I would like to appeal this ruling. One of our teams has found a way to play a tune during the match. It does not transmit any information about the system as it plays the tune. We consider the speaker to be a non-functional decoration.
I’d like to see the ruling changed, barring that, a detailed explanation on how the speaker is “functional” within the realm of the game play.
Yes, I’m not here to debate the multitosity of the possible functionally of a speaker. In the same way that we don’t debate the functionally propositions around cardboard, tape and glitter that are used for decorations (but I will refer you to episode 81 of MacGyver where he defeated the bad guys with the cardboard gun that shot glitter that reflected the bad guys Laser).
It’s a speaker, plugged into port 1 of the Cortex, playing some mindless tune that they came up with. It’s an audio decoration.