Well, empirical studies based on five locations around the Greater Boston Area have determined that...

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...sodium streetlights (the brownish kind) apparently emit radiofrequency noise that is exactly the right freq to completely jam my !!$?#!?**#@?!@ car door remote. Not all of it; just the unlock frequency. Sigh. So owners of 1996 Toyota types, beware of those gloomy brown parking lots. Yes, before anyone asks, I remembered to just use the key. :-) However, it's a real pain to replace the batteries in those things, and that's what I did thrice...

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