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Comment: Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 236 236

by Mashiki (#50017437) Attached to: Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

In Ontario, anyone can open a cab company with next to no money if they're a single individual(in my city a person can run a 1-2 car company for $250-700/yearly). A company is required to front money for a mass-operators license in most cities/towns. This is anywhere from $10k to $500k depending on the number of cabs you're going to operate. Uber refuses to follow existing laws, bylaws, or even insurance regulations.

I can tell you right now what's going to happen. Someone is going to get into a serious or fatal crash with an uber driver, they're going to have bottom barrel liability insurance(because they refuse to follow the law), and the company will be banned from operating in xyz provinces/states/etc.

Comment: Re:Nude == Rude? (Score 1) 166 166

by ArcherB (#50016569) Attached to: Detecting Nudity With AI and OpenCV

Apology accepted. My daughter will be educated in the ways of life. My point is that it is up to me to decide when my daughter learns these things. That is not a decision left to idiots in the general public.

In other words, I'm not depending on the village to raise my child. If any of the village idiots try, they will find themselves dependent on the village to take care of them.

I'm her parent. Not that asshole.

Comment: If we only set a string precedent... (Score 2) 87 87

by argStyopa (#50012867) Attached to: When a Company Gets Sold, Your Data May Be Sold, Too

"..Because the site's privacy policy had promised never to sell or share members' personal details without their permission,..."

Sounds like we could charge the corporate officers with 2 million counts of fraud at least.

If we actually set a strong precedent of punishing site owners for their cavalier disregard for the promises made, I suspect this wouldn't be something we'd have much worry about.

Comment: Re:you never hear of having USN nuclear problems (Score 2, Insightful) 232 232

by Mashiki (#50012737) Attached to: Bill Gates Investing $2 Billion In Renewables

You mean the "don't run reactors without proper controls" don't (thanks environmentalists) stall upgrades on a first gen nuclear reactor in an earthquake zone? Yeah. We already know about the first, the second though pushed back upgrades on the reactors several times.

It's not dissimilar to what happened at a medical reactor here in Canada. It didn't have a secondary or third backup system for various parts, and the environmentalists threw a hissy fit over and over and over again, and the government had enough and simply shut down the reactor leading to a world-wide shortage of medical isotopes until the new reactor was online.

Comment: Re:Uh this isn't news... (Score 1) 225 225

The question then people should be asking, is are you using fast path or the slow path channel? My one machine is fast path and sees these problems, the other is slow path and doesn't see these problems. You put that together and what does it say? That fast path is still tweaking and testing like any other unstable build. While slow is doing a fine job of being stable.

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 216 216

by argStyopa (#50010685) Attached to: How Uber Takes Over a City

I'm not sure I understand the narrative direction here.

While most people likely find the whole lobbyist thing distasteful, it would be rather ridiculous for a business that challenges long-entrenched collusive bureaucracies (defending millions of dollars of registration fees etc) to proceed without due attention to those realities.

Comment: Both sides of the coin? (Score 1) 250 250

by argStyopa (#50005967) Attached to: FB Reveals Woeful Diversity Numbers

If we're going to strike a pose of moral outrage when a company's employee demographics don't match closely enough the general population demographics, are we going to cry 'injustice' if their numbers climb too high? Ie if African-Americans are 16% of the population, will we complain if they reach 24% of the Facebook employee roster?

Why do we care?

In 2015 do we really believe that some Snidely-Whiplash HR person is rubbing their hands together and cackling while they shred all the valid applications from blacks and other minorities?

Chemist who falls in acid will be tripping for weeks.