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Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings 299

jaa101 writes In Australia Uber is reportedly suspending the accounts used by government transport inspectors conducting sting operations. The article suggests that a new handset, credit card and email account are all needed to get a new, unblocked account. If inspectors can only issue one or two fines before they're blocked then the sting operations will cost more than the fines. Presumably the Uber app can block based on IMEI, SIM and/or phone number.

Comment Re:You dorks (Score 5, Insightful) 418

You don't get to decide things you don't pay for. The people that pay for things gets to decide them.

If you ever feel the need to install an ad blocker, you're doing it wrong.

Hence why CNN doesn't get to decide whether their ads display on the computer I paid for or not.

Comment If a thing is dangerous with drones... (Score 1) 200

It's that thing that is dangerous, not the drones. Drones are never going to get any more expensive than they are now. They're only going to get cheaper, more disposable, and harder to trace back to their pilot.

People are going to do whatever they please with them. If some other activity isn't compatible, then it's that activity we'll have to restrict.

Comment You've missed the point (Score 1, Insightful) 1482

There's not much you can do about Jobs, Balmer, or Cook being assholes, but we probably can force Mozilla to kick Eich to the curb.

Now, assholes don't much care about being assholes, but this will make at least some of them think of the future implications of supporting something assholish like Prop 8.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal