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No one should ever screw around on a public alert system. But considering it's been a bad year for warning systems -- from the Hawaii false emergency alert accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn't exist to the National Weather Service's false tsunami warning to the Department of Justice's Amber Alert site issues that redirected visitors to porn sites -- now is an especially bad time for someone to be screwing around on an alert system.

Journalists, industry heads and tech enthusiasts descended on Las Vegas this week for the annual CES showcase of bleeding edge electronics. Today, everyone gathered around giant gleaming TVs, strapped on VR headsets, played fetch with robot dogs, and then the power blew out.