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#16    AngelsShadow

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

View PostHasina, on 09 October 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:

Gosh willickers, you're right, that blurry shape in her hand could not be a hearing aid at all, must be a cell phone, much too large, or as you said in post 5, much too small compared to the other hearing aid image I provided. Man, those wacky time travelers sure have us 21st century folks fooled.
Please do not insult my intelligence by using remarks like that. It's a little insulting and I would prefer if you would remain respectful as I have been to you.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

View PostAngelsShadow, on 09 October 2012 - 01:38 AM, said:

It's a little desperate to use the "old lady talking to herself" card, when she did a classic move that most cell phone users do, that is, stopping, looking in a certain direction and smiling as they speak when they hear good news. Chalking that up to "maybe she was just a crazy grandma?" IS a little bit desperate. If she was doing that back in those times then she would have been considered unstable and put in a mental institution, either that or a shut in, a common thing done to people who did that back in the 20s
Never said it was my opinion she was talking to herself, that was one of the arguments for why she was talking, so I decided to voice it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

Well unless someone can tell me how cell phone towers and communications satellites found their way into 1928, because without them cell phones are pretty much useless, it would be more likely that the person had an abcessed tooth and was holding something up to their mouth/jaw while looking for a dentist.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:42 AM

View PostAngelsShadow, on 09 October 2012 - 01:40 AM, said:

Please do not insult my intelligence by using remarks like that. It's a little insulting and I would prefer if you would remain respectful as I have been to you.
Don't dictate to me how I present my point of view, just because I use humor in my posts does not make them insulting, merely makes them enjoyable to read for the rest of the community. I even make a point in that post. The point being, there were many compact hearing aids available at the time, not all made by the same company, so just because one was 'too small' or another 'too small' doesn't mean there wasn't one that was 'just right'.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

View PostHasina, on 09 October 2012 - 01:27 AM, said:

Eh, this link works pretty well: http://w1.hearing.si...s.jsp?year=1924

View PostAngelsShadow, on 09 October 2012 - 01:18 AM, said:

Doubtful, considering that antuiqe hearing aids were big horns in the ear designed to funnel in sound waves. This was much more compact, and as you can see she was speaking into it.

Look at the link again, there is a picture of it being used in hand, it does match up with the video.  Portable electronic hearing aids were around since the late 1890s, compact for the time, but nothing like today.  Wearable ones come about in the 1930s.

Either that or it's a cellphone modified by The Doctor's sonic screwdriver to function regardless of its spatial-temporal relationship to any cell phone network service.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

View Postcormac mac airt, on 09 October 2012 - 01:40 AM, said:

Well unless someone can tell me how cell phone towers and communications satellites found their way into 1928, because without them cell phones are pretty much useless, it would be more likely that the person had an abcessed tooth and was holding something up to their mouth/jaw while looking for a dentist.

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Now THAT is a compelling argument sir! I applaud you for that! :clap:
I didn't think about that one.

BUT! Could it be possible that the user modified it, prior to using it, to use radio waves, which are similar to cell waves, to make very short distance calls? Or perhaps a HAM wave?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:45 AM

View PostHasina, on 09 October 2012 - 01:42 AM, said:

Don't dictate to me how I present my point of view, just because I use humor in my posts does not make them insulting, merely makes them enjoyable to read for the rest of the community. I even make a point in that post. The point being, there were many compact hearing aids available at the time, not all made by the same company, so just because one was 'too small' or another 'too small' doesn't mean there wasn't one that was 'just right'.
I wasn't telling you how to formulate your opinion, I was merely politely asking you to not use demeaning remarks like that when I was being respectful towards you, asking for the same respect is not trying to tell you how to formulate your opinion.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:47 AM

View PostAngelsShadow, on 09 October 2012 - 01:45 AM, said:

I wasn't telling you how to formulate your opinion, I was merely politely asking you to not use demeaning remarks like that when I was being respectful towards you, asking for the same respect is not trying to tell you how to formulate your opinion.
You say 'tomato' I say 'potato', or something akin to that. You thought I was insulting you, I wasn't, I see you telling me to not 'insult' you as you dictating how I type up my posts, you don't.

You're hard spun on this being a cell phone, other then the fact that she's 'talking into it', what other proof is there that it's a cell phone?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:47 AM

Again, this is one of these cases when we are asked to prove a negative, which cannot be done.
The claim is that it's a cellphone, and we have to prove it's not.
It's a blurry picture claiming the gal is a time traveller talking on her cellphone.
Ok, lets assume she is a time traveller and she is talking on her cellphone...
If it's 1928, then perhaps someone could tell me what service carrier she is using?  I don't think there were many networks functioning in 1928.
Unless she can transmit her signal to the future?

Edited by synchronomy, 09 October 2012 - 01:53 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:48 AM

Already covered in at least one other thread in another part of the forums:

http://www.unexplain...pic=231424&st=0

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:48 AM

That anyone could be so desperate to demonstrate the anachronistic existence of an item we know didn't exist in 1928 just astounds me... It isn't a cell phone. End of story. I frankly couldn't care less what it is; but the suggestion that it's a cellular phone simply needn't ever have arisen in this discussion at all. It's absurd. But either way, yes, a hearing aid is almost certainly what it being placed to the woman's ear; my grandmother used the same type of hearing aid (albeit slightly different; but then, different models look different, after all) when I was a child.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

View PostAngelsShadow, on 09 October 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

Now THAT is a compelling argument sir! I applaud you for that! :clap:
I didn't think about that one.

BUT! Could it be possible that the user modified it, prior to using it, to use radio waves, which are similar to cell waves, to make very short distance calls? Or perhaps a HAM wave?

Modified what? And how would anyone get ahold of a cell phone in 1928? There were no electronics at that early date and no miniature power supplies. So one has to wonder, where's the rest of this "cell phone" and where is the wagon carrying the rest of the equipment and power supply?

Edit for punctuation.

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Edited by cormac mac airt, 09 October 2012 - 01:55 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:49 AM

Well it's from a Film. who knows what Chaplin decided to toss into it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:03 AM

Actually, it's not from a Chaplin film, it is from the scene in front of the theatre before the premiere of a Chaplin movie.

Now look, the claim is that it's a time traveler, right?  We need to be a bit creative here, after all the claim is pretty creative in itself.  So you can forget all about towers and who was the server.  If she's from the future, she comes with her phone.  She does not want to be conspicuous so she buys clothing of the period.

Not knowing the technology of the future, we cannot determine if there would be dimensional service enabling her to speak to her own time, not the 1920s.  Fantasy?  Of course.  But at the turn of the 20th century it was claimed that if you went 60 MPH in a car, it would suck all the air from your lungs. 200 years before that Europeans didn't eat tomatoes because they stirred the passions of young maidens and tomatoes would not be eaten for another 200 years.

Do I believe this is a time traveler?  No.  But anyone who claims something is impossible underestimates the drive for human achievement.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:09 AM

View PostDr. D, on 09 October 2012 - 03:03 AM, said:

Do I believe this is a time traveler?  No.  But anyone who claims something is impossible underestimates the drive for human achievement.

Indeed. If a sentient being can conceive it and believe it, it can achieve it.

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