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Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to skeechan

Re: Good, restrict the calls

Which is 100% of the reason they wont allow it and I agree 100% with this.

It has been shown through many test that no electronic device will interfere with the safe flight of a plane even if used within 3 feet of said equipment. None of us are allowed within 4 to 6 feet any of this equipment while the plane is in flight.

I don't want to be sitting on a plane next to a person or around a group of people that will be yapping the entire time. It is bad enough when I have to hear it on the other forms of public transportation.



skeechan
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Mobile phones are pretty horrible. That is why I wish jammers were legal/licensable so restaurants and movie theaters could use them to keep these dumbasses quiet.



Morac
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reply to Skippy25

said by Skippy25:

It has been shown through many test that no electronic device will interfere with the safe flight of a plane even if used within 3 feet of said equipment. None of us are allowed within 4 to 6 feet any of this equipment while the plane is in flight.

That's not entirely true.

MythBusters did an episode about cell phones and plane instruments. They found phones do not interfere with the newer plane instrumentation, but they included an older VOR receiver in the test and certain phones cause interference in that receiver.

They ended up marking the myth as "plausible" because some aircraft may contain the old equipment.

»skeptoid.com/episodes/4014

They later changed their finding to "busted" based on the fact that they didn't test real world conditions.

»dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythb···ents.htm
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TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
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reply to skeechan

If you have problems in a movie theater then you need to take those complaints up with the GMs and owners and tell them you want your money back toss those people out. It should not be up to the gov't to regulate something on private property such as that.



skeechan
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Naw, I just keep my money and stay home.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

Mobile phones are pretty horrible. That is why I wish jammers were legal/licensable so restaurants and movie theaters could use them to keep these dumbasses quiet.

They are, aren't they? I would so buy or build one in a heartbeat but I am afraid of the $11,000 fine and losing my FCC licenses to boot. Not worth it. Damn wireless industry has the right lobbyists to protect their cash cow.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to TBBroadband

said by TBBroadband:

If you have problems in a movie theater then you need to take those complaints up with the GMs and owners and tell them you want your money back toss those people out. It should not be up to the gov't to regulate something on private property such as that.

Haven't been to a theater in years, don't plan on going back if I'm paying for it. I do get free movies on the company dime from time to time (it is their product after all) but movie theaters are for the birds. Too many cell phones, rude people, dirty, sticky floors and cramped up seating.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to Morac

Well obviously I'm not gonna use my iPhone when flying say a 1948 swift but in a modern 747 it should be fine.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to skeechan

Dude, you're nuts. I REALLY want to be prevented from calling emergency services in a hostage situation. Shooting at a cinema in Colorado this summer. Enough said.


fenix_jn

join:2006-12-28
Miami, FL
reply to skeechan

What about emergencies? I am pretty sure the owner of such device would be in a lot of trouble if emergency services could not be contacted because they had their jammer running.


bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to Skippy25

Show me that proof. cells phones leak into other EM bands than just the voice and data ones.

And, lets have the damn airline employee stop using their Ipads during takeoff and landing if we want to be fair about it.



skeechan
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reply to meowmeow

LOL, yeah, we need to allow everyone to talk in the movie theater because of insane masked gunmen may show up and no one outside the theater doors hear the gunshots. Meanwhile you act as if the theater itself doesn't have a phone.



skeechan
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reply to fenix_jn

What about them? Every one of these establishments has wireline phones. If there is an emergency, guess what...you can make a call.



Morac
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join:2001-08-30
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Unless of course there's an armed guy between you and the landline phone (assuming the guy didn't cut the line).



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Assuming everyone in the lobby is deaf, the planets aligned, tides high and dogs and cats live together. Let's take our chances and all have a nice tall glass of STFU during the movie and make sure those Crayon eaters with zero consideration for anyone else are compelled to do the same. Better yet, let law abiding people CC as when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.



battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to Morac

We had several pilots that all said they didn't care if we turned our phones off or not. All three of them told us the myths were bullshit. Even if we did make calls it would have been impossible to hear or talk to the caller because the plane was so loud. Text messaging would work up to about 6,000 feet and was spotty from 7k to 9k and nothing would work above that.

The only thing they said a cell phone would mess with was the "analog' compass if you put the phone with in an inch or so the North would point to the phone.
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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to skeechan

When on earth did I say ANYTHING about allowing people to use their phone in a cinema? Ban it, absolutely. Don't jam it.



bear73
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join:2001-06-09
Derry, NH
reply to Skippy25

IF the FAA were to lift restrictions I can see the airlines making a "separate" class in the cabin for those using cellphones and either charging more for the talking heads -or worse- charging more for those of us who want peace and quiet on the flight.
At least on a bus you can get off at the next block, with a plane, I think the airlines would see a major PR war with the yappers on one side and the people wanting their small measure of privacy and peace on the other...



bear73
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reply to Morac

You have just illustrated how people are too dependent on wireless technology. It seems anyone under age 30 can't seem to function without their wireless devices. Before the cellphones people would react for self-preservation and defend themselves instead of waiting for tech and public service to "save" them. And before this devolves into a gun debate I believe that there both needs to be rights to carry as well as stiff penalties when you do draw down on someone. The personal responsibility needs to be just as high as the potential risk/threat.



skeechan
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reply to meowmeow

No, jammit-damnit!



Morac
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reply to bear73

What does one have to do with the other.

Before cell phones if an armed maniac was in your building and you didn't have a weapon (either prohibited by law as it is in many states or you simply didn't have one), you'd hide in a closet or something and hope he didn't find you.

With cell phones, while you are hiding you can call the police.
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skeechan
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Yeah, police sure helped those people at the Batman screening. Leave the phone at home and take the S&W.



Morac
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join:2001-08-30
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Depending on what state you live in, simply carrying that S&W could land you in prison for a few years



skeechan
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Beats listening to people on the phone during a movie.