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Comment: Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

by GlennC (#49294283) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

Uber requires that you pass a Driving Background Check, a Sexual Predator background check, a Criminal background check, a SSN trace to verify your identity, and a car inspection by a city licensed mechanic

Does Uber follow up and verify your background check, or do they just accept any documentation you send them?

Comment: Re:Experience (Score 2) 155

by GlennC (#49278325) Attached to: Data Research Reveals When Taking a Yellow Cab Is Cheaper Than an Uber

Well they are insured and they do have a license, so I am not sure your point.

They don't have a LIVERY license, and they don't have COMMERCIAL insurance.

You realize that there is a difference between standard car insurance and commercial livery insurance, right?

I'm sure you'll be happy to be sued when your Uber driver hits someone while transporting you and neither the driver's insurance nor Uber is willing to pay.

Comment: Re:Why blame her for this? (Score 3, Insightful) 609

by GlennC (#49232893) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

...the IT people that worked with her that never said anything, or raised any kind of fuss over the problem.

That assumes she didn't simply dismiss their concerns with the type of entitled attitude that has come to be a defining mark of both the Left and Right wings of the Demopublican Party.

Comment: Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (Score 2) 551

by GlennC (#48831819) Attached to: Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

I've seen the question asked, but not answered....

If journald is a separate daemon from the rest of systemd, that should mean that I can COMPLETELY REMOVE journald without affecting systemd. Is that correct?

The answer should be either Yes, which means that the general understanding of the UNIX philosophy is maintained, or No, which would demonstrate that systemd has too many inter-dependencies, and is in fact a monolithic environment.

Comment: Re:Serves them right (Score 2) 160

by GlennC (#48765045) Attached to: Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

I imagine you've never been denied service because of how you looked, the neighborhood you live in, or some other subjective opinion.

It must be nice where you live, that ignorance and intolerance don't exist, and where everyone has immediate access to perfect information all the time. I wouldn't share my location with the general populace, though....the rest of the world isn't so nice.

Comment: Re:Highly supported? (Score 1) 573

by GlennC (#48745571) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

Something I think will eventually happen, especially if the open carry state also has concealed carry....Florida and Texas, I'm looking at you.

A person will see someone openly carrying, pull out their wallet and cell phone, and say loudly and clearly, "Don't shoot, just take my things. Please don't hurt my kids!" Then the concealed carriers will shoot at the open carrier, thinking themselves "the good guys with the guns" and the area (likely) turns into a free-fire zone as everyone with a gun imagines that they are the hero saving the day.

I only hope I am nowhere near that scene when it goes down.

Comment: Re:Converts gas cars to electric? (Score 1) 37

by GlennC (#48509647) Attached to: Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

From looking at the pictures on the site, one of the cars appears to be an early 1990 vintage Ford Mustang, and another older small pickup is shown. Therefore, I'd say if your "rust bucket on wheels" isn't too large, it may work.

There's another company near me that is working on making electric and hybrid delivery trucks. They also convert Mercedes ML series SUV's to electric, and have a program to retrofit diesel trucks and vans.


Comment: Re:Not Eligible -- Yes, I am a US Citizen (Score 1) 551

by GlennC (#48304423) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...

From the post:

A hotel is not a residence according to the state I work in; as such, I am not a resident of the state I am in.

Therefore, the OP cannot get the legally required ID in order to vote.

Also, the OP cannot register to vote, therefore the OP CANNOT VOTE.

From the standpoint of wanting to vote, how is this different from living on the street or a homeless shelter?

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.