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(Tampa Bay Online)   Florida Man arrested after being caught operating a mobile phone jammer during his daily commute to work. Bonus: When pulled over, the police radios got blocked, too   (tbo.com) divider line 18
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2014-04-30 10:30:03 AM  
25 votes:
Jammers have no effect on my cell phone service, I already have Sprint.
2014-04-30 11:13:39 AM  
17 votes:

Click Click D'oh: I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell us the physics are all wrong and it's not possible to do what this guy was doing... but if we had read the original specs in German we would have known that already.


specs in ze deutsch?
2014-04-30 12:02:21 PM  
4 votes:
Degraded signal , Florida Man. He has a fight, cops win, Florida Man.
2014-04-30 01:55:27 PM  
3 votes:

ds615: TNel: I'm glad you are on board with vigilante justice.  This is just a douche who thinks he better than everyone else.

Probably thinks that because he is.
Stay off your phone.

/You don't have an "emergency". Ever.
// My jammer actually farks your phone, not just blocks it. So be grateful.


WOW you are such a badass and I am so grateful. Please continue to have mercy on my phone, you badass cyber hacker
2014-04-30 12:30:22 PM  
2 votes:
Florida Man arrested after being caught operating a mobile phone jammer during his daily commute to work.
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2014-04-30 12:20:13 PM  
2 votes:

Snarfangel: Gunderson: This A-hole was blocking cell phone calls done in a legal manner as well.  There are people who talk on cell phones using bluetooth or a hand-free device.

Now if only someone sold a cellphone unjammer to counteract the jammers...


But then someone would offer unjammer jammers. Madness!


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So much jammin'
2014-04-30 10:17:04 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-04-30 03:21:19 PM  
1 votes:

BigSnatch: Jammers have no effect on my cell phone service, I already have Sprint.



You misspelled AT&T.
2014-04-30 02:48:11 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: ItachiNai: kendelrio: Ftfa: "agents from the FCC's enforcement division"

Waitaminnit. That's a real thing?

/backs out of thread and starts dismantling antennas.

Try building a biquad dish antenna for your wifi card, then boosting the power up to a couple of watts.  You'll get APs from many miles away, but then you've also built a transmitter that operates in the licensed and restricted power range, as well as a focused transmission device (dish), both of which can put you squarely in the FCC enforcement division's crosshairs due to its ability to "shout" over other devices in its line of sight.

You ever read that little tag that says "This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules..."?  They've tried to strike a balance between how powerful a consumer device should be and likely density of those devices from one another.  That way your neighbor's wireless keyboard doesn't flood yours into disconnecting (among many other potential cases).  If the FCC didn't enforce the rules, consumers and companies alike would simply keep escalating the power levels in an attempt to make their device more appealing to customers, or to unfairly crowd out other similar devices in the area, to the point where every time the gadget whore next door keyed up his brand new two-way radios, the neighborhood would lose its wifi connection.  Also all the popcorn in the pantry could start popping.

Actually, if you're a ham, you can do that because you're operating under Part 97, not Part 15.

But only on certain WiFi channels that coincide with ham bands.

I know a fellow ham who is heavily into the whole satellite thing.  He's got a dish with a 2.4 GHz feed on a 30 foot tower with an azimuth/elevation rotator.   When he plugs his router into the 7/8ths hardline that feeds that dish, he can see literally hundreds of SSIDs from miles and miles away.

Also, there has been a lot of interesting work being done with self-configuring mesh networks by hams using modified WiFi routers and spec ...


There was a time where all of the above would have been in a Star Trek script...
2014-04-30 02:24:24 PM  
1 votes:

olapbill: Click Click D'oh: I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell us the physics are all wrong and it's not possible to do what this guy was doing... but if we had read the original specs in German we would have known that already.

specs in ze deutsch?


Your pun is die wurst.
2014-04-30 02:23:44 PM  
1 votes:
I died in 1978 because cellphones weren't invented yet.
2014-04-30 02:09:04 PM  
1 votes:

TNel: StrangeQ: As opposed to them interrupting the movie when they pull their phone out of their pocket and start yammering into it? The movie gets interrupted either way; if it's truly an emergency then it is forgivable. And if you do it my way, that is the only interruption you will see, as opposed to now where our OCD society can't stand going 90 minutes without sending a text.

Yeah because I'm sure this happens all the time.  I have never seen this.  I don't know what movie theaters you guys keep going to but I've seen people play on their phone before the movie but I have never seen or heard someone "yammering into it" during a movie.  I'm sure this is exactly like all the people that see foodstamp users buying steak and lobsters all the time.


Apparently lots of serious Fark cinephiles went to Twilight on opening weekend.
2014-04-30 01:27:19 PM  
1 votes:
A coworker of mine used to use a jammer. Customers kept approaching the customer service desk while on the phone, so he carried the pocket version which had about a 6 foot radius.  the store had several courtesy phones, so nobody would be endangered during an emergency.  Not to mention he could discreetly turn it on or off in his pocket.  Work became a lot less quiet when he quit.
2014-04-30 01:06:11 PM  
1 votes:

Gunderson: This A-hole was blocking cell phone calls done in a legal manner as well.  There are people who talk on cell phones using bluetooth or a hand-free device.

Now if only someone sold a cellphone unjammer to counteract the jammers...


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2014-04-30 12:38:23 PM  
1 votes:

kendelrio: Rent Party: kendelrio: Ftfa: "agents from the FCC's enforcement division"

Waitaminnit. That's a real thing?

/backs out of thread and starts dismantling antennas.

Yes, and it's one of the few federal agencies that should have one.   When people start dicking around with airline, rail road, and shipping frequencies, seriously bad things can happen.   There is a reason the FCC exists, and it's not just to prevent you from seeing tits on TV.

Ya but keeping me from seeing tits when I was young scarred me.


You never fought with the scrambled cable porn thing?

This was my misspent youth.

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2014-04-30 12:32:30 PM  
1 votes:

Rent Party: kendelrio: Ftfa: "agents from the FCC's enforcement division"

Waitaminnit. That's a real thing?

/backs out of thread and starts dismantling antennas.

Yes, and it's one of the few federal agencies that should have one.   When people start dicking around with airline, rail road, and shipping frequencies, seriously bad things can happen.   There is a reason the FCC exists, and it's not just to prevent you from seeing tits on TV.


Ya but keeping me from seeing tits when I was young scarred me.
2014-04-30 11:09:04 AM  
1 votes:

Click Click D'oh: I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell us the physics are all wrong and it's not possible to do what this guy was doing... but if we had read the original specs in German we would have known that already.


It wouldn work in a moving car.  If he was driving at relativistic speeds the jaming signal would red shift and out of the needed radio frequency band.
2014-04-30 10:51:42 AM  
1 votes:

kronicfeld: StrikitRich: Bet there were a lot of upset teenagers and soccer moms between Seffner and Tampa.

Or, you know, people with emergencies trying to call tow trucks, 9-1-1, highway services, etc.


It's amazing our species survived before the invention of the mobile phone. All those people dying on the side of the road because they couldn't summon a tow truck, or because the only IT guy who knows how to reset the server was at the cinema.
 
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