Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Cell Phone Signals Blocked

By paint. Yes paint. Some people are going spastic over this possibility. Ol' BC, on the other hand, thinks it may have wonderful benefits.

A Rochester, N.Y., company has developed paint that can switch between blocking
cell phone signals and allowing them through.
"You could use this in a
concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks,
but shutting them down during the performance," said Michael Riedlinger,
president of NaturalNano.

Now that's what I'm talking about! Awesome potential. The article in its entirety is here. Of course there are those who panic at the thought.

"We oppose any kind of blocking technology," said Joe Farren, spokesman for The
Wireless Association, the leading cell phone trade group. "What about the young
parents whose baby-sitter is trying to call them, or the brain surgeon who needs
notification of emergency surgery? These calls need to get through."

Ol' BC has an idea that may solve this quandary before the government gets involved as so many locals have concerning smoking in restaurants and other places. Pagers. They have been around for years and years and they're cheap. So, if you are going to be going to a facility (a facility mind you, not a government intrusion) that blocks cell phone transmissions and receptions
from time to time, spend ten bucks and get a pager.

Just a thought.


At 9:54 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

The only problem with pagers is that they use the same or less advanced transmission/reception technology as cell phones.

This paint would most lkely be even more effective in blocking them.

However ...

"What about the young parents whose baby-sitter is trying to call them, or the brain surgeon who needs notification of emergency surgery?"

People in these situations should find other forms of entertainment than the type of concerts that would require this technology.

What about the performer who is trying to put on the show of his life who could be distracted into a difficult situation or, as is the case with many shows, injury, by the sound of a cell phone ringing in the audience?

What about the concertgoer or showgoer, who has paid good money, often hundreds of dollars, to see a performance without these distractions?

If you can't have your transmissions/receptions blocked, you should avoid areas that block them.

Now if only there were more cell towers on my way home from work, my family could reach my cell phone in areas that DON'T block cellular signals ... GRRR!


At 6:17 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

LOL Again RWR cracks me up!

Parents with cell phones should stop going to shows now! Strange. What about the parents without cell phones? Should they stop too? And the brain surgeon? Poor bastard. I guess he's just gonna have to wait for video releases!

Before cell technology parents went to shows, and guess what--- They did fine! They had babysitters who were competent. People with babysitters shouldn't go to shows!!! What a bunch of tripe.

They can turn off their damned cell phones. Turn 'em off or have 'em blocked. Same result and I'm all for it!

We didn't need them fifty years ago in the world of parenting, and we don't need them now.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Beef ...

You just made my point perfectly.

My point is that you don't need a cell phone when you go to a concert, and well, if it's that uimportant to you, then maybe you should reconsider that form of entertainment.

People who go to these shows and those who put them on don't want your cell phone going off during the performance. It's their right to enjoy these things in peace.


At 8:35 AM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

Your point is completely assinine and I in know way made it for you. Your argument is that we don't need cell phones, but your solution is staying home. Perhaps they could just leave their cell phones at home, or turn them off? Now, there's an idea! If having a cell phone is that important, there are plenty of ways to take a call quietly.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Perhaps they could just leave their cell phones at home, or turn them off?

Again ... making my point perfectly.

STFU, ok Beef?


At 7:36 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

I'm glad I can make your point for you because you sure as fuck can't.


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