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Larks
11-29-2011, 12:32 AM
I'll be interested to see the outcome of the investigation on this:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/iphone-catches-fire/3701250


Airline Regional Express (Rex) has confirmed a passenger's iPhone started glowing red and emitted smoke on a flight from Lismore to Sydney last Friday.The airline says the flight had landed in Sydney when the phone started emitting a "significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow".A flight attendant was able to extinguish the glow and no passengers on board were injured.The matter has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation.The iPhone has been handed over to the ATSB for analysis, and Rex will not comment further while investigations are ongoing.Apple has been contacted for comment. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/iphone-catches-fire/3701250)

PeterSibley
11-29-2011, 12:36 AM
I heard that one on the radio news followed by lots of warnings about substitute batteries ...I wonder if that was the cause or something the iPhone reps would say anyway ?

BrianW
11-29-2011, 12:37 AM
It's the latest app...

seanz
11-29-2011, 12:42 AM
It's the latest app...

Wilderness survival app?

Phillip Allen
11-29-2011, 07:46 AM
Wilderness survival app?

boy scout app... rub two trips together...

Tylerdurden
11-29-2011, 07:54 AM
No cell phones for years now and life is beyond good in that regard. Nice to live life at ones own pace rather than everybody else. When I was hunting this past season a buddy asked where was my GPS. I said at home. He was incredulous and I showed him my compass in my pack. Would have thought I pulled out a telegraph key. People dependent on technology are screwed.

Phillip Allen
11-29-2011, 07:57 AM
No cell phones for years now and life is beyond good in that regard. Nice to live life at ones own pace rather than everybody else. When I was hunting this past season a buddy asked where was my GPS. I said at home. He was incredulous and I showed him my compass in my pack. Would have thought I pulled out a telegraph key. People dependent on technology are screwed.

my youngest granddaughter can follow a compass rout... we practiced some years ago just to show her how and why it works... she never forgot

Y Bar Ranch
11-29-2011, 08:09 AM
Too much downloaded porn

Tylerdurden
11-29-2011, 08:12 AM
my youngest granddaughter can follow a compass rout... we practiced some years ago just to show her how and why it works... she never forgot

Your a good man Phillip.

Phillip Allen
11-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Your a good man Phillip.

I even explained and showed how a vehicle will affect the needle and now when we go horseback riding, she makes me get down and stand off a bit to take a bearing :)

sailboy3
11-29-2011, 11:28 AM
The sign sez NO SMOKING, folks, not that hard to understand.