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2018-07-12 10:50:23 AM  
"This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

And a nice feature he engineered into that phone.
 
2018-07-12 11:20:58 AM  
Ames, shoots, scores!
 
2018-07-12 11:54:07 AM  
But I drop it from 3 feet and the goddamn screen cracks.
 
2018-07-12 11:55:30 AM  
It's always "I was about to give up but decided to try one more time" with these types of stories.

Just like every lottery winner is "I never buy lottery tickets but had some extra change and decided to get one on the way out"
 
TWX
2018-07-12 11:58:24 AM  
Of course. The terminal velocity of a cell phone is much lower than of a Cadillac Allanté.
 
2018-07-12 12:01:04 PM  

edmo: "This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

And a nice feature he engineered into that phone.


Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.
 
2018-07-12 12:02:19 PM  

styckx: Just like every lottery winner is "I never buy lottery tickets but had some extra change and decided to get one on the way out"


I remember doing that before I started using the debit card for everything. Saves me a lot of money on lottery tickets.
 
TWX
2018-07-12 12:02:22 PM  

OkieDookie: But I drop it from 3 feet and the goddamn screen cracks.


Yeah, the screen on my Kyocera Duraforce XD cracked a few weeks ago, dropped it on a construction site and it landed screen-down on uncompacted ABC, cracked where one rock stood higher than the rest. Dammit. At least it's only a single crack, it didn't spider-out. Not sure if I'll bother getting it fixed or not.
 
2018-07-12 12:02:53 PM  

Bermuda59: Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.


Not to mention it was "he" who caused it to drop in the first place.

/god has a horrible sense of humor
 
2018-07-12 12:03:29 PM  

edmo: "This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

And a nice feature he engineered into that phone.


Exactly.  If that taught you that your invisible friend has a good sense of humor, instead of a couple of Apple engineers made a neat feature that works, you arent playing with a full deck.
 
2018-07-12 12:04:18 PM  

steklo: Bermuda59: Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.

Not to mention it was "he" who caused it to drop in the first place.

/god has a horrible sense of humor


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2018-07-12 12:04:46 PM  
So what you're saying is that we all need to throw our phones out of airplanes so that when we find them, they will actually WORK for once?
 
2018-07-12 12:07:20 PM  
Ah, the God explanation: easier to crow about than taking a few minutes trying to understand anything about the physics of terminal velocity, materials science, or shock absorption.
 
2018-07-12 12:07:51 PM  

TWX: Of course. The terminal velocity of a cell phone is much lower than of a Cadillac Allanté.


Or a Pinto

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2018-07-12 12:09:58 PM  

Oreminer: TWX: Of course. The terminal velocity of a cell phone is much lower than of a Cadillac Allanté.

Or a Pinto

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I miss the days when you could land a Pinto at Midway.
 
2018-07-12 12:10:10 PM  
"This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

I'll never understand the mindset that thinks God is behind even the smallest action (Protector of the Iphone Doofus Dropped from a Plane), but does nothing about all the suffering and death inflicted upon innocents every day (or maybe he causes it for shiats and giggles). To believe that and think, "Oh that God, what a sense of humor" is incomprehensible to me. Sounds more like a trickster god with a mean streak a mile wide, and certainly not one I'd want to worship.
 
2018-07-12 12:11:41 PM  
Wouldn't of had to worry about it breaking if she would of had a Nokia...
 
2018-07-12 12:13:57 PM  

Plissken: Ah, the God explanation: easier to crow about than taking a few minutes trying to understand anything about the physics of terminal velocity, materials science, or shock absorption.


When a phone falls from an airplane and survives it becomes news. We never hear about the thousands that are smashed to smithereens when dropped from an airplane.
 
2018-07-12 12:14:19 PM  

steklo: Bermuda59: Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.

Not to mention it was "he" who caused it to drop in the first place.

/god has a horrible sense of humor


only sometimes

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2018-07-12 12:15:48 PM  
"This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus

So is she saying God left a giant thumbprint on her screen?  Like burning bush shaped?

Whether you believe in God or not, why attribute every random little thing to a deity? If that's the case then everything good & bad is ultimately His fault.

If you made something like a car that was perfectly operational & it worked as it intended or someone crashed it, you aren't responsible for it every step of the way.

So God could micromanage things to that extent I guess but why would He?  Where's free will & taking responsibility for your actions?  Say it was 1000:1 odds that your phone just landed right in the grass & feel lucky.   Then maybe go play the lottery...
 
2018-07-12 12:16:34 PM  
"Of course I prayed somebody would find it because we're leaving for Dallas tomorrow so I wanted it before I left," said Naberhaus

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Those starving kids are just gonna have to wait, I need to help Sarvinder Naberhaus find her iPhone
 
TWX
2018-07-12 12:17:05 PM  

Oreminer: TWX: Of course. The terminal velocity of a cell phone is much lower than of a Cadillac Allanté.

Or a Pinto

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They do seem to have a thing for red cars falling from the sky, don't they?

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2018-07-12 12:17:19 PM  
FTFA:

"I literally went into shock," said Johnson. No, you didn't, you dummy. That's not what "literally" or "shock" means.

"This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

So ... God lets people get raped or murdered and lets little kids die of cancer, but made sure your phone didn't get hurt?

This is why I think most religious people are idiots.
 
2018-07-12 12:21:51 PM  

OkieDookie: But I drop it from 3 feet and the goddamn screen cracks.


Maybe you need some of that thar' Jeebus - sounds like it works!

/ sarc
 
2018-07-12 12:22:29 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: FTFA:

"I literally went into shock," said Johnson. No, you didn't, you dummy. That's not what "literally" or "shock" means.

"This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

So ... God lets people get raped or murdered and lets little kids die of cancer, but made sure your phone didn't get hurt?

This is why I think most religious people are idiots.


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Awcomon'  This is funny.  You must be fun at famines.
 
2018-07-12 12:23:36 PM  
"iPhone... working perfectly"

Yeah, this is a made-up story.
 
2018-07-12 12:30:25 PM  

hissatsu: "This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

I'll never understand the mindset that thinks God is behind even the smallest action (Protector of the Iphone Doofus Dropped from a Plane), but does nothing about all the suffering and death inflicted upon innocents every day (or maybe he causes it for shiats and giggles). To believe that and think, "Oh that God, what a sense of humor" is incomprehensible to me. Sounds more like a trickster god with a mean streak a mile wide, and certainly not one I'd want to worship.


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2018-07-12 12:33:27 PM  

Bermuda59: edmo: "This taught me that God has a great sense of humor, that he's in control and his hands are like everywhere, his fingerprints are everywhere," said Naberhaus.

And a nice feature he engineered into that phone.

Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.


I'd give some credit to child laborer in the iPhone factory for that quality workmanship.
 
2018-07-12 12:35:33 PM  
Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen--MUST WATCH END!!
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2018-07-12 12:37:44 PM  
Meanwhile my Galxy s9 has a scratched screen from rubbing it's own case.
 
2018-07-12 12:42:00 PM  

steklo: Bermuda59: Glad to see that her God took time out of his busy day to save her phone and help her it back.

Not to mention it was "he" who caused it to drop in the first place.

/god has a horrible sense of humor


Hey, He can't spend all his time giving AIDS to babies in Africa, now can He?
 
2018-07-12 12:42:37 PM  
So guys, you'll never believe this!  Today I exercised my free will and chose to book a biplane flight.  While on that flight I brought out this exceptionally advanced portable computer, designed by some of the finest human minds in California, and built using advanced materials developed through the most complex supply chain the world has ever known, to take a picture of how nice things looked.  Wouldn't you know, a gust of wind blew it out of my hands.  But then I decided to use the phone's built in tracking feature (which uses its on-board processor, GPS location antenna, and the complex 4G LTE communications network) to go find it.  They guided me right to it.

But that original gust of wind, and the inertia-fueled fall to the ground?  That's God right there.  And he decided to fark with one of the most expensive pieces of technology I own.  For the lulz.  Between that and childhood cancer, I can only conclude he's a huge dick.  Fark that guy.
 
2018-07-12 12:44:09 PM  

dammit just give me a login: [Youtube QrxPuk0JefA image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrxPuk0J​efA]


This reminds me to never fall from an airplane
 
2018-07-12 12:47:49 PM  

Shub-Niggurath's Supernumerary Tentacle: Hey, He can't spend all his time giving AIDS to babies in Africa, now can He?


Well, I suppose he's got bigger things to do, like cover up priest molestation. We all have our priorities!
 
2018-07-12 12:50:40 PM  

dammit just give me a login: [Youtube QrxPuk0JefA image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrxPuk0J​efA]


32 feet per second, squared....

That video just reminds me that there are so many questions that need to be answered. The main one being..

1. Who found that phone?
 
TWX
2018-07-12 12:54:08 PM  

steklo: dammit just give me a login: [Youtube QrxPuk0JefA image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrxPuk0J​efA]

32 feet per second, squared....

That video just reminds me that there are so many questions that need to be answered. The main one being..

1. Who found that phone?


Only up to its terminal velocity. It's relatively light weight, so there's a maximum velocity, it will not continue accelerating due to gravity until it impacts solid ground.

/yeah, I know, spherical cows in a vacuum and all that shiat
 
2018-07-12 12:57:53 PM  
Some guy here in Sweden dropped a Samsung while skydiving, and it survived with some small nicks to the plastic.
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I dislike religion for discouraging people from thinking. You can't argue logically with someone who can't or won't think logically.
 
2018-07-12 01:09:27 PM  
Vintage biplane fight would have been better.
/Vickers .303 vs iPhone
 
2018-07-12 01:11:38 PM  

TWX: Only up to its terminal velocity. It's relatively light weight, so there's a maximum velocity, it will not continue accelerating due to gravity until it impacts solid ground.


I always forget that "formula" is gravity in a vacuum and that there's wind resistance and other factors that slow it down.

But still, who found that phone? We have to thank them for posting that video.

Or was it a hoax? I can't tell anymore and whenever i see something like that I always do a double take. I'll admit, I am fooled easily.
 
2018-07-12 01:17:04 PM  
Slow farkin' news day in Iowa I guess.  "Woman finds lost phone using commonly available feature!"

I was hoping for some video of the fall, subs.  Instead I get "Jebus saved my phone."

You suck.
 
2018-07-12 01:21:22 PM  

GalFisk: You can't argue logically with someone who can't or won't think logically.


I am reminded of this great quote from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy:

"Proof denies faith and without faith I am nothing. -- God."
 
2018-07-12 01:37:31 PM  
There's not much difference between 15 feet and 15000 feet if you reach your terminal velocity in 15 feet.
 
2018-07-12 01:45:29 PM  

LavenderWolf: There's not much difference between 15 feet and 15000 feet if you reach your terminal velocity in 15 feet.


That remaining 14985 feet is going to be one hell of a ride down.
 
2018-07-12 01:51:38 PM  
Meanwhile, I woke to this yesterday. Don't keep your phone and kettlebell on the same end table.

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2018-07-12 01:53:00 PM  
Been to Ames a few times; there's some nice folks out there, and there are some genuine, bonafide idiots.  I had the misfortune to run into one of the latter, literally, back in 2004 when Willard pulled his Jesus Bus right out in front of me.  I slammed on the brakes and dove to the left but couldn't quite avoid the massive steel structure hanging off of the Jesus Bus, used to support a massive sign warning of the coming Derpocalypse... stored horizontally, as seen below.  

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On the plus side, I bought my wife's engagement ring from a silversmith located in downtown Ames, so it's not all bad.
 
2018-07-12 01:57:07 PM  
I flew in Waldo's New Standard D-25.
Much fun, way better than enclosed cabin.
Open cockpit you feel like you're flying, other wise it's just a video game.
 
2018-07-12 01:57:14 PM  
She's lucky that guy forgot to mow his lawn for a month or the phone would have hit hard dirt.
 
2018-07-12 01:58:13 PM  
So there is a cure for stupid after all.
Checkmate, eggheads.
 
2018-07-12 02:06:22 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: "Of course I prayed somebody would find it because we're leaving for Dallas tomorrow so I wanted it before I left," said Naberhaus

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Those starving kids are just gonna have to wait, I need to help Sarvinder Naberhaus find her iPhone


Maybe God has a multi-processing feature built in..
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2018-07-12 02:41:01 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I flew in Waldo's New Standard D-25.
Much fun, way better than enclosed cabin.
Open cockpit you feel like you're flying, other wise it's just a video game.


I went to one of these shows a long time ago, and although I don't remember the make of the plane, it was an old, open-air biplane.  Even gave us the old-timey leather helmets and goggles.

We zipped around all over the place doing tricks.  It was awesome.
 
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