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Mosquito ring tone

  1. Jun 16, 2006 #1

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  3. Jun 16, 2006 #2

    NateTG

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    I can hear it (or a harmonic), and I'll turn 30 in November.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2006 #3

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    The only thing I hear is a tiny little pop in the sound file at the very end. I was surprised because I am really sensitive to noise, but I guess that tone is out of my range.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2006 #4

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    NateTG

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    Can you hear the whining from (especially older) TV flyback transformers? That's around 15Khz.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2006 #6

    NateTG

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    But you're a motorcycle rider, and, I'll guess, you ride without too much hearing protection.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2006 #7

    siddharth

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    Ouch! That hurts. Why would anyone want that as a ringtone?

    Yeah, I can hear the TV whine also.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2006 #8

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    hmm.. I don't think I notice any noise around television sets, Nate.

    Wolly, I think I did some damage to my hearing in my rock band days.

    I bet someone will soon invent "The Mosquito Detector" to alert teachers to when those cell phones are ringing in class.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2006 #9

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    What surprised me is that I heard this is the same tone shop-owners were playing in and around their stores to discourage loitering teens (I started a thread about this a few months back.). I figured it was just a very annoying whine.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2006 #10

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    What a annoying noise!:eek:
     
  12. Jun 16, 2006 #11

    NateTG

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    IIRC most schools don't allow cell phones or cell phone activity anyway.

    If students were so inclined this could be used to, for example, morse.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2006 #12

    siddharth

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    It's an effective idea, for sure. It's more than annoying, it's painful! It really hurts.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2006 #13

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    Almost made my ears bleed
     
  15. Jun 16, 2006 #14

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    They don't. So it's a little easier to sneak the phones in if the teachers and administrators can't hear them ringing.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/13/AR2006061301557.html
     
  16. Jun 16, 2006 #15

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    They were very lenient about cell phone use in the Evo Childs school. I could call her while she was in class. Kids will usually SMS in class so they don't disrupt others.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2006 #16

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    You know the most simple solution to this is? Leave your phone on vibrate.
     
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    God, that thing just shot my ears. Awful.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2006 #18

    dav2008

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    You can still hear the vibration, especially in a silent classroom.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2006 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    I can easily hear it.

    Flourescent lights and TVs can drive me nuts.
     
  21. Jun 16, 2006 #20

    wolram

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    That is naughty,you deserve a 100 lines.
     
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