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(Gothamist)   Woman at play won't turn off cell phone, so a fellow theater-goer grabs it and throws it out the door   (gothamist.com) divider line 458
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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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