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Guido Trentalancia iz6rdb at trentalancia.com
Fri Mar 25 20:16:07 UTC 2011


Hi Jim !

I didn't know anything about that. Thanks for telling me !

73,

Guido IZ6RDB

On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 12:55 -0700, Jim Wagner wrote:
> On Mar 25, 2011, at 5:00 AM, aprssig-request at tapr.org wrote:
> 
> Contrary go Guido's assertion, below,  there have been quite a few  
> deaths from panic in the US, particularly from fire.
> 
> Simply look up "Copacabana Fire" and you will see what happens. For  
> that matter, check out Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" radio show in  
> 1938. That was a panic over a mere radio play; it is NOT clear that  
> there were any deaths attributed.
> 
> Now, clearly, these were NOT the same a a radiation panic. But, the  
> "War of the Worlds" shows just how susceptible people are, and I do  
> not think they have changed much in the last 50+ years.
> 
> Jim Wagner
> KA7EHK
> Tangent, Or
> 
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:20:45 +0100
> > From: Guido Trentalancia <iz6rdb at trentalancia.com>
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Radiation sensor
> > To: jjesson at voyager.net, TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> > Message-ID: <1300969245.4904.16.camel at tesla.lan>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
> >
> > On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 05:03 +0000, jjesson at voyager.net wrote:
> >> Here is another good reason to own a geiger counter and not sure  
> >> what happened since 2008:
> >>
> >> http://dwarmstr.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-york-wants-to-ban-geiger-counters.html
> >
> > Yes, panic is the only side-effect of having such a monitoring  
> > network.
> > But panic has never killed anyone, panic is something which usually  
> > can
> > only saves lives.
> >
> > If the driver in front of you suddenly brakes, you get panic and you
> > also brake suddenly and perhaps an accident is prevented. Without  
> > panic,
> > perhaps that situation would result in an accident.
> >
> > Or at least this is my opinion...
> >
> > In case of an anomalous situation it is always better to cross-check
> > with authorities (or at least with other sources). In any case, where
> > possible a disclaimer should be printed out (e.g. station's website,
> > perhaps APRS comment field and so on).
> >
> > I suppose it's a very similar situation to CWOP/NWS. There isn't a  
> > paid
> > staff behind CWOP and everything is done as a best effort. But this
> > doesn't necessarily mean that CWOP could not turn out to be useful.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Guido IZ6RDB
> >
> > End of aprssig Digest, Vol 81, Issue 30
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