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Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 543

Yea. Those anti-vaxers are just idiots. And to prove it we have a special tax on every vaccine that goes into a special fund for everyone that does get harmed by vaccines. And we even have a special court that does nothing but deal with people harmed by vaccines, and that determines in an indisputable way just what your child's life was worth, no dealing with the normal court system here. Yes, we have the perfect alliance of the courts and big pharma to put those anti-vaxers in their place.

Comment You Trump supporters and your damn facts (Score 0) 424

So what if he is just a private citizen and doesn't even have access to (supposedly) secure government servers. It's a damn good sound byte to say that Trump is also using insecure servers, and when you're up against facts that's all this poor victimized woman has. How dare you try to take that away from you. You must be a Russian agent or a rapist and groper. You're on the enemies list now and one thing you don't want is to be on Hillery's enemies list.

Comment expected (Score 2) 120

When a Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in China, its owner started filming the damage. That's to be expected .

My thoughts too. If you really believe that your phone is safe and you are not planning for this, why and how do you have another video recording device handy? Of course, the could be a legitimate answer to this, but it also could be that this was a complete set-up and the second camera was so handy because the phone destruction was planned. Maybe the bribe just wasn't in the range that this film maker expected.

Comment Re:stupid questions for stupid customers (Score 1) 60

I really doubt if the majority of Uber drivers will be able to catch drives close to where they discharged their last passenger and will not go after another rush hour fare. But it really doesn't matter, the logic still holds. Even if they make short trips to pick up all of their fares, An Uber driver still represents more miles and time spent in traffic than the miles and time if their fares all drove themselves. So taking Uber increases traffic and traffic delays, it does not reduce them as Uber wants to claim.

Comment stupid questions for stupid customers (Score 3, Insightful) 60

If you drive to work and park your car there, then drive home that evening, your car only has to drive to and from work. If you call Uber for a pickup. someone (or something) drives a vehicle to you and then takes you to where you want to go. It then drives to the next pick-up, which during morning rush hour is more likely than not another commute from the suburbs into the city. At the end of the day the car with no paying customer makes another trip "home". Overall it isn't hard to see that the more Uber cars there are on the road replacing private cars, the more total miles will be driven and the worse traffic will be.

You might say to you could reduce the total miles driven with Uber if rides were shared, although that would add inconvenience and lengthen the trip for most people. But you can ride-pool already if you are so inclined, so there seems to be no good reason to use Uber if the goal is to reduce traffic and time wasted in traffic.

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