I’m sometimes amazed at how stupid people can be. Can you believe some fool almost got their flight diverted because they named their Wi-Fi hotspot “Samsung Galaxy Note 7…”—despite the fact that their device was not a Samsung Galaxy Note 7?! In case you don’t recall, Samsung Galaxy Note 7s made international news when they started catching fire, and airlines banned the phones from their planes. It was so bad that Samsung did a full recall and stopped making them. Here’s the full story of this completely unnecessary near-diversion.
Moral of the tip: Don’t have a stupid Wi-Fi hotspot name.
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