I think the comentary Gizmodo.com added was best, so i will copy it because im a whore.
<i>An Oregon man found a group of U.S. Air Force men at his door, warning him to keep his television turned off or face a $10,000 fine. It seems Chris van Rossman’s Toshiba—something like this MW24FM1 model with the built-in DVD and VCR—had been broadcasting on an international distress frequency, which was picked up by a satellite and noticed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Virginia. Toshiba claims to have never heard of the problem before, but is going to get van Rossman a new TV.
Something like this happened to me when I was 19 and passed out, knocking my bong into the stereo, accidentally sending out the international distress signal for “fire.”</i>