Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 762969 15-Feb-2013 12:29 Send private message

I'm seriously considering buying a gun, so that next time I call 111 I can get someone to fire the gun in the background while I'm on the phone, and then see how quickly the police turn up....


or maybe just have a recording of gunfire that sounds realistic over the phone...

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762972 15-Feb-2013 12:32 Send private message

I am completely horrified at what I am reading in this thread. Seriously considering firing a gun to get police attention, enjoy your prison time!

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 762974 15-Feb-2013 12:32 Send private message

networkn: 


Yes I did, doesn't make any difference to me, if people didn't call for non emergencies they wouldn't spend resources dealing with them through the emergency channels. The fact they even had to setup a way to manage non emergency calls because it was being abused is just so wrong.

Towing companies will deal with blocked driveways. 

It's nonsense that there are no other ways, you just need to learn how to escalate properly. 



calling 111 is the best way to escalate things...  Seems the system is extremely broken...

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 762976 15-Feb-2013 12:35 Send private message

networkn: I am completely horrified at what I am reading in this thread. Seriously considering firing a gun to get police attention, enjoy your prison time!


They would never figure out it was me - for instance I ring about some fight that is happening out on the street...  

"no officer available sorry"

all of a sudden someone fires a gun and what do you know?  Police cars are outside!  :)

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762977 15-Feb-2013 12:35 Send private message

Bee:
networkn: 


Yes I did, doesn't make any difference to me, if people didn't call for non emergencies they wouldn't spend resources dealing with them through the emergency channels. The fact they even had to setup a way to manage non emergency calls because it was being abused is just so wrong.

Towing companies will deal with blocked driveways. 

It's nonsense that there are no other ways, you just need to learn how to escalate properly. 



calling 111 is the best way to escalate things...  Seems the system is extremely broken...


Umm NO, calling 111 is for EMERGENCIES only.  Call your police station or regional police management service and ask to speak to a supervisor, explain the issue, ask them to open an investigation, get a reference number. There is NO excuse for using 111 for non emergencies. 

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762978 15-Feb-2013 12:36 Send private message

Bee:
networkn: I am completely horrified at what I am reading in this thread. Seriously considering firing a gun to get police attention, enjoy your prison time!


They would never figure out it was me - for instance I ring about some fight that is happening out on the street...  

"no officer available sorry"

all of a sudden someone fires a gun and what do you know?  Police cars are outside!  :)


I pray you are joking.

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 762981 15-Feb-2013 12:41 Send private message

Reply - what is the number for my local police station and is anyone there at 2am in the morning???

" Call your police station or regional police management service and ask to speak to a supervisor, explain the issue, ask them to open an investigation, get a reference number."

WTF? really??? Meanwhile someone out there really has fired a gun and I'm still waiting on hold for my reference number...


If I owned a gun I would do it, however the chance of me buying a gun in this lifetime are pretty much zero because I know it would end up with people dead...

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762986 15-Feb-2013 12:46 Send private message

Bee: Reply - what is the number for my local police station and is anyone there at 2am in the morning???

" Call your police station or regional police management service and ask to speak to a supervisor, explain the issue, ask them to open an investigation, get a reference number."

WTF? really??? Meanwhile someone out there really has fired a gun and I'm still waiting on hold for my reference number...


If I owned a gun I would do it, however the chance of me buying a gun in this lifetime are pretty much zero because I know it would end up with people dead...


Say what now? If someone fires a GUN it's an emergency. If it's not an emergency and you don't get a reasonable response time, you wait like a normal human being and lodge a complain as I outlined above. 

Perhaps you need to spend less time worrying about guns and read a dictionary on the definition of an emergency, but given I doubt you will, I'll define it for you here : 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency

To help you further: If you feel like life is at risk in any way, 111, if not, local police station.

819 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 178


  Reply # 762987 15-Feb-2013 12:46 Send private message

Bee:
If I owned a gun I would do it, however the chance of me buying a gun in this lifetime are pretty much zero because I know it would end up with people dead...


Due to your careless nature or your impulse control and rage issues?

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762990 15-Feb-2013 12:48 Send private message

BlueShift:
Bee:
If I owned a gun I would do it, however the chance of me buying a gun in this lifetime are pretty much zero because I know it would end up with people dead...


Due to your careless nature or your impulse control and rage issues?


LOL Priceless. Thank God someone else said it. 


Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 762992 15-Feb-2013 12:53 Send private message

Exactly - in all these incidents there is a lot of screaming and yelling, but we usually cant see things well enough to determine what is going on. There is a chance that it could escalate to violence and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesnt...

If we cant tell what is going to happen next then shouldnt the police come and see?

Why wait for someone to get hurt/ shot before reacting? isnt it better to come while people are just yelling and prevent anything further???

In one incident there was violence and the police didn't come... to go back to my original comment - the way they prioritise is very confusing...


Generally if I need police I will call 111 - if its not important and I should call the police station, I, - like most people, I'm guessing - wont bother to do anything.


edit:  I just realised - you dont consider stopping a fight in the street to be an emergency???

I would agree with you if we were talking about cars blocking driveways but we are not! :P

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 763002 15-Feb-2013 12:54 Send private message

In an ideal world it would be legal to kill all the stupid people, but then of course we would need to define stupid quite clearly and there's no one smart enough to do that...

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 763004 15-Feb-2013 12:58 Send private message

Bee: Exactly - in all these incidents there is a lot of screaming and yelling, but we usually cant see things well enough to determine what is going on. There is a chance that it could escalate to violence and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesnt...

If we cant tell what is going to happen next then shouldnt the police come and see?

Why wait for someone to get hurt/ shot before reacting? isnt it better to come while people are just yelling and prevent anything further???

In one incident there was violence and the police didn't come... to go back to my original comment - the way they prioritise is very confusing...


Generally if I need police I will call 111 - if its not important and I should call the police station, I, - like most people, I'm guessing - wont bother to do anything.



Ok seriously, are you reading my replies? If you think lives could be at stake then call 111, that IS what it's for. Parking problems are NOT an emergency. A break in where the burglar is gone, is NOT an emergency. An Intruder in your house IS an EMERGENCY. Please try and understand.

7405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 943

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 763006 15-Feb-2013 13:01 Send private message

Bee: In an ideal world it would be legal to kill all the stupid people, but then of course we would need to define stupid quite clearly and there's no one smart enough to do that...


I think you would have a fair bit to lose by such a law being introduced based on your postings in this thread.

Bee

490 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 763008 15-Feb-2013 13:01 Send private message

networkn:
Bee: Exactly - in all these incidents there is a lot of screaming and yelling, but we usually cant see things well enough to determine what is going on. There is a chance that it could escalate to violence and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesnt...

If we cant tell what is going to happen next then shouldnt the police come and see?

Why wait for someone to get hurt/ shot before reacting? isnt it better to come while people are just yelling and prevent anything further???

In one incident there was violence and the police didn't come... to go back to my original comment - the way they prioritise is very confusing...


Generally if I need police I will call 111 - if its not important and I should call the police station, I, - like most people, I'm guessing - wont bother to do anything.



Ok seriously, are you reading my replies? If you think lives could be at stake then call 111, that IS what it's for. Parking problems are NOT an emergency. A break in where the burglar is gone, is NOT an emergency. An Intruder in your house IS an EMERGENCY. Please try and understand.


Yup reading you loud and clear - I am talking about a fight or domestic violence in the neighbourhood...

If a car was blocking my drive at 2am in the morning I wouldn't call anyone - I would just smash it up myself!

and before you ask - no I'm not serious! :)

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by KiwiNZ on 22-Nov-2014 07:41 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


What to do on the internet?
Created by TimA, last reply by hio77 on 20-Nov-2014 13:15 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lollipop Problems
Created by ronw, last reply by ronw on 21-Nov-2014 21:26 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Apple wall charges (USB slotted) keep disconnecting i-devices non-stop
Created by Mar1, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 14:59 (14 replies)

Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Chief Censor - He's at it again!
Created by scuwp, last reply by Nebbie on 19-Nov-2014 16:23 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.