AT&T Green Utility Pillar in Yard

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,648
    The one in the background isn't much better to look at unless you're located in Pisa or something. :/
    Geez, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate like AT&T can't do anything with them?
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,277
    polrbehr wrote: »
    The one in the background isn't much better to look at unless you're located in Pisa or something. :/
    Geez, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate like AT&T can't do anything with them?

    They don't sweat the small stuff ;)
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,961
    What about a couple of these?
    I'm not resizing the photo this time, so there will be a proper sense of scale.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,273
    Dude those are dog walker pee post's come on now you had to know that.


    In our neck of the woods cable TV come out of those.
  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,223
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dude those are dog walker pee post's come on now you had to know that.


    In our neck of the woods cable TV come out of those.

    Yeah, same here, if your development is high class enough, all your wire-based utilities come out of them. They are like telephone poles and provide access points for all the utility companies, not just the phone company.

    But, if you live in a low-rent area like the rest of us plebs, you get poles and wires strung everywhere so no beat up and broken down boxes.
    Expert Moron Extraordinaire

    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,535
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    AT&T telecom pedestals are still in use.
    Granted, not very used. Maintenance has all but stopped.
    They are pretty much stuck in limbo. Once 5g becomes nationwide,
    I'm pretty sure AT&T will pull the plug on all landline services.
    That includes traditional phone lines and DSL.
    They tried to kill copper services a couple of times, but were blocked by
    state and federal governments. The city here has a ton of POTS lines in
    use for alarms. And we have a ton of issues with them because of
    crushed or open pedestals letting water in. I can't seem to get
    anyone to here to go with cell based alarm reporting.
    They are stuck in the 70's.
    1970s or 1870s? BTW 5G is cellular. FWIW my house stuck w/“OK” DSL. We tried a couple of other things but were forced to DSL. The town is serious about improving service but I’m not holding my breath.

    From time to time I’m around those in a circle STUCK in the 19th century. I’m not kidding

    Get around hot rodders, some (way younger than me) are stuck in the 60s. I pay homage to cars from as far back as the 30s but this goofy idea we can NOT improve upon points & carbs is absurd.

    Accept what you can’t change (overnight) 😊
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,223
    gp4jesus wrote: »

    Get around hot rodders, some (way younger than me) are stuck in the 60s. I pay homage to cars from as far back as the 30s but this goofy idea we can NOT improve upon points & carbs is absurd.

    You're hanging around the wrong hot rodders, then.

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    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,302
    The 4th of July is right around the corner....and those things are an eyesore! Maybe, hypothetically, a group of young hooligans taped a quarter stick to it. In theory, of no fault of your own, it gets blown to hell and back. I only hope the young hooligans are far away from it to avoid injury....just sayin.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,273
    Summer activities (swimming, baseball and such) has been already cancelled as well as all memorial day parades and the 4th of July celebrations here in Illinois.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,272
    This is the monolith that I remember. Does anyone know it?

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    By the way, my brother was backing out of the driveway and he took my mailbox down. Bought a new post at HD and I broke the handle in my shovel trying to move the concrete left in the hole. I decided to not fix it today.
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,329
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    A 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s a classic IMO.

    They’re on the moon in this scene.
    Alea jacta est!
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    [/quote]1970s or 1870s? BTW 5G is cellular. FWIW my house stuck w/“OK” DSL. We tried a couple of other things but were forced to DSL. The town is serious about improving service but I’m not holding my breath.

    From time to time I’m around those in a circle STUCK in the 19th century. I’m not kidding

    Get around hot rodders, some (way younger than me) are stuck in the 60s. I pay homage to cars from as far back as the 30s but this goofy idea we can NOT improve upon points & carbs is absurd.

    Accept what you can’t change (overnight) 😊
    [/quote]

    5G is supposed to replace DSL. They just put a box on 5g in your house.
    No wire to maintain. This allows them to dump unions, since all the
    contracts are tied to wireline services.
    So all internet on phones or for home use will ride the 5g network.
    That's why the copper is no longer maintained.

    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,535
    edited May 12
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    5G is supposed to replace DSL. They just put a box on 5g in your house. No wire to maintain. This allows them to dump unions, since all the
    contracts are tied to wireline services. So all internet on phones or for home use will ride the 5g network. That's why the copper is no longer maintained.
    hmmm... this reminds me of the failed Verizon hot spot we tried about two years ago.

    I retired from AT&T December 8th. I’ve stayed in touch w/my crew mates - this is the first I’m hearing about the “5G box.”

    To be fair I love the “box” idea. Who provides the “box?” My son, the on-line gamer, looking forward this.

    Did I mention Windstream provides our DSL. I imagine we’ll hafta wait longer than most. Keep us posted

    That data still hasta find its way to a Central office but you’re right, comm wise fiber is far more trouble-free than copper though it’s subject to damage far more easily - I repaired my share of it back in the day

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,277
    msg wrote: »
    What about a couple of these?
    I'm not resizing the photo this time, so there will be a proper sense of scale.

    oswq1kdm0wx4.png

    She'd probably get bored after a while standing in front of the pillar. 'specially if it's cold or rainy.
    :|
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,277
    We actually have this remarkably convincing faux granite pillar thingie disguising the vent on our septic system's leach field. It's quite fetching, I think, and very northern New England appropriate.

    a0fizgecb96u.jpg
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,302
    edited May 12
    Kex wrote: »
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    A 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s a classic IMO.

    They’re on the moon in this scene.
    This is, by any objective or subjective measure (whatever that means) one of the greatest movies ever made. My kids were amazed it was made 50 years or so ago the first time they saw it.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,535
    edited May 12
    Jstas wrote: »
    gp4jesus wrote: »

    Get around hot rodders, some (way younger than me) are stuck in the 60s. I pay homage to cars from as far back as the 30s but this goofy idea we can NOT improve upon points & carbs is absurd.

    You're hanging around the wrong* hot rodders, then.
    😂 you’re right about that* in principle. Most to whom I refer are in the car magazines 🤔 except one - real nice guy, better at turning wrenches than I, will give you shirt off his back but he will die a points, carb, and, I forgot, solid lifter guy. He refused to accept the idea, back in the 80s hydraulic lifters would reliably turn 7K RPM on the street. He swore my 340 came w/solids but could not explain their lack of noise or need for occasional adjustments.

    Oh well... Tony

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    5G is supposed to replace DSL. They just put a box on 5g in your house. No wire to maintain. This allows them to dump unions, since all the
    contracts are tied to wireline services. So all internet on phones or for home use will ride the 5g network. That's why the copper is no longer maintained.
    hmmm... this reminds me of the failed Verizon hot spot we tried about two years ago.

    I retired from AT&T December 8th. I’ve stayed in touch w/my crew mates - this is the first I’m hearing about the “5G box.”

    To be fair I love the “box” idea. Who provides the “box?” My son, the on-line gamer, looking forward this.

    Did I mention Windstream provides our DSL. I imagine we’ll hafta wait longer than most. Keep us posted

    That data still hasta find its way to a Central office but you’re right, comm wise fiber is far more trouble-free than copper though it’s subject to damage far more easily - I repaired my share of it back in the day

    Verizon dumped their wireline stuff across most of the US about 5 years
    ago and used the cash to buy wireless spectrum. AT&T hasn't changed much.
    They did a half @ssed attempt on running fiber to the user, and then gave up.
    The drop dead date for ending pots lines came and went a couple of times.
    I haven't heard a word lately. AT&T is jacking up prices for any copper based
    service in an attempt to force users off of it. We still have OPX lines (batphones)
    in service. They have them running from 911 to hospitals and critical sites.
    I'm an ex-Nortel and ex-Avaya guy. I still roam among the other dinosaurs,
    Just waiting for someone to push me into the tar pit.

    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,535
    Who “...did a half @ssed attempt on running fiber to the user, and then gave up?” Verizon?

    The last ~ 5 years around Athens GA, w/increasing frequency, we (AT&T) spliced systems supporting fiber to the house.

    Last I heard my former crew mates are still at it and customers love it
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    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
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    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,056
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    Jstas wrote: »
    gp4jesus wrote: »

    Get around hot rodders, some (way younger than me) are stuck in the 60s. I pay homage to cars from as far back as the 30s but this goofy idea we can NOT improve upon points & carbs is absurd.

    You're hanging around the wrong* hot rodders, then.
    😂 you’re right about that* in principle. Most to whom I refer are in the car magazines 🤔 except one - real nice guy, better at turning wrenches than I, will give you shirt off his back but he will die a points, carb, and, I forgot, solid lifter guy. He refused to accept the idea, back in the 80s hydraulic lifters would reliably turn 7K RPM on the street. He swore my 340 came w/solids but could not explain their lack of noise or need for occasional adjustments.

    Oh well... Tony

    But a solid lifter V8 sounds so good with a good cam. My 68 Z/28 had solids with a 30/30 Chevy cam. Sounded great a idle and would max at 7,300 rpm stock with the smog pump belt off and bigger jets in the carb (780 dual feed Holly).
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    Who “...did a half @ssed attempt on running fiber to the user, and then gave up?” Verizon?

    The last ~ 5 years around Athens GA, w/increasing frequency, we (AT&T) spliced systems supporting fiber to the house.

    Last I heard my former crew mates are still at it and customers love it

    In Dallas, Verizon ran fiber. AT&T was still sticking with dsl. Verizon sold
    everything copper and fiber to Frontier.
    Here in SW Tennessee AT&T is almost all still DSL.
    They ran fiber into the subdivision over a year ago-still no customer
    connections. Their sales guys were frothing to sign us up. Fiber is coming-
    dump your cable. I haven't seen any activity since. It comes a couple of blocks in
    and stops. Not a single home has been hooked up yet.
    Clearly AT&T has no love for the land of Elvis!
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,535
    “...AT&T has no love for the land of Elvis!”
    Newsflash: AT&T (execs) has no love for anyone but themselves!
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    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

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    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
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  • charley96charley96 Posts: 146
    And they own CNN.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,317
    edited May 14
    Edit: I thought I came up with a brilliant joke, but just noticed BlueBirdMusic beat me to it. Damn you!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,276
    My mail box and post was knocked down by a driver about 6:00 PM yesterday.

    Sorry to hear that brother.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,705
    Start a trend for your neighborhood. Get one of these hollowed out.

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    OOH hey or this!!!

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    Am I the only one who sees some AT&T tech walking around
    confused looking for the pedestal?
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,277
    another option

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