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Comment Re: Good point, but Uber is a bad example (Score 4, Insightful) 432

Now.... do that with Cab companies. Replace full time employees with "at will" employees. Remove the need for "crap" like 401ks, health and stupid stuff like training and licensing that a "real" cab driver needs. Gee... I wonder why "real" companies can't compete. "real" jobs are replaced by part time employees with a net loss of benefits and safety.

I think you're overestimating the benefits given to traditional cab drivers by taxi companies. Next time you take a taxi, ask the driver how awesome their 401k and health insurance are. And 'training'? Give me a fucking break.

Submission + - Apple Making Swift Compiler and Libraries Open Source (arstechnica.com)

un1nsp1red writes: Today, Apple announced that Swift 2 was on its way, with a number of new features and better performance. But perhaps the most striking news is that the whole codebase—the compiler and standard libraries—will be open sourced—with code that works on Linux released later this year.

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