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Comment: Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 318 318

claim they were always going to do this if needed to but hadn't realized they were required to

Yeah, and ignorance of the law is no excuse right? In places like Canada, the fines for failing to have the proper insurance start at $10k per incident. After the first incident, they jump to $50k, $100k and $250k per incident thereafter. Maybe it's time for the crown/DA to start laying fines at their feet.

Comment: Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 318 318

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:you never hear of having USN nuclear problems (Score 2, Insightful) 278 278

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) 293 293

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: Re:This will do WONDERS for Yahoo's image! (Score 2) 328 328

Adobe just did this for mcafee so yeah, it seems to me that all the companies seem to think this is just an awesome idea. I know, we'll change shit for people then laugh when this backfires or something! Though I'm pretty sure that this stuff is illegal here in Canada now.

Comment: Re:When it's quite inconvenient... (Score 1) 297 297

Not surprised at the 40MB scsi drive still working, I had an old quantum 40MB drive that was working up until a few years ago in a old 386, it had been running for 18 odd years straight. I figured that when I shut it down, that would be the end of it since the bearings would be completely worn out. I was right.

Comment: Re:When it's quite inconvenient... (Score 3, Informative) 297 297

Sounds about right. I've had two crashes, one was back in 2006 and it was a raid night in WoW, the drive head of my main drive crashed. The other was a SSD failure, when I was writing a term paper. Luckily in both cases I used a triple redundancy solution for my backups and was up and running again in a few hours. I learned way, way back in '91 that if you don't have a backup you're up shits creek.

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee

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