Jump to content

Say something to the person above!


Optic

Recommended Posts

I was able to get about half a second out too when I tried it but I had to start humming before I closed my nose and then I could not start humming again after holding it closed. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tried humming before closing my nose and I think I just exploded my brain >.< LOL

  • Funny 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you know that as well as having unique fingerprints each individual also has a unique tongue print?

  • Creative 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that's really interesting, I never know that, or even considered it.

But somehow I don't think that tongue prints are going to catch on as a way to access your mobile phone.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now I'm just imagining tons of kids with their cellphones sticking their tongues out and making weird faces at their phones to unlock them 🤣 That probablyyyy will never be a thing but it would be hilarious if it was. 

& also at least they only take your thumb print for things instead of tongue print because that would get weird. 

  • Like 1
  • Funny 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought tons of kids were already making weird faces at their phones, and posting them on Instagram.*

Taking tongue prints would be weird, the only time the British police want to see your tongue is when they do a drug wipe.

* this is second hand info gleaned from social media, I don't have an Instagram account to verify it

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is true I never go to anywhere anymore and see people without phones out and in any event everyone always has their hand raised up with phones out. I also like to take pictures or a video of an event but you don't need to record every second and miss what is right in front of you because you are looking through a phone. You are right about Instagram because some people post multiple pictures a day of themselves to there. 

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Zeref said:

That is true I never go to anywhere anymore and see people without phones out and in any event everyone always has their hand raised up with phones out. I also like to take pictures or a video of an event but you don't need to record every second and miss what is right in front of you because you are looking through a phone. You are right about Instagram because some people post multiple pictures a day of themselves to there. 

Yuh people do typically tend to live through their phones nowadays. I always try to remember to only take a few pics when I'm at an event or something and then put the phone away so I can actually experience what I'm doing instead of just staring at it through the screen the whole time, otherwise what's the point of even being there? 

  • Agree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sometimes I think some people have had their phones surgically grafted onto one of their hands, they're almost never seen without their phone. Others have to have their phone in front of them at all times and when they visit a cafe or restaurant they put the phone on the table and fall victim to a distraction theft.

I have a mobile phone, and my friends often get annoyed with me because I don't have it switched on. I take the, perhaps anti-social, view that I have a phone for my convenience not so that people can contact me whenever they feel like it. (My mobile number is given out strictly on a need-to-know basis. )

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I bring my phone with me everywhere in case of an emergency I think it's good to have. I don't stare at it while walking down the sidewalk as many people do completely unaware of my surroundings. You should have some basic level of self-awareness when outside because anything can happen such as you said with theft.

I am alway annoyed by the people who walk down the street glued to their phones not paying attention to where they are going and almost run into you.

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always have my phone with me as well just in case I need to contact someone or need help. But I'm always careful where I use it, only this morning there was a report on our local web forum that a lady had put her phone down on the table in a cafe, in the short space a time she was looking at the menu her phone was taken.

I see a lot of people walking along with their eyes on the screen not on where they're going, and I've seen a few take a tumble as a result.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't know people snatch phones like that honestly. I always have my phone in my hand or in my purse though if I have it on me. If I walk somewhere at night I don't take it with me which I'm not sure is a good thing, but I don't take it because I don't want it stolen if I happened to get robbed lol I've never been robbed just walking around at night, there are kinda a lot of people out for that where I live so it's not likely to happen other than pick-pocketing possibly. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Sakura said:

I didn't know people snatch phones like that honestly.

It's a well known occurrence here in the UK, the snatcher approaches the victim and asks a simple question and while doing so they cover the phone with a newspaper or something similar, they then put their other hand under the paper and grab the phone and say something like 'sorry to have bothered you' and walk away.  A few moments later the victim realises their phone has gone. People know this happens but they still place their phones on the table in front of them.

  • Wow 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I guess people who pick-pocket have switched their game up to phone-napping 😅 Probably more a profit in stealing phones than grabbing wallets considering most people do not carry cash now and many plastic cards require the pin # in order for use. 

  • Agree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd imagine but what about the phones that are locked? I'm sure they prolly have a way to wipe them but I don't know how that works. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Zeref said:

I guess people who pick-pocket have switched their game up to phone-napping 😅 Probably more a profit in stealing phones than grabbing wallets considering most people do not carry cash now and many plastic cards require the pin # in order for use. 

I don't know how it is in the US, but here in the UK we have contactless payment so you don't need to know the pin to use a debit or credit card. I can pay for anything up to £100 just by tapping my card on the reader. The maximum used to be £50 but during the pandemic people became totally paranoid about touching something that someone else had touched so the contactless limit was raised because £50 wouldn't buy much food for a family's weekly shop and shop wouldn't take cash.

5 hours ago, Sakura said:

I'd imagine but what about the phones that are locked? I'm sure they prolly have a way to wipe them but I don't know how that works. 

According to the police the vast majority of phone theft is by organised gangs. The snatcher hands the phone on to their handler and gets a sort of commission (which is usually spent on drugs), the gang bosses have the equipment needed to unlock and wipe the phones so they can be resold. With the latest model iPhones costing anything up to £1000 it's a lucrative trade.

  • Wow 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

They have contactless payment here in the US but I have to have my phone unlocked to use it or entered the pin for my bank account. Pretty crazy to think there are whole gangs centering around stealing phones nowadays. It does sound like a pretty easy way for them to make a lot of money since everyone has phones that are usually extremely expensive these days as you said. Even the latest models of phones that are used still sell very high in price. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would much prefer not to have contactless and enter my PIN each time, but contactless does have its advantages. Transport for London has been a major advocate of contactless so you don't have to queue to buy a ticket on the railway network, you just touch your card on the reader at the ticket gate and touch again at your destination and the system works out the fare. London buses are all contactless only, you can't pay with cash.

Mobile phone theft is largely driven by the astonishingly high price of new phones and the way phone owners are not careful enough and leave their phones on display, Mine never comes out of my pocket unless I'm as certain as I can be that it's safe, but so many people just can't survive unless their eyes are on the the phone's screen 24/7.

What's even more amazing is how many people don't back-up the photos on their phone to their computer or a cloud service.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I usually don't use my phone for contactless payment even though my debit card is on my phone and has that option. I usually just swipe my card out of habit. There are definitely some things it's way easier to use that for though. It always baffles me why we buy phones that are thousands and thousands of dollars and throw them around without much care, drop them all the time, or just leave them sitting somewhere while we walk off lol ~

I think maybe people don't think as much about it because usually when buying a phone, at least here in the US, it just gets added to your phone bill and you only pay like $20-$35ish dollars a month for it over time so people don't think of it as much as an "expensive purchase" even though it's probably the most expensive thing most of us carry around. 

All of my pictures mostly get stored on my private Insta or in a locked FB post though I do have Cloud backup too, I also store my pics on Discord lol 

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Sakura said:

I think maybe people don't think as much about it because usually when buying a phone, at least here in the US, it just gets added to your phone bill and you only pay like $20-$35ish dollars a month for it over time so people don't think of it as much as an "expensive purchase" even though it's probably the most expensive thing most of us carry around. 

I think you're quite right about this, people get a 12 or 18 month contract for a few £/$ a month then when contract's end get's near the phone company says "hey you're eligible for free phone upgrade, just sign up for a new contract and you can choose one of these amazing new phones absolutely free" and people take up the offer so they don't really think about the value of the phone they've got.

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think that is right. I am always paying for a new phone about every 2 years. It takes about 2 years to pay it off then it is time to upgrade to a new one. Sometimes you can also do a new contract and get it free with signup if the offer is available. I usually have done the trade in option where you bring your old phone in and hand it in and they take all the price off, or so much of the price off, your next phone. 

I guess in a way this means we aren't paying much or if anything for this new phone and we think less about the price of how much a phone is. 

  • Agree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Zeref said:

I guess in a way this means we aren't paying much or if anything for this new phone and we think less about the price of how much a phone is. 

This I think is why people don't take as much care of their phones as they should, they've got it on a contract for a small(ish) monthly payment.

After many hours of observation I've come to the opinion that whatever the scientists and medical people say, mobile phones definitely have an effect on your brain. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by phones stimulates the part of the brain that controls your leg muscles, almost every person I see using a mobile phone is restlessly pacing up and down and round in circles, this is most noticeable on railway station platforms and similar places. 

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Animedragon said:

This I think is why people don't take as much care of their phones as they should, they've got it on a contract for a small(ish) monthly payment.

After many hours of observation I've come to the opinion that whatever the scientists and medical people say, mobile phones definitely have an effect on your brain. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by phones stimulates the part of the brain that controls your leg muscles, almost every person I see using a mobile phone is restlessly pacing up and down and round in circles, this is most noticeable on railway station platforms and similar places. 

Gotta get yer steps in!  :)

No I'm not one of those people.  I prefer a good trail any day, and the only time I look at my phone on a trail is if I need help from GPS!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...