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Comment But cyclists are the enemy!! (Score 3, Insightful) 198 198

Seems nearly everyone of them feels they can peddle anywhere despite local laws. My city has sacrificed car lanes to make bike lines and bikers still ride the wrong way on one way streets, let alone to mention sidewalks. What is needed is a biker's license equal to a driver's license and equivalent penalties for violating the rules of the road. Breeze by a stop sign? Be subject to strip search just as everyone else is.

Submission + - Fight Against Uber Gets Physical

EzInKy writes:>CBS News and others are reporting on violent protests against Uber in Mexico. According to the article:

"A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.

Video of the incident showed people throwing eggs and flour inside the windows of vehicles, kicking doors and trying to rip off side mirrors. One man destroyed a sedan's rear window with a large rock."

Uber has responded to the attacks:

""What happened is a very grave attack on everyone's freedom and right to make a living in a dignified manner," Uber said in a statement. "Incidents like this are completely unacceptable, and we trust that authorities will act so that justice is done."

Could justice being done include all cars for hire being required to follow the same regulations?

Submission + - Fuck Slashdot

EzInKy writes: I tried to reply to a story important to me, namely about how to give input to input resistant systems, only to find that there was no way to give input.
WTF here people.

Comment Input is the real problem. (Score 1) 213 213

The main problem with small devices is that they make input very difficult. If Facebook doesn't awaken you to the idea that everyone has something to say, no matter how trivial, then nothing will. Start focusing on input technology that make it easy to call an idiot a dolt and these small devices may eventually take off.

Comment Re:Recognition of need for medical care? (Score 0) 56 56

Probably will be the same as with human staff. If a situation arises that can't be handled by current programming, call a supervisor. In actuality that may get a quicker EMS response as I doubt robots will sit around trying to think of way to take advantage of the situation.

Comment Re:Yes reliable (Score 3, Interesting) 37 37

So give them as much credence as the paid positive reviews then? It's gotten to the point that I won't buy anything that doesn't have at least a couple of negative reviews to balance out a product's cheerleaders. Nothing is so perfect that somebody somewhere can't find something wrong with it.

Never ask two questions in a business letter. The reply will discuss the one you are least interested, and say nothing about the other.