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jc100

join:2002-04-10
reply to IowaCowboy

Re: Rules are off target

The original game boys came out in 1989. Rock solid, dot matrix toys. Mine still works albeit not the greatest, but functions. I dare you find any toy made today lasting that long!

Cheap crap made to break.

Per the FAA relaxing rules, please by god don't allow cell phone use in the planes. We all now from Mythbusters that phones DO NOT interfere with guidance systems. However, I DO NOT want to listen to some loud mouth yapping away on a few hour flight. It's bad enough in public.


Vchat20
Landing is the REAL challenge
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join:2003-09-16
Columbus, OH
Good luck actually making a call at 30k+ feet in the air. It just won't happen. Unless the airline deliberately puts picocells in the aircraft to accomplish it. Just for shits and giggles, try turning off airplane mode inflight and see what happens to your signal. 1 bar or less and constantly going in and out of service. Have tried myself. Sometimes don't even get a time update from the cell towers when traversing time zones.
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I swear, some people should have pace-makers installed to free up the resources. Breathing and heart beat taxes their whole system, all of their brain cells wasted on life support.-two bit brains, and the second bit is wasted on parity! ~head_spaz


ka9q

@ka9q.net
reply to jc100
Why, oh why, can't we work out stuff like this like the adults we supposedly are? Why do we have to have the government pass laws against things that are merely annoying?

The only valid reasons to prohibit cell phone usage on airplanes are a) safety and b) network interference. if neither of those issues are actual problems, then the FCC and FAA should have nothing to say about it. Simple personal courtesy can resolve any problems of being bothered by other people's conversations.

Liberty

join:2005-06-12
Tucson, AZ
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reply to Vchat20
said by Vchat20:

Good luck actually making a call at 30k+ feet in the air. It just won't happen. Unless the airline deliberately puts picocells in the aircraft to accomplish it. Just for shits and giggles, try turning off airplane mode inflight and see what happens to your signal. 1 bar or less and constantly going in and out of service.

Near future may change that
As the airlines roll out inflight internet access, they could potentially add micro cells - cellular to net devices - if FAA would allow it