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Comment Re:Yeah (Score 1) 397

There are things other than implemented policy that can affect such things. Having a president that promises to do certain things might cause employers to change hiring practices.

With that said, yeah, I too would like to see a trend line, and how it changed (if any) since Trump's election and later taking office, before I'm willing to assign credit anywhere.

Shachar

Comment Most of the *world* (Score 1) 244

Most of the world doesn't get any benefits from Amazon Prime, and a very partial library from Netflix. With such lame offering, why would most of the world switch to something that costs money and doesn't give anything much in return?

This is without even mentioning that $10/mo in the US is not the same level of pay as in some other countries. You essentially pay more (relatively speaking) and get less

Shachar

Comment Re:I tell them to basically fuck off (Score 2) 206

If I understand the situation correctly, it is not them that send the letter, but the ISP. The copyright group is the one who told the ISP that he is infringing. If that's the case, then it is, likely, not slander, but it is libel.

Also, if you're eager to go to court for some reason, you can sue them for a declaratory judgment that says you're not infringing.

Usual disclaimers: I am not a lawyer. This is not a legal advice. Even if I were a lawyer, you'd be crazy to take legal advice from some random schmo on the Internet.

Shachar

Comment Re:Two personality types of long-term success CEOs (Score 1) 187

Yes and no

This email sounds sincere, which is, indeed, a good sign. On the other hand, this is the third time Uber has come up in similar context over the past month. Taking this long to notice such a severe problem is not a very good sign at all.

Let's hope that part of that help he said he'll seek, he'll also work on improving the improvement process

Shachar

Comment Re:Nobody gets bumped from their flight (Score 1) 313

No, that's not correct.

Obviously, being the one that this happens to sucks big time. There is a huge difference, however, between "50,000 people a year cannot fly on reserved tickets" and "500 people a year cannot fly on reserved tickets".

The point I'm making is that this isn't a one sided move by the airliners. This has direct impact on you. If they cannot overbook by 10%, then your tickets will be 10% more expensive.

The anecdotal evidence here is that this happens at a higher frequency than I was aware (then again, all such evidence came for ACs). Let's assume that this is right, and I'm wrong. It's easy enough to solve. Just sue the #@%!)@# out of the bastards. The formula they use takes the expected cost of being wrong into account. If the cost of being wrong goes up, the airlines will organically overbook by less, and you got your wish.

I'll re-iterate: It sucks to not be able to make the game because of overbooking, but it also sucks to not be able to make the game because of bad weather, strikes, mechanical failures or bad traffic to the airport. If each of those, individually, are more likely than missing a game because of overbooking, then the "sucks" part is somewhat irrelevant.

I get it that this is a particularly infuriating reason to miss the game, as it was done on purpose. Still, the alternative cost is to pay more for tickets.

Shachar

Comment Re:Nobody gets bumped from their flight (Score 1) 313

Has that ever happened to you? To someone you met? I once flew with someone to whom it happened on the flight right before (i.e. - that was the flight they took in lieu of the flight they were supposed to take). Once. And that was 15 years ago. You are much, much more likely to miss your game due to delays, technical problems or strikes than because of overbooking. Shachar

Comment Nobody gets bumped from their flight (Score 3, Interesting) 313

That is pure misinformation. What does happen is that 50,000 passengers a year get an offer to fly at a later flight for compensation, and they accept that offer!

The number of people who don't fly on a flight for which they have a confirmed ticket without their consent is near zero.

Shachar

Comment Re: Trump (Score 1) 857

You are confusing two things. One is "is it a good reason to vote for Trump if you want X done?". The second is "Why do people vote for Trump?".

Trump gets people's vote for a change that is needed. That Trump will not bring that change about is besides the point.

Shachar

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