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 Hypnos on Thu 26th Aug 2010 03:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@"
Hypnos
Member since:
2008-11-19

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.

Why does the size of the group matter? Any economic cost from 9/11 was largely psychological; the loss of office space was a small perturbation to the US economy.

The psychological effect can be muted by knowledge that vending machines are more dangerous than terrorism in terms of material economics costs.

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RE[4]: Dennis, you're [ahem]
by sPAZbEAT on Thu 26th Aug 2010 05:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@"
sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

the psychological reverberations were costly. unfortunately, the "ills of civilization" seem inherent to human biology. so psychological costs will always statistically exist.

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