Posts Tagged ‘cell’

Say Hello to My Quite Large Friend: Distributed Antenna Systems Apparatus Popping Up All Over Frisco

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

I wondered

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…and now here’s the answer, via a SOMA ENGINEER:

“It’s part of the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that the mobile providers are building to increase cell phone capacity.

Those antennas have been popping up all over town. A few months before the antenna is installed, a folder with about 10 printed pages will be attached to the pole. I suppose one could read that to get more info, but not sure if anyone does.

When the crew installs the antenna they tend to jostle the pole quite a bit. This causes the streetlight to burn out shortly after the antenna is installed. Seems like the City should require the crew to replace the streetlight with an LED light to prevent this, but if you check at night you will see a lot of the poles with antennas on them have burned out streetlights.”

Mystery Transmitter: Beware Beware

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Cellular, I s’pose

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UBER Lyft Driver Takes a Break in a Busy Geary Crosswalk to Fiddle with a Dash-Mounted Cell Phone – OH WAIT, IT’S AN SFMTA TAXI DRIVER

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

IDK, he might have stopped two spaces later, in a metered spot, if it hadn’t been taken. And I know he would have parked one space later, by the hydrant in a red zone, if it hadn’t been taken.

But no, he’s in the crosswalk, for a good long time, talking minutes here, and then it’s dash-mounted cell phone this and cell phone that, just like an UBER Lyft driver:

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I can’t recall seeing such UBER-ish behavior from a regular licensed cabbie.

There’s no radio dispatcher, it’s all app-based these days? Seems that way.

Back in the day, he’d have double-parked on Geary for the ten seconds it takes to offload and then have been on his way.

My, how things have changed in Frisco…

“Why Cops are Exempt from Hands-Free Cellphone Law?” Oh, THAT’s Why – Nevertheless, Not a Good Look for the SFPD

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As seen coming down Fell:

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Asked and answered, by our SJMN

This Tall Palm Tree has a Secret Purpose – You’ll Never Guess What

Friday, August 11th, 2017

I guess somebody promised to put up a non-ugly cell phone tower and this is the result what looks like it was created by someone unfamiliar with what real trees look like:

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IDK…

If Your Mojo Stops Working and You Live Near the Panhandle, These Temporary COWS Transmitters are the Reason Why

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

For Bay to Breakers 2017, near Fell and Masonic:

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Myself, my mojo is fine, so far.

But it’s sort of funny how some parts of SFGov consider BtoB an “athletic event” and other parts acknowledge the hours-long street party aspects of it…

Tree Mail: Major Cell Phone Service Providers Use a Giant Eucalyptus as a Temporary Utility Pole – Entmoot Expected

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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So our downsized and somewhat defunned Bay to Breakers 2017 is a coming this weekend so that means that Frisco’s annual street party will tax the bandwidth of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, so some of those suspects must be responsible for this temporary installation, which will allow all the partiers to get emails and texts and, IDK broadcast live or whatever the kids are into these days.

I’ve never seen this kind of tree-as-utility-pole setup, in all my years.

I’ll tell you, Certain People about town will NOT like seeing this.

I’ll get you started:

Ey yo the government is lies, son
United States of Google, Verizon
They all spies son

Take a Look at These Phoney Baloney California Cell Phone Tower “Trees” – Is This What We Want – How Did We Get Here?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

I’ll let you spot them, Gentle Reader:

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What’s the point of this?

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Do these fake plastic/metal trees really fool anybody?

I cry foul.

How is This Smart Phone Windshield Mounting Even Remotely Acceptable?

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

I don’t get it, man:

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Jaywalker Rest Stop, Market Street, Twitterloin

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Bro jaywalks a bit, then is forced to stop by traffic, as seen, then starts jaywalking again – almost walked into the side of a car he did.

10th and Market:

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Of course, nobody would design an intersection this way…