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this is a sonic vibration generator that allows you to trigger a
crack in your voice or someone else's voice at the push of a
the device i envision could be housed in your cell phone and
when triggered would send an inaudible sonic pulse that would
alter the vibration of your vocal
chords enough to cause a
crack in your voice.
such a device could be used to fain sincere sadness or disrupt
there's also an app called I am T-Pain, similar to this
[jaksplat, Jun 18 2010]
||I don't understand how the inaudible sonic pulse bit works.
||sp.: "fain" = "feign" in this context
||cute... and how can this be done ? or should it just be added to the list of phone apps on the way...
||- erection on demand
- hiccups on demand
- cough/sneeze on demand
- fart/other on demand
||I thought this was going to be a device to audibly
warn others of ass exposure.. on demand, of course.
||i struggled with feign vs fain
||a focused sonic beam can do this
and you wouldnt be able to hear it if it were the right frequency
||i kinda like you Blissmiss
||//a focused sonic beam can do this and you wouldn't be able to hear it if it were the right frequency// can it make me lose weight and dye my hair too ? HOW is that going to do that.
||[marked-for-deletion] WIBNI (bad science)
||I've no reason to believe that focused sonic beams, which
do exist, may not be capable of affecting vocal cords. Isn't
there an mfd, kinda like bad science, which rests on terms
that the science is not bad, but it is beyond our current
understanding? Maybe this could go for that. Anyways,
there probably isn't an MFD as such, as I've never seen it
on any of beany's
||I think you have to make the vocal cords jump from one
to another. For that, I'd guess, you need a closed loop
system, something like: The device computes an
"instantaneous" (i.e. short time window) power spectrum,
identifies some suitable peak, & pumps acoustic energy
into your larynx at some higher harmonic of that
frequency. To know what frequency that'd be would
require some computational model of the acoustics of
your larynx, but I can imagine that, with lots of empirical
testing, a computationally tractable simplified model
would be feasible. Might be able to brute-force it with an
artificial neural network, if all you cared about was results.
If the target frequency could be predicted only
approximately it might just sweep through a suitable range
of frequencies until it hit the sweet spot. ( It would need
to recognize a crack in the voice, but that seems feasible.)
||I wonder what this would feel like to the person using it.
||Did you ever experiment with ninja chopping your
classmates in the throat when you were a kid? Just like
that. ... I hope that wasn't just me.. hmm.