Hungarians and dogs barking
Posted by Peter W. Schramm
A few days ago I said that the Germans destroyed the mystery of Mona Lisa, now it turns out that the Hungarians have--with the help of some sheep dogs and computers--figured out "the acoustic features of barks and classify them according to different contexts and individual dogs." Actually, it’s the computer than can destroy the mystery of the bark, but I blame the Hungarians.
2:54 PM / January 17, 2008
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. . . but I blame the Hungarians.
Especially since John von Neumann was a Hungarian!
Steve: Good point. And there is more, but, enough!
Hungarians whom I've met over the years have seemed to pick up on the fact that they are the smartest people in the world! The list of 20th century luminaries in many fields is long, but even in that company von Neumann stood out, didn't he?
The poem was lovely in the previous post. Don't you have anything poetic on articulate dogs? Maybe dogs have few mysteries. Most dog owners seem to understand their own individual dogs and their "different contexts" for barking quite well: no computers required.