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I see the carpooling part, but the summary also mentions charging fares, not splitting costs. Presumably the car owner is for hire and accepts them, Google just uses something along the lines of "Uber Pool" and "Lyft Line" which also matches riders going in the same direction. Which isn't a differentiator at all, as the article claims.
Being that Uber is already a minimum wage job outside of the weekend bar hours (Fri and Sat 5pm-3am averages $22 hr gross in the MSP metro and is the only time you can actually make decent money), I don't know what they have up their sleeve to make it even cheaper.
Sailfish didn't strike me as too exciting. Similar lock screen to Android, and Apple's familiar grid of icon's home screen interface. At least Palm/webOS looked different.
I dunno, I've seen a cop tear a window out with his bare hands. Look on youtube at "Man refuses to give license, gets tazed" uploaded by instajustice, at 2:13. Crazy.
My daily PC is a Hackintosh, and I've yet to have a kernel panic, unexplained crashing and freezing, or anything like that since I built it over Christmas break. My experience has been that it just works. Everything works as it should... sound, sleep, LAN, Bluetooth, etc. I had some of the stuff already, and some I bought used on eBay. Put it together for under $900 out of pocket. I'm running....
Intel Core i5-4590 (6M Cache, 3.3 GHz)
Gigabyte H97 Extreme Multi Graphics Support UEFI DualBIOS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING, Silent Cooling Graphics Card
Samsung 850 EVO 5000GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD Boot drive
Thermaltake CORE V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
OSXWIFI Combo WiFi and Bluetooth PCIe Card
Corsair 750 watt Power Supply
4x 2TB WD Red drives in software raid for a storage volume
24" ASUS 1080p Monitor
OS X El Capitan – Latest version, updates via app store have not been an issue (even though the combo updater is recommended)
UniBeast – Free (Registration required)
MultiBeast – Free (Registration required)
Installed with the iMac 14,2 profile
@NBCDelayed . Plenty of comedy last time. Hoping for the same this time
Trust me, driving for Uber is indeed a scam. "Hustle" definitely applies, it's just the driver getting scammed, not doing the scamming
A lot of times, "knockoffs" aren't even that. If you take a knock-off to be a close approximation in appearance to a known brand, in some cases you'd be wrong. In some cases they don't even have to design or reverse engineer the product. "Second Shifting" is a thing too. A chinese contractor that has an order for 20,000 widgets already has the tooling setup and the materials at hand. It's no problem for the night shift to keep the machines running for their own private production run of an identical product (but often using cheaper then specified materials) and just sell the result on the gray market. No approximation or development needed.
I'm sure Uber could be fined if they let a known unapproved vehicle on their network and let a customer take a ride in an uninspected vehicle too. No different. The difference here is that Uber doesn't allow non-approved drivers on the road, whereas Air BnB has no problem listing and renting out unapproved rooms on their platform.
If Uber and Lyft can do it, ABnB can do it. In Minneapolis/Saint Paul, all TNC drivers are required to present their car for inspection annually to a city designated inspector and pass the same automotive inspection that the taxis and limos go through. It's $50. It's an analog piece of paper with no on-line process available. You get the form, you physically take it to an inspector, have your car inspected, and you pay the fee. You must carry it and have it in your glovebox anytime a police officer asks for it. It's not a big deal. Air BnB should have no problem with this either.
They are almost a direct rip off of "littleBits" which have been out for a couple of years.
I used to track all my DoorDash deliveries to a T. That gig earns $11.21 an hour in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul market on average. I'd be happy to share my data spreadsheet with anyone interested.
I too am running an El Capitan Hackintosh. I followed the guide and parts list on 9to5mac by Jenn Benjamin, except I used the OSXWIFI card which is natively supported instead of the wifi and bluetooth dongle he recommended. Everything, I mean, everything works as it should. From continuity, handoff, sleep, sound, wake on lan, everything. I bought some parts used on eBay (cpu, ram, cpu cooler) and made out for under $900
It probably varies by street and maybe even county, but in St Paul MN we were assessed for road repaving of our street, new l.e.d streetlamps, and sidewalk widening. $17k added to our own property tax, to be paid out over the next 20 years. No HOA, Not a gated community. Just a simple 900sq ft starter house in the city.
It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.