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  #969853 20-Jan-2014 09:11
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Maybe the warning labels on the power transformer make it acceptable. Chorus could try slapping a couple of bright yellow Laser warning and buried cable signs on it.

 
 
 

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  #969865 20-Jan-2014 09:30
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Then they will start complaining about the dangers of lasers....I mean they could kill someone... or the laser radiation escaping an injurying children so they MUST be removed.


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  #969875 20-Jan-2014 09:46
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Bung: Maybe the warning labels on the power transformer make it acceptable. Chorus could try slapping a couple of bright yellow Laser warning and buried cable signs on it.

But bright yellow stickers are sooo unsightly. Unacceptable :)




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  #969880 20-Jan-2014 09:53
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I like the "paint it to look like a minion" idea posted earlier.

Someone needs to do that one night, make it look like it's wrecked the cable or something. Might get real photos of the pillar on Stuff too.

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  #969907 20-Jan-2014 10:49
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KiwiNZ: I somewhat agree that these things are ugly, if or ever UFB ends up in my street, I believe circa 2020 is a remote possibility, that will mean we will have a black box, a green metal box approx 1 Meter high. A grey pole and a green upturned rubbish like thing at the gate.

Grateful that we have underground services and not in an area with those ugly incredibly thick saving VF cable clogging the scenery.


Yeah, that was one of my initial thoughts too.  This is what overhead services look like where I lived in Boston (and they don't do it justice):





In the photos, the overhead power services are pretty tame. It's the massive the bundle of Comcast cable & components that blew my mind...  Granted it is a built up area, servicing multi-dwelling homes in an area of Boston that is so flat that the view is basically just the other houses down the street and, after a couple of days, you kinda get use to it.

I'd still take the FAT 'green pillar' any day though.

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  #969920 20-Jan-2014 11:13
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Wow, that is horrible! Certainly puts the green pillar thing into perspective.

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  #970008 20-Jan-2014 14:12
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k1wi:
KiwiNZ: I somewhat agree that these things are ugly, if or ever UFB ends up in my street, I believe circa 2020 is a remote possibility, that will mean we will have a black box, a green metal box approx 1 Meter high. A grey pole and a green upturned rubbish like thing at the gate.

Grateful that we have underground services and not in an area with those ugly incredibly thick saving VF cable clogging the scenery.


Yeah, that was one of my initial thoughts too.  This is what overhead services look like where I lived in Boston (and they don't do it justice):




In the photos, the overhead power services are pretty tame. It's the massive the bundle of Comcast cable & components that blew my mind...  Granted it is a built up area, servicing multi-dwelling homes in an area of Boston that is so flat that the view is basically just the other houses down the street and, after a couple of days, you kinda get use to it.

I'd still take the FAT 'green pillar' any day though.


Wellington isn't far off in that some places with the HFC network. And yet people still think it is a good idea to put these on poles. Best decision Auckland has made was saying no to having HFC on poles.



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  #970081 20-Jan-2014 16:06
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chevrolux: 

Wellington isn't far off in that some places with the HFC network. And yet people still think it is a good idea to put these on poles. Best decision Auckland has made was saying no to having HFC on poles.


Not really.  There are so many areas in Auckland that aren't going to get underground power in the next 50 years  so putting fiber underground is going to be a costly exercise  in these streets  but hanging it from the polls would make more sense as they have done in Whangarei and have finished the roll out..  In pure underground areas it makes sense to underground .  Unfortunately the holy crusade by the NZ Herald  to the Auckland City Council some years ago prevented TelstraClear from installing cable in Auckland..




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  #970367 21-Jan-2014 00:18

I say not building the cable network in Auckland was just as bad a decision as getting rid of the trams.

The govt is spending megabucks to build the UFB network when a private company was willing to build a network that was capable of at least the base speeds of UFB. At their own expense and approx 10 years ago.

Yet another case of short sightedness.

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  #970377 21-Jan-2014 02:22
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Anyone want to phone them and offer them Fibre internet?

Else the alternative is for Chorus to replace that piller with a Conklin (about the same size more or less), paint the Conklin cabinet green and connect their line to it for teh lulz, then they'll have something to complain about.




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  #970380 21-Jan-2014 05:40
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I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.

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  #970500 21-Jan-2014 10:44
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nakedmolerat: I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.
Unless they google themselves I doubt their GZ's typical user?

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  #970649 21-Jan-2014 13:48
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nakedmolerat: I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.


Why you ask that? Did they comment something anywhere? Did you read about it anywhere else?






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  #971681 21-Jan-2014 14:30
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k1wi:
nakedmolerat: I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.
Unless they google themselves I doubt their GZ's typical user?


Yep, 99.9% of GZ users start frothing at the mouth with the thought of accessible fibre on their lawn, but not for the same reason these guys are frothing at the mouth.

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cyril7:
k1wi:
nakedmolerat: I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.
Unless they google themselves I doubt their GZ's typical user?


Yep, 99.9% of GZ users start frothing at the mouth with the thought of accessible fibre on their lawn, but not for the same reason these guys are frothing at the mouth.

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