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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Darth Turbogeek Re:Translation : (314 comments)

Did you miss the part where I address the fact they by law MUST take short hauls? Until that was forced onto them, taxis would regularly refuse.

about 4 months ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Darth Turbogeek Translation : (314 comments)

These rules are here to defend taxi companies at their most lucrative source of income. There is not a single reason else.

And frankly, airports are exactly where I would WANT a ride sharing service over the entrenched taxi industry. After dealign with flying, the last thing I want is to deal with a taxi driver not interested for a second where or how far I want to go - and in fact is forced by law to pick up my patronage here because before that law... they would reject my destination for a "better" fare. Let alone the other issues taxis have like the queues and half the time there isnt one availible for too long.

No, fuck em. If I can have a service that is waiting to pick me up, go where I want to go, more often than not in a clean and comfortable car, with a driver who (and I apologise for the next comment but you know this happens too often) understand what you are saying and is interested more in customer service.... I'll take it.

We do have a premium taxi service here that works more like Uber and in general it's a mile better than the regular taxi services. Unfortuantly it's too small to be truly able to handle capacity. You know, if taxis worked more like the premium serives I'd be less sympathic to Uber and Co, but they arent so.... fuck em. Bring the ride sharign services on.

about 4 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Darth Turbogeek Re:First Contact (686 comments)

Oh bullshit. If there's intelligent life out there capable of getting to us, then it'll be interested in us or the rock we are on. And it wont be waiting to say hi.

about 4 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Darth Turbogeek Re:The Arrogance of Humanity (686 comments)

IF intelligent life is rare and they find us, then you fucking bet they are going to want to visit. We'll be so unusual that other intelligent lifeforms will be compelled just by the fact we exist to check us out and find out what the hell we are. If intelligent life is common, then they'll visit because.... well it's nothing odd so lets say hi to make war or trade.

The simple fact is that if there's intelligent life and they know about us, then they'll be dropping by. Prime directives and shit like that are Star Trek masturbation fantasys that are clueless about how things really would work. The evidence so far however is utterly absent of any ET out there so it's a moot point.

about 4 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

Darth Turbogeek Re:I wonder (190 comments)

Given the number of cruise missiles it carries - yes it is. If you absolutly, positively need to fuck up someone's day, a B52 is still one of the ebst weapons to do it.

about 5 months ago
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The Last GM Big-Block V-8 Rolls Off the Line

Darth Turbogeek Re:the joy's of running a big block (525 comments)

There's just a *tiny* difference between racing on a legal drag race strip and illegal street racing. But dont let that stop you now.

more than 4 years ago
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Supreme Court Takes Texting Privacy Case

Darth Turbogeek Re:Paid (184 comments)

If there was no formal written policy declaring no lookie - it's claimed a person had a personal informal policy and this is not the department's policy - then SOL, no matter what the Lt. may have said.

I would further say that the fact the Lt went looking suggests there was something the employee was doing that wasnt kosher and there is more to this story. I am betting the person who got looked at was not doing their job.

The fact the SCOTUS took this up is a concern for businesses and sys admins. I would have thought it obvious there's no freedom of speech issues here.

more than 4 years ago
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WPA-PSK Cracking As a Service

Darth Turbogeek Which is why... (175 comments)

... you dont use d!ct!0n@ryw0rd50r@tl3@st make them hard to be brute forced.

I cant really see how this is service is legal but I am willing to be educated how it could be.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Talks Internet Freedom, China Censors

Darth Turbogeek Re:we'll see (312 comments)

You have the right to speech, that is true.

You do not have the right to be a fucking bunch of asshats and liars aka Fox News. With speech comes resposibility and the Murdoch press left that bit out years ago.

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Waste Worth More Than Gold, Copper Ore

Darth Turbogeek Re:The shipbreaking essay is pretty sweet too (302 comments)

Sounds like some weird superpower or mutant ability.

But poor joke aside, that's amazing - I had no idea they broke apart ships like that

more than 7 years ago

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