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Well, actually, you`ve got those in your USB cable: shielding of USB connector`s casing is made of metal other than one used for pins. So I`m not surprised to see some guys managed to make this work.
"Recharging these batteries is extremely complicated, it takes several advanced microprocessors to manage the voltages and currents involved and if you do it wrong they can explode."
Yes, this is the case, but it`s not that terrible, indeed. Those advanced microprocessors are included inside your battery pack. Furthermore, there are power correcting circuits inside your iPod or other device. Still this doesn`t mean that there is no risk to damage or even explode your battery pack or device when using inappropriate power source. But this risk is really not that much.
PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO SAVE MY CHARGER!!! |-(
it never works, neverthere is no circuit in this. you can`t just plug it into an onion and expect anything to happen. electricity doesn`t work like that. there is no chemical reaction that powers it, there is nothing that works about this. at all.I knew how it worked when i saw the setupwith the wire crossing twice under the ipod and a thick book under it. He was extremely careful at showing the wire in the onion, but hid the wires below the ipod. It was so obvious it was a fake before he even began
I`m sorry, but anyone who believes in this crap (europeans or americans, doesn`t matter) are f.ucking idiotsif you say you tried it an it worked, please do make a video, showing the entire length of wire, not tucked under anything anywhere.
I wonder if it would work with a Zune?I can`t see why not.
I don`t think that`d be very smart to do, though. I mean, after plugging it into the onion, you`d have a bunch of onion bits in your cable... and I don`t know if it`d be safe to wash it out with water. (or any other liquid, really)
Nice. XD Also, I really, really hate whenever half of the comments are USA vs Europe stuff. As for the video, I would try it, but I lost my iPod. >.> *Loooks for it frantically*
It actually did work to my surprise...for about 4-5 minutes? XP
But my USP cord got dirty...but its not broken. It`s an interesting experiment, if people are wondering why someone would do it =/
So for those who think they know it all and would never want to try something out for their life...well it works so hah =/.
I don`t want to do it again though >.<
Why do you think that I am bashing all the people, especially the americans? I have no intention like that. If you read my sentence it starts with a "For guys trying to explain this BS" If that part includes all americans then I am sorry for you guys if not why bother?
I just cant stand people who have no idea about electrics but are still making comments about this movie. Heck some even claim that this BS worked for them. Have fun again :)
You`re "Insulting" people with a movie Quote?! And You`re calling all these other people stupid?!
People Come on this site to be entertained. They come on it so they can do something when they are bored. And If You Don`t like the stuff, or agree with what other people do or say, why don`t you just forget about it? because thats the mature thing to do instead of going around and calling all these other people stupid. You Think Just because you allegedly have a master`s degree in EE It gives you the right to bash people? God You`re pathetic!
Yea Ok, You`re the only one on here acting like a dick towards Americans. Hmmm Hmmm and we`re the idiots. Grow The F U C K up Eurotrash.
"Whats with the euro-bashing? Seriously, you people take any chance to celebrate your isolationism, don`t you?!"
I only Bash Europeans When they Bash Americans.
And Im only bashing him, because Frankly I like Europe. But If that`s the way they act then I guess i was completely wrong about Europe.
Firstly, lets clear it up: THE ONION AND GATORADE DO NOT POWER THE IPOD. What powers the iPod is a chemical reaction involving the metal that makes the terminals of the usb plug.
A USB plug has 4 pins: power, ground, and 2 data pins.
This can only work in the VERY unlikely situation that the power and ground pins are made of different metals. And then the power is generated by the corrosion of the pins, so the life will depend on the usb cable.
I`m studying electrical engineering at uni, and I suspect from your horribly incorrect explanation of how electricity is generated that you`re not, so maybe you should listen when I try to help people avoid having their hands blown off by exploding lithium-ion batteries.
"What you`ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."(from billy madison)
As I`ve told before, some people here lack common sense and also basic knowledge of electrics. Some of the guys even try to explain this BS video. LMAO.
Ok in order to generate electrity you need two different metals with different electron levels, for instance copper and zinc. Then a medium to connect these two metals. Ok now onion does not have metals in it. Then two cables connected to those metals must be connected to the circuit. Again to the appropriate signed (plus and minus) connections. This was supposed to be teached to you in the middle school, geeshhhh.
Did you even know that usb connector had 2 different lines for plus and minus voltage inputs. So plugging that usb header into the gatorade soaked onion will basically just short circuit it. Short circuit means (for dumba*sses like you) f*ucked up circuits m`ok?
I now understand why they have "Dont use it to dry your cat" all over microwave ovens.
And while I`m here and slightly more alcohol fueled, I want to have a go at Cyanic for saying `dumbasses`. Way to be patriotic, dickface.
Seriously people, we`re not all like this guy.
Oh and by the way, I can`t resist.vLol dumbasses. I`m not from europe! ... I`m from england. :P
there are some dumbass people who happen to be americans on IAB, that beleive anything that is shoved down their throat,and they do set a bad example of america (along with bush).
But Sendorm is right. You (as people, NOT AS AMERICANS) call anybody from europe idiots? Yeah, okay.
On the othre hand, sendorm, shut up you spoon...theres no need.
because if you don`t use those then you`re words will be modified.
SH*T or S H I T Becomes poo when you don`t use the astrik or anything else.
Same goes for F*CK --->drat
A$$HOLE --->non-nice individual
And I think thats it.
And what`s with all these people trying to swear using (`s as c`s and asterisks between letters? Honestly.
If anyone here is thinking seriously if this will work or not, I invite them to the realm of common sense.@Stone500, this is not science this is BS."
F U C K Off Eurotrash.
Then I`d eat the iPod.
...Then I`d go outside. :/
Though I can understand it`s probably slightly harder to do that than to deduce that this is a curiousity rather than a proposal for mass renewable energy.
I know, that`s why I made reference to it since this video is also obviously fake, more-so than the Mountain Dew video. A gatorade-soaked onion?! Oh, pete, you`re crazy. :-P
If anyone here is thinking seriously if this will work or not, I invite them to the realm of common sense. @Stone500, this is not science this is BS.
I didn`t catch why using an outlet was a bad idea..
why is everyone who replies such an idiot ._.
"..I am one of the few without an Ipod"Same here. Heck, the old MP3 player I have works for 2 hours per AAA batteries, so I use it as a second USB drive. My collection of CDs can take care of the music aspect of my life well enough.
But why would i wait half an hour for the onion to soak up some of the gatorade?
Somebody had WAY too much time
give it a rest about his voice he was trying to be easily understood.
I`m just worried that onion gunk will get into your USB port and drat it up. But if you`re trapped on a deserted island with only gatorade and onions, hey, at least you can die listening to `soulja boi` over and over andoverandover . . .
At least, you can do that if you want to commit suicide.
Don`t be so quick to criticize.
And did his voice irritate anybody but me?!
..I am one of the few without an Ipod
I give it a meh on creativity--not as good as the glowing Mountain Dew.