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Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Adumbration
:rofl::thumbup:

:rofl::thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Adumbration
Makes sense. I'm in Seattle, so all-seasons...

Makes sense.

I'm in Seattle, so all-seasons are a good match in general. I have chains for the passes.

If I lived somewhere with a really hash winter, I would probably swap between all-seasons...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Adumbration
Hasn't happened to me. Doesn't happen to most....

Hasn't happened to me. Doesn't happen to most. But if you have a mortgage, it's required. And even if you don't, that would be a rather major loss to absorb personally.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Adumbration
When you buy a third-party warranty from the...

When you buy a third-party warranty from the dealership, typically there's two parties making profit from you: the warranty company and the dealership. If the dealership is selling it to you at cost,...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Adumbration
I gave up on tire swapping. While dedicated snow...

I gave up on tire swapping. While dedicated snow tires are better in snow, and dedicated summers are better in hot weather, there's a lot of in between days, and temps go up and down. It can be...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Adumbration
Your car might break down. You might have to pay...

Your car might break down. You might have to pay for a repair. But without a warranty at least you're not also paying someone a hefty markup to manage your money.

Warranties are a financial...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-09-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Adumbration
I generally recommend against extended...

I generally recommend against extended warranties. No need to buy insurance and pay a markup for something you should be able to pay for out of pocket.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-08-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Adumbration
I'll take a crack: You made a post and moved...

I'll take a crack:

You made a post and moved it to another forum.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-07-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
I don't consider anselansel a serious poster. You...

I don't consider anselansel a serious poster. You should see him in PolySci. Recommend ignoring him.

But to be clear, are you against background checks for rideshare drivers that include things...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-07-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Most other states don't have these background...

Most other states don't have these background checks, yes? Seems reasonable to extrapolate-about 10% of rideshare drivers in other states without background checks are criminals, drunk...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-28-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Adumbration
If you haven't already, you might try The Detail...

If you haven't already, you might try The Detail Department sub forum.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-26-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Adumbration
India has ~100% tariffs on imported cars. I...

India has ~100% tariffs on imported cars.

I recall a while ago an Indian cricket campion was awarded a new Ferrari as a promotion. The cricket campion was all smiles, until he realized he owed...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-25-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
I was pro-Uber. They invented a new business...

I was pro-Uber. They invented a new business model that's been quite disruptive. And I don't like to see new, superior business models held back due to fears of disruption. I cheered them on when...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-25-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Note that the author of this video is not a ride...

Note that the author of this video is not a ride share driver. She's apparently someone that makes provocative videos in an attempt to attract clicks.


After talking with a bunch of actual...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-06-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Edit: I was wrong in the rates. Will have to look...

Edit: I was wrong in the rates. Will have to look at this later.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-04-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Well this is sad. This is Lyft's big opportunity...

Well this is sad. This is Lyft's big opportunity to pick up even more marketshare. Not a good time to prevent potential customers from creating an account.

Though I will defend Lyft a little here....
Forum: Off-Topic 03-03-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Odd. Uber and Lyft both use Twilio, a 3rd party...

Odd. Uber and Lyft both use Twilio, a 3rd party sms provider, to send text messages to customers.

It might be something to do with Lyft's short code.

Perhaps try again? :dunno:
Forum: Off-Topic 03-03-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
I wondered why it was so hard for authorities to...

I wondered why it was so hard for authorities to catch them in areas where they were not legally approved for operation. Here's the answer.

This would seem to be a form of obstruction of justice,...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-03-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Have you taken a ridesharing ride recently? I've...

Have you taken a ridesharing ride recently? I've met a few interesting drivers, but most of them are not exactly people one would seek out to spend time with. Also, I haven't been terribly impressed...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
In the fullness of time, rideshare companies will...

In the fullness of time, rideshare companies will only have driverless cars. But it will be interesting to see how driverless cars are folded into the existing driverless car economy over the next,...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-02-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Here's the video. While it's not good, it's also...

Here's the video. While it's not good, it's also not that bad, honestly. It just puts a spotlight on how Uber looks at their drivers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCvGOKqhP8A

Uber doesn't...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-01-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
The results are made public. Last year's data...

The results are made public. Last year's data came out about a month ago, and while there are many caveats to interpreting the data (due to where and how different companies are testing, etc.) Waymo...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-01-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
More on the lawsuit.

More on the lawsuit.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-01-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Businesses create jobs today that may be...

Businesses create jobs today that may be automated away tomorrow. That's just how things work. Ride sharing companies aren't unique in this, though perhaps they are getting more attention because...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-27-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,552
Posted By Adumbration
Uber faltering

If I was a private investor in Uber, I'd be highly concerned right about now.


I previously posted about a poor experience I had had with Uber:
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