It’s the alien attack countdown timer I bet

If you spent some of your drive in this morning cursing at your XM radio as the signal drifted in an out, you’re not alone.I did the same and so did pretty much everyone else. Apparently XM botched a software update and the problem is at the sats themselves.

And yes, I did a shout-out to a movie so dumb that it implied you could hack an alien spaceship with a Mac (on OS9 no less!) and that a space-faring race needed to use satellites for timing rather than a simple atomic clock. Sue me.

4 Comments so far

  1. misschatter (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    It’s still freaking out – over 24 hours at this point!


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    I was hoping for some real signal on my drive today, but I ended up having to rely on my CD changer. Here’s hoping that’s a little account credit…


  3. Tiff (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    I’m sure it’s the Curse of Opie & Anthony. If they can’t joke about raping the Secretary of State, then I can’t have Ethel, either!! Muahahaha!

    I feel sort of lame for being so irritated about this, but having non-crappy radio makes my commute SO much better. Also, it’s where I find all my new music anymore.


  4. Mik (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    Oh my god! I thought it was my shitty car radio, so I’m going in tonight to get a new CD player with bluetooth and the iPod USB adaptor installed. Freaking Sirius.



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