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Coming soon to a protest near you
« on: December 17, 2011, 03:38:12 pm »
Riot shields equipped with sonic crowd-dispersal devices!

Totally non-lethal!  Well, except maybe for this:
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The new shield described by Raytheon produces a low-frequency sound which resonates with the respiratory tract, making it hard to breathe. According to the patent, the intensity could be increased from causing discomfort to the point where targets become "temporarily incapacitated".

Also interesting is the "cohort mode"
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in which many shields are wirelessly networked so their output covers a wide area, like Roman legionaries locking their shields together. One shield acts as a master which controls the others, so that the acoustic beams combine effectively.

I wonder how hard it would be to hack that network to either shut down the shields or, better still, set them off before the riot police are ready so they "accidentally" incapacitate themselves?

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Re: Coming soon to a protest near you
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:03:04 am »
Hack them to play dubstep, bro.
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Re: Coming soon to a protest near you
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:58:34 am »
Hack them to play dubstep, bro.

DUDE, NOT FUNNY

Dubstep is how this technology was first discovered.
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Re: Coming soon to a protest near you
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 02:48:12 am »
There can only be one defence against weaponized dubstep...


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