Man banned from having a mobile phone for five years

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    anjinha

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    :eek:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...5/Man-banned-from-mobiles-for-five-years.html
     
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    RawBert

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    Some people never mature into adulthood. :rolleyes:
    Most kids wouldn't even do that once, let alone act like that.
     
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    pukifloyd

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    This is crazy!
     
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    RedTomato

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    50 silent calls to the same number in an hour ??

    That's pretty obsessive - I would consider some sort of mental health issue / disability. Seems he needs help, not condemnation.

    Seems to like hoarding sim cards too, otherwise they wouldn't bother to mention that.
     
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    niuniu

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    SO he was jailed for doing this last Autumn, then he started doing it again recently and was given an ASBO?

    5 years does sound like a long time to go w/o a phone. But if he repeated this behaviour after being jailed for it previously you're dealing with a first class idiot, and with our jails full what can you do. There's no mention of him needing psychological help here, something that is always quickly used in defense if it's relevant, do we can mostly rule that out.
     
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    RedTomato

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    You know what the Telegraph is like - they like to leave out anything that detracts from the sensationalism of the story.

    They reported on the guy that beat up two robbers with a cricket bat, making him sound like a hero, even though he left one of them brain damaged and disabled for life. Conveniently forgot to mention the robbers were running away, and the guy beat them up with the bat AFTER they had surrendered - so it wasn't in self-defence at all.

    Not to mention their reporting of the 'hero' farmer that shot a thief in the back, killing him - didn't mention the thief was also running away.

    I'm all for legitimate self-defence in the home - anything goes, especially if you have family or kids upstairs - but lethal force is not acceptable when the assailant is running away or has surrendered.
     
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    We meet people every day who should have their cell phones taken away. It should happen more often as a gift to society.
     
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    MrCheeto

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    Not to mention the moron was dialing 911 incorrectly.

    What a gnarb. What a maroon. What a dip.
     
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    Mousse

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    999 is the emergency number used in Europe. It also works in the US, as I learned when my 2 year old grabbed my phone and held down the 9 button. I got a call back from the 911 dispatcher and had to explain what happened.:eek:

    Yes. Ban my wife and kids from using cell phones. I could use the extra $150 a month.:)
     
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    MrCheeto

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    Right but it's supposed to be 911. Europeans can never get these thins right.
     
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    ScottishDuck

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    I thought we were the thin ones?
     
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    Haha, well for the most part I agree with you. If they have surrendered and/or are running away WITHOUT my stuff, then good for them, maybe just a warning shot in the air, or 'near' them to give them a good scare...

    But if they just robbed my house, and are running away WITH my stuff, they best expect to get shot...maybe not fatally, but i'm gonna stop them if they're on my property. Once they get a step off, then its the po-po's job, lol.
     
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    anjinha

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    It's 112 here.
     
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    wilsonlaidlaw

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    The reason for 999 is historical, dating from the first days of dial phones. In the dark or smoke, you could always find the hole in the dial for 9 by putting two fingers into the dial and using the second finger to dial round as far as you could. Not so easy with 911 or 112.

    In France there are three emergency numbers, 15, 17 and 18 for Ambulance/Medical, Police and Fire respectively. I can never remember which is which. 112 takes you to a central emergency centre, where you are quite likely to be put on hold, as I know, when I dialled it after being the first person to arrive on the scene at a nasty car accident in very rural France. I therefore handed my mobile to a young female, who was next to arrive, while I provided first aid medical assistance. She proceeded to tell the police, when they finally answered, that as I was British, I must have caused the accident - that took a lot of sorting out!

    Wilson
     
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    AndyR

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    111 here :D
     
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    Eraserhead

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    :rolleyes:, its different in different countries...
     
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    Renese-Williams

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    Well, he had it coming. He should have known that he would be caught and punished. Still though, it is kind of crazy.
     
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    I thought the reason for 999 or 911 was because you are less likely to accidentally dial that number on a rotary telephone.
     
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    Ray38

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    Man banned. . .

    He should have been given some jail time and required counseling.
     
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    Peterkro

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    112 works in the U.K. also though 999 is the normally used number.
     
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    calderone

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    0118 999 881 999 119 725... 3.

    Any IT Crowd fans here?
     
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    quantum003

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    I question the decision of the author to refer to this child as a "man".
     
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    redAPPLE

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    well, isn't that what thieves DO (= run away), when they steal something?
     
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    quantum003

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    Sounds like thief talk to me, boys...
     

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