so, i bought a new microwave oven
as with any microwave oven, it is annoying and chock full of UX missteps
one of them is the end-of-cooking beep
it has a blessedly rare feature tho: a mute function
you can, by holding down an overloaded button, turn all the beeping off foreverrrrr (or until you turn it back on)
so this is great, i have a nice quiet microwave oven now!
except... i still want to know when the food is ready
*does a bong hit*
*looks at the audience for a moment*
here is my idea
now, i want to let you know that i am actually a legit electrons enginerding technopologist
and this idea needs some sober thought before execution, cuz idk it might be dangerous
consider, for a moment, magnets
you may not know how they work, and in fact, you might not know how they work. this is okay! you don't have to understand them to use them every day at your job!
but, let me try to remember this whole thing
so electrons moving through zappy-snakes make magnet waves
and these magnet waves will attract things that are ferrous
if i recall correctly; honestly i'm just a software engineer with a knack for firmware and i may be wrong. that's why this needs thought
 "ferrous" materials contain the element "Fe", or "Ferris". this is an extremely common element, often mined from the mid-1980s strata of the filmosphere. it's known for having a high Chicago factor and a weak fourth wall.
 i got software on my chest, firmware between my legs, and thighs for miles ;)
*sees timer counting down*
here's my pitch
simply put, we insert a coilyboi in the wiring path to the nuker
and then we have a swingy clonger
and a dongy bit
i realize there's a lot of terms of art in there, so perhaps i can clarify a bit with a drawing
 V_DD, or "Very Definitely Dead", is, in this case, mains voltage. Don't fuck with it, it'll ruin your afternoon and/or life.
so there we are
nuker stops converting electronical power to radiotronic power, the coilyboi gets bored, the swingy clonger hits the dongy bit, and there's warm food ready to eat
thanks for coming to my TED talk
*curl up on a beanbag*
@reykitty This thread is The Best :3
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