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Comment: Re:Why trust your ears? Unless you're blind that i (Score 2) 620

by ForestHill (#34638110) Attached to: Electric Cars May Be Made Noisier By Law

lastly but not least... unless the car is accelerating the biggest noise is the road noise (pavement vs vulcanized rubber). Last I checked, electric cars don't solve this problem. If you're relying on Engine noise to determine if a car is coming, you're already fairly screwed.

This is really just not true. I spend a lot of time on a road bicycle during the warmer months, so cars are passing all the time; and hybrids in electric mode are dead silent coming up behind you, frequently scaring the crap out me and my team mates. All other vehicles make audible noise. Not sure if it's the engine, the engine fan, or what. But you definitely hear it on internal combustion engines and not on hybrids in full electric mode.

Comment: Re:Will Yahoo! follow suit? (Score 1) 275

by ForestHill (#30759064) Attached to: Gmail Moves To HTTPS By Default
In that respect, there's no such thing as "LAN security." THe cafe is really no less secure than anything else WRT your email's readability. Even if you're at work behind a corporate firewall, you should be similarly nervous. That email was in the clear across the internet. Even if it came form another coworker, a 3rd party at work could be snooping. Treat unencrypted email as if anyone could read it. 'cuz they can.

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