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2013-05-17 01:03:30 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: So is the assumption I get more then 1 call in a 2 hour period?

Because I can certainly make clear that I don;t barely get more then 2 calls a day IF THAT on my phone, and those include my wife calling me. She, more then likely, will be in the theatre with me.


Then you won't miss anything if you shut it off.

When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.
 
2013-05-17 01:03:52 PM

namegoeshere: TNel: Nothing says i'm more important than having someone announce over a PA system for you ruining the entire movie for everyone. Or you could have your phone on silent and when a text comes in you check it and get up and leave. Yeah your idea is much better.

If there is a true emergency, then no one will mind the interruption. If of course you need to be interrupted for every farking thing, then you have an inflated sense of your own importance.

Of course, you could shoot off a quick text to whomever with your row and seat number before you turn off your phone and avoid the problem completely.


And that's where it is subjective, not black/white like the majority of folks have acted like it is on here.
 
2013-05-17 01:09:45 PM

namegoeshere: Jim from Saint Paul: So is the assumption I get more then 1 call in a 2 hour period?

Because I can certainly make clear that I don;t barely get more then 2 calls a day IF THAT on my phone, and those include my wife calling me. She, more then likely, will be in the theatre with me.

Then you won't miss anything if you shut it off.

When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.


I guess my problem is that I can;t relate. I have people sitting in front of me all the time when I go to the movies and i have never, yes NEVER noticed someone looking at their phone while I am watching the movie (besides my wife and I can't think of that happening more then once). Maybe I just have really good tunnel vision. Now hearing people talk, or a phone not totally turned down? That I notice.

Again, never noticed someone fiddling on their phone in a movie because I almost always go to a stadium seating place and am focused on the movie.

Like you, I value my experience at the theatre. Knowing my precious snowflakes are not in mortal peril makes me feel better. Crazy, I know.
 
2013-05-17 01:13:37 PM

Dog Welder: It's for this reason I really want to visit the Alamo Draft House to see a movie at some point. They tell you they have zero tolerance for this shiat, and they actually mean it. They will throw your ass out for using your cell phone during a movie.


It seems obvious on the face of it, but I guess higher end events need to adopt the same policy.  I really don't want to see a cell phone screen at an opera or a ballet performance any more than I do at a movie, particularly when the tickets are easily 10x as much.
 
2013-05-17 01:17:41 PM

namegoeshere: When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.


Can we combine two annoyances and just get people to run their laser pointers all over the screens of texters?  Maybe we can even start a rumor that somehow messes up the phone's screen. :-)
 
2013-05-17 01:24:21 PM

mooseyfate: TNel: mooseyfate: I  actually don't go to the theaters anymore until atleast two weeks after the movie releases so I can more or less have the theater to myself. People like you are everywhere, and they've destroyed any enjoyment I used to get out of going to theaters. So thanks for both acknowledging that you're the problem AND refusing to do anything about it. You're a real winner, and the people around you appreciate everything you do. Don't change a thing, everyone else is the problem here.

Funny that's when I normally go.  Here you forgot something.

It's one thing to steal my pet ant's violin, but another thing entirely to taunt him with it. You truly are history's greatest monster.


lol thanks I try
 
2013-05-17 01:38:11 PM

TNel: namegoeshere: Highroller48: Jim from Saint Paul: I have children. My phone is on silent. I choose to be available to my sitters.

You also "chose" to have the children in the first place.  That means you should be given 3 options:

1. Stay home.
2. Put the phone away and get a sitter you trust enough to handle problems for a few hours wihtout your input.
3. Use your phone for any reason while sitting in the theatre and get instantly ejected.

Looking at your phone even ONCE during a movie or perfromance is once too often.  Grownups should be able to plan and prepare beter than that.

THIS SO MUCH. I also leave the name and number of the theater and movie with my sitter, so that if there ever was an actual life and death emergency where time was critical, I could be reached right away. You know, like parents did for generations before cell phones were a thing.

Turn your damn phones OFF for a couple of hours. You'll live.

Nothing says i'm more important than having someone announce over a PA system for you ruining the entire movie for everyone.  Or you could have your phone on silent and when a text comes in you check it and get up and leave.  Yeah your idea is much better.

kiwimoogle84: Where the Fark are you going to movies? Before every movie I've been to in the last couple of years, there's several "silence your phones now" ads as WELL AS "no talking or texting during this film" ads. Of COURSE they say NOT TO USE IT.

Looking at your phone is not texting, if you don't reply it's not texting.


Here is another hair, if you'd like to split this one too.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 01:40:40 PM

technofiend: namegoeshere: When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.

Can we combine two annoyances and just get people to run their laser pointers all over the screens of texters?  Maybe we can even start a rumor that somehow messes up the phone's screen. :-)


This one will....
www.wickedlasers.com

But will also get you in jail for many reasons.
 
2013-05-17 01:48:30 PM

gja: technofiend: namegoeshere: When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.

Can we combine two annoyances and just get people to run their laser pointers all over the screens of texters?  Maybe we can even start a rumor that somehow messes up the phone's screen. :-)

This one will....
[www.wickedlasers.com image 600x450]

But will also get you in jail for many reasons.


Looks like a lightsaber.

WANT.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 01:54:18 PM
Does anyone here understand, REALLY understand how to use a cellular phone/smartphone?
Here's why I always have mine on, yet NEVER annoy anyone, and still have the security of knowing the pertinent alert will make it through.

Alert profile, called (not surprising, nor creatively) ONLY CRITICAL
All alerts, SILENT
Vibrate only, zero times.
P1 alerts, vibrate 3 times, repeat continuous
P1 alert list number, HOME/NOC/etc...

Tell the sitter/NOC tech/others "If you just need to inform me text me and I will see it as soon as I get out. If something awful has just happened and you need me to get up and leave STAT call me from the XXX phone and unblock the number so it will come through, otherwise I will deal with it later, kbyethnx cul8r"

Result is no vibe/sound/anything except something dreadful just happened, then it vibes 3 times quickly and repeats until I realize it isn't an errant dildo that was left on the seat from the last person that had my seat. I get up excusing myself and when I hit the lobby/hallway I deal with it.

Is that too difficult? Are we not a tech savvy world yet?
 
2013-05-17 01:56:23 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: gja: technofiend: namegoeshere: When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.

Can we combine two annoyances and just get people to run their laser pointers all over the screens of texters?  Maybe we can even start a rumor that somehow messes up the phone's screen. :-)

This one will....
[www.wickedlasers.com image 600x450]

But will also get you in jail for many reasons.

Looks like a lightsaber.

WANT.


Yeah, I think they actually got sued by Lucasfilm at one point, for trying to tie into that similarity a bit too much... But, it definitely sounds like a bad-ass laser...
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 01:59:07 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: gja: technofiend: namegoeshere: When you flash a screen in a movie, even to check a number, it is disturbing to those around you, and is rude.

Can we combine two annoyances and just get people to run their laser pointers all over the screens of texters?  Maybe we can even start a rumor that somehow messes up the phone's screen. :-)

This one will....
[www.wickedlasers.com image 600x450]

But will also get you in jail for many reasons.

Looks like a lightsaber.

WANT.



1.4W
Only $400, but be warned. While some 'pointers' can give you a temporary spot in field of vision, this will render your retina TOAST.
And no, I am NO exaggerating. You (and anyone else unfortunate to be exposed to the beam) will have irreversible damage should the beam hit your eye(s).
 
2013-05-17 02:03:02 PM

gja: Is that too difficult? Are we not a tech savvy world yet?


Seriously?  My wife has a smartphone but can't even figure out how to use the navigation on it.  If you worked in IT you would know the answer to that without even asking.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 02:08:59 PM

TNel: gja: Is that too difficult? Are we not a tech savvy world yet?

Seriously?  My wife has a smartphone but can't even figure out how to use the navigation on it.  If you worked in IT you would know the answer to that without even asking.


SIGH.....you are probably right. Sadly. And I AM in IT, and have been made to do this for many, many execs over time.
I just wasn't willing to think it THAT clever anymore. I thought by now most people would be 'up-to-speed'.
 
2013-05-17 02:19:20 PM

gja: TNel: gja: Is that too difficult? Are we not a tech savvy world yet?

Seriously?  My wife has a smartphone but can't even figure out how to use the navigation on it.  If you worked in IT you would know the answer to that without even asking.

SIGH.....you are probably right. Sadly. And I AM in IT, and have been made to do this for many, many execs over time.
I just wasn't willing to think it THAT clever anymore. I thought by now most people would be 'up-to-speed'.


My mom just figured out how to power her cell phone OFF. We're proud of her. The next thing we plan to try is teaching her to locate the power button on a computer. It'll take a few years.
 
2013-05-17 02:33:04 PM

TNel: JesusJuice: I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...

Thanks for finally admitting you only care about yourself.  I rate you below a person that actually talks on a phone in a theater.


I care about how you "rate" me even less than I do about the possibility that someone may miss an emergency call.

Honestly, I've only used the jammer at the movies a handful of times, so unwad your panties. I usually use it to shut down people yacking in the quiet section of the campus library almost every day. It's great for getting an alcove with a computer; as soon as I switch the jammer on at least a handful of people will get up to go outside and continue their conversation, at which point I swoop in and steal their alcove (or backpack if they were stupid enough to leave their stuff).
 
2013-05-17 02:42:03 PM

the money is in the banana stand: TNel: Marcus Aurelius: All valid points. I just happen to loathe cell phones with the passion of a millions suns. And I only bring the jammer to concerts and movies. If you really need to have a phone conversation during a show or a movie, you'll need to leave, or move at least six or seven rows away from me. Because my jammer said so.

I've never seen someone use a phone during a movie, before the movie I've seen it and I even play games on my phone before it starts but once the movie goes I'm more interested in the movie than the people around me so who really cares if someone is playing with their phone.

Tiered seating? IMAX? 3D? Anyone that farking pulls their phone out the screen lights up like Christmas and is insanely distracting. I don't care, I only watch movies at Alamo Drafthouse. No one farks around there or they take your ass out. Got to love being able to raise a white piece of paper and have the douches next to you escorted out. Bonus, you have to be of age to enter since they serve alcohol during the movie.


I just Googled that place...yes please.
 
2013-05-17 02:44:31 PM

JesusJuice: TNel: JesusJuice: I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...

Thanks for finally admitting you only care about yourself.  I rate you below a person that actually talks on a phone in a theater.

I care about how you "rate" me even less than I do about the possibility that someone may miss an emergency call.

Honestly, I've only used the jammer at the movies a handful of times, so unwad your panties. I usually use it to shut down people yacking in the quiet section of the campus library almost every day. It's great for getting an alcove with a computer; as soon as I switch the jammer on at least a handful of people will get up to go outside and continue their conversation, at which point I swoop in and steal their alcove (or backpack if they were stupid enough to leave their stuff).


Ah. So I am supposed to give a flying shiat about what you, an admitted criminal asshole thinks?

My apologies for even attempting civil discourse you twat.
 
2013-05-17 02:45:28 PM

SuperNinjaToad: endmile: SuperNinjaToad: DubyaHater: Could someone specify the race and gender of the cellphone user?  I have an idea, but I'd like confirmation

If this had been anywhere else I would probably have unwittingly agreed on your implied racist post but as this happened in NYC it's actually fair game. Could very well be a blond blue eyed socialite and her equally rude friends.

Yeah because white people never act like assholes anywhere outside of NYC

Of course a-holes come in all different shades but typically when it comes to things like these, blacks tend to be the culprit a lot more than whites and damn you for making me made a racist-ish statement like that!


Maybe in your experience. I have met just as many rude, arrogant, inconsiderate jerks that were white as I have that were any other color. And please don't blame me for your racism.
 
2013-05-17 03:25:18 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: JesusJuice: TNel: JesusJuice: I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...

Thanks for finally admitting you only care about yourself.  I rate you below a person that actually talks on a phone in a theater.

I care about how you "rate" me even less than I do about the possibility that someone may miss an emergency call.

Honestly, I've only used the jammer at the movies a handful of times, so unwad your panties. I usually use it to shut down people yacking in the quiet section of the campus library almost every day. It's great for getting an alcove with a computer; as soon as I switch the jammer on at least a handful of people will get up to go outside and continue their conversation, at which point I swoop in and steal their alcove (or backpack if they were stupid enough to leave their stuff).

Ah. So I am supposed to give a flying shiat about what you, an admitted criminal asshole thinks?

My apologies for even attempting civil discourse you twat.


Apology accepted.
 
2013-05-17 06:04:49 PM

gja: I hope you actually get caught with one in your possession one day. I will watch the FCC enforcement logs, as I always do.
I often laugh at the stupid stuff those who think they are the most clever one in the world will try.
Have a look at this

Note the $$$$$$$$$$$$ amount, sounds fun, huh smartass?


You do realize that the enforcement on an individual using a jammer for a short period is not going to be the same as that for a business using multiple jammers for more than two years, right?

And that the very fact it was two years before anybody even took action against the business implies the chances of anybody finding and taking action before you leave the cinema are zip?

/Note that I'm not in favor of jammers, I think anybody who uses one is an inconsiderate asshole. Plenty of us with young kids keep our phones on vibrate in our pocket for the duration of the entire movie, just in case the sitter has an emergency, and we don't take our phone out during the flick without leaving the theater first. Your jammer potentially prevents us finding out about that emergency.
 
2013-05-17 09:56:28 PM

skozlaw: Bumblefark: Do I pass?

Because you hit the first link you found in a generic Google search and passed it off as research? No.

You could have least bothered to link the Wikipedia article about the "theory" you're improperly referencing.


Heh. Yeah, no. I pointed you to Black's piece, because that's one of the seminal pieces in that area of study. It was usually the first reading I would assign in a course I used to teach on informal systems of social control; I just grabbed the citation off an old syllabus...

But, by all means, I'd be happy to hear your views on how I am misusing Black's work. Go.
 
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