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Comment Re:Very smart of them, if tru (Score 1) 211

That's the thing — there is nothing unethical about their gathering of the information. Would their use of it be unethical — I'm not sure... Could you elaborate, why you think so?

I'll say it from my view, because if this is true, they are setting the price according to the potential buyer based on information from the buyer that is not normally available, not according to the local market conditions. Surge pricing is supposed to entice more drivers, not bilk the user. You could argue it is similar to selling groceries to blacks at a higher price than whites, which is illegal, although you could also argue it's like airline websites using your profile to price your tickets at a different rate them market (apparently if you browse incognito at times you can see different prices than when you log in).

If Lyft chooses not to do it, then we have competition.

Comment Re:Some perspective here... (Score 1) 268

And your point is that I shouldn't listen to the warnings from scientists, because they're all hysterical, but i should listen you ?
so we should do nothing until we're sure we're all going to die or something ?

Your statement assumes I'm not a scientist. The funny thing is if you read the opinions of some very well-informed papers in climate science, as others have, you'll see the climate scientists still believe in the scientific method and there are many uncertainties that need continued exploration. Journalists, however, not so much.

Comment Some perspective here... (Score 2, Insightful) 268

-The ocean is alkaline, which means that stronger base electrolytes (as compared to the weak carbonic acid) still dominate the charge balance.
-This is an El Nino year, the higher surface temperature will release more oxygen from the ocean because gas solubility decreases with increasing temperature.
-Most of the world's oxygen comes from the phytoplankton, and their population dynamics are remarkably challenging to model. However, if they are not dying en masse, then the oxygen production will remain about the same; some may be redistributed.
-The sky indeed is remaining above us, and not falling.

Comment Re:It doesn't matter what party you vote for (Score 2) 429

I follow your point and agree for the most part in theory. In practice it's a little different.

What I see happening is some agents are using their freedom of speech/the press to suppress others freedom of speech/the press, e.g. if Government Politician A uses influence with Media Corporation X to make sure Hope to Be Government Politician B doesn't have a platform to employ their freedom of speech/the press, then that is an implicit suppression of the freedom of the speech/press by Government Politician A.

Notice I don't point names and parties as it's been happening on both sides for some time.

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