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Students using ring-tone teachers can't hear

By Tink! ·
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060612/ap_on_sc/nyc_youth_ring_tone

I'm for kids having cell phones to keep in touch and all, but shouldn't there be rules that keep them out of the classrooms? They can always check messages at their locker, between classes.

Heck at one time there was a rule that kept us from even having graphing calculators in class, why not phones?

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:0 calculators ?

by dawgit In reply to Students using ring-tone ...

You graphing calculators when you were in School? geeez, That makes me feel old :_| We had to use slide-rules. (Boy, I am getting old)

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Slide rules?

by ozi Eagle In reply to :0 calculators ?

Try log tables

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I can't wait

by DMambo In reply to Students using ring-tone ...

I'll be laughing in my rocker when all these young whippersnappers get old like some of the rest of us. Then they won't be able to hear their own ring tones. Oh, that will be the day when everyone is as old, grumpy and nasty as me.

I'll especially revel in the days when my own kids have to stretch for 10 minutes before rolling out of bed and need another ten minutes later on in the day to locate their bifocals on top of their heads before going to the bathroom to read a magazine. I know that my wife will enjoy it when the kids pee a little bit every time they have a hearty laugh.

Ah, just imagine a world where everybody is a miserable middle-aged old coot. It's my little version of Martin Luther King's dream.

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What a sick idea...

by Boomer_Sexy In reply to I can't wait

I agree with DMambo and would like to add that they should experience. Everytime "they" leave home they will have go around the block to make sure they closed the garage door. Miss their favorite television programming because they cannot find the remote control. Get a euphoric rush from their pacer whenever someone pushes the garage door opener. Wonder what the squabble was all about when Janet Jackson was revealed. Try to figure out why they keep making the steering wheels so much higher and when is GM going to poke a whole through the dash board so you can see where you are driving.

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My husband

by maecuff In reply to Students using ring-tone ...

Read that story and downloaded the ring tone. He kept playing it to see if he could hear it. He couldn't, but after a few times, the two older kids (18 & 20) and the 8 year old went into his office and said "What are you PLAYING?? STOP it, it's horrible." So, of course, he randomly played it all evening long.

He turned his speakers all the way up, and I could hear it then. It is rather annoying.

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I can hear

by TonytheTiger In reply to My husband

high frequencies well enough. I just can't tell where they're coming from

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where did he download from?

by Tink! In reply to My husband

I'm curious to test it. I'm a 1st anniversary 29 year old and my hubby is 21 years older.

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My cat can hear it

by jaguar182 In reply to My husband

It drives her NUTS, I can also hear it..I am 44 years old...:)

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Cell phones AREN'T allowed in classrooms

by Tig2 In reply to Students using ring-tone ...

Tink, they ruled that awhile ago- at least here in the Midwest. The whole point of using the inaudible tone is so that students can HIDE their cell phones. In Minneapolis Metro, a student caught using their cell during school hours gets the phone confiscated and a parent called. The parent is the only person that can receive a confiscated phone- it isn't released back to the student.

That kids have found an inaudible ring is vastly amusing to me. But they should watch out- my partner is a hunter with very keen hearing. He didn't have a problem with the tone. There will be others...

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Funny

by tryten In reply to Students using ring-tone ...

What's funny about this is repeated exposure to these very high frequencies will cause the kids to become deaf to the frequency much earlier than normal.

I think its going to be fun telling them they are old when they cant hear it anymore. Wow, hearing loss caused by ringtones. Thats just funny.

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