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Comment Re:The summary makes me quiver (Score 4, Funny) 258

As an archer, I have to admit reading that made me quiver with laughter; but then again, after I loose* an arrow, the bow does quiver for a bit.

*First correct usage of "loose" in a sentence in the history of Slashdot.

Comment Re:Who is it for, really? (Score 1) 178

Next time you see a bicycle (especially a POS) outside the local neighborhood liquor store or bar, just remind yourself that the person using it is doing so because they had their license revoked for DUI. Just sayin'.

Meanwhile your begged question is right on the money.

Comment Re:Of course they're losing money (Score 5, Insightful) 206

They keep breaking laws and having to pay out the ass in fines. Their model won't be profitable until they buy off enough lawmakers to get the regulations changed.

The next round of Uber stories we'll be reading will involve their being named as co-defendants in wrongful death lawsuits involving unsafe vehicles. In my state, cabs and limos have to go through a state safety lane twice a year. Cab/chauffeur drivers have to have special training and licenses. And cab/limo companies carry PLENTY of liability insurance, and are pretty picky about who drives for them. Uber can try to hand-wave all of that, but sooner or later, huge jury payouts are going to run them into bankruptcy.

Comment Re:If you don't have riveting hero(s).... (Score 3, Interesting) 168

To be fair, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm had EPIC FAIL written all over it from the first press release. And she certainly didn't disappoint - in the epic fail category. I'd rather pretend those two movies didn't exist at all, and pretend that this is the remake of the Roger Corman Fantastic Four origin story, which wasn't half bad in comparison.

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." -- George Bernard Shaw