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In addition to ignition, power and monitoring gauges and lights, today's motor vehicles feature computerized engines, transmissions and braking systems, electronic mapping systems, Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, sensors that detect other vehicles, motorized seats, and digital audio and video systems; several manufacturers are producing electric and hybrid automobiles and self-driving cars.

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Can you please tell me how hard is to change or fix these water fossett? There is a play on the one left side.
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My TA has 54k miles and I wanted to know if I can run or should I run synthetic oil.  I have read different opinions but, I'm not sure if it would make a difference either way
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Below you may see the lid and strings with plastic clips from Mazda 6 hatchback cargo cover.
What is the proper name for those strings with clips? Or part number to be identified properly?
Where can I find to buy those plastic clips?
Would be possible to point to a German shop (online or not)?
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Car owner only drives the 90 Honda Accord about 1-2 times a week.
In the last few months AAA has come out about an unknown inability of the battery to start the car, a relative suggested a mechanic at a small shop and it was towed there, and I took the car to Advanced Auto parts for a 100% free analysis of battery, starter, alternator. Their equipment spit out a report saying:
battery: good needs charging
CCA: 385 (this car should take at least 550-575-600)

So I am ignored when I suggest that the battery needs to go to AAP for a free overnight charge to get the battery to as close to 100% healthy as possible. This battery is less than a year old if you believe AAA. I do not trust service persons of any kind due to constant ripoffs. The last people I'd listen to is AAA. I want to take the battery to be charged over night for free since they do not charge and "then" begin to monitor this unknown fan related drain on the battery.

No telling how "used" the battery was before AAA put new stickers on it.

I have been called to the car owner's house 3 times to jump start the battery, it starts and holds a charge until at least the next day.
This car owner thinks they can let the car run in the driveway 15-20 minutes and that is the same as driving it around town at higher speeds. Don't higher rpm's increase the ability of the alternator to charge the battery?

A friend of the car owner, AAA, and the car owner keep going back to some fan that stays on after the engine …
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Own a 2005 Buick LaSabre and it overheats.  Cooling temp reaches 240 degrees.  Took it into a shop and they looked at the radiator and it was full of what they said was gunk and rust.  Installed a new radiator and flushed the system.  Worked OK for 2 weeks (lowered the temp a bit) but now it is doing the same thing.  Heater does not work which they said at the shop it was not working very well.  They told me to come back a few months later and have it flushed again.  Also, one day I was at a stop light and had the air on and the cart started to rumble and the temp light came on, my gas pedal did not have any punch to it at that time.  Pulled over  and let it cool down and everything was OK.  Do you have any ideas of what to try to get this fixed?  Is it a simple flush again?  I also added a bottle of water wetter and that did not help.
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Subject of the week | What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?

Not a software update but a technology I'm most excited about...

The Boring Company. Love the name, love the website, love the mission. Elon (we're totally on a first name basis) stated flying cars aren't viable because people would be afraid of large things right above their heads, so he did what we all wish we could do when faced with adversity: he dug a hole. A huge tunnel, to be exact, with tracks and paths for traffic flow. Everyone thinks of going up, but what about going down? I think this is a great solution to alleviate (and eventually get rid of) traffic. Plus, the less manual driving people have to do, the better. Though progress is slow, the fact that this even happening makes me hopeful for what's to come.
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I have 2017 GMC Sierra CK 2500. On the bed it doesn't  have that black plastic thing on it. My question is where can I get that thing aftermarket as dealer probably charge me thousand of dollars to put on it.
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"Subject of the week | What are your favorite smartphone apps?"
Having recently switched from a Blackberry to an Android phone, I am discovering a whole new world of apps. However the main apps I have used so far other than social media are Gasbuddy for finding the best fuel prices, and Fuelly for tracking my fuel consumption.
I have also been looking into an application called Torque for live tracking of vehicle performance data, but have recently changed cars and want to see if it will still do what I want. In fact may even write an an article about that once I get it set up properly.
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by:Daniella Barion
I am learning about a new interesting app every time someone is posting.  For sure I will try some of them.  I also remember when I moved to Sao Paulo (population 12 million) / Brasil I had to buy a huge, heavy book with the city directory, with the street maps. Sometimes to find a place it was a complete nightmare.  Nowadays, with google maps, it would be a dream.
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by:Brian B
@Juana, plus Gasbuddy gives you points for participating and virtual ranks as you go. Sounds familiar doesn't it? :-)

Funny enough, I liked the Blackberry version of both these apps better than their Android counterparts.
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I was trying to figure out why my 1986 F150 wasn't holding charge and found out it was the battery. I had pulled the alternator and battery off to have them tested. While reinstalling the alternator I touched a hot wire to the frame and now it won't crank. When I turn the key I no longer hear the file pump or anything under the hood turn on. It will turn over but not fire. Any help would be appreciated.
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I bought this vehicle a month ago. Before that I have 2015 RAM 1500 Pickup truck and this truck gave me a very good average miles on highway. The new GMC burn gas like a hell I feel that it might given me under 10 miles a gallon. Do I need to take it back to the dealer?
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Can you please suggest me a wireless backup camera which easily be installed by any dumb person like me. I have 2017 GMC 2500 Pickup truck.
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Client has just traded in their BMW.  Their iPhone was paired with the car by Bluetooth.

How do we make sure that all the private data, contact information, navigation history, is securely removed from the car?


Thanks.
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I'm programming Infineon TC29x Aurix Tricore Microcontroller based embedded system in 'C' language.
 
Consider stack starting at address 0x5000 0000.  The stack size is 0x1000.  

If I add 0x1000 to current stack pointer(Register A10) and store result in A10, then I should get underflow error.

What might be the code in assembly to change stack pointer?  something like following:

stw a10, 0x1000(a10)   # I'm not sure if stw is correct opcode ?

what are other options to create stack undeflow exception?
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Btw petrol = gasoline (UK / US terms).

Occasionally I drive past petrol kiosks (that have offer) for
Octane 100 & I thought of topping them to the max (as my
wife doesn't want me to keep petrol at home & there's a
legal requirement to register for using container to buy
them as petrol could be used for malicious purpose).

So if my petrol is half tank & I fill up a nearby kiosks with
Octane 92 petrol (the kiosks also have Octane 95 & 98),  

Q1:
Does the 2 grades of petrol mix well or they form 2 separate
layers in my car's petrol tank?  If they don't mix, which one
will float to the top

Q2:
if they mix well, do we then get an average of Octane 96?

Q3:
Any degradation / adverse effects of mixing the 2 petrols?
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Trending Tech Everyone Should Know About - My Thoughts
I've been thinking about this subject for a few days now, trying to come up with something unusual. But the thing that keeps coming to mind—even though I feel it's an obvious answer that everyone already does know about—is Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

Why? Well first, it's technology that impacts everyone, regardless of how involved you are in the tech industry. I've got little doubt that we're right on the cusp of major social change as a result of machine learning—change as significant as the Industrial Revolution. We've got self-driving cars inevitably hitting the mainstream in the near future. There's cancer detection systems that are faster and more accurate than human analysts. AI systems being trained to defend against cyberattacks. Movie dialog being written by algorithms. The list goes on and on...

And second, while these advancements will absolutely push us forward in exciting new ways, they'll also destroy many jobs. And while that job loss can be terrifying, AI opens us up for entirely new sorts of jobs, major changes to the way work is done, and more that we can't even fully conceive of yet.

Will most knowledge workers of the future become "bot wranglers"? Will some sort of universal basic income
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Hi: I just bought a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500. Its a very basic truck and their is no bed liner on it. My questions is where can I find that thing or something like that cheap in under 100 bucks?
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Lyft has been making some exciting strategic partnerships lately - yesterday they announced a partnership with Disney, launching the "Minnie Van", and today they announced a partnership with Amtrak.

Do you have a preference between Uber and Lyft, and why? If you are an Uber fan, would either of these entice you to give Lyft a try?
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by:Brian Matis
Haven't used either one yet, but I'm way more inclined to try out Lyft for the same reasons as Alicia noted. Uber seems like they've really not treated drivers and employees well.

Plus, that Minnie Van is pretty awesome and looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure kids will get a real kick out of it! :-)
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I used to use Uber because Lyft wasn't available here.  Now that Lyft is available where I live I use them over Uber every time (mainly because of the way they treat their employees, but pickup times are usually faster, too).

It's interesting that every Lyft driver I've had also drives for Uber.
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Every once in a while I can smell my brakes on the front left burning and you can feel that it is warmer in the wheel well compared to the right side. It doesn't happen all of time though. I took the whheel and caliper off but, the brakes look fine and the rotor is still smooth. I am wondering if the piston on the caliper is freezing up sporactically. I took it to the dealer but, the tech said that he isn't finding a problem and of course the problem doesn't occur when I take it in so, I can't prove that it is happening.
 Could it still be the caliper or is there some other reason why I can smell the brakes burning and feel the higher temerature in the wheel well?
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A feature on Tesla vehicles and their impact on the automotive industry.
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How many things do I need to charge my "schumacher instant power" portable generator with solar panel?
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Is it possible I can charge this thing with a solar panel? Also what other technologies are available beside that in the market?

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This is one example of why driving cars is so complicated. There are huge amounts of variables to account for.
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From what I've seen, Drop Bears confuse driverless cars as well.
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@Lucas - I had never heard of Drop Bears before... Had to go look it up. I can certainly see why driverless cars get confused!
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Does parking on gravel for long term is bad for tires?
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I'm programming Infineon TC29x Aurix Tricore Microcontroller based embedded system in 'C' language.  

Consider stack starting address 0x5000 0000.  The stack size is 0x2000.  

If I take current stack pointer minus 0x2000, will that create stack exception?  If yes, what might be 'C' or assembly language code that will achieve this?

My thought is if I subtract negative 0x2000 from current stack pointer or add 0x2000 to current stack pointer, I'll be outside stack and stack exception will occur ?

 I need to set program counter to illegal address, i.e. 0x00FF FFFC.  Can this be done with assembly language instructions?
 If yes, please instrument assembly language instruction that would set program counter to 0x00FF FFFC while code is running.
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I'm trying to create illegal instruction reset.  

I'm programming Infineon TC29x Aurix Tricore Microcontroller based embedded system in 'C' language.  

I need to set program counter to illegal address, i.e. 0x00FF FFFC.  Can this be done with assembly language instructions?
If yes, please instrument assembly language instruction that would set program counter to 0x00FF FFFC while code is running.
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Automotive

In addition to ignition, power and monitoring gauges and lights, today's motor vehicles feature computerized engines, transmissions and braking systems, electronic mapping systems, Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, sensors that detect other vehicles, motorized seats, and digital audio and video systems; several manufacturers are producing electric and hybrid automobiles and self-driving cars.

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