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Tinfoil Hat House

samzenpus posted more than 9 years ago | from the protect-yourself-at-all-times dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 896

An anonymous reader writes "A family in Sacromento has covered the side of their house with aluminum to keep the radiowaves from their neighbors at bay. The city has given them one week to remove the life saving shielding or face charges."

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Sacromento? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619938)

Is that near Sacramento? Or is it in Colifornia?

Nothing for you to see here. Please move along. (4, Funny)

jeremy_dot (734236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619941)

That's just what they want you to think.

I'm not a Californian (4, Interesting)

Lord Kano (13027) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619943)

How can they be brought up on Misdemeanor charges for this?

It's stupid. It's ugly. But why in the fuck is it illegal?

LK

Re:I'm not a Californian (2, Interesting)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619958)

They mention health code but how is sheet metal a health code violation

Re:I'm not a Californian (2, Informative)

Kethryvis (96137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620025)

For being "California's News Leader", KCRA doesn't always get their stuff correct :) (they're my local news station. they used to be good but they've slid over the last couple of years)

Am I the only one misread it as... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620068)

The Crack Channel?

To confirm you're not a script,
please type the text shown in this image:

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Re:I'm not a Californian (5, Interesting)

harmanjd (414263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619974)

From the article it looks like the building codes prohibit it. Maybe they should look at getting sheet metal siding - as long as its installed correctly and doesn't violate any of the neighborhood covenants they'd probably be ok.

Re:I'm not a Californian (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619984)

But why in the fuck is it illegal?

Liberals that want to force everyone to conform to their way of life and remove any trace of individualism from society?

Re:I'm not a Californian (1, Insightful)

bstadil (7110) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620033)

Liberals that want to force everyone to conform to their way of life

And this kind of thinking is anathema to the Religious right. ;-)

Re:I'm not a Californian (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620079)

Sorry, dude, just use the word "politicians", the difference between the Right and the Left evaporated sometime in 2001.

f'ed up neighbors (5, Insightful)

bobalu (1921) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620088)

there's nothing liberal about trying to keep some looney bin neighbor from bringing down the local real estate values.

or, if there is, then i'm all for it anyway.

Re:I'm not a Californian (5, Informative)

Kethryvis (96137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619996)

Because it's a housing code violation. It looks from the picture like it's touching the fence/house next door and in CA (at least in Sac, I live there) it's illegal to build or have any structure connected to your house touching or within x amount of feet of the fence. Our neighbours behind us built some rickity lean-to on their house which used our back fence as one of the walls and we called the housing code people who came and told them to tear it down.

Re:I'm not a Californian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620125)

Wow... That was pretty assholeish.

Re:I'm not a Californian (1)

mobiux (118006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620010)

The only thing I could think of is that maybe it's reflecting the sun into a street or something.

I know there was a business where I used to live that had a sunporch area parallel to a highway and as certain times of the day it felt like you were driving into the damn sun. Dangerous.

Re:I'm not a Californian (1)

SilverCheese (883401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620031)

It seems that the sheets are not properly installed. Therefore the neighbours are worried the sharp edges from those will injure their kids or something while they are playing.

Re:I'm not a Californian (4, Insightful)

bgog (564818) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620048)

I agree. If it's their property let them be protected from the aliens. Who cares. And don't give me crap about it looking nice for the neighbors. I believe in freedom. If my neighbors want to paint their house with pink polka-dots then so be it, none of my buisness. People spend far too much energy worrying about what other people are doing. The officials should worry about stuff that is actually harming others.

Re:I'm not a Californian (2, Insightful)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620111)

I agree that there's far too many silly rules about houses (damn HOA's), but there are construction standards for a reason. Some of this crap blows off and hits a neighors house, or a neighbor, and I think there will be a few problems.

Re:I'm not a Californian (2, Insightful)

flawedgeek (833708) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620103)

But why in the fuck is it illegal?

Because it's in California. Any other state and they'd merely be shunned by their neighbors and harrassed by annoying teenagers.


btw, anyone else think this image verification thing is annoying?

Re:I'm not a Californian (1)

Kafka_Canada (106443) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620108)

I think it's a joke. See the monty python foot?

Not that I see what's so funny... and it's not April 1 or anything, either..

1984 (1)

babyhuey23 (862366) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619946)

wow, do this reminds me of 1984. It doesnt even really work that well does it?

Wow... (4, Interesting)

Supernoma (794214) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619950)

Bet that works great to keep the heat out of the house too...

Maybe they could use that as a reason to keep it?

Re:Wow... (2, Informative)

unitron (5733) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620057)

Actually you can get insulation boards, such as Tuf-R, which are basically styrofoam or something similar with an aluminum foil skin, designed to be nailed directly to the outside of the wall studs before the siding goes on. As of several years ago they were looking into connecting the aluminum skin together, electrically speaking, and tieing it all to a grounding system to create a "Faraday cage" type shield.

what's the date? (1)

heller (4484) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619955)

For a minute there I thought I was looking at /. April 1st edition. . .

Re:what's the date? (1)

jericho4.0 (565125) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620073)

I thought I was reading fark, samzenpus seems to be a new editor.

well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619956)

Well, I suppose they won't have any trouble with government mind readers...

At least they're taking extra precautions... (5, Funny)

viva_fourier (232973) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619959)

"The inside of the house is also covered with foil and the beds are covered with a foil-like material as well,"

So, these are the guys that buy those "space blankets"...

Hmmm... (3, Funny)

buckymatters (885912) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619960)

Why don't they just cover their bodies instead?

Re:Hmmm... (2, Funny)

0x461FAB0BD7D2 (812236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620008)

One word: sex.

Re:Hmmm... (3, Funny)

Adrick42 (694038) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620133)

ok, the thought of these people even possibly reporoducing troubles me deeply.

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620143)

Tinfoil Rubbers, er prophylactic penis sheaths.

Protection from Radio Active Poontang

Re:Hmmm... (1)

viva_fourier (232973) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620009)

I concur -- why don't they just use their space capes! [hisystems.co.uk]

Re:Hmmm... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620017)

GOOD LORD ..

NO11!!that's exactly what they want you to do

TO COVER YOUR body in IT!

It will only make it like an ANTENAA focusing the EVIL GIOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL RAYS

DO
NOT DO IT

Listen to me I KNOW BECAUSE I HAVE NO MIND CONTROL!!!

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620043)

Wow! The homeowner himself has joined our discussion! Of course, I knew he must be a /.er all along...

Re:Hmmm... (5, Funny)

ErikTheRed (162431) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620027)

Why don't they just cover their bodies instead?
Better yet, why don't they just seek proper psychiatric help?

Re:Hmmm... (1)

macemoneta (154740) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620101)

Maybe before we recommend psychiatic help, we should verify that their beliefs are not founded in reality [nih.gov] .

That's not saying that they're not crazy, but whatevery the situation is, if an entire family has been impacted, it's not normal.

Re:Hmmm... (0, Redundant)

mapmaker (140036) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620053)

Or put aluminum siding on the house?

grumble (1, Offtopic)

snilloc (470200) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619965)

2005-05-23 16:18:50 Family installs aluminum shield against radiation (Index,It's funny. Laugh.) (rejected)

Oh well, the story made it up at some point.

Re:grumble (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620044)

Well, you gotta admit, "Tinfoil Hat House" has a little more zing than your title. Yours is a little too factual, too journalistic. And all the words are spelled correctly.

Re:grumble (1)

aicrules (819392) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620150)

Are you seriously grumbling that they picked one submission of the same story over yours? They actually warn you in the FAQ that this will get you modded down. Just because you submitted before it was posted to the front page doesn't mean you were the first to submit it. It doesn't mean you weren't, but most importantly it doesn't mean you were.

Uhm (0, Redundant)

Cliff.Braun (825786) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619968)

I think that the people are just crazy, although they will probably come up with some evidence and prove me wrong, that or they'll be forgotten in a week.

Re:Uhm (1)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619989)

more likely they'll be forgotten by the end of the week

Re:Uhm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620000)

Nah, just ignorant, paranoid, and influential to their kids.

Turn it down! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619970)

Why not just ask the neighbors to turn their radio down?

The best part... (4, Funny)

isny (681711) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619971)

The best part of this article is that was posted by an anonymous reader. That's irony. (and, if it's not, I'm sure the grammar police will enforce).

Re:The best part... (5, Funny)

mcc (14761) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620122)

That's irony

No no... Aluminum

why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619973)

What's wrong with protecting yourself from harm?

OH please (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619975)

evil government mind control rays corrupting thought
why does my telivision speak to me if not to control thought? corrupt thought, control thought, 3 sides are given only to be passed through the EVIL MIND CONTROL RAYS

ALLUMINUM purchased at the store (Hello cherrly) can BLOCK EVIL MIND CONTROL RAYS here there up and down and here and there.

ALL FREQUENCIES BLOCKED my mind is free now, and I can see clearly. you are all being controlled!!! EVIL MIND CONTROL RAYS are not welcome here.

hello mrs

Well, if the lived in Livermore... (3, Funny)

helixcode123 (514493) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619976)

... they might have a point. [slashdot.org]

Hahahahahahaha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619978)

That's bloooooooody brilliant.

wow... (1)

StupidStan (773027) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619980)

"and the beds are covered with a foil-like material as well"
people are amazing!

Legalistics (0)

UlfGabe (846629) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619981)

I would believe that this family has the right to put whatever they want on the side of their house if they demonstrate that the radiowaves are life threatening.

For that matter if the city does not declare them an "eye sore" then they cannot force them to pull it down.

A solution for the family is to paint it for a big mural and declare it an artistic expression.

btw, IANAL dont use my advice, check with your lawyer, or go take the bar and 4 years of law school coupled with some practical experience.

Re:Legalistics (3, Informative)

gameboyhippo (827141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620030)

But they don't have the right to put up whatever they want. Especially if they have neighbors. You see, if the town becomes ugly, then the value of their property diminishes. It's kinda like me going over to some kids house and spilling kool-aid on his super rare comic book.

The fools! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12619982)

FTFA:

"(It's) a shield to protect against radiation, because microwave radiation is reflected off of aluminium, so it's a protective measure," resident Sarah D'Souza said.

Everyone knows you need TIN for this to work!

All these people are doing are stopping the space rays from reading their minds, but as soon as they open the window or go outside to get the mail, it's too late.

weird but illegal (4, Insightful)

indy_Muad'Dib (869913) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619983)

easy fix, just line the inside of the house with foil.

love the antibot text field btw. same i cant read the fucker.

Re:weird but illegal (2, Informative)

JadeNB (784349) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620023)

easy fix, just line the inside of the house with foil.
According to this link [kxtv.com] posted by mgmatrix, that is exactly what they are doing.

Re:weird but illegal (1)

xie (722634) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620064)

According to the story linked they already have ..

"The inside of the house is also covered with foil and the beds are covered with a foil-like material as well..."

Re:weird but illegal (1)

anagama (611277) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620114)


easy fix, just line the inside of the house with foil.

They would probably prefer a "belt and suspenders" technique. Lucky for them, there is a ready made legal solution: aluminum siding. They could even place foil under the siding -- lead foil available anywhere? That would do the trick for sure!

Re:weird but illegal (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620146)

easy fix, just line the inside of the house with foil.

Not good enough. That allows the 'evil radiaation' to infest the structure of the house.

Remember...you're looking for a rational solution to a whackjob problem.

Flame me, but... (2, Informative)

afabbro (33948) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619986)

It's Sacramento, not Socromento, samzenpus, you oaf. Yes, it's a spelling flame, but it's the third [slashdot.org] one [slashdot.org] in three days. I guess the "editors" don't do much "editing".

Re:Flame me, but... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620074)

The proper spelling is Excremento.

Re:Flame me, but... (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620140)

The proper spelling is Excremento.

Most of say, Suckramento.

Re:Flame me, but... (0, Offtopic)

Kafka_Canada (106443) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620080)

I guess the "readers" don't do much "reading"... it's a joke.

Re:Flame me, but... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620082)

That's because the "editors" don't understand "speeling" or "punctuation"

Sacramento (3, Interesting)

mgmatrix (539969) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619991)

It's spelled Sacramento, and they are protecting their home from physical threats.

www.kxtv.com/storyfull1.asp?id=11032 [kxtv.com]

just because (5, Funny)

blue_adept (40915) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619994)

just because your house is covered in tin foil doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Hmm,... (1)

Rick Zeman (15628) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619995)

...I bet their aluminum foil bed sheets would need to be ironed quite often. :-)

A whole family of loons! (1)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12619997)

Not just a single loony, but a whole family! This kind of thing goes on all across the world with loonies deciding that enough government-sponsored bombardment of their brain is enough and takes the radical step of putting shielding up to prevent further abuse. This is the first time I've heard of a whole family going insane at once.

Not to say that they aren't right, though. Radio waves from all directions are constantly bombarding every single one of us all the time. Moreso if you are a ham radio or CB operator because those waves are originating from you. And in some special cases, it may even be possible that the metal fillings in someone's teeth are picking up those radio waves and affecting the person in a strange way. But mostly, the radio waves that pass through us are mostly harmless.

Should they be forced to remove the shielding because neighbors don't like it and find it an eyesore? I suppose that's about as legitimate as the family demanding the cessation of radio wave production from the neighbors. It's another form of gentrification and morally repugnant.

The Windows (1)

SirDrinksAlot (226001) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620001)

Everybody knows all you need to do to block radiation and radio waves from reading your mind is to cover the windows....

Legit reasons. (4, Interesting)

B5_geek (638928) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620002)

All they have to do is install it under the siding of the house, and it is legit, code-worthy, and kinda cool.

IANAL but I bet this treatment violates neighbourhood 'quality' standards.

One thing to remember, pot-houses do this to minimise the heat signature.

Oops! Sorry, guys! (5, Funny)

Quinn_Inuit (760445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620003)

If I'd have known I was causing them problems, I would've stopped trying to microwave their paint off their house as a practical joke.

Tinfoil Hat Jokes aside (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620007)

I'm sure there will be plenty of Tinfoil Hat Jokes and other posts, but after reading the article I'd say they need lithium, not aluminum. That is to say, the "radio waves" deal is typical in schizophrenic patients. Other common variations are people using radio waves to listen to what their thinking, people using high-tech devices to spy on their homes. The end result is a bunch of variations on the sheet metal siding. Those people that aren't familiar with metal and radiation commonly use cardboard boxes to cover all openings and windows.

A misdemeanor charge isn't what's needed, a visit from a social worker probably is. There's a difference between being unique and unusual, and having mental issues.

welcome to /. (4, Funny)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620014)

only here could a story about tinfoil freaks turn into a serious discussion about how effective it is and how they can legally keep it up.

Odd (1)

WhyCantIBeYou (875852) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620015)

Surely the FCC will be able to determine what the house is being bombarded with and put a stop to it? The mention of the first anniversary of 9/11 is kinda strange too.

What a great idea (1)

squidsoup (145936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620016)

I bet they get awesome television reception!

Aluminum Siding? (5, Interesting)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620018)

Why not just re-do the house in aluminum siding? Then they can keep their crazy ideas and have a decent looking house.

Put in some Low-E glass windows with a metal reflective layer and a metal roof and they should be good to go - until someone tunnels under their house, of course.

Re:Aluminum Siding? (0, Troll)

gmby (205626) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620113)

Why bother; just get proof and go shoot the bastards in self defence!
Killing someone slowly with radio waves is just as deadly as shooting them.

I'm from Texas; we shoot back!

Or vinyl over the sheet metal (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620124)

... since the neighbors will declare "unsightly" anything that isn't the right shade of Natural SandStone (TM).

Perhaps there is aluminum siding now that has the look of Natural SandStone vinyl siding?

Mustn't stray too far from the norm.

So is tinfoil better than aluminum foil? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620022)

And what about more exotic stuff, like beryllium foil (used in x-ray machines) and gold foil (which can be thin enough to pass light through)?

After all, if you are going to go to the trouble of... er... foiling radiation, why not choose the best type?

A better solution (3, Interesting)

jd (1658) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620041)

Build a parabolic dish and steer it until the "radiation" is reflected away from the house. If it is real, it'll be focussed on the perp, who will either suffer horribly or be turned into a giant green monster. Either way, they'll stop being a problem.


If, however, there is no radiation hazard, then nobody is affected and it's no more of an eyesore than all of the other satellite dishes out there.


Now, there are known places where radio leakage from assorted sources has caused problems. There was a metal stadium in the Middle East - forget exactly where - where, whilst it was under construction, power tools would turn themselves on and huge arcs could be seen. Turned out that the stadium acted as a gigantic radio dish and was not only receiving signals from powerful radio sources, but was focussing them too.


There have also been known cancer spikes in areas with (a) high humidity and (b) badly-maintained, sparking power lines. It is not yet proven that there is a causal relationship, but nobody has convincingly ruled it out, either.


This particular case, though, smacks heavily of a family being traumatized by George Bush's "War on Terror" (Sept. 11th, in and of itself, was really a fairly negligable event - ten times that number die each year in car accidents in the US, and more than a thousand times that number are currently in prison in the US for violent crimes).


Personally, I think the city should come to an agreement with the family. The family takes down the aluminum, agrees that the problem probably isn't real, but agrees to work with the city to sue the Federal Government for psychological damage to cover the expenses incurred and the treatment needed to deal with the PTSD the family has suffered with, because of GWB's attitudes.

Re:A better solution (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620105)

Excellent satire! I totally get your humorous tinfoil-hat-within-the-tinfoil-hat-story Meta Tinfoilness.

Really now: the Bush administration is somehow behind this family's total lack of any critical thinking skills or capacity for grip on reality? It takes a lifetime of living with a broken brain, or some pretty serious actual mental problems to really believe the sorts of phantom problems that rule the lives of people like this. Latching onto current events in some way is completely typical, but that's correlation, not causation.

But you do get full credit for an excellent Kook Impression. Nicely done.

Help not Ridicule (2, Insightful)

bl968 (190792) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620049)

Should we be poking fun at the serious issues being raised by these simple folk. They sincerely believe what they are saying about the intentional bombardment of their home with radiation. Instead of ridicule, some kind hearted geeks should be going out there with various forms of detector equipment and identifying the source. Where's Egon Spengler when you need him?

Who knows the Door Keeper and Key Master might be heading that way already to do the dirty deed and finally let the traveler loose into the world of men!

Ordinary Aluminum Siding (2, Interesting)

Deanasc (201050) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620050)

Couldn't they have put up regular aluminum siding? The construction grade siding is fairly thick and complies with building codes. It's also paintable. The neighbors would never know it was there once it was on.

Then again, I don't understand the reasoning of the average crank.

I don't know bout microwaves (1)

Muhammar (659468) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620060)

but my shiny aluminized home keeps the neighbours away. They used to come complaining about my stereo a lot when I was playing "Careful with the axe, Eugene"

Interesting Shot (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620066)

I've never seen my house from that angle before...

What were they smoking? (1)

Veroxii (51114) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620076)

Am I the only one who first read the url as "the crack channel"?

Must be good stuff!

Anyone else think this is stupid? (1)

smashin234 (555465) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620091)

Maybe its just me, but it seems that their solution would not work for their supposed problem.

How well does sheet metal block out radio waves? Don't people use aluminum foil to boost radio and/or TV waves?

I just can't see this actually being that successful since people can get radios to work inside of large buildings made out of metal.

Or maybe they are only blocking out "SPECIAL Radio waves put out by terrorists"

Re:Anyone else think this is stupid? (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620129)

Maybe its just me, but it seems that their solution would not work for their supposed problem,/i>

Their 'problem' is a brain cell deficiency. It's not supposed to make sense to rational people.

Believers (1)

bohemian_observer (886213) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620093)

Family also expects Christopher Columbus will be arriving at their water closet soon.

NSA (2, Interesting)

Detritus (11846) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620094)

Too bad the NSA's engineering manuals are classified. They specialize in that type of construction. Nothing gets out. Nothing gets in. It still looks like a normal building, although the windows look somewhat unusual.

The video is amusing to watch (2, Informative)

MarkTina (611072) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620096)

The seem really certain that the neighbours are out to get them, though if they've proved it I've no idea why they don't get the police involved.

THE FOOLS! (2, Insightful)

Waffle Iron (339739) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620098)

From the picture, it looks like they've got a satellite dish on their roof. Don't they know that that's just concentrating the radio beams from outer space, and then mainlining them through a coax right straight into their newly built echo chamber?

But seriously, with that jumble of jagged strips forming a bunch of slot radiators, it's possible that certain resonate frequencies in their house have actually been significantly amplified above background levels.

Which scenario makes more sense? (5, Funny)

Senor_Programmer (876714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620099)

D'Souza family. Obviously culturally acclimated as their house is not garishly painted behind the metal sheets (I saw some detailed photos on a live TeeVee newscast) is nutzo. The whol efriggin family.

OR

OR

OR

There is a single, LONE NUT, in their neighborhood who coupled the magnetron from his microwave oven to an antenna and is actually tossing photons at the D'Souzas.

Seriously guys, which is more believable? It's California after all. Personally, you couldn't pay me enough to live in any city in that state.

Surely we've got Slashdot readers in Sacramento? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620100)

Can somebody with a digital camera run by there and take some pictures before this gets taken down? It sounds hilarious.

The land of the free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620115)

My grandparents had something similar happen to them. Except they desserved it, a bunch of garbage in the front yard. http://chadwick.ath.cx/ [chadwick.ath.cx] -Chadwick Ferugson

Hey, that's my house! (1)

Wizarth (785742) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620117)

Hi mom!

Lunatics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620121)

First we had people creating tinfoil hats to avoid alien abductions.

Now, they tinfoil their whole house. What's up with that? Are they afraid of alien estate agents?

It's NORTH Sacramento (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12620131)

Just another day on the boulevard, I've had a lot worse neighbors here.

LINE THE WALLS (1)

Postalbunny (606049) | more than 9 years ago | (#12620135)

If they can't have it outside, why not line insides of their walls with sheetmetal. Or easier yet, put the sheetmetal on the inside like wallpaper. Then the terrorist will THINK they're bombarding you, when in reality they "waves" will bounce back and hit them!
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