• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 
Page: 12
Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:This is the noise that is supposed to be moving teenagers away from british shopping area's.
http://graphics.nytimes.com/packages/audio/nyregion/20060610_RINGTONE.mp3
br>
Supposedly you can only hear it if you are in you early 20's or younger. Some smart ass has made it into a ringtone so kids can have their phones on in school.


Delete Topic

_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:It's a horrible horrible noise!

Was watching the news a little while ago. Some guy had the device fitted above his kebab shop as youths kept trashing it and giving him abuse. Don't know whether or not it worked..


Delete

misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 784
Posted:Ooh it hurts!

Well I am 25 and I can hear it. My 5 yr olds (who both have ear problems) can also hear it, but don't seem bothered by it shrug


XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena

Delete

Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:I've alway been able to hear some sounds which should be out of human range like the high pitched one emitted by TVs which many cannot hear. I'm 25 and can hear this sound yet I listened to another sample of it from the BBC site yesterday and couldn't shrug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

Delete

GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 360
Posted:If I went somewhere & I could hear that, I wouldn't go away, I'd find whatever was making it and destroy it with great predjudice

horrible noise


Delete

simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:Can't hear a thing, guvnor. But my sense of smell is excellent. Do i get extra points?

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

Delete

jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:I'm 25 and can hear it, unfortunately. It's really annoying, I bet mollydog would hate it too!!!

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Delete

Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Do you have any information about who actually plays this? The ringtone idea is a very good one, however assuming that everyone under 25 or with good hearing is going to cause problems is amazing! I would be willing to turn up in these places and cause more problems just because of how rude I think they are being.



Edit: I found this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2006/04/04/mosquito_sound_wave_feature.shtml
br>


Edit again:



This is what they have to say about equal opportunities



 Written by:

Equal Opportunities



The Wyvern Theatre recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons which are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.



The Company will challenge discrimination and lack of opportunity in its own policy and practice and will help other organisations and individuals to do the same. As a company we must try to aim to create a culture that respects and values each others differences and to see these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve.





Well, it doesn't look like they actually care about the age bit then do they? Do they now want people under 25 to enjoy the theatre or the space about it? mmm... mad



Edit again:



I've just sent them an email, asking why they did it, and saying that as an under 25 year old I find it offensive. biggrin

EDITED_BY: Sym (1150301987)


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

Delete

simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings, England (UK)

Total posts: 1182
Posted:yes i can hear it, cheers seye, as [censored] as my laptop speakers are, they didnt really need that, especially when i was in the middle of listenin to a wicked atmosphere track

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

Delete

steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1909
Posted:I can hear it. But its jsut a type of 'white noise' and from having years of hearing tests when I was much younger, white noise rarely bothers me now. I just switch off to it, even though it leaves me ears ringing for a while afterwards.

I heard about this on local news a while back. some shop keepers are having devices that emit this sound to deter kids from congregating outside their shops in large crowds. And being from an area where this is a problem I am actually for shops doing this.
As for it being a ring tone aimed at kids, I don't like it. I don't agree with children having mobile phones in school, they have no need for them whilst they are there.


Owned by the lovely SNOOPoi
Owner of Clarence_Quack

Delete

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:27 and can hear it fine, unfortunately ubblol

We used to have a tv at school that made that noise on standby, and no teacher ever switched it off because they couldn't hear it.

But seriously, with all the money shopping centre make off people under 25, why would they do it?

Apart from that, Sym's right, it's plain and simple discrimination, and could probably be punished. What about mothers with children, or even babies? Do they have to suffer that awful noise all the time while shopping? I'm not sure the noise of 250 babies crying out of frustration is much preferable.


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete

NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:i can hear it, but don't find it that irritating. If i wasn't aware i was supposed to be listening to it, i'd probably just think it was my ears ringing and continue hanging around in the shopping centre... not that i actually hang around in shopping centres anyway.

It's mean though... what about all the poor youngsters who slave away their weekends working in crappy retail jobs in shopping centres, that's just one more thing to ruin your day...


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

Delete

Loki_the_trickster
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire, USA

Total posts: 1266
Posted:I'm 31 and I can hear it.......unfortunatly

My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

Delete

Sixth
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Sixth

Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London, United Ki...

Total posts: 327
Posted:the wierd thing is that.....I can hear this....practicly.....every waking hour....

I give hope to others but I keep none for myself.

Delete

NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:yeah i know what you mean, it's similar to electrical hum noise.... but slightly more whiney, a bit like feedback, but not so high pitched... high-pitched is actually a lot closer to what i was expecting.... unless what i am hearing is completely not what everyone else is?? how would you know? i think in this thread people should start describing the noise they can hear, so i can check whether or not i'm actually deaf/imagining the noise/hearing something completely different/my speakers aren't actually working... then i can answer the poll biggrin

in a similar vein, do those whistles that only dogs can hear (supposedly) actually work? i need an eloquent dog to tell me that, maybe the just come running because they hear their owner huffing and puffing through a bit of plastic, suspect that they stopped breathing properly and come to save them! i guess we will never know....


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

Delete

steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1909
Posted:Sixth, thats Tinitus.

As for the use in shopping centres, I had only heard it was going to be used by indepentant shops to prevent gangs of kids hanging around outside and causing a nucance. Something that is very common where I live.


Owned by the lovely SNOOPoi
Owner of Clarence_Quack

Delete

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Can't they just chase them off instead of bothering everyone else with the sound, too? frown

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete

Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I think that's horrible. I heard they were going to play oldschool music like Nat King Cole in shopping centres to move them on, but that rining is a disgusting joke!

Are they trying to chase away blind shoppers with guide dogs as well!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Delete

Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:yeah, my ears just didnt enjoy that. as if you wouldnt just switch your phone to vibrate!?!?!?!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

Delete

Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:im 27 and can hear it

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

Delete

Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I just played it for my parents, and they couldnt hear it...but they're in their 50s so no surprises there.

However my dog didn't react, so my guide dog theory doesn't really hold up.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Delete

maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:I'm only 21 and i couldn't hear it.....

think i need to get my ears checked....


Delete

Pen Draven


Pen Draven

Unofficial Lord Of Confusion And Pirate Extrodinaire
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 1363
Posted:Couldn't hear a thing but then had fun on the main production floor at work with a set of large speakers {evil Grin}.

I'm now hated by half the staff hehehe


Some men see things and say why....

I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

Oh No I'm going to get Shot Alive if he finds out - DA wink

Delete

sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted:i can hear it, but the most interestinig is how many people can here the "TV Noise", if someone has a tv on, on mute, on the other side of the house i can hear the high pitched noise it makes, but it doesent happen with anything else. Its puzzled me for years.

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

Delete

Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:i just tried it out with my collegues all of whom are 40ish and none of them heard it. I can hear it better if i tilt my head from side to side.

Gayle.....!

Delete

alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:26 and i can hear it even after years of abuse standing infront of 25K sound systems ubblol



*opens eyes* oh yeah redface








EDITED_BY: ravehead (1150371092)


Delete

maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted: Written by: steaks



I heard about this on local news a while back. some shop keepers are having devices that emit this sound to deter kids from congregating outside their shops in large crowds. And being from an area where this is a problem I am actually for shops doing this.
.



*cough*

Well i can't hear but at least i can read! wink ubbloco


Delete

spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX, USA

Total posts: 2014
Posted:The big deal that I heard about on the news the other day was that kids could use it to send text messages to each other, and thus cheat on tests, without the teacher noticing the students phones making noises.

Several school districts are trying to ban cell phones in public schools, and it is actually parents that are in an uproar about it. They are saying their children need the phones for their own personal safety and that by the kids having a phone, the parents piece of mind is eased because they will always know where there children are and can contact them if necessary. I'm not sure I agree with that. I grew up before the days of cell phones, and my parents had no problems waiting for a phone call to let them know I got home safely while they were still at work.


Delete

Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Can't see the point of using to cheat on a test frankly, vibrate would work just as well. Techonophobia I think.

I'm 20 and can hear it. Dad's nearly 60 and can't, though he did notice the crackling noise it made in my speakers as they struggled to play music and unpleasant high pitched whine at the same time.


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

Delete

jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1750
Posted:I can hear it but as it went along I wasn't sure if I was imagining it, but I can't have been as I heard it stop.





I can't hear the BBC one confused I'm 22

EDITED_BY: jemima (jem) (1150380144)


Never assume
Always Acknowledge

Delete

Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:People have always found ways to cheat on tests. I dont think this will make much difference at all.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Delete

Page: 12

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [hear] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > So...anyone hear like books? [39 replies]
2. Forums > you gotta hear this [1 reply]
3. Forums > when i hear music, i want fire! [5 replies]
4. Forums > You wanna hear some crap? [7 replies]
5. Forums > Tinnitus - hear the white noise [10 replies]

     Show more..