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    Question Blue lights near phone poles?

    Driving past Windward Mall I noticed a blue light hanging from the phone wires just past a telephone pole. The object also had other color lights that blinked on occasionally.

    Last night, driving through Kaneohe on Kam Hwy and Haiku Road, I noticed these camera-looking objects with blue lights hanging near EVERY phone pole! Most of them were pointed toward oncoming traffic, but the last one on Haiku was angled a few degrees off to the right. They are on both sides of the road.

    Any idea what these things are?
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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    NOBODY has ANY idea what they are? Surveillance cameras around the Windward mall area is my guess - my best guess.
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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    I wish it was the grand opening for a local House Of Blue Lights!

    Pull up your jeans and we will truck on down
    A knocked out joint at the edge of town
    A real homecoming for all you cats
    You keep a walkin' till you see that welcome mat

    Fall in there, loose your lead
    At the house, the house of blue lights

    We have the time and we'll cut a rug
    And if you dig that jive like it should be dug
    A real homecoming for all the cats
    You keep a walkin' till you see that welcome mat

    Drop in there, loose your lead
    At the house, the house of blue lights

    Fryers, Broilers, Detroit Barbecue Ribs
    You get the hit of the week
    When you dig that real fine jive
    With the welcome beat

    Fall in there, loose your lead
    At the house, the house of blue lights

    Fryers, Broilers, Detroit Barbecue Ribs
    You get the hit of the week
    When you dig that real fine jive
    With the welcome beat

    Fall in there, loose your lead
    At the house, the house of blue lights

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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    So, the house of Blue Lights is a real place? That's a real song/poem? Or are you a venturing neophyte songwriter?
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    Question Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    Funny, I just found this on Google.

    Blue Light Hawaii
    46-056 Kamehameha Hwy Ste 102, Kaneohe, HI 96744

    It seems to be in Windward Mall, and may be an acne treatment center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    So, the house of Blue Lights is a real place? That's a real song/poem? Or are you a venturing neophyte songwriter?
    It's real in verse only. I like Commander Cody's version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmQvwa8QI7U

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Didn't bring me to anything specific, i.e., it didn't work.



    However, after a half-hour of searching, checking different days, correcting my online access, etc, I came up with this:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspr...et_access.html

    You could have made it easier... I have a broken arm and it's hard to type (ouch!). You could have mentioned what they are!

    Second thoughts:

    Thanks for your half-hearted effort. It was better than nothing, and I got the answer, eventually.

    The answer is that they are Wi-Fi boxes from Oceanic/Time Warner, that gives us wireless internet access in their vicinity!

    Now, how hard was that?
    Last edited by Kaonohi; September 11th, 2013 at 05:15 PM. Reason: I figured it out on my own & second thoughts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    You folks DO realize, don't you, that posting URLs to Star-Advertiser stories are USELESS to most of us, unless we have online subscriptions to the paper? That the links don't allow you to read the actual stories themselves? Due to a little thing the paper instituted called a "paywall"? Been in place for quite a while now?

    So, yes - what SEVERAL people have suggested would be helpful: post a bit of information as to what the story is saying, rather than just a useless link and a worthlessly-pithy comment. The former takes a touch of effort, the latter just shows laziness.

    And ... get offa my lawn! [/grumpyoldmangoesbacktolurkingagain]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    I got the answer, eventually.
    Or, did you...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    However, after a half-hour of searching, checking different days, correcting my online access, etc, I came up with this:

    Second thoughts:

    Thanks for your half-hearted effort. It was better than nothing, and I got the answer, eventually.

    Now, how hard was that?
    I try to help and this is the thanks I get.
    Only half an hour. Real Men of Genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    And ... get offa my lawn! [/grumpyoldmangoesbacktolurkingagain]
    Back to peeping again, I mean lurking again.

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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    You folks DO realize, don't you, that posting URLs to Star-Advertiser stories are USELESS to most of us, unless we have online subscriptions to the paper? That the links don't allow you to read the actual stories themselves? Due to a little thing the paper instituted called a "paywall"? Been in place for quite a while now?

    So, yes - what SEVERAL people have suggested would be helpful: post a bit of information as to what the story is saying, rather than just a useless link and a worthlessly-pithy comment. The former takes a touch of effort, the latter just shows laziness.

    And ... get offa my lawn! [/grumpyoldmangoesbacktolurkingagain]
    As if your grass is green! It's ALWAYS greener on the 'other side.'

    But, roger*, I agree. Pure links suck. I'll reform soon... soon....

    * not intended as nomenclature, but as military short mouth.
    (WTF? Over)
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    Exclamation Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    Yes, my Lion King (whaooooooooooou!) Royalty is right, whether or not we ack.

    So, yes - what SEVERAL people have suggested would be helpful: post a bit of information as to what the story is saying, rather than just a useless link and a worthlessly-pithy comment. The former takes a touch of effort, the latter just shows laziness.
    I am unsure (and I defend myself - my spear is sharp and strong!) whether it is as you imply -- "laziness" or simply pure "unconsciousness," (which I have in abundance). Myself, I have myriad times chided posters for not including some text, at least titles. 40 lashes is even a gentle sentence.

    I acknowledge your gentle reprimand and resolve to continue to forget my own guidelines as long as necessary. After that, we will see.
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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    However, after a half-hour of searching, checking different days, correcting my online access, etc, I came up with this:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspr...et_access.html

    Most of you won't be able to access this, aND AS THEY DELETE old stuff to make room for new stuff, I can't find it either. SUX!

    In short:
    Oceanic cable has installed a set of transmitters around Windward Mall, and several other O'Ahu areas. (PC Mall, etc.) This is to allow subscribers to access Internet connections, email, etc, when in the vicinity.

    Allegedly they are not cameras, but Internet nodes.

    Despite their claims, the lights still flash blue, and occasionally flash in other colors as well.

    Apologies for my typos - one wing broken - typing one handed.

    I hope this absolves my sin - the Lion King shall decide.
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    "Question: I’ve noticed little boxes attached to utility wires that have blue and green lights that change as a car approaches. With all the surveillance things going on in the news, I’m wondering, what are they? One is at 22nd Avenue, heading mauka just before the Kilauea Avenue intersection. Recently the lights stopped flashing but the box is still there.

    Question: What are the small blue lights I see on utility wires? I’ve seen them on Kilani and California avenues in Wahiawa.

    Answer: The blue lights are emanating from white boxes serving as Wi-Fi access points (transceivers), said Kiman Wong, director of wireless for Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

    The boxes have been seen in many other areas, including Kaneohe, Waikiki, Kailua and Makiki. But you shouldn’t be seeing any lights.

    The lights should have been turned off after the boxes were installed, so Oceanic will check all the sites to make sure they are, Wong said. “We apologize for the inconvenience.”

    He explained that Oceanic is installing the Wi-Fi boxes across the state as part of a new system to provide Internet access to customers, as well as the general public, when they are out of their homes and workplaces.

    “This system is also part of a larger national system being built by Time Warner Cable and other U.S. cable companies,” Wong said.

    Although Oceanic began installing the system in April, the official service announcement will be made Friday, he said."

    From the Kokua Line of the Staradvertiser.

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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    Thanks, na alii! (na alii? All of them?)

    Much better job than my answers.
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    Default Re: Blue lights near phone poles?

    So in other words, even when leaving your home, TWTC (aka NSA) can still track your whereabouts, email, and web browsing.

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