Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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RE[2]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@
by jack_perry on Thu 26th Aug 2010 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Dennis, you're a jacka@@"
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Unless you design the phone to detect emergency broadcasts, the user would have to be actually listening to the radio at the exact moment the broadcast was sent.

Which, in the event of a national emergency where the phone networks go down, is quite possible (and even feasible).

You are twice as likely to be crushed under a vending machine than to die in a terrorist attack, and far, far more likely to drown in your own bathtub.

Large groups of people are not twice as likely to be crushed under a vending machine, or to drown in their own bathtub, at the same time. And in some parts of the country, hurricanes are much, much more likely than either of these events.

Don't get me wrong; I think this is a stupid, stupid law. But some of the arguments being thrown against it are amazingly bad...

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