Just putting this out there

Why does the terminal beep still exist? There are approximately six quintillion laptops owned by Free Software developers, and none of their owners have ever carefully muted the sound, proceeded to do something hugely important like a non-matching search in Firefox and got the evil eye from unimportant people like the lecturer grading the course for the series of loud humiliating beeps coming from their direction? Or you all have pcspkr blacklisted or what?

 $ whois deathtobeeps.com  Whois Server Version 2.0  Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information.  No match for "DEATHTOBEEPS.COM".