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Comment: Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 26 26

by Mr D from 63 (#50015447) Attached to: Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

Alternatively; if Uber drivers don't need to buy licenses and follow certain regulations, why should taxi drivers? It seems like Uber is working well enough under a de-regulated environment.

Then the very environment that Uber thrives on would be gone. They'd have to adapt as well.

Comment: Re:Does Uber need executives in France? (Score 0) 26 26

by Mr D from 63 (#50015419) Attached to: Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company
They need drivers, and if they can arrest executives, they can likely arrest drivers as well. Interestingly, France has a heavily unionized workforce...so maybe the Uber drivers need to unionize (jk).

And while France may have a legal basis to take those actions, I hate that they give the union protestors, who damaged and disrupted so much, what they wanted. It sends a message for others to follow suit. France is in a pickle.

Comment: Re:Uber takes over? (Score 3, Informative) 196 196

by Mr D from 63 (#50010887) Attached to: How Uber Takes Over a City
Yes, Uber has one goal and that is make as much money as possible. They don't care about the Taxi companies, and in the end they won't care about their own drivers. They will make the plays they can now to capitalize as much as possible on their success to date. They might even agree to purchase licenses, boost driver requirements, etc. In which case they start looking more and more like the taxi companies.

Comment: Re:Is current AI reporting harmfully misleading? (Score 1) 192 192

by Mr D from 63 (#50007459) Attached to: WSJ Overstates the Case Of the Testy A.I.

Never mind. I'm not in the mood for a philosophical debate.

But...you started it.....

I think the media needs to stop oversimplifying science and technology to the point where the average joe thinks he really knows something about it, not realizing all of the devils in the details, assumptions make a difference, risk are overstated or misrepresented, etc..

Reporting should to such a depth that that the knowledgeable gain more insight, and less knowledgeable people realize their limits of understanding and decide to put in the work to learn, or leave it to the qualified. (This includes politicians.).

Comment: Re:Ironically, it's the media's fault (Score 1) 192 192

by Mr D from 63 (#50007323) Attached to: WSJ Overstates the Case Of the Testy A.I.

If the media can't accurately explain to people and have them accept where AI really is, they only have themselves to blame.

But the media gets just about every technology and science wrong when it comes to accurate reporting. AI is no different, why expect a different result?

Comment: Re:Well, well, well. (Score 4, Insightful) 286 286

by Mr D from 63 (#50006373) Attached to: A Failure For SpaceX: Falcon 9 Explodes During Ascension

Well, it is a bit like Musk's version of capitalism: nationalize the risks, privatize the rewards. What's the surprise?

Those private space insurance premiums should be skyrocketing....

I'm guessing /. will be a lot more forgiving than if this were a NASA failure.

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Tailhook writes: A much needed ISS resupply mission failed today when a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated during launch. A robotic Dragon capsule with more than two and a half tons of supplies, equipment were lost. The failure occurred prior to separation of the first and second stage just after the launch vehicle went supersonic. This is the second consecutive ISS resupply mission failure after the Russian Progress capsule was lost in April.
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Chevy Bolt General Motors Inc. has recently released early prototype images of its electric car “Chevy Bolt”, showing their huge ambitions for selling cheaper electric cars to consumers. This photo release of Chevy Bolt made it clear that GM is ahead of Tesla...
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Comment: Re: political speech (Score 1) 229 229

Accountability does not necessarily mean one will suffer a penalty. Look up the definition.

Is it OK to suffer civil prosecution for expressing an opinion? I guess many would answer differently depending on the expressed opinion. So, it really doesn't matter and is not relevant to my specific point.

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