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LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


excuse me

i think i found a programming bug that seems apparent in just about all conventional microwaves driven by a microcontroller. after the timer runs to 0, the microwave seems to continue to run while beeping multiple times. the fan and lights might be just running and not actually creating microwaves to cook the food, but if this is true, why do i have the option to press the stop button and cancel all that nonsense? my theory is that it is actually continuing to cook the food during that duration which leads me to believe the duration of cooking time the user inputs ends up being inaccurate by several seconds

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LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


all microwaves are flawed and no one took notice until now (me)



Dr. Honked posted:

disable the door interlock, put your head in there, and stick your tongue out. run the microwave for ten minutes. see if your tongue is still boiling while the beeps are going. then eat ten packs of mentos and drink two litres of coca cola as fast as you can, then set fire to yourself and jump out of the window. all your questions will be answered.


that doesn't prove anything about my theory!

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


minivanmegafun those diagrams and explanations are cool but i think all the microwaves are doing is not ending the cook routine before the "Done beeping" routine, and for some reason all microwaves i've ever seen use this


Sweevo posted:

mine doesn't :smug:

i don't believe you. you must be misunderstanding. show me a video please

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


i checked out the panasonic website, and they had this for an answer:




http://eng.faq.panasonic.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10680/~/my-microwave-seems-to-run-after-the-cooking-has-finished.


they are admitting it's flawed right there, because if i press the stop button, everything stops immediately. the cooling fan routine "to cool down the elements inside" never happens. so does this mean i'm causing potential damage to my microwave just by hitting the stop button and not waiting for the timer to finish?

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


yeah it's probably every day i use a microwave it reminds me of microwave's mom and how much i still wish she was mine

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


Valeyard posted:

she could warm my meat up in 60 seconds :smugmrgw:

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop



no. loving. way.

what kind of microwave is that??

edit: and question - did turning off the beep sound affect this?

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


okay i think i hear it, it's that chirping sound

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


echinopsis posted:


pro tip leave the food for a bit after (do this with most cooking but esp with a 'wave)

haha you're joking right? are you scared of microwave radiation or are you just saying this to have it cool off? remember, microwaves are non-ionizing

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


echinopsis posted:

because microwaves heat food so fast they often heat just the outside or certain parts*, and leaving it allows the temperature through the food to come to equilibrium... unless you enjoy bites of your food that are both hot and cold at the same time


this happens with a traditional oven too but since food has often been in the oven for long-time the effect is very small compared to microwave


*often if you cook a food in a container than has better temperature conductivity than the food itself, the outside of the food will heat but the bowl will absorbe that heat from the food preferentially instead of the rest of the food so you end up with a hot bowl and cold food. another reason to let it rest

ah yes. good tips.

did you know contrary to previously thought, microwaves were proven to be the healthiest form of cooking, meaning it maintains nutrition in the food more than any other form of cooking

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


geez where's their safety glasses?

LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop



holy poo poo what was that fvcked up poo poo with the pigeons and the burnt fact eyeball thing? did they microwave a pigeon?? better not have

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LP0 ON FIRE
Jan 25, 2006

beep boop


ever microwaved a marshmallow? it inflates and gets all plasticky

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