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Comment Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 743

There is a difference between static and dynamic friction! Once your car begins to slide (i.e. dynamic friction), the coefficient of friction is much lower. Thats why ABS immediately releases the break when the tire starts to slide, in order to restore static friction and avoid the lower coefficient.
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Senate Votes To Empower Parents As Censors 418

unlametheweak recommends an Ars Technica report that the US Senate has unanimously passed a bill requiring the FCC to explore what "advanced blocking technologies" are available to parents to help filter out "indecent or objectionable programming." "...the law does focus on empowering parents to take control of new media technologies to deal with undesired content, rather than handing the job over to the government. It asks the FCC to focus the inquiry on blocking systems for a 'wide variety of distribution platforms,' including wireless and Internet, and an array of devices, including DVD players, set top boxes, and wireless applications."

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