FEMA Alert - November 9

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Stuxnet, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1 of 46
    Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    FEMA plans to disrupt your programming tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET. Radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers will be affected.

    Please thank the White House for this favor.

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  2. Nov 8, 2011 #2 of 46
    Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Its a wonderful thing that if it hits the fan everyone can be notified at one time regardless of what station your watching or listening to or what provider you use.
    I only hope they can find a way to notify us via our cell phones too!

    God forbid we ever need them to use it!!
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 #3 of 46
    Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    I will, because national safety is more important than watching my TV shows.
     
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    Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    +1 :up:
     
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    caddyroger

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    Some where...
    +2 :up:
     
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    E94Allen

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    -1 :thumbsdown: don't take this personally.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 #7 of 46
    MeInDallas

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    It's just for 30 seconds :rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 #8 of 46
    aaronwt

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    It's down to 30 seconds now? Originally it was going to be three minutes, then last week they dropped it to a minute.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2011 #9 of 46
    E94Allen

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    Yeah used to be 3 minutes and 30 seconds. I disagree with the increased government control over my TiVo(es). Local and State is bad enough but National on top of it?
     
  10. MeInDallas

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    Thats what they said on CNN today, and if you look up EAS on the web it shows just 30 seconds.

    I dont see why they just cant do it like 4am like most do. TWC here in Dallas always does theirs at 4am.
     
  11. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    Government has no interest in your Tivo, they're testing the alert system that will notify you if the stuff hits the fan.

    What kills me is all the people protesting the test will be the ones screaming the loudest if the stuff hits the fan (why didn't the government warn us?). I guess some people just can't be pleased but trust me, the government has more to worry about than your Tivo...
     
  12. Soapm

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    I just wish they'd test it at 2AM instead of 2PM. I do appreciate the test so we're sure it works if/when needed.
     
  13. Hercules67

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    My crappy local cable company has been doing an EAS test every week for the past 6 years, so this is nothing NEW. The fact that this will happen tomorrow means nothing to me.

    How do I stop Comcast from doing this ALL THE F*ing time?
     
  14. NSX

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    The loss of human life was minimized in Japan due to their preparation.

    Stop complaining about 30 seconds of your TV life...

    If you're worried about it so much, put your TiVos on standby so the recording won't get interrupted.

    Sheesh!
     
  15. Soapm

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    Don't know, I have Comcast also and they told me the test are required. I guess all the other companies are breaking the law or is it Comcast has that one guy that interprets the rule differently from the rest???
     
  16. Am_I_Evil

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    are you guys really recording anything that matters at 2PM on a wednesday? why is this becoming such an issue?
     
  17. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Since all programming sources know the "test" is coming, isn't it likely they'll delay the start of all programming for the 30 seconds?
     
  18. Worf

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    Actually, I think this is the first time the whole national system was even *tested* since it was implemented. Sure the local EAS has been used many times, but this is the first time it's nationwide. So it may even not work properly at all.

    As for why, I guess it's just because they feel it's another way for government to get involved in people's lives.
     
  19. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    And what truly NATIONAL event would the gov't warn us about that the news, internet, etc. didn't already blast out everywhere? No, a tsunami doesn't count. Short of a full nuke strike, in which case it wouldn't matter what warning we got anyway, I fail to see how this would ever get used. Gov't can't react quickly enough to matter, but the news can (see: 9/11). It's just another way that FEMA can justify some program office's budget.
     
  20. jfalkingham

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    If its at 2am, its a test. 2pm on all cable, satellite, ota and radio it's a demonstration.

    I wonder when we'll get alerts on your facebook wall, twitter feed, im system, txt message or email.

    Maybe they can wire up a national network of air raid alarms that.... Oh nevermind. :rolleyes:

    Either way, something is better than nothing.
     

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