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Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 1) 185

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."

Comment: Re:Let me be the first... (Score 2) 318

First, South Korea also has them Or are these not 'robots' because they are fixed in place.

Second, the summary mixes up things, as robots that detect and/or deactivate/destroy land mines or are not actively used to directly kill people aren't part of the 'killer robot' theme, and are rather irrelevant to the issue of killer robots (and yes, I understand that the land-mine robot could kill someone if they are stupid enough to be standing around when it finds and detonates a mine).

Third, the summary also mixes up the concept of a remotely controlled device (like, say, a predator drone) which is already in widespread use and a device that is programmed to decide without further human intervention as to which people it should fire at.

Comment: Re:Your choice (Score 1) 185

by davester666 (#49117373) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

The US gov't has managed to successfully put over the idea that having more than $10,000 cash is inherently illegal unless you can prove you have the money legally. And if you are stopped for DWB, you better not have more than $100 on you, if you do, it's confiscating because you are a drug dealer.

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