[mythtv-users] The end of analog - Digital Converter Vaporware?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 24 20:44:23 UTC 2008

John Drescher wrote:
>> You have to think like a politician.  They are enhancing public safety by
>> auctioning off the airwaves to the highest bidder(s?).  If they let just
>> anyone use them for whatever they wanted then think of all the people
>> whose feelings would be hurt by all the free speech going out over them.
> I thought most of these bidders will be for cell phones? And then they
> can claim they are enhancing security by allowing more people to have
> cell phones...

It was called the "Digital TV and Public Safety Act of 2005. Really. 
Billed as "A chance to enhance public safety".

Also related is the "National Alert and Tsunami Warning System".

Part of the "Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (S. 1932).

They may not have reduced the deficit, but I can say that I haven't 
experienced a single Tsunami since the Act was passed.


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