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    Interesting Dept: Using Samples to Curb Racism

    Samples of Crowd with Delayline 'Confuses' Abusive/Racist Chants at Stadiums
    "Football stadiums could use a new sound system that neutralises abusive or racist chants with a carefully timed echo. The echoes trip up efforts to synchronise a chant, neutralising an unwelcome message without drowning out the overall roar of a crowd.

    During the tests of the prototype echo system, volunteers were surrounded by loudspeakers that simulated the sound of a chanting crowd and were asked join in. However one speaker replayed the crowds chant with a short delay. When the delay was greater than 200 milliseconds the volunteers found it too difficult to chant coherently. Increasing the delay made it even more confusing.

    Any real implementation would need to be closely monitored. "If you frustrate an audience by making it impossible to chant, you need to be very careful how you channel their frustration," explains Sander van Wijngaarden, from the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research in Delft. "If they stop chanting but start rioting out of frustration, then you're worse off.

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    Oh so THAT'S how my wife gets me to shut up!
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    Just WHAT do you type into Google to get this kinda stuff, Gary?

    I'm still reeling from being outbid on e-bay for those battery powered loudhailer/bullhorn in blue plastic things you hit on.

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    Re: Interesting Dept: Using Samples to Curb Racism

    Quote Originally Posted by BarrieB
    Just WHAT do you type into Google to get this kinda stuff, Gary?

    I'm still reeling from being outbid on e-bay for those battery powered loudhailer/bullhorn in blue plastic things you hit on.

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    If I may, Anything that comes to mind.
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    Re: Interesting Dept: Using Samples to Curb Racism

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan

    "If you frustrate an audience by making it impossible to chant..."
    To me, this seems like a First Amendment issue.

    I'm almost certain it says something in there about our inalienable right to chant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    To me, this seems like a First Amendment issue.

    I'm almost certain it says something in there about our inalienable right to chant.

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    Yes, we have the inalienable right to chant, as long as it doesn't infringe on another's inalienable rights.

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    It'd be a waste of money on stadiums ... put that system in parliaments all over the world instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    To me, this seems like a First Amendment issue.

    I'm almost certain it says something in there about our inalienable right to chant.
    Well, I don't think it would make chanting impossible, just harder... and I don't think the First Ammendment says anything about the ease or synchronization of chantment.

    Personally I would just use the speakers to drown out the chanting with some really loud Mozart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Personally I would just use the speakers to drown out the chanting with some really loud Mozart.
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