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+ - French Cabbies Say They're Going To Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Parisian taxi drivers have vowed to block roads leading into the French capital on Monday to protest a court's refusal to ban urban ridesharing service UberPOP. Like their counterparts in large cities across the globe, Parisian taxi drivers are fed up with what they see as unfair competition from Uber's popular smartphone taxi service. UberPOP, which uses non-professional drivers using their own cars to take on passengers at budget rates, has 160,000 users in France, according to the company. A commercial court in Paris ruled on Friday that a new law making it harder for Uber drivers to solicit business could not be enforced until the government had published full details of the restrictions. "It's the straw that breaks the camel's back," said Ibrahima Sylla, president of France Taxis, whose organisation has joined several others in calling for the early morning protest on Monday. They have urged taxi drivers to gather at the northern Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and the southern Orly airport at 05:00 am before slowly converging on the city in a bid to block arterial highways. "This is a fight against Uber. We're fed up. Allowing UberPOP means leaving 57,000 French taxis high and dry, and thus 57,000 families. And that is out of the question," said Sylla."

+ - Wikia Deletes Evidence Of Wikipedia Administrator Misconduct

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "At the request of Jimbo Wales and two Wikipedia administrators, Wikia administrator Dragon Rainbow deleted a Wikia page that had collected evidence of bias and misconduct by Wikipedia editors and administrators regarding Gamergate, a subject which is currently before the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee. A mirror of the deleted page exists so you can see the deleted content for yourself."

Comment: Hardware requirements jumped WAY up now with ZFS. (Score 1) 115

by SeaFox (#48577403) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

I've been running FreeNAS systems on hardware that's considered junk by most standards for years, and I think I'll have to stay with the 9.2 branch for now. The 9.3 version makes ZFS mandatory and the hardware requirements for running the drives in ZFS is huge compared to a NFS setup.

Before someone replies the ECC is only a little more than regular RAM, yeeeah. But it's a lot more RAM you need, and to use ECC you also need the rest of your system to be compatible with it. That means a new motherboard and processor, and a beefier processor capable of keeping track of the ZFS overheard on top of what you want to actually want to do.

Comment: Re:This really is a man's world... (Score 2) 377

by SeaFox (#48570761) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

If they have to be told what the image is from to get upset, to paraphrase Steve Jobs, they're getting offended wrong. The image as it is now does not objectify women any more than images that run in modern newspapers. Once it's been cropped to this level, it's literally lost all value that made it sexist to start with. If you can tell them instead it's from some old ladies fashion magazine and they're suddenly okay with it, I'd have to say you proved my point.

Comment: Re:Less interference... (Score 1) 127

by SeaFox (#48553157) Attached to: Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

You seize the last mile infrastructure under "eminent domain", "national security", or whatever reason your want to give. Then let the service providers lease access to that to deliver their connections to the backbone. Use the funds from the lease to pay for the upkeep of the network (the first thing the current providers will do once they lose the ownership of the network is stop rolling techs to make people who lose service get upset and side with them).

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.