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Comment: Re:Take your space (Score 1) 290

by rikkards (#49108521) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

I had that when out for a run, I usually take the right hand 6" of side walk and when running I saw a guy about 200 yards in front of me walking the opposite direction right in the middle of the sidewalk. Needless to say he was quite shocked when I didn't move onto the grass. I outweighed him by probably 30lbs so he definitely felt it.
Needless to say I don't think he will assume people will get out of his way from now on.

Comment: Re:Implement locally? (Score 1) 145

by rikkards (#48922599) Attached to: How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

Surprises me no one has come up with a box that you put between, have a little wireless connection and a web page to manage. It could mimic the same as the android blocker app. You could back up your white and black lists. Basically it checks the call display and hang it up if it is on the black list. Your phone would never ring. You could also send logs via email if needed.

Comment: Re: This is a foolish business decision. (Score 1) 437

by rikkards (#48729995) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

They started about 3 weeks ago or so. All of a sudden my wife lost some of the shows that she was watching. Looked into it and this is already known and how to circumvent it. Essentially the Netflix app is trying to get back to Google's DNS servers to determine GeoLocation. Block that and it gives up.

Comment: Re: Wrong conclusion (Score 1) 269

by rikkards (#48590457) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

Surprised they are allowed to bring them into the area. Granted it has no camera but it is a perfectly viable usb storage device. Our areas bringing any govt owned electronic devices without it being approved by our designated security officer is a no-no. Personal devices would be considered verboten from the get-go

Comment: Re:too late (Score 1) 280

by rikkards (#48585679) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Only problem is there will probably be a clause in the person's insurance contract stipulating vehicle not to be used for work other than going to and leaving work to go home.
Uber would be considered working
Odds are the insurance company would balk and claim they don't have to pay out to anyone. It would go to court and ultimately they would lose, problem is after that the driver has been dropped for insurance and no insurance company would touch him

Comment: Re:too late (Score 4, Insightful) 280

by rikkards (#48556607) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

My question is how insurance companies are dealing with it. I am pretty sure if I was a driver and got in an accident they would pretty much drop me like a hot potato. Unless your insurance policy includes driving as part of working there is no bloody way I would even think of taking this on.
This isn't even taking into account being sued by your passenger and what that could entail

Comment: Re:Why only women? (Score 5, Interesting) 310

It always irks me when domestic violence is attributed to violence against just women. There are estimates that it is pretty much 50/50 for both genders but men don't report it. Also usually if it is against men and the assailant is a woman there will be weapons usually leading to more severe damage

Backed up the system lately?