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(WTKR)   Bad: Your neighbor's car alarm malfunctions and blares nonstop over your street for hours. Worse: A freight train's air horn malfunctions and blares nonstop across your city for hours   (wtkr.com) divider line 35
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2013-01-29 10:47:54 AM  
I would become the next cautionary example for gun control laws if this were happening where I live.
 
2013-01-29 10:48:59 AM  
Good lord, I would be on that horn figuring out what to cut to make it stop.
 
2013-01-29 10:49:10 AM  
Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey game with Luongo in net?
 
2013-01-29 10:50:27 AM  
"And the whistle goes Woo WOOO !!"
 
2013-01-29 10:51:13 AM  
It's an air horn, find the air compressor and shut that down.
 
2013-01-29 10:51:44 AM  

lemortede: Good lord, I would be on that horn figuring out what to cut to make it stop.


we did this once to a neighbor's car that was blaring the alarm all night long. got the trunk open and removed the battery. left a note saying, your alarm wouldn't stop, you're a terrible person and your battery is under the car.
 
2013-01-29 10:57:27 AM  
Reminds me of how badly I want one of  these
 
2013-01-29 10:58:59 AM  
One stick of dynamite, five minutes. Next.
 
2013-01-29 11:09:59 AM  
Worse is where you do not even have an alarm and your car horn goes off in the middle of the night, you think it must be another vehicle - because you do not have an alarm, and so you ignore it for a while until you finally go out to see what the problem is and shut the Farker off! Surprised the neighbors didn't use dynamite on it!
 
2013-01-29 11:10:15 AM  
No sir it's very unusual it's supposed to come through at 10 after 4:00
 
2013-01-29 11:16:30 AM  
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Got kicked in the nuts 26 times and repeatedly told to STFU that night.
 
2013-01-29 11:18:55 AM  
Oh man, I would probably kill someone if that ever happened in my town.
 
2013-01-29 11:19:40 AM  

Ring of Fire: No sir it's very unusual it's supposed to come through at 10 after 4:00


Maybe 2 utes can disable it.
 
2013-01-29 11:43:22 AM  
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh
and solved!

www.harborfreight.com

Harbor Freight - cheap and effective
 
2013-01-29 11:53:20 AM  
Ugh I would be losing my goddamn mind if that were happening where I lived.

Reminds me of the time a few years back when the apartment I lived in decided to "test" the fire alarm. At 8am. Until 1pm.

I worked evenings at the time and had only just gone to bed around 7am.

The fact that it would stop for a few minutes every once in awhile almost made it worse because I kept thinking it might actually be stopping.

Yep, that was about as close as I've come to actually going through with inflicting grievous bodily harm on someone.

Spent the entire time fantasizing about going to the office and pounding the face of whoever was responsible into a bloody pulp while screaming "I think it's farking working!!!"

The fact that I lived on the 18th floor and the elevators didn't work when the alarm was going off is likely the only reason I'm not in jail for assault right now.

/CSS
 
2013-01-29 11:53:37 AM  
Being that it is CSX I am betting the horn is a Leslie S5
Music to me
 
2013-01-29 12:00:14 PM  
A few years ago the cruise ships were having a new dock built in the downtown pier and, for reasons no one can figure out, the contractor thought it would be just peachy to start driving piles at 3:00AM. In a mixed business/residential area. The police showed up and let him know that the good people of the city were quite ready to kill him as they've been listening to this shiat for twelve hours a day for the last three months and really wanted to get some God damned sleep.

Some people are just stupid.
 
2013-01-29 12:03:27 PM  

LarryDan43: Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey game with Luongo in net?


Dayum, that's harsh.
 
2013-01-29 12:05:22 PM  
Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.
 
2013-01-29 12:06:42 PM  

Fromageball: Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.


If their purpose is to annoy the hell out of everyone in the neighborhood, then, yeah.
 
2013-01-29 12:23:22 PM  
Where I live, not hearing a train horn would be more likely to disturb us. The sudden silence would be deafening.
 
hej [TotalFark]
2013-01-29 12:24:28 PM  

Cythraul: Fromageball: Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.

If their purpose is to annoy the hell out of everyone in the neighborhood, then, yeah.


Yet for as annoying as they are, nobody can ever be troubled to peek their head out and see if some sort of crime is actually being committed. Which sort of leads back to your original response.
 
2013-01-29 12:26:00 PM  
This once happened to the smoke alarm in my dorm room. It was *only* our dorm. The rest of the hall was quiet and we had nothing burning.

After the RA shrugged his shoulders we beat it off the wall with a 2x4 and told him it 'just stopped'. I'm sure I'm going to be held liable when that room burns down.
 
2013-01-29 12:34:44 PM  

hej: Cythraul: Fromageball: Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.

If their purpose is to annoy the hell out of everyone in the neighborhood, then, yeah.

Yet for as annoying as they are, nobody can ever be troubled to peek their head out and see if some sort of crime is actually being committed. Which sort of leads back to your original response.


This. My mother in-law tried using the car alarm to get attention unsuccessfully. My neighbors (two of which are sick) mentioned they would use their car alarms as 'I've fallen and can't get up' devices if necessary. So I'll need to stop ignoring them.
 
2013-01-29 12:38:20 PM  
When we lived in Virginia Beach, there was this asshole whose car alarm would go off all farking night, every time he would leave his POS car there.

The things screamed out of other people's apartments when that happened were hilarious, but one night, a neighbor (who was. Navy EOD) went out and disconnected the alarm...it wouldn't surprise me if he disconnected a few other things as well.

Whoever owned the car must have worn ear plugs to bed or something because this douchebag never went outside to turn it off.

Eventually, we would just call to have his car towed every time it'd start going off.
 
2013-01-29 12:41:27 PM  

hej: Cythraul: Fromageball: Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.

If their purpose is to annoy the hell out of everyone in the neighborhood, then, yeah.

Yet for as annoying as they are, nobody can ever be troubled to peek their head out and see if some sort of crime is actually being committed. Which sort of leads back to your original response.


If they made car alarms to be more reliable, to go off primarily when someone is actually trying to break into or damage a vehicle, I'd pay attention more. As it is now, though, they go off from a rush of air from a car doing down the street at 2-something AM in the morning... repeatedly.

The false alarms are so often that it crosses a line into great annoyance when I'm trying to get some sleep at night. So I try to ignore them, rather than rush to the window every single time one of them goes off.
 
2013-01-29 12:42:50 PM  
Train horn is a constant in Baltimore. I just feel so bad for the animals at the BARCS shelter right near the tracks. Like shelter life isn't tough enough on a dog.

/every ten seconds
//all night long
 
2013-01-29 12:56:35 PM  
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2013-01-29 01:27:38 PM  
Circuit breakers, how do they work?
 
2013-01-29 02:36:22 PM  
CSB:

Neighbor two houses down had his alarm go off starting at 6am Saturday morning. He had a nice external horn to let people know it was going off. Come 3pm, it's still going. I wander over there to see what the fark is the problem, and there is another neighbor there who lets me know he is 'gone for a week'. He has a house key, but can't shut off the alarm. I say "I work on electronics for a living, I got this. Let me get my tools." I come back with a screwdriver and a set of dikes. I unscrew the panel to the alarm, and cut the wire. I declare the problem solved and go home.

Later the neighbor called to thank me for 'fixing' the problem. (it was better that, than highly pissed off neighbors.)
 
2013-01-29 03:01:47 PM  
jesus h. christ i'm glad i don't live near that train
 
2013-01-29 03:42:47 PM  
A fbuddy of mine sells old parts from boats that have been scrapped. They also have fog horns from bouys, they are very loud the closer you get.
 
2013-01-29 03:56:47 PM  
Why is the train parked and tied down? WTF is the purpose of a " stationary unmanned train"?
 
2013-01-29 06:09:56 PM  

wambu: Why is the train parked and tied down? WTF is the purpose of a " stationary unmanned train"?


A train waiting for a new crew, a switch engine based locally that only works one shift per day... any number of reasons. My guess - without knowing the circumstances - would be something along the lines of the latter.
 
2013-01-29 08:02:37 PM  

Fromageball: Do car alarms ever actually serve their intended purpose? I've set mine off accidentally plenty of times but when my car was actually broken into...window broken out and everything...it didn't make a peep.


I think you're onto something. My brother's truck got broken into once. I don't remember if the alarm was actually going off at the time and we ignored it. I just remember it going off all the next day. I think the bastards tried to disable it and that's probably why we didn't notice anything. Anyway, they f-ed something up so it was going off at random, but quiet. We heard it making noise that evening and didn't know if anyone was out there or if was just screwed up so my brother went outside with a baseball bat to check it out.
 
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