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Comment: Re:What did they expect for that price? (Score 3, Funny) 177

>> That's less than 13 cents each. What kind of quality did they expect??
> $200.00 / 15000 ~= 0.0133 cents each

He's still technically correct, and that's the best kind of correct. Your example would be $0.0133 each. I'm heading back to cartoons now.

Comment: Re:How is that an "upshot"? (Score 1) 167

by 6ULDV8 (#44706831) Attached to: Uber Tip-Skimming Allegations Could Spark National Class Action

I guess I'm in the kiddie lawsuit group. The last class action settlement I received was a voucher for $1000 off my next purchase from General Motors. Granted I didn't have to lay out any cash or expend any effort, but as others have said, I had no plans to purchase another vehicle from them. The voucher also had an expiration date, so the settlement was of no value to me. Am I glad they got sued? Not really. I was never harmed. The truck was 20 years old at the time of the settlement. I think I got fair use from the purchase. Also, as others have said, if these suits didn't exist, there would be no recourse for the average consumer.

The suits are no different from state and federal settlements where the majority of the fine goes to the agency and consumers are left on their own. I don't like either case, but I don't have a better solution that would give enough incentive for the attorneys to tackle them. I'm going to watch cartoons now.

Comment: Re:No utility whatsoever? (Score 3, Funny) 176

by 6ULDV8 (#44635557) Attached to: Single Developer Responsible For Over 47k Apps In BlackBerry World

Search for Amazon: looks like it simply redisplays the Amazon mobile site in an app and adds a few features e.g. writing a review into the native interface. In the absence of an official Amazon app for the Blackberry, it may well be useful for the avid Amazon shopper.

Especially while shopping for a new phone.

Comment: Re:Monarchy? (Score 1) 420

by 6ULDV8 (#43441647) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

Start shopping for batteries now. It'll take you a while to amass enough to make that practical on a budget. I'm thrilled when I can land with battery to spare after less than 10 minutes of flight. Not sure if I'd be clear of the blast radius in that amount of time. I'll probably stick to dropping eggs. Gives me an idea for my next project. A flying chicken that drops raw eggs for Easter. Or Peeps. Peeps weigh less and kids might not complain so much when one hits them.

Comment: Re:Completely Clueless (Score 1) 420

by 6ULDV8 (#43441615) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

Lots of people do that, but they swap the crappy cell phone camera for something better so they can stream to a remote monitor. It's kind of cool to find your way home by looking at the property from overhead. It's also a mind fuck to watch yourself as you fly by. There's an odd sensation as you pilot around your own body while viewing from the outside.

Comment: Re:Enough Government (Score 2) 420

by 6ULDV8 (#43441535) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

"If drones are outlawed, only outlaws will have drones"? Sound like another drug war. Better build some prisons quick or you'll miss all that sweet government money.

If Joe Citizen hovers over my yard with video, that's creepy and I'd have a chat with him. Most likely, he's a nerd too. If the government does it, that's scary. You can never be sure what they're up to and they're more likely to lie about it.

A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce