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Dual call output

for the justifiably paranoid, 21st Century Quest Engineering brings you another app.
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Ever wonder what's being said when someone borrows your cellphone to make a call? Well now, you can know with this new app which splits the call audio and routes it through the phone's speaker and a connected Bluetooth headset (worn by you, of course) simultaneously. Step aside politely, up to 30 ft away, and stealthily listen in without missing a beat.
21 Quest, Sep 11 2013


       What kind of things could be said that make paranoia justifiable?
rcarty, Sep 11 2013

       Do you have a couple days to sit down while I answer that question in full?
21 Quest, Sep 11 2013

       Well not really, but I am quite an idle person. Maybe you could give me the short version anyway. For example, who would you let borrow your phone, and what kind of thing would you be wary of being said?
rcarty, Sep 11 2013

       Why the average man, why not someone below or above average? Are they not just as likely to mass produce killings?
rcarty, Sep 12 2013

       I think there's a bit of a skew towards pig farmers, or medical profession.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 12 2013

       Exactly what Bigs said. Or "Yo, it's Biggie Smalls, I got that herb and I'll meet you at the train station. Don't forget the money."
21 Quest, Sep 12 2013

       You would really want to know if the person was making a date with your wife.
xandram, Sep 12 2013

       //interesting to know what demographic does or does not contribute to mass murderers.//

       I know someone who, for their PhD, did basically that; they used all the available information on multiple murderers in the UK since 1850. According to their thesis, the best predictors of being a mass murderer are being male; being between the ages of 45 and 50; being either unemployed _or_ being employed at the upper end of a profession; having had both parents around until at least the age of 15; having been treated for psychiatric illness; and being single.

       What didn't make it into their thesis were three other predictors which were more powerful than any of the above factors at discriminating mass murderers from the general population: being a vegetarian; having a middle name beginning with "M"; and being born (or raised) in a house whose number was prime. Being born in a house with a prime number increases the chances of your becoming a mass murderer by about 125 times relative to the population as a whole.

       Such is the wonder of statistics.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 12 2013

       Surely "ever having killed masses" ranks highly as a prime indicator.
rcarty, Sep 12 2013

       It's a pretty robust indicator, but less good as a predictor.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 12 2013

       Surely 'unpredictability' aswell, for any of those potential killers who were predicted ultimately never succeeded for that reason. Therefore, the exercise is mostly futile.

       This phenomena will hereby be know as the rcarty statistical anomaly whereby preemptive statisical profiling invalidates the very conclusions used for effective profiling, because the profilees are prevented from validating the research through requisite killings.
rcarty, Sep 12 2013

       I just don't want the feds, using their collected metadata, to come kicking in my door because someone used my phone in the commission of a crime or act of terrorism. I want to personally throw the SOB who tries to inflict such excitement upon me under the wheels of the US justice system.
21 Quest, Sep 12 2013


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