Thursday, March 8, 2012

Future for government-strangled speech -- literally.

Speech-jamming Gun.
New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big Brother future.
Right, well, we'll see what happens to the first government SOBs to try this out on an American crowd. Now there's a quandary. Shoot the technology? Shoot the operator? Both? Decisions, decisions.

14 comments:

TL671 said...

Shoot both! It is only personal/personnel cost to the oppressors that will cause the desired recognition of our sincerity.

Anonymous said...

I don't see where the bulletproof shield attaches...

JoeFromSidney said...

There's a vulnerability there. Note the microphone is right next to the speaker. If the speaker volume is too high, the mike picks up the speaker output, amplifies it, and sends it back out the speaker. Positive feedback. The thing will go into oscillation (screeching). A counter would be to exploit that weakness by sending the device's own signal back to it.

Anonymous said...

What's the street price on these? I once knew a female with a bad case of logorrhea...

Anonymous said...

One straight-on shot should be good for both device and user.
Save Ammo! Line 'Em Up First!

B Woodman
III-PER

Curly said...

I imagine they are easily defeated with cheap disposable earplugs or the more upscale noise canceling earbuds.

aughtsix said...

How about a parabolic reflector/amplifier to bounce it right back at them?

Jut before you shoot 'em.

Slobyskysa Rotchikokov said...

Consult Comrade Molotov. One stone, two birds, well done.

Jimmy the Saint said...

Best guess: nobody does anything beyond some angry letters to the editor after the fact.

I wish it would be otherwise, but given all the non-lines-in-the-sand to date, I don't really see that one being the trigger for anything.

Anonymous said...

"cheap disposable earplugs"

And that's the point. The issue is free speech and the ability to suppress it, so that the message cannot be heard and therefore cannot spread. So that protests become useless and are eliminated as a means of social expression and interaction.

Anonymous said...

Earplugs

Happy D said...

Time to learn sign languge just in case?

A Texan said...

Earplugs...the preferred size being 0.3 inches in diameter, with a weight of approximately 168 grains. Other sizes may do the job just as effectively...YMMV.

Anonymous said...

Naw, how about just shoving it up his goddamn ass for him.