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Date: 07/17/08 08:52 AM

58 Responses to How to Make popcorn with Your Laptop

  1. Profile photo of jessieplume
    jessieplume Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:53 am
    Link: How to Make popcorn with Your Laptop - And it`s not a viral video.
  2. Profile photo of IMGAY4REALZ
    IMGAY4REALZ Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:01 am
    useless
  3. Profile photo of Aqua_Bird
    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:02 am
    Eh...looked like a bit of a bodge job.
    Still, good, if you like popcorn that is.
  4. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:04 am
    Pretty nifty but I`m not doing it. I`ll take the old ways of making it.
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:04 am
    :O seriously i want to do that!


    or i want someone to manufacture it so i dont have to make it and figure out circuitry and what not


    ;)

  6. Profile photo of golani
    golani Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:08 am
    HOLY SH*T
    that rocks!
    i wanna try it,but i wont,1 little mistake and its bye bye to my laptop
  7. Profile photo of tomboygirl12
    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:11 am
    invention of the month?
  8. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:14 am
    lolz looks cool, although i dont feel like trying it.
  9. Profile photo of mooogandi
    mooogandi Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:14 am
    yeah im too stupid to play around with that kinda stuff, imma stick with ma easy bake oven....
  10. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:20 am
    hmmm, so it`s the heat or somthing genberated by the lapptop?

    cool

  11. Profile photo of trueninja
    trueninja Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:26 am
    why not just stick it in the microwave? Faster and cheaper. Still, cool.
  12. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:28 am
    Great, now I can whip up some popcorn in the office!
  13. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:31 am
    was dubious at first but no! This guy is a genius! :) two tumbs fresh!
  14. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Now, people will run to their computers attempting to make popcorn with them... only to find out it`s an ad campaign just like the cellphone popping corn video.
  15. Profile photo of LunarMoon
    LunarMoon Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:37 am
    Useful for long trips. 3 hour car ride: Hmm, I`m hungry, there`s no food here, but I do have this contraption and a bunch of popcorn kernels, perfect!
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:46 am
    I seriously doubt that tiny LED (I think thats what it was...) can create enough heat for that. Besides, it never shows the seeds actually popping.

    I call bullpoo.

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    peterpa Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:50 am
    have to be careful the terminals for the globs dont short on the lid :#
  18. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:55 am
    no..... thats making popcorn using power from a laptop to a home made heating cup.
  19. Profile photo of brunch
    brunch Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:00 am
    That video made me hungry, but not for popcorn, I was staring at the pizza ad on the side, the music was really in in sync with it.
  20. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:14 am
    STUPID useless waste of time, energy, and intelligence
  21. Profile photo of sanrio908
    sanrio908 Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:17 am
    couldn`t he make his life easier by using a microwave or fire?
  22. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:19 am
    how to burn down your house in 10 easy steps
  23. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:22 am
    or u could put in the microwave.... still gonna buy the ebay kit.
  24. Profile photo of ValeX
    ValeX Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:35 am
    not going to happen. USB can supply about 300-500mW, in other words 0.3 - 0.5 watts.

    Those lights are (from the video) 2.5v at .3 amps. Meaning roughly 1watt lights. (a little less, but..) Anyhow, that means over 1.5A from the USB port. You`d kill a computer trying to pull 1.5A I would think. (It may do it, but it`s DEFINATELY not rated for it)

    And can 1.5watts pop popcorn? Probably not.

  25. Profile photo of Jam-cob
    Jam-cob Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:35 am
    wasnt really making popcorn, just making them pop
  26. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:46 am
    makes you wonder who figures this out lol
  27. Profile photo of kaylangel
    kaylangel Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:03 am
    He obviously just added in some ready made popcorn he brought from the store at the end of the video
  28. Profile photo of DolceAmaro
    DolceAmaro Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:36 am
    awesome!!! i have always wondered if i could make popcorn with my laptop. now i know.
  29. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:37 am
    It`s a smart idea, but I would much rather just stick to the old methods of pop-corn making. A bag, and a microwave. Or just a real pop-corn machine.
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    PostModern Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:49 am
    u know whats easy and much efficent? A MIRCOWAVE!
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:55 am
    How to mine gold with your laptop:

    1. Sell your laptop.
    2. Buy a mining pick.
    3. Mine.

  32. Profile photo of prillypopz
    prillypopz Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    Ahaha thats like trying to cook popcorn with a mini lightbulb.
  33. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Really cool, but the guy who made this (and videos like this) should really try to invent something useful. If I was lost in the woods starving, I don`t think a laptop, 3 usb cords, LED lights, and a bag of Jiffy Pop would be readily available to me...:-/
  34. Profile photo of thrash56
    thrash56 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    Yeah, I`m pretty certain a USB port could not supply the amount of power necessary to pop popcorn kernels.
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    zep fan Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    If it`s real, cool.. but I use my microwave for that.
  36. Profile photo of panicxparado
    panicxparado Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    I prefer microwaves.
  37. Profile photo of Abacab2112
    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    It`s probably not real, but it would be an asset for when a religious debate breaks out on I-A-B.
  38. Profile photo of Snufkin
    Snufkin Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    Wikipedia says: "The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites." So this is not a viral video because...it`s not popular enough?
  39. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    I call BS. You can only get a couple of watts out of a USB port. Even with insulation it`s going to be tough to pop a single kernel. In a metal can like that? Forget it.
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    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    I guess this is useful for college dorms where people aren`t allowed microwaves in their rooms.
  41. Profile photo of Agentk120
    Agentk120 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    I too call BS on account of LEDs producing very low amounts of heat. But hell, maybe theres another reason someone with a better knowledge of science and technology can use to prove me wrong.
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    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    Almost guarantee that this is somehow faked. Those little bulbs go into flashlights. If they got THAT hot, they would either suck the batteries dead or melt the freakin reflector.
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    It makes you wondering... how in hell do poeple come up with this stuff, and how many laptops have they wreckied before geting it right?
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    mylostdog Female 18-29
    471 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    or you could microwave it. but yano, whatev.
  45. Profile photo of Mossoi
    Mossoi Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    "Wikipedia says: "The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites." So this is not a viral video because...it`s not popular enough?"

    Don`t forget Wikipedia talks bollox.

  46. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    they forgot to add the butter.
  47. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    want.

    hate popcorn but still want.

  48. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    that would actually be pretty cool to show off to some friends
  49. Profile photo of Psycholady33
    Psycholady33 Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm
    Was that vodka he poured in with the popcorn kernels?
  50. Profile photo of catsthewagon
    catsthewagon Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 11:14 am
    ^^it was the kind of oil you put on popcorn. i think it is at least a plausible way to make popcorn
  51. Profile photo of nop9001
    nop9001 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    dont most offices have microwaves still really cool
  52. Profile photo of mrfitzerbert
    mrfitzerbert Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    I don`t think those lamps are LED`s. The box in the video said that they were heater lamps rated at 150 Celsius (302F) at 2.5v and 0.3A. That would make it plausible, however like someone said, they might draw too much power.

    Those lamps are for 2.5v, half that of usb, and each draw 0.3A each. So they would need a 0.6A 2.5v supply. A resistor would deal with the voltage change, but USB only provides 0.5A. So it might work, but the lamps would not work at full power.

    If we assume that the current:temperature ratio is linear, and 0.5/2=0.25A for each lamp, then the lamps will work at 83% of their rated temerature, which will be around 125 Celsius (257F).

    Just having an educated guess at that though, would putting a resistor into that adjust the current requirements at all?

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    mistamoni Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    do you notice that super fast talking radio in the background?
  54. Profile photo of rifter
    rifter Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    @mrfitzerbert... Wire the bulbs in series and it might work.

    I`ll have to review this video later when I have time to sit and think about it. But, he grabbed the thing with his bare hands and there was no steam from the can. Unless he waited several minutes, I don`t see how it could be real. Unless he has a very high threshold for pain.

  55. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    dont you feel accomplished..
  56. Profile photo of onlocash
    onlocash Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2008 at 12:39 am
    you forgot the simple stuff, flip the cup over so you don`t spill it all over the place lol
  57. Profile photo of n0n4m3
    n0n4m3 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 7:00 am
    err fake, otherwise he wouldnt be able to pick up the can/cup otherwise from the heat.
  58. Profile photo of DellSucks
    DellSucks Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    So what? I could probably use the hot exhaust from my laptop.

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