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Old 11-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by mindless1 View Post
There's no reasonable deactivation of the stereo while on the road in public...
I'm going to stop you there and just leave this here.
So where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by FrankSchwab View Post
I've thought about the EMP idea, but the incidental casualties (like, all the electronics in a two block area letting out the magic smoke) put me off the idea.

Instead, I visualize an old, high-quality, high-power horn speaker out of an old theater (something like http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-2350-hor...item416e38044e ), driven by an amp capable of putting out 1KW at 2KHz to 10 KHz. Put it on an extendible pole (think a power antenna from a car, but with 3" diameter tubing), and have a 360 degree aiming capability.

When the system hears the thump-thump mobile approaching, the horn rises majestically out of a non-descript box in the yard to full height, snap-rotates to point at the offender and track them, then starts blaring some Supertramp falsetto like "Dreamer". Boy I'd love to see the look on their faces.

An alternative is a frequency-adaptive jammer. Use a high-gain directional antenna and a frequency-agile transmitter, run through RF frequencies from a couple hundred kHz to a couple gHz, and, by listening to the output of their sound system (you said you could hear it, didn't you?), automatically determine any frequencies that cause distortion, bleed-through, or feedback from their amplifier. Then, sweep your RF signal right around that point to find the loudest signal from their system as you couple into it.
Then increase the RF power by 20 dB.

Don't even get me started on motorcyclists with open-pipe exhausts.

EMP would take a LOT of energy to be effective and the risk of collateral damage is just too great.

The speaker idea, while novel sounding (and props to the creative-ness of the idea) would be short lived. The compression drivers cannot handle anywhere near 1kW particularly at those frequencies with a CW sine input! They would be crispy! Although the efficiency of the horn is very good if you really want sound that can pluck nails out of boards, even raise wisps of smoke at a few feet, you want the Chrysler Air Raid Siren!

That beast WILL belt them hard and will do it as long as you have gas to feed the hemi engine powering it. The neighbors might not like it very much though!

A remote control that can deploy the vehicle air bags with "per car" accuracy would be interesting. When deployed in a non collision event the driver basically is getting the equivalent of a Mike Tyson KO punch to the face! The cops would love this to use for people that don't stop. It would put an end to those long and dangerous chases, for example. (or they could just remote lock the doors and kill the engine, aka Northstar system)
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #28
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on-star. northstar was the Cadillac engines of the mid 90's to the mid 00's

how about retractable road spikes? or just start taking out tires with a .17 low noise, and a very small bullet to find.

people kept driving through our lawn when I was a kid, we built a set of road spikes and people stopped driving through our lawn.

I hate the loud music too, esp. when I am tying to sleep and working night shift.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by jimmybgood9 View Post
Has anyone here given any thought to destroying boom stereo bass speakers?
Re-education or your efforts will be futile.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by herm0016 View Post
on-star. northstar was the Cadillac engines of the mid 90's to the mid 00's
Yes you are correct, what I meant to type was Onstar.

Not sure why this was moved to HT from OT though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #31
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Why not fight fire with fire...


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Old 11-22-2012, 10:46 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Murloc View Post
call the police and make him get a fine for making too much noise during rest hours, or just a warning if it's not clearly above the legal limit.
lol.....yeah, that'll work
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #33
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Wow, such high tech fantasies...
Have you thought about a brick?

I live at the beach so I get yahoos from miles around at all hours who have the need to share. The motorcycles are the biggest offenders here, but we get some music lovers as well.

The 'freedom' to enjoy yourself doesn't give you the right to destroy the enjoyment of hundreds of people. At 3:00 am a handful of bikes racing up the street with out mufflers should be sent to 're-education camps'.
It is a social disease that glorifies being obnoxious.

In CA the cops will do nothing. They claim it is too difficult a ticket to give what with calibrating and distances...Every time I ask them, they all say the same thing; "To busy responding to shooting calls"...Shooting into Starbucks is more like it...

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