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2471 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 May 2013 at 9:51 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-26 10:10:22 PM
Yea ! Someone has solved a problem noone has ever had !  now go fix cancer. Idiots.
 
2013-05-26 10:17:16 PM

mudpants: Yea ! Someone has solved a problem noone has ever had !  now go fix cancer. Idiots.


Because underwater headphone designers are obviously likely to have a firm background in oncology, pharmaceutical development, etc. Idiots.
 
2013-05-26 10:21:05 PM
I know people who can talk out of their ass.....
 
2013-05-26 10:23:44 PM
Plastic Trash Vortex: Because underwater headphone designers are obviously likely to have a firm background in oncology,

No excuse, they could have studied oncology instead of underwater circuit weaving.
 
2013-05-26 10:32:50 PM
When I was in high school, I used to do this thing where I'd take a small rare earth magnet, encase it in crushed up candy, hold it tightly between my teeth, and then take a coil of wire hooked up to a speaker jack and hold it up to my head so that I could hear the music through my skull.

...There really is no point to this story, I guess, except that I'm glad I didn't do it often enough to ruin my teeth or something...
 
2013-05-26 10:49:36 PM
Or maybe you could simply go for a swim and endure dozens of minutes away from your iPod.
 
2013-05-26 11:01:16 PM
I've been enjoying music in the pool since the mid 70's using underwater speakers-

great sound, and no technology attached to you-

/off my pool deck
 
2013-05-26 11:26:33 PM
I've heard of devices small enough to be fitted over a tooth that utilize the same "bone conduction" tech. Apparently, the sound seems to be coming from inside your head. I'm sure nothing will go wrong when the Fundiecons make installation of such devices in their indoctrinated children a compulsory part of their "religious education".

How to out a Fundie:  Ask them the following: if they heard a voice in their head identifying itself as God, and that voice asked that they prove their faith by blowing up/gunning down as many as as possible at an airport/elementary school/mosque/daycare center/courtroom/movie theater/etc, would they?

If they say they would be reluctant to obey a voice in their head telling them doing something horrible is OK, recommend that they at least consider reading the book of Genesis.
 
2013-05-26 11:39:55 PM
Bone Fone
 
2013-05-26 11:50:45 PM
I look forward to using these.
 
2013-05-27 12:43:39 AM
No. It's bad enough to hear all the stupid beeping from idiots timing their laps on their waterproof watches while swimming. The last thing I want to hear at the pool is somebody's shiatty rap music.
 
2013-05-27 01:18:58 AM
Greenphag, stop using green. It's been years now and there's nothing clever about it.
 
2013-05-27 01:31:10 AM

Funbags: How to out a Fundie: Ask them the following: if they heard a voice in their head identifying itself as God, and that voice asked that they prove their faith by blowing up/gunning down as many as as possible at an airport/elementary school/mosque/daycare center/courtroom/movie theater/etc, would they?


I wouldnt describwe myself as fundie in any way but if you have the voice of god in your head i think its going to be hard to not be compelled to obey.

It being God and all...

Crazy people dont go 'oh im hearing voices i should go see a doctor' and that doesnt have a dmn thing to do with religion.
 
2013-05-27 01:47:13 AM
Yes, that's what we need, a better way to distinguish douche in the pool.
 
2013-05-27 02:44:27 AM

Masso: Yes, that's what we need, a better way to distinguish douche in the pool.


Don't worry, it turns blue just like urine does.

/for the same reason
 
2013-05-27 04:20:39 AM
eh, IDK about this.
I have waterproof headphones, w a casing for a 1G iPod, and I love them.
I can stay in the pool for hours with music to listen to.
 
2013-05-27 05:21:37 AM

gameshowhost: Greenphag, stop using green. It's been years now and there's nothing clever about it.


Actually, it really helps me. The m. site renders horribly on Chrome Android mobile. Now I can tell the original quote.
 
2013-05-27 08:14:45 AM
I use headphone with bone conduction when I swim they work great. I hated it when my older headphones would fall out of my ears when swimming with these it isn't a problem.

Bung_Howdy: I've been enjoying music in the pool since the mid 70's using underwater speakers-

great sound, and no technology attached to you-

/off my pool deck


I imagine it doesn't work nearly as well with open water swimming ;-)
 
2013-05-27 09:09:58 AM
These have been around for a long time.  Has anyone used them?  Do they work well? ANd can you still do flip turns without them falling off?

For all you haters out there, lap swimming gets just as boring after awhile as running or lifting or whatever.  You can't exactly just grab an ipod and jump in the pool.  So  yes, these gadgets are necessary...unfortunately they all suck.  At least the ones I've used.
 
2013-05-27 10:07:33 AM
Many people listen to music when they work out if they work out by swimming then these are a good product for them.

On the topic of music players in general though, I don't understand the need that so many people have to be constantly listening to music.  It's either a defense mechanism for the socially awkward to avoid conversations or a child like need to be constantly entertained. I'm socially anxious to the point that after a full day of work I'm mentally exhausted from simply interacting with people and even I manage to get through my day without a constant barrier to communication.
 
2013-05-27 10:17:37 AM
I want you to think about what you've done Kent.  And from now on stop playing with yourself!
 
2013-05-27 10:22:47 AM

Kimpak: These have been around for a long time.  Has anyone used them?  Do they work well? ANd can you still do flip turns without them falling off?

For all you haters out there, lap swimming gets just as boring after awhile as running or lifting or whatever.  You can't exactly just grab an ipod and jump in the pool.  So  yes, these gadgets are necessary...unfortunately they all suck.  At least the ones I've used.


I use them regularly for lap and open water swimming. They sound really good (it is the same technology Google Glass uses) if a little less bassy than I'd like. I don't think I'd pay $160 for them, I picked mine up for $75 on sale, but if you swim 3+ days a week and find yourself getting really board they are great. Flip turns are no problem: they work better than the waterproof ear buds which always did fall out.
 
2013-05-27 10:34:20 AM

Egoy3k: Many people listen to music when they work out if they work out by swimming then these are a good product for them.

On the topic of music players in general though, I don't understand the need that so many people have to be constantly listening to music.  It's either a defense mechanism for the socially awkward to avoid conversations or a child like need to be constantly entertained. I'm socially anxious to the point that after a full day of work I'm mentally exhausted from simply interacting with people and even I manage to get through my day without a constant barrier to communication.


I truly think many people need to block the sound of their own thoughts by listening to music. Personally, I can't drive safely unless there is music playing, otherwise I get lost in own head and fail to watch what I'm doing.
 
2013-05-27 11:19:16 AM
If these work, they are a Godsend to lap swimmers. I was doing 15k meters a week or so for years without fail, until I hit the boredom wall so hard I just had to take a break. Unfortunately... So yeah, if these get my now-fat ass back in the pool, they would be well worth $150 to me.
 
2013-05-27 12:04:00 PM

Kyosuke: I truly think many people need to block the sound of their own thoughts by listening to music. Personally, I can't drive safely unless there is music playing, otherwise I get lost in own head and fail to watch what I'm doing.


I love how some people suggest its just so damn easy to turn of your brain. Its mad the way my inner monolog rips everything and anything to bits alllllll day long. I'm getting better at more positive thinking though. It helps to surround yourself with things that make you feel happy and healthy. Stress will kill you faster than a carton of smokes and a pack of bacon for breakfast every day. It bleeds into every other aspect of your life.

some times I have to distract myself in order to sleep at night. Ack.

Music isnt just for distractiong your brain -- it distracts it but it also puts you into a better mood after. Its like turning off your brain for a moment and allowing some sort of anitdepressant to kick so when the music is over you dont fall back to the same level. Its like a reset button.

I'm glad i'm not the only one who feels like they need to distract themselves from their own thoughts. I drive myself quite mad at times.
 
2013-05-27 12:26:21 PM

mikefinch: I love how some people suggest its just so damn easy to turn of your brain.


I guess if one's brain barely works then turning it off is an easy task. ^_^
 
2013-05-27 01:38:12 PM

Egoy3k: Many people listen to music when they work out if they work out by swimming then these are a good product for them.

On the topic of music players in general though, I don't understand the need that so many people have to be constantly listening to music.  It's either a defense mechanism for the socially awkward to avoid conversations or a child like need to be constantly entertained. I'm socially anxious to the point that after a full day of work I'm mentally exhausted from simply interacting with people and even I manage to get through my day without a constant barrier to communication.


I listen to music at work. It has nothing to do with your nonsensical assumptions.

I like music, it doesn't interfere with anything else, so I listen to it. Why the need to attribute some deep psychological dysfunction to it?
 
2013-05-27 04:13:20 PM

Smackledorfer: Egoy3k: Many people listen to music when they work out if they work out by swimming then these are a good product for them.

On the topic of music players in general though, I don't understand the need that so many people have to be constantly listening to music.  It's either a defense mechanism for the socially awkward to avoid conversations or a child like need to be constantly entertained. I'm socially anxious to the point that after a full day of work I'm mentally exhausted from simply interacting with people and even I manage to get through my day without a constant barrier to communication.

I listen to music at work. It has nothing to do with your nonsensical assumptions.

I like music, it doesn't interfere with anything else, so I listen to it. Why the need to attribute some deep psychological dysfunction to it?


I have bolded the part of my post that you should have read the first time. Listening to music at work is not the behaviour that I am discussing.  Nice indignation though.
 
2013-05-28 02:36:42 AM

Egoy3k: Smackledorfer: Egoy3k: Many people listen to music when they work out if they work out by swimming then these are a good product for them.

On the topic of music players in general though, I don't understand the need that so many people have to be constantly listening to music.  It's either a defense mechanism for the socially awkward to avoid conversations or a child like need to be constantly entertained. I'm socially anxious to the point that after a full day of work I'm mentally exhausted from simply interacting with people and even I manage to get through my day without a constant barrier to communication.

I listen to music at work. It has nothing to do with your nonsensical assumptions.

I like music, it doesn't interfere with anything else, so I listen to it. Why the need to attribute some deep psychological dysfunction to it?

I have bolded the part of my post that you should have read the first time. Listening to music at work is not the behaviour that I am discussing.  Nice indignation though.


Well, I could assume two things:
1. You were ranting about some imaginary type of person that I've never seen who 'constantly' listens to music to avoid social situations and/or has a malfunction that forces them to seek constant unending entertainment.

OR

2. You were ranting about 99.99% of the music-listening workers of the world and saying stupid shiat about them.

I guess it's number 1 then?

Is there actually some significant number of people who truly exist who meet your criteria? Perhaps your post would have been less ambiguous had you just said "I worked with this one guy once, and boy was he messed up in his listening practices" and made it a csb instead.

There is no indignation, I'm just making fun of you.
 
2013-05-28 06:39:26 AM

Smackledorfer: Well, I could assume two things:
1. You were ranting about some imaginary type of person that I've never seen who 'constantly' listens to music to avoid social situations and/or has a malfunction that forces them to seek constant unending entertainment.


Ah, well, you've never seen it, then it doesn't exist.
 
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