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(ZDNet UK)   First there was GPS, then jammers, now there's a secret network of jammer hunters. Brought to you by the same country as the television detector vans, of course   (zdnet.co.uk) divider line 34
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2012-02-23 01:01:13 PM
Right Bleedin' Bastard approves, and he wants to nick you.
 
2012-02-23 01:08:27 PM
Glad this is only happening in the UK.
 
2012-02-23 01:12:40 PM
If it's that common for people to get these jammers so they can circumvent gps trackers in company vehicles, I'm assuming these jammers must be fairly inexpensive.
/never looked it up
 
2012-02-23 01:15:47 PM
I know a few people who are obsessive compulsive about geocaching. I can't help but think that a few well placed jammers might make for some fun.
 
2012-02-23 01:17:46 PM
Of course they're going after GPS jammers. The new flat screen TV's can't be detected with the old vans but the jammers can.

And a cell phone jammer in the right place at the right time could cause millions in damages. 20 drivers at once looking at their phones in fast moving traffic and WHAM!
 
2012-02-23 01:23:06 PM
How about a remote jammer? Imagine the fun of sitting in a parking lot, watching folks trying to get into their cars after a large venue, like a football game.

How many would think to stick the key in the door to unlock their vehicle?
 
2012-02-23 01:25:59 PM
retrothing.typepad.com

hi guys! Catch the wave!


/hot like a hijacked video signal
 
2012-02-23 01:31:50 PM
The looney detector vans, you mean.

/ How did you know my name was Eric?
 
2012-02-23 01:31:58 PM
Trace bustah, bustah, BUSTAH (new window) (NSFW)

/not the Japanese one, but close enough
 
2012-02-23 01:43:07 PM
But what about the radar detector detector?
 
2012-02-23 02:05:04 PM

PsyLord: If it's that common for people to get these jammers so they can circumvent gps trackers in company vehicles, I'm assuming these jammers must be fairly inexpensive.
/never looked it up


I would think that other means would be actually legal, and cheaper. Every GPS receiver needs an antenna, and they can't receive signals if they are covered in foil.
 
2012-02-23 02:31:08 PM

Cybernetic: But what about the radar detector detector?


It'll only matter until somebody makes a radar detector detector detector.
 
2012-02-23 02:46:06 PM
You got me in a corner. You got me against the wall
 
2012-02-23 02:56:22 PM

doctorguilty: The looney detector vans, you mean.

/ How did you know my name was Eric?


It's people like you that cause unrest!

/la-da-dee, 1 2 3....
 
2012-02-23 03:06:52 PM
Just wait until they hear about my tinfoil hat tracker.
 
2012-02-23 03:15:30 PM
the ministry of Housinge?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-02-23 03:26:18 PM
dbirchall: It'll only matter until somebody makes a radar detector detector detector.

It's been done. Back in the 1990s some radar detectors would shut down when they detected a radar detector detector. I heard Connecticut police would put the speed trap shortly after the radar detector detector.

Pick: How many would think to stick the key in the door to unlock their vehicle?

Do all cars still have places to stick a key?

I had a car that could not be unlocked with a remote if I parked it near a nuclear reactor. I won't buy a lockless car if I can avoid it.
 
2012-02-23 03:29:13 PM
This thread is getting too silly.
 
2012-02-23 03:32:44 PM

PsyLord: If it's that common for people to get these jammers so they can circumvent gps trackers in company vehicles, I'm assuming these jammers must be fairly inexpensive.
/never looked it up


Look up frequency band in which GPS satellites operate.

Build device using basic stuff from radio shack that broadcasts random noise in that band.

Place device in car.

???

PROFIT

//Though, why not just find the device and cut the power line, or open it up and swap the antenna for blank connector if it has to be powered to use your car? That way you're not farking with the guy next to you on the road that's trying to find his girlfriend's new apartment using a TomTom.
 
2012-02-23 03:43:07 PM
Aliexpress.com has them
 
2012-02-23 03:47:26 PM
FTFA: "In prior trials, a white van driver using GPS jamming had been apprehended by police, said Curry."

Well, there's your problem. If the dude had been black he would have been let go.

/word order...how does it work?
 
2012-02-23 03:49:42 PM

wildcardjack: Of course they're going after GPS jammers. The new flat screen TV's can't be detected with the old vans but the jammers can.

And a cell phone jammer in the right place at the right time could cause millions in damages. 20 drivers at once looking at their phones in fast moving traffic and WHAM!


Why would they be looking at their phones if the signal was being jammed? Wouldn't their phones just get no signal?
 
2012-02-23 04:43:44 PM

doctorguilty: The looney detector vans, you mean.

/ How did you know my name was Eric?


Beat me to it!

/stupid git
 
2012-02-23 05:58:30 PM

Optimal_Illusion: doctorguilty: The looney detector vans, you mean.

/ How did you know my name was Eric?

It's people like you that cause unrest!

"What GPS jammer hunters?"
"The GPS jammer hunters from the Ministry of Housinge."
"Housinge?!?"
"It was spelled like that on the van. I'm very obsvervant - never seen so many bleedin' aerials."
 
2012-02-23 06:12:38 PM

ZAZ: dbirchall: It'll only matter until somebody makes a radar detector detector detector.

It's been done. Back in the 1990s some radar detectors would shut down when they detected a radar detector detector. I heard Connecticut police would put the speed trap shortly after the radar detector detector.

Pick: How many would think to stick the key in the door to unlock their vehicle?

Do all cars still have places to stick a key?

I had a car that could not be unlocked with a remote if I parked it near a nuclear reactor. I won't buy a lockless car if I can avoid it.


How often did this come up? Seems like kind of a corner case.
 
2012-02-23 07:07:38 PM
Take it away, Eric the orchestra leader!
 
2012-02-23 07:48:17 PM
i296.photobucket.com

TV License Man: That old trick, eh? Eat the telly before I get a chance to nick you!
Vyvyan: It's a toaster?
 
2012-02-23 07:54:38 PM

19 Kilo: ZAZ:I had a car that could not be unlocked with a remote if I parked it near a nuclear reactor. I won't buy a lockless car if I can avoid it.

How often did this come up? Seems like kind of a corner case.


And was it that it wouldn't unlock, or that the nuclear reactor would also explode, rendering it pointless?
 
2012-02-23 07:59:22 PM

Mr. Lepage: Take it away, Eric the orchestra leader!


Cyril Connolly?

/Sadly, that was the best video I could find
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-02-23 08:39:04 PM
19 Kilo

There's a nuclear reactor in Cambridge, Mass. You can park near it, but not, since 9/11, on the street directly in front of the containment building.
 
2012-02-23 08:46:59 PM
Jam's about my pride and truth I cannot hide
To keep you satisfied.
True love that now exist is the love I can't resist,
So jam by my side.

/ we jammin!
 
2012-02-23 10:33:29 PM
Jammin' Me (new window)
 
2012-02-23 11:18:14 PM
Drive 123/193 around Langley VA by the Potomac and GPS goes weird. I worked a bit down the road from CIA at Spacenet for a while and no matter what GPS I used it was not accurate.
 
2012-02-25 01:21:00 PM

doctorguilty: The looney detector vans, you mean.

/ How did you know my name was Eric?


If you are calling the author of A La Rerchere du Temps Perdu a loony, I shall have to ask you to step outside.

/Ministry of Housinj
 
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