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Comment: Re:Well, Dice finally did it (Score 2, Insightful) 82

by NotDrWho (#49146375) Attached to: Microsoft Closing Two Phone Factories In China

It's a fucking shame This site used to be so great back in the day. I remember when it was routine to see postings with over 1,000 comments (don't be fooled by my UID, I've been here a LONG time). And I'm still not sure why Dice seems so absolutely determined to kill it off. But man, have they done a great job of it! Even after the outcry against the Beta, they are just DETERMINED to FORCE it on us. They're like a drunk friend who wants to fight you tooth-and-nail to get into that car and drive off that cliff. He is just GOING TO DRIVE OFF THAT CLIFF, no matter how many times you plead with him and warn him.

Comment: Re:Slashdot (Score 1) 282

Anybody else's Slashdot break today?

Personally, I think it's very progressive of Dice to hire special needs students to do all their web design work. Special Peter did an excellent job with the Beta redesign and today's re-skin, and his mom is certainly VERY proud of him--probably even proud enough to bake that lasagna he likes so much. Good work, Peter! You keep achieving, just like your baseball cap says!

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 1) 192

by NotDrWho (#49136261) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

I wonder about the sheer amount of money that must be changing hands to induce all city governments to sing the same song from the same hymnal in perfect unison.

Have a look at how much a taxi medallion sells for in NYC to give you an idea of the kind of money we're talking about here. Average selling price $800,000+. And that's AFTER Uber (they used to go for over $1 million).

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 2) 192

by NotDrWho (#49136225) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

I wonder why Uber don't have the appropriate license?

Probably because getting an appropriate license involves things like:

1) Paying a huge brib...ahem...."registration fee" to the issuing authorities, and/or
2) Being a good friend or relative of the right people, and/or
3) Making generous campaign contributions to the right politicians, and/or
4) Being the son or daughter of an existing license holder.

Just look at New York City, where a taxi medallion is treated like a royal asset and can set you back $1 million+. Once you get one, it's basically a privileged monopoly license to treat customers like shit.

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