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Comment: give it 10 years (Score 1) 169

by Keruo (#48739981) Attached to: How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?
The industry will change eventually once enough momentum will be gained towards the streaming,, Currently it's taking probably something like 30-40% of sales and still not enough to convert the old physical-format-only people to the streaming age. No single change is instantaneous, it'll take time to catch on..

Comment: Re:So basically.. (Score 1, Interesting) 295

by Keruo (#48595869) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber
I have this great APP!
It allows everyone to be a doctor and you can order an operation with simple click of a button and even pay for the surgery with it!
Who cares if that person is certified doctor, that's just bad government regulation! BOO!

The problem I see with Uber is taxes and fees. As the financial side is completely handled via the app, how can I be sure that the company running Uber actually covers the mandatory employee fees for the driver and pays the taxes required by the local government?

Comment: Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (Score 1, Insightful) 295

by Keruo (#48595755) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

NYC, , Paris, Berlin, , LA, , Rome, , Chicago, San Francisco.

Why is it that, in any major Western city,..that they can't speak a fucking word of English?

I narrowed your list down but in most of the cities you list, English isn't actually the official language, it's spoken by convenience by majority of people, not because it's government mandated.

Comment: Write it down (Score 2) 247

by Keruo (#48526523) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?
I would encourage users to write down their password on a piece of paper.
That paper should contain only the password, no hint to what it belongs to.
The paper will then be stored inside the persons wallet, and looked at when neccessary, but not taken out.
If that person manages to loose their wallet, they have bigger problems than the company password.

Comment: Exams are bullshit (Score 1) 438

by Keruo (#48352505) Attached to: The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat
Exams generally try to determine how you have memorized some subject, not how you can adapt what you've learned.
By cheating on exams you're basically fooling yourself.
The point of education is to give you some stepping stone to each subject and something for you to go on when you need to research the subject further yourself.

Comment: Super-plagues et al. (Score 1) 326

by Keruo (#47939193) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100
The article mentions it vaguely but I predict this growth will be limited more by major outbreak of some disease or diseases.
Possibly some form of influenza or other nasty bug like airborne ebola should wipe medium portion of the population at some point in the future.
Alternatively, or should I say additionally rising pollution levels at highly populated areas will cause health problems at increasing rate.

Comment: Re:Another blow to Uber (Score 1) 276

by Keruo (#47714623) Attached to: Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars
How is this blow against Uber?
Uber is illegal in Finland as taxis here need a license to operate and they have service obligation.
Uber would allow the drivers to bypass the service obligation by rating the user with note like "user is in wheelchair" and that would give the driver the option to skip the ride which would be discriminating towards the user ordering the service(although not necessarily directly obvious) and thus bypassing the service obligation.

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them. -- Nicolaides