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(Talking Points Memo)   Recording of sound tied to diplomat attacks in Cuba surfaced. Nickelback officially cleared of all wrongdoing   ( talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
    More: Followup, AP, Sound, Havana sound forms, Ear, U.S. Embassy workers, significantly advanced U.S., State Department, Cuban officials  
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6 days ago  
It would be interesting to do some math and calculate whether those audible frequencies are sub-harmonics of an inaudible ultrasonic sound.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
All? No. They've done plenty wrong, Failmitter.
 
6 days ago  
After listening to the recording, it seems pretty clear that the embassy staff thought they were being attacked but it turns out that Internet in Cuba is still uses dial up modems. Were the initial victims millennials? They probably panicked by the strange sound and slow downloads, causing anxiety and confusion. The hysteria then spread the symptoms to others.
 
6 days ago  
Seriously (as I typed in another thread), that sounds *exactly* like a lower pitched whine I hear when someone turns on a CRT.
Used to use that sound to figure out if a monitor was bad, or a video card (when the video card would go out, you'd still hear the scream, but when the monitor would, no scream).
 
6 days ago  
If you play it backwards it says "Asegúrese de tomar su Ovaltine"
 
6 days ago  
Dave Matthews Band.
 
6 days ago  
I've listened to a lot of experimental "music" like Merzbow, Aube, Daniel Menche, etc., but there is something about that sound that my ears did not like.
 
6 days ago  
So Canada is setting up Cuba to take the fall, eh. Someone doesn't like being called America's hat.
 
6 days ago  
I still like the theory that it was a jamming device installed to guard against hidden microphones and/or laser beams bouncing off the windows. The counter-espionage team didn't talk to the health and safety team and now, oops, let's blame it on a mythical super-weapon and try to sweep everything else under the rug.
 
5 days ago  

kbronsito: After listening to the recording, it seems pretty clear that the embassy staff thought they were being attacked but it turns out that Internet in Cuba is still uses dial up modems. Were the initial victims millennials? They probably panicked by the strange sound and slow downloads, causing anxiety and confusion. The hysteria then spread the symptoms to others.



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5 days ago  
Here's what the frequency spectrum looks like:

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Mostly clean tones just under 8K and a lot of noise. There's a very low frequency line at the bottom. Brown note?
 
5 days ago  
TFA: "What it is telling us is the sound is located between about 7,000 kHz and 8,000 kHz.

7,000 kHz (7 MHz) would be one hell of a sound frequency.  They meant 7,000 Hz (7 kHz).
 
5 days ago  

Glitchwerks: I've listened to a lot of experimental "music" like Merzbow, Aube, Daniel Menche, etc., but there is something about that sound that my ears did not like.


Yeah, I've listened to some of that, too.

The best way I can describe it is that it's like eating dirt. It's not good. Sure there is some nuance, and you can probably become a connoisseur of sorts, but there are much better things to put in your mouth.
 
5 days ago  
My dog freaked out when I played that sound. Anyone else's puppers do the same?
 
5 days ago  

derpes_simplex: It would be interesting to do some math and calculate whether those audible frequencies are sub-harmonics of an inaudible ultrasonic sound.


There would be many subaudible harmonics of any given frequency.
 
5 days ago  

MrBallou: Here's what the frequency spectrum looks like:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa-8GsMhznc
 
5 days ago  
When I saw it hosted on Soundcloud I expected the article to actually be a joke about someone's mixtape blowing people's minds
 
5 days ago  
FSOH
 
5 days ago  
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Sounds like a British new wave band!
 
5 days ago  
I like Nickleback. Farks just gonna have to deal with it. If I wanted conformity and shiatposting I'd be on 4chan.
 
5 days ago  

LewDux: MrBallou: Here's what the frequency spectrum looks like:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa-8GsMhznc


Learn to embed Youtube, Younube.

Flogging Molly- Oliver Boy (All Of Our Boys)
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
So, tinnitus?
 
5 days ago  

Amish Tech Support: I like Nickleback. Farks just gonna have to deal with it. If I wanted conformity and shiatposting I'd be on 4chan.


Well of course we'll deal with it.  We'll just do that by saying horrible things about your musical taste.  Welcome to Fark and all that.
 
5 days ago  
I have an idea. Lets post a recording of a sound that causes brain damage on our website and ask people to listen to it. What could go wrong?
 
5 days ago  
Another big question remains: Even if you know you're under attack, what do you do? Still dumbfounded by what's causing this, the United States has been at a loss to offer advice.
The embassy's security officials have told staff if they believe they're being attacked, they should get up and move to a different location,


"Just walk away" doesn't really seem like a solution. How about earplugs? Noise cancelling headphones? Finding the source of the sound, maybe?
 
5 days ago  
Shazam says it's Nickelback. I'm conflicted.
 
5 days ago  
What's the difference between that shrill noise and Yoko Ono's music?
 
5 days ago  

abhorrent1: I have an idea. Lets post a recording of a sound that causes brain damage on our website and ask people to listen to it. What could go wrong?


I'm glad somebody mentioned this.
 
5 days ago  

abhorrent1: I have an idea. Lets post a recording of a sound that causes brain damage on our website and ask people to listen to it. What could go wrong?


You were saying?

Trump Refers to Country of 'Nambia' at Africa Presidents' Lunch
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5 days ago  
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GOD0175 - Tirriddiliu - 22 - Isheokitii
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5 days ago  

duckpoopy: derpes_simplex: It would be interesting to do some math and calculate whether those audible frequencies are sub-harmonics of an inaudible ultrasonic sound.

There would be many subaudible harmonics of any given frequency.


It is theoretically possible to calculate the frequency of the fundamental if you have captured enough of the harmonics.  I don't really have the chops to do the math, but I am taking a WAG that if there are sub components in the 7-8k range then the fundamental could be in the 24-26khz range and the audible components are 1/4 wavelength harmonics.
 
5 days ago  

derpes_simplex: duckpoopy: derpes_simplex: It would be interesting to do some math and calculate whether those audible frequencies are sub-harmonics of an inaudible ultrasonic sound.

There would be many subaudible harmonics of any given frequency.

It is theoretically possible to calculate the frequency of the fundamental if you have captured enough of the harmonics.  I don't really have the chops to do the math, but I am taking a WAG that if there are sub components in the 7-8k range then the fundamental could be in the 24-26khz range and the audible components are 1/4 wavelength harmonics.


make that the 28-32khz range.  See how bad my math is?
 
5 days ago  

ChrisDe: So, tinnitus?


nerdist.com
 
5 days ago  

McGrits: So Canada is setting up Cuba to take the fall, eh. Someone doesn't like being called America's hat.


*sniff sniff*

Smells like North America's diaper needs a change.
 
5 days ago  
(untitled YouTube clip)
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5 days ago  
Am I the only one who gets the we can't play this right now message? Am I in the wrong country or is it farked?

/yes I do want the hear the sound that is supposed to give me brain damage
 
5 days ago  

DubyaHater: What's the difference between that shrill noise and Yoko Ono's music?


One of them didn't ruin the Beatles.
 
5 days ago  
Lavender Town (Original Japanese Version from Pokemon Red and Green)
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5 days ago  
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Wanted for questioning
 
5 days ago  
I listened to it, and now I have herpes.  I hope you're all happy now.
 
5 days ago  

Amish Tech Support: I like Nickleback. Farks just gonna have to deal with it. If I wanted conformity and shiatposting I'd be on 4chan.


Problem is that Nickleback is the Nickleback of music.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

derpes_simplex: duckpoopy: derpes_simplex: It would be interesting to do some math and calculate whether those audible frequencies are sub-harmonics of an inaudible ultrasonic sound.

There would be many subaudible harmonics of any given frequency.

It is theoretically possible to calculate the frequency of the fundamental if you have captured enough of the harmonics.  I don't really have the chops to do the math, but I am taking a WAG that if there are sub components in the 7-8k range then the fundamental could be in the 24-26khz range and the audible components are 1/4 wavelength harmonics.


The timing of the 'pulses' speaks to psy-op techniques; disrupting sleep, disturbing concentration, and subjecting someone to subtle arrhythmic intervals of noise would all contribute to mental fatigue at the very least. A directional component makes sense, given the technology available publicly. No super-weapon needed.
http://mashable.com/2012/03/22/soundl​azer-kickstarter-speaker/#etn_.h​D​Z3uqz
If you get a Soundlazer, you'll want to use your newfound powers wisely. Use it at close range over 10 minutes, and you may damage your ears from the sound pressure.
 
5 days ago  

The Silver Mullet: DubyaHater: What's the difference between that shrill noise and Yoko Ono's music?

One of them didn't ruin the Beatles.


Cuba sent Yoko Ono to ruin Beatles in revenge for dismantling Soviet Union. Both Chapman and Oswald were "lone" gunmen. Coincidence?
 
5 days ago  

Nidiot: Am I the only one who gets the we can't play this right now message? Am I in the wrong country or is it farked?

/yes I do want the hear the sound that is supposed to give me brain damage


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Just read that really loudly in a high pitched tone.
 
5 days ago  
Bugs, the organic kind.  Money says it is bugs.  Reminds me a bit of Cicadas.  Probably needs a good fumigation.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

Ghastly: My dog freaked out when I played that sound. Anyone else's puppers do the same?


Yes. At least the first time. Now they don't seem to care.
 
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