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Comment: Re:Should come with its own football team (Score 1) 101

Meanwhile, Microsoft is backdooring a bunch of foreign workers [not from Canada or the US] to work in the US by first getting them to work in Canada for a year then transferring them to the US. Thanks Harper, for letting Microsoft import an UNLIMITED number of people this way.

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

because they offer free rides? because some people have lots of money and want to feel superior?

Uber is just trying to drag the taxi industry back to when it started. When large companies would take advantage of both the drivers and the customers for their own benefit.

Search the archives and see the reasons why the taxi service has these regulations. Your city council has the records. There are very good reasons for the vast majority of them.

Comment: Re:Should a Service Robot Bring an Alcoholic a Dri (Score 1) 162

by davester666 (#49134683) Attached to: Should a Service Robot Bring an Alcoholic a Drink?

I can see it now. A big warehouse, with rows and rows of dildo's, all with a DOB on a little tag inserted in the front of the shelf they are on. And there are factory tours going around, with the presenter saying "And these were just born today. Touch them, they're still warm. It's ok, you just can't fondle them. And these ones over here are just reaching the age of consent for adults in New Jersey, so they are getting shipped there, and these ones over here are the age of consent in New York, and are getting shipped there. And what state are you from? ok, the age of consent there is 18, so some of the dildo's from this group of shelves will be going there for you to buy."

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