April 9, 2010 today http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.htmlDear "Dear Ones" Tutorial 'Sufferers':
Well, if you've kept up with my recent TUTORIALS about solar events affecting things here on earth...this will be a welcome relief for you. Specifically, I have finally found some articles discussing this very phenomenon regarding Toyota acceleration/braking failures. Finally 'real astrophysicists' and 'automotive engineers' will, hopefully, be pursuing this further and it will interesting to see how valid my 'pet theories' have been. I know my family and friends will rejoice the day that I stop going on about solar/earth events day after day.
Recently The Stamford Advocate ran an article http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Stamford-mother-files-federal-complaint-against-436483.php on a grieving mom Barbara Green http://toyotacauseofdeath.com/comment-page-1/#comment-6 who is convinced her son's death was NOT solely due to his driving, but that the Solara Toyota he was driving was somehow at fault. I will be publishing solar/earth data for the crash date in question Dec 1-2, 2006 here, with the hope that this information will be of use to her somehow. I'll shoot my findings 'out into the ethers of cyberspace' and see if any of it 'sticks, starting with the graph below. I will be amazed if someone with clout doesn't put two and two together with Toyota computer chip error manifesting as a result of solar energy interference and bombardment...but anything is possible, of course. Check out the space weather 'Alerts & Warnings' page for Dec 2006 here. Just know that the days leading up to a series of major readings is always frought with sudden 'bursts' here and there which NOAA calls "SUDDEN IMPULSE WARNINGS" (gold bars)
The graph for Dec 2006 above looks pretty 'active' compared to today's graph at the top of the page, doesn't it?
Also (for grieving mother Barbara Green), it doesn't help that Dec 2006 saw a so-called "SOHO KEYHOLE".... AND that Dec 2006 saw a 'SUN TSUNAMI': http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10765-tsunamilike-blast-wave-rips-across-the-sun.html
Tsunami-like blast wave rips across the Sun
21:41 08 December 2006 by David Shiga
A blast wave swept across the face of the Sun on Wednesday, rippling outward from the site of a large solar flare. Blast waves that spread all the way across the Sun like this one did are rare, especially when the Sun is in the quiet phase of its 11-year cycle, as it is right now.
The wave was imaged by the Optical Solar Patrol Network telescope at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Sunspot, New Mexico, US. Watch a video of the expanding blast wave. The wave compresses and heats the solar plasma as it passes, causing it to brighten.
The wave raced outwards from the site of the flare at 400 kilometres per second, says K S Balasubramaniam of NSO. It occurred near one edge of the Sun's face and traveled to the other edge in about 30 minutes, he says.
This was the second major flare from the same group of sunspots. Another flare spewed out from the group on Tuesday. The fact that this region of the Sun spewed out two major flares just a day apart "implies that there must have been some kind of tremendous energy buildup", Balasubramaniam told New Scientist.
The buildup of energy is thought to be related to the twisting of the Sun's magnetic field. Such a large buildup and release of energy on the Sun is a rare occurrence, and especially unusual around solar minimum, when the Sun is normally at its quietest. READ THE REST HERE: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10765-tsunamilike-blast-wave-rips-across-the-sun.html
Below is an encouraging article which makes it sound, at least, like Toyota is 'ponying up' to be men regarding acknowledging their obviously sub-standard product and it's a good start:
Posted: April 9, 2010
Toyota teams to check speeding vehicles
Engineers, technicians will respond to new acceleration complaints
BY GREG GARDNER
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
Toyota will contact anyone reporting unintended acceleration of a Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicle within 24 hours and dispatch teams to investigate the vehicle, the company said Thursday.
READ THE REST HERE:
Posted: March 16, 2010
Here is another and earlier article, which judging by the comments attached to it, was received with belief and without derision by but a very few. HEY! We're not 'nuts'. We're just 'colorful'. Of course there is nothing even remotely amusing and joke-worthy about a deadly electromotive phenomenon and a car manufacturer who fails to address what they may know very well is a deadly quality control problem.
Updated: 3:02 a.m. March 16, 2010
Are cosmic rays really causing Toyota's woes?
Regulators take closer look at design of electronics
BY JUSTIN HYDE
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF
Previous PageWASHINGTON -- It may sound far-fetched, but federal regulators are studying whether sudden acceleration in Toyotas is linked to cosmic rays.
Radiation from space long has affected airplanes and spacecraft, and is known for triggering errors in computer systems, but has received scant attention in the auto industry.
The questions show how deep regulators and automakers may have to dig to solve the mysteries of sudden acceleration. Toyota says it is fixing mechanical problems -- floor mats and sticky pedals -- that explain sudden acceleration in 13 models and 5.6 million vehicles.
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That's it for now from this astrophysics-o-phile. I have more questions than answers, that's for sure.
God's Blessings to you,
Rev Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"