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Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 301 301

Pecos's comments make sense when you realize he doesn't live here on Earth with the rest of us. Pecos apparently lives in near a Jr. High physics class, where ropes and pulleys are massless and frictionless, so for him the entry and exit to capital and labor markets is costless.

I'm sorry if you find it so hard to start a business that you don't find it to be worth it, but fortunately not everyone thinks that way.

Comment: Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 301 301

If you think that's the reason you really need to do some research. Until then it's pretty safe to assume you don't understand this topic in any great depth.

So having way fewer cabs on the street than needed, and never being able to hail an empty cab are just pleasant side benefits?

Comment: Re:I *know* anyone using a bs pseudonym online (Score 1) 410 410

(Should perfectly - it's only TRUTH about online weasels that hide behind bs names & are EASILY tracked sheep online here @ /., that's certain - you did THAT to yourselves!)

So what exactly is your point here? That's what I'm trying to delve down into. As far as I know you always post AC, so you're not against people posting anonymously. Is the argument that the "pseudononymous" nickname is not anonymous? Sure, I could agree with that, you responded to one of my posts where I said as much. I login to Slashdot for the convenience of easily tracking my posts, and I'm fine with other people doing so, as you have. You can call me an easily-tracked sheep if you want, that's certainly your prerogative, but maybe I'm fine with people tracking my posting history. I'm not ashamed of my posting history on Slashdot, whether I log in as "Rakarra Williams" or decide to just post as AC. Going through the history seems to me like it would be a waste of time, but I recognize that it's there if you want it.

Comment: Re:Depends on your perspective and tastes (Score 1) 410 410

Do you really think that the people who disagree with you are all sockpuppets trying to pull one over on you? I suppose when you employ sockpuppet accounts yourself, you start to see everyone else as a sockpuppet of whomever you currently have a beef with.

What a shame, I don't even have a problem with host-file-based browser security.

Comment: Re:London's fantastic... (Score 1) 410 410

You don't have to have a degree to know when someone is crazy.

I got sick of riding the bus the third time I had to sit next to the woman who was shouting that the jews at the bank stole all her money, and how the law gives her the right to kill anyone who "messes" with her kids.

Comment: Re:Aresholes (Score 1) 301 301

I did it not too long ago, so I could listen to an album in the car. Until... very recently the car had a sound system would could play CDs, but it had no aux jack. It did have a USB jack, but it only understood Apple iPod/iPhones (and recently, it looks like Google or Samsung or whoever disabled outputting USB audio). So... CD it was!

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 301 301

For ten bucks a month I can stream almost anything I want legally.

"Buying" songs in any format is an obsolete model.

Assuming your service is even legal, it won't be around much longer. The industry is aggressively moving towards pay-per-view/pay-per-listen. On the movie side, they detest Netflix and their all-you-can-eat for a low price model and have been doing everything in their power to kill them. On the music side, the royalty system is already firmly in place, but I guarantee you that every single music industry decision maker thinks that your $10/month music service is at waaaaaaay too low of a price.

"Buying" songs in any format is an obsolete model.

Well, you have that part mostly right.

Comment: Re:London's fantastic... (Score 1) 410 410

Some of those strangers are interesting people. You can talk to a dozen different people, each with a unique perspective on the world, some of them quite insightful or funny, during lunch

Most of them are not, and there are enough who are completely crazy or sociopaths to make the occasional bright spot not worth it.

Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.