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BlueStar
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Had this pointed out to me today - the Nokia SMS alert that goes

beep beep beep
beeeeep beeeeep
beep beep beep

beep beep beep
beeeeep beeeeep
beep beep beep


Actually spells out S-M-S in morse code.

Now because I'm easily amused I found this quite impressive- is it common knowledge, or did other people not realise that?

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abbubmah
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My local ham radio club mans (and womans) a snack booth at LSU home football games. One day a weather alert came over the SMS on my phone, which was stuffed under the counter.

If there'd been a chiropractor in the booth, he would have fainted for joy over all the vertebrae cracking as everyone automatically "tuned in" the "S M S".

(edited: the "Long & Loud" tone is "CONNECTING PEOPLE" in morse code.)

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Red Squirrel
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I really thought Nokia had done research into what sequence of "beeps" gave the same effect as having ones teeth drilled out with a pneumatic drill then attached it to every mobile phone in existance. It would be interesting to know how many murderous thoughts abound in a crowded area when THAT noise starts.

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Archie2K
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^ Hahaha! Brilliant.

As for it being common knowledge. Well I'm not Morse Code expert, but from by knowledge of SOS being ... --- ... I knew that ... -- ... is S_S, and considering SMS is the posh name for text messages then I just worked it out for myself. But it is bloody annoying though. What is the fascination of text anyway? So often [people text me important info such as where to meet and when and I don't get the message till hours after it was sent, so instead I'm at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and getting mighty pissed off.

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Zachary Fizz
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"Expert" would be putting it a bit strongly but I used to use morse quite a lot (nowadays I can't even remember the whole alphabet, let a lone send or receive messages). So when I first heard a Nokia SMS beep I knew it was saying "SMS" but had no idea where the noise was coming from [dunce]
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Tier-Rex
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Wow, I didn't know that. Is pretty neat really.
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Holly Golightly
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Is the ascending one really CONNECTING PEOPLE, or was it a joke?

Realistically sounds like it could be, but i am guilable [dunce]

(ETA I knew the other one spelt SMS though)

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DarkDan
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That is cool...but this is by far the coolest cell phone egg:

http://www.eeggs.com/items/6277.html

DarkDan

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