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Comment: Re:Why isn't public transport 'free'? (Score 1) 198

Anyways, what you need to do is look at all these costs and decide if it makes sense. It might be cheaper and have more impact to simply subsidize the heck out of plug-in hybrids, or develop a Zipcar style system.

Cars costs a lot, especially in space, that is the biggest subsidize you get. Sure it's a sunk cost for all apartments and houses, but it's still something that we pay a lot of money to maintain and extend. Individual cars will never ever be cheap, it might seem like it's cheap if you think that everyone should have one.

Comment: Re: Too bad there's so much car ownership there... (Score 1) 198

And the issue here is pollution, not traffic. These shared cars are electric, so not a problem.

In the spring lots of particles are released from the road, those particles have slowly accumulated during a long period of wet weather. Decreasing traffic reduces the amount of those particles that are launched up into the air, not by much, but hopefully enough to not be fined for it. I guess electric cars help a bit but not enough by a long shot.

There are three ways to solve mobility in cities

1. walk
2. public transport
3. bikes

Trying to use cars for personal transport has failed for all cities that has tried it.

Comment: Re:So much for Debian 8, then... (Score 1) 338

by emj (#49211811) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

"Chrome gathers statistics on how it's used so it's evil and we don't care if it breaks". WTF?

That's not even remotely what the Debian devs said. The Google Devs choose to disable support for anyone who want to have a stable Linux experience, so Ubuntu LTS users won't have Chrome extensions until 2017.

Comment: Re:What part of "Consent" Don't You Understand? (Score 1) 311

by emj (#49135221) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission

Who is to define what is and isn't art and speech? You? Me?

This is humiliation. This is malice. This is revenge. This is greed. This is crime. Revenge porn

Then call it these things. Stop trying to make it something it isn't, and admit you consider stopping these to be much more important than freedom of speech.

Should I be allowed to market stuff with an image of you attach to it? Immaterial rights isn't fun but it does extend quite a lot. Lots of countries have freedom of speech without freedom to sue.

Comment: The worst part is the polished turd that is Uber (Score 2) 193

by emj (#49135121) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

From that site, one of the most important claim is "using unlicensed drivers with some of its services", sometimes getting an unlicensed veichle + driver when you order a Uber drive isn't very good, and I do think the comapny should pay dearly for that. Now there are people who only care about getting cheap services, but in the case of Uber you pay the same amount for a licensed and an unlicensed driver.

The amount of unlicensed Uber drivers seems to be rather small here, but they do exist sadly, and I find it strange that Uber doesn't try harder to fix this problem.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.