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: Why?
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Aug 2010 04:41 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Why do non-Americans find it necessary to comment (and not generally favorably) on purely American issues?


Because Americans find it necessary to comment (and generally not favorably) on issues in every other country?

I agree with you though, air raid sirens is obviously only usefull in urban areas. Plus, sirens does not actually inform you what is wrong, only that something is wrong. You'd still have to find a way to listen to a radio or watch a TV so even in this case it could be an advantage to have a radio in your phone.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Tuishimi on Thu 26th Aug 2010 06:00 in reply to "RE: Why?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

"Why do non-Americans find it necessary to comment (and not generally favorably) on purely American issues?


Because Americans find it necessary to comment (and generally not favorably) on issues in every other country?
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Really? I just don't see that. I don't comment, no one I "hang" with does either. One friend wants to move to Canada. My wife loves (and has stayed there for awhile, twice) Spain. My co-workers never mention Europe or China or any other union or country for that matter in day to day conversation (unless something unfortunate has happened and it is to commiserate, like a plane crash)... mostly if it is politics we concern ourselves with local politics (gun laws, marriage laws, taxes, etc.)

I mean, WHAT would Americans have to say about the PEOPLE in other countries? "Oh those Italians, wow, they have big noses and womanize all day long!" I mean, seriously? Most people I know have enough to worry about here, at home; no need to worry about your problems.

I agree with you though, air raid sirens is obviously only usefull in urban areas. Plus, sirens does not actually inform you what is wrong, only that something is wrong. You'd still have to find a way to listen to a radio or watch a TV so even in this case it could be an advantage to have a radio in your phone.


Thank you.

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RE[3]: Why?
by maethorechannen on Thu 26th Aug 2010 12:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
maethorechannen Member since:
2009-09-03


Really? I just don't see that. I don't comment, no one I "hang" with does either.


You don't get anywhere near the same amount of news coverage about Europe that Europeans get about America. If you did, you probably would comment more - especially if you started seeing news items that make you think "what a bunch of ignorant hicks" (which is more or less the impression we get from the news).

The funny thing is, absurd federal mandates like "all cell phones must have FM radios" is just the sort of nonsense the EU occasionally pushes through.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Aug 2010 03:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Perhaps not the people you know but there certainly are those who do. This is just getting WAY off topic though.
Lets just say it's a mutual love/hate relationship and move on.

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