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Comment: Re:Sustainability (Score 1) 260

by lahvak (#45572401) Attached to: A Review of the "Mental Illness" Definition Might Prevent Crime

" You should have ignored the talking banana."

  "I did ignore it, but then it produced a National Security letter saying I had to do it and that I wasn't allowed to tell anybody."

"I see. Case dismissed."

"The court is now entering a closed session. You are charged with violating the Patriot act by openly talking about a National Security letter."

Comment: Re:It can cut both ways. (Score 1) 260

by lahvak (#45572357) Attached to: A Review of the "Mental Illness" Definition Might Prevent Crime

I am glad you see my point, comrade Karmashock. I knew you would agree with me in the end. As for your strange notion that our extremely just and dilligent courts could possibly allow criminals to get away with their crimes by claiming insanity: what makes you say such strange things? How could such a ridiculous notion possibly get into your head? I think our specialists at Serbsky will have to have a look at you.

Comment: It can cut both ways. (Score 1) 260

by lahvak (#45569359) Attached to: A Review of the "Mental Illness" Definition Might Prevent Crime

On one hand, as you say, criminals could exploit a wider definition of insanity to get a lighter sentence, on the other hand, authorities can use it to incarcerate troublemakers without having to take them to a court, because they obviously need treatment for their "sluggish schizofrenia".

Comment: Re:Officer dickhead is a dickhead. (Score 1) 1440

by lahvak (#44941765) Attached to: Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

That is wrong, and will lead to premature wear of the clutch. Do not leave your foot on the clutch, except when you are shifting gears or shifting to/from neutral.

^This! Keeping your foot on the clutch for extended periods of time is a bad practice, and you should never do that. And if you cannot get the the car moving fast enough directly from the handbreak, you should not be driving the clutch.

Comment: Re:Officer dickhead is a dickhead. (Score 1) 1440

by lahvak (#44941653) Attached to: Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

The car will not "propel itself forward", it will very slowly start moving forward. I know that very well, since I normally drive a stick, and when I sometimes drive a rental or a borrowed car, I sometimes forget and take my foot of the break while waiting at a red light. One time I actually fell asleep and bumped into the car in front of me, but the spped was so low that the driver in front of me barely noticed, and I just barely woke up.

Other than that, though, he actually mentions "vehicle in drive", so he assumes automatic. I have my vehicle in neutral while waiting on a red light, and if I am on a slope, I even have my parking break on. I doubt that he would take that into account when issuing a ticket, though.

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