cars & radar

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Mon Aug 21 20:35:59 EDT 2006

mike wrote:
> Call the recovery lorry, driver says “we get lots of these,
> it’s the radar, I’ll tow you down the road and it will
> be fine”

No, but...  Was it radar dish, or a microwave dish?

IIRC, the original microwave oven was developed because an engineer
was standing by a magnatron which melted the chocolate bar in his
pocket.  I could guess that a microwave dish, aimed towards a nearby
car, could wreak enough havoc with the ECU and sensors to cause them
to temporarily fail.  But that's a WAG.

How is the fertility rate in the area, compared to the national
average? :)

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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