In response to this:
While I’m sure a lot of people would feel very angry at the way this idiot behaved, and I agree with them, I think that his sentence is very harsh. Drink drivers who kill people often get less than this – it’s on a par with the billions of dollars fines and lengthy prison sentences for spamming el Reg reported some weeks ago. I think there needs to be more of a sense of proportion. If taking a human life has a lower penalty than playing a nasty malicious prank then there’s something wrong.