doctorow at May 3rd, 2014 01:00 — #1
therizz at May 3rd, 2014 02:10 — #2
bzishi at May 3rd, 2014 02:35 — #3
Unfortunately, it is only available with AT&T.
thecorrectline at May 3rd, 2014 03:30 — #4
An app that screams when I drop my phone... I actually want that. Also wireless control of god of course.
crenquis at May 3rd, 2014 03:41 — #5
I don't see any caveats about taunting the XKCD phone, so I'm in...
just_ok at May 3rd, 2014 04:08 — #6
ashen_victor at May 3rd, 2014 07:23 — #7
The screaming feature was what got me convinced to purchase one, or maybe two if I cant catch the first one on time.
jackthompson at May 3rd, 2014 08:33 — #8
Steve Martin has Randal beat for best warning label: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDtk0O4hMfA
glyphgryph at May 3rd, 2014 10:30 — #9
Pretty sure those apps exist? Time to check the app store!
devinc at May 3rd, 2014 11:22 — #10
My favorite is still from The Onion:
ldobe at May 3rd, 2014 11:46 — #11
This sounds an awful lot like an Aperture Laboratories product. I'm very interested. Did you know their turrets fire the whole bullet? That's 60% more bullet per bullet.
phasmafelis at May 3rd, 2014 12:29 — #12
I love how the scene is simultaneously in a blazing, shadeless desert and under black and cloud-filled skies. Their Photoshop guy was really hitting on all cylinders.
dobby at May 3rd, 2014 13:17 — #13
If you want a real XKCD/BB geekness phone (I have a maemo.org community connection) check out http://neo900.orgOpen source and built by community members in the EU!
Current work on the current Nokia N900 includes chrooting Android to run that systems apps though Maemo5 has most real apps covered.
Best of all with the hack and modify pads there is hope for adding a POCSAG pager module so privacy nerds can turn off the GSM and run stealthy while still being notified real time of incoming calls and having the option to pop up on the phone system to immediately call back. Even Richard Stallman is interested in a phone for the first time, though not yet convinced he trusts the modem module.
Also dearest XKCD, Android and IOS can go to hell.
roger_brumlow at May 3rd, 2014 15:52 — #14
The battery is probably a Happy Fun Ball™. So I still wouldn't taunt it just to play it safe.
kmoser at May 3rd, 2014 17:59 — #15
Yes, but does the OS make the phone waterproof?
gareth_spor at May 3rd, 2014 20:53 — #16
FYI: I just made an iPhone app that screams when you drop it, super simple. Demo viddy here: http://instagram.com/p/njaJkPnRZK/
I just submitted it to the app store under the name FreefallX. Assuming it gets accepted it should be available for free in a week or to. cheers!
karls at May 3rd, 2014 21:00 — #17
Now I am curious how you explained that to the dog.
crenquis at May 3rd, 2014 23:56 — #18
Excellent! I miss my n900 (I just need to re-solder the USB, but have been too busy to take the time). I need a new phone and am continually disappointed by what is out there -- Nokia's maemo devices have been the most open hackable phones/MIDs that I have owned.
The first thing that I do when the alarm wakes me up in the morning is utter "Damn you Elop! Damn you to hell!"
therizz at May 4th, 2014 00:16 — #19
The fine print quite clearly specifies that if you submerge the phone, it will drown. So no.
codinghorror at May 4th, 2014 00:32 — #20
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