Reply to post: I may be weird, but...

FYI: That Hawaii missile alert was no UI blunder. Someone really thought the islands were toast

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I may be weird, but...

I would think it far better to risk false alerts than to have a real one and not have an alert going out. In the spirit of that thought, I would think a system that makes it easy to send a real alert - which is also going to make sending false alerts easy - would be preferable over too many safeguards against false alerts.

Yes, there are lessons to be learned here, but it sounds almost as though the measures they're taking are going to add up to a minute or two to the process of alerting people in the event of a real attack, which is one of those situations where you absolutely do not have seconds to waste. Might they be taking things too far in the other direction?

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