Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 30, 2020.
Mind you, in Spain I believe one would call “112” and not “911,” but since YOU all have had the language chip implanted in the wernicke area of your brain, you read it as “911.”
That excuse only works if all readers are from countries where 911 is the norm, tho.
Many countries have programmed their 3 digit emergency call systems to respond to the numbers from other countries.
Dial 999 in the USA in many places and you’ll get the nearest 911 operator.
Where are the mad Ebbs now that we need them.
999 in the former British Empire.
I think he meant to say 411, but had a slip of Freud since 911 is for an emergency.
411 is for getting phone numbers or addresses here (and isn’t free). Not sure what good that would do them, unless they’re planning to take him to the hospital themselves.
That wasn’t a “he”. Aitana was offering to call 911 about the alleged heart attack.
It looks like a good thing after all that Aitana’s cape gets caught in doors.
It’s not a bug – it’s a feature!
You read my mind
Isadora Duncan wishes to have a word with you.
There is something to be said about a race who builds publicly accessible trapdoors in their streets.
I don’t know what though.
For Aitana it should have been “112” (the emergency number in Spain). But, of course, obviously the translator chip is putting this into whatever context the author is from 😉
112 redirects to, or is, the emergency number in most countries. It’s part of the GSM standard. But most countries also redirect 911.
Ah, the Fred Sanford gambit.
Situational awareness, kids! C’mon!
They still have your wallet though.
Aaaand the cape saves her. Sort of. If it’s attached around her neck like most capes then it’s currently choking her, especially if the other two are hanging on for dear life…
Now you’re making me wonder what would happen if some Y2K integer overflow rollover software bug type sorta type thing caused all the translation chips in the galaxy to stop working all at once. That would be… fun
That would be… fun
Sounds like the kind of fun a drunk eeb might have.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice …
Of course you can dial “911” on an approxiscan. What it will accomplish is open to question, though!
My guess…? Nothing more beyond a pop-up message box with large, friendly letters: “Don’t panic!”…
112 is an international mobile phone distress number (like 911)
000 is the Australian equivalent
Curioser and curioser, said Alice, also down another hole.
I can picture Tesfay and Chiphu clinging on to Aitana whose cape has halted her fall, but unfortunately the question that comes to my mind first is: What would Larry, Moe and Curly do in such a situation?
Monday will bring the answer. And I had better bring a big napkin, because I just might whoop my cup at the revelation.
When are we going to see an alien culture that doesn’t make me want to turn the planet to obsidian?