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Apr. 15th, 2013 | 10:47 pm

Calling attention to unsourced and potentially untrustworthy, unverifiable statements on Wikipedia is a worthwhile endeavor, but some people are clearly taking it too far:

That's from Wikipedia's article on microwave ovens, BTW — specifically this revision, although so far that's also the current one.

Really, "citation needed"? I'm tempted to add a tag that says [just look at the friggin' picture]. :)

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ungulata

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from: ungulata
date: Apr. 15th, 2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Have you tried making electric arcs using a grape cut in two in a microwave oven? The arc is even larger if you place a glass over the grape. ^_^

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 15th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
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That sounds interesting, but no, I've never tried that. My microwave's a real tank that's still working great after I-don't-even-know-how-long — and I want to keep it, since I don't think they build 'em like that anymore. :)

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Ysengrin Blackpaw

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from: ysengrin
date: Apr. 16th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
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Ah, but does the image come under original research (and thus ineligible), or is it taken from some article or study? After all, how do we *know* it's raisins ...

(yes, I'm poking fun at hardcore Wiki folk)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 16th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it'd probably fall under "original research", according to some.

I'm glad that IAR still exists; that, together with 5P is the basis on which I operate there nowadays, to the extent I do at all. All the bureaucratic red tape, arcane processes etc. that certain folks saw fit to set up... urgh. Don't get me started.

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Apr. 16th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
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Allegations of raisin smoking persist irrespective of any evidence, or lack thereof...

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 16th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)
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At a press conference today, the administration has released a statement reaffirming its earlier position that long as those raisins are over the age of 18, their decision to smoke is considered a personal lifestyle choice.

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Apr. 16th, 2013 11:42 am (UTC)
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Many skeptic groups have labeled raisin burning a pseudoscience, with claims of its efficacy unsubstantiated and promoted by charlatans, frauds, and hucksters.

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