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#233523 19-Apr-2018 15:56
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As they say "Only in America".

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/103158520/wifi-network-named-remote-detonator-prompts-gym-evacuation-in-us

 

 A Michigan gym patron looking for a Wifi connection found one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog.

 

The Saginaw News reported nothing was found in the search on Sunday (Monday NZ Time) at Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, about 140km northwest of Detroit.

 

Saginaw Township police Chief Donald Pussehl said the patron brought the Wifi connection's name to the attention of a manager, who evacuated the building and called police. The gym was closed for about three hours as police responded.

 

Pussehl said there's "no crime or threat," so no charges are expected. He notes people often have odd names for Wifi connections.

 

Planet Fitness says the manager was following company procedure for when there's suspicion about a safety issue.


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I am speechless Darwin Award for them. When at home I see " strip_club " and I have spent hours looking for this place :P

 

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  #1999410 19-Apr-2018 16:29
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The evacuation was the right thing to do, all things considered. Better to be safe than sorry.

 

Idiot who named his AP 'remote detonator' needs (at the very least) a slap upside the head for being a plonker. That's akin to joking that you have a bomb in your pants when going through airport security. Not funny.





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  #1999412 19-Apr-2018 16:31
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Went to a client the other day who had called their's 'searching...'

 

....i actually thought it was just windows still loading all the networks hahaha.


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  #1999413 19-Apr-2018 16:38
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Years ago (1995/1996) i had a disk with my work on it for school that i named virus.  Teacher wanted a copy of my file, took my disk into the office of the computer lab and then came back and told me off for like 10 minutes as I had just "infected" the schools computers with a "virus" that was on my disk.  After his freak out I explained it was just the name that i called the disk.  Still ended up in detention.

 

 


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  #1999424 19-Apr-2018 17:08
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There was a "[Street Name] Brothel" wifi network around the corner from my brother for a while. I thought it was a pretty funny joke to set the neighbours tut tutting.

Turns out there was a business establishment operating under that name and they certainly weren't guilty of false advertising.

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  #1999433 19-Apr-2018 17:22
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i would not be surprised if following this story, we see a stream of esp8266's strapped to batteries being thrown around with the same SSID.

 

 





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  #1999438 19-Apr-2018 17:38
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kiwiharry:

 

As they say "Only in America".

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/103158520/wifi-network-named-remote-detonator-prompts-gym-evacuation-in-us

 

 A Michigan gym patron looking for a Wifi connection found one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog.

 

The Saginaw News reported nothing was found in the search on Sunday (Monday NZ Time) at Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, about 140km northwest of Detroit.

 

Saginaw Township police Chief Donald Pussehl said the patron brought the Wifi connection's name to the attention of a manager, who evacuated the building and called police. The gym was closed for about three hours as police responded.

 

Pussehl said there's "no crime or threat," so no charges are expected. He notes people often have odd names for Wifi connections.

 

Planet Fitness says the manager was following company procedure for when there's suspicion about a safety issue.

 

 

 

 

Maybe they should evacuate the gym every time the person who reported the wifi connection arrives, as their circle of stupidity would certainly be a safety issue ;)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1999444 19-Apr-2018 18:08
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gregmcc:

 

Maybe they should evacuate the gym every time the person who reported the wifi connection arrives, as their circle of stupidity would certainly be a safety issue ;)

 

 

Not being tech savvy doesn't make you stupid.





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  #1999445 19-Apr-2018 18:11

tripp:

 

Years ago (1995/1996) i had a disk with my work on it for school that i named virus.  Teacher wanted a copy of my file, took my disk into the office of the computer lab and then came back and told me off for like 10 minutes as I had just "infected" the schools computers with a "virus" that was on my disk.  After his freak out I explained it was just the name that i called the disk.  Still ended up in detention.

 

 

When I was at school I recorded a macro (on AppleWorks from memory) of me typing "this is a virus... deleting files... deleting files... infecting computer... infecting computer..." on a word page and then copying it over and over to make it look "live". I then played it and called over my teacher and she started to worry. I didn't let it go too far though and she laughed, seeing the humour in it luckily...


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  #1999448 19-Apr-2018 18:28
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Stu:

 

gregmcc:

 

Maybe they should evacuate the gym every time the person who reported the wifi connection arrives, as their circle of stupidity would certainly be a safety issue ;)

 

 

Not being tech savvy doesn't make you stupid.

 

 

 

 

nothing to do with been tech savvy, all about common sense and this person clearly had none and then took a whole lots of others along for the ride........

 

 


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  #1999460 19-Apr-2018 18:57
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Don't underestimate anyone's capacity for stupidity. I travelled through Australia with a young person a few years ago, and at every airport I got checked for explosives and she didn't. I finally asked why and was told that they weren't allowed to check anyone younger than 18! Of course everyone knows that ISIS would never plant a bomb on a child. Recently I was in Oz again, and again I got checked for explosives. Don't know if kids are still exempted.

 

 





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  #1999461 19-Apr-2018 18:59
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Damn, I'd better change my wifi network name from Islamic Jihad to something less conspicuous.


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  #1999464 19-Apr-2018 19:12
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near me is "Suzy Wongs House-of-Touching", might be the teenage boys next door.





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  #1999468 19-Apr-2018 19:21
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Stu:

 

gregmcc:

 

Maybe they should evacuate the gym every time the person who reported the wifi connection arrives, as their circle of stupidity would certainly be a safety issue ;)

 

 

Not being tech savvy doesn't make you stupid.

 

 

But being stupid does!


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