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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:MPAA all over again (295 comments)

Wait, so you'd trust your daughter in a taxi, but not an uber? Tell me how a taxi medallion makes a taxi driver a better driver than someone with a regular license? Uber and Lyft drivers are background checked, so no worries about getting a felon. Also, if your daughter was an hour late getting home, do you think you could call up yellow cab and they'd be able to tell you where she is? Uber tracks both the driver's phone GPS, and the passenger's phone GPS. There'd be little trouble in finding out where they are.

And for your idea about hailing a cab already in route to a similar destination, Lyft already has that https://www.lyft.com/line

Its pretty obvious you've never tried these services

about two weeks ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Out with the old... or not? (295 comments)

Actually, Lyft and Uber's model does help eliminate incompetent, scary, and dishonest drivers. All passengers are prompted to rate their drivers at the end of the ride on a 5 star scale. Any driver who drops below a 4.6 average will be offboarded from the platform. Can't speak for Uber, but with Lyft, if a passenger leaves feedback about the safety of a driver, that'll also get the driver suspended until the performance team can investigate the claim.

If your Taxi driver is unsafe, who do you report him to? How about if he rips you off? If there is anything that is wrong with the service, from car maintenance, driver hygiene, navigation, safety; the passengers are able to remove the driver from the system

about two weeks ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:So basically.. (295 comments)

That is blatantly false. Passengers have to agree to the rate of the surge pricing before they can request a car. Also, its mostly the driver who benefits from the surge pricing, as it is always an 80/20 cut.

Since all of the drivers are independent contractors, Uber needs an incentive to have their drivers out in full force on special occasions, and the promise of surge pricing does just that. If New Years Eve is going to net you the same amount as any other Saturday night, why bother driving instead of spending it with your friends and family

about two weeks ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:So basically.. (295 comments)

Why should a driver need special certification to drive people around for money, when such a certification isn't needed to drive people around for free? Putting an additional 3 people in the vehicle doesn't turn driving into rocket science.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Oy (401 comments)

Ryan Block is a writer you retard. He works for AOL because the company he was writing for got bought out by AOL. Its not like he's some executive for the company

about 5 months ago
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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

Kryptonian Jor-El Re: 2 tons? (56 comments)

A pound is a unit of weight and can correspond to any kg mass, determined by the gravity of the place where it is being measured. Weight is dependent on gravity, mass is not. Welcome to 5th grade science class

about 7 months ago
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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

Kryptonian Jor-El 2 tons? (56 comments)

Why would they use a measure of WEIGHT instead of a measure of MASS?

about 7 months ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Read your lease... (319 comments)

Fine. You can stay at my place for completely free, however there is a $100/day electricity charge. Happy?

about 9 months ago
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FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:A simple solution (97 comments)

Live Sports. The only reason I keep cable is to watch live sports. Until the pirates figure out a way to stream live sports in high quality, I'll be sticking to cable. Beyond that, I don't need it

about 9 months ago
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Using Handheld Phone GPS While Driving Is Legal In California

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Dumb ruling (142 comments)

So you suggest people stopping on the freeway and waiting until they can make changes to their device? How about we just make the driving test harder so not every shit driver can get one

about 10 months ago
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YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Bullshit (427 comments)

GEMA doesn't file notices at all. The ContentID system does it all automatically. Problem is the ContentID system has no way of knowing if something is infringing or not.

about 9 months ago
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YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Bullshit (427 comments)

What are you talking about? Nowhere does it say that the licenses have to be free. People could pay the license fee and upload to youtube. GEMA is, however, entirely responsible for claiming they own the music. In many cases, I bet they don't

about 9 months ago
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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:I love Samsung's smartphones, but... (153 comments)

Android has multiple app stores, and actually has apps to fill them with. Your argument is invalid

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

Kryptonian Jor-El hold it (934 comments)

Hold the phone here: The constitution says that we have the right to own and possess guns, yet makes no mention of the right to sell them. I'm actually 100% positive what Chicago did here was not illegal

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Age and the constitution (934 comments)

Actually, yes, that is the case. Kids have no right to free speech, or any right to reasonable search and seizure of their property

about a year ago
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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:just leave (845 comments)

Exactly right. The guy had the right to wear his google glasses in a public place, and the people he was dining around had no expected right to privacy in said public place

1 year,24 days
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A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Kryptonian Jor-El Re:Fucking rednecks (1030 comments)

The problem with applying your conservative principles in this case is that the impacts from global warming will be upon us long before coal is no longer economically viable. Those making money from coal do not care about the consequences, since they're making big bucks while taking a small personal risk, whereas their profits have a negative impact on us all. If coal burning had no negative impact, I would agree, but since it does, it needs to be monitored and an alternative needs to be found

about a year ago

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