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Comment Re:Good god. (Score 1) 253 253

My Toyota had the unintended acceleration issue. I made my way to the dealership with a lot of early upshifts to 5th, shutting off the engine, and banging the pedal with my foot. After about 15 minutes the mechanic and the manager came in to the waiting room trying very hard not to laugh. They held up my floor mat and pointed out how the frayed edge of it was tangling up in the gas pedal. One new floor mat and I was on my way :)

Comment Re:not the real question (Score 1) 200 200

The data connections on my boat use opto-isolators to keep any receiver of the GPS data from corrupting it or loading down the transmitter until the signal drops too low to be read. The LED-photo transistor pair is completely incapable of sending data two directions.

Comment Re:Students + Anonimity (Score 1) 234 234

"the website is not public" Of all places on the planet, a college is the LAST place I would expect this information to stay private ROFLMAO. Can you imagine how much fun it will be when your name gets leaked as having 312 rape complaints AND a record of a police interview for sex crimes? The frat at UVA sure had some fun clearing their name of an obviously made up rape claim.

Comment Re:Jamming not Hacking (Score 1) 460 460

You are NOT sending an airplane to a different airport messing with the ILS. Making the large assumption you can send a false signal without the receiver on the other end just popping up an errror flag from 2 competing signals, you can make the plane go too far left - right - up -down in relation to the desired path to the runway and thus make it miss the runway and perhaps crash. Depending on what equipment was on the airplane, it would be more or less obvious to the pilot. If you are backing up the ILS with a GPS derrived glideslope it would be fairly obvious. You would have to be fairly close to the airport to do this. At least one airplane was wrecked with way in WW II by the Germans sneaking a transmitter near an airfield.

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