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Cars get an anitvirus.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2014 11:26 AM PDT
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cars already have "limp" mode
by James Denison / July 26, 2014 1:03 PM PDT
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tired of tailgaters? Hide a microwave emitter from a cheap microwave stove in a fake tailpipe and be able to turn it on when they are close on you.

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Solar flare will put us into the stone age
by Willy / July 26, 2014 9:15 PM PDT
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Robert, knowing this and that I find the continued infrastructure of electronics is a key corner stone of modern society. If it ever fell down it would effect us all when you think about it. Can you recall when watches were "analog" or mechanical time pieces? Now, you can't use your toothbrush w/o a timer on it or similar. You get the idea, so much has electronics, thus our cars are prone to the same glitches that may effect a washing machine. You can see that in varied ways looking at the GMC ignition sw. debacle. A hard bump could dis-engage the "features" of the switch. In the movies, they can control your car and lock-up the brakes or po-po(sound) the ignition turn-ON as in Navigator help center. Your radio gets stoledn, your car won't start because that's a key piece of security? Heck, Google cars are driverless and they want drones to fly. So, being so electronic and "logic controlled" that some hacker couldn't do this or that. I really feel the rise of the machines yet still tried to humans or will it..........Do you have a "smart home"?

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my daughter's new truck
by James Denison / July 26, 2014 9:19 PM PDT

doesn't even use a key to start, but some sort of electronic "fob". It does insert similar to a key, but different type fitting.

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(NT) To start my son's car, you just push a button.
by Diana Forum moderator / July 27, 2014 10:11 AM PDT
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hah
by James Denison / July 27, 2014 1:53 PM PDT

to start grandad's car, you just had to let it roll down the hill and pop the clutch. Wink

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(NT) I would do that with my 2003 car.
by Diana Forum moderator / July 29, 2014 11:06 AM PDT
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Just don't use that car
by Steven Haninger / July 29, 2014 7:14 PM PDT
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if you're going to the boat dock.

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My wife had an elderly VW on Oahu, which
by drpruner / July 30, 2014 5:12 AM PDT
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is hilly in most places. Worked for her.

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Ahhhh! I use to talk to my "baby"
by Willy / July 27, 2014 1:42 PM PDT

Had a '63 Chevy panel truck. Souped-up with a 283 vette V-8. installed a floor shifter, yada, yada, did the young man's thump mobile. But, in the winter, I really had to sweet talk the thing to start. You can figure how, the conversion went and then when it didn't. You know a bad winter sound back in the day, when it wouldn't start on some cold workday morning. I think some cars now, BMW or Audi you can "talk" and say start for ignition after training it, well some fancy car that's for sure, naaa, we had that in the '60's. -----Willy Happy

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I read that the digital picture frames were hackable
by drpruner / July 28, 2014 7:54 AM PDT
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and hacked. Can't get much lower than that.

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