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    Grosse Pointe Blank

    You ever sen Grosse Pointe Blank with John Cusack (sp?) and Joan Cusack as his secretary?

    He's a hitman who needs a break so he goes to his high school reunion. People ask him what he does for a living, and he says he's a professional killer. No one believes him and they all laugh when he says it.

    It's one of my favorite movies.

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    Yah, I love that movie. Most movies about hitmen are on my fav list. "The Proffesional" (aka, "Leon"), is probably one of the best movies ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon


    To quote text from the site you posted: "Therefore, if we know how the air affects the sound waves, we can predict exactly what new frequencies (sounds) will be added into the sound wave by the air itself."

    You can't know how the air around a moving vehicle will affect the sound. Unless you and the person behind you are driving in a wind tunnel, where the air currents can be analyzed and compensated for, it is not a technology that will work in motion.
    As far as HSS goes... tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't this already been implemented by Honda on one of their scooters? In Japan it's called the Forza... I'm not sure of the US name. Available in 250 and 400cc with wireless key technology and now a radio which can only be heard by those riding on the scooter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    Whoa, thats a great solution, but im still not sure how well it would work in my car. See, i have eibach sportline springs on my car, and am in the market for rear sway bars. So im not sure if i will produce enough G's in one direction to effectly use it without making really hard turns. but still, that is a great solution, and i honestly never even thought about something like that.
    Well, stiffness of suspension doesn't really matter as far as lateral G-force. My car is the stiffest car I've ever driven (Yes, I have Eibach springs too). Imagine holding a glass of water, filled almost to the top. Try taking a corner slowly and see if it spills. It won't take much speed or a very sharp corner to move that liquid. If you angle the mercury cylinder so it's almost completely horizontal, the slightest turn will trigger it. Or if you point it up higher, it's going to take a much harder turn to trigger it. I still think this would be the easiest implementation.


    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    oh and as for the remote start thing, i have a clifford alarm, and i know remote start is a addon package for it. I just didnt want to get it installed because i have a 5sp manual car, and im scared of burning my clutch out from having it in first gear and starting it. But, i still have 4 or 5 (cant remeber exactly how many) Aux inputs left for anything i want hooked up to my alarm. So i could have the carputer hooked up to one of them, and turn it on with the alarm keychain.
    Well, with my remote starter, in order to make it work, you need to do the following every time you get out of the car:
    - put it in neutral
    - pull the ebrake
    - tap the brake pedal
    - shut off ignition (car stays running)
    - open door and get out
    - close door (car shuts off)
    This is the only way to ensure you're not leaving the car in gear.

    If you don't do that, the remote starter won't work.

    It's a pain sometimes, but you get used to it.


    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderon
    Yah, remote starters are specificaly advertised as being "for AUTOMATIC VEHICLES ONLY." But, I was thinking, why not just wire up a circuit that intercepts the remote start and checks to see if the car's in gear? If it's not in gear, remote starter signal goes through.. otherwise no start.

    Of course, that's kinda useless if you always leave your car in gear, which most people usually do.
    Again, do some research. Remote starters CAN be installed in manual transmission cars... god, some people just cant stop with the bull****ting--i swear


    Quote Originally Posted by superduck
    Well, with my remote starter, in order to make it work, you need to do the following every time you get out of the car:
    - put it in neutral
    - pull the ebrake
    - tap the brake pedal
    - shut off ignition (car stays running)
    - open door and get out
    - close door (car shuts off)
    This is the only way to ensure you're not leaving the car in gear.
    If you don't do that, the remote starter won't work.
    It's a pain sometimes, but you get used to it.
    Man, you swear you dont have to do all that if you didnt have a remote starter anyways...Only extra step (that i always end up doing anyways) is tap on the brake. Since my foot is on the brake anyways, i dont think it would be any different. But nice try on making it sound like its soo much more work/steps, when in fact, its no extra work at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masch
    Well apart from turning my post into a My Country is Better Than Yours crap, I'm starting to love this thread too!
    oh, and just so no one gets it twisted up and confused, my country IS better then yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    oh, and just so no one gets it twisted up and confused, my country IS better then yours

    Which country is that?

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    USA, and i live in the best part of it- california

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    Again, do some research. Remote starters CAN be installed in manual transmission cars... god, some people just cant stop with the bull****ting--i swear
    Bubbrubb, I think Bamberon was trying to agree with you here and to offer a suggestion as to how you may do it.

    Anyways, thanks for an amuzing thread. There is a lot of good input here, I just need to spend a lot more time sifting through all this stuff.

    I was thinking further on your weight ideas as part of security. Here is some thought that may help you. Whenever you put together a measure of security you have to have the view that someone will try to get around it. So, if I was trying to steal your car I may perhaps add more weight around my body or find someone of similar size to you to drive. So a weight device may not be best used for security. Perhaps it would be used more appropriately as to how much force the seatbelt tensioners should use when involved in an impact. This would increase your chances of survival in an accident. So not in all ways a bad idea but I can see how weighing the driver may help.

    That is why your fingerprint idea works best as it is hard to copy a fingerprint although not impossible as I may simply cut off your finger and then steal your car! I have heard of stories where people handcuffed their high security briefcase to their hand only to have their hand cut off in order for the thief to get away with the goods. I guess that sometimes it's easier to give them the goods

    Your rear facing speaker system would probably be taken as part of some road rage device. It's all too easy to get involved in something you wish you never got involved in (like this thread me thinks ). I was taught in my advance driver training that it's often the safest option to allow someone past than to provoke them. It's all too easy to get yourself killed. It's still a nice idea though.

    Stay cool,

    Magpie

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    the hyper - something speaker idea would work - (I'm just too lazy to look through the thread for the actual name)

    I read an article in one of last year's (July or August?) Popular mechanics where Pepsi and Coke are researching the technology. They pretty much have it completed, they are just trying to get the FCC to license it.

    These speakers aim the sound wave right at your forehead. You hear whatever the speaker says, but someone standing two feet to the left or right can't hear it at all. It is a different technology than traditional sound waves, so it can go through the car that someone mentioned that is supposed to be super quiet, and speed of the vehicle or trajectory won't have an affect on it either. The application Pepsi and Coke are using them for are in the soda machines so that when you walk right in front of it, you hear "drink coke" or something like that. The FCC has reservations because they are concerned with it counting as a subliminal message.

    Real technology, and it would work. But I think the price would be a little high.

    PS -- I'm Californian too!

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