Lockwood Smith could do with one of these

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A reader has suggested that this useful invention could be put to good use by Lockwood Smith in parliament.

Japanese researchers have invented a speech-jamming gadget that painlessly forces people into silence.

Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a portable “SpeechJammer” gun that can silence people more than 30 meters away.

The device works by recording its target’s speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain’s cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely.

Awesome, I’d love to see this deployed against Winston Peters and Trevor Mallard.

 


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  • Luke

    Lockwood should wear the wig and robes all the time, he looked like a boss at the state opening.

  • MrV

    “and it cannot stop people making meaningless sounds, such as “ahhh,” that are uttered over a long time period.”

    I think you’ll find this means it won’t work on either Winston or Trevor.

  • joe bloggs

    There’s always a place for good old-fashioned technology…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scold's_bridle

  • Hagar

    No no no,
    I love listening to Winnie mangling the English language , and Trev’s points of order as if he was so innocent and hard done by.
    They are so funny in the chamber, otherwise it would be so boring!
    It was a near thing the past 3 years with only Trev making a fool of himself, now with Wiinie there the amusement factor has increased threefold!

  • Symgardiner

    Win-stoned First and Trevor are comedy gold. You can’t cut that off.
    By the way, have you noticed that someone is having a crack at Win-stoned every time he stands up. I reckon it is Nick Smith maybe with some help from John Banks. It must be good because it gets under Win-stoned’s skin 9 times out of 10.

  • Boss Hogg

    This device is clearly deficient – where is the Taser attachment ??

  • Jess

     Still it would be great to use on Helen Kelly

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