, heat up a few pans and skillets and cook, using herbs, vegetables and peppers from my own garden. But mostly I don't have the time. And now it's like the new hipster fad to rally against microwaves because they imply suburban complacency and convenience or something like that.


You have spare time to garden but not to cook? Forget the garden, use the net time saved to buy fresh materials at the store and cook it.
 
2013-09-28 01:38:58 AM  

cretinbob: And people look at me sideways when I say I don't use a microwave


That's because they realize you're a farking idiot who confuses science with magic.
 
2013-09-28 01:41:15 AM  

HotWingAgenda: farkinglizardking: I don't understand this anti-microwave fad that seems to have been growing in the past few years. I cook a lot, and I'm quite skilled at it, but with the SO and myself both in grad school and working full-time, it's a necessity to have ready to cook meals on hand.

When I have the time I'll turn on the range, heat up a few pans and skillets and cook, using herbs, vegetables and peppers from my own garden. But mostly I don't have the time. And now it's like the new hipster fad to rally against microwaves because they imply suburban complacency and convenience or something like that.

You have spare time to garden but not to cook? Forget the garden, use the net time saved to buy fresh materials at the store and cook it.


Throwing down seeds and fertilizer and watering for two minutes every other day is really a time waster. Thank you for your comment, I see the error of my ways and will adjust my life accordingly.
 
2013-09-28 01:42:43 AM  

doglover: Water doesn't have DNA to corrupt.


I seem to recall "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" saying otherwise.
 
2013-09-28 01:43:08 AM  
I'll guess she is a Republican.
 
2013-09-28 01:45:28 AM  

Popular Opinion: omg! H2O contains DNA!!!


You laugh, but have you ever tested the water you get at restaurants? Especially the glassfuls you're brought after you've spent ten minutes staring at the waitress's tits and making inappropriate come-ons?
 
2013-09-28 01:48:16 AM  
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2013-09-28 01:49:51 AM  

EdgeRunner: Popular Opinion: omg! H2O contains DNA!!!

You laugh, but have you ever tested the water you get at restaurants? Especially the glassfuls you're brought after you've spent ten minutes staring at the waitress's tits and making inappropriate come-ons?


No, because I'm still thinking about the waitress's tits and what inappropriate come-ons I haven't made.

And how I'd like to come-on her...

I'll stop now.
 
2013-09-28 01:50:02 AM  
I don't use a microwave because it makes food taste like shiat. I'm nowhere near what would be considered a foodie, I'll just cook on my grill before anything else.
 
2013-09-28 01:51:16 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


Why does anyone need a car?

Why would anyone need a smartphone?
 
2013-09-28 01:51:32 AM  
And to the people saying "well, food tastes better when done on a range, naturally, so microwaves are harmful":

It's not really about the method (although there is some effect, but not really negative) but about the time. Yeah, tons of food require low heat and slow cooking and it won't taste the same either if you nuke it or if you flame broil it at high heat.... So no, microwaves aren't doing anything harmful to your food, just decrease the power and slow cook instead of nuking it for 3 minutes and calling it a day.

There IS some effect, like I said, and that's due to some dishes requiring different reactions. You can't really get a maillard reaction from a microwave. Or classic condensing, so yeah. Also have you thought about the fact that using a range is not the key point, but the fact that you use oil and pre-heat it first? Food reacts differently if you put it in contact with already hot oil than if you cook the oil and the food together from the start.

Microwaves aren't for everything, but people who hate on them due to some bullshiat conspiracy theory are just delusional.
 
2013-09-28 01:52:34 AM  

RoyBatty: Snopes did an excellent job on that one -- I am glad they noticed the girl's experiment had no less control than Marie Osmond's bladder.


/Nuked that for ya
 
2013-09-28 01:52:35 AM  

Banacek: I don't use a microwave because it makes food taste like shiat. I'm nowhere near what would be considered a foodie, I'll just cook on my grill before anything else.


Yep. Texture comes out all wrong. About the only thing I can handle microwaved is soup.

/it's all mush anyway, how could you tell it was microwaved?
 
2013-09-28 01:53:12 AM  

GhostFish: Kind of sad that the information age has brought an apparent rise in quackery.


get back to me when the information age produces more quacks than religion (aka NEVER)
dumb people are dumb and will believe dumb things

yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

/brb need to buy some copper magnets for my wrists
 
2013-09-28 01:54:08 AM  
I didn't have a microwave for about 5 years, not being a snob or anything, just the living arrangements at the time. Now I have one but I always forget it's there. I use it for chicken boillon mostly.
 
2013-09-28 01:58:04 AM  
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2013-09-28 02:02:41 AM  

cretinbob: I've been microwave free for at least five years.  Food just tastes better when it doesn't come frozen out of a box and is ready in 10 minutes instead of five.
Now when I'm at work I'll admit to cracking open a can of ravioli and nuking it from time to time, but more often I'll still throw it in a pot and warm it that way.


A microwave is a tool.  A pot is a tool.  The fact that you feel all hipster by stating you don't use a microwave is actually quite sad.
 
2013-09-28 02:03:41 AM  
This experiment proves it: if you pour boiling water on a plant, it will die.
 
2013-09-28 02:12:44 AM  
It's not the microwave, it's the little girl's Negative Nancy attitude towards the microwaved water!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto

Study it out.
 
2013-09-28 02:13:27 AM  

cretinbob: And people look at me sideways when I say I don't use a microwave


It's the same look you give to people who constantly tell you how they don't watch TV shows, or keep telling you she doesn't eat the glutens not because she's celiac but reasons.
 
2013-09-28 02:13:50 AM  
sheesh. next thing some stoned lady will microwave her baby

was it her baby though.....or a gremlin?
 
2013-09-28 02:14:22 AM  
Haven't had a microwave for two years now, don't miss it
 
2013-09-28 02:14:35 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


Cuz that bag of popcorn always catches fire when I try to cook it on the stovetop....
 
2013-09-28 02:17:43 AM  

BafflerMeal: worlddan: cretinbob: And people look at me sideways when I say I don't use a microwave

Interesting enough my old microwave I had for ten years died the week before I moved into my new house. On a whim I decided I simply wasn't going to replace it. At first, it was a rough transition and I really missed the convenience but now I don't notice it at all. I have been microwave free for a year and a half now.

I've never bought one.  If one happened to be around I would occasionally use it to warm something up.  That's about it though.


Hardly ever used ours when it was just the missus and I. Now that we have a baby, we need a microwave.

/unless you know of a good autoclave for sterilizing bottles that can also warm food at 2am when I come home from my night job (before grabbing a few Z's and heading off to school or watching the kid starting around 7am)
 
2013-09-28 02:19:03 AM  

TheCheese: This is 100% baloney.

http://snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp


This.
 
2013-09-28 02:20:47 AM  
Because

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


I don't know about you, but I aint exactly a chef.
 
2013-09-28 02:25:16 AM  

rocky_howard: aspirin


Aspirin IS found in nature.

I'm not saying the article has merit here, but watch your citations.
 
2013-09-28 02:27:45 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


Thankfully because not everyone is required to live the way you deem correct.
 
2013-09-28 02:30:51 AM  

TheCheese: This is 100% baloney.

http://snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp


Don't forget that the "source" in the article points to a dead domain that's for sale.
 
2013-09-28 02:30:57 AM  

doglover: rocky_howard: aspirin

Aspirin IS found in nature.

I'm not saying the article has merit here, but watch your citations.


Well, sort of. That's like saying Morphine is found in nature because opium poppies made into tea will get you high.

/The best kind of correct?
 
2013-09-28 02:33:19 AM  
Russia banned gays in the 70s so that they couldn't have microwaves
 
2013-09-28 02:33:20 AM  

cretinbob: Food just tastes better when it doesn't come frozen out of a box and is ready in 10 minutes instead of five.


Microwave ovens have more uses than reheating frozen TV dinners.  You can quickly boil water or reheat leftovers.  Putting potatoes or yams in for a few minutes significantly reduces baking time in the conventional oven.

On the other hand, most microwave ovens suck at making instant popcorn.  Most either burn the kernels are leave too many unpopped.  Just easier to get some oil and pop it over the stovetop.
 
2013-09-28 02:33:35 AM  

GrahamManning: Haven't had a microwave for two years now, don't miss it


Good. I wasn't planning on returning it anytime soon.
 
2013-09-28 02:34:30 AM  
I haves dain bramage from micromawaving my food that I eats from my micromawave. Oven.
 
2013-09-28 02:37:01 AM  

RoyBatty: Snopes did an excellent job on that one -- I am glad they noticed the girl's experiment had no control.


No control? There isn't even proof that the test took place.
 
2013-09-28 02:37:16 AM  
We could make a fortune marketing a microwave plastic wrap that covered your food and stopped the microwaves destroying the DNA
 
2013-09-28 02:37:34 AM  

NFA: Maybe she was using Brawndo.


Brawndo has Electrolytestm
 
2013-09-28 02:39:15 AM  

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2013-09-28 02:42:00 AM  

doglover: rocky_howard: aspirin

Aspirin IS found in nature.

I'm not saying the article has merit here, but watch your citations.


Technically, yeah, but you can't find base acetylsalicylic acid floating around. It has to be synthesized from plant-extracts through chemical means. OMG there's two big words, "synthesizing" and "chemicals". The nature hippies will go nuts XD

Oh wait, they'll just blame the side effects of aspirin on the fact that it's a scary chemical.

Plus by that logic, cocaine is also natural, thus not harmful. As is uranium, heh :P


/I know it's not your argument
//just making fun of dumb hippies
 
2013-09-28 02:42:28 AM  
Like, they think water has DNA.. this is hardly a band of scientific geniuses coming up with this.

Sorsha Faal or the Timecube guy? You be the judge.
 
2013-09-28 02:43:29 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


I'm not even sure why anyone even bothered to actually invent anything that you don't use. It was clearly a waste of their time.
 
2013-09-28 02:44:12 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


Ever tried making microwave popcorn in the oven?
 
2013-09-28 02:46:39 AM  
That website is great.
I just learned that the Israelis are responsible for Fukushima:
http://usahitman.com/tnwaeaf/
So there was no 9.0 earthquake because 9.0 earthquakes destroy everything in a 1000 km radius, the Tsunami was man-made, hydrogen explosions are too weak to damage reactor buildings and the Israelis used Stuxnet to fark up the reactors because the Israelis were worried that the Japanese are helping Iran to get the bomb.

/okay, that was filed under "Lies&Hoaxes", but in the context of that site I'm not sure if that category means "articles that are L&H" or "articles that expose L&H§
 
2013-09-28 02:46:48 AM  

TheCheese: This is 100% baloney.

http://snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp


Came for this thanks! I was flinging that scopes link around my Facebook feed when everyone was posting that TWO YEARS AGO!

/tardmitter
 
2013-09-28 02:54:28 AM  
I too, like submitter, am scientifically illiterate.
 
2013-09-28 03:05:28 AM  

Johnsnownw: I don't use one...and haven't for 10 years.

Why does anyone need a microwave?


I'm a lazy bachelor. And I can reheat a cup of coffee in one minute.

Any more questions?
 
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