March 25th, 2006

dr evil

Reasons why my psycho neighbor should avoid annoying his geeky neighbor...

I might just decide to build a laser listening device:
Laser based listening devices work by bouncing the beam off of a window. Sounds in the room cause minute vibrations in the window. These vibrations modulate the laser beam. The laser beam is then converted back into sound at the receiver.
I think I know why my psycho-neighbor is so paranoid about infrared light now. Apparently invisible, near IR light is one of the types of light that works well for these things.

I doubt I would do it, but it's amusing enough that I'd almost be tempted to pick up a strong IR light and point it in the general direction of his windows.