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I very much like the term "fog computing" for P2P anti-cloud software. Hope it catches on.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_computing

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Just watch out for Namespace collisions with groups like AppFog in the Container space.

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Here in Germany you call a cab with your phone when you are away from the city center. Usually the taxi arrives within ten minutes.

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You can do that in the USA too. Generally, the cab will arrive - but in many cases it is not profitable for the driver to come out of their way to pick you up so sometimes they will not. The problem being that cab drivers are mostly independent contractors, and the cab dispatcher and government regulators don't have much ability to force them to do things that will lose money.

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> but in many cases it is not profitable for the driver to come out of their way to pick you up so sometimes they will not

How is the same thing profitable for Uber drivers?

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Uber and Lyft monitor both the driver and passenger. The driver is more confident that the passenger will be present when the driver arrives. The passenger can be more confident that the driver will in fact arrive and not pick up someone else along the way, never telling the dispatcher that they changed their mind.

The lack of trust between taxi driver and taxi passenger ruins phone call hails. Once in Austin, I called the dispatcher for a pickup, waited for 2 hours while calling every 15 minutes and being promised a ride in 10 minutes, eventually gave up and walked 5 blocks to a major intersection and immediately hailed a cab off the street.

Since taxi passengers can't guarantee they'll get picked up, a taxi passenger will sometimes call multiple companies or pick up a random cab from the street. Since taxi drivers can't guarantee the passenger will be there upon arrival, they will pick up any random person along the way.

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Uber drivers don't pay for the rationed "taxi medallion", which elsewhere in this thread is reported at ~$100/day.

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I believe the OP is talking about a car service, not a medallion taxi cab.

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Uber drivers will be more geographically distributed to match real-time demand due to their systems. In theory. As well, drivers will be more likely to operate where they live if demand is there. Again, in theory. Therefore, less costly to pick up people.

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Cab drivers who drive out to drop someone off are very likely to hurry back to the dense parts where they can pick someone up. Uber is able to cover a large hailing area, so if cab has gone to the suburbs, they are more likely to be able to pick up a ride from the suburbs.

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Requesting on your phone and seeing exactly where the car is is much better.

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Louis CK on the same topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u2ZsoYWwJA

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Completely OT but was that the reason they divorced? Video was from 2007 and Wiki says they broke up in 2008

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See also: http://snnd.github.io/bailout/

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> Delete ~/.emacs or ~/.emacs.d if they exist

Ehhhh, no!

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Hence the emphasis on Clojure for the Brave.

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Don't get disheartened. I just started this tutorial last weekend (and had no emacs experience before) and it's been great!

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OT: Does anyone have information about the modular desk in the second picture? Any pointer would be appreciated.

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I have a lot of empathy for my bees.

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Or even to fish that was raised in good aquaculture. Fed input to output ratio is approx 1:1 where poultry has 2:1.

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Not to belittle their effort, but if you add the HDMI shield to the main board, you end up with a 24$ computer. That is pretty close to the RasPi 2.

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Except almost more interesting than the chip itself is the PocketChip which lets you easily swap the computers so not only could you upgrade to a faster chip when it comes out, but you could treat them as cartridge. At $9 a pop I could sell a game for the pocketchip for $20 and it just so happens that the game comes on a full blown computer. Combined with an open source design and you could have a number of different computers with different capabilities like star fox back in the day. If you need more of {X} you get the $12 chip, no wifi? $6 chip

This is what I have been on the watch for ever since the raspberry pi compute module came out for much more than I was expecting. The computer is no longer the expensive part, the display is.

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There are many applications where you don't need HDMI.

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Yeah, in work games you can actually get some work done. Without all the administrative overhead and hassle.

And also: No meetings.

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