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Calling someone a "tard" is quite rude, but it's worse when you call someone names and come up with the wrong argument.

Shifting to neutral would've worked before computers take over some car's gearshifts - drivers have shifted out of "drive" into "neutral" and even "reverse" with no effect on the uncontrolled acceleration.

Hitting the brakes may or may not work - depending on how much brake assist (vacuum) is left. There was a case where investigators noted that the driver died in a crash with both legs firmly planted on the brake pedal.

There are many reasons that you get uncontrolled acceleration. In older cars, it's because the accelerator is stuck. Toyota had initially blamed the floor mat its initial recall, but then cases emerged where the uncontrolled acceleration happened in cars without floor mats.

In newer Toyota models, depressing the accelerator doesn't cause anything mechanical to happen (this simply means the pedal isn't connected to a lever that causes more gas to be fed into the engine). When you press the gas pedal, the computer tells the car to go faster. More and more people are inclined to think it's a software error where the computer tells the car to accelerate despite having no input from the gas pedal.
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@GrouchieGrumbles - you've got a very good point. I have to admit that race/ethnicity/nationality/whatever you want to call it was on my mind when I wrote this post because of the preceding one about the Asian Ceiling.
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@Shannon Larratt - Sorry about that. The trigger is probably just an innocuous word that unfortunately is used in spamming.

For example "shoes" is auto-moderated because there was a spammer who used that word a lot.
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Kaz - I forgot all about the favicon! I've made a new (and bolder) one. I'll see what I can do about comments on the front page soon.

ikailo - awesome plugin, man! I hope it gets picked up by more blogs.

shadowfirebid, su.wei, sise, katieb, Barbwire - glad the new login works and that you guys like it!
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