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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:57 pm

My cumulsative years of married bliss, totting up all the assorted Mrs. Terribles, tops 40.
Trust me.
I have not only been there, got the T shirt, etc., I also bear the scars.

P.S. The current incumbent has me so [ ****** ] scared, I would frankly nod dumbly, look at the carpet and say "anything you say, dear".
But on here I can be as brave as I wish I really was. (biiig shiteating grin)

Just got called to the table, so gotta go.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby _Nuno_ » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:31 pm

This mouse is supposed to be silent, according to on-line reviews. It's very expensive but probably worth the price in order to avoid trouble at home. I'm not sure it's available in Europe though.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:46 pm

If I’m watching TV and my other half is clicking away on a mouse on a regular occasion it would bug me especially if it’s in the lounge or bedroom. I know it’s not that loud but it can still be too loud if you’re trying to relax and enjoy TV or something else. Keep PCs in the study I say.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:54 am

but you don`t mind having a telly in the bedroom and keeping him/her awake when they are trying to sleep? (grin)
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Sosabba » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:47 pm

If anyone does manage to locate a retailer who does the Thanko linked to above (or any other silent mouse), I'd be interested to know as well. Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.

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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:11 pm

Li-rocchi wrote:Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.
For the people that suggested that his GF was being unreasonable, if the tables were turned and you were making music on your PC and the GF was making a small amount of noise that was distracting you I expect you’d ask her to be quieter without thinking you were being unreasonable. It works both ways fellows otherwise you end up with.. :round1:
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:01 pm

Li-rocchi wrote:If anyone does manage to locate a retailer who does the Thanko linked to above (or any other silent mouse), I'd be interested to know as well. Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.

If you fancy a little DIY you could do worse than following this set of instructions:

http://www.abclinuxu.cz/blog/hajma/2005/3/23/81023


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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby DRUMZ » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:45 pm

Agharta wrote:
Li-rocchi wrote:Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.
For the people that suggested that his GF was being unreasonable, if the tables were turned and you were making music on your PC and the GF was making a small amount of noise that was distracting you I expect you’d ask her to be quieter without thinking you were being unreasonable. It works both ways fellows otherwise you end up with.. :round1:
Question what is so creative about watching TV?
Knock a guy out?What real woman would put herself with a guy she can beat up?LOL Anyways she ain't complaining when she's dancing to the music and/or a cheque comes in.I'm pretty sure she knew the deal before she got into it. ;)
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:57 pm

cmdr_hb wrote:Question what is so creative about watching TV?
I was expecting this sort of response from someone judging by the tone of some of the replies. It’s a classic egocentric viewpoint which says that what I do is more important than what you do and has to justify itself by belittling the other person’s pastime.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:13 pm

Agharta wrote:
cmdr_hb wrote:Question what is so creative about watching TV?
I was expecting this sort of response from someone judging by the tone of some of the replies. It’s a classic egocentric viewpoint which says that what I do is more important than what you do and has to justify itself by belittling the other person’s pastime.
So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom?
That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:24 pm

IvanSC wrote:but you don`t mind having a telly in the bedroom and keeping him/her awake when they are trying to sleep? (grin)

IvanSC wrote:So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom? That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
I have no opinion as it’s up to individuals to negotiate a solution for their particular tastes and living environment. All these examples boil down to the same thing for me which is that living with people is easier if you respect each others’ viewpoints, communicate openly and don’t act selfishly or unreasonably.
I can’t say whether the mouse in question is being used in an insensitive way as I don’t know the precise details of the scenario in which it’s being clicked.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Sosabba » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:29 pm

Dale Campbell wrote:I personally feel that Paul Whites Leader column is getting a bit behind the times. We should petition to have it replaced with a relationship advice/agony aunt column (Paul could still write it of course).
And perhaps the following month readers answers could be printed maybe with a synopsis of the advice by Hugh?

Its a winner I think.



:tongue:

My vote goes to Agharta as the potential writer of the column..."Aghartany Aunt" perhaps. He is, after all, very fair in what he is saying, and is considering all angles and possibilities in an attempt to resolve friction. Not bad for a musician. In fact, not bad for a human being in this day and age!

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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:43 pm

No-one was interested in trying my DIY solution then? ;)


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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:33 pm

Agharta wrote:
IvanSC wrote:but you don`t mind having a telly in the bedroom and keeping him/her awake when they are trying to sleep? (grin)

IvanSC wrote:So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom? That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
I have no opinion as it’s up to individuals to negotiate a solution for their particular tastes and living environment. All these examples boil down to the same thing for me which is that living with people is easier if you respect each others’ viewpoints, communicate openly and don’t act selfishly or unreasonably.
I can’t say whether the mouse in question is being used in an insensitive way as I don’t know the precise details of the scenario in which it’s being clicked.

(grin) so you`re not a relationship counsellor, you`re a divorce lawyer!
Where`s my shotgun....?
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:05 pm

IvanSC wrote:(grin) so you`re not a relationship counsellor, you`re a divorce lawyer! Where`s my shotgun....?
Almost right; I’m a divorce lawyer by day and a relationship counsellor by night. I have to wear a disguise in the evenings so that my legal clients don’t recognise me from earlier in the day. Not that I’m biased towards pushing them towards divorce of course as being a lawyer I uphold the strong ethical base of that noble profession. :ooo:
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