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(LA Times)   Talking and texting are still illegal, but a California court of appeals has ruled that it's perfectly okay to use a cell phone while driving ... if you use it as a map. Which is mixed news for Apple Maps users   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2014-02-28 01:00:30 PM  
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Can I still use my smartphone to take upskirts?
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2014-02-28 12:10:37 PM  
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dittybopper: Oldiron_79: dittybopper: Hah.  Real men don't text while driving, they use Morse code instead.

Morse, that is highntech wizardry. Real men use smoke signals.

OK, I'll show you mine:

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Now show me how you do smoke signals in your car.

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2014-02-28 11:55:14 AM  
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The Irresponsible Captain: Good.

/If we can get them to legislate away the outdated GPS map device that every car manufacturer bolts in where a radio would go, we'd be set.
//Not everyone wants to lease a new car every three years.

I like that you can buy a garmin for $99 but an inferior and out of date dash model adds 5k to the cost of the car.
2014-02-28 11:55:07 AM  
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I can still smoke, eat a burrito, and search for a good radio station though, right?
2014-02-28 11:12:20 AM  
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p4p3rm4t3: So drunk drivers run stop signs, and drug users wait for them to turn green.
Cell phone users?

Cell phone users stop in the center of the intersection while they look for the "Report Stop Sign" button so they can get 6 points in Waze.

Then they flip off the other honking drivers with one hand while they check their texts with the other.

/Seriously, as a usually-on-a-large-motorcycle driver, I sit higher than passenger car drivers do and can usually see inside cars whether I like it or not.  If you weren't already frightened to drive (or walk near a road), you can go ahead and start now.
2014-02-28 10:50:51 AM  
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gweilo8888: The judge didn't mention using it to read fiction, so Apple Maps users are flying by the seat of their pants in every sense.

It's OK.  If they follow the Apple Maps directions they won't likely by in California long, regardless of their intended destination
2014-02-28 09:17:26 AM  
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Hah.  Real men don't text while driving, they use Morse code instead.
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