Author Topic: Lighters out, cell phones in  (Read 15408 times)

TheWaz

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2005, 10:36:00 am »
if only cell phones could light your cigarette

sonickteam2

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2005, 11:00:00 am »
i can only imagine how many a heavy metal chick got their teased up hairspray laden hair light aflame by a lighter from the dude in the row behind her.
 
   if only we had cell phones in the 80s.
 
 
 no more burns.

eltee

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2005, 12:03:00 pm »
I only called a friend once from a show he had to miss. He told me to call back when he could actually hear. It's too loud at a show to actually hear much on the other end of a phone. For some reason I find it funny to watch people with the cell phones - they generally swing them in the air while dancing...can't imagine that helps the reception.

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2005, 12:16:00 pm »
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  I only called a friend once from a show he had to miss. He told me to call back when he could actually hear. It's too loud at a show to actually hear much on the other end of a phone. For some reason I find it funny to watch people with the cell phones - they generally swing them in the air while dancing...can't imagine that helps the reception.
which explains why the reception is fine when you're going 80 on the highway.
(o|o)

jkeisenh

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2005, 12:34:00 pm »
i also see lots of people taking photos with their phones now.  that's not quite as annoying as holding it up for friends to hear, but it's close.  
 (sort of like the high school chicks at radiohead who called their parents and held the phone up for their folks to hear...)
 
 They Might Be Giants got pissed when they heard someone on the phone, and actually asked the entire crowd to hold up their phones and make the ringer go off.  That was silly.
 
 Oh, and I was at some other show where the band took someone's cell phone.  Then, a friend called it from in the crowd, and got to talk with the band.  Damn, I forgot what show that was.  But it was funny.  (I need to stop drinking so much at shows.)

sonickteam2

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2005, 12:39:00 pm »
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Originally posted by HoyaSaxa03:
  which explains why the reception is fine when you're going 80 on the highway.
how?

eltee

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2005, 12:50:00 pm »
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Originally posted by HoyaSaxa03:
  which explains why the reception is fine when you're going 80 on the highway.
how? [/b]
yeah.  ;)  
 call someone and have them wave the phone around. "can you hear me now?"

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2005, 02:18:00 pm »
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Originally posted by HoyaSaxa03:
  which explains why the reception is fine when you're going 80 on the highway.
how? [/b]
sarcasm, my friend, sarcasm.
 
 your cell phone reception isn't compromised when you wave it in the air.
(o|o)

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2005, 02:31:00 pm »
You must follow the way of the master.

sonickteam2

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2005, 03:28:00 pm »
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Originally posted by HoyaSaxa03:
 
 your cell phone reception isn't compromised when you wave it in the air.
you know what she meant.

eltee

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2005, 03:34:00 pm »
thanks sonick.  :)
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Sir HC

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2005, 04:05:00 pm »
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Originally posted by sonickteam2:
   
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Originally posted by HoyaSaxa03:
  which explains why the reception is fine when you're going 80 on the highway.
how? [/b]
sarcasm, my friend, sarcasm.
 
 your cell phone reception isn't compromised when you wave it in the air. [/b]
Probably is.  Multipath in buildings is crazy and some of these modulation schemes (CDMA I am pretty sure is like this) require extremely controlled signal amplitude at the phone.  Waving it around will definitely lower reception ability since the amplitude varies with the multipath and the receiver is not able to keep the basestation informed fast enough about the gain variations.  In a car, the environment is a lot easier to deal with.

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2005, 04:20:00 pm »
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 Probably is.  Multipath in buildings is crazy and some of these modulation schemes (CDMA I am pretty sure is like this) require extremely controlled signal amplitude at the phone.  Waving it around will definitely lower reception ability since the amplitude varies with the multipath and the receiver is not able to keep the basestation informed fast enough about the gain variations.  In a car, the environment is a lot easier to deal with.
touche.
(o|o)

hitman

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2005, 01:46:00 am »
I was at an Our Lady Peace show at 9:30 a few years ago, when the lead singer got a cell phone away from someone in the audience who was talking on it.  The lead singer, Raine Maeda, got on the phone and started yelling at the person "why aren't you at our fucking show..do you think you can just listen and not have a ticket?".  Then the band went into a really loud song with a lot of feedback and he held the phone up to the speakers and amps during all of the loud, obnoxiously squeaky parts.  Great stuff!

Ryan

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Re: Lighters out, cell phones in
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2005, 11:49:00 am »
There is nothing rock n' roll about holding up cell phones to create a collective light.  Additionally, unlike fire, there is no danger involved (other than going over your minutes).