serial_crusher: CSB: I had a situation when I first moved to Austin. Looked up a bar on Google Maps, but the address only came up as "Austin, TX". So, iPhone gave me directions to the geographical center of Austin, which was like 10 miles from where the actual bar was.
I_Hate_Iowa: Sue Sprint for every time someone shows up at his house after midnight or any time the cops show up. Every one of those could be argued as some sort of emotional distress bullshiat. I wouldn't care if I won as long as Sprint got the message each time it happened. If Sprint fixes the problem then the lawsuit problem also goes away.
jaflasvegas: I_Hate_Iowa: Sue Sprint for every time someone shows up at his house after midnight or any time the cops show up. Every one of those could be argued as some sort of emotional distress bullshiat. I wouldn't care if I won as long as Sprint got the message each time it happened. If Sprint fixes the problem then the lawsuit problem also goes away.I saw this on the news this morning. The problem here is that the city of north las vegas put the address of the tower at his house. It is a block away. Now they have to change the map which isnt easy with red tape. Sprint had nothing to do with it.
Big Rock Star: "Technology pets." Awesome quote.
stiletto_the_wise: Or press charges against the people trespassing on your property.
mmonnens: So, if you call 911 from a cell phone, know where the Fark you are when you make the call. Landlines rock for 911 calls as they give the dispatcher the exact address. If the agency has been really proactive/acting like Big Brother, they know who lives there and if there is anything there that emergency personnel should know about.
Spasticus Autisticus: Wonder how he might profit from this?
Anal Tobacco Furnace: Are you trying to troll?
EngineerAU: Anal Tobacco Furnace: Are you trying to troll?This does happen. I used to work for one of the biggest retailers in the country during a huge expansion phase. One of my jobs was to correct the placement of stores on our website. We were using MapQuest as out backend and if it couldn't find the address in its database, it would place the store in the population weighted center of the zip code... or if the zip code wasn't in the database, the population center of the city. Because most of our new stores were on the suburban fringe, quite often the streets didn't even exist in MapQuest's database. One time it placed a store on an airport runway. Another time in a lake. Most of the time it just showed up on the wrong street several miles away./The stores in Quebec were the worst because I couldn't call anyone at the store to ask where they were located//Workers at other stores got a laugh out of someone from headquarters calling to ask for help in placing their store on the map
TwistedFark: Why doesn't this guy sue sprint in civil court? As far as I'm concerned, their software malfunction is putting his life in danger - the last thing an older guy needs is to be woken up at 3am and beaten up because someone thinks you stole their iPhone.If he doesn't own that house (rents) then at the very least he should move. Good luck selling it now that this story is out, coz I'm sure people would love to move into a home with this problem...
Smgth: /srrsly tho, some crazy person shows up at my house at zero dark thirty ranting and raving, There Will Be Blood//I will drink their milkshake!
Arthur Jumbles: Six words: Motion activated water sprinkler with timer. Set it up outside the front door to activate between the hours from 11pm to 6am. Anybody who comes by between those hours will get drenched.
TwistedFark: If he doesn't own that house (rents) then at the very least he should move. Good luck selling it now that this story is out, coz I'm sure people would love to move into a home with this problem...
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jul 26 2017 21:38:53
Runtime: 1.696 sec