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Comment: Voting and Auto Dashboards (Score 1) 18

by GlennC (#47451041) Attached to: Interviews: Juan Gilbert Answers Your Questions

I don't see why paper and pen aren't used. Even this guy's voting solution boils down to a paper ballot.

As for auto dashboards, I prefer them with discrete tactile switches and knobs. That way, my attention is focused on the road, where it should be.

I admire the fact that some folks are looking at making improvements, but there are some instances where involving technology serves only to complicate matters.

I may be older, but you can stay on my lawn if you wish. Just please don't make a mess.

Comment: Re:"unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" (Score 1) 231

by GlennC (#47448345) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

Let's look it up....http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Since there is no "Right to Privacy" listed earlier in the Constitution, it is not explicitly denied here.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Since, to my knowledge, no State has prohibited privacy, nor has there been a Constitutional Amendment denying a citizen's right to privacy, the right to privacy most certainly exists.

Unlike most codes of law in the United States, the Constitution does not generally apply to individual citizens. Rather, the Constitution defines and codifies the Federal government, and is generally accepted to be the limit of Federal and State powers and responsibilities.

Comment: Re:Libertarian view... (Score 1) 255

by GlennC (#46951465) Attached to: Melbourne Uber Drivers Slapped With $1700 Fines; Service Shuts Down

If the driver was only in the area where the pedestrian was hit because the passenger was paying the driver, then it could be argued that the passenger shares liability with the driver.

If the driver was an Uber driver, then both Uber and the passenger could be liable.

The driver could also face criminal charges, depending on jurisdiction.

Comment: Re:so much unsaid for uber. (Score 1) 255

by GlennC (#46951173) Attached to: Melbourne Uber Drivers Slapped With $1700 Fines; Service Shuts Down

But the original point was that the portion of the Uber fare paid to the driver may not be sufficient to cover fuel and maintenance on the car, much less the required commercial insurance and/or licensing.

Thus, drivers are probably cutting corners by neglecting maintenance, not buying insurance, etc. A large portion of the commercial licensing requirements involves proving that the taxi owner is performing maintenance, has the required insurance, and that the drivers have the correct license. Apparently, Uber doesn't do any of that. Therefore, I have to agree with the Victoria government and the legal taxi and limo drivers. I wouldn't use the Uber service.

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