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Fun With an Induction Cooktop? 147

Posted by Soulskill
from the do-try-this-at-home dept.
fishfrys writes "Besides generating heat quickly and efficiently in ferromagnetic pans, what sorts of fun things can you do with an induction cooktop? This seems like a pretty serious piece of electromagnetic equipment — boiling water can't be the only thing it's good for. I went to YouTube, expecting to find all sorts of crazy videos of unsafe induction cooktop shenanigans, but found only cooking. What sort of exciting, if not stupid, physics experiments can be performed with one? Hard drive scrubber? DIY Tesla coil? There's got to be something."
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Fun With an Induction Cooktop?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 29, 2010 @04:38PM (#34067640)

    Try some unexploded WW2 shells, some walmart bullets, a kid with braces. An arm with a tattoo. A hamster that ingested iron shavings. You were looking for unsafe and stupid things to try, right?

  • by Dr Caleb (121505) <thedarkknight&hushmail,com> on Friday October 29, 2010 @04:52PM (#34067860) Homepage Journal

    Tanenbaum would have said "Holy fuck! A talking Linux!"

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 29, 2010 @04:52PM (#34067864)

    In truth it was the AI in the stove commenting on your taste in music. Try it without the Celine Dion next time.

  • by Mikkeles (698461) on Friday October 29, 2010 @05:31PM (#34068338)

    'Imagine if Linux[sic] would have asked Tanenbaum on how to make a good kernel.'

    We might have got a good kernel.

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

  • by StikyPad (445176) on Friday October 29, 2010 @05:53PM (#34068556) Homepage

    Thanks, but at least provide a full list of things you shouldn't do with goatse:

    • Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to goatse.
    • Caution: Goatse may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
    • Goatse contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.
    • Do not use goatse on concrete.
    • Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:
      • itching
      • vertigo
      • dizziness
      • tingling in extremities
      • loss of balance or coordination
      • slurred speech
      • temporary blindness
      • profuse sweating
      • heart palpitations
    • If goatse begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.
    • Goatse may stick to certain types of skin.
    • When not in use, goatse should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of goatse, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of any and all liability.
    • Ingredients of goatse include an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.
    • Goatse has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.
    • Do not taunt goatse.
  • by Dogtanian (588974) on Friday October 29, 2010 @08:16PM (#34069800) Homepage

    unexploded WW2 shells, some walmart bullets, a kid with braces. An arm with a tattoo. A hamster that ingested iron shavings.

    Raindrops on roses. Whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles. Warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings.

  • by dangitman (862676) on Friday October 29, 2010 @11:53PM (#34070782)

    Why would you need to? All hard drives have a self-wiping function if you wait long enough. With today's quality control standards, you usually don't have to wait very long.

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