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Comment Re:Wait, what? (Score 1) 133

It's not carpooling. These are cars and drivers that would not be on the road without the service.

It may not purely increase congestion - the riders might otherwise use a car of their own. But it's basically a taxi with 10x better service (in function, not just attitude), slightly lower prices, and total dependence on GIS for knowledge of local geography.

There are a variety of reasons to regulate taxis, but the original one was that otherwise, taxi drivers would run a ton of scams. This isn't a problem with Lyft, specifically. Now we have additional concerns about traffic congestion and ecological impact. I don't know whether that is a problem with Lyft, but it's not crazy to suggest regulation.

Comment Re:Better idea: (Score 1) 564

Or that a skilled designer used common, non-unique internal design features for his creations that are related... Like Ikea furniture

Talking about design features, consider the same relative size of the sun and moon (the ring of fire during an eclipse). Crazy coincidence, planetary evolutionary or design feature?

Comment Pillar of the earth? Or fifth column? (Score 1) 134

... TV has taken over social interaction. Inside and outside the family. Time was when we interacted and learnt social mores and life skills from entities who could respond to us. TV cannot. While I am sure Ralph Nader and similar outliers exist, TV has become what human nature and the bandwidth/cable access monopolies always destined it to be... manipulative and shallow programming, beholden to advertising interests engorged by the unnatural hold it has over our life.

Bread and circuses. We got one, one more to go...

Comment Re:Eric Schultz (Score 0) 356

"I completely agree that that is a just and honorable way to act in accordance with the original author's probable intent. But it also amounts to you publicly announcing that you are committing copyright infringement. Without an explicit license you have absolutely ZERO legal right to do *anything* with anyone else's code. As such I hope you're not using such code for anything important."

Did I just commit copyright infringement?

Comment Re:Geotarding? (Score 1) 153

Apple Maps led me to a wrong route from Oakland to SFO during rush hour as I was headed to the airport, and ended up having to double back through the tolls twice. I almost missed my flight and it was a nightmare of an experience. Not the mention some of the crazy UX problems that I had.

And if anything, I consider myself an Apple fanboy, but that whole experience threw me off Apple maps completely.

Add with turn-by-turn navigation, Google maps continues to dominate as my go-to choice for navigation. YMMV and all that.

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