[Namron] OT: Meatsword
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Fri Apr 17 12:28:30 PDT 2009
this of course creates a whole new meaning of tweeking their excellencies :)
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 2:24 PM, mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 01:45:58PM -0500, Robert Atwood wrote:
> > Hrm... The real problem with a smart-crown would be the user
> > interface. Vocal commands would work for input, but the output would
> > have to be completely invisible to avoid looking non-period.
> > I've got it! How are you at reading Morse code, yer Excellency? I
> > could probably arrange for an array of tiny hammers mounted in the
> > crown to tap out the messages from RSS streams and incoming email...
> > how 'bout using the left side for RSS, and the right for SMTP? That
> > would leave the front for text messages and the back for system
> > alerts...
> > Another thought, instead of hammers we could use tiny electric prods
> > to stimulate the nerves in meaningful patterns....
> > I should be able to take care of this for around $1200 and it wouldn't
> > weigh much more than 3 pounds (plus the weight of the original
> > crown). I'll get started right away!
> > <cut forward to a few weeks later, with HE Muriel twitching on the
> > throne>
> > ALARMED POP MEMBER #1: Is she having a seisure?
> > ROBERT: Nah, somebody just sent her a rather large picture via SMS...
> > she'll be fine in a few minutes.
> > Always happy ta be of service
> > Robert o' the Faire
> This is an application for which there already exists hardware and
> software. The IBM 9976 Mind-Writer, IBM 9977 Mind-Reader, and IBM 9979
> Mind Controller, with the IBM Mental Access Method (MAM), are perfectly
> suited to this use, and with a little programing on the part of the
> system administrators,
> For an additional charge, a feature is available that permits full
> remote control through the IBM 9976 Mind-Writer. This is the "ZOMB"
> The IBM 9976 Mind-Reader and IBM 9977 Mind-Writer, when used with the
> MAM, are capable of reading or writing as many as 1,500,000 ideas per
> The existing Baronial Coronet is suitable for use as an antenna for
> reception and transmission through an appropriate low-power wideband
> radio link, which also is available as a feature at additional charge.
> The low-power wideband radio link is qualified under Part 15 of the FCC
> Rules and Regulations, and supports the full transaction rate of the
> basic hardware and software. Coronets and crowns of higher rank and
> estate have proven to limit the idea rate; royal crowns are the most
> limited in this respect, being unable to accept more than one or two new
> ideas per reign.
> The IBM 9976 Mind-Writer actually does allow the operator to change
> someone's mind.
> The sample software suite included as part of MAM includes a dump-and-
> restore application designed to allow particular ideas or notions, or
> specific knowledge, to be added to or removed from a user's mind. This
> has been noted to be particularly useful in governmental installations.
> These devices and their additional features have been in use in the
> elected branches of federal, state, and local governments over the past
> ten years, and have proved to be extremely reliable.
> Please note that before a mind can be read using the IBM 9977
> Mind-Reader, it is necessary that something be there to be read. The IBM
> 9976 Mind-Writer is able to completely blank a mind.
> For additional information, please consult your IBM Marketing
> Representative or refer to http://www.ibm.com and search for the single
> word "Mind" (without the enclosing quotation marks).
> 9976 and 9977 dimensions, weight, and power requirements: 1.75" high, 19"
> wide (standard rack mount, 1 rack unit), 36" deep; 37 pounds; 145 Watts
> at 120 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hertz, or 85 Watts at 240 Volts AC, 50 or 60
> 9978 dimensions, weight, and power requirements: 5.25" high, 19" wide
> (standard rack mount, 3 rack units), 36" deep; 95 pounds; 755 Watts at
> 120 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hertz, or 390 Watts at 240 Volts AC, 50 or 60
> Mike Andrews / Michael Fenwick Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
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