@chan Man, I love what these cars are all about but good god have those headlights always bugged me, like "Hey so we don't feel like designing decent headlamp buckets for your $200k car so here's a plastic filler panel and some off-the-shelf projectors". Ferrari's not the only low-volume automaker to have done this but given the brand's pedigree and cost of the car it's particularly egregious.
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RE: Miranda Rights being "optional" may be a bit of a stretch, but...
@CB This ruling only effects civil cases, not criminal proceedings (although they could take up some cases down the road that change that). Things obtained outside Miranda will still be a no go in criminal proceedings, but there is no longer a federal right of action against that officer for civil damages.
Put in a practical context, someone questioned outside of Miranda and then charged using what was obtained will still ultimately have that thrown out in terms of the criminal charges. Say that person also spends X number of days or months in custody until those charges were thrown out. That person will not later have a civil cause of action to obtain compensation for the time they were wrongly held jail waiting for the criminal case to go away due to officers misconduct.
The remedy for this, for the foreseeable future, will come down to individual states that allow a civil cause of action against police officers for misconduct under state statues. Or not, in red states.
Curious Kia Military Video
I posted the KLTV earlier, but as I dove deeper into their seemingly dead youtube channel, I noted that only one video had been added recently, ie, in the last year. Most videos were 2 years old or even older.
Despite this being the "Kia Military Vehicle" official channel, this doesn't seem to be a military video.
The video shows a conceptual mobile hydrogen generator mounted on the KLTV platform providing emergency power to electric cars, homes and industrial facilities.
It is a very interesting concept and a good answer for how we may one day recharge electric cars that have run out in remote areas (or even in cities).
RE: What would you replace your current daily driver with
@gettingoldercarguy If the Ridgeline were to bite the dust, at this point I'd just go full send with a new Tacoma in TRD off-road flavor and give up any pretension of fancy, carlike handling.
RE: To be (a civic), or not to be (a civic), that is the question.
Yes! And also, see @Chariotoflove for a fellow nerd.
RE: After catalytic converters, tailgates now?
@CarsOfFortLangley Trucks that have had their tailgates stolen don't have tailgates.
Also, I can confirm the first half of this movie is the most realistic thing to USMC basic training I've ever seen (Including the Discovery documentary where they filmed the real deal back in the early/mid oughts, but shit was toned way down when the cameras where around). The biggest difference is the pace depicted in the film is like 25% of real life, and a DI can't outright punch you these days (although it might've been preferable to the modern alternative of getting added to the kill list for when it is later convenient for an endless pit or quarterdeck session).