I'm pretty sure casual computer users still need to pay tax.
Then use MyTax. That'll work for Android as well as Linux computers. E-Tax is a dinosaur.
The scary thing about Linux
There's more than one Linux, and it's very easy to choose a stable distro that doesn't live on the bleeding edge.
I find it unsurprising that Atmos will fall on its ass in home cinema. Who is going to plaster their walls and ceilings with speakers?
1. In Germany, insurance that covers passengers is mandatory for anyone driving a car.
Insurance policies always have legalese which absolve them of paying out when the vehicle is used in an improper fashion. At best it might offer basic 3rd party insurance which might not include you as a paying passenger or limit your claim. And you assume someone has insurance to begin with.
2. All cars have pass inspection every two years.
Taxis are considered as small public vehicles and usually have additional standards they must meet with regard to cleanliness, luggage capacity, suitable vehicle models, safety equipment (fire extinguisher, first aid kit etc.), accessibility features like handholds, floor lighting etc. That's in addition to inspection to ensure the car is roadworthy. In some countries the schedule for testing is stricter for taxis too due to the additional wear and tear. And you assume someone has their car inspected to begin with.
3. The tests to get a drivers license are quite stringent and you have to take driving lessons at a licensed school.
Which doesn't test a person's geographic knowledge. Nor does it say if the person was caught drink driving and banned for a year, or if they previously raped someone. And you assume they have a licence to begin with.
5. The Uber app should be able to warn users if the driver takes a longer route than necessary.
A feat which can be accomplished with any other navigational app, e.g. Waze.
6. AFAIK, the Uber app provides ratings for drivers and customers and both drivers and customers can be rejected beforehand by the other party.
I should hope so too. I doubt those ratings have much to say about a driver's criminal background or compliance with public transport laws.
So... I'm sure you can cite references that Uber is more dangerous or less competent than the established services, right?
So you're demanding that someone prove an unknown quantity is more dangerous or less competent than a known quantity?
Android is an OS for toys, it doesn't count.
Yes it does.
I thought that was hysterical. If their standard was the quart, it could have just said 1 cup.
And if their standard was the schmoo it could have said 12 sczars. I shan't explain how many sczars are in one schmoo because I find it hysterical that people use some other form of measurement and not know this.
It then became co-opted by Republicans and enough right-wing extremists to drive away most moderates and all right-leaning Democrats.
Or more to the point: It became co-opted and taken over partially by Karl Rove and his cronies and then successfully painted by establishment Republicans and their Democratic peers as an extremist movement. All this because entrenched Republicans and Democrats neither want to be disrupted from their position of power or ousted by outsiders. Government by and for the government.
While third parties have historically done poorly in US elections, given how little functional difference there is between the two ruling parties, we're sorely in need of change.
Although my voter registration says "Republican," I have increasingly less and less respect for most "Republicans," including Karl Rove, Ann Coulter, many of the establishment incumbents, and dozens of others who happen to be as big (or bigger) spenders as their DNC compatriots they rail against. It's like someone else said earlier in the thread: It's not that either party is opposed to regulation, they just can't agree on what needs regulating.
Perhaps it might have enjoyed more success if they had added x86 emulation and LLVM-esque runtime support to Visual Studio and C++ so a large portion of desktop apps could be recompiled for it.
If they bundled the keyboard with these things they'd sell a hell of a lot more of them. They're not bad devices, just too expensive. And let's be blunt, Windows without a keyboard is worse than fucking useless.
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