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Comment Re:Amazon is awesome for knockoffs! (Score 1) 336

If it's this that's being referred to, it's Oregon:


The whole thing started over something that happened in Nevada. The participants are from Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and New Hampshire.

Regardless, it's hard to take people seriously when they can't get simple facts straight.

Comment Re:Meanwhile (Score 1) 392

Why on Earth was this modded up? To date Tesla has sold less than 100,000 cars. In 2014 GM sold over 3.4 MILLION. Instead of focusing on the fact that these incidents were notable because of Tesla calling their adaptive cruise control tech "autopilot", which mass-media picked up on, or the fact that it involved a car that typically cost over $70,000 US, you jumped straight to conspiracy.

Not to mention that the other car makes DO get media attention...I guess you can ignore that to because consipracy and Elon Musk.


*I know that safety can be determined through a number of different ways, such as deaths per miles driven, but I don't think that's applicable when talking about why journalist would pick up a story.

Comment Re:On the contrary (Score 1) 392

These belong in public transport, where you have a relatively controlled environment running down predetermined routes

This. For all the talk about self-driving cars, it seem to be lost on people that freight trains still have human operators...and this is on a pre-determined path with little chance of a collision with another train.

Comment Taxis (Score 4, Interesting) 323

Looks like they make less than they do driving a taxi full-time in Denver....

"The median annual Taxi Driver salary in Denver, CO is $33,803, as of May 31, 2016, with a range usually between $28,077-$41,255 not including bonus and benefit information"

At $13.17 an hour, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, an Uber drive in Denver would pull in $27,394 at that rate, and that's WITHOUT benefits and bonuses.

There's a lot that I' assuming here, like a person working strictly full time as an Uber driver.....but if you were going to work strictly as a driver, you'd probably be better off driving a taxi.

Comment INS (Score 2, Interesting) 571

Did anyone else notice this?

"Zavodnik, a native of Ukraine who moved to the United States in 1987 under a grant of political asylum"

I'm assuming that he went to the U.S. to escape the U.S.S.R., but that fell to pieces a few years after arriving. I don't know what his current immigration status is, but wouldn't asylum eventually be revoked? Seems like you wouldn't get granted asylum from a government that no longer exist (barring the current political crisis with Crimea, which occurred over 20 years after he left).

Submission + - Scientists Break Through the Clouds to Reveal Source of Jupiter's Wild Weather (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: The standard image of Jupiter is of a mysterious planet shrouded in colorful strips, spots and swirls. But what exactly is going on beneath the atmosphere's chaotic exterior is a question that has mystified astronomers for some time. Researchers have now peeled back the curtain by producing the most detailed radio map of Jupiter's atmosphere yet, revealing swathes of ammonia gas that drive its stormy weather and possibly, other giant planets just like it.

Submission + - Someone Finally Goes to Jail for H1-B Fraud

Required Snark writes: According to these two articles the brothers Atul Nanda and Jiten Nanda, owners of IT firm Dibon Solutions, were convicted of H1-B fraud and sentenced to 87 months (7 years) each for using a practice called "benching".

The U.S. requires visa holders to be paid an annual salary. It bars firms from benching or holding workers in unpaid reserve between contracts. The government said that Dibon actively recruited H-1B workers and benched them.

"These two brothers created a highly profitable, and highly illegal business model at the extreme expense of the alien workforce that they recruited," said Katrina W. Berger, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas. "In addition, this same illegal business model operated at an unfair advantage to Dibon's competition since it had a much lower operating overhead."

So now that DHS has thrown a pair of low level offenders in jail they have an excuse to continue to ignore the activities of the corporate giants that abuse the system.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 5, Insightful) 77

Why should I care about this?

You absolutely shouldn't, but that doesn't mean other people don't.

They're obviously far inferior to the Apple Watch.

I don't think that's the point as far as Pebble is concerned. Not everyone needs all of the functionality of an Apple Watch. I have a Pebble Steel, and it does exactly what I need it to...passive notifications delivered to me with a battery life spanning multiple days. I don't need a color display, speech control, or a touch screen.

Submission + - Theranos Withdraws Two Years of Blood Test Results (cnbc.com)

Major Blud writes: Theranos, the company valued at $9 billion that promised to revolutionize the way blood testing is done, has just announced that it has withdrawn all of the test done using it's Edison machine that have been performed in 2014 and 2015. The company has recently come under fire from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the inaccuracy and unreliability of the machine, and threatened to revoke the company's license as well as ban CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes, and its president and COO, Sunny Balwani, from blood testing.

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