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faramarz 33 days ago | link | parent | on: 2048 in 4D

I can't get passed 260. It's driving me insane!

Any strategies you guys want to share?

edit: wow! Ive only been using half of the keys! 836 booya!

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sreyaNotfilc 33 days ago | link

Just got 2340!

For me, its all about looking at all three panels and making moves in the other ones that will not affect the two.

That is, if I have a choice to move up or down an the other 2 panels can only move down, I would choose up. Then I can score another 4, 8, 16 or so points without changing much of the board.

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Just minutes ago it was at 1m+, now it's back at 700k+.

People removing their retweets? is that even possible?

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rsiqueira 48 days ago | link

Each reload may get results from distinct servers that may be not yet updated with the current number.

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Me thinks they are feeling some pressure from rising stars like Asana and they are quickly trying to solidify their lead before it's too late.

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droopyEyelids 74 days ago | link

I don't think Asana competes with base camp, at all. It's an over customizable nightmare that you need engineers to administer for Big Corps. It competes with Jira. Basecamp is something that a nontechnical person can use.

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The article doesn't mention if the driver was en-route to pick up a driver.

Uber should be liable once driver taps on the button and a customer is locked in. He's rushing to get there, like any other taxi who sees a customer flag them down across the road.

Makes sense no? That said, this is any company's nightmare. Why don't they just settle and be a good citizen.

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avalaunch 82 days ago | link

What if he wasn't currently en-route to pick up a passenger but had the app open, available to be assigned a new ride?

My guess is that he had recently dropped off a passenger and was trying to get back to a location that he thought would make it more likely for him to be selected for another ride.

Do you think Uber should be liable then?

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faramarz 82 days ago | link

I thought about it and I'm going to say yes. Uber is absolutely liable.

Simple;

  If Uber app is on = cab driver makes money
  If Uber app is off = cab driver makes no money.
Uber app operating is proof that cab driver is looking to get paid, looking for patrons, and hence employed by Uber.

Only way to circumvent that is to shut off the App if you're not going to be picking up anyone or you're in a buffer zone, grabbing lunch etc.

Am I wrong?

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avalaunch 82 days ago | link

I'm fairly sure I agree. If Uber is liable when the driver is moving a passenger from a to b then I think they should also be liable whenever the driver has the app open and is available for rides. I'm just not 100% sure they should be ever be liable for a driver's negligent acts because those drivers are independent contractors, not employees. That to me is the more interesting question.

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trentmb 82 days ago | link

> Uber app operating is proof that cab driver is looking to get paid, looking for patrons, and hence employed by Uber.

No, the Uber app operating is proof that the cab driver is amicable to getting paid.

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RealGeek 82 days ago | link

Why isn't Uber liable?

Let's say I am a developer working at FooCorp and my employer provides an insurance for any accidents caused during work.

Now while I was having my lunch, there was a fire in kitchen that killed 2 employees. Now would it be fair for my employer to say that since the 2 employees weren't writing code when the accident happened, they are not liable for the accident?

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PakG1 82 days ago | link

I'm trying to break this down. I haven't decided yet whether or not Uber should be liable, but your analogy isn't working for me.

Per your analogy, I'm guessing that for the sake of argument in your mind, Uber driver was working for Uber.

Your analogy goes:

1. A has employee B.

2. A has insurance for accidents affecting B during work.

3. A was physically associated with an accident that affected B.

4. B was not working at time of accident.

5. If, 1, 2, 3, and 4, then A is not liable for accident.

6. Therefore, A is not liable for accident.

I think the point of contention in the Uber case is whether #4 is true. If #4 is false, your conclusion doesn't work. Ways that #4 can be false have already been discussed thoroughly in these comments.

Again, I haven't decided for myself whether or not Uber should be liable. But this argument doesn't convince me that Uber shouldn't be liable.

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avalaunch 82 days ago | link

I agree. I never said I didn't think Uber was liable. I was just posing the question.

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jcampbell1 82 days ago | link

> Muzzafar was cooperative, Mahoney said, and “claimed he was driving around and his Uber application was turned on and he was waiting for a fare or job close by.” [1]

I don't think this case is going to have any dispute about the facts. He did not have a passenger, was not enroute to a passenger, but had the Uber App on and was driving around waiting for a fare.

[1] http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/uber-driver-arrested-...

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faramarz 82 days ago | link

IMO, the only way Uber wouldn't be liable is if the cab driver shut off his uber phone and turned on his personal phone.

Uber app on means he's ALWAYS hunting for business. Uber enabled that. Uber's insurance should protect the driver.

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avalaunch 82 days ago | link

I'm not sure it's that cut and dry. Since the driver isn't an employee, but instead an independent contractor, he could have the app on while he's driving to go get groceries or any number of other personal errands. Should Uber be liable then? Maybe, maybe not. I'm not sure.

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faramarz 82 days ago | link

I understand your reasoning and I count myself on that side of thinking.

But then again, if you think about it, being an Uber driver is unlike any other contractor. If I were an Uber driver, i'd have my app open as much as possible. every second is potential income, and every ping to my app is guaranteed income.

Can a php contractor say that by having their email client open all day?

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jcampbell1 82 days ago | link

This is not really a debate about whether the family will get a settlement, it is more a debate between Uber and the driver's insurance company.

My guess the driver is going to be 90% liable, Uber 10%. California is a joint and several liability state, so Uber is going to pay all damages not covered by the driver's insurance. I am not a lawyer, but this seems so clear cut that it will never go to court.

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faramarz 82 days ago | link

I still can't find the line you just quoted.. maybe i'm tired. hmm

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jcampbell1 82 days ago | link

My fault. I just ninja added the link.

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faramarz 156 days ago | link | parent | on: The Wallaby Card

What if i'm doing an online purchase? How do I charge the Wallaby Card when my only options are Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Really interesting concept. Canada, just get it to Canada!

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Buy property.

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Kanbab 202 days ago | link

$750,000 could net you $100,000 a year in income. Let's say $90,000 a year if you have an expensive property manager. You can start here: http://biggerpockets.com

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faramarz 250 days ago | link | parent | on: Hyperloop

It is also cross-posted on Tesla

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/hyperloop

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So.. if SpaceX is the platform for this project, he's probably thinking of shooting people from one point (his rocket launching platform) to orbit and land at another SpaceX station?

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Cool.

Curiously, the simple homepage has an excessively cluttered source code.

http://www.initialized.co/

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josh2600 261 days ago | link

Weebly always looks like that.

I was using Heap Analytics on a Weebly site and didn't understand any of the variable names at first. They're definitely using naming conventions in the source that make it easier for them to manage (as opposed to optimizing for users).

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