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  • rwatts
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    One can get water poisoning without drowning.
    True. And I think kidneys fail as well. (I was somewhat joking with that quip. I do like to say it however. )

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  • rwatts
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    Originally posted by seer View Post
    I never had a problem drinking and driving! He is a story from back in the day. We were over a friends house playing the game "Pass Out." The last thing I remember we were going out for pizza. Three hours later I woke up with some one knocking on the window of my 64 Chevy Impala Super Sport. I looked up and there were two cops. The car was running and stopped in front of the police station at a stop light. I was in the back seat using a large pizza as a pillow. Of course there was no one else in the car and I had no idea how I got there. The cops didn't arrest me, they just followed me home ( I lived about three blocks away) - it was a different time. Perhaps I had an early version of one of these computer drive cars?
    As a kid and youth I never touched alcohol. But I used to listen to stories of peers going to parties and never remember driving home and making it to bed.

    In my state, South Australia, a few decades back, well over a person a day would be killed on our roads. Then in came the drink driving laws, seat belt laws, and so on. These, coupled with improvements to roads and vehicle design all seem to have played their part and now our death rate is around 100 a year.

    Young folk also seem to have a greater aversion to drink driving these days. I think it for the best given that we all drive so much more than people did when you and I were younger.

    Nevertheless, I think you are right. Often back then we all had a different attitude and the police themselves could be quite lenient. I like stories of police playing guardian angel. They get a bad rap and this other side of them is not generally recognised.
    Last edited by rwatts; 02-05-2015, 05:51 PM.

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  • klaus54
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    One can get water poisoning without drowning.
    LD50 for H2O is 6 liters.

    K54

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  • klaus54
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    IIRC it is how Brits and apparently Aussies refer to driving while intoxicated
    Ah, haute culture!

    K54

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by rwatts View Post
    As rogue06 points out - by the term we mean driving under the influence of too much alcohol.


    The beauty of drinking too much water is that one merely drowns. But too much alcohol ....
    One can get water poisoning without drowning.

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  • rwatts
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    Thus the need for drinking.
    Well yes. If you never drink, then you will never drive.

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  • rwatts
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    Originally posted by klaus54 View Post
    What's "drink" driving???



    K54
    As rogue06 points out - by the term we mean driving under the influence of too much alcohol.


    The beauty of drinking too much water is that one merely drowns. But too much alcohol ....

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by klaus54 View Post
    I like a ginger ale while driving. Is this OK?

    K54

    P.S. ~~BURPPP!!!~~
    Unless it's one of these.

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by klaus54 View Post
    What's "drink" driving???



    K54
    IIRC it is how Brits and apparently Aussies refer to driving while intoxicated

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  • klaus54
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    It's either "drunk driving" or "drinking while driving"
    I like a ginger ale while driving. Is this OK?

    K54

    P.S. ~~BURPPP!!!~~

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by klaus54 View Post
    What's "drink" driving???



    K54
    It's either "drunk driving" or "drinking while driving"

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  • klaus54
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    What's "drink" driving???



    K54

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    I've always pictured you with a whiskey sour in a children's sippy cup
    Nah, those are bad for my teeth.

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Still not a good idea. What if you hit a bump and spill your drink?
    I've always pictured you with a whiskey sour in a children's sippy cup

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    So the cars' computers can talk to each other and negotiate who goes first at intersections -- what about the drunk in a NON-driverless car - can they anticipate is NON-logical operation of the vehicle. It can't be assumed that all other cars on the road will be computer operated.

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