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Old 05-25-2010, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The reason why people find overheard mobile phone conversations so annoying has been solved by scientists.

Researchers discovered that it takes more effort for the brain to understand only half a conversation or a “halfalogue” compared with a full dialogue between two people.

Why overhearing mobile phone conversations is so annoying - Telegraph
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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I hear people all the time on their phones. It only bothers me when they talk excessively loud or when they use the speakerphone. The Nextel push to talk chirp really annoyed me, but it's been awhile since I observed anyone using that. Otherwise, I just tune them out.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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If scientists have time to do bullsh studies like this I think we need to re-evaluate what scientists do.
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