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[3]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@
by HappyGod on Thu 26th Aug 2010 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@"
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Which, in the event of a national emergency where the phone networks go down, is quite possible (and even feasible).

Your argument is circular. You suggest that in an emergency, the user would be more likely to be listening to his phone radio. That would mean he has already been made aware of the emergency from another source. So why have the radio?

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.

Firstly, I was countering the argument that we should be concerned with and introducing measures for terrorist attacks. Hurricanes are another topic entirely. Constrain yourself to the point.

The fact that terrorist attacks are so unlikely as not to warrant concern or countermeasures is perfectly valid.

The number of affected people (while tragic) in the extremely unlikely event that an attack might occur should not be a mitigating factor.

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