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Hypocrisy is Fun
06-14-2006, 04:44 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/technology/12ring.html?ex=1307764800&en=2b80d159770dc8df&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss

"It was marketed as an ultrasonic teenager repellent, an ear-splitting 17-kilohertz buzzer designed to help shopkeepers disperse young people loitering in front of their stores while leaving adults unaffected."

For the brave:
http://graphics.nytimes.com/package...10_RINGTONE.mp3

Well, I had to listen to it myself, and yes, it works. When you get to a certain age, you can't hear it.

Discuss.

plasmaball3000
06-14-2006, 06:09 AM
Ah yes, I've heard of this. I live in a small town, and loitering isn't really a big problem (slash, no one cares), so it's just hard for me to imagine why these "measures" are being taken.

Katera
06-14-2006, 06:24 AM
I hate that sound... Although I feel like saying I love it.

DaRkUmBrEoN
06-14-2006, 06:55 AM
Newsflash:

Students are currently using that sound as a ring tone for their mobile phones. The funny part is the teacher is too old to hear the sound, so he can only notice some one's phone ringing if he is stand a metre or 3 feet away from the ringing phone.

Lol at modern ingenuity...

Red.Falcon
06-14-2006, 12:00 PM
I read about his in a science magazine. It's pretty cool, how it works, though. Oh, and the sound link doesn't work.

Surly Professor
06-15-2006, 02:39 AM
Hey, I remember this thread (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12728&highlight=teenager+repellent).

!CeMAn
06-16-2006, 01:07 AM
http://graphics.nytimes.com/package...10_RINGTONE.mp3

Hey, it works! I can't hear a thing.
But that could just be because the link DOESN'T WORK.

Katera
06-16-2006, 01:18 AM
http://graphics.nytimes.com/package...10_RINGTONE.mp3

Hey, it works! I can't hear a thing.
But that could just be because the link DOESN'T WORK.
Direct linking MP3 URLs rarely works.. It's on the site he linked, anyway.

And it works fine. I put headphones in and made my mother listen to it on full volume, and she couldn't hear a thing. Where as when I did that, I almost cried… :[

I edited my post in Surly's old thread.. Only a little.. >_>

!CeMAn
06-16-2006, 01:24 AM
Direct linking MP3 URLs rarely works.. It's on the site he linked, anyway.

Post the closest link to it you can, please. I wanna hear!
Or, not hear, if that's the case.

Katera
06-16-2006, 01:35 AM
Post the closest link to it you can, please. I wanna hear!
Or, not hear, if that's the case.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/technology/12ring.html?ex=1307764800&en=2b80d159770dc8df&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss
^That one.

But if you still can't find it, look at this screencap (MP3 link is within the red box):
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3207/xdds3pz.png

!CeMAn
06-16-2006, 02:26 AM
Ouch... LoL
Yeah i heard it. Grown-ups seriously can't hear that? That's #$%'d. I'm going to play it for my dad or something next time he comes over and find out for real.

Thanks, Kat.
<3

Orange_Flaaffy
06-16-2006, 02:48 AM
I can hear it, and I'm 23 :P. It makes my head hurt but it would not make me leave a mall..Maybe that, and a crowbar to get me away from the Suncoast:biggrin: (Note: My small town has no malls, nothing but a walmart, a normal size walmart to boot. A mall is like sweet Rare Candy to me:happy: )

Neo Emolga
06-16-2006, 03:06 AM
Well, I heard it just fine.

I should try and see if my parents, who are around 60 years old can heard it...

EDIT:

I'm 24 and I could hear it. My brother who is 21 could hear it too, as well as my sister, who is 29. However, my mom, who is 59 couldn't hear it even with the volume all the way up.

Kind of freaky that way...

boltAge
06-16-2006, 04:23 AM
My mum could hear it clearly ._. She's in her late forties. Is this supposed to be race-specific or something.

Hypocrisy is Fun
06-17-2006, 09:22 AM
Hey, I remember this thread (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12728&highlight=teenager+repellent).
Six months later, half is year is enough..

DaRkUmBrEoN
06-17-2006, 09:27 AM
My mum could hear it clearly ._. She's in her late forties. Is this supposed to be race-specific or something.

It depends on how much noise you heard during your youth. So if someone has his headphones constantly on top volume and goes to loud-assed parties, their hearing will be impaired.
The technical idea is that an ear can't hear sounds over 20.000Hz, though a friend of mine and I, who never go anywhere loud, could here something over 22.000Hz, while my classmates couldn't.

It all depend on how much you messed up your ears.

Sudo
06-17-2006, 09:30 AM
Someone on the train (in her 50's) had that ringtone...

Her phone was ringing for ages and I was the only one being annoyed by it. She didn't hear it, I dont think.

Thrall
06-17-2006, 07:47 PM
Woah Sudo that must have sucked.I heard the ringing.It's ugh undescribable.

OFFTOPIC:w00t alot of Posts.

Red.Falcon
06-18-2006, 03:09 PM
Someone on the train (in her 50's) had that ringtone...

Her phone was ringing for ages and I was the only one being annoyed by it. She didn't hear it, I dont think.
Why would she have that as her ringtone if she couldn't even hear it? (I smell a lie....A funny lie)