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Out of the Blue

The NYTimes has an article about that wee hours amber alert I mentioned yesterday, saying that I was not the only one awakened by this, explaining how the system works, and discussing whether a late-night alert is really advisable (thanks j.c.f.). It also tells us that the missing child that inspired the alert was found, so there's good news there, and in fairness, the amber alert played a part in this (albeit during the day when people were awake), so one can't complain about the results. There's also a post about this on Buzzfeed (thanks nin) including this explanation from the powers-that-be: "It truly is a city that never sleeps. There are always tons of people on the road. It makes perfect sense to send this out." So their actual intent wasn't to wake up the millions of us who were asleep, it was for people to read on their cell phones while driving that night. Okay, as long as they thought this all the way through.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 11:51 dj LiTh
 
Wont putting phones on vibrate during the wee hours fix this situation?  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 11:27 Darks
 
Come on Blues, you guys are know as the City that never sleeps. Thier just keeping you all on your toes is all.  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 10:55 Malachii
 
I have a border collie that does the same with his own shadow. It's more a "chase movement" with him. He does perform the same front leg stomp though and while it was funny at first, he'll do it for hours and it can get on your nerves. That's when I break out the laser light.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 09:55 Capella
 
Ummm...stupid comment deleted. The dog video was cute!  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 09:53 InBlack
 
Kosher lube for oral sex...hmmmm... Why would anyone use lube for oral sex??  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2013, 09:47 Verno
 
Not trying to be insensitive but I don't want a text message or alert at 3am unless the world is ending. They already hijack most of the electronic bulletin board systems, the press and everything else for the amber alerts, they can stay the hell off my cell phone  
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