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Old 09-27-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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Nat'l Emergency Test Alert today

A minute before their cell phones start blaring I'm telling my co-workers that North Korea fired missiles at Guam, Hawaii, and Alaska.

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Old 09-27-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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Plan failed. Cell phones didn't blare at 1420 EST as planned.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:43 PM   #3
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I was watching PBS and they had the test at around 2:20 EST.

No rockets red glare, no bombs bursting in air, just an annoying computerized voice and a long buzzer sound.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:11 PM   #4
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I was watching PBS and they had the test at around 2:20 EST.

No rockets red glare, no bombs bursting in air, just an annoying computerized voice and a long buzzer sound.
Bummer....
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:53 PM   #5
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My iPhone is setup to get those alerts, but nothing happened. Psycho-poodle hates those things.

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:31 PM   #6
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We get them on TV once a week... Always when we are away from the remote..

We had it happen twice today..

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have Sirius satellite playing at the deli..we got it too..in Canada. I didn't know it was scheduled so I had a mini panic..I figured it was go time..
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:08 AM   #8
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We got ours about 2:20pm. Perturbed Mom - in the middle of a good scene on General Hospital. I was doing something in the kitchen and heard her fussing.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:26 AM   #9
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If we got it out here in the hinterlands, I never heard it. But I don't always live within arms reach of my phone either. I was gone for 4 hours on Tuesday and didn't even take my phone with me.

It feels good sometimes to not be tied to that thing. The first phone service I can remember was hard wired and on a party line - sometimes you had to wait to make a call even when you were at home. Most kids these days wouldn't even know what I'm talking about, but I spent most of my life with mostly home-bound connectivity, so I'm not as susceptible to phone separation anxiety as many are these days.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:24 PM   #10
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Is this your twisted idea of humor? Why would you say such a thing?
Sorry, I have a wicked sense of humor.
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Sorry, I have a wicked sense of humor.
Tough room.

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Old 09-29-2017, 07:22 AM   #12
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uh huh...

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Old 10-01-2017, 05:20 AM   #13
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As of late...weekly emergency testing (late at night) can now be dismissed by pressing the middle Select key on my remote. Thank goodness for that! I don't need to 25 seconds of the grid testing itself out loud and annoying and muting what I am watching.
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