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Comment Re:You are all hypocrites (Score 1) 122

when Uber greatly improves the taxi industry

For who? Certainly not the owner-drivers, for them it is an uninsured race to the bottom. As for customers - Uber do not have any "taxis", they are a plain old (illegal) limo company "on a computer". Taxi's can be hailed on the street, taxi's have ranks and other infrastructure to manage street queues at popular locations, you can talk to a human to book a taxi or use an uber style booking app, taxi's have appropriate insurance, taxis have regular mechanical inspections, and yes, you can legally negotiate an up front price with a taxi driver.

You claim to embrace technology and better ways of doing things.

I was desperate enough to drive cabs in the 80's for three years, I can't imagine being desperate enough to be an Uber driver. Uber brings absolutely nothing to the taxi/limo industry that wasn't already illegal 30yrs ago.

Comment Re:It's their money... (Score 1) 154

The sensible goal is not to eliminate inequity but to narrow the gap to something that 'reasonable' people can live with, for example in most scandinavian countries the tax system makes it difficult/impossible for the highest paid to earn more than ~10X the lowest paid. You can still have your corporate empire but you can't suck it dry and spend it all on solid gold plumbing.

Comment Re:Pffft (Score 1) 132

Most business' neither need nor use a real time O/S. All applications that allocate random blocks of memory must find a way to deal with garbage collection, built-in GC makes it easy for the coder. Manual GC just means the coder must manage memory himself, which is mandatory on a proper real time O/S.

Comment Re:Short FPC history and goals overview (Score 3, Funny) 132

The summary says: "Twenty-three years ago, development started on the first version of the Turbo Pascal and later also Delphi-compatible Free Pascal Compiler" Perhaps you should re-read the summary, your paraphrase edits out the bit that makes all the difference???

Comment Re:Budget (Score 2) 64

We Aussies got rid of those fucking stupid licenses in the 60's. It's 2015 for fuck sake, a telly is no longer a luxury item, it's a cheap appliance. Just fund the BBC from consolidated revenue and save a shitload on paperwork and policing. It would also save the rest of the planet from having to listen to petty complaints from ideologues who don't want one of their license pennies ending up in the foreign service budget.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.