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    Satellite photo of DC today

    Neat pic of the mall from today.
    Keep it apolitical.

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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    A sat photo of our new DC?

    Is he bald?



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    What, talk of the inaguration???? TO THE CAVE WITH THIS THREAD!!!!




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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    I don't think I've ever seen crowds like that from satellite view. Amazing how we all look like little swarms of ants or flies.


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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    I wonder how many people they estimated were there today...I heard the previous most people estimated was like 1.2 million there!

    When they showed the mall from the capital it looked like straight people instead of little swarms.

    And when I lived out there and attended the 4th of July festivities there, the subways were so jammed packed for an hour afterwards that it wasn't even worth trying to get on the metro trains. I could only imagine how bad it would be today and after reading that my red line trains got turned around at gallery today because someone fell on the tracks.

    I also heard that they jammed everyone's cell phone in DC today therefore no1 could make calls or anything like that...can anyone there today vouch for this?



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    And it's cool to see the other satellite if you go straight down from the washington monument over the river.



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I don't think I've ever seen crowds like that from satellite view. Amazing how we all look like little swarms of ants or flies.
    Or mounds of dirt. And then we'll just become that eventually. Hopefully we'll get that Defensive Coordinator first.



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    If it's a satellite view of our new DC, then my guess would be Mangino



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I also heard that they jammed everyone's cell phone in DC today therefore no1 could make calls or anything like that...can anyone there today vouch for this?
    I read a story earlier that Verizon and AT&T had major problems in DC today. Calls not getting through, text messages ariving an hour after they were sent. But it was due to capacity, not jamming.



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    The rumor was Secret Service was going to jam public phones to keep lines open for emergencies.

    Secret Service denied even having the capability to do so (I recently read about the city of New York thinking of looking into such technology.. but it's not there yet)

    Today was simply a matter of too many people trying to do too much on the network...

    After we beat Iowa in 2005 cell phone service around Jack Trice was down for hours. Text messages I sent out after the game didn't arrive until like 2 in the morning...



    I was in DC on Sunday for a kick off concert and there was a similar thing going on... a text I sent out at 3:00 p.m. was received at 4:30 a.m.
    There were 300,000-400,000 people around me so... wasn't really that suprising, especially since it was a photo message.

    I know the networks were planning for this so they added mobile towers (like US Cellular did around JTS in 2005 for the Iowa game) and tried to beef up their other towers but... with all the calls/photos/videos being sent... the system can only handle so much


    We had a slow down of our computer network at work today probably due to people watching coverage streaming over the internet


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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    The rumor was Secret Service was going to jam public phones to keep lines open for emergencies.

    Secret Service denied even having the capability to do so (I recently read about the city of New York thinking of looking into such technology.. but it's not there yet)

    Today was simply a matter of too many people trying to do too much on the network...
    That technology may not be available for New York City, but I'd bet the military (Secret Service) would have no problems doing just that.

    Can a city buy a stealth bomber? If so, Ames needs one to exterminate Iowa City

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    After we beat Iowa in 2005 cell phone service around Jack Trice was down for hours. Text messages I sent out after the game didn't arrive until like 2 in the morning...
    Not if you are one of the 4 people in Iowa with T-Mobile! I've always been the go-to guy at busy tailgates because of my provider choice.



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    The rumor was Secret Service was going to jam public phones to keep lines open for emergencies.

    Secret Service denied even having the capability to do so (I recently read about the city of New York thinking of looking into such technology.. but it's not there yet)

    Today was simply a matter of too many people trying to do too much on the network...

    After we beat Iowa in 2005 cell phone service around Jack Trice was down for hours. Text messages I sent out after the game didn't arrive until like 2 in the morning...



    I was in DC on Sunday for a kick off concert and there was a similar thing going on... a text I sent out at 3:00 p.m. was received at 4:30 a.m.
    There were 300,000-400,000 people around me so... wasn't really that suprising, especially since it was a photo message.

    I know the networks were planning for this so they added mobile towers (like US Cellular did around JTS in 2005 for the Iowa game) and tried to beef up their other towers but... with all the calls/photos/videos being sent... the system can only handle so much


    We had a slow down of our computer network at work today probably due to people watching coverage streaming over the internet
    I wonder if it's the towers or the landlines that cause this. FWIW, all cell phone calls are routed through a tower through a landline then back to a tower then to a cell phone.


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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Why does CNN continually give us gimmicks rather than report on actual news?


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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Pretty cool stuff....my bro lives near DC, and was saying that Obama held a private inauguration party with regular, randomly chosen citizens. How cool is that?! Only problem being...supposedly a good number of the tix to his party ended up on ebay.



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    Re: Satellite photo of DC today

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernClone06 View Post
    Why does CNN continually give us gimmicks rather than report on actual news?
    The "news" station that gives us DL Hughley - CNN is a flat out joke.



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