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(Huffington Post)   Mayor Bloomberg wants all you young whippersnappers to chill out with all the loudness in your earbuds. DID YOU HEAR THAT?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 119
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2013-03-06 07:32:51 PM

olfhq: DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.

Didn't know that was a perquisite for posting, or having an opinion.


It is for not being misunderstood re: your location.
 
2013-03-06 07:33:08 PM

DamnYankees: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Because he funds campaigns in other states and he lobbies for things outside of New York City.

I'm not sure what that has to do with this PSA issue.


If only that were what I responded to. This is what i responded to:

DamnYankees: Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.

 
2013-03-06 07:36:37 PM

DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.


Not yet, but we're talking about Bloomberg.
 
2013-03-06 07:41:13 PM
it is so annoying. they sit next to you on the subway. i hope they all go deaf.
 
2013-03-06 07:41:48 PM
Next up: ankle bracelets for everyone to make sure they're exercising.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Something is wrong with that man.
 
2013-03-06 07:43:04 PM

DamnYankees: His approval rating is 50%. That's actually pretty good in the landscape of American politics.



That is pretty good....but it's also a sad state of affairs when 50% of people in a city want their mayor to be their nanny.
 
2013-03-06 07:43:22 PM
Elections have consequences
 
2013-03-06 07:44:20 PM

Joe Blowme: Erections have consequences


FTFM
 
2013-03-06 07:46:38 PM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Joe Blowme: Erections have consequences

FTFM


LOL nice
 
2013-03-06 07:46:39 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Is there anything that prick wants to permit us to do aside from reading news from his company to line his pockets? God Almighty, it'll soon be sent down from on high that breathing is bad and we need to minimize it.

Then again, it is New York. Minimizing breathing would go a long way to increasing longevity in that cesspool. Nevertheless, Bloomberg is a know-it-all toolbag who needs to sit down, shut the fark up, count his money, and stay the hell out of everybody's business.


New Yorkers are afraid of everything though. They will gladly obey Father Bloomberg's wishes.

/freedom and liberty, my ass. He's a baby tyrant.
 
2013-03-06 07:46:46 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


The problem is that at this point, people don't care how good the cause is, they hear 'Bloomberg', and tune the rest out.

And I don't blame them. This Does deserve an awareness campaign, but does anybody see him stopping there?
 
2013-03-06 07:47:51 PM
This is a repeat from my childhood and our horrible Sony Walkmen.
 
2013-03-06 07:48:40 PM
Awareness campaigns are light years away from outright bans and ordinances. I like politicians who invest money in people's health. I hate politicians who force you to conform to an arbitrary lifestyle of be fined or charged.
 
2013-03-06 07:49:51 PM
Mayor Bloomberg is a filthy rich c*nt who wants to distract you from his cronies stealing the paint off the wall by feeding you a sense of urgency about utter bullsh*t.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to sh*t where you eat.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to limit your digression and tastes to that which he sees as good.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to fart on your sofa with his feet on your coffee table while you fetch him beers as he wags his finger at you every time you scratch your ass.
 
2013-03-06 07:50:04 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Is there anything that prick wants to permit us to do aside from reading news from his company to line his pockets? God Almighty, it'll soon be sent down from on high that breathing is bad and we need to minimize it.

Then again, it is New York. Minimizing breathing would go a long way to increasing longevity in that cesspool. Nevertheless, Bloomberg is a know-it-all toolbag who needs to sit down, shut the fark up, count his money, and stay the hell out of everybody's business.


Four hundred years from now, Bloomianity will be the state religion. Lucky you, you were here at the start. As a heritic non-believer, but here, even so...
 
2013-03-06 07:50:22 PM

al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.


I always spot-checked my stepsons' music, and I think it stuck. There music is still probably louder than it should be, but I usually can't hear it from 5 feet away, even when they only have one bud in.

Personally, I'm not a fan. I like the noise-blocking aspect, but even with the small buds, they hurt my ear, and every brush against the cable translates into a loud grinding noise that actually drowns out the music.
 
2013-03-06 07:53:18 PM
i wish other people would turn their goddam headphones down while on the bus or subway. that shiat is annoying as hell
 
2013-03-06 07:55:49 PM
Still better than the '70s

passionweiss.com
 
2013-03-06 07:56:01 PM

SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in

I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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2013-03-06 07:58:14 PM
and yall keep voting Democrat...

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2013-03-06 08:02:18 PM

DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.


Holy shiat, a post worth reading. But I do enjoy the many whiners writing hate that don't even live in New York. It's good to look for something to biatch about.
 
2013-03-06 08:03:05 PM

drayno76: I hear Carnegie Hall will have a limiter installed and set to 89 db at the front row.


I've mixed over 3,000 live shows, a lot of them under a Nazi meter and what I've found is that, if the band aren't idiots with their dicks wired to their volume knobs and the room is decent and the AE knows what he's doing, you can turn in visceral, tight, punchy engaging shows without paving the place with SPL.  The meters are still a pain in the ass though because they are almost invariably being mother henned by a dipwad who, every 7 min or so, will see a 500 millisecond 99 dBA peak on an otherwise steady 89 dBA show and go "OH NOES TEH LMIT!  U R OVER TEH LIMIT!!!1!"  It's called dynamic range, you idiot.  Sure, digital compression may have eradicated the concept from recordings, but trust me, it's crucial.
 
2013-03-06 08:05:18 PM

clane: and yall keep voting Democrat...

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Yes, yes, we should all vote for the OTHER dipsh*ts instead.

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"Hi.  I'm a failed B actor.  Greed is good."
 
2013-03-06 08:13:45 PM
I'm staring to think this guy is an undercover Republican operative.
 
2013-03-06 08:14:06 PM

mllawso: SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in
I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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I'm not a believer in the "it's too loud" problem - the real problem is "it's too many hours."  A Walkman(R) gave, what,
30, 45 minutes a side, before you had to pull the tape out and flip it?  If you had auto-reverse, you were boss.  You had
some moments of silence.

However, today's MP3 players carry *days* of music.  At any volume, you become immune to it - much like getting off
of the interstate at 70ish MPH, and trying to bleed speed into the 25MPH village.  You're "speed blind" as they say.

I ain't that old (41), and do subject my ears to dangerous volumes from time to time - but not for hours, much less days.

I'm not saying reduce the capacity of MP3 players; I just think it's simply the playtime.  Geez - I just remembered...carrying
8AA batteries if you wanted to actually listen to the second side of the tape, and the first of another.  What's a fully charged
iPod last?
 
2013-03-06 08:17:23 PM

Mikey1969: And I don't blame them. This Does deserve an awareness campaign, but does anybody see him stopping there?


Not sure about yours, but my phone nags me every time I push the volume to about 75%. And as a parent trust me I have said "Turn those goddamn things down" more than I care to. I seriously doubt an awareness campaign will do anything but waste money and make a couple of people feel good that they are saving at least one kid. Because think of the children. If we can save just ONE it's money well spent.
 
2013-03-06 08:30:44 PM
How about an internet campaign to make Bloomberg a write-in candidate in Venezuela to replace Chavez?
 
2013-03-06 08:33:43 PM

Mikey1969: al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.

I always spot-checked my stepsons' music, and I think it stuck. There music is still probably louder than it should be, but I usually can't hear it from 5 feet away, even when they only have one bud in.

Personally, I'm not a fan. I like the noise-blocking aspect, but even with the small buds, they hurt my ear, and every brush against the cable translates into a loud grinding noise that actually drowns out the music.


Not a bud fan for the same reasons.  I'm glad for you and your stepson that you had more success than I did.
 
2013-03-06 08:34:38 PM
How do you make a quiet jackhammer?
 
2013-03-06 08:35:31 PM

SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in, New York is generally loud, people turn up the volume all the way to compensate. I can hear some people's headphone music clear as day on the subway. It's gotta be doing damage.

The alternative is ear phones that block out the outside noise. But making yourself effectively deaf in New York is dangerous in the more immediate sense.

Anyhoo, ignore the warnings at your own risk and enjoy your tinnitus.


I have to admit that I giggle when I see them playing the music so loud when walking around Manhattan streets while they're in their own worlds they almost get hit by cars.

/and not just whippersnappers... loads of older people
//giggles even more at the texters
 
2013-03-06 08:36:30 PM

twfeline: How do you make a quiet jackhammer?


Turn off the air compressor?
 
2013-03-06 08:42:46 PM

Jument: This is a repeat from my childhood and our horrible Sony Walkmen.


Are you kidding, this is from when I played my AM transitor radio without an earbud.

/70s were great for AM radio
 
2013-03-06 08:53:27 PM
The New York Post reports the mayor is launching a new public health campaign to raise awareness of a well-known, but widely ignored fact that loud music can cause permanent hearing damage.

Seems to me like the awareness is already there, but people just don't care.

Same thing for smoking and being overweight and driving too fast and taking drugs and a thousand other things.  People already know, they are already aware, they just don't care.
 
2013-03-06 08:53:59 PM
DamnYankees Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.

Here's a deal. How about, I won't comment on your mayor and you New Yorkers can stop moving to my town?

That's fair.

Can't stand listening to New Yorkers complain.
 
2013-03-06 08:55:25 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can't stand listening to New Yorkers complain.


But... that's what they DO.  Are you some sort of bigot?  *snort*
 
2013-03-06 08:57:49 PM

twfeline: How do you make a quiet jackhammer?


I am really curious about that one myself and you beat me to the post.

mllawso: SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in
I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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NO.  The sound quality sucked with those things.  I prefer the big headphones like the ones that are making a comeback right now, you know covers the whole ear.  Also easier to block outside sound without cranking the volume too loud.  I know it makes me sound old, but they work when you are homeschooling kids who might otherwise get distracted.
 
2013-03-06 08:57:52 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


Meh. People said that when the Sony Walkman came out, 30 years ago.
 
2013-03-06 09:03:28 PM

olfhq: DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.

Didn't know that was a perquisite for posting, or having an opinion.


Saying people can be idiots is an observational opinion. Calling people idiots is an insult.

Bloomberg often acts like an idiot...that's my observational opinion
 
2013-03-06 09:09:31 PM
From the  : noise-induced hearing loss in adolescents, comparing 1988-1994 with 2005-2006:
www.nidcd.nih.gov

I wish they had numbers going back to the 1960s, when that rock-n-roll music was going to ruin hippies' hearing.
 
2013-03-06 09:10:31 PM
Doggone FARK, let's try posting  my link. again.
 
2013-03-06 09:18:52 PM
Why does he hate freedom??
 
2013-03-06 09:35:40 PM

The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.


Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?
 
2013-03-06 09:48:00 PM

lack of warmth: I prefer the big headphones like the ones that are making a comeback right now


That's fine at home, or when you're sitting. I'm talking about people that listen to music while they're running, or walking across a city street. I'd rather they *not* block out the sound of my horn when they step out in front of me.

/Think the crappy sound quality was due to mass produced, cheap 1980's monitors -- not the form factor.
 
2013-03-06 09:51:00 PM
This twat is an authoritarian papa government type that thinks his citizens are to stupid to make any decisions for themselves.

Thank god he is in New York, where he is 100% in his element.
 
2013-03-06 10:12:58 PM
So fellow NY'ers, is it time to make the nanny and NYC go away yet, by forcible secession?

/Please say yes, fark NYC
 
2013-03-06 10:16:04 PM

Benjamin Orr: astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.

What?


Earache, my eye.
 
2013-03-06 10:26:24 PM
Headphones capable of volumes over 16 dba will not be permitted for sale in New York City.
 
2013-03-06 10:26:59 PM

Vector R: So fellow NY'ers, is it time to make the nanny and NYC go away yet, by forcible secession?

/Please say yes, fark NYC


Not that I support his methods, but he does have facts.
 
2013-03-06 10:32:01 PM

al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.


Wow.  Same age stepson, same warnings, same outcome.  Are you my secret alt?
 
2013-03-06 10:39:21 PM

treesloth: The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.

Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?


Introduction of Sad meals ay McD's to follow
 
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