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    Fake ad tells iPhone 6 owners they can charge phone in mic


    Fake ad tells iPhone 6 owners they can charge phone in microwave

    "...A phony ad circulating on the Internet has fooled some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners into believing they can quickly charge their phones by putting them in a microwave oven. It has led to some broken-hearted iPhone owners with cooked devices..."

    Fake ad tells iPhone 6 owners they can charge phone in microwave | cleveland.com


    Wow! Just wow! Up to now, I've been charging mine by rubbing it on the carpet so the static electricity could charge it.

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    Who said "there's a sucker born every minute"? Was it W.C. Fields?
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    Oh yeah? I fixed my old MacBook Pro by baking the logic board in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.

    It worked. The solder melted or something like that.

    Edit: really I did I'm not joking.
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    P.T. Barnum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    P.T. Barnum...
    Who?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    P.T. Barnum...
    Who?
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    P.T. Barnum...
    Who?
    What?
    OK I looked him up. Can't say I'd heard of the guy but
    When Barnum's biographer, Arthur H. Saxon, tried to track down when Barnum had uttered this phrase, he was unable to verify it. According to Saxon, "There's no contemporary account of it, or even any suggestion that the word 'sucker' was used in the derogatory sense in his day. Barnum was just not the type to disparage his patrons.
    Seems a decent gent though There's a sucker born every minute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Who?
    What?
    OK I looked him up. Can't say I'd heard of the guy but
    When Barnum's biographer, Arthur H. Saxon, tried to track down when Barnum had uttered this phrase, he was unable to verify it. According to Saxon, "There's no contemporary account of it, or even any suggestion that the word 'sucker' was used in the derogatory sense in his day. Barnum was just not the type to disparage his patrons.
    Seems a decent gent though There's a sucker born every minute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I knew who he is, I was playing the old who/what game. Guess I was the only one.
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    They did this a couple years ago when there was information making it's rounds on the net stating that you could download an app that would make your iPhone waterproof. People fell for that one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    They did this a couple years ago when there was information making it's rounds on the net stating that you could download an app that would make your iPhone waterproof. People fell for that one too.
    I find it interesting that these types of "pranks" are only presented to iPhone users, I've never seen such things attempted for Android phone users. Is it because it's assumed that Android users are more tech savvy and wouldn't get sucked in?

    I find it even more interesting that there are people out there that will fall for these pranks. How do they get their shoes tied in the morning?
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