Sad Story

Joachim Ott jo.omsl at
Sun Nov 30 23:53:22 CET 2008

2008/11/30 Seth Rothenberg <seth at>

> > we need a way to remotely activate the gps
> > and make it send an sms and e-mail etc etc
> I had such an idea long ago,
> when my car was stolen.
> The insurance company got a report on day 3
> that it had been recovered within 8 hours by
> the Sanitation Department.
> (NYC considers the empty chassis to be
> a sanitation problem, not a police matter ;-)
> My idea was, the device monitors GPS,
> and ignition.   If the car is moving but not on,
> start making calls.    And of course, 10 years
> later, OM/FRunner/Tangogps offer the platform.

 Try this when your car is still there, but your ass was moved to Guantamo.

> Call the Police from in front of your computer.
> "I want to report a car being stolen...It's on 105t street..."

 You have only one try rearrange your call.
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