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When online jokes go bad

  1. Sep 24, 2016 #1

    nsaspook

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    http://www.craveonline.com/design/1...g-holes-iphone-7-make-headphone-jack#/slide/1
    If only one person did this.
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016
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  4. Sep 24, 2016 #3

    nsaspook

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    Thank goodness he didn't show how to access the hidden USB jack in the iPhone 7 users forehead.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2016 #4
    At least we can hope people don't try that hack twice. They should know the drill by now.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2016 #5
    I recently read an article on this subject that said that the technology behind the headphone jack in smartphones is so archaic that it goes back to the days of the transistor radio. It is actually the main reason that most smartphones aren't a lot thinner. It's a hard habit to break, though.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2016 #6

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    Reminds me on my favorite bumper sticker: "Stupidity of human is inviolable." as a persiflage on our first article of our constitution where it says dignity.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2016 #7

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    Many of the smartphones actually have an FM receiver inside (http://freeradioonmyphone.org/) that also uses the headphone jack as an antenna coupler to the headphone wires.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2016 #8

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    I'm skeptical that anyone actually did that.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2016 #9

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    You sir, are a optimist. :biggrin:
    "... the universe and human stupidity"
     
  11. Sep 25, 2016 #10
    Well, when you are a kid and want something, you believe in it. You believe it can be done.
    It is archaic. So archaic that when you put a TRS in a TRRS jack, it makes a short circuit. However, because it is not harmful, it is ignored. But still, it IS a short circuit. It is defective by design.

    Not to mention that Apple, Nokia, and others have each made their own standards out of 3.5mm jacks. They look the same, but the contacts serve different purposes. And to make things worse, no one tells you which one you are buying. Everyone in the world sell it to you as simple TRRS jack without diagrams or anything, when in reality, they are different. Go figure out which one you have.

    Source: http://www.cablechick.com.au/blog/understanding-trrs-and-audio-jacks/
     
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