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California Sues Uber Over Practices

Chubby_C Better business idea for Uber? (139 comments)

Would Uber have not been better off if they designed the app/tool/backend and then licensed it to be used by the Taxi companies directly?

This would avoid having to take on the issues around engaging drivers, provide the tools to do the job better than trying to do the job better.

about a month and a half ago

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Chubby_C They will support Canadian content worthwhile... (324 comments)

Trailer Park Boys for example now only available on Netflix due to Netflix financing seasons 8 and 9 (plus however many more).

What other Canadian shows would be worth brining back as Netflix exclusives?

about 4 months ago

How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

Chubby_C Similar service available in Canada (338 comments)

Run by canada post its called e-post. Only available for certain senders but once you sign up you'll receive an email each time you receive something and then log in to view it. Of course for some of the senders you can just sign up to receive your communications by email and avoid the extra step.

about 9 months ago

Movie Review: Ender's Game

Chubby_C Re:It's a shame homophobephobes won't see it (732 comments)

Agreed, I just did not understand why it is so highly rated as a sci-fi book. I found it an enjoyable read, but far from the best thing I've read in either sci-fi or military fiction.

about a year ago

The Case Against Gmail

Chubby_C I actually had to read the article... (435 comments)

Since the summary was kinda useless.

I'm not quite sure that this sentence below works to provide the perspective he wanted to convey

To put its age into perspective: Gmail is older today than Hotmail was when Gmail made its debut a decade ago.

So, Hotmail was less than 10 years old, 10 years ago...?

about a year ago

New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

Chubby_C Re:Why one Toronto subway driver doesn't like them (237 comments)

My biggest complaint about the new trains is that when I take my 3-year old daughter on a train ride she can't look out the front window like she does on the older models. The double sets of windows at the front of the train don't let enough light through to look through the door.

about a year ago

DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS

Chubby_C Re:Loss of Money (597 comments)

replying to undo an incorrect moderation

about 2 years ago

Antivirus Firms Short-Changing Customers

Chubby_C aren't they.... (205 comments)

the ones who claim to protect you from scams and such online?

more than 4 years ago

Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses

Chubby_C Re:Docking station? Who cares? (510 comments)

Unless you're using a laptop stand a laptop is horrible ergonomically to work on, even with external keyboard and mouse the monitor is the big contender - too low for proper use.

I love my docking station, I have my keyboard, mouse, network all hooked up along with two 22" monitors, drop my laptop in and power it up and I'm ready to roll. Without the docking station I could only drive one external monitor and would have to use the laptop monitor as my second screen.

The laptop itself provides the flexibility to work from home, in meetings or travel.

more than 4 years ago

CES Vendors Kicked Out of Hotels For Showcasing Wares in Room

Chubby_C Re:So... (285 comments)

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to describe it as such?

Walmart opens up in a town (CES booking conference center) Space leased from a property management company (hotels drive business from vistors)

Random other people show up who don't want to lease storefront space in the same plaza as Walmart but rather decide to start selling their wares from a van in the parking lot of the landlord (Business setup in hotel rooms that are driving business from CES)

Landlord chases out those who are competing with their bread and butter customer - Walmart (CES & its guests)

Sure those who are visiting Walmart/CES may like to see what the other vendors are selling but doesn't bode well for the landlord to allow the competition.

Does this analogy even make sense? I'm not too sure myself now, they're tough to write sometimes.

about 5 years ago

What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?

Chubby_C Re:Twilight zone (922 comments)

It's funny that this comes up as I've been thinking about some of the classic sci-fi novels sitting on my shelf and wondering if I should give the Foundation trilogy another read. Now I may just to see if it has held up, its probably been 15 years since I last read them.

about 5 years ago

Incandescent Bulbs Return To the Cutting Edge

Chubby_C Mercury Content of CFL bulbs (569 comments)

People are a little too concerned about the mercury in these bulbs with no concept of the amount that is contained within. I oversee the reclaim program for our office campus and I'll give you the breakdown from last year's bulb recycling efforts:

1,982 lamps/bulbs recycled

a total of

495.1 kg of glass

5.85 kg of metal

7.4 kg of phosphor

0.073 kg of mercury = 73 g = 2.575 oz

That's what is generated from 4 buildings in one year.

more than 5 years ago

Next-Generation CAPTCHA Exploits the Semantic Gap

Chubby_C Re:Too hard. (327 comments)

Very true, it took me 3 tries to get the annotate, none of the words for the first 2 seemed to match (to me at least)

more than 6 years ago


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