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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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I remember on the Nokia phones (5110 era) there were a series of profiles (normal, silent, loud and quiet). You could customise these to the extent that you could rename the loud profile as "Silent", or modify the silent profile to actually make noises.

A colleague was scheduled to go to a press conference, so some wag edited his phone setup so that the profile named "Silent" would actually blast out the Nokia tune ringtone at max volume.

The press conference was televised live - we watched it and took turns calling his phone and watching him scramble around trying to silence his phone while everyone else in the room looked at him and tutted.

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