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Verizon's 9-1-1 alarm made it to Fark:
2007-11-24 01:28 am (UTC)
This idea has legs, and it's walking.
That's so cool! That's the second time you've had something on Fark. i am really impressed. (The first was a stick figure in peril.) It's great how many people are appalled by the alarm. One of my favorite comments was this one:
Quote 2007-11-22 03:30:06 PM
What a stupid idea for a phone. How would you like to die in a home invasion because your attention-whoring cell phone pinpointed your location in the house?
2007-11-24 07:22 am (UTC)
...and this is from another blogger who picked it up from ginmar:http://tinyurl.com/36atvm
...| posted by Melissa McEwan | Monday, November 19, 2007 | permalink |
…how about this one? They're completely fucking stupid...
I'm completely not a fan of our overly-litigious society, but someone SERIOUSLY needs to sue the FLYING FUCK out of Verizon for the overt negligence inherent in this "solution".
Unfortunately, such a suit will likely have to be filed by the family of the (future-)deceased.
I seriously encourage all of you who have Verizon service complain about this potentially deadly 'feature' IN WRITING so the very first unfortunate victim has proof of the complaint. I further encourage everyone to 1)TELL YOUR FRIENDS about this issue, and 2)NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL TV NEWS stations about this story.
I love the comment about how the alarm was due to a FCC regulation that required a signal for the blind to know they were dialing emergency.
How could you take away a poor sightless person's only way to know they've dialed the wrong number? Is your safety worth so much?
Apparently the blind are also deaf if they need that alarm!