Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 3:12:23pm

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

2 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 4:14:02pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

3 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 6:57:24pm

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

I have no problem with that, but I wonder how such a rule would be enforced. Certainly not by airline personnel. I doubt that they want to spend their time getting into arguments with dozens of people during the flight.

Yet with data services allowed, there's no way to prevent people from receiving calls. I think this is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but will become a big problem if allowed.

Why don't people just bring their tablet or phone, pre-load it with movies, music or games, and wear headsets for the audio. That seemed to work fine for laptops.

Want to make a call? Use the skyphone and pay the $5.00 a minute or so that it costs. Maybe that phone call isn't so important after all.

4 Political Atheist  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 7:52:35pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

I do appreciate the courtesy of quiet. Aside from that a moment, I would like the FAA to not bullshit me about what is going to interfere with the aircraft.

5 Mentis Fugit  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:06:19pm

I thought the only real problem with mobile phones on planes was that at 30,000 feet they have line-of-sight to many more cell towers than a ground-level phone and this, combined with the airspeed of the user, places excessive demand on the cellular network.

The solution is to have a cell site in the plane; everyone connects to that, as it's the strongest signal, and it relays the traffic to the ground using appropriate technology.

On the other hand, a plane full of boobs, goobers, and dorks yapping away... yeah, SMS and data only, please. And annoying ringtones banned as a condition of carriage.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Half of the U.S. Got Nothing Even as the Economy Doubled - Alaska Dispatch News Author: Patricia Cohen, The New York Times Even with all the setbacks from recessions, burst bubbles and vanishing industries, the United States has still pumped out breathtaking riches over the last 3 1/2 decades. The real economy more than ...
Cheechako
2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Views: 83 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Senate Can Confirm Merrick Garland. Here’s How.The White House Petition is here: At noon on January 3, 2017, the terms of the current members of the Senate’s Class III will come to an end. At that point, the Senate consists of 66 sitting senators, 36 of ...
jhncsy
5 hours, 16 minutes ago
Views: 79 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Landscape, Barn and Falling SnowStopped on the way home from doing laundry today to work a barn near where I live. It's one of my go to subjects and I hoped to get it while the snow was falling around it. A few decent ...
William Lewis
7 hours, 2 minutes ago
Views: 72 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Samsung Gets Another Chance to Reduce Apple’s $400 Million Patent Win - the Verge The Supreme Court has overturned Apple's $400 million award in its long-running patent lawsuit against Samsung. Apple won the case in 2012, convincing a federal court that a number of Samsung devices had infringed upon iPhone design patents — ...
Thanos
15 hours, 13 minutes ago
Views: 126 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Nat King Cole - ‘The Christmas Song’ (1961) "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" is a classic Christmas song written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells in 1944 and was first recorded by The King Cole Trio in 1946. The song was recorded again in stereophonic ...
Thanos
17 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 129 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
On the Turning AwayProvided to YouTube by Pink Floyd On The Turning Away · Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ℗ Pink Floyd Records Released on: 1987-09-07 Auto-generated by YouTube.
Thanos
17 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 126 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No ‘Safe’ Smoking Level There’s bad news for people who think it’s safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don’t smoke, according to a study ...
Thanos
17 hours, 17 minutes ago
Views: 151 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Amazon Working on Several Grocery-Store Formats, Could Open More Than 2,000 Locations - WSJ Amazon.com Inc. unveiled Monday its first small-format grocery store, Amazon Go, one of at least three brick-and-mortar formats the online retail giant is exploring as it makes a play for an area of shopping that remains stubbornly in-store. Two ...
Thanos
17 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 361 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 26 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 185 grams all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups) 2 grams baking soda (1/2 teaspoon) 115 grams butter (4 ounces/1 stick) 100 grams sugar (1/2 cup) 80 grams light brown sugar (1/2 cup packed) 2 grams salt (1/4 teaspoon) 1 ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 256 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Chocolate-Mint Thins With Candy Cane Crunch Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients For the cookies: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons/230 grams granulated sugar 12 tablespoons/170 grams/1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened at room temperature ½ teaspoon/3 grams kosher salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 ½ cups/187 grams all-purpose ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 262 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0