Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18.01.2017, 18:22
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
What are these?

They appeared last November at ca. 20 or 30 metre intervals along the side of every road.
They have a battery, a control unit and lots of cables.
I first thought they were to power Christmas decorations or some sort of Dr. Who type force field generators to assist an alien takeover

Anyway they all disappeared before Christmas but now today they started reappearing.

See photo!
Attached Thumbnails
what-these-eglisauobject.jpg  
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 18.01.2017, 18:29
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

I spotted exactly the same thing on my street just yesterday!

Over on the other side of the river they have been stringing extension cords alongside Rheinsfelderstrasse pretty much all the way to the Kiesgrube. The extension cords started just after Halloween.

Very odd, must be something close to 8km of extension cords.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 18.01.2017, 18:42
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,761
Groaned at 236 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 5,323 Times in 2,434 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
I spotted exactly the same thing on my street just yesterday!

Over on the other side of the river they have been stringing extension cords alongside Rheinsfelderstrasse pretty much all the way to the Kiesgrube. The extension cords started just after Halloween.

Very odd, must be something close to 8km of extension cords.
Not that you were noticing of course...
Just had glassfiber installed.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18.01.2017, 18:52
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
Not that you were noticing of course...
Just had glassfiber installed.
Did you have a general anaesthetic?
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 18.01.2017, 19:11
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
I spotted exactly the same thing on my street just yesterday!

Over on the other side of the river they have been stringing extension cords alongside Rheinsfelderstrasse pretty much all the way to the Kiesgrube. The extension cords started just after Halloween.

Very odd, must be something close to 8km of extension cords.
Did you notice the other constructions?
There are two wooden poles, one each side of the road supported with two guy ropes and joined at the top by a rope or cable and on one side you have a cable running down to an auto battery.
They are along a number of roads, sometimes at 0.5Km intervals otherwise around 200 metres; failed to get a foto

They look a bit like the constructions that builders use to carry electrical cables across the road to new constructions but they are not connected to a mains supply.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18.01.2017, 19:20
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
Did you notice the other constructions?
There are two wooden poles, one each side of the road supported with two guy ropes and joined at the top by a rope or cable and on one side you have a cable running down to an auto battery.
They are along a number of roads, sometimes at 0.5Km intervals otherwise around 200 metres; failed to get a foto

They look a bit like the constructions that builders use to carry electrical cables across the road to new constructions but they are not connected to a mains supply.
The extension cord thing just appeared in the fall. I didn't see any batteries, just the extension cords. It seems a very temporary installation though, so I'm surprised that it has been in place for so long. I thought they were for the p.a. or such for some sporting event. They don't seem to have had anything connected to them, and now the bits you posted the pic of appear.

Very strange...

Perhaps the thing needs looking into. I nominate ZuriRollt.

Last edited by JagWaugh; 18.01.2017 at 20:16.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 18.01.2017, 19:41
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7,881
Groaned at 284 Times in 213 Posts
Thanked 17,641 Times in 6,195 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

why not cut it and see what happens?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:00
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
why not cut it and see what happens?
I was thinking of asking ZuriRollt out on a date of sorts with that very idea in mind...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:00
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,761
Groaned at 236 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 5,323 Times in 2,434 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
The extension cord thing just appeared in the fall. I didn't see any batteries, just the extension cords. It seems a very temporary installation though, so I'm surprised that it has been in place for so long. I thought they were for the p.a. or such for some sporting event. They don't seem to have had anything connected to them, and now the bits you posted the pic of appear.

Very strange...

Perhaps the thing
No glassfaser surround, but sure that we're safe

Last edited by ZuriRollt; 18.01.2017 at 20:26.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:23
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
I didn't receive an answer yet?
Be brave, think of England....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:26
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
The extension cord thing just appeared in the fall. I didn't see any batteries, just the extension cords. It seems a very temporary installation though, so I'm surprised that it has been in place for so long. I thought they were for the p.a. or such for some sporting event. They don't seem to have had anything connected to them, and now the bits you posted the pic of appear.

Very strange...

Perhaps the thing needs looking into. I nominate ZuriRollt.
"the bits you posted the pic of appear" Seems if they do not have their own batteries then they are attached to these extension cords.
I will stay with the alien force field theory!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:35
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
I will stay with the alien force field theory!!
My thinking too. ZuriRollt is our girl. I can supply foil hats and wire cutters. It's your job to lure her out of the big city.

(I pondered Blueangel initially, but if things went wrong we might have trouble disposing the body.)
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 18.01.2017, 20:47
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
My thinking too. ZuriRollt is our girl. I can supply foil hats and wire cutters. It's your job to lure her out of the big city.

(I pondered Blueangel initially, but if things went wrong we might have trouble disposing the body.)
"It's your job to lure her out of the big city." I will lay the magic trail of 5 pfennig coins.

"disposing the body" Thank the Lord for the Rhine; bodies go to Germany or Holland or the North Sea!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18.01.2017, 23:09
Blueangel's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 105 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 10,610 Times in 4,679 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
"It's your job to lure her out of the big city." I will lay the magic trail of 5 pfennig coins.
You need to entice ZuriRollt with Pinot Grigio first.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 18.01.2017, 23:20
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
You need to entice ZuriRollt with Pinot Grigio first.
My hair isn't grey, it's brown with over 50 years of hard earned patina.







...And stop calling me "Pino"!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 19.01.2017, 00:04
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
My hair isn't grey, it's brown with over 50 years of hard earned patina.







...And stop calling me "Pino"!
For heavens sake do not wash it and destroy the patina!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 19.01.2017, 00:09
Blueangel's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 105 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 10,610 Times in 4,679 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Pino Patina. Has a certain ring to it.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 19.01.2017, 00:17
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,611
Groaned at 404 Times in 348 Posts
Thanked 17,172 Times in 9,245 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
Pino Patina. Has a certain ring to it.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
Quote; Mae West
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 22.01.2017, 18:40
JagWaugh's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,273
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 14,131 Times in 5,506 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What are these?

I stopped and had a look at a few today. They appear to be some kind of sensor array, probably seismic. There appear to be two types, one has a single array, a battery and what appears to be a recording or possibly transmitter, the second seems to be a chain of arrays ultimately connected to a transmitter/recording device. The chained arrays seem to have an additional (green) box, possibly some kind of multiplexor.

The sensor count, and the fact that they don't seem to be all that precisely located is a bit of a mystery to me - the individual sensor arrays have a large number of individual sensors which don't seem to be all that precisely located with respect to each other. The spikes/sensors are all arranged in a line, and the sensor groups seem to be at different angles to each other, but there is no visible indication that the individual lines of sensors have a particular id, or that the spacing or angles are particularly regular.

Seismic?
__________________
If everyone you know agrees with you consistently, they are either not listening, or not capable of critical thought.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 22.01.2017, 20:17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 441
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 351 Times in 180 Posts
kiwigeek has an excellent reputationkiwigeek has an excellent reputationkiwigeek has an excellent reputationkiwigeek has an excellent reputation
Re: What are these?

Quote:
View Post
Seismic?
Traffic vibrations?
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone know what these skis are worth? some_randomer Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 15 17.01.2015 21:09
What are these police convoys (GE) John_H Daily life 9 02.07.2014 16:21
What are these bugs?!?!?!?! bearbadger Daily life 54 16.06.2014 15:14
Does anybody know what these coins are? Desert Rat Daily life 27 10.02.2013 15:10
What kind of friends are these?! venice General off-topic 20 09.05.2012 10:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0