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On much of television, certain swear words are considered
inappropriate, but are "beeped out" by a loud, high pitched noise,
therefore being rendered acceptable for children and sensitive
The same effect could be provided in real time by a small,
device with a single,
bright red button, which plays the loud
noise at a push. Therefore, one could use this device to swear
and without condescension among children or high society. The
convenient product is available in key chain form (for attachment
car keys, etc.) and wristwatch form (appear to adjust your watch
you spew profanities!).
||And stand in the way of free expression? I censure "Censor Sensor"!
||to distract the children you could have a small wisp of smoke.... (do I have to say it?)
||You'd have to be denser to ensure that you censure the
'censor sensor' dispenser.
||Not a bad idea, all in all. +
||I thought this was going to be a product which detected where words had been bleeped out and reinserted a random profanity in the audio stream to render the content once again suitable for adult ears.
||Since insensitively censuring "censor sensor" is senseless, and because frankly I was only trying to be amusing, I thought I'd recant and admit that, as bliss said, it's really not a bad idea all in all. The only real question I have is, how do you balance the tone and volume of the device with that of the swearer? Is there some sort of feature that tailors the censoring noise to the swearer? Or does it just drown out everything? And at what range? [+]
||The noise produced is standard for every device; it's just a
high pitched bleep which drowns out everything. The range
is perhaps as large as a group of people that are having a
||Does it come with a rechargeable battery?
||I like it, but since it's more active than passive
(i.e. not so much a sensor as an actor), can we
change the name to something like "Go Bleep
Yourself"? I think it would help sell more units.
||Also, I like the idea of voluntary self-censorship; it
could help keep swearing "edgy" by continuing to
promote the (admittedly strange idea) that
some words are just too naughty to be heard by
||Finally, if the actual audio tones were
standardized, someone could come up with an
"Anti-censor Sensor" which listens for the censor
bleep sound in its locale, and plays the same sound
out of phase (or inverted), thereby (somewhat)
canceling the bleep sound, and "revealing" the
exciting, naughty words being censored.