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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

robbyb20 Re:Decentralization (76 comments)

Agreed on the horrible PR. I can see why they would post this in hopes to let people understand why and how increasing the price will get more drivers in the area but its just in bad taste IMO.

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

robbyb20 Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

May I assume youre one of those people that use taxis about twice a year? If so, I can understand why Uber doesnt appeal to you. I use taxi/driving services at least 2-3 times a week, if not more. I also just tallied what I have spent on Uber(not including curb side pickup) this year which totals to $1494.28. I am someone who uses services like this a lot, I definitely have an authority on what is more convenient or not which is what Uber provides.

If the regular taxi companies cant get their shit together and become more reliable(why i dont call taxi dispatch services anymore), i am going to use a service that does work and that happens to be Uber.

FYI - where I live(chicago), Uber incorporates Taxis as well as black cars, all which are licensed. Taxis turn theirs on during the downtime of the day to pick up fares but youd be lucky to find any during busy times when they can pick up customers on the street. Disruptive? Not at all to the driver, they make money during off times with it. Its the cab companies that dont like it.

Evolve or die. Plain and simple. I dont see why people have so much hatred towards a service, especially if the majority of the population doesnt used it according to you.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re: To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

In the sense that I know exactly what I'm paying for because it's spelled out to me before I get in the car, yes. Taxis can charge whatever they want.

Taxi
Oh, my meters broken, I forgot to tell you.
Sorry, my cc reader doesn't work, I'll need cash
Sorry, my cc reader doesn't work, I'll take a carbon copy of you card to run later
How about I take around half the city before arriving at your destination

Uber
Hi, are you Rob? Great, want to take the way recommended by the app since you out in your destination?

That's it for uber. No haggling. No questioning what the rate is. It just works and you know what you're getting into before hand and have a receipt issued with all info including route emailed to you.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

Why is everyone who accuses someone of being an uber shill posting as AC?

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

And if they got ripped off, who regulates that? How would you know? With uber, everything is tracked and cabbies CANT rip you off because they don't have control over the fare.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:Finally some HONESTY (295 comments)

I never said anything about regulations. I talked about the reliability of taxis who aren't in the uber network and why I don't use them.

If yellow cab, 312, 303, checker, etc could improve their reliability then I would certainly use their direct services more often. Since the regulated taxis haven't addressed that, I'll stick with the regulated taxis/black cars in the uber network.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:Finally some HONESTY (295 comments)

Yes, you pay more for the different tiers. Uberx is cheaper and depending on the driver, I've had extremely nice cars with water provided if you want. Taxis are the regular taxi charge and black cars a tiny amount more. I am someone who pays $30-50 a night in car services so it's really great to have the different options available.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:Finally some HONESTY (295 comments)

Maybe what we should look at is why uber is so successful. I don't use regular taxi services(call for taxi) because they never come or it takes up to an hour or more for them to arrive. With uber, they place me in touch not only with taxis, but uberx(personal cars), SUVs and black cars(licensed livery service). I get picked up in 10 min max each time with usual turn around time in the 2-5 min range.

Maybe if taxis were more reliable, they wouldn't have gotten themselves in this situation. Uber is filling a void in service because taxis can't deliver that and the public wants something more convenient.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

robbyb20 Re:I am wondering (295 comments)

In chicago and other large cities in the US they do. When I open my uber app, I have the ability to choose from uberx, taxi, black cars and SUVs. I don't understand why they just don't do the same in other places as well.

about a week ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

robbyb20 Re:Stupid (130 comments)

I dont think you have to pay to get access outside network. you have to pay to let other people get access so you can share, no?

about a month ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

robbyb20 Re:Never Again (130 comments)

Or, you know, a whole new deity. Adding a feature to existing hardware like the video streaming thing isnt that amazing and frankly, isnt going to make anyone jump on board. That new PS they just released might...

about a month ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

robbyb20 Re:Never Again (130 comments)

The difference being that organized religion doesnt offer evolving products that meet certain needs. Sony offers products with different and new capabilities. Whos to say that they dont come out with a product that someone who swore off Sony might want. With religion, nothig changes and you know what you get right with each one since they all only offer one product that doesnt evolve(much).

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

robbyb20 Re:It's only worth it (237 comments)

Are they being used incorrectly?

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

robbyb20 Re:Good luck! (223 comments)

I have a feeling this will be settled out of court. Don't want to set any precedence or anything...

about a month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

robbyb20 Re:don't use biometrics (328 comments)

After reading up on this, he was also forging prescriptions as well and later released on a pardon. Ill give you that there was this case and with the circumstances, he looked fishy but never should have been arrested. maybe arrested for the illegal DEA rubber stamp and forging prescirps but not for drug trafficing. Then again, he was pardoned....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

robbyb20 Re:Scum (253 comments)

I work for a small IT recruiting company doing their internal IT work. I have found in our case, that most of our placements come from repeat clients. We are a small firm(35+) people and for us, keeping these clients happy is a big thing. Clients are also very specific on who they want and we try to place the best candidate with them. We cant waste everyones time sending candidates to interviews who wont fit the bill.

I personally dont have experience with larger firms but I may draw a conclusion that the larger ones are who you want to watch out for. They may have placed a lot of people, but I would assume they are not focused on quality and just the bottom line. In our case, both matter since we wont have a bottom line if our quality isnt there.

about a month and a half ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

robbyb20 Re: don't use biometrics (328 comments)

First, we don't know his demeanor during the traffic stop. He could have been an asshole which caused suspicion. Either way, looks like he came out on top, about 1.6 million on top. So your argument is null.

Try again

about 1 month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

robbyb20 Re:don't use biometrics (328 comments)

Reaching, aren't you. I live in a big city in an industrial area. I have 3 neighbors Ina. 3 block radius. Dead girl found in alley, get a call from cops asking if I saw anything, I didn't because I fell asleep to the Simpsons. They have no leads, I'm the closest person to the crime. I haven't heard a word from them in 2 years. No idea if it ever got solved. I would be their prime suspect but yet, here I am. By you logic, I should be in jail, convicted of a crime.

about 1 month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

robbyb20 Re:don't use biometrics (328 comments)

She me a case someone has been convicted of a crime by carrying a prescription drug they have a prescription for.

about 1 month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

robbyb20 Re: don't use biometrics (328 comments)

Agreed. No one has shown anything to back up their posts. I want a reference to a legitimate case. Until then, I call bullshit

about 1 month ago

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