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  • Two women saved in Canada thanks to Apple's Emergency SOS via Satellite

    DAalseth said:
    Using Google maps to find an alternative route, they decided to go through the Holmes Forest Service Road.
    Strike One
    Then it was basically a wall of snow and when they tried to get through it, they got stuck
    Strike Two

    Two dumb moves. Trusting Google that a Forest Service Road was passible in the winter, and then when it was blocked by “a wall of snow” they tried to press on. 
    They were just lucky there wasn’t a Strike Three.
    I would assume that many of the commenters are not familiar with Canada’s north. First, staying where you are is often more dangerous than trying your best to reach a populated area. Second, no one expects any online map to inform you if a road in ‘the north’ is passable - it simply indicates a road exists - like paper maps. Third, the ‘wall of snow’ was caused by the plow and was likely 3 feet high. What they likely underestimated was how compacted the snow was as they tried to make a hole in it in their 4x4 SUV. The road on the other side was likely quite drivable in a capable vehicle. Fun fact: the temperature was likely -30°c / -22°f or colder and most people in ‘the north’ carry extra gas cans in their vehicles and an emergency kit because every road is dangerous. That’s just life in the north. 
    Madbumwatto_cobraBart Ybeowulfschmidtmarklark
  • Some users are randomly getting locked out of their Apple ID accounts

    I got hit around 5:30 MST. I thought it was a phishing attack like one I hod read about a few days ago. I'm actually glad it's an Apple issue. Very stressful. My password was very strong and I had 2 factor enabled. 
    watto_cobrambenz1962