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Comment: Re:My startup is building the Internet of Things (Score 1) 76 76

Are you kidding. You might crib some code from the project, but I GUARANTEE you will strip out any code "that respects customer privacy and choice".

Right now, interoperability just means that more companies have direct, unfettered, access to whatever data is generated by the devices you purchased.

Comment: Re: Not surprised (Score 1) 327 327

Yes, that IS the reason. We tried the 'free market solves all problems' for this exact thing. Before we came up with medallions and the rest of the taxi regulations, it is what we did.

It wasn't pretty.

We came up with the taxi system BECAUSE of it. We didn't just decide out of the blue to do it.

Uber is counting on you NOT bothering to find out why we came up with the taxi system to begin with.

I'm not claiming the current system is great, or even good, or works well. But it's better than what we WILL get going down Uber's path. Because we've already done it.

Comment: Re: I believe one already exists. (Score 1) 117 117

As is not particularly unusual, the title is incorrect.

"Airplane Coatings Help Recoup Fuel Efficiency Lost To Bug Splatter"

From Merriam Webster: recoup "to get an equivalent for (as losses) : make up for " or "to make good or make up for something lost"

This coating would not 'recoup' the lost fuel efficiency. Better words to use would be "reduce" or "minimize".

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.