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2002-03-25 12:15:17 AM  
further proof that evolution is a lie.
 
2002-03-25 12:15:19 AM  
cool!...

wait a minute, what am I saying?
 
2002-03-25 12:15:22 AM  
Please bring back the cool stuff.
 
2002-03-25 12:16:50 AM  
For God's sakes... enough with the tags!

Wait, that's not right.

Nevermind.
 
2002-03-25 12:17:14 AM  
Curse you, Fark, for forcing me to give the French credit.
 
2002-03-25 12:18:03 AM  
Put these in movie theaters... NOW!
 
2002-03-25 12:18:50 AM  
pajamas are illegal?
 
2002-03-25 12:19:40 AM  
I hear some cotton mills are opening up too, lets go burn them down.
 
2002-03-25 12:21:19 AM  
Good. Put them in concert and lecture halls so I never have to hear a damn cell phone ring again.
 
2002-03-25 12:21:27 AM  
Ah, Charliex isn't a fan of Ned Ludd.
 
Rat
2002-03-25 12:21:33 AM  
I don't mind the ring-ring, if thats what it sounds like...what I can't stand is the electronic music/funky rings/etc...that some folks seem to think they need to hear to answer a friggin phone

oh, and I'm wearing my jammers and I need to go oui-oui
 
2002-03-25 12:21:50 AM  
Needed in every university immediatly!
 
2002-03-25 12:26:35 AM  
I'm sure someone will invent an Anti-Jammer......
 
2002-03-25 12:29:57 AM  
I hate when cellphones ring.. even my own. I especially hate when some dumbass bastardizes Bethoven, with their little jingle...

Jammers have been in use in Hong Kong for about a year now. Only in theatres and concert halls as of late and dont jam all the time.
 
2002-03-25 12:36:46 AM  
Put 'em on busses and trains....
 
2002-03-25 12:36:46 AM  
Who gives a damn? Kill them all.
 
2002-03-25 12:38:45 AM  
get a life, guys. OH NO, somebody's phone rang for two seconds during the Scooby Doo preview! We should kill everyone who owns one!

As if paying $30/month for a crappy little phone with no service and no battery life is not enough? Now we can't use them in public places? What the hell do you think cell phones are for?
 
2002-03-25 12:46:14 AM  
Crazyeddie: I know your just trolling - and badly at that - but...its not that one person's phone rings once during a movie. Its that several phones rings during inopportune times during a movie. And then people decide to talk on them. If you need to talk on a cell phone that badly, please exit the theatre.
 
2002-03-25 12:48:17 AM  
"get a life, guys. OH NO, somebody's phone rang for two seconds during the Scooby Doo preview! We should kill everyone who owns one!"

No, we should kill the person who lets it ring and ring because they forgot to exercise common courtesy by turning it off before entering the theater in the first place. They have to paw through their clothing and/or purses to find it. Then, rather than taking the conversation out of the theater where it belongs, they proceed to yak up a storm about the movie they're watching. They even have the cluelessness to become annoyed when people who paid in excess of 9 bucks to see the movie start "shush"-ing them.
 
2002-03-25 12:56:35 AM  
"As if paying $30/month for a crappy little phone with no service and no battery life is not enough?"

And when did having crystal-clear access at an affordable price become a right? If you're PAYING for what you percieve to be an INCONVENIENCE, then you're a .
 
2002-03-25 01:13:12 AM  
this invention is a good start, but what they really need is a device that causes cell phones to over heat and melt people's faces if they try to use them in public places.
 
2002-03-25 01:32:05 AM  
I am the first person to go beat the crap out of people who leave their ringers on during a movie or in any other inappropriate place. Yes I carry a cell phone and I put in on vibrate or turn it off when the conditions are appropriate
But I would be pretty damn pissed off if I an emergency call could get through like my girlfriend being in a wreck or something else just as bad. What about the doctor who is on-call and they can't get a hold of him because his phone or pager won't work. Are they going to build a jamming device that allows that call to go through. I don't think so. This is such a knee jerk reaction to the problem.
What about parents that bring their screaming brats on to a movie or a restaurant. Are they going to issue gags or kill the children to shut them up I doubt it. I find that a screaming kid is more annoying then a cell phone ring. At least the phone will stop half the time the kids don't and the parents are too farking dumb to talk them out.
 
2002-03-25 01:35:55 AM  
They have jammers in casinos.
 
2002-03-25 01:39:53 AM  
"What about the doctor who is on-call and they can't get a hold of him because his phone or pager won't work."

Let's see... I don't think doctors on-call are supposed to drink. Y'think they could just rent a flick when they are on-call?
Not to be callous, but unless you're an on-call ER doctor, there wouldn't be a heck of a lot you could do for your girlfriend.
 
2002-03-25 01:47:08 AM  
A better device would be one that made EVERY cell phone near it ring constantly. Turn it on for a minute or so at the start of a movie so all the idiots get the clue to turn their ringers off. Voila!
 
2002-03-25 01:51:59 AM  
Zylon - My hat's off to you. Splendid idea.
 
2002-03-25 01:52:58 AM  
Are they going to issue gags or kill the children to shut them up I doubt it.

It's doubtful, but whoever would start the trend would be a hero.
 
2002-03-25 02:21:19 AM  
I like Krinkle's and Zylon's ideas. And a jammer that made the phone explode like one of those dye bombs bank tellers put in with stolen money would be cool.
 
2002-03-25 04:31:16 AM  
I was at a concert several months back. Just before the show, one of the organizers came out and asked for a moment of silence to remember the victims of September 11. For 30 seconds you could have heard a pin drop. Sure enough, some fark-knuckles' phone goes off. It was ALL anyone could hear. Worse, the owner let it ring, apparently too embarrassed to 'fess up.

All this happened AFTER we were asked to shut off our phones. The sooner we get the jammers in, the better.
 
2002-03-25 05:42:54 AM  
If anyone jams my cell phone, then I know exactly where I will be jamming it, and let's just say they won't be walking properly for a while afterwards.
 
2002-03-25 07:52:39 AM  
Theres nothing new about this, A lot restaurants in Toronto have been using jammers for awhile now.
 
2002-03-25 08:20:31 AM  
I guess 802.11 is out of the question then.
 
2002-03-25 08:23:11 AM  
Where can I buy one of these? I'm wiring it into my car's trunk and putting it on coninuous broadcast.


Talk OR drive! Pick one!


I can't wait to watch the yammering bastards look down at their phones in sudden surprise and swerve off the road or into each other. Ah! Life is sweet again!
 
2002-03-25 08:24:47 AM  
HenchmanM
Put these in movie theaters... NOW!

Not enough. I want a device that causes enough feedback into the phone to melt the thing in their pocket. It's not enough to stop the stupid bastards, I want them in pain and spending money. I guarantee they'd never "forget" after the first time.
 
2002-03-25 08:29:11 AM  
Zylon, actually, that's a REALLY good idea. Far too peaceful for my taste but good nevertheless.


Henchman
Then, rather than taking the conversation out of the theater where it belongs, they proceed to yak up a storm about the movie they're watching.
Two words, pepper-spray. Police grade pepper spray. One shot. Step on the phone. Wander out the exit. It doesn't really hurt them but, if they show the courtesy of a dumb animal, teach them like one.

The downside is you do have to leave the theater kind of quickly.
 
2002-03-25 09:00:24 AM  
gee, now everyone can toast brain cells.
 
2002-03-25 09:01:55 AM  
Store neear my apartment has a sign on the door that says:
"Please don't privatize this public place. Keep your cell phone conversations outside. No one here wants to listen to it."

I like it. I like the idea of jammers. I hate cell phones. And I really don't understand the need people feel to be so in contact all the time. If you want to talk to me, come find me. Otherwise, leave a message at home, and if it's actually important, I'll get back to you.
Email's cool, though, since no one writes letters anymore.
 
2002-03-25 09:32:54 AM  
I actually saw two people on cell phones run into each other this morning.

Get off the damn phone, folks. I see people on phones in the grocery store blocking aisles, people at intersections that don't realize that the light changed (on the phone). We have a salesman in the office who leaves his cell on and on his desk when he goes anywhere (Lunch, bathroom, meeting) of course it rings...and rings...and rings. Twice, I have grabbed the ringing phone and was tempted to smash it against the wall, but removed the battery first time, second time I removed battery, put clear tape over the leads, and put battery back on....Two days of no prick's phone ringing and he had to spend $$$ to get phone serviced (They told him it was a bad battery...hahahaha). And I'll do it again.
 
2002-03-25 09:34:51 AM  
what about a device that turns your phone onto silent mode automatically. It would take a few years of industry standardization but we can make a baby talk on prime time tv, so this would be cake. I keep my phone on vibrate all the time. No matter where I am I get emabarrased when my cell phone rings outloud. It calls attention to me and cell phones stopped being cool when they evololved away from "Zach Morris" size.
 
2002-03-25 09:44:54 AM  
"What about the doctor who is on-call and they can't get a hold of him because his phone or pager won't work. Are they going to build a jamming device that allows that call to go through. I don't think so."

The_Rat_Bastard: Please see http://www.starportuk.com/21.htm

Apparently, "they" *have* built a cell phone jammer which does not affect pagers, specifically because pagers are used by so many emergency personnel.
 
2002-03-25 09:57:27 AM  
I think it would suck if they put these in theaters. I have kids at home when I go to the movies without them and I want the sitter to be able to contact me. So far they've never needed to when I was at a movie, but you never know...

When I go to a movie I turn the ringer off. If I get a call I ignore it, unless it would be something important.
 
2002-03-25 10:06:26 AM  
<verizon jackass>"Can you hear me now? Hello? Hello?"</verizon jackass>
 
2002-03-25 10:20:13 AM  
 
2002-03-25 10:36:50 AM  
The problem isn't cell-phones; it's the brain tumor tempting yuppies behind them. Kill all the Volvo, Jetta, and BMW 3-class owners- that would solve the problem of nuisance cell-phone users.
 
2002-03-25 10:39:54 AM  
To all those people that said they want to be able to be contacted in case of emergency, I'll answer with the same-old-tired-cliched rebuttal: "how on fark did people 6-7 years ago, when almost nobody had a cell phone?"
If you cannot let the baby-sitter alone during a diner and a movie, then you've got issues, I'm telling you.
 
2002-03-25 01:22:52 PM  
Wonderful, I am so for cell phone jamming. And you tards are a bunch of whiners if you feel otherwise. If only they could jam them in cars now.
"Every automobile equipped with cell phone jammer"
 
2002-03-25 04:17:46 PM  
Yes! Yes!

I would definitely carry one of these things with me everywhere I go.

Thank you, France!
 
2002-03-25 04:20:11 PM  
Padraig: Maybe these people are just a bunch of klutzes who are constantly having emergencies for one reason or another.
 
2002-03-25 04:37:33 PM  
I want a personal jammer installed in my shoes or something. That would rule, never having to hear someone on a cell phone ever again.

ah...

And Im sorry, if you can't leave your kids with a sitter for a couple hours, dont leave your kids at all. I have no pity for you.
 
2002-03-25 05:37:39 PM  
And Im sorry, if you can't leave your kids with a sitter for a couple hours, dont leave your kids at all. I have no pity for you.

Truer words are rarely spoken.
 
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