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Jun 18, 2004

I’ve been extremely busy for the past few weeks, so please excuse the lack of updates.

I have two announcements regarding Cross·Spectrum Labs:


A resident has taken to the street to protest noise from a nearby industrial source. I’m making note of the article, because it shows that some people sill believe that foliage can “act as a sound barrier.“

In case I wasn’t clear before, let me say it again: trees aren’t sound barriers. Bushes aren’t sound barriers. Shrubs aren’t sound barriers. Hedges aren’t sound barriers. If you want to build a sound barrier, you need something solid — wood, concrete, stone, earthen berms, etc. Seriously, if you can see through it, it ain’t blocking noise. Foliage may act as a great psychological barrier, but it doesn’t stop noise.

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