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Comment: Better business idea for Uber? (Score 1) 139 139

Would Uber have not been better off if they designed the app/tool/backend and then licensed it to be used by the Taxi companies directly?

This would avoid having to take on the issues around engaging drivers, provide the tools to do the job better than trying to do the job better.

Comment: Similar service available in Canada (Score 1) 338 338

Run by canada post its called e-post. Only available for certain senders but once you sign up you'll receive an email each time you receive something and then log in to view it. Of course for some of the senders you can just sign up to receive your communications by email and avoid the extra step.

Comment: I actually had to read the article... (Score 1) 435 435

Since the summary was kinda useless.

I'm not quite sure that this sentence below works to provide the perspective he wanted to convey

To put its age into perspective: Gmail is older today than Hotmail was when Gmail made its debut a decade ago.

So, Hotmail was less than 10 years old, 10 years ago...?

Comment: Re:Why one Toronto subway driver doesn't like them (Score 1) 237 237

My biggest complaint about the new trains is that when I take my 3-year old daughter on a train ride she can't look out the front window like she does on the older models. The double sets of windows at the front of the train don't let enough light through to look through the door.
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Girl Quits On Dry Erase Board a Hoax 147 147

suraj.sun writes "It's the same old story: young woman quits, uses dry erase board and series of pictures to let entire office know the boss is a sexist pig, exposes his love of playing FarmVille during work hours." Story seem too good to be true? It probably is, at least according to writer Peter Kafka. Even so, Jay Leno and Good Morning America have already reached out to "Jenny."

Comment: Re:Docking station? Who cares? (Score 1) 510 510

Unless you're using a laptop stand a laptop is horrible ergonomically to work on, even with external keyboard and mouse the monitor is the big contender - too low for proper use.

I love my docking station, I have my keyboard, mouse, network all hooked up along with two 22" monitors, drop my laptop in and power it up and I'm ready to roll. Without the docking station I could only drive one external monitor and would have to use the laptop monitor as my second screen.

The laptop itself provides the flexibility to work from home, in meetings or travel.

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