From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Possible elimination of the PA system howling annoyance.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 08:21:38 -0800
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On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:47:03 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (John Fields)
>My dear friends and colleagues and all the rest of you assholes,
>It seems that we have picked up an annoying, parasitic noise source
>with periods of coherence occurring at random intervals for random
>lengths of time.
>No, not me _this_ time!^)
>I would like to suggest, and so I will, that perhaps the source of
>the annoyance might be retarded. or eliminated, by applying phase
>shift feedback into the system in order to destroy the
>near-real-time feedback currently enjoyed by the noise source. My
>belief is that by voluntarily delaying feedback into the system
>after reception of a noise signal, the many excellent intelligent
>transponders on this system could help to temporally confuse the
>noise source and cause it to become disorganized, thereby destroying
>its ability to regenerate itself and grow parasitically. Perhaps a
>few hours of delay, perhaps a few days might do it. What seems to
>be important to the parasite is that it receive energy quickly once
>it has issued an inflammatory message. Kind of like a cancer
>pretending to be 'own ship' and demanding insanguination. By
>delaying a response to the message the parasite will be required to
>draw on its own stores for sustenance and, if no response is ever
>offered, it will die from starvation. No loss at all, it's only
>ever echoed what it's learned here.
There's something that works even better than delayed feedback: no
feedback at all.