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Comment A lot of arm chair quarterbacks here (Score 1) 134

Everyone is judging how much Uber is worth and talking about their services but no one here has actually looked at their finances, loan agreements, and most probably haven't even read the article. How can this? How can that? Uhh guys you have no idea what makes a company valuable and especially the government doesn't know. They look at one thing, collateral, and say screw it when it comes to all the other details. Of course a 'new' and growing company doesn't have much collateral. Banks don't just loan based on that, although it is the main factor, they bet on the leaders of the company, the potential of the company, and the business model. A business model where someone downloads an app to drive and then you start making hundreds of dollars a day from their service is a pretty damn good one.

Comment Battery life on apple products (Score 1) 246

Battery life is not something apple is good at managing. There last iOS update to my iPhone 6s destroyed my battery life and basically makes my phone unusable. It went from a few days per charge to barely 6 hours with a little use. Resetting all settings and content does nothing and they offer no way to roll back to the last iOS version. I wish they would spend more time on testing and fixes before they release an iOS and less time on removing important features.

Comment Re:I'm not sure this will be surprising to anyone (Score 2, Interesting) 174

The difference is the US tells you what laws we're broken. China makes up reasons it is illegal, most likely because the app doesn't give some sort of backdoor access to monitor users. China literally requires government employees to be present in your physical location so they can monitor everything you do and say.

Comment This is over the top (Score 1) 103

Now people are criticizing charities for not giving what the want them to give? Okay guys, if you want "pencils" that bad maybe sell a chrome book or two or simply don't accept the charity if it is soooo bad. If you can't get "pencils" for your school you have bigger problems than getting the wrong type of charity.

Comment Am I in some parallel universe? (Score 1) 255

Inflation makes a currency weaker not stronger. The rate hikes would be done to counteract the weaker dollar at best bringing it back to normal levels. To make a comparison, this article is like saying "Crime will go up so we will get more police, so an increase in crime makes us safer."

Comment The worst part is the bias fact checkers (Score 1) 624

We all expect the news to be misleading so all these fact checking websites popped up. But then even these show wrong information so we have no where left to trust. Sometimes they even contradict their own headlines with the news story they use as sources and just put a meter of how truthful the fact is. Can you really consider something 50% truthful and then claim it is a true fact in the headline then go say something else is 45% truth and claim it's a lie. Sorry but those made up percentages have no basis in reality.

Comment I actually get this (Score 1) 114

I assume they are considering this the same as using an image URL from another website in you website. Essentially stealing their bandwidth and using their photo. Now I don't know much about copyright so what I described be "illegal" or just immoral? Now this is the same but an RSS feed may be a different story.

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