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(KATU)   Phone prankster scores the rare Alaska Airlines, USAF, FBI trifecta. Bonus points for scrambling F-15 jets   (katu.com) divider line 39
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2013-01-18 09:13:42 AM
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-01-18 09:16:23 AM
if all the passengers had their own guns, they wouldnt need to scramble jets. This would have never happened on a Texan Airlines flight.
 
2013-01-18 09:17:05 AM
I can launch ICBMs by whistling into the phone. I can also make BMs in the restroom.
 
2013-01-18 09:17:16 AM
Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.
 
2013-01-18 09:17:22 AM
I hope they at least tasered the guy who was falsely accused. I mean come on you got the tools so use them
 
2013-01-18 09:18:25 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


In the old days this would be true, now days they keep hijackers from turn plans into weapons
 
2013-01-18 09:18:39 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


They're there to keep it from flying into the Twin Towers, duh!
 
2013-01-18 09:19:22 AM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I can launch ICBMs by whistling into the phone. I can also make BMs in the restroom.


But can you make free phone calls?
 
2013-01-18 09:20:45 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


What do you do hotshot? What DO you DO? Shoot the hostage(s).
/down, sadly
 
2013-01-18 09:21:52 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


They dont shoot magic bullets, the backseat co-pilot of the F-15 jumps onto the airliner's wing and sneaks quietly through the door into the piltots seat of the airliner and saves everyone.
 
2013-01-18 09:21:56 AM
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
 
2013-01-18 09:22:28 AM

poe_zlaw: if all the passengers had their own guns, they wouldnt need to scramble jets. This would have never happened on a Texan Airlines flight.


...or a Florida Airlines plane.
 
2013-01-18 09:23:05 AM

generallyso: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I can launch ICBMs by whistling into the phone. I can also make BMs in the restroom.

But can you make free phone calls?


Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?
 
2013-01-18 09:27:24 AM

Oztemprom: Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?


No.
 
2013-01-18 09:30:34 AM

dprathbun: Oztemprom: Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?

No.


I am sorry for you sir. I got to play like dozens more rounds of Street Fighter at that vide-er game arcade from all those free phone calls. :p
 
2013-01-18 09:34:36 AM

Oztemprom: dprathbun: Oztemprom: Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?

No.

I am sorry for you sir. I got to play like dozens more rounds of Street Fighter at that vide-er game arcade from all those free phone calls. :p


Matthew Broderick does something that's supposed to be that in WarGames.
 
2013-01-18 09:36:43 AM
In my mind, it's worth buying a burner phone to call in a threat just so I can watch my flight get escorted by F-16s, unless they "shadow" the plane out of sight, defeating the entire purpose.

I'd feel like I was on AF1.
 
2013-01-18 09:37:24 AM

Oztemprom: Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?


I think you're misremembering the early 80's, grandpa. By the 90's almost none of the standard hacks worked.
 
2013-01-18 09:37:43 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


They're going to shoot it down.

You know, to prevent it from colliding with tall buildings. Not like that is very plausible...
 
2013-01-18 09:39:46 AM

grinding_journalist: In my mind, it's worth buying a burner phone to call in a threat just so I can watch my flight get escorted by F-16s, unless they "shadow" the plane out of sight, defeating the entire purpose.

I'd feel like I was on AF1.


Great idea. I bet they didn't have to circle waiting for a runway to open up either. VIP all the way.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:48 AM

vodka: Oztemprom: Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?

I think you're misremembering the early 80's, grandpa. By the 90's almost none of the standard hacks worked.


grandpa, heh, thanks! That makes me feel like Roy-Al-Tee!

And, um, no. This worked on the pay phones at my high school, which I distinctly remember attending from '92 to '96.

Thanks for playing, try again next time.


Also, don't you know it is spelled vodak? idiot.
 
2013-01-18 09:47:34 AM

spawn73: Not like that is very plausible...


They did it in Pennsylvania.
 
2013-01-18 10:06:55 AM

vudukungfu: spawn73: Not like that is very plausible...

They did it in Pennsylvania.


conspiracy-like typing detected.
 
2013-01-18 10:22:00 AM

Earl of Chives: Great idea. I bet they didn't have to circle waiting for a runway to open up either. VIP all the way.


i830.photobucket.com

"Gentlemen, let's PLOW THE ROAD!"
 
2013-01-18 10:45:07 AM

Matthew Keene: GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.

They're there to keep it from flying into the Twin Towers Space Needle, duh!


/FTFY
//Read the article, this was at Sea-Tac.
 
2013-01-18 11:16:10 AM
poe_zlaw
2013-01-18 09:16:23 AM

if all the passengers had their own guns, they wouldnt need to scramble jets. This would have never happened on a Texan Airlines flight.

Your derp wasn't funny or effective the first 9000 times.
 
2013-01-18 11:34:36 AM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


get visual confirmation of the cockpit, confirm whether it's a prank or threat. if determined to be a threat. well. bye?
 
2013-01-18 11:39:08 AM
The F15H model is the two-seat, hijack-intercept model. Pilot flies up under the distressed aircraft, back-seater, a special counter-hijack special agent, pulls "Intsertion" lever which activates only the rear ejection seat. The seat-back is reinforced with a hull penetrator that allows the agent to gain entry through the underside of the airliner. Once on board he terminates the hijack. Command Post, Out. carry on.

They usually don't even have time to thank him.
 
2013-01-18 11:43:31 AM

Oztemprom: generallyso: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I can launch ICBMs by whistling into the phone. I can also make BMs in the restroom.

But can you make free phone calls?

Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?


Hahaha better yet I remember reading the newspaper article claiming "phone hackers" would be responsible for the rising cost of payphones. What made it great was when they explained that same method you described in similar detail.
DON'T DO THIS COOL THING!
 
2013-01-18 11:44:57 AM
Manti Te'o's girlfriend did it.
 
2013-01-18 11:46:54 AM
I wonder if those were the fighters I heard taking off yesterday from PDX?
 
2013-01-18 12:34:17 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: The F15H model is the two-seat, hijack-intercept model. Pilot flies up under the distressed aircraft, back-seater, a special counter-hijack special agent, pulls "Intsertion" lever which activates only the rear ejection seat. The seat-back is reinforced with a hull penetrator that allows the agent to gain entry through the underside of the airliner. Once on board he terminates the hijack. Command Post, Out. carry on.

They usually don't even have time to thank him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Decision

Close...

The film's plot device of a stealth fighter linking to a civilian airliner had its roots in a F-117 field test, conducted by the famous Skunk Works. In the test, a "red-eye" transcontinental flight was picked at random by Skunk Work engineers. An F-117 "Have Blue" fighter then flew just below and behind the selected airliner. Engineers watched radar screens for the airliner's reaction. If the airliner deviated from its flight path, the engineers would assume that its anti-collision radar system had detected the stealth fighter. According to the story, the unknowing airliner stayed on its preset flight path. After nearly an hour the invisible fighter plane veered off and returned to its test site.
 
2013-01-18 01:24:24 PM

morgen_benner: Close...

The film's plot device of a stealth fighter linking to a civilian airliner had its roots in a F-117 field test, conducted by the famous Skunk Works. In the test, a "red-eye" transcontinental flight was picked at random by Skunk Work engineers. An F-117 "Have Blue" fighter then flew just below and behind the selected airliner. Engineers watched radar screens for the airliner's reaction. If the airliner deviated from its flight path, the engineers would assume that its anti-collision radar system had detected the stealth fighter. According to the story, the unknowing airliner stayed on its preset flight path. After nearly an hour the invisible fighter plane veered off and returned to its test site.


Of course you lost contact. It's a damned stealth ship, remember?

currentconfig.com
 
2013-01-18 02:46:40 PM

Oztemprom: generallyso: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I can launch ICBMs by whistling into the phone. I can also make BMs in the restroom.

But can you make free phone calls?

Does anyone else remember back in the early 90s when you could make some payphones give you a free call by shorting the metal cable under the blue plastic shield to the metal disc in the middle of the mic with a paper clip?


No, but I do recall playing recorded "coin-drop" tones into payphones to get credit.
 
2013-01-18 03:25:33 PM
The passenger exhibited no unusual behavior during the flight and was asleep for much of it, the airline spokesperson said.

New directive from TSA: sleeping during a flight is considered suspicious behavior and will get you a spot on the no-fly list.
 
2013-01-18 05:09:51 PM
AngryJailhouseFistfark
2013-01-18 11:39:08 AM

The F15H model is the two-seat, hijack-intercept model. Pilot flies up under the distressed aircraft, back-seater, a special counter-hijack special agent, pulls "Intsertion" lever which activates only the rear ejection seat. The seat-back is reinforced with a hull penetrator that allows the agent to gain entry through the underside of the airliner. Once on board he terminates the hijack. Command Post, Out. carry on.

They usually don't even have time to thank him.


http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI5OTA0NDEyOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTc w NjY2MDgxMQ@@._V1._SX349_SY475_.jpg

That was the F-117 Hollywood aircraft. The one that was modified to have enough room in the engine bays to store a squad of black ops soldiers because it was the plane to have in a Hollywood blockbuster.
 
2013-01-18 06:27:15 PM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.


If you know about where the guy is standing, you can fly above, come down in a shallow dive, put a couple 20mm rounds though the top, and maybe even not take out enough of the planes systems to allow it to land on it's own terms.
 
2013-01-18 07:10:54 PM

MythDragon: GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.

If you know about where the guy is standing, you can fly above, come down in a shallow dive, put a couple 20mm rounds though the top, and maybe even not take out enough of the planes systems to allow it to land on it's own terms.




Not sure if serious
 
2013-01-18 10:24:56 PM

GoodyearPimp: Uhm, dare I ask what the F15s were going to do? If you've hijacked the plane, I'm pretty sure you're holding all the cards. The F15's don't have magic bullets that are accurate enough to just kill the hijacker while allowing the plane to maintain integrity.



No, they're not. They are, however, more than sufficient to turn the plane into aluminum confetti. NO hijacked aircraft will ever again be allowed to get close enough to a potential target to dive into it.
 
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