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2012-10-11 12:19:58 PM  
I keep my phone in my front pocket and it's not my ass that's calling you. It's my penis and it is most likely a penis emergency. I
 
2012-10-11 12:29:44 PM  

Lone Stranger: I keep my phone in my front pocket and it's not my ass that's calling you. It's my penis and it is most likely a penis emergency. I


You what? You just cut off in mid-sentence there! Oh no, are you having an emergency now?!
 
2012-10-11 12:32:02 PM  
People still keep their phones in their pants pockets?
 
2012-10-11 12:32:48 PM  
Part of the reason is the retarded design of cell phones. I personally have accidentally dialed 911 because when locked, 911 is the only number the phone will still let you dial. The result is that if you mash your buttons a bunch of times, for example 518315900615165881165165 .... it will ignore every number except the 518315900615165881165165 and thusly dial 911. Fairly retarded.

My new phone doesnt do this, but I imagine a lot still do.
 
2012-10-11 12:41:10 PM  
911 Operator: Hello, this is 911. What is your emergency?

Caller: Hi. Listen the Fark mods won't greenlight my link submissions!

911 Operator: *click*

Caller: Hello...hello? Damn!

*dials 911 again*
 
2012-10-11 12:46:57 PM  
it's that damn "Emergency call" button, dumbass feature
 
2012-10-11 12:49:41 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: People still keep their phones in their pants pockets?


or, I guess you could keep it on your belt, right next to the onion
 
2012-10-11 12:58:51 PM  
Stupid people with stupid phones doing stupid things......start charging them fines for abuse of 911, it is a crime already....that will teach some stupid people.

/stupid
 
2012-10-11 01:06:27 PM  
That article title is particularly amusing considering that 'fanny' is UK slang for ladybits. It makes one wonder how that could occur.
 
2012-10-11 01:13:44 PM  
Atleast your not calling 911 because you can't get the dog cock out of your ass.
 
GBB
2012-10-11 01:14:00 PM  
Spent half an hour tracking 911 butt dial.
t1.gstatic.com
got caller arrested for possession
 
GBB
2012-10-11 01:17:59 PM  
"As the public became aware of this capability - along with the knowledge that the phone was difficult to locate - 911 centers began to see an increase in abuse of the system,"

ORLY??? I gotta go try this!!
Thanks, stupid journalist!!!!
 
2012-10-11 01:23:06 PM  
The terrorists have won?
 
2012-10-11 01:30:35 PM  
the pocket dial giveth, the pocket dial taketh away.
 
2012-10-11 01:43:06 PM  
I remember watching a movie where Richard Dreyfus is running around the swimming pool in his bathrobe yelling, "What's the number for 911?"

Would it kill people to get a small case for their phones?
 
2012-10-11 01:50:06 PM  
100 million? Sounds like along with the phone, they they pulled that number out of their ass.
 
2012-10-11 02:15:24 PM  
Seriously, let me lock out my phone of even emergency numbers. My daughter when she was 1 and 2 used to be terrible about grabbing phones and mashing buttons. More than once she has called 911. If I know she's going to do it I can activate Toddler Lock (awesome little program even though it eats your battery) on the Android, but I don't think blackberry has anything like that. The Blackberry I used to have would have a 'emergency number' button in the middle of the screen as soon as you activated it when it was locked. At least the one I have now you have to unlock it with the same button you locked it with.

Y'all put in regulations that said that emergency numbers can't be locked out. Well, now deal with the consequences.
 
2012-10-11 02:17:24 PM  
Well yeah.

i.imgur.com

Not ass dialing per se, but its pretty easy to fat finger that while unlocking your phone.
 
2012-10-11 02:18:25 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Seriously, let me lock out my phone of even emergency numbers. My daughter when she was 1 and 2 used to be terrible about grabbing phones and mashing buttons. More than once she has called 911. If I know she's going to do it I can activate Toddler Lock (awesome little program even though it eats your battery) on the Android, but I don't think blackberry has anything like that. The Blackberry I used to have would have a 'emergency number' button in the middle of the screen as soon as you activated it when it was locked. At least the one I have now you have to unlock it with the same button you locked it with.

Y'all put in regulations that said that emergency numbers can't be locked out. Well, now deal with the consequences.


This happened once with my 2 year old son; most older phones have a hold 9 to dial 911 "feature" and he used to love holding down 9.
 
2012-10-11 02:58:03 PM  

Cyno01: Not ass dialing per se, but its pretty easy to fat finger that while unlocking your phone.


Yes, but that only brings up the phone key pad. It doesn't dial anything. Frankly, I think this whole butt dialing thing is being way overstated. It cannot be as prevalent as 40% of all 911 calls. If it were, the entire 911 system would be brought to its knees. Rather, I think it's a way for 911 call centers to get mor funding.
 
2012-10-11 06:42:57 PM  
I had an old tracphone with exposed buttons and pocket-dialed 911 once, pretty embarrassing but we were both professional about it. Thanks to that shiatty button design you couldn't carry the phone around while it was turned on which pretty much defeats the purpose. I bought a much better phone after that.

Phone designers are morons.
 
2012-10-12 05:15:12 AM  

offmymeds: 911 Operator: Hello, this is 911. What is your emergency?

Caller: Hi. Listen the Fark mods won't greenlight my link submissions!

911 Operator: *click*

Caller: Hello...hello? Damn!

*dials 911 again*


Well, there's your problem. Mods don't greenlight link submissions. :-D
 
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