You can bet an HFT farm makes a bitcoin miner look like a blinking LED.
I doubt it. The processes involved in HFT do involve a lot of network traffic, some small amount of processing and database lookups, but are computationally fairly simplistic. Bitcoin mining is, by *design*, computationally difficult - and it's the CPU/GPU that is doing all the work to do it, which is the big power hog in modern computers.
I don't relish Uber's surge pricing if a ton of taxi companies go out of business.
There'll be a lot of out of work taxi drivers too - who will be desperate to drive, reducing the times / locations that surge pricing occurs in. Plus, if it's so important, someone can launch a competitor to Uber that doesn't have surge pricing, and anyone who wants to can use them. Finally, if it's a real issue, book one in advance (it's what you had to do before, the presence of Uber hasn't made anything worse in that regard...)
You really must go out and also live in the middle of nowhere if there are no night buses that can't get you closer than seven miles!
The thing I see is that when they follow the rules, they are NOT cheaper than the traditonal taxi companies.
Uber is playing by the rules In London which, depending on who you ask, is part of Europe. That said, the city is considering bringing in new rules to prevent Uber from fairly competing with other types of taxi drivers.
I take about 30 or 40 Ubers a year, and every SINGLE Uber driver I have had has been a licensed minicab operator - in other words the same driver I would be getting if I called a phone number and asked for a cab. These guys are experienced and licensed, and prefer Uber because they earn 5-10% more per hour with Uber than they do with their traditional employer.Did I mention that Uber charge 20-30% less than the traditional minicab firms saving me a bunch of money?
So magically, Uber has chopped around 35% off the cost of private road transport in London that was previously going straight into the pockets of some already very wealthy people. Now the worker and the customer get that 35%. So I win, the driver wins, the only people who lose are the cab firm owners who have traditionally been raking the money in at our expense.
If you compare Uber to the Black Cabs in London, things look even better - Uber are around half the price and offer better service, routes and accountability.
Finally, people will moan about "Surge Pricing" - but that with Uber when surge pricing kicks in I can still GET an Uber, I just have to pay a bit more money for it. At the busier times of night, the times when Uber surge pricing kicks in, if I try ordering a regular cab I'm usually told I can't have one or that there is a wait of an hour or more. So Surge pricing gives me MORE options, even though I may decide not to use that option. With traditional providers, I'm walking the 7 miles home at 3am...
Lyft thinks the future of self-driving cars is in a network of vehicles people share, rather than individual ownership.
This is so totally and utterly obvious to anyone with half a brain who cares to sit down and think it through for a few minutes - at least for the mass market. In fact, it seems so obvious to me, that I'm worried I've got tunnel vision for it, does anyone know any viable arguments for private ownership in a world where cars drive themselves?
How much of a work can be included for the purposes of critique
IANA(copyright)L but everything I've heard about this seems to indicate that in the UK and US points to the interpretation of the word "fair" as being up to the judge when it goes to court.
On one hand the idea that something that belongs to you handing you over to the authorities is distasteful
I cannot possibly start to comprehend this logic. Should a picture taken on a paedophiles camera not be admissible as evidence because he owned the camera? Should the police not be allowed to arrest you because, as a taxpayer, you pay their wages...?
It's not farming, building and hunting that hurts the animal population. it's doing it in MASS QUANTITIES
So err... it is then?
Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.