Talk:597: Addiction

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Or was it just the monitor Megan switches off? That's my take on it, thus leaving the Skype (or similar) connection active for continued two-way audio at the very least... 18:38, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

No it cannot be two way audio, because it is clearly Cueballs typing we see, as the "speak" line goes to the keyboard in both panels! And then it would be weird if she was talking to him. But it is true that it seems like she is only turning of the screen though. There did exist computers that was part of the screen, so the off-button would sit there. On the other hand it could also be that she turned of the PC using the on screen button, and then just afterwards turned of the screen. --Kynde (talk) 18:50, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

I think that the hum is actually Tinnitus, as people that use computers a lot tend to get exposed a lot to loud sounds (when playing games or listening to music, or both) or use headphones a lot. I know I have it. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Tinnitus is a low hum or squeal that's always there. You can ignore it when there is other sound, but it always there. This is due to damage to the ear. If they take a hearing test, they will see the damage. The hum that people hear when it gets quiet is not due to damage. I can go to the doctor right now, and there's no damage. Not everyone hears this. It's possibly linked to auditory perception disorder. I have that. Occasionally my ability to convert sound to language is stalled. I will suddenly not understand you, then 2-3 seconds later, understand what you said. This is because my mind plays back the sound it remembers until I recognize it. This is a similar experience to not paying attention, with the exception that I am paying attention and it still happens. Cflare (talk) 17:35, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Could the humming be the 60 Hz noise that some people can hear caused by electricity in the walls? Mikemk (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)