Thursday, November 10, 2011

Failures Mark First National Test of Emergency Alert System

From Slashdot:

"The first full-scale test of the National Emergency Alert System failed on Tuesday at 2 PM. Some radio and television networks did not air any alert, while the performance of others was inconsistent. 'Some DirectTV customers reported hearing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" play during the test. Some Comcast subscribers saw their cable boxes turn to QVC before the alert, while Time Warner Cable customers in New York did not see any alert at all.'"If you were tuned to any American broadcaster at the time, did the alert system reach you?

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