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October 20, 2004

Television Sets off Rescue Signal

A man in Oregon got an odd knock at the door at his apartment, only to find himself standing next to men in Air Force uniforms and police officers. Apparently, his Toshiba television, with built in DVD and VCR, was emitting the same frequency that satellites monitor for distress signals, and a day that innocently began watching Arthur on PBS started a worldwide manhunt into motion.

The result was a stern warning:

Now, he has been instructed to keep his TV turned off or face fines of up to $10,000 per day for emitting a false distress signal.

I'd take it as a spirtual sign that it's time to upgrade to HDTV.

Posted on October 20, 2004

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