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Comment: Re:Business class is a misnomer (Score 1) 144

by jareth-0205 (#46761629) Attached to: How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

Some people don't enjoy work and paying them more might get them to work on time or to work the whole day. Or you could just fire them and hire someone who has an understanding that they have agreed to do a job for a rate of pay.

Oh really? Alright I can play your game: those people have agreed to do a job that involved standard office hours. Travel means being asked to sit in a cramped aeroplane for many hours and give up their evenings and potentially weekends to do their job. By your own measure, work travel spreads outside normal work hours, so making it comfortable is hardly an unreasonable request. Just because an employee asks for something doesn't mean they should be fired over it.

Comment: Re:What society really needs to do (Score 1) 518

by jareth-0205 (#46630539) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Not sure what Birmingham has to do with anything, but I have lived in Leeds, Manchester and Bradford, if that helps whatever point you're trying to make.

I never said all, I said largely, and there are many reasons for this that go way beyond the "white people are just superior" air that you are giving off. You're the one who dumped racial statistics that weren't asked for or relevant.

Comment: Re:What society really needs to do (Score 1) 518

by jareth-0205 (#46630039) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

I can't think of a single reason why anybody should be taking the test without being prepared.

Errr... because a test is a massively different psychological situation than normal driving? You haven't heard of people who are quite capable at a subject but dry-up during exams? You couldn't even think of that reason?

Comment: Re:What society really needs to do (Score 3, Insightful) 518

by jareth-0205 (#46629879) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

I think the whites who live in Garretts Green will take their test in the exact same place as the ethnic majority who live there.

And largely higher wealth levels for whites give far more opportunity to learn, own cars, have longer / better driving instructors, etc. But you're hellbent on backing up your racism, so go nuts.

Comment: Re:What society really needs to do (Score 1) 518

by jareth-0205 (#46629675) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Fail the test three times, that's it. No more chances.

Apart from that being an arbitrary and selfish number (I would bet my life on you having passed your test in 3 or less), I hope you're willing to pay for the massive investment on improving public transport necessary to accommodate all these people inferior to you that don't learn as fast as you.

Comment: Re:What society really needs to do (Score 2) 518

by jareth-0205 (#46629639) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

is that a comment on driving skills or prejudice of testers?

I don't know. It still seems to hold in cities which are predominantly black/Asian, eg. "Birmingham (Garretts Green)" where only 10% of candidates are labelled "White".

Worth mentioning that most ethnic minorities live in cities and are likely to take their test in cities, which is a much harder place to take a test than a rural / suburban situation that a good number of whites would test in.

Comment: Re:So if you forget to lock your front door (Score 1) 246

Of course you can know. This guy knew. He was deliberately trying to find stuff that he knew wasn't supposed to be public. If you didn't know then that would be a defence, but I can't see that being the case here.

The law isn't technical absolute booleans, intent matters, and what the person is trying to do is part of it. What a reasonable person expects and would I don't see the photography thing as a crazy law, should you be allowed to pry into my house just because technically you can and there's no cast-iron technical way to say not to?

Comment: Re:So if you forget to lock your front door (Score 2) 246

Step in your house, no. LOOK in your house from the curb, sure. If the doors are open it's a public place.

At the risk of propagating this analogy-hell, I'm pretty sure that if your door is open, your property is still not a public place.

In the UK for example, if you point a camera at a building with a normal lens, that is fine. If you point a camera at a window with a high-zoom, that is not. Intent matters!

Comment: Re:Learning lessons from the failed Bell breakup (Score 1) 56

What should've happened instead was that the Bell system should've been broken up at the physical plant level. ILECs should've been left owning nothing more than the physical plant, selling access to it, at tariffed rates, to any CLEC that wants to provide voice or data service over the last mile.

Interestingly this is roughly what happened in the UK with voice and data telecoms. BT (as the previously nationalised monopoly) is left with all the infrastructure, and the services on top, but they have to run them as separate businesses. Other companies have the right to piggy back on the last mile, and install their network hardware in BT exchanges. It worked very well for the ADSL-era, though an argument can be made that BT have wrested a bit too much influence again now that we're moving to fibre. Heavily regulated private business *can* work...

Comment: Re:Android is all maximized all the time (Score 1) 194

by jareth-0205 (#46439061) Attached to: Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

Let me know when Android can even put two windows on the screen.

2012 called and wants its ignorance back.

http://liliputing.com/2013/09/...

Alright there Mister Patronising... Not really Android is it though? When Android for vast majority of devices effectively means stock+tweaks+Google Play, solutions that are only for manufacturers to implement is a bit useless for the rest of us, isn't it?

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