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  1. #1
    Kev
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    Radios are not a distraction for most people. Generally most of us
    don't flip around from station to station while driving. I had a friend
    that used to do it though- he'd flip from station to station everytime
    the song changed or a commercial came on. Drove me friggn nuts to ride
    with him.




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  2. #2
    Tropical Haven
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    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    > Radios are not a distraction for most people. Generally most of us
    > don't flip around from station to station while driving. I had a friend
    > that used to do it though- he'd flip from station to station everytime
    > the song changed or a commercial came on. Drove me friggn nuts to ride
    > with him.


    Actually, that's more common than you think. I agree, it drives me
    insane as well. As long as I can hear something [respectable] instead
    of the hypnotizing sounds of the car in motion, it's fine.

    TH





  3. #3
    Rock
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    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !


    "Linda Evans" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > SHUT THE CELL UP
    >
    > By ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    >
    > February 20, 2005 -- Can you hear me now?
    >
    > Unsuspecting cellphone users may find themselves saying that
    > more often now that cellphone jammers - illegal gizmos that
    > interfere with signals and cut off reception - are selling
    > like hotcakes on the streets of New York.
    >
    > "I bought one online, and I love it," said one jammer owner
    > fed up with the din of dumb conversations and rock-and-roll
    > ringtones.
    >
    > "I use it on the bus all the time. I always zap the idiots
    > who discuss what they want from the Chinese restaurant so
    > that everyone can hear them. Why is that necessary?"
    >
    > He added, "I can't throw the phones out the window, so
    > this is the next best thing."
    >
    > Online jammer seller Victor McCormack said he's made
    > "hundreds of sales" to New Yorkers.
    >
    > "The interest has gone insane in the last few years. I get
    > all sorts of people buying them, from priests to police officers."
    >
    > Jammers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from portable
    > handhelds that look like cellphones to larger, fixed models
    > as big as suitcases.
    >
    > Their sole goal is to zip inconsiderate lips. The smaller
    > gadgets emit radio frequencies that block signals anywhere
    > from a 50- to 200-foot radius. They range in price from
    > $250 to $2,000.
    >
    > But don't expect to find jammers at the local Radio Shack -
    > they're against Federal Communications Commission regulations
    > because they interfere with emergency calls and the public
    > airwaves. They are illegal to buy, sell, use, import or advertise.
    >
    > A violation means an $11,000 fine, but the FCC's Enforcement
    > Bureau has yet to bust one person anywhere in the country.
    >
    > "This is not a crime that they're going after," said Rob
    > Bernstein, deputy editor at New York City-based Sync magazine.
    >
    > He said jammers are here, and their use is multiplying.
    >
    > "Right now, there's a growing curiosity about jammers in
    > the United States and New York," Bernstein said. "There's
    > no better way to shut up a loudmouth on the phone, so
    > people definitely want them and are finding ways to get them."
    >
    > One way is at a spy shop on Third Avenue, which sells
    > medium-sized jammers out of a back room for $1,500. The
    > sales clerk there said he had sold jammers to a 50-year-old
    > man who bought one to use on the Long Island Rail Road, and to
    > restaurateurs.
    >
    > Folks who run auto auctions also buy them to stop people from
    > chit-chatting about prices and rigging their bids, the clerk said.
    >
    > An employee at a West Village spy store said the shop also
    > sells jammers, but only to people from other countries.
    >
    > One local purchaser bought a portable jammer last year, and
    > said he likes using it at Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island.
    >
    > "One time I followed this guy around for 20 minutes," he
    > said. "I kept zapping him and zapping him, until finally he
    > threw the phone on the floor. I couldn't stop laughing. It
    > was so cool."
    >

    Sounds like fun!





  4. #4
    John Richards
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    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    "Tropical Haven" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >> Radios are not a distraction for most people. Generally most of us
    >> don't flip around from station to station while driving. I had a friend
    >> that used to do it though- he'd flip from station to station everytime
    >> the song changed or a commercial came on. Drove me friggn nuts to ride
    >> with him.

    >
    > Actually, that's more common than you think. I agree, it drives me
    > insane as well. As long as I can hear something [respectable] instead
    > of the hypnotizing sounds of the car in motion, it's fine.


    Dumb commercials tend to irritate the heck out of me, especially after
    I've heard it for the 50th time. So I tend to push a preset channel
    button about one second after a commercial I recognize comes on.

    --
    John Richards



  5. #5
    Janie Collins
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Oh, Cricket, you are so funny!

    "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I think it's the ear volume.... when it's set too loud it makes you think
    >you need to talk louder to be heard. Setting it too low has the same
    >effect, as does a lot of background noise (such as you'd find in a
    >restaurant). I find I do better with a headset....
    >
    > I'm more annoyed by people who get annoyed by public cell use than I am by
    > the people who use them- it's rude to make a scene over someone's cell use
    > (in an environment where talking is expected). I save my irritations for
    > the important stuff - those %$&# little kid chopping carts in grocery
    > stores and the parents who let their kids use them. <g>
    >
    >
    > "Donald Newcomb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> I find that it's interesting how normal conversation becomes loud when a
    >> cellphone is involved. My wife and I have a hand signal to indicate that
    >> the
    >> other is talking too loud and you'd be amazed how often I have to use it
    >> if
    >> she takes a cell call in a restaurant. In face-to-face conversation she's
    >> never too loud.

    >
    >






  6. #6
    Janie Collins
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    By the way, I was being completely serious--I even read what you wrote about
    the shopping carts to my husband--I HATE it when those things are in front
    of, behind, or beside me! Yep, I have a kid, but I find other people's
    children quite annoying, at least the majority of the time! <g>

    "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I think it's the ear volume.... when it's set too loud it makes you think
    >you need to talk louder to be heard. Setting it too low has the same
    >effect, as does a lot of background noise (such as you'd find in a
    >restaurant). I find I do better with a headset....
    >
    > I'm more annoyed by people who get annoyed by public cell use than I am by
    > the people who use them- it's rude to make a scene over someone's cell use
    > (in an environment where talking is expected). I save my irritations for
    > the important stuff - those %$&# little kid chopping carts in grocery
    > stores and the parents who let their kids use them. <g>
    >
    >
    > "Donald Newcomb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> I find that it's interesting how normal conversation becomes loud when a
    >> cellphone is involved. My wife and I have a hand signal to indicate that
    >> the
    >> other is talking too loud and you'd be amazed how often I have to use it
    >> if
    >> she takes a cell call in a restaurant. In face-to-face conversation she's
    >> never too loud.

    >
    >






  7. #7
    cricket
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    I was a mean mommy, I made the kids ride in the cart. <g>


    "Janie Collins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > By the way, I was being completely serious--I even read what you wrote
    > about the shopping carts to my husband--I HATE it when those things are in
    > front of, behind, or beside me! Yep, I have a kid, but I find other
    > people's children quite annoying, at least the majority of the time! <g>






  8. #8
    Janie Collins
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Absolutely! Something pretty funny happened yesterday with my soon-to-be 15
    year old girl. We went to Hooters (of all places) because we had a friend
    visiting and it was his birthday (hubby's golf buddy) and my daughter LOVES
    the crablegs. Anyway, she saw a sign that said "limit, 2 children" and she
    said "Mama, do they mean you can only bring 2 kids with you?" I said "no, I
    think it has something to do with the free means". She said, "oh, I thought
    they meant you can only bring 2 kids because they are so annoying!"
    Hopefully I will like any grandchildren I have .

    "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I was a mean mommy, I made the kids ride in the cart. <g>
    >
    >
    > "Janie Collins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> By the way, I was being completely serious--I even read what you wrote
    >> about the shopping carts to my husband--I HATE it when those things are
    >> in front of, behind, or beside me! Yep, I have a kid, but I find other
    >> people's children quite annoying, at least the majority of the time! <g>

    >
    >






  9. #9
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Per drewdawg:
    >It's interesting how loud conversation is all of a sudden a *HUGE* problem
    >when a cell (mobile) phone is involved.


    When did it happen before - except with classless people who were never trained
    as children how to act in public?
    --
    PeteCresswell



  10. #10
    cricket
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    What is wrong with just tuning them out? If you can't then it's your
    problem, not theirs. People with hearing or speech problems <> classless and
    they often speak louder (as do those speaking to them) than what others
    consider "normal". What's next, banning handicapped and disabled people from
    restaurants because they make offensive noises when eating?

    I was "trained" not to treat others rudely because they were different and
    to ignore things other people did in public that irritated me or that I
    considered classless. As a result, I think people who make an issue of loud
    conversations are ruder than those who are loud.



    "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Per drewdawg:
    >>It's interesting how loud conversation is all of a sudden a *HUGE* problem
    >>when a cell (mobile) phone is involved.

    >
    > When did it happen before - except with classless people who were never
    > trained
    > as children how to act in public?
    > --
    > PeteCresswell






  11. #11
    Richard J. Wyble
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    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    cricket wrote (2/28/2005 11:09 AM):

    > . . . People with hearing or speech problems <> classless and
    > they often speak louder (as do those speaking to them) than what others
    > consider "normal".
    >
    > "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Per drewdawg:
    >>
    >>>It's interesting how loud conversation is all of a sudden a *HUGE* problem
    >>>when a cell (mobile) phone is involved.

    >>
    >>When did it happen before - except with classless people who were never
    >>trained
    >>as children how to act in public?



    Cricket, you are attempting to skew the conversation into realms it had
    not previously gone. No writer prior to you made the slightest allusion
    to people with hearing or speech problems; that is your conclusion,
    unwarranted by anything previously written.

    In point of fact, the subject of public rudeness, especially in
    restaurants, is not limited to cellphone usage. Loud, obnoxious
    behavior is loud, obnoxious behavior, regardless of cellphones.

    --
    RJW



  12. #12
    Quick
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    cricket wrote:
    > What is wrong with just tuning them out? If you can't
    > then it's your problem, not theirs. People with hearing
    > or speech problems <> classless and they often speak
    > louder (as do those speaking to them) than what others
    > consider "normal". What's next, banning handicapped and
    > disabled people from restaurants because they make
    > offensive noises when eating?
    >
    > I was "trained" not to treat others rudely because they
    > were different and to ignore things other people did in
    > public that irritated me or that I considered classless.
    > As a result, I think people who make an issue of loud
    > conversations are ruder than those who are loud.


    Right, so I guess it's ok for me to take a leak while
    standing next to you at the bus stop and if you have
    a problem with it you should work on your ignoring
    skills?

    -Quick





  13. #13
    cricket
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Actually, I've seen men do it. It's also against a law or two, while talking
    loud on a cell phone in a subway or on a bus is not. A better comparison is
    breast feeding in public - and number of men and women are offended by it
    (and it was banned in many public places until recent years) but only a few
    cads will voice their displeasure to a nursing mother.


    "Quick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > cricket wrote:
    >> What is wrong with just tuning them out? If you can't
    >> then it's your problem, not theirs. People with hearing
    >> or speech problems <> classless and they often speak
    >> louder (as do those speaking to them) than what others
    >> consider "normal". What's next, banning handicapped and
    >> disabled people from restaurants because they make
    >> offensive noises when eating?
    >>
    >> I was "trained" not to treat others rudely because they
    >> were different and to ignore things other people did in
    >> public that irritated me or that I considered classless.
    >> As a result, I think people who make an issue of loud
    >> conversations are ruder than those who are loud.

    >
    > Right, so I guess it's ok for me to take a leak while
    > standing next to you at the bus stop and if you have
    > a problem with it you should work on your ignoring
    > skills?
    >
    > -Quick
    >
    >






  14. #14
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Per cricket:
    > A better comparison is
    >breast feeding in public - and number of men and women are offended by it
    >(and it was banned in many public places until recent years) but only a few
    >cads will voice their displeasure to a nursing mother.


    Not valid. One can always look the other way.

    We all have eyelids.

    Nobody I know of has earlids.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  15. #15
    cricket
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    How many complainers are selectively deaf?



    "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Per cricket:
    >> A better comparison is
    >>breast feeding in public - and number of men and women are offended by it
    >>(and it was banned in many public places until recent years) but only a
    >>few
    >>cads will voice their displeasure to a nursing mother.

    >
    > Not valid. One can always look the other way.
    >
    > We all have eyelids.
    >
    > Nobody I know of has earlids.
    > --
    > PeteCresswell






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