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TV Frequency

  1. Oct 5, 2006 #1
    Im curious about this question because of the TV's at school. I can hear a TV on in a house with extrenious noise even if the TV is muted. I asked my science teacher if she could hear the TV when it was on and she said she heard the sound but thats all. I hear a very high pitch noise when a TV is on is there any reason for this? Does anyone else experiance this? The noise is also extremely anoying and gives me a headache, probably the reason why i dont watch tv....
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  5. Oct 5, 2006 #4
    I wouldn't worry about it. The same subject has come up in two other threads I can think of in the past 3 years.
  6. Oct 5, 2006 #5
    Ok i wasnt sure if i was reposting a thread that occurs regularly therfore wasting bandwith
  7. Oct 5, 2006 #6
    Don't worry about it. When you waste too much bandwidth an alarm will go off: you'll hear an extremely high pitched noise that will give you a headache.
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    Ah, that's what it is. Flyback transformers! :confused:

    They obvioulsy have to do with why the crazy colory changing channels you don't have are a lot louder than the channels you do.
  9. Oct 5, 2006 #8
    I allways hear capacitors screeming, its annoying...
  10. Oct 5, 2006 #9
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Heyes.jpg/300px-Heyes.jpg [Broken]

    ...and you think if you post about it, it'll stop that sound: that terrible screaming of the capacitors...
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  11. Oct 6, 2006 #10
    I ate his Band-Pass Filter with a nice electrolytic solution.....ffffttppfftttffppfftt...:devil:
  12. Oct 6, 2006 #11
    Hehehehe. Good one!
  13. Oct 7, 2006 #12

    Chi Meson

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    Zoob knows all about wasting bandwidth, sometimes even posting spurious images for the sake of humor.
  14. Oct 7, 2006 #13

    One entry found for spurious.
    Main Entry: spu·ri·ous
    Pronunciation: 'spyur-E-&s
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin spurius false, from Latin, of illegitimate birth, from spurius, noun, bastard
    1 : of illegitimate birth : BASTARD
    2 : outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities : FALSE <the spurious eminence of the pop celebrity>
    3 a : of falsified or erroneously attributed origin : FORGED b : of a deceitful nature or quality <spurious excuses>
    - spu·ri·ous·ly adverb
    - spu·ri·ous·ness noun
  15. Oct 7, 2006 #14

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    Hmm? You don't think it was a perfectly cromulent use of the word?

    From the OED:
    "characterized by spuriousness"
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    A physics teacher once sent me on a wild goose chase hunting the spurious word "cromulent" through the dictionary...
  17. Oct 7, 2006 #16

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    Oh, I feel good!

    From Wikepedia "Simpsons Neologisms"
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  19. Oct 9, 2006 #18
    I always consult respectable dictionaries:

    http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?sourceid=Mozilla-search&va=cromulent [Broken]
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    Webster? Respectable? The man was an utter abomination!
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    A compromise. Since we can't settle on a dictionary, we'll just google the word 'cromulent' .....

    .... and voila! Cromulent is the bittersweet life and times of a quirky young college girl. :biggrin:

    From Jan 13th, 2006:
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