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I was told by the he idea of the 'amber alert' alarm blasting out of your cellphone is that if you're on the road you might see the car involved with the crisis and call it in and save the child.
Problem is that very loud alarm is going to tend to make people pull out their phones, type in the password, and read the message. But driving an texting is very dangerous and justifiably illegal. What are the odds of someone getting killed in a car accident caused by the alarm vs. actually saving the victim?
I'm thinking the car accident is far more likely.
PS If you haven't had the pleasure the alarm sound is VERY LOUD and, well, really alarming. When it went off in the very early hour my heart was pounding for a half hour and I never did get back to sleep that morning. I'm wondering how many people will get heart attacks from such an event, now that I think of it.
How much is the economic value of I-35 worth to you?
It leads to Texas, so none.
And how many deaths per dollar? A recent trial set that to be $150 plus disappointment. We're talking Texas here, of course.
I would be more than happy to be able to actually download movies from Netflix during non peak times to watch at some other time. This would allow spreading out the bandwidth over the course of a day instead of everyone streaming at peak times such as 7PM EST,CST,PST
Streaming services will continue to degrade our bandwidth unless we are given the ability to download movies\shows during off hours to watch later.
Impossible, it would never work. Oh, well, there's http://store.steampowered.com/, which does what you're thinking of... damn, there's money to be made in there somewhere...