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The Government Can Find you, but it Doesn't want to!

2004-10-25 20:58:25.612537+00 by petronius 1 comments

According to Space.com, a man from Oregon was trying out his new Toshiba flat-screen TV when he accidently triggered COSPAS-SARSAT the international network of Search and Rescue satellites, used to find shipwrecked sailors and downed airplanes. FCC is investigating wether this is a flaw with just one TV set, or a systemic problem with the whole model run. This might give AAA a run for its money.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-27 18:44:16.755311+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Actually, the guy had a 3-year-old daughter, and the TV wanted to be rescued from being forced to display Barney!