California Sues Uber Over Practices
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.
Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation
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?
How the USPS Killed Digital Mail
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.
Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed
What will the reaction be when someone has their phone seized by the police and then wipe it remotely?
Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge
Canadian Tire "Money" is technically classed as a coupon
Movie Review: Ender's Game
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.
The Case Against Gmail
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...?
New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars
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.
DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
replying to undo an incorrect moderation
PC Games To Watch For In 2013
agreed, I find it much harder to play FPS on my tablet versus PC or Xbox
Teen Suicide Tormentor Outed By Anonymous
Now, at least in the /r/todayilearned sub-reddit, they have banned any links to any gawker network sites
Link to reddit mod post
Antivirus Firms Short-Changing Customers
the ones who claim to protect you from scams and such online?
Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?
He was last in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra as Destro
Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses
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.
CES Vendors Kicked Out of Hotels For Showcasing Wares in Room
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.
What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?
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.
Incandescent Bulbs Return To the Cutting Edge
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.
Next-Generation CAPTCHA Exploits the Semantic Gap
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)
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