I remember when computers made noise when they did stuff. Those were good days. Computers couldn't sneak up on you.

@wilkie these days the main noise the computer makes is the laptop fans trying to escape their confinement because i made the mistake of opening a website.

it's not nearly as useful though, because by the time you're hearing it, the computer's already caught you.

@wilkie I have a Thinkpad T420 and l there’s a constant quiet noise coming from my headphones that gets louder when I switch workspaces in Debian. It’s like I can hear the extra processing that goes to the smooth animations. If I touch a ground point, such as a USB port, it goes quitet.

Not quite the 2001 tower I had, but reminiscent of it

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