And if you REALLY piss people off then sooner or later someone is going to recall that excrutiating call with customer retention and post it up on the internet. And then the reputational damage will far exceed any benefit of being incalcitrant with departing customers.
If they took a page from the Comcast book they wouldn't take no for an answer and would methodically break down your objections until you relinquished and bought that large meal. Oh and you'd have a 12 month contract for large meal with a huge penalty fees if you tried to escape from it.
And many issues with LibreOffice are easy to identify just from using it. It needs to focus on fixing them and modernizing itself.
I think if I had to use Open/LibreOffice day in day out that I'd be pretty pissed off with it too. It's fine for simple things, but start using it for complex documents, spreadsheets or presentations and lots of little annoyances become apparent - resizing that doesn't snap to things, text that wobbles around as you type, dialogs which aren't prefilled with useful defaults, clutter in the menus and toolbars, inscrutable icons and menu items, lack of outline mode (navigator doesn't count), lack of useful shapes etc.
This project would benefit enormously from devoting an entire major cycle to usability where the goal is to simplify the UI, make workflows more task centric and give the software a makeover.
I find it unsurprising that Atmos will fall on its ass in home cinema. Who is going to plaster their walls and ceilings with speakers?
1. In Germany, insurance that covers passengers is mandatory for anyone driving a car.
Insurance policies always have legalese which absolve them of paying out when the vehicle is used in an improper fashion. At best it might offer basic 3rd party insurance which might not include you as a paying passenger or limit your claim. And you assume someone has insurance to begin with.
2. All cars have pass inspection every two years.
Taxis are considered as small public vehicles and usually have additional standards they must meet with regard to cleanliness, luggage capacity, suitable vehicle models, safety equipment (fire extinguisher, first aid kit etc.), accessibility features like handholds, floor lighting etc. That's in addition to inspection to ensure the car is roadworthy. In some countries the schedule for testing is stricter for taxis too due to the additional wear and tear. And you assume someone has their car inspected to begin with.
3. The tests to get a drivers license are quite stringent and you have to take driving lessons at a licensed school.
Which doesn't test a person's geographic knowledge. Nor does it say if the person was caught drink driving and banned for a year, or if they previously raped someone. And you assume they have a licence to begin with.
5. The Uber app should be able to warn users if the driver takes a longer route than necessary.
A feat which can be accomplished with any other navigational app, e.g. Waze.
6. AFAIK, the Uber app provides ratings for drivers and customers and both drivers and customers can be rejected beforehand by the other party.
I should hope so too. I doubt those ratings have much to say about a driver's criminal background or compliance with public transport laws.
So... I'm sure you can cite references that Uber is more dangerous or less competent than the established services, right?
So you're demanding that someone prove an unknown quantity is more dangerous or less competent than a known quantity?
I thought that was hysterical. If their standard was the quart, it could have just said 1 cup.
And if their standard was the schmoo it could have said 12 sczars. I shan't explain how many sczars are in one schmoo because I find it hysterical that people use some other form of measurement and not know this.
Perhaps it might have enjoyed more success if they had added x86 emulation and LLVM-esque runtime support to Visual Studio and C++ so a large portion of desktop apps could be recompiled for it.