A visitor to Australia's Ipswich Magistrates court was seen desperately scrabbling for his phone as it moaned in satisfaction on receipt of a call, according to reports from Ananova. The tone apparently expressed its unmitigated pleasure for more than 20 seconds, surely long enough for any woman, though perhaps not long enough …
one had to wonder what was going through his mind when he selected that tone.
Maybe he should have put it on, er, vibrate...
Shouldn't they be confiscating phones in Australian court houses? I mean, aren't the Aussies on the same page as the US, with all their security this and security that? These phones are dangerous! They could be spies for the machines, doncha know?
Don't get me started on that topic, my coworkers seem to be engaged in some kind of contest to find the most annoying/stupid/embarrassing ring tone out there. I seriously consider taking their mobiles and leaving it for their proctologist to find.
As a form of protest, my ringtone is now white noise.
Ringtones in the workplace
I have purged my local area of annoying ringtones when people leave them on the desk to go to meetings or lunch with the simple tactic of removing their phone batteries - usually to the cheers of other annoyed people. The phone owners soon learn to leave them on silent or take them with them.
It started due to the terrible idea of vodaphone of "if they miss a call and leave a message then the answerphone should call them back about 1 minute later, and again and again and..."
at least ...
it wasn't male sounds =p
With so many grouches in this world, maybe we all need to hear sounds of satisfaction.
Those were the days...
...when someone would replace the error chime on all the Macs in the uni lab with a sample from 'When Harry Met Sally'.
US cell phones US courts
Ahem cell phones are ban on a court per court biases. THe reason for banning them was do to idiots not turning them off. Courts th at do allow cellphones will often ban cellphones that camera features
When I working on a bunch of lab machines testing TCP/IP I had set them all up with a "finger" daemon. When they were "fingered" the local response was a quick (2 seconds if I recall) moan. Then I was doing some testing, and decided to "finger" all of the rack (about 10 machines) in sequence. It was great! Then some politically correct idiot decided that this wasn't the best thing to have emitted from the machines, and I was "persuaded" to remove the sound. What a bummer. Oh, well - live and learn.
The other incident was my Tone & Voice pager (in the early 80's) in a movie theater. Mad scramble to find the button in my coat before I got kicked out of the place. Thankfully (as others have mentioned) now we have "vibrate", and "off".
Somewhere there is a BOFH story here. Simon??
RE:at least ...
"at least it wasn't male sounds"
It lasted 20 secs, if it had been male then there would have been at least 10 secs of snoring :D
yeah ... nah ...
... Ipswitch is in SE Queensland not far from Brisbane (or Brissie). Only a true Queenslander would have the nerve (a.k.a. "i dont' give a rat's about authority") to have that ringtone. I'm suprised that he even bothered to turn it off, unless of course he was in the dock.
More info here: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,22523472-952,00.html
On a similar vein to a poster above
Fond memories of writing a script to run on the machines in the uni computer lab to play the smurf theme in midi whenever anyone pressed the "e" key for a capping stunt.
Drove everyone nuts in record time. Was there for three days.
My mate has this (probably NSFW) wav as his ringtone, the reactions from people when he's out in public and his mobile rings is often priceless:
I was told there was a study
it established that the most annoying ringtone was a recording of a baby being sick.
OK, that's just *wrong.*
Who would bother *recording* a baby being sick? Using it as a ringtone is just a capper.
Make all phones have the ring from the red phone in "Our Man Flint".
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