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Anti Sentence Completer

Stops other people finishing your sentence
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Utilising the Anti Trail-Off technology, the device listens for other people finishing your sentences, then with noise cancelling hardware, simply blanks them out, allowing you to actually say your own words.
drew, May 24 2002

Anti trail-off http://www.halfbake...ea/Anti-trail_20off
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       I strongly suspect that some of the oldies (vs newbies) are going to start an "anti-anti" campaign.
rbl, May 24 2002

       <pre-empt>Anti-Animal L*****</pre-empt>
beauxeault, May 24 2002

       As long as it's not anti- Aunty campain...
yamahito, May 24 2002

       Anti-moron noise-cancelling hardware should have its own posting, there's a whole plethora of uses for it. I need one of...   

       Of course, then there are those who take a half-hour to complete a sentence, between all of the 'um's, 'uh,' 'and uh.' Perhaps the noise-canceller could delete those out, too.
RayfordSteele, May 24 2002

       This device must be able to know when to allow everyone to interject … as it should whenever you use ‘so’ as an adverb.   

       … so hot … [How hot was it?]
reensure, May 24 2002

       I was thinking of a device which would essentially provide a noise free local environment, by listening to surrounding sounds, inverting the signal and rebroadcasting it. A 'don't blank the owner's speech pattern' system would allow one's own voice to carry through. It's all very readily available technology, apart from the last bit, which is sadly the bit that makes it work. But that bit is still possible. Oh yes, and the owner's voice needs to activate the blanking function, so it only works while you are speaking.
drew, May 24 2002

       Werrllll, since when did the hb solutions have to be easier than real life?
drew, May 24 2002

       Enviromemental noise cancellation (adaptive subtraction) with an exception for the 'owners voice.'
bristolz, May 25 2002

       Perhaps the 'cancelled one' would get the picture more quickly if instead of being cancelled out, their verbage was simply scrambled into giberish.
RayfordSteele, May 28 2002

       Not so good - the machine would be unlikely to differentiate *their* gibberish from *my* gibberish.
drew, May 28 2002


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