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Gadget Freak Case #246: Random Noise Generator

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NadineJ
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Re: Embrace the noise
NadineJ   8/25/2013 3:46:09 PM
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I agree with both perspectives.  It really depends on the situation and your state of mind.

Kids playing nearby or a small back yard party two houses down doesn't bother me, in the middle of the day.  My neighbour's wind chimes getting blasted by a gust at 2am drives me crazy. 

It can be useful and it is resourceful.  But in a world with wireless, noiseless headphones, it seems like a complicated fix.

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far911   8/25/2013 4:01:39 AM
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@Nancy - You're right. Love the thing about the air filter and white noise by the way. I'll take note of this idea. 

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   8/24/2013 7:20:59 PM
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I guess everyone is different, far911. We have an air filter in our bedroom that also generates white noise and becomes louder when the filter starts to get clogged. It keeps me awake but puts hubby to sleep. I would much rather fall asleep to some relaxing soft music but white noise is very distracting to me.

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far911   8/24/2013 7:33:44 AM
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@Nancy - Really? I can't imagine falling asleep to noise of any kind, and I for one, find white noise very irritating. Wouldn't you fall asleep better to a mellow sound? 

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Nancy Golden   8/23/2013 11:13:26 PM
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Fun little project but I have a different application. My husband loves white noise. He falls asleep very easily to the noise of a vaccuum cleaner or the dryer. My biggest problem would be if using this project for noise cancelling that hubby would fall asleep...but in his case it would be a great all natural solution to insomnia...

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mrdon   8/23/2013 6:45:40 PM
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Rob

We're both on the same page. I from the school of thought if its noisy move to a quieter place. Still an interesting device.

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mrdon   8/23/2013 6:43:42 PM
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naperlou

I found this device to be quite interested as well. I tell my Electrical Engineering Tech students that in the world of high tech microcontrollers and embedded software, the Common Emitter Amplifier will always have a place in our society. These device just illustrated my student comment.

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ttemple   8/23/2013 2:00:34 PM
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The local court uses a white noise generator when the judge is having a sidebar with the attorneys.  It blocks the conversation so that others in the courtroom can't listen in.

I have also seen this used in an office where several people are talking on phones at the same time.  It actually works pretty well to isolate the conversations.

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Rob Spiegel   8/23/2013 9:12:37 AM
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I find it interesting that you can use noise to block noise. Since I haven't heard this gadget, I'm not sure whether the generated noise would be as irratating as the noise being blocked. Apparently it isn't.

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Embrace the noise
naperlou   8/23/2013 8:56:09 AM
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This is an interesting device, but I would rather embrace the noise rather than cancel it.  It you need the quiet, go somewhere else. 

Actually, I have a very quiet place, so I go out to get background noise.  To each his own, I guess.

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