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59 comments

Science? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36767880)

Why can't we have more articles about comic book movies, video games, political partisanship and trading music in the name of human rights instead of this garbage?

Re:Science? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768110)

You forgot Bitcoin.

Re:Science? (1)

halivar (535827) | about 3 years ago | (#36768440)

And reviews for books about obscure scripting languages.

And they all have to be Australia-related. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36771078)

This is the New Slashdot(.com.au), after all, where every submission is accepted if it is evenly remotely Australia-related.

Re:Science? (1)

Joce640k (829181) | about 3 years ago | (#36773546)

And reviews for books about obscure scripting languages.

...and 1970's green-screen, 2400 baud text editors.

Focus here: (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36767970)

I've got a superlens in my pants!

Soda cans? (0)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | about 3 years ago | (#36767984)

Pah... Real men would use beer cans!

Re:Soda cans? (1)

TarMil (1623915) | about 3 years ago | (#36768082)

Meh. Real men drink beer in bottle.

Re:Soda cans? (2)

kakyoin01 (2040114) | about 3 years ago | (#36768198)

Oh, can it, you.

Re:Soda cans? (1)

gstrickler (920733) | about 3 years ago | (#36768218)

Or really big cans, aka kegs.

Re:Soda cans? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768266)

Casks, dear boy, casks!!

Re:Soda cans? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36773708)

You'd put beer in perfectly good whiskey casks?

Re:Soda cans? (1)

Methuseus (468642) | about 3 years ago | (#36773756)

No, beer casks are definitely of a different variety from whiskey casks. If you're using the same for both, you're doing something wrong!

Re:Soda cans? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768204)

Not if you cannot legally drink them you insensitive clod!

Re:Soda cans? (3, Insightful)

pluther (647209) | about 3 years ago | (#36768310)

Beer doesn't come in cans.

Re:Soda cans? (1, Offtopic)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 3 years ago | (#36768446)

Beer doesn't come in cans.

I hear Michael Jackson came in little white cans.

Re:Soda cans? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36769134)

You sick fuck...

Re:Soda cans? (1)

demonbug (309515) | about 3 years ago | (#36768474)

Beer doesn't come in cans.

Milk does?

Re:Soda cans? (2)

haruchai (17472) | about 3 years ago | (#36769204)

Milk comes in jugs or bags. Or jugs that eventually become bags.

Re:Soda cans? (1)

Bengie (1121981) | about 3 years ago | (#36774208)

Beer doesn't come in cans.

They come in pints?!

Re:Soda cans? (1)

syousef (465911) | about 3 years ago | (#36768568)

Pah... Real men would use beer cans!

But then it wouldn't be the sound of diabetes coming to get you!

Micronecta scholtzi (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768000)

This is real world application of the Micronecta-scholtzi's-dick technology, right?

Re:Micronecta scholtzi (1)

kakyoin01 (2040114) | about 3 years ago | (#36768498)

I think this poster made a reference to the bug with the "singing penis". Don't quote me on that though.

Nice superlens (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768156)

Faget.

Re:Nice superlens (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768484)

A dyslexic homophobe, priceless.

Re:Nice superlens (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768706)

Fukc you, faget dick munchy guy

Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768192)

Can someone decipher this insane technobabble?

Re:Huh? (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 3 years ago | (#36768838)

yea dude builds drum out of cans, uses it to focus only specialized frequency's to a fine point in front, no one really cares, out side of the "look what this dude did" factor

Re:Huh? (2)

Shark (78448) | about 3 years ago | (#36769674)

Until someone accidentally says "Muad-dib!" through the array and something explodes.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36773034)

The original movie was an abomination! You must not listen to it, sire!

Vengence is mine!!! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768212)

This is the perfect solution to getting the neighbor to turn down their stereo

Re:Vengence is mine!!! (1)

Jeng (926980) | about 3 years ago | (#36768318)

From what I gathered from the topic this would be the perfect solution for your neighbor to listen to his music full blast while the sound only takes place within a small area and wouldn't be able to be heard outside of that small area.

Hell, if you were attempting to use this against your neighbor it would just make his music louder, probably making him happier.

Re:Vengence is mine!!! (3, Insightful)

nospam007 (722110) | about 3 years ago | (#36768516)

As I read it, you could make the music appear very loud in the neighbor's apartment above you, while barely noticeable in your own.

Re:Vengence is mine!!! (1)

rcw-home (122017) | about 3 years ago | (#36782798)

As long as the music is all in a narrow frequency band, sure. For some genres this may not be that difficult.

I hate to advocate something for the TSA... (2, Interesting)

SeeSp0tRun (1270464) | about 3 years ago | (#36768308)

Given the idea of directing sound waves, if this could be done with an inaudible frequency, for imaging, would sound waves be able to penetrate clothing?

This is coming from someone who is not modest, so the scope part of the scope&grope doesn't bother me.
Radiation, however, is one of my many, only weaknesses.

Re:I hate to advocate something for the TSA... (1)

wagnerrp (1305589) | about 3 years ago | (#36770082)

Are you referring to back-scatter X-Ray imagery, or are you one of "those" types who think they are sensitive to THz waves?

Re:I hate to advocate something for the TSA... (1)

SeeSp0tRun (1270464) | about 3 years ago | (#36770622)

The backscatter... but now that you mention it...
My wireless frequencies impact me negatively, when they aren't working correctly that is.

Honestly though, could it be used similarly to a sonogram, as mentioned a few days ago, with this tech?
I am no acoustics or physics major, so its an honest question.

Re:I hate to advocate something for the TSA... (1)

Idbar (1034346) | about 3 years ago | (#36771752)

Is this technology [google.com] what you're referring to?

Crappy Speakers? (1)

havardi (122062) | about 3 years ago | (#36768370)

Here's a tip: those speakers suck. I just tossed a pair because the left speaker was about half as loud as the right speaker. Don't believe me? http://www.google.com/search?q=logitech+speaker+left+not+working [google.com]

I only mention this because I would think with a scientific experiment like this, speaker volume consistency would be VERY important...

Re:Crappy Speakers? (1)

nospam007 (722110) | about 3 years ago | (#36768546)

Here's another tip:
Google 'Stereo balance control'

Re:Crappy Speakers? (1)

havardi (122062) | about 3 years ago | (#36768710)

Hah, I actually did that. Maybe it was less than 50%-- the volume was so low it was really lame to equalize both to the lowest denominator. Not to mention when I'd plug in my headphones I'd have to go reset the balance because the physical defect didn't affect the headphone jack on the speaker.

Re:Crappy Speakers? (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 3 years ago | (#36768868)

all consumer grade speakers suck, they never use big enough drivers and never enough air volume so you end up with tin cans and a floppy sub that instadistorts whenever a female voice comes though for the ultimate in ass

buy a decent monitor set, or if that is out of your budget at least get some beefy drivers and do a little bit of math to make a correct size enclosure

Hooo boy! (1)

IceFoot (256699) | about 3 years ago | (#36768460)

FTFA: "The team managed this through time reversal...."

Re:Hooo boy! (1)

wagnerrp (1305589) | about 3 years ago | (#36770100)

A fancy way of saying, "We played it backwards."

Re:Hooo boy! (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | about 3 years ago | (#36773224)

A fancy way of saying, "We played it backwards."

A fancy way of saying. "Only then did we realize what it said."

Research Proposal (1)

Kozz (7764) | about 3 years ago | (#36768566)

Please allow my duplex neighbor to be an early prototype tester. That sonofabitch has a big-screen TV (in his bedroom!) with a very bass-heavy sound system, and he just can't sleep without it on.

Re:Research Proposal (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36769014)

Please allow my duplex neighbor to be an early prototype tester. That sonofabitch masturbates so loud that the only way I can sleep is leave my TV on and crank up my sound system.

Pop (1)

im_rotting (543266) | about 3 years ago | (#36768636)

Acoustic Superlens Built From Pop Cans
FIFY :P

what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768698)

"the sound volume can be made to peak in specific volumes less than a few centimeters wide"

Sounds really interesting if only I had the slightest clue what it means.

Re:what? (1)

Freddybear (1805256) | about 3 years ago | (#36770400)

It means they can focus sound energy into a small spot, much smaller than without the superlens array. They can also control the location of the spot, or even have more than one focus spot at the same time. It wouldn't be practical for music because of the limited frequency range, but there are applications where they can use sound energy to push small objects around. If they can scale it down to microscopic size using ultrasonic frequencies, it might be useful to manipulate cells or large biological molecules.

tldr; (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768826)

all I got from that was that each can resonates at about 420 Hz

Kwisatz Haderach (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36768876)

Our research was sound, our results undeniable. We would propel the world with our acoustical actuators. Every day brought new discoveries ... until today.

As the echoes of a blaringly successful session faded, Geoffroy shouted, "Alright, Lemoult!"

Our apparatus rang, then exploded. The devastation ... The horror ...

Today I learned my name is a killing word.

Strings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36769008)

So... are they gonna hook them all together with strings?

how about scaling this up (1)

PJ6 (1151747) | about 3 years ago | (#36770558)

I wonder what the range would be if you used very low-frequency, specially-built resonators and a few megawatts of power. Maybe you could throw it out about a wavelength and burst organs through body armor at 50 yards.

Sound? Light! Sound? Mirrors! MIRRORS!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36771744)

Mirrors is the answer. Wait. Forget that. I have to patent mirrors before I can make this comment. Hold th' phone I'll be back in a camera flash! Back.

Thank-you all, from the bottom of my heart.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36772402)

......for ruining what used to be a nice tech-news website, you inane mindless babbling stupid ignorant fuckwit infantile cretinous droning pointless waste-of-oxygen-and-food repetetive gob-shite bastards.

They built a sound gun time machine! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36773014)

They built a sound gun into a time machine out of cans of coke!
FTFA :"Acoustic actuators harness sound waves to physically move objects" and "The team managed this through time reversal"

Not clear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36773072)

Can you kill people with it?

How about a car version (1)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | about 3 years ago | (#36773820)

Can they make a car version that has the sound peak in the area of the drivers head so I don't have to listen to the crap from the hoopties on the highway in rush hour. If they can't then can we ban old Chevrolet Caprices on 22 inch chrome spinner rims?
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