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#1 02-16-2007 5:51:35 PM

Wareagle
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A moment of silence, please...

TV remote inventor punches the "All Off" button
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/16/obit.r … topstories

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#2 02-16-2007 7:17:11 PM

Frank
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Re: A moment of silence, please...

I've seen this guy interviewed on at least one occasion (I believe on the aforementioned Screen Savers during the Laporte era).  Fascinating guy.  Thanks for making our collective asses just that little bit wider, Rob.

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#3 02-17-2007 10:10:14 AM

Georgia Guy
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Re: A moment of silence, please...

"Adler introduced ultrasonics, or high-frequency sound, to make the device more efficient in 1956."

When I was a kid, we had one of those Zenith's with the sonic remotes.  Not only could someone jangling their keys change the channels, so would our dog's tags when he walked by.

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#4 02-17-2007 10:14:13 AM

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Re: A moment of silence, please...

I've heard of parrots learning the high pitched whistle and changing channels.

Glad we don't use sonic remotes now or my parrot would never let me tune away from SpongeBob.

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#5 02-17-2007 10:25:25 AM

Frank
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Re: A moment of silence, please...

Georgia Guy wrote:

"Adler introduced ultrasonics, or high-frequency sound, to make the device more efficient in 1956."

When I was a kid, we had one of those Zenith's with the sonic remotes.  Not only could someone jangling their keys change the channels, so would our dog's tags when he walked by.

I'm glad we don't use that sonic method anymore. TV is pretty much the only thing in my household that isn't controlled by my dogs.

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