[FoRK] Bye bye bye Roe v. Wade
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Wed Jan 19 15:30:16 PST 2005
mattj at newsblip.com wrote:
>>full set of regulations) and there is nothing in there about headsets in
>>cars. Besides, they're required now in many places to use a cell
>>phone. What's the difference?
>The relevant differences between headsets and headphones are:
>1. You only put a headset into one ear, not two.
Au contraire, I have used these (or older versions) off and on for
For weak phone connections, multi-party multi-country conferences, etc.
it works very well.
>2. You don't crank up the volume on headsets as you do for music.
I do usually keep it loud.
>3. A cell phone conversation does not have constant background sound, as most
>music does; talking is intermittent, allowing external sounds in.
That's a good point.
>Maybe a solution lies in something like noise cancelling technology. Add a
>feature to the (well-insulated) car which samples external sounds and hides the
>background traffic noise. Only honks, shrieking brakes, voices, etc. make it
>through, and are played on internal speakers at appropriate volume. You'd
>never hear anything until you need to.
The same thing would be useful on a music headset. Someone might work
on if it they weren't outlawed.
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