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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

Comment: Re:Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (Score 4, Interesting) 334

by rikkards (#48180355) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Getting my gun license in a couple months and it is on the list of guns I want. I spent a week up north working with the Canadian Military and a bit with the Rangers and I enjoyed it immensely. They get an allowance to purchase their own equipment. Once out on the tundra they revert to the traditional garb as they found the high-tech stuff doesn't work well.

Comment: Re:As a BlackBerry user (Score 1) 189

by rikkards (#47991873) Attached to: BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

They went into the consumer market because Apple (and Android)started eating their lunch. The amount of people who can live with their "toys" as a primary work phone is more than the amount that Rim needed/needs to survive. They were trying to plug the dike and stop people from moving over.

Comment: Re:I was hoping for 1) and 2) (Score 1) 109

by rikkards (#47989931) Attached to: Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges Canada's Power To Regulate Online Video

Think of it more as a kid moving out of their parent's house at the age of 22 and saying that they still love their parents. The US was more of a 5 year old leaving home against the parents will while flipping them the bird.

Personally I see the CRTC as the same as Quebec's Language Police but on a grander scale: trying to keep Canadian Culture (for whatever that is) alive, when it's pretty much a known fact that culture is a living breathing thing and no matter what you do you can't stop it from evolving.

C for yourself.