California fires: smart speakers and emergency alerts
mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com
Mon Oct 16 20:50:52 CST 2017
On 10/16/2017 09:01 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2017, Aaron C. de Bruyn wrote:
>> Simple programming problem.
>> Speaker: "There is a tornado warning in this area, would you like to
>> hear more?"
>> User: "How did you get my phone number?"
>> Speaker: "You have opted out of tornado warnings"
>> Fast forward to the next tornado and techno-darwinism will take effect.
I have done what I could to turn off all of these alerts. My first
experience with one was several years ago with an amber alert, making my
phone emit strange and somewhat unsettling noises I didn't recognize.
The amber alert was for an event some 400 miles away from me (I was in
northern cal, and this was taking place in los angeles). How useless. So
there is a control you can set to make sure you don't get these...
everything up to but not including 'presidential alerts'. From what I
see, this is really wrong. Yes I would like there to be a broadcast
capability with some kind of gps fencing. No, I am not the police nor
will I do their job and be their eyes and ears. Yes, I want to know if
there is a major fire or other natural disaster in my current area but
otherwise, no, don't bother me. Is that too much to ask?
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