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Mar 4, 2014 nador commented on Drag Performer Ade Connere Attacked After Assailants Yell, "No! That's a Dude!".
@59; I've read that article 3 times now and still can't draw the conclusion that Dan was calling for an end to Q-Patrol because it was needed. I think his comments in 2009 still ring true today, nobody is stepping up to restart something like Q-Patrol. Mostly, because the police have said they don't want it revived. Time I suppose for SoSea Seattle/Shaun Knittel to quit being chummy with the police and just start it up.
Feb 26, 2014 nador commented on Not Everybody Has a Smartphone and a Credit Card!.
Don't need a "smart" phone, just one that can text. That is just about every phone on the planet I'd think.

Don't need a credit card. Debit card will do. There are a great many free options out there, I personally really like Bluebird by American Express. But there are other options.
Feb 26, 2014 nador commented on Did Uber Limit Supply of Drivers in Effort to Push Up Fares?.
10 miles @ $1.30/mile = $13.00
16 minutes @ .30/minute = $ 4.80
Base fare @ $2.14
20% Tip @ $4
Total trip from 1st & Columbia to the farthest reaches of West Seattle on UberX.....

$23.94

vs taxi @ $20 + $4 tip = $24

UberX WINS!!!!!
Feb 26, 2014 nador commented on Did Uber Limit Supply of Drivers in Effort to Push Up Fares?.
@8; you are comparing a taxi fare to Uber Black when you should be comparing it to UberX. UberX is a TNC like Lyft, Sidecar, and East Side for Hire. The fare would be much less on UberX. It is only the TNC companies/contractors that would be affected by the upcoming regulations.
Feb 19, 2014 nador commented on Effort to Address "Deadheading" Spotlights Complexity of Taxi Industry.
Let's implement this system for driver training.... www.theknowledgetaxi.co.uk/
Jan 17, 2014 nador commented on Michael Pollan Explains What’s Wrong With the Paleo Diet.
A) Who cares? If it (a particular "diet") works for you, great.
B) Vegetarians & Vegans push their "diets" with as much vigor as the Paleo crowd. CrossFit vs. Yoga. Again, Who cares.
C) Eat quality food in moderation. You'll be fine.
Jan 8, 2014 nador commented on Another Way in Which "Rideshare" Is Just Another For-Hire Vehicle.
@17; the city of Seattle limits the number of licensed taxi cabs (medallions really). Here is a summary by Goldy a while back: "There are 928 licensed taxicabs in Seattle and King County, but nearly 6,000 licensed taxi drivers. This puts drivers at the mercy of a few hundred car owners, many of whom own multiple licenses."
Jan 8, 2014 nador commented on Another Way in Which "Rideshare" Is Just Another For-Hire Vehicle.
@3; How To Start Up Your Own For Hire Car Business: http://www.seattle.gov/business-regulati…
Jan 8, 2014 nador commented on Another Way in Which "Rideshare" Is Just Another For-Hire Vehicle.
@15; exactly. UberX / Lyft / Sidecar all operate as ride-share. Anyone can sign up, pass the inspections and background checks by the affiliated company, and start giving rides. UberX / Lyft / Sidecar all carry insurance against those drivers in case of accidents during a ride-share. Regular Uber Black and Uber SUV drivers are licensed by the city already as they have to have a Limo Driver license in order to drive for Uber.
Jan 8, 2014 nador commented on Another Way in Which "Rideshare" Is Just Another For-Hire Vehicle.
@fnarf; @3 wants to know why someone can't just start up their own, brand new, for-hire company. I agree, reading through the documentation there are hoops to be jumped through, but no stupid medallions to be purchased.

Uber operates as a for-hire car. UberX operates as a ride-share car. That is where the rub is at.
 

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