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Comment Re:The sharing of table scraps economy not viable? (Score 1) 298

Aren't the batteries expensive to replace when they wear out?

Sure, I agree EVs are a worthwhile suggestion for the future of Uber. I'm just saying driving for Uber under their original/current model is unsustainable. Their drivers are thinking "hey this is better than minimum wage!" but these are people who do not understand capital amortization.

Comment Re:Maybe, but maybe not (Score 1) 298

I have no love for Uber. I've been shitting on them on Slashdot since they started because I think the "sharing economy" is a scam and (formerly?) middle class people running their cars into the ground operating illicit taxi services is not "innovative," it's an indictment of a dying economy and society that's eating itself.

That said I find it interesting we're getting an "Uber is the devil and their employees are evil and their business is failing" article every few days. It smells coordinated. If I were a competitor planning lawfare/regulatory fuckery against Uber in the near future, I would absolutely want to undermine any positive feelings the public might have towards Uber so when the hammer falls there is no outcry from the public defending them because they hate wimminz and are evil and shady.

So, sure, fuck Uber, but fuck "transportation reporters" too.

Comment Re:As much as I dislike Uber.. (Score 1) 298

My thought when seeing this submission was "somebody's got it out for Uber." Now, I have never liked Uber, I think the "sharing economy" is a scam, and it's a sad state of affairs when middle class people are running their cars into the ground operating illicit taxi services because there are no jobs. But when every few days on /. there's more stories about how Uber hates wimminz, how their employees are evil psychos, how they're bad at business and "doomed," it seems a tad coordinated. Establish that Uber is the devil and hates women and minorities or whatever, and they're awful at business, and then when regulators move to crush them Uber will have no public support.

Again, I've never liked Uber, but I don't think these articles are organic, either.

Comment Re:Texas Catch 22 Injustuce System (Score 2) 174

Yeah, and linking to think progress is the best example of a self-reinforcing echo chamber with a side of propaganda.

There is a video of the guy saying that Obama was going to lead the United Nations and invade Lubbock, Texas. You can ignore the "propaganda" and just listen to the judge in his own words if you are afraid of being infected by the dangerous thoughts of Think Progress..

I mean, I don't know if you've ever been to Lubbock, Texas, but don't nobody go there by choice.

Comment Not unheard of (Score 4, Interesting) 163

We already know that the liver will regenerate itself, and no special dietary restriction is necessary (though you do have to be kind to your liver).

If you cut a chunk off of someone's liver, it will grow back. We've learned this from Hepatitis C patients who have Stage 3 fibrosis or even cirrhosis. Cure the Hepatitis C (which is possible now with the new, expensive, drugs) and the liver will come back from the functionally near-dead. It was once believed to be a one-way process, but it turns out it's not.

Comment Re: Why stop at $50? (Score 1) 246

I have a special-needs child. A sitter that is qualified enough can be costly. It definitely tips the cost of the night over the proposed $50 home-based setup.

That changes everything. But I imagine you have better things to spend $50 on. The need to see something the minute it comes out is something I never understood, but then I spent a good deal of my younger life watching movies that were made before I was born.

I wish you well, friend.

Comment Re:BeauHD (Score 4, Informative) 118

And yet you are here.

That was supposed to be the punchline. I hate to be the guy who has to explain his own jokes, but every BeauHD article comment section seems to have one knucklehead who's complaining about SJWs or some such and the comment is always, "What does Grace Hopper have to do with tech? Slashdot has really gone downhill. That's why I don't come here any more."

Irony is hard enough to pull off in plain text, and I've been drinking since 10:30am, so I apologize.

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