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Comment: Re:Almost dropped on side of HWY by my local 5-0 (Score 2) 109

by mythosaz (#47770701) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?


...for what appeared to me to be without reason or provocation.

His reason might have sucked, but this idea that he was bored and just wanted to fuck around and pull his gun on some dude in the dark is nuts.

Comment: dash cams. (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by mythosaz (#47770673) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Dash cams in most/many/some police cars work when the officer engages his lights or sirens, passes a certain speed threshold, etc.

It's my firm belief that the men and women serving in our police force should, for example, be allowed to pee, eat a sandwich, or talk to their partner about how bad their mortgage company is without being recorded -- but at the same time, it's my firm belief that their enforcement should be documented.

Start by expanding the dashcam FOV and expand the triggers for dashcam recording to include a period of time after the opening and closing of the doors.

How to let officers pee without also letting them turn off cameras at every "inconvenient" time presents a challenge...

Comment: Re:It's called fraud (Score 2) 181

by mythosaz (#47761101) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

Except, it's clear they have an intention of using the service.

They want to use their bought-and-paid-for ride as an opportunity to proselytize a captive audience.

1 - Book ride,
2 - During ride to follow script for conversion of driver from Lyft to Uber.
3 - If in a busy taxi market, wait a few minutes before booking a new ride to avoid getting the same driver.
4 - Else use Uber to get a ride to a new part of town.
5 - Repeat.

Burner phones are required if the driver in step 2 rats them out as "bad passengers."

Comment: Re:ToS violation? (Score 2) 181

by mythosaz (#47760753) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

The use of burner phones and supplied credit cards simply seems to be an anti-detection tactic.

The documents posted on TheVerge seem to boil down to, "Book a ride on Lyft, and use that ride as an opportunity to preach switching to Uber while you have a captive audience."

The documents posted only mention having to cancel if you get the same driver responding to you after you've attempted to proselytize them already -- and suggest you should use Uber to move about town so that happens infrequently.

Doesn't seem much worse than giving a Jehovah's Witness a ride. :/

Comment: Transcript... (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by mythosaz (#47760243) Attached to: The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

The transcript reads like a conversation between two guys with almost nothing to say. I'm honestly not sure what my takeaway from this should have been. Guy was a working programmer for 30 years (unemployed for the last 12+), and now he's... ...a guy making small-talk in a video?

Help me understand what I missed.

Comment: Re:Do the math (Score 1) 336

by Grishnakh (#47758251) Attached to: New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

It's worked fine for me for 16 years (mine was the very first model, not the later touchscreen models), except for the big mold issue (which after a couple years they did a factory recall and sent a technician to my place to install a bunch of new, redesigned parts in the door and front area), and the water pump failed a couple years ago which I replaced myself. There haven't been any electronic issues. I have read of some people having problems with the wax motor (the thing that controls the door locking) control circuit.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai