JiminyDickish t1_jbk3faz wrote

>There's a difference between a dog barking all day and night

Never said all night. I said all day. Exactly the same as a dog park. You're the one moving things around.

>But that's what living in a city is about. Dealing with other people

Agreed, which includes limiting how much your dogs bark.


JiminyDickish t1_jbk1w6b wrote

I live in the city. Dogs barking is the most intrusive, loud sound I hear by far. I can hear my neighbor's dogs even with the door and windows closed and noise-cancelling headphones on. And it goes on all day, because the dogs don't go anywhere. Cars passing, construction even, are all temporary. When you have a neighbor with barking dogs, or a dog park nearby, it's every fucking day and it's absolute torture. No other sound even begins to compare.


JiminyDickish t1_jbk1lis wrote

>There's tons of sounds which are far more grating and loud.

I live in the city. Dogs barking are the loudest and most intrusive sound I hear, by a country mile. I hear my neighbors dogs even with all the doors and windows closed and noise-cancelling earphones on. And it goes on all day because the dogs don't go anywhere. No other sound even begins to compare.


JiminyDickish t1_jbi04vc wrote

Not in the English language, no.

If it were "bark OR disturb the neighborhood," then yes.

But because it's "Do not let your dog bark AND [therefore] disturb the neighborhood," a dog must bark to the point that it disturbs the neighborhood, thus satisfying the conjunction.

A single bark or handful of barks does not constitute a disturbance, therefore the sign does not prohibit it.

What constitutes a disturbance is open to interpretation, but it's pretty obvious that it would be more than just a few barks here and there.

One might even use the word excessive to define it. Like this sign literally did.


JiminyDickish t1_jbhzg7x wrote

>It still however says keep your dog silent.

It literally does not.


>Ain’t nobody outraged

The entire article is about people who are.


>It says do not do x. y will not be tolerated.

x = let your dog bark and disturb the neighborhood (aka, bark excessively)

y = barking excessively


JiminyDickish t1_jbhx7h8 wrote

And what does the next sentence say?

Let's take the sign in its totality, the way it was meant to be read, and not engage our selective outrage at a single sentence taken out of context. Do you honestly believe that sign is saying owners are in violation if their dog barks a single time?


JiminyDickish t1_jbht1wf wrote

I know this comment is in jest, but seriously, if a dog is barking "excessively," as this sign specifically states, that is the owner's responsibility and should be regulated.

No resident should be subjected to excessive noise of any kind. We all love dogs, they're great, but there should be some social cohesion around a dog park to make living there tolerable. An excessively barking dog can be an extremely stressful noise to have to endure all day long.

And something tells me that the residences existed before the dog park. Imagine if an outdoor kennel opened up shop in your backyard one day. That's a living hell.


JiminyDickish t1_jbhsq4r wrote

The sign specifically refers to "excessive" barking and to please be respectful, it does not say anything about keeping your dog silent.

As someone who has had to live next to *excessively* barking dogs, this sign is totally reasonable and I think it's a shame it was taken down.


JiminyDickish t1_j7frq12 wrote

Additionally, the “yellow gap” is a thing that exists in semiconductor physics. We just don’t have a good junction diode with a band gap that produces photons around 580nm, which is that “banana yellow.” The way we solve that for LEDs is using phosphors, but that’s useless for producing coherent laser light.


JiminyDickish t1_j1se6er wrote

Where it’s our brain or a machine, or a combination of both, it’s still a system doing an arbitrary interpretation. Theoretically there could be something in the universe that perceives it the same as we perceive this false color image.

Whichever image represents more data is technically more correct.