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Comment: Re:Implement locally? (Score 1) 143

by MooseTick (#48931379) Attached to: How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

" There's a guy at work whose wife is expecting a baby... Maybe his wife should have a talk with him about working for a company that lets him work from home. "

#1 Are you saying he should change jobs so that he can be available for a call for the singular time that he may get a call that its time for her to give birth?

#2 Not all jobs lend themselves to working from home. What about those people who actually have to be somewhere to get work done?

"There is no situation I could be in where an incoming call is important enough to warrant my immediate attention."

So, if your mom/dad/wife/child/friend had a heart attack and had moments to live, you wouldn't feel the need to try to see them? Or as a more common issue, if one of those people had a flat tire and found the spare was flat also, you wouldn't want to go help them if possible?

Comment: Re:Tough problem (Score 2) 263

by MooseTick (#48867573) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

" Admit that there is going to be huge structural unemployment in the future, and enact European style unemployment insurance and worker protections"

Or, you could pretend that the $100k you're earning this year is actually $50k, because you are unemployed half the time and plan to live off of $50/year instead of the feast/famine model.

Comment: Re:Duck Duck Go (Score 2) 155

A browser fingerprint is not that perfect. I've done an in-depth analysis looking at 4.4 billion hits and user agents are not that unique. From that I found 4.3 million unique user agents. About 9% of the overall daily traffic contained user agents that were only seen from a unique IP address. So, there is less than a 1 in 10 chance you can be fingerprinted. And, if/when you ever update your OS or browser there is a good chance you will be lost in the crowd again.

Comment: Re:Serves them right (Score 1) 160

by MooseTick (#48769037) Attached to: Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

" cars are often too cheap for the service to be sustainable, in the sense that the money does not even cover the running costs of the cars when considering wear and loss of value on purchase price"

This could be true if you purchased a car just to be an Uber "taxi". If you already owned a car though, and want to make a few extra bucks a few nights a week, then you may be able to come ahead. Especially with gas being $1.50/gallon now.

Comment: Re: Autonomous vehicles (Score 1) 162

by MooseTick (#48754963) Attached to: What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

How about a system that safely works in fair weather and then shuts down for manual driving when it can't cope like in the brutal conditions you described. For many of us, that will cover 98+% of the driving. I can suck it up for the 1-2% if needed. And really, no one should be on the road if the conditions are near what you described.

System going down at 5 this afternoon to install scheduler bug.