FEMA Alert - November 9

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

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Great tongue in cheek article from a reporter also questioning the usefulness of this system in today's world.
     
  2. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    All great idea's
     
  3. tluxon

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    We all know the government always tells us the truth. It'll be nice to know that there'll be no other viewpoints to taint their message. [sarcasm off]

    For all we know, the PACWAV11 tsunami "drills" on 11/9-10 may be so they have trainees in position for some nuclear-explosion-initiated tsunami in the North Pacific. Yeah, that's pretty whoo-woo - but my point is that if this asteroid (or any other) were to actually be on course to collide with our journey through space (instead of the near miss we've been told about just in the last couple days (What? - they didn't know about this longer than that?), would they really have announced it?
     
  4. aaronwt

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    Of course not. Why would they announce it and send the global economies into a tailspin. People would panic, crime would be rampant. Better not to tell anyone until as late as possible to avoid those issues.
     
  5. sieglinde

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    Maybe FEMA will work better now that it does not have a horse show manager as its head.

    Trying to warn people of disasters is a governmental function. Though I doubt if the White House has anything to do with this. Thanks FEMA.
     
  6. sathead

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    Stating the obvious... it's not the test people are concerned about.... people are afraid that once the government has the power to interrupt every TV in the US any time they like for as long as they like- they'll abuse it by activating it for non-emergencies, political messages, alerts from locations that are so far removed from you that the situation couldn't possibly effect you, etc...

    Guess it's good to have- but looking back at the last 20 years, how many times would they have actually used (for legitimate purposes) the system to alert the whole US to some threat that concerned all 50 states. Once (9/11) perhaps?
     
  7. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    well, just over 10 minutes until the test
     
  8. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    well, I'm not surprised. Never got the EAS alert on my premiere.

    For what ever reason, cox in Pawtucket RI has never had a EAS Test or Weather related EAS since I have been with them, almost a year now.

    Wonder why I don't get them? I have cable cards.
     
  9. Thom

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    One of my HR10-250s was playing live tv and it displayed the emergency broadcast.

    The other HR10-250 was playing a recording and it did NOT display the emergency broadcast.

    A series 3 OLED that I had playing a recording did NOT display the emergency broadcast.

    I thought TiVos were supposed to detect the emergency signal and interrupt playback?
     
  10. dkraft

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    TiVo Premeir watching Fox News, no message. Megyn Kelly was talking about it, she said here we go, ok we are back but nothing happened. I was playing from the buffer and was not live. Maybe I had to be live? Strange!
     
  11. rainwater

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    At least in my area with TWC it wasn't a EAS test recognized by the cable box or my TiVos. It just took over live tv on all channels and displayed the message. So it isn't like the warnings we usually get.
     
  12. Resist

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    :up: People are idiots sometimes.
     
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Interesting...Here in Dallas, the FOX, NBC, and CBS stations all followed through with the test, but I didn't see it on the ABC station.
    I wonder if they got an exception, or if they just shortened the duration where I didn't catch it when changing channels. :confused:
     
  14. aaronwt

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    It sounds like they will need to test it again in the future. Once they fix the problems since this test did not go as planned.
     
  15. Joe01880

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    Sure it did, it was a test, it found flaws, thats what tests do.
     
  16. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Except, since I DVR everything, I won't see the alert until several days later.
     
  17. Soapm

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    But you'll have it saved for posterity. You'll never know when you'll need to brush up on alert reacting... Practice makes,,, you better...
     
  18. Soapm

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    Knowing Fox they determined the alert system was a socialist plot filled with subliminal messages trying to brainwash their viewers.
     
  19. dkraft

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    We'll talk again in 2012 :)

    Thanks for your comment. I'd chat more but I have to get back to work. Have a good day and God Bless you.
     
  20. Am_I_Evil

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    so if you're watching Cartoon Network, HBO, etc... you expect them to break in with a news break when/if something happens?
     

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