STFU Silence Gun

A speech jammer to use on people who won’t shut up:

The gun operates based on the concept of delayed auditory feedback. An attached microphone picks up the sound being made by the target and plays it back 0.2 seconds later. The effect is incredibly confusing to the human brain, making it all but impossible to talk or hold a conversation. The device doesn’t cause the person it’s being used on any physical harm — it simply messes with their head.

Source – CBS News

I can forsee an application in the gun community… You tell your wife or girlfriend that you’re buying X many guns for $Y and she starts freaking out and you just aim this thing and, hit the button and problem solved. :P Temporairly anyway… haha  Wait until she figures out how to use it and drops a few thousand on purses and shoes.

Gotta love engineering!


Hat tip: Dennis



matt August 30, 2012 at 04:45 am

I’m assuming the first person who tries that outside of a lab is going to end up with a broken speech jammer.


Church August 30, 2012 at 03:59 pm



TomThumb August 30, 2012 at 05:15 am

will it work on dogs? I would love to point it at my neighbors dogs… stupid neighbors totally ignore the fact that the dogs bark at EVERYTHING… I’d kill for a LRAD and a directional mic…


Loser on disability August 30, 2012 at 06:20 am

I wish I had one of these to take to walmart.


Ed Bonderenka August 30, 2012 at 06:34 am

I served with a guy who could do that.
Like a human echo. eerie.


Target_Plinker August 30, 2012 at 07:12 am

This concept works suprisingly well. It’s also an old joke that’s used by some radio shows when they interview people. They add the delay to the guest’s headphone and it makes them stammer and repeat themselves. VERY funny to see it happen.


mcfett August 30, 2012 at 08:27 am

I remember wearing headphones that did that to you once. You have to try to count to 10. After the second try, I made it all of the way to 10, but said it twice.


John Smith August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

Too bad we can’t use this at the republican convention to silence the BS.


Quint Young August 30, 2012 at 01:15 pm



Gary August 30, 2012 at 02:47 pm

It’d be even more useful at the White House…


AuricTech August 30, 2012 at 05:38 pm

I’m reminded of this xkcd strip from early 2008.


Frank August 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

The Japanese “have found the answer to one of life’s oldest questions: ‘How can I get that person to shut up?'”
Answer: Commit suicide


D Larsen August 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I want to use it on the vigilant spectre derps especially the wombat faggot


wry762 August 31, 2012 at 04:49 pm

Wait – hold on – it’s a device that makes someone stop talking? Thank you, God!

Married men everywhere will pay any price for one of these. I would have loved to have had one when I worked in an office. This is kryptonite for attention whores. How do you nominate someone for a Nobel prize?



Arm3nian August 31, 2012 at 06:55 pm

I don’t know if you seen many women talk, but I am telling you this won’t work.
I have heard my wife communicate with her girlfriends, when all 5 of them were talking at once and everyone in the group understood each other and continued conversation, meanwhile I am having seizures from a sensory overload. Until I was removed from the living room by my sister and placed in the garage with a beer in hand… This will not work!!!!!!!!!


JB August 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Ha. It’s like the ‘DSN echo’ you get sometimes(?) when you call overseas. Always drove me nuts.



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