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Comment: Re:skating on the edge of legal? (Score 4, Insightful) 302

by poetmatt (#49630191) Attached to: Uber Forced Out of Kansas

This is hilariously dishonest.

Conventional taxis don't have to go out of business - that's a strawman/misnomer. Why don't they provide their own apps to provide service to riders? Oh, right. Uber is doing what taxi services refuse to in a lot of instances. Uber isn't the problem here, but old outdated legislation is.

Taxi services don't operate 24/7 with 100% coverage, that is and never can be the case anywhere. Meanwhile, uber is opening up to other competition and enabling better coverage than the taxi services themselves provide.

+ - #RSAC: Open-Source Software Is a Public Health Hazard ->

Submitted by just_another_sean
just_another_sean writes: The folks at InfoSecurity have quite a bit to say about open source software, how pervasive it is and how utterly insecure it is.

Open-source software is cost-effective (in theory), easily accessible and represents a known development quantity that allows the pace of application innovation to accelerate.

There’s one issue: open-source also represents a vast, unpatched quagmire of cyber-risk that’s putting public safety at grave risk.

Suspiciously absent from the article is any mention of vulnerabilities in closed source software...
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The best laid plans of mice and men are held up in the legal department.