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I'm a Microsoft Software Development Engineer on the Trustworthy Computing Team. I've worked at several security related places previously, including Malware Bytes and PreEmptive Solutions.

On StackOverflow I mostly answer related questions, though I occasionally forray into and a couple of others.

I am the author of pevFind, a component of the ComboFix malware removal tool, and volunteer at BleepingComputer.com as a malware response instructor. My Twitter account is @MalwareMinigun.


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comment Why do power lines buzz?
I have no idea. All I know is that it emits a hum that sounds like the power lines do.
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comment Why do power lines buzz?
I don't think this works. If it was only high tension lines then there might be an argument for this, but the same hum is emitted from much lower current systems (such as meters). Moreover, the hum is consistent across every such system I've ever come across. If it was resonance based it should differ between different locations.
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comment Why do power lines buzz?
@Mike: Except there's no "ferrous metal object" in the vicinity of the wires to do the humming or that is obviously moving as a result. I therefore find this a hard to believe explanation.
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comment Why do power lines buzz?
@Thomas: Your second reason is faulty. The expansion and contraction of the wire only becomes an issue of the wire is also being cooled at that 60Hz rate. In any case, it's certainly not enough expansion and contraction (even at 480Hz) to be clearly audible hundreds of feet away on the ground.
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comment Does gravitation of a sphere equal gravitation of a point?
@ja72: I don't think Newtonian mechanics consider a sphere a point mass if you're inside the sphere either.
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comment Why does holding something up cost energy while no work is being done?
Err, no, the book isn't being accelerated down.
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