All of the above. Squeaky dogs. Guess my neighbor couldn’t afford real dogs, so they have these little things that sound like squeak toys. They let them out in their backyard all the time. If a leaf blows, they squeak. All the time. (I think its their attempt to bark, but who knows…)
@Lynnerizer No, not yappers…these things “squeak”. Their bark sounds exactly like a squeak toy. At first I didn’t believe they were “dogs”…but they are. Almost asked my neighbor if they couldn’t afford real dogs. Actually, the “squeak” is more annoying than a “yap”.
@2many2no a couple months ago, my nephew (19) bought a used Truck. over all in good shape, just needs Tires before the snow flies this fall, and the radio doesn’t work.
so what was the first thing he spent money on?
ok, a Tool box for the bed… lockable storage fine…
but the second thing?
a remote actuated Exhaust Cut out…
so his v6 can make all the noise. (he also has Turbo whistles on the exhaust tip)
if it was MY DD, getting the Radio working would have been job 1, then tires. but…
Granted you CAN buy sound suppressors.
They don’t make them quiet, but they do reduce it to where your ears don’t ring. Although suppressed rifle calibers are still above the OSHA threshold for hearing damage, but it helps.
The problem is that you have to jump through bureaucratic flaming hoops, pay a $200 tax, then wait a year to receive your federal paperwork that finally let’s you pick up the $1000 purchase of a suppressor you bought a year ago.
It’s a massive headache, all for the purpose of not going deaf.
So please, someone invent a sound-cancelling firearm.
@mbimeh@medz That only means they aren’t protected by the 2nd Amendment. The National Firearms Act or NFA was originally created to limit and track guns like machine guns because they are perceived as being worse than typical guns because they were used by gangsters. Suppressors have no business being on the list because they don’t have anything to do with the lethality of the firearm. In Norway suppressors are used for hunting and target shooting all the time. In the US it’s just more government overreach and a money grab.
@mbimeh@tweezak making a deadly weapon quieter makes it easier to do crimes which potentially makes them more dangerous to the general public. Plus, those other countries you mentioned probably require you to register every firearm and possibly get a license to even own a gun. If we have better tracking of firearms themselves, maybe we could loosen restrictions on things like suppressors.
"Civilian gun ownership in Norway is restricted to holders of a Våpenkort (Firearms Permit) that certifies a legal use for a gun, such as hunting or sports shooting. Holders must be 18 for rifles and shotguns and 21 for handguns. A Våpenkort is issued only upon proof of capability to own and use a gun, such as a valid hunting license or sports shooting license. " https://www.norwegianamerican.com/guns-in-norway/
@medz Its only necessary if you don’t want to go deaf over time. Even doubling up with earplugs & muffs you’ll still get hearing loss over time just due to the gunfire sound conduction through bone. If OSHA interpreted the 2nd Amendment the way they like to interpret everything else, suppressors would be mandatory equipment on every firearm produced.
@Limewater I’ve always used double protection: earplugs & the highest rated earmuffs on the market. After a lifetime in law enforcement and the gun industry I still have extensive, cumulative hearing loss from it despite always using the best protection available.
Hollywood has demonized suppressors as assassin tools, but the fact is, suppressors have only extraordinarily rarely ever been used in crimes.
@mbimeh@medz Have you ever heard a suppressed firearm? It’s still very loud.
The vast vast vast majority of gun crimes are committed by people who are predominantly concerned with concealment and not loudness. They don’t really want a 12” long handgun in their pocket. They want a small gun that shoots lots of bullets which is why the 9mm with a 17 round magazine is so popular with gang members that just spray and pray killing innocent bystanders. Besides, laws like you are talking about only affect the people who obey them. By definition this means criminals won’t be impacted by new laws. That also points out that if robbers and gang members wanted suppressors they would already have them because they ignore the law.
My whatcha-ma-call-it that goes on the do-thingy that I keep next to u-know what i’m talking about often needs to be quieted down or canceled out occasionally. …Along with my guy who speaks THIS language SO fluently! …and often!
@medz Apparently learning to type mostly on manual typewriters makes you type loud. (I’m old. My keyboard class was half manual typewriters and half Apple IIs/IIes.). I’ve always typed loud. My coworkers rejoiced when I got a new computer that didn’t have a manual keyboard (although the tech let me keep the keyboard. I still have it somewhere.) But even with a non-mechanical keyboard, I type loudly. Multiple coworkers, including my manager have mentioned that they know when I’m in my cube because they can hear me typing.
. He’s an awesome doggo but randomly decides to “I’m barking and I can’t get stopped”. Perhaps he just loves the sound of his own dulcet voice. He’s doing that right this moment. We love him… but please, BigD, nighttime!
@Turken I had a cubemate who liked weird coffee which he brewed in a french press. He got one bag that smelled like dead fish. It was awful. I used to go visit coworkers for 15-20 minutes when he brewed it. No one believed me that it smelled that bad until they came over and got a whiff. It really was just awful. I think he tried all the different stuff because he thought it made him seem all sophisticated and high class. Mostly we thought the opposite of him. I was not upset when my manager rearranged our seating chart and he got moved to a different cube.
@Turken The person in the next cubicle loudly chewing gum all day because they are trying to quit smoking. Stopping the gun chewing only long enough to complain loudly about their craving for a cigarette. Snapping at anyone who comments and blaming their ill-temper on … yeah, that. Then bemoaning: “At least when I smoked, I had people to talk to outside on a smoke break. Now I have no friends. Nooooo friends at aaaaalll!”
@Turken It sounds like you have misophonia, which despite some skepticism has been shown to be an Actual Thing. For some people, certain noises actually trigger a fight or flight response, which can manifest as panic, rage, or upset. I have it (chewing, especially apples or gum, is my trigger), and it sucks, but there are coping strategies that can help.
I have it. Loud chewers actually enrage me - it’s not logical but it’s true.
One thing I really appreciate about the Internet is how it’s allowed me to find out that certain traits that I thought were my own unique weirdness are actually shared by a lot of people! Trypophobia is another one.