In Praise of iPhones

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That's something I never thought I would type:

Son came around last night & the talk got onto one of his mates who got stitched up by his iPhone. We haven't got the full picture but it appears he was driving back from the pub well over the limit he crashed his car, luckily nobody else was involved, he wasn't injured, he abandoned the car & proceeded to walk home. The phone presumably sensing the sudden stop alerted 'somebody' who called out the emergency services, they found the abandoned car & were waiting for him when he turned up at his home address, breathalysed him & the following court case took his license off him for 6 months.

Well done that phone
 

SpokeyDokey

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Serves the idiot right too.
 
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I thought the ban was a minimum of 12 months for drink driving?
You may well be right, we're getting this 2-3rd hand my son hasn't seen him for quite a while, but if that is the case, then possibly he had a solicitor who argued it down as he's self employed & works all over the country, or at least did.
 

Drago

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It's nice to see dangerous road villains getting their just deserts.

Sort of related to this, Apple make a big deal of iPhones supposed security, but once the Azimuth cracked it for the FBI our farce bought the kit from Cellebrite and they were easier to get into than Android phones by a mile.

Moral of the story? Don't use Apple products if youre prone to unlawful behaviour.
 
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Electric_Andy

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It says quite a lot about technology and society when the user doesn't know that the device can do the right thing, even if the user is not.

So presumably the "sudden stop" alert was sent to a family member or "ICE", and they phoned the ambulance?
 

Ming the Merciless

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On the emergency alert thing. My GPS triggers the emergency alert when I bump my bike down the steps when I get home. I have to press and hold on screen to stop text. If I ever use that gps for off road I’ll be turning that off else it’ll be going off all the time.
 
On the emergency alert thing. My GPS triggers the emergency alert when I bump my bike down the steps when I get home. I have to press and hold on screen to stop text. If I ever use that gps for off road I’ll be turning that off else it’ll be going off all the time.

Oh I had to turn mine off on the Garmin. It would alert even when I wasn't doing anything crazy.
 
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That should never be a valid plea. I hate the exceptional hardship plea. Bollocks, you’ll just have to find work locally, in the many jobs that don’t involve driving.

I agree with you there should be no exceptions, if you cannot do your job without a license then you should respect it more there's too many people think it's their right to have one.
 

Fnaar

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I find it scary that Google etc can trace our movements like that.

You can usually just turn these settings/ off ... at least for android .... I *could* share my whereabouts with (e.g.) my kids, but I choose not to ... they do, with each other, with their mum and their partners, but that's their choice. Of course if my phone is switched on and I go missing, then it's possible to find me :smile:
 

T4tomo

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Or it might not have happen like that at all, surely a relative alerted would phone the person involved, not intermediately phone the ambulance or the old bill.

Its equally likely a passing someone phoned the crashed abandoned car into the police, who ran the number plate, and went to the OP's son's mates house.
 
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