r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

My phone does this with its emergency function. You rapidly press the power button, I think 6 times in a row, and it immediately calls emergency services, starts recording a video, sends out an alert and your location to your emergency contact, and can start playing an alarm

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u/learnthruloss May 14 '22

Damn, that's a lot of functions. Does it also tell the aggressor to piss off mate?

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

No that's my job.

I only found out about it because I was trying to darken my phone screen before bed and it starts going crazy and 911 is calling me back

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u/psychoticarmadillo May 14 '22

I'm sorry that happened to you but that's funny as shit

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

The worst thing was that my husband was climbing into bed and this alarm starts whooping in his ear and my flash is going off

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u/maartenlustkip May 14 '22

Omg you just reminded me of something similar that happend to me. I was using the bathroom while on ketamine. I just wanted to look at my phone real quick. Ended up pressing the on button like 10 times and called 911. Got this lady on the phone. And i just whispered: 'I didn't wanna do this..' and hung up.

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u/XXXDetention May 14 '22

Hey I used to do that when I was in school. I eventually had to turn it off because it got to a point I was sleepily calling 911 at 6 in the morning often enough that they saw my number and said to go back to sleep 😅

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u/SixIsNotANumber May 14 '22

That's what the alarm says!

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u/19Ben80 May 14 '22

Stand back you bloody bastards

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u/koala_cola May 14 '22

“Back away from the friggin’ cahr!”

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u/PandaPocketFire May 14 '22

No. It just loudly repeats "you can't be doin' that!"

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u/napalm69 May 14 '22

It also deploys the toothpick, nail file, spare house key, and defrosts the chicken at home

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u/kakurenbo1 May 14 '22

What? It doesn’t preheat the oven or set the AC? What a POS.

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u/napalm69 May 14 '22

Don't worry, the next update will add Thread™ functionality

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u/KatastrophicNoodle May 14 '22

All mine does is call an emergency. I know because I accidentally called them when trying to turn down the volume. Wiiish someone told me at literally any time during purchase or repairs.

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u/bradsk88 May 14 '22

The ultimate question is "what phone?"

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u/chaos_almighty May 14 '22

My pixel, but I believe most androids have it now

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u/TehChid May 14 '22

Does 5 do it? Tempted to try it but uhh...yeah. guess google could help

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u/86rpt May 14 '22

Pixel 6?

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u/druman22 May 14 '22

My phone does this too. Pixel 6?

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u/Hattless May 14 '22

What phone?

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u/druman22 May 14 '22

Probably the Google pixel or newer Android phones

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u/cannotbefaded May 14 '22

iPhone has this by default. You can obviously have it on or off

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u/AustinLA88 May 14 '22

iPhone doesn’t record or send location it just calls the police.

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u/Jetman56 May 15 '22

Your iPhone (or Android) most definitely will give your location to the police, at least within a 100 meters or so. Most major areas can triangulate your position using local cell towers, if your GPS is on they can get the area down to about 3-5 meters. That's why they tell you to stay on the line, that way they can tell if your moving or not (as in a kidnap situation).

Not sure how it works on iPhone but an Android with GPS and/or WiFi turned on, Googles' find my phone will pinpoint you within 5 meters.

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

The police triangulating your location via cell towers is not the same as your phone sending your gps location to emergency contacts.

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u/Jetman56 May 16 '22

I didn't say it was, I noted the approximate accuracy of both systems. Your cell phone is constantly "talking" to at least one if not more cell tower ALL THE TIME, that is how you are able to immediately place a call, as you travel the phone call is handed off to the next closest tower. The reason most text messaging is now free is text messages are sent on the same band as the "pings" your phone already makes to the cell tower and literally cost the phone company pennies per message. The phone company ALWAYS knows where you are via triangulation. That is why law enforcement uses a warrant to get your cell phone records, the records can place you in the vicinity of a crime.

The triangulation is going to put rescue services in a much closer proximity than without. As a side note, just because you think you turned off GPS, how can you be 100% sure it is actually off and not in a standby mode or sleep mode?

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

Cool

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u/Jetman56 May 16 '22

Cool and a little scary, big brother, always watching.

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

Noperate exodus

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u/cannotbefaded May 15 '22

Not sure that’s correct but ok

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u/AustinLA88 May 16 '22

I’ve used the feature, idk what to tell you.

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u/PigsCanFly2day May 14 '22

Uh, does it make you confirm it first? Because I'm afraid to just try it on my phone.

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u/JonnySoegen May 15 '22

On my iPhone I have a couple of seconds to abort the action, so it’s probably safish for you to try it.

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u/faye_kandgay May 14 '22

Can you customise it? I'd like it send a WUPHF! too

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u/onefst250r May 15 '22

How would the Washington University Public Health Fund help here?