* Posts by lockeptrv

16 posts • joined 11 Nov 2015

FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match


Feet of clay.

The "Big Players" are not the leaders in destructive innovation. Let's see: NetFlix vs Blockbuster?

Asteroid Florence buzzes Earth, brings two moons along for the ride


Re: Schelte Bus ?

Good thing for you it's not stopping! LOL.

SpaceX wows world with a ho-hum launch of a reused rocket, landing it on a tiny boring barge



Reusability, reliability, and low cost are the goals. And so the scribblers complain when things turn out well. Paid by the word, and overpaid at that!

Uber wasn't to blame for robo-ride crash – or was it? Witness said car tried to 'beat the lights'


Re: Well, if Uber's cars are programmed in a manner consistant with the rest of Uber's philosophy

My impression was that she hit the Uber car in the side with enough force to push the Uber onto it's side. In any case, it was her responsibility to make sure the intersection was clear before entering it. Make this out to be Uber's fault? That's just P.C. in my book.

Move over, Bernie Ecclestone. Scientists unearth Earth's oldest fossil yet: 4bn years old


Sticks and stones!

Gee, find me a "safe place". "Rednecks" were tough people. Probably with more of a sense of humor.


Short and to the point!

Then it takes a long time before life begins to communicate beyond replication. LOL

Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief


15 Pedestrians beware!

Truck - kill me. Pedestrians - possible life in prison. In that situation, I don't want to leave it up to the car. I admit, i'd go for the soft target!

Of coarse, a decent self-driving car would just do a "Dukes of Hazard" turn. Problem solved.

Surge pricing? How about surge fines: Pennsylvania orders Uber to cough up $11.4m


Re: Uber Annoyances

As an Uber driver who has NEVER had a fare, I find it strange that many drivers WANT to be treated as employees? That would work out well for me, just a little dishonest.

Disclaimer: I live in rural Colorado, and have really lousy Verizon service. LOL


Legal? Follow the money.

Ever hear of "Jury Nullification". Legal and laws have their place. Unless some entity pushes on outdated laws, supported by dying industries and their contributions to politicians' re-election coffers, the public continues to suffer.

Silicon Valley's contribution to the US Republican Convention: Gayness


Sexual orientation?

Appetite / Intelligence. In my perfect World as intelligence increases, it takes over action from appetite. I hope that Thiel is an example of that hypothesis.

Cities are investigating, workers are on strike, but it's not all good news for Verizon


Follow the Money.

And where are the Unions in all this? Sure, the bosses there don't receive any "envelopes stuffed with green paper".

Australian Greens don't believe Silicon Valley can save the world


Parents know best...or else!

The best advocate for kids is (are) their parents. Then the larger family, the village, then the Nanny state. The best of the past that will continue is that kids with ability will probably get along in the World. Hopefully, the best will excel. Ability will find mentors, disability will find champions. Woe to the mediocre middle.

Lyft, Uber throw Texas-sized tantrum over Austin driver law


Driver Friendly?

As an Uber driver, I would prefer Uber to support my driving rather than SHUT ME off. May I consider being fingerprinted a reasonable (even if unnecessary) requirement. Sure, taxi companies may be behind it, but that doesn't make it all bad. The way to win is to keep driving until there are enough supporters to change the law.


Uber driver who's never driven!

I'm just down here visiting from Colorado where I am an Uber driver who has never had a customer. On that, I'll keep trying to find a fare in my way rural part of the state.

As for the Austin requirement? From what I've read so far, it's not an unreasonable requirement. Uber and Lyft may be entities, but they're NOT governments. So how do the drivers feel about being excluded from Austin. Can't see this action by Uber and Lyft as being "driver friendly".

Cops gain access to phone location data


Re: "161 years in prison for the robberies, despite being a first offender"

Room and board! No worse than being in a zoo, and no responsibilities. Might be a dangerous environment, but what isn't.


LOL. I like that.


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