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Me: (via text, while riding the Metro between Roslyn and Foggy Bottom) Just went under river, didn't see any mole men.

laurie_robey: (via response text) That's okay, they'd have just stolen your phone anyway.

-The Gneech

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laurie_robey
Jul. 8th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Glad I could make your pointless Metro ride a little more pleasant!
bailiff
Jul. 8th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
You have cellphone coverage in underground rail? That's some network... or phone!
the_gneech
Jul. 8th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
We live in D.C. -- all those bigwigs gotta be able to schedule their parties! (I'm pretty sure there are booster antennae at the stations, actually.)

-TG
lowen_kind
Jul. 9th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Not that I want to glaze the Gneech's eye over with tech talk, but I would bet they use the same system we use in the tunnels in NYC, Radiax (tm) antenna cable in the tunnels, for the entire length. Radiax (tm) is "leaky" co-axial antenna cable, so you can get signal in places traditional antennas would be hard or impossible to use.

It is the reason you can get cell coverage and radio stations in some weird places, like tunnels and underground parking garages.

Edited at 2011-07-09 01:05 am (UTC)
lowen_kind
Jul. 9th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
See my reply to the Gneech, in this thread,for an explanation of the system they are probably using. :=3
bailiff
Jul. 9th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Reminds me of a CSI episode where someone used a Pringles can to leak transmissions from his high security signal-blind workplace...
tehrasha
Jul. 8th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
For a moment there, I thought you were making a Ruby reference.
radbaron
Jul. 9th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
The reason you didn't see any mole men is because the C.H.U.D.'s got them all first.
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