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06-20-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By pedex

Did it for 13 years. State of Ohio made a...

Did it for 13 years. State of Ohio made a decision that put me out of business. Didn't particularly want to keep living that way after that.
06-08-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Since evidently the answers and discussion really...

Since evidently the answers and discussion really don't matter why bother having the thread to begin with?

Never mind, rhetorical question. I am out.
06-08-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By pedex

Race to the bottom.

Race to the bottom.
06-07-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

yup How you deal with the "ridesharing"...

yup

How you deal with the "ridesharing" company running the "app"? I wonder how they are going to react. They have no reason at all to pay a driver that isn't a contractor to operate the car when...
06-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

No it fails assuming the driver using MY car is...

No it fails assuming the driver using MY car is going to get a discount on the lease.

Now you claim you want cheaper transportation AND car owners to subsidize it and The "app" is somehow going...
06-07-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

You keep repeating yourself, stop. Less cars...

You keep repeating yourself, stop.

Less cars on the road, no it doesn't. It won't change the load factor utilization of the cars and thus the amount on the road. It's a zero sum result.

We can...
06-06-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Group insurance rates are higher, maintenance is...

Group insurance rates are higher, maintenance is higher, life expectancy of vehicle lower, and finally for the umpteenth time on demand car leasing has been around for quite awhile. What you are...
06-06-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Amazon owns the van unless you are on the flex...

Amazon owns the van unless you are on the flex plan which pays per block of deliveries which take about 4 hrs each @$72 per block.

Don't know about the rest but Amazon is struggling to keep up and...
06-06-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Ya Uber is the dominant power right now. AMAZON...

Ya Uber is the dominant power right now. AMAZON is still rolling out their delivery service and using anybody they can in the interim. Their van drivers get like $17 to $18 per hour locally. That's...
06-06-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

I don't know what their official stance is on...

I don't know what their official stance is on that but yes it is quite common. If you are doing it for a living full time you pretty much have to. Both companies keep dropping their rates slowly so...
06-05-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

With my driving and riding a bike for a living...

With my driving and riding a bike for a living resume if I don't know all about the delivery business at this point something is wrong. I have driven briefly for Uber, not for $$ but to see what the...
06-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Thanks for completely misunderstanding my...

Thanks for completely misunderstanding my position.
06-05-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

From a game theory standpoint the idea is a loser...

From a game theory standpoint the idea is a loser platform is irrelevant.

Human nature is a factor you don't seem to grok.

People like freedom. Speak for yourself but I like my vehicle and of...
06-05-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Losing massive amounts of money or just...

Losing massive amounts of money or just eliminating car ownership and/or accepting potentially really bad personal service.

We already have car pools. Use them.
06-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,470
Posted By pedex

I made a somewhat similar choice when I went car...

I made a somewhat similar choice when I went car free back in 2001. It is a very small group of people that live like that by choice for certain.
06-05-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Again, you really have no idea what is going on...

Again, you really have no idea what is going on in the real world with these things. Surge pricing is already being cheated and exploited by drivers and so is the acceptance rate. It would take very...
06-05-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

When someone accepts the run it stops being...

When someone accepts the run it stops being offered but you only get like 20 seconds to decide.
06-05-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

1. No, no algorithm needed, they are sent out to...

1. No, no algorithm needed, they are sent out to whoever is in the area and responds to the request for service. This has been explained to you before. All you get is a pick up point, no destination...
06-05-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

How long will it take you to understand the...

How long will it take you to understand the transportation and delivery businesses? Until you do that you have no idea what is going on or how to go about it.
06-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

The "app" you are so fixated on does not waive...

The "app" you are so fixated on does not waive the laws of physics or economics. Nor solve all the problems you think.

We had car2go here for awhile. On demand usage rental cars that used an app...
06-04-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

So you are talking about being more wasteful and...

So you are talking about being more wasteful and inefficient, oh and not only non profit but losing $$. If that is the case it no longer matters what you do.
06-04-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

no, it doesn't really do anything

no, it doesn't really do anything
06-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,470
Posted By pedex

I got out of bike advocacy for many of these...

I got out of bike advocacy for many of these reasons.
06-03-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

It already does this. You can hail a taxi and...

It already does this. You can hail a taxi and ride in it or be one giving rides. Nothing new there.
05-29-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

So start sharing all your stuff for free. An...

So start sharing all your stuff for free. An inexpensive vehicle costs around 15 to 25 cents per mile to operate minimum.

Oh and since the existing "ride sharing" companies all charge you can drop...
05-29-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Ever heard of a gypsy cab? Guess not. Cars for...

Ever heard of a gypsy cab? Guess not. Cars for share leasing?

It's been done all forms of ownership of the vehicle. Way the vehicle is dispatched and by what method.
05-29-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

1 and 2 yep temporarily yes by definition So? ...

1 and 2 yep temporarily yes by definition
So?

Anyone can lease out a car now. What's the problem?
05-29-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Transporting people via wheeled vehicle for...

Transporting people via wheeled vehicle for money. Taxi service, ride sharing. Same.

It is that simple. Stop over thinking everything.

It has NOTHING to do with some conspiracy to encourage car...
05-29-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

All these things you are claiming are wrong and...

All these things you are claiming are wrong and it has been shown to you already. They have been done. Taxi companies are run with owner operated cars, leased cars, company owned leased cars. All...
05-29-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Everything you have been discussing has already...

Everything you have been discussing has already been done. The only problem here is your issue with being jedi mind screwed by the phrase "ride sharing".
05-27-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

It also has been hashed out and rehashed a...

It also has been hashed out and rehashed a bazillion times yet TP keeps coming back despite it all being answered or debunked too many times to count.
05-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,373
Posted By pedex

Type of freight human or other does not matter....

Type of freight human or other does not matter. The laws of physics don't discriminate.
05-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,373
Posted By pedex

Finite planet, 2nd law of thermodynamics, and our...

Finite planet, 2nd law of thermodynamics, and our own behavioral nature. Per seat mile or pound mile of freight rail is better than pretty much anything else over land it still requires an industrial...
05-19-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,373
Posted By pedex

We spent about 60 years on inner city/ city rail...

We spent about 60 years on inner city/ city rail and inter city rail and it wasn't sustainable. Then we spent the last 60 or so years replacing it with cars and roads which are even less sustainable....
05-18-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Not a tangent it is a response to your statement...

Not a tangent it is a response to your statement above. Anyway what you are talking about is car pooling.
05-18-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

When you contract with Uber or Lyft or any other...

When you contract with Uber or Lyft or any other digital taxi service you already pay to be centrally dispatched. The only dispatcher free taxi services are those which do group dispatch which works...
05-18-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

No, the purpose was and is to eliminate staff in...

No, the purpose was and is to eliminate staff in a front office specifically the need for so many dispatchers

Taxis charge what the market will bear in a sustainable at the time rate. Uber and...
05-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,373
Posted By pedex

temporarily self contained but not sustainable on...

temporarily self contained but not sustainable on its own.......it requires frequent and constant resupply and maintenance provided by the industrial economy that put it into orbit to begin with
05-18-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

The Uber/Lyft bisiness model is precisely the...

The Uber/Lyft bisiness model is precisely the same as any courier and most taxi companies have been using for forever with the exception of how the runs are dispatched and even that is no longer any...
05-18-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

As far as taxi fares driving it can be done but...

As far as taxi fares driving it can be done but the insurance will destroy the already non existent profits even further.

Everything else you mention HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.
05-17-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Yes We used to have a fleet of smart cars...

Yes

We used to have a fleet of smart cars here for rent and it was app based and all you had to do was drop it off inside the operational area.

Very little in the auto taxi world is new really.
05-17-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,279
Posted By pedex

Ride sharing is taxi service first of all. ...

Ride sharing is taxi service first of all.

Want rental cars? You can do that too from on the street app activated to the traditional style. That's been done.

Uber is losing $$ and its...
Forum: Foo
05-25-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By pedex

At 60fps 720p that's only like 2MB/s disk through...

At 60fps 720p that's only like 2MB/s disk through put. I bet if he checks the GPU activity/through put it's low while CPU is maxed.
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05-25-18, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By pedex

the software probably isn't written to take...

the software probably isn't written to take advantage of all the registers and shaders of the high end video card so it doesn't scale

plus encoding video is mostly a CPU intensive affair unless...
Forum: Foo
05-25-18, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3,559
Views: 273,983
Posted By pedex

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1136x758/b06919ff_62bf_4a6c_9dcf_caa5119d476a_64e02cc85e0b54ced957ee91d5d21b8c64cf7232.jpeg
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08-28-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 34,727
Posted By pedex

McGregor just got a 60 day suspension and his...

McGregor just got a 60 day suspension and his legs were already wobbly in the 8th round

so much BS and mythology already developing about this fight and in many ways carrying over from the 1st...
Forum: Foo
11-23-16, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,559
Views: 273,983
Posted By pedex

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/184452291/m%3D900/2...

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/184452291/m%3D900/2e6e353a1110f8de762c61341bb3dcdd
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03-13-16, 01:01 PM
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11-30-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,956
Posted By pedex

wtf?

wtf?
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10-04-14, 04:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,801
Posted By pedex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjVUsO7adPw ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjVUsO7adPw

about 1:20:00 near the end
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