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Comment Re:Before anyone bangs on about bedallions and so (Score 2) 239

The Knowledge is outdated and is easily replaced by GPS. Of course you need local knowledge but not 30,000 streets.

I rarely use black cabs as London's public transport system is excellent. The only cabs that I have been ripped off in were black cabs. Taking the long route or having no idea where they was going (Heathrow to Twickenham would you believe). The legally required to take you stuff is bullshit and you know it!

The design of a black cab is perfect for the job. Seats 5-6 people with luggage and easy to get in and out of.

Comment Re:I prefer Google TV! (Score 1) 133

Most of the time you are not casting from your phone/tablet to the Chromecast. Instead the tablet is a glorified remote control. The tablet instructs the Chromecast to start playing a Netflix movie. Once the media starts playing the tablet does nothing (you can switch it off if you really want). I actually prefer this to a remote. It's much easier to flick through Netflix movies or my Plex collection on a tablet than using a remote.

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