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posted by CoolHand on Friday September 30 2016, @10:23PM   Printer-friendly
from the starting-the-weekend-with-a-good-drinking-related-story dept.

A cocktail bar owner has installed a Faraday cage in his walls to prevent mobile phone signals entering the building.

Steve Tyler of the Gin Tub, in Hove, East Sussex, is hoping customers will be encouraged to talk to each other rather than looking at their screens.

He has installed metal mesh in the walls and ceiling of the bar which absorbs and redistributes the electromagnetic signals from phones and wireless devices to prevents them entering the interior of the building.

Why you hating on millennials, Bro?


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  • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:58AM

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:58AM (#408733)

    40 years ago we still used payphones. The very few cellphones that existed were large, heavy, extremely expensive and worked almost nowhere.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:30PM (#408756)

    I still use payphones if I can find one--but it's been awhile! Short of that I manage somehow without a cell/mobile. Usually it's as simple as a little planning ahead.

    Yesterday I realized I could stop at Trader Joe's after another errand (Trader's is far enough away that we don't go there often). Didn't have a shopping list so once I got in the store I asked to use their phone at customer service. Called home and figured out what to get.

  • (Score: 1) by Scruffy Beard 2 on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:39PM

    by Scruffy Beard 2 (6030) on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:39PM (#408855)

    At this point, I think cell towers outnumber payphones.