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    November 2009
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    [h=1]Thieves Arrested After Pocket-Dialing 911[/h]
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    Two thieves who couldn’t stop bragging about their loot of video games and DVDs from a Target store were surprised to find that someone was listening in on their conversation– a 911 operator.
    According to police in Madison, Wisc., one of the shoplifters accidentally pocket-dialed 911 following the Dec. 13 heist, discussing how smoothly the operation went and deriding other thieves for getting caught.
    The men, in their late 20s, allegedly stole the goods and then began discussing their plans to resell the games and movies for a profit to a local video game store. Their conversation was recorded for an hour by the 911 oeprator, who at first was befuddled by the conversation before catching on.
    Police–clued in by the 911 dispatcher– beat the thieves to the video game store and awaited their arrival with guns drawn.
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    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...t-dialing-911/
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    Morons.
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  3. Post #3
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    How does this even happen..?
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    How does this even happen..?
    most (all?) non-touch screen phones have a safety feature where you can dial emergency numbers like 911 and 112 without unlocking the phone
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  5. Post #5
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    July 2008
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    most (all?) non-touch screen phones have a safety feature where you can dial emergency numbers like 911 and 112 without unlocking the phone
    And it activates every time you rob a store.
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    patents used to be about preventing inventors from taking credit for someone else's inventions. now it's all about monopolizing. get the fuck out of here with your bull, apple

    oh shit, wrong thread. my bad
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    patents used to be about preventing inventors from taking credit for someone else's inventions. now it's all about monopolizing. get the fuck out of here with your bull, apple
    you're right, apple will probably patent pocket dialing next, the monsters!
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  8. Post #8
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    most (all?) non-touch screen phones have a safety feature where you can dial emergency numbers like 911 and 112 without unlocking the phone
    Plus it's not hard to unlock button based phones, I've had mine backpack dial on me plenty of times even though I always make sure it's locked. And some touch phones have this feature as well.

    Edited:

    patents used to be about preventing inventors from taking credit for someone else's inventions. now it's all about monopolizing. get the fuck out of here with your bull, apple
    Wrong thread. Also something ironic about it considering you're a mac.
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    He is on a mac, True, But does that imedeatly mean that he supports Apple's patents ? He likes the products, And so to say i like them too, Just the corp. i dont like....
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    March 2010
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    How does this even happen..?
    Karma
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    Wrong thread. Also something ironic about it considering you're a mac.
    trust me, i'd be using my PC but it broke a while back and I can't afford to fix it or buy a new one, so i'm stuck with this macbook that my school gave me :\
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    July 2008
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    patents used to be about preventing inventors from taking credit for someone else's inventions. now it's all about monopolizing. get the fuck out of here with your bull, apple

    oh shit, wrong thread. my bad
    bahahaha nice

  13. Post #13
    lunarwalrus's Avatar
    January 2011
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    Pretty sure this is the same news as the last one.

    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/114...428&highlight=

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    Plus it's not hard to unlock button based phones, I've had mine backpack dial on me plenty of times even though I always make sure it's locked. And some touch phones have this feature as well.
    You can't really buttdial with a touch phone though, unless it uses those flimsy pressure-based touch systems.
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    You can't really buttdial with a touch phone though, unless it uses those flimsy pressure-based touch systems.
    or if you have an electric ass...

    Expected zing, got optimistic instead
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    Obviously the government is listening in at all times and they force the phone to call 911 and make the criminals believe they accidentally pocket dialed.

  17. Post #17
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    or if you have an electric ass...
    In fact, the ass is electric, you can control your touchscreen with your butt.
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    January 2010
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    My friend's friend ass-dials all the time lol.

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    You can't really buttdial with a touch phone though, unless it uses those flimsy pressure-based touch systems.
    Apparently, its pretty easy. As far as I can tell, I've never done it before. But I've had several "buttdialed" calls from people with touchscreen phones. And they were capacitive too.

    I'm assuming if the skin on their leg is conductive enough and their pants are tight enough, it will start interacting with the touchscreen in their pocket if the screen happens to turn on. The solution is putting some passlock on the phone, because odds are, your not going to butt-dial your pattern or PIN number.

    I'm going to assume one of these guys had a phone that has an emergency call hotkey. It seems pretty unlikely that it would hit 9-1-1 <send>.

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    December 2005
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    trust me, i'd be using my PC but it broke a while back and I can't afford to fix it or buy a new one, so i'm stuck with this macbook that my school gave me :\
    oh poor, poor you..
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  21. Post #21
    Not that bad of a seed
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    January 2011
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    He is on a mac, True, But does that imedeatly mean that he supports Apple's patents ? He likes the products, And so to say i like them too, Just the corp. i dont like....
    I was just joking.