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Comment: Re:Exactly, here is an analogy (Score 1) 280

by miknix (#48559681) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Also, from Uber itself:

These terms and conditions ("User Terms") apply to your visit to and your use of our website at www.uber.com (the "Website"), the Service and the Application (as defined below), as well as to all information, recommendations and/or services provided to you on or through the Website, the Service and the Application.

I wonder what is this "the Service" they keep talking about? :)

Comment: Re:Exactly, here is an analogy (Score 1) 280

by miknix (#48559589) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

If I can give car rides to whoever I want, then I will. I'll even charge for gas. I should, I paid for it. The "others" I offer it to are my co-workers, or people who work in the same area. Now, I want you to notice the distinction between a service and a fucking carpool, and explain to me why both are legal, but only one is highly regulated. Break both of them down, and they're the same damn thing.

The way I see it, the difference is that in a service, the receiving party has the expectancy of a certain minimum quality for the service. I also do carpool and I also charge for the gas, the big difference is that I do not advertise my carpool as a service. For example, if I make a commitment to transport a certain individual with me in my car and at the scheduled hour I do not show up, I do not have any explanations to make to the other person. Sure, I'll come through as a f**king a***ole to the other one but that's it.
Question, in Uber, if the Uber taxi does not show up, aren't you going to complain? Isn't there a service put into place to answer those complaints? Well, for me that ends our discussion, doesn't it?

Comment: Re:Exactly, here is an analogy (Score 1) 280

by miknix (#48558665) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

And it's hilarious you try and bring up the food industry as an example. What would you do if they decided to bring "regulation" to the food processing industry in the US? Suddenly, you would have to actually pay employees a real (read: regulated) salary to pick tomatoes rather than paying substandard rates to illegal migrant workers, and your produce would be $20/pound as a result.

I would not do anything, I do not live in the US, I do not care.

Where I live, the regulation works and prevents people from dying due to bad food production practices. It also forces food companies to produce food that meets minimum quality standards.
Yes, I pay premium price for my quality fruit and meat, I prefer that way than to start eating food that is half plastic and half chemicals.

Believe me we ARE thinking of this nonsense. We're more thinking how the fuck did this nonsense get to the level it is today with regulation for regulation's sake. You know, like the fact that we have laws wrapped around giving another human being a ride in a car...

You can give car rides to whoever you want, the moment you start making it a service to the others then your service must be regulated.
(notice the distinction between service and favour?)

Comment: Re:Exactly, here is an analogy (Score 1) 280

by miknix (#48557587) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

So now I decide to make an app that allows people to order food and goods at convenient prices, just because the food and goodies come from farmers that work for themselves, does it mean that my company and the farmers are not bound to producer/food/economic regulation??

People think twice, this is nonsense.

Comment: Behold the bluescreen watch! (Score 5, Funny) 172

by miknix (#48185799) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Wait no more, with this new windows watch you will be able to make pauses during your work and stare a wonderful 8-bit blue.
No need to wait for the 16h to drink your tea, with the windows watch you get random bluescreens every time!

Now available with the new RandomFunctionEx32! It is random 7.9999 times in 8!

Call now, and get a free copy of Windows 10 Fisher price edition!

Comment: Re: With all this progress on HIV, (Score 1) 64

by miknix (#47513823) Attached to: Researchers Successfully Cut HIV DNA Out of Human Cells

The thing is that as horrible as it may sound, cancer is part of evolution. When there is a genetic mutation, there is high change it turns out into just cancer but it can also turn out into another eye color, or immunity against a virus. If you put a CRC into our genome, then we could never evolve genetically anymore. But then, well, some say our natural process of genetic evolution stopped the moment we learned to change the genome.

Comment: Re:This article is a load of PR bullsh*t (Score 1) 102

by miknix (#46960035) Attached to: Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

From TFA [1]:

Apache's position is much stronger when considering only Active Sites — it retains an absolute majority of 52.3%, and second place is held by nginx (14.4%), rather than Microsoft (11.3%). By excluding much of the automatically-generated content present on the internet, the Active Sites metric better reflects web server market share amongst human-maintained web sites. (emphasis by me)

[1] http://news.netcraft.com/archi...

Comment: Re:This article is a load of PR bullsh*t (Score 5, Interesting) 102

by miknix (#46959987) Attached to: Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

Please mod parent up.

What a load of PR bullshit this article is. If people actually care reading the netcraft results [1], you will see that in ACTIVE WEBSITES the Microsoft webserver is falling below 12% during the last two years, while Apache has been well over 50%, despite all other webservers gaining place (Nginx for example).

[1] http://news.netcraft.com/archi...

Comment: Re:A cat (Score 1) 800

by miknix (#46938287) Attached to: Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

There's nothing worse than seeing an animal suffer, even if that animal is considered by many to be vermin.

That's why the car ethics algorithm, besides heading into the cat, need to accelerate as well. :D

[Disclaimer: Although I dislike cats as a pet, I respect them as animals and would never (and have never) hurt them.)]

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