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Would you risk your life for a posession?
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http://www.switched.com/2008/01/03/man-risks-life-for-iphone-would-you/



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Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks for His iPhone
Posted Jan 3rd 2008 10:01AM by Tim Stevens
Filed under: Cell Phones, iPhone




We've posted many, many stories about the iPhone that have likely inspired much technolust in all of you Apple fans out there. That said, we've also posted a number of stories about people killed by their phones, and we're planning on posting more, 'cause they just keep coming.

The latest killer-mobile story involves a man who lost his life while trying to retrieve a dropped iPhone. Bijan Rezvani apparently has only been reading the former type of story, and none of the latter, as he risked his life by jumping onto a live NYC subway track to retrieve a dropped iPhone.

That's right, Rezvani, a tourist visiting NYC, apparently dropped his iPhone onto the tracks while snapping some pictures. Rezvani leapt onto the rails and retrieved his iPhone. He somehow managed to get back up onto the subway platform before either he or his iPhone were crushed. This is the exact same stunt a woman attempted in 2004, but with far more tragic results.

Such stupidity/bravery, of course, inspires thoughts of just what any of us might jump onto train tracks for. In a quick poll among Switched bloggers we came up with a few things we'd think about making the leap for, including a wayward puppy, a passport and cash. [Laptop magazine, which published an interview with Rezvani, also offers up this longer list of jump-worthy gadgets.] Notably, none of those things was a gadget of any sort.

From Gothamist and Laptop.



What's your opinion on this????

For me, I thought it was retarded and sheesh, it's just a stupid phone F'ing expensive that ends up as a piece'a C124P! And gee, what the heck is he taking photos in a subway for (even though he's only a tourist)?!!

If I could choose what to save or pick up....it'd be someone's pet (probably rarely) because they are so cool and they LIVE! What would YOU pick up?

PS, is this spammy?.....
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Posted 1/4/08
what the heck.... go ahead there is a 40% chance in getting yourself killed...
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This thread will not induce that much discussion.

Yha, that guy loved his phone more than his life. Idiot.
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Posted 1/4/08
iPhone for your life? Not a good barter.

Even if you manage to climb onto the platform just as the train was about to pass by, there's still a high chance you'll get sucked into the track. Bernoulli effect.
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Um, matters if the train is near. If it just passed by, most likely it wouldn't come back until a couple minutes I guess so I guess I would get it...I mean, I'd have the guts to, But then, there would be people watching you...and it'd be embarrassing..and if there was a security guard they'd yell at me T_T And if the skytrain is going quicker then usually...I could die!
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i will never pick things that i have dropped on the subway track.... cause i think that life is more precious than any other thing... and life should not be the one that one decides to dropped on a subway track...
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umm if i dropped something really reallly precious to me then i would go down and pick it up... also if i saw a baby or another living thing fall down i would try to help him/her out
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oh woow...not a wise decision. tsk tsk....
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wtf...retard id just buy another one if i lost mine
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i wouldnt pick up anymore .. life is priceless while things ARENT
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haha, even if i wanted to my mom would slap me round the face and lecture me.. i wouldnt have an iphone in the first place (i dont like em) but i wouldnt.. if i RELI RELI wanted to retrieve sometihng that dropped into the tracks i would be SENSIBLE and INTELLIGENT and notify the security or the person who runs the track things, then they can help me get it safely
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only if it's like really expensive or valuable to me then maybe, lol.. i would be too scared..
Posted 1/4/08
you gotta be really slow if you couldnt get your phone on the track in less than 10 secs...
unless you see the train coming ofcourse
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Posted 1/6/08
Hmmm. If I drop anything inside, I will just press the emergency button and tell the person-in-charge what happened. I think that is the best way to do so.
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Posted 1/6/08
Wow. Sounds like that iPhone was his lover. I don't think it was worth his life.
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