Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    2,617

    My cars making death threats!

    So i started up my car this morning and it made a death threat:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/9ceca263f5.jpg

    Then it predicted the end of the world:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/a03de1c09e.jpg

    The thing that puzzled me the most was how it could be quite so precise, i mean how does it know that everything will end in 183 miles?

    l 201TB.com • 201TB bandwidth as standard in three USA DC’s. KVMoIP, auto reboot & OS install all included - Now available in the Netherlands!
    l udedi.com • UK, USA & NL unmetered 100mb & 1GB 100TB premium bandwidth servers
    l Assiva Ltd • UK Shared & Reseller LiteSpeed • 10 years of hosting • R1Soft

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    414
    Now that's a smart car

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    2,617
    and its a fleet car!
    l 201TB.com • 201TB bandwidth as standard in three USA DC’s. KVMoIP, auto reboot & OS install all included - Now available in the Netherlands!
    l udedi.com • UK, USA & NL unmetered 100mb & 1GB 100TB premium bandwidth servers
    l Assiva Ltd • UK Shared & Reseller LiteSpeed • 10 years of hosting • R1Soft

  4. #4
    About a 5 years ago the cops showed up at about 3:00 AM wanting to know why we called 911. After telling them we were all sleeping they asked to see our phone, which then confirmed their suspicions. It was dead. They said it happens a lot that when a cordless phone is about to run out of battery it calls 911.

    I guess, don't put a phone in your car.
    Last edited by page-zone; 03-18-2008 at 07:48 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    2,617
    it gets worse
    l 201TB.com • 201TB bandwidth as standard in three USA DC’s. KVMoIP, auto reboot & OS install all included - Now available in the Netherlands!
    l udedi.com • UK, USA & NL unmetered 100mb & 1GB 100TB premium bandwidth servers
    l Assiva Ltd • UK Shared & Reseller LiteSpeed • 10 years of hosting • R1Soft

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,342
    Quote Originally Posted by page-zone View Post
    About a 5 years ago the cops showed up at about 3:00 AM wanting to know why we called 911. After telling them we were all sleeping they asked to see our phone, which then confirmed their suspicions. It was dead. They said it happens a lot that when a cordless phone is about to run out of battery it calls 911.

    I guess, don't put a phone in your car.
    That's crazy. I had many cordless phones and never had such problem.

    Peace,
    Testing 1.. Testing 1..2.. Testing 1..2..3...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,201
    Quote Originally Posted by page-zone View Post
    About a 5 years ago the cops showed up at about 3:00 AM wanting to know why we called 911. After telling them we were all sleeping they asked to see our phone, which then confirmed their suspicions. It was dead. They said it happens a lot that when a cordless phone is about to run out of battery it calls 911.

    I guess, don't put a phone in your car.

    Whoa, thats crazy. Why would it do that? Thats like the worst glitch ever. I guess it helps you to remember to charge it though.

    Was it a cell phone or a home phone?
    Ryan - Limestone Networks - Client Relations Manager
    Cloud, Dedicated & Enterprise Hosting - Premium Network - DDoS Protection Available
    Dedicated Servers @LimestoneInc - limestonenetworks.com - 877.586.0555

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,336
    Automatically calls 911? O_o heh.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan - Limestone View Post
    Whoa, thats crazy. Why would it do that? Thats like the worst glitch ever. I guess it helps you to remember to charge it though.

    Was it a cell phone or a home phone?
    It was a home phone, and they said it happens a lot but I never heard of it till then. We threw the phone away, and never replaced it. So for the last 5 years the telemarketers have probably been pretty frustrated, since they were the only ones that still called it.

    Heh, just did a search for "cordless phone 911" and it does happen alot - or at least used to:
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/lowbattery.asp
    Last edited by page-zone; 03-18-2008 at 11:28 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    West Michigan, USA
    Posts
    9,675
    Quote Originally Posted by page-zone View Post
    We threw the phone away, and never replaced it. So for the last 5 years the telemarketers have probably been pretty frustrated, since they were the only ones that still called it.

    How does throwing your cordless phone away invalidate your phone number?

    --Tina
    ||| 99.999% Uptime SLA!!!
    Plenty of space and bandwidth to fit your needs!
    www.AEIandYou.com - - (WP Friendly - Premium Reseller Hosting and Cheap Dedicated Servers)

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Goleta, CA
    Posts
    5,550
    You can calla number to your heart's content but if there's no phone attached to it you won't get anywhere.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by thebyp2 View Post
    So i started up my car this morning and it made a death threat:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/9ceca263f5.jpg

    Then it predicted the end of the world:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/a03de1c09e.jpg

    The thing that puzzled me the most was how it could be quite so precise, i mean how does it know that everything will end in 183 miles?


    I think your car may need an exorcism performed on it. Looks like a better predictor than Nastradamus!

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    How does throwing your cordless phone away invalidate your phone number?

    --Tina
    The phone line is still there for the DSL, just no phone.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    I read about this a while back... the dead phone calling 911. It's been a while though and I forgot all about it. That page you linked to is the exact same one I read last time.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Shimonoseki
    Posts
    2,101
    Quote Originally Posted by thebyp2 View Post
    So i started up my car this morning and it made a death threat:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/9ceca263f5.jpg

    Then it predicted the end of the world:

    http://www.imagehost.org.uk/uploads/a03de1c09e.jpg

    The thing that puzzled me the most was how it could be quite so precise, i mean how does it know that everything will end in 183 miles?

    I bet your car also knows what you did last summer
    Closed for winter...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •