Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Be careful of the term "terrorist attack" (Score 1) 737

by stud9920 (#49346059) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident
Being away from home many evenings per week and having a huge student debt in post 2007-2008, which you can't pay off quickly with your ridiculous low cost carrier salary, it should not be considered "disturbed" to wait until one earns more and has concrete personal plans before moving out.

Had I been more mature when I was 18, I would have stayed with my parents. I could have paid my apartment in cash and eaten healthy meals.

Comment: Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

by stud9920 (#49290171) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids
It's not "the establishment does not like competition". Nobody likes competition. However it is actually illegal for your competitor to not abide to rules you need to abide to.

The correct way is that the market should integrate the actual, legal innovations of Uber (i.e. an app that matches drivers and riders), which should come easier if Uber is driven out of business by law enforcement.

Once law abiding taxi businesses have integrated these innovations, information asymmetry between dispatcher, driver, and rider -which is ultimately what taxi businesses are about- should plummet, and you'll end up paying something X between Uber price U and taxi price T (UXT), T-X being the value of the current information asymmetry, X-U being the money Uber currently externalizes to (i.e. steals from) driver and society.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten