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web - New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big Brother future

Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun (pictured above) that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop people from speaking — but its second application is a lot more chilling. The researchers were looking for a way to stop “louder, stronger” voices from saying more than their fair share in conversation. The paper reads: “We have to establish and obey rules for proper turn-taking when speaking. However, some people tend to lengthen their turns or deliberately interrupt other people when it is their turn in order to establish their presence rather than achieve more fruitful discussions. Furthermore, some people tend to jeer at speakers to invalidate their speech.” In other words, this speech-jamming gun was built to enforce “proper” conversations.
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Would be a strange feeling on a demo when you see somebody speaking but you can not hear anything :-S.

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howto - windows 7 service windows-audio could not start - error 1079

Do you ever had the problem that you have no sound on your windows 7? I have and it was hard to find the problem, since windows is acting so ... well not expected ;-).

So you want to adjust the volume and an "here is a problem, let me search on the internat for a solution" windows is popping up. After you opened the service management and take a look at the dependencies, you started all needed service but getting the error 1079 again. What to do? Rightclick on the "windows-audio" entry and open properties ("einstellungen"). Click to tab login ("Anmeldung"), select "this account" option and enter "LocalService" as username and "0000" as password. Click Apply and try to start the service. Now everything should work smoothly.

Thanks to windows-7-forum.net to show me the way i have to look.

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Tool - Rockbox 3.10 - Happy Birthday

As one of the biggest rockbox fan, i am very happy to congratulate the rockbox team. Only while there is this project out there, i just bought an fruited pod video five because of the fact that i can install a better operation system :-D.

Congrats from pro-linux.de Congrats from heise.de

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