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AAAARRRGHH!!!! It should be illegal!

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posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk

My volume is always on mute unless there's something specific I want to watch.

And if there's something I want to watch, I listen through headphones.

Give your neighbours a break!




posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
The FCC also needs to ban the sound of honking horns and squealing tires in radio ads. That crap makes my adrenal glands do their job.


This^^^
For much of my life I've been driving trucks, and those honking squealing radio ads would make me seethe with anger!
BEEP BEEP SQUEAL Huh!! WTF where is it, did I run them over, which side are they on, heart going THUMP THUMP THUMP

The people who make those should be taken out back and shot!



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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If we're banning something, make it advertisement in general.

My current battle is the pop-in. it's not a pop-up, or an in-page ad- but it dims the entire website and forces you to acknowledge it. Experts exchange and pintrest are famous for this nonsense.

I'm not a fan of extra law- so I just avoid the websites. Hopefully they die a peasants death.



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
a reply to: VoidHawk

My volume is always on mute unless there's something specific I want to watch.

And if there's something I want to watch, I listen through headphones.

Give your neighbours a break!


You know, I always used to use headphones, but then I noticed I was losing the higher frequency (treble) from my hearing, so I stopped before it got any worse.
As for giving my neighbours a break, well I live in a VERY quiet area, mainly because we all respect each other. Ordinarily they would not be able to hear anything from me, but the ad that caused me to post this rant was extremely loud! and it was early hours of the morning.
What many people dont realise is that a small increase off volume level in the ad gets amplified by the amplifier, a 5% increase in the ad could easily be 100% increase from my speakers.



posted on Dec, 7 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
If we're banning something, make it advertisement in general.

My current battle is the pop-in. it's not a pop-up, or an in-page ad- but it dims the entire website and forces you to acknowledge it. Experts exchange and pintrest are famous for this nonsense.

I'm not a fan of extra law- so I just avoid the websites. Hopefully they die a peasants death.


Yes they are a pain, and like you, if a web page annoys me I do not return.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:09 AM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: skunkape23
The FCC also needs to ban the sound of honking horns and squealing tires in radio ads. That crap makes my adrenal glands do their job.


This^^^
For much of my life I've been driving trucks, and those honking squealing radio ads would make me seethe with anger!
BEEP BEEP SQUEAL Huh!! WTF where is it, did I run them over, which side are they on, heart going THUMP THUMP THUMP

The people who make those should be taken out back and shot!
I wouldn't go so far as shoot them. I think a bloody nose and having their foot pissed on would be appropriate.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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Where can I sign your petition? Could it perhaps include floggings?



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:42 AM
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I'm contacting the FCC at present. I expect to be ignored.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:52 AM
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They say call between 9 a.m. and some other point. I am raising hell first thing after I wake up. No more screeching tires and horns for no good reason.



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: VoidHawk

I hear you! It's extremely irritating.



My comp is hooked up to a 5.1 system, when those vid/audios start up, well, irritating is an understatement.
There's also the bandwidth issue. Where I live I'm forced to use a dongle, I pay for every megabyte. A hi def movie can cost me pounds.


Try this little thing from EE

shop.ee.co.uk...

Pocket-sized 4GEE WiFi with a mighty 50GB of data
now £27.50 a month

ps get some headphones



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: stonerwilliam

originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: VoidHawk

I hear you! It's extremely irritating.



My comp is hooked up to a 5.1 system, when those vid/audios start up, well, irritating is an understatement.
There's also the bandwidth issue. Where I live I'm forced to use a dongle, I pay for every megabyte. A hi def movie can cost me pounds.


Try this little thing from EE

shop.ee.co.uk...

Pocket-sized 4GEE WiFi with a mighty 50GB of data
now £27.50 a month

ps get some headphones


Funny you should mention EE because I'm in the process of putting together a thread about the worst isp I've ever come across! I suggest you google "EE problems"

I got their christmas sim, they said "100GB per month for two months for FREE"
First thing you have to do is top it up with £10, so.....its not free! Then you discover the connection is so bloody awful there's no way you could possibly use 100GB per month, I'd guess you might just manage 50 if you kept it going day and night.
I could say MUCH more but I'll save it for the thread.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk

Haha I am always complaining about this! It drives me nuts!



posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 01:42 PM
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Yip same problem here nothing but hassle with them , you actually managed to get the 100 gig lucky you i topped up twice and got messed around big time , told that a wrong sim type then i ordered a new one same crap wrong sim i was told .

Ordered a 3rd sim on the 23rd of Dec hoping to get it by the 29th and as of today 9/1 still no frigging sim


left my bag on the train with my phablet so no biggie for me but they do havea decent signal where i stay which is a total black spot for everyone else

Virgin use the ee network



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: yeahsurexxx
The reason is that ppl cant master their effin audio.
nah, reason is that the commercials should catch your attention.

Most people have their audio set at level that pleases them, and being as 99.99% of audio is recorded at a standard level, everything works fine. However, those ahole ad people have started recording way above the standard level, and it comes out of our speakers MUCH louder than we'd like!

Its got nothing to do with not being able to "master their effin audio". There's nothing to master! unless maybe you find it a challenge to adjust the volume?


normal level output shoud be -0.2 DB from peak level.
In a standard mastered wave or mp3.
This means that in your theory commericials should be distorting, heavy.

Don't even try to be smart on me when it comes to audio.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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We just got my old mum a pair of cordless headphones for the television from the bhs home store for £ 8 , i was well impressed with them for that kind of money .

Still waiting for those sims from both ee and virgin



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: yeahsurexxx

originally posted by: VoidHawk

originally posted by: yeahsurexxx
The reason is that ppl cant master their effin audio.
nah, reason is that the commercials should catch your attention.

Most people have their audio set at level that pleases them, and being as 99.99% of audio is recorded at a standard level, everything works fine. However, those ahole ad people have started recording way above the standard level, and it comes out of our speakers MUCH louder than we'd like!

Its got nothing to do with not being able to "master their effin audio". There's nothing to master! unless maybe you find it a challenge to adjust the volume?


normal level output shoud be -0.2 DB from peak level.
In a standard mastered wave or mp3.
This means that in your theory commericials should be distorting, heavy.

Don't even try to be smart on me when it comes to audio.


Thats complete bollox! We are talking about tv commercials not "standard mastered wave or mp3"



Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) rules require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany. In the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, Congress directed the FCC to establish these rules, which went into effect on December 13, 2012.
Quick Facts

Q: Does the FCC currently regulate loud commercials?
A: Yes. The Commission adopted rules on December 13, 2011 that require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany. The rules became effective on December 13, 2012, one year after the date of their adoption. Broadcast television stations and pay TV providers were given until this date to be in full compliance.

More here FCC

The rules exist because advertisers were and do increase the volume without distortion

Being so knowledgeable about audio I'm sure you realise most modern audio equipment will adjust to prevent clipping.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: stonerwilliam
We just got my old mum a pair of cordless headphones for the television from the bhs home store for £ 8 , i was well impressed with them for that kind of money .

Still waiting for those sims from both ee and virgin


I havent tried the virgin sim, but the christmas ee sim has limited itself to a download speed of 150kbs, and it has 30 second pauses of nothing about every minute or so. I'll be giving GiffGaff a try next. Three provide a decent connection, but they nolonger allow tethering on pay as you go, which is a shame.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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I am still bloody waiting for both those sims from ee and virgin i had a phablet for a month but had a brain fart and left it on a train with my bag
before i had the chance to set up the security on it .

Tried the 3 sim in it but anything over 5 inch and it will not detect it i was told Giffgaff are great if you can get a good 02 signal , which can be dodgy where i live 2 g is good here .

But now BT has bought over ee things might improve as they are the only decent signal around where i stay but my old mums neighbour must be thinking thank f she got headphones

www.bmstores.co.uk...

stick them round your neck



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: stonerwilliam

Wow! They are very cheap, is the sound quality any good?
Batteries, what type do they use? Rechargeable?

ETA: Just spotted the scroller so found the info about batteries



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posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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The sound quality is great , i could not believe they were that good for that price , get a usb charger for the base station and save on batterys .

I paid £ 30+ quid years ago for ones much the same , i would rate them 7/ 10

www.ebay.co.uk...:g:kAwAAOSw LqFV9~AD


edit on 16/1/2016 by stonerwilliam because: (no reason given)



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