Author Topic: The phone rang  (Read 2464 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2020, 05:48:20 pm »
The intro to Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
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slope

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2020, 05:59:02 pm »
The intro to Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads

Good 'un - got a nice trill going  :)

bhoot

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2020, 06:42:26 pm »
The tube that used to be the wake up call on the Stena ferry (now sadly replaced). I originally had this as the alarm and June Tabor's "Lullaby of London" as the ring tone but probably due to incompetence on my part with a new phone, alarm and ring tone are now the same.

DaveJ

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2020, 07:42:09 pm »
The intro to "Pretty Vacant".

slope

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2020, 03:37:47 pm »
Some great examples folks ^  :thumbsup:

I've given Cannonball Adderley a few weeks off unpaid leave and hired this sax player's first 30 seconds as a temporary stand in ringtone

https://youtu.be/6arveYAIb5s

It's quite the shame I don't hear it much - I hardly get 2 phone calls a week - and then tend to deny the call after the ringtone ;D

nicknack

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2020, 04:53:46 pm »
When I saw it was the Mingus Big Band I was expecting this.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

slope

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2020, 05:39:41 pm »
^ nicknack - that's real FAB :thumbsup:

nicknack

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2020, 06:42:44 pm »
Yes, trundles along quite nicely doesn't it?
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: The phone rang
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2020, 10:07:57 pm »
opening clarinet on Artie shaw ~ Frenesi    ( Careful it's a bit of an ear worm  )
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woollypigs

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2020, 10:39:16 pm »
I can't decide so I got what the phone comes with and set to vibrate.

Though when living in that there London I had cows moooooooooooing as my ringtone, cause it was fun in a city.

But then I was out on a ride with Peli, I got ahead and stopped at a junction to wait for her (she had just flow in from the US and was rather knackered). While standing there the locals erm the cows next to me started mooing, I had sip of water, there was more mooing (I wondered if it was feeding time), I had a snack, there was even more mooing (boy they are keen) I went to have a wee behind some bushes, moos continued, I had some more water and wondered where Peli were and why she was so slow, she couldn't be that far behind, more mooing but the cows were now walking away from me, cows were now a fair distance away but the mooing was still night next to me ... then it clicked, check phone, X amount of missed calls. I cycled down the hill to just around the corner where I found Peli walking with her bike and a p*nct*re, since then I haven't used "fancy" ringtones.
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Kim

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2020, 11:13:33 pm »
I use mooing to indicate that the fridge/freezer temperature is out of nominal range.  This works fine, because we don't have a cow in the house.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

slope

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2020, 11:27:40 pm »
I use mooing to indicate that the fridge/freezer temperature is out of nominal range.  This works fine, because we don't have a cow in the house.

How does that work? Not the mooing - but the phone knowing the fridge temp? Does one need an iFridge?

Kim

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2020, 11:34:53 pm »
I use mooing to indicate that the fridge/freezer temperature is out of nominal range.  This works fine, because we don't have a cow in the house.

How does that work? Not the mooing - but the phone knowing the fridge temp? Does one need an iFridge?

It's not a phone, it's an alerting system.  (Well, you can access the text output from it via a phone with an appropriate client, but that's not really the point.)

Suffice to say, I've drilled a hole in the back of the freezer, stuck a DS18B20 up it and potted it with hot melt glue.  I try to keep Internet Of Shit devices to a minimum, because this sort of fettling achieves similar functionality in a way that's less painful in the long term.

The mooing's less useful than RRD graphs of the temperature:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The phone rang
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2020, 11:53:31 pm »
Does one need an iFridge?

No, just a Kim.

FifeingEejit

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2020, 12:00:57 am »
I have this delight on mine.

https://bigsoundbank.com/detail-0451-iphone-ringtone-alarm.html

The first time I heard it on someone's phone, I was on  a train in a station.
My instinct was to run for the doors.
Ha first time I ever heard that it was being used by a club mate to signal his need to get up and get out on the hills.
It didn't really work as everyone in the room except him got up to investigate the fire alarm.

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Jaded

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2020, 12:58:54 am »
The griffith came, saw, posted and went away.

It came back but sadly only lurked.

What did it see?
What did it think?
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2020, 11:16:24 pm »
TdF theme as a ring tone
Lady Bracknell enquiring "A handbaaaaaaag?" as a text alert
Occasional text alerts from Eric Cartman singing the Cheesy Puffs song
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citoyen

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2020, 09:40:34 pm »
(Well, you can access the text output from it via a phone with an appropriate client, but that's not really the point.)

Functionally, that is what a lot of apps are.

Re: The phone rang
« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2020, 06:30:15 pm »
Currently it's just a vaguely electronic ringing sound, though I generally prefer a bell.

I've also had the ITV TdF ringtone for a while, as did MrsH.
Merry Go Round Broke Down was a favourite during some time working in a failing company.
The intro from one of the extended versions of Talk Talk's "It's my life" was there for a while too.

There was a chap at one place I worked that had some piece of dance music on his phone, which was fairly inappropriate in the environment - and badly edited. It was amusing once everyone around home started getting up and dad dancing whenever his phone rang.

I like the idea of a modem negotiation though :)

Manotea

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Re: The phone rang
« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2020, 06:47:25 pm »
Back in the day, the Ops responsible for a data centre bridge area I visited one time had set up all the system alarms with samples from the X Files.

Spooky... I get the feeling that scheme didn't last long...

Re: The phone rang
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2020, 08:49:09 pm »
A short burst of Bicycle, Bicycle from Queen's track of that name for text notifications
Yup, "I want to ride my bicycle" often gets a laugh as my ring tone.