Reply to post: Re: Conflicting information

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

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Re: Conflicting information

The whole point of the phrase "this is not a drill" is that it should *only ever* be used in a live situation - for example, when a nuclear attack just happens to occur around the time of a scheduled test, and there otherwise might be confusion as to whether the event is the test or not. IMO the operator behaved perfectly correctly to rely on this information.

If you are going to parrot this phrase in both live and test scenarios, then it has no value and should be dropped entirely.

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