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Uber May Have to Reveal Financial Secrets in Driver Settlement - Bloomberg
wo sides don’t want to reveal is “highly material” to his evaluation of the settlement. He contrasted the secrecy in the case with other cases involving Uber and its smaller rival Lyft Inc. in which similar information was disclosed as part of the settlement approval process.
The settlement calls for Uber to pay as much as $100 million to about 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts and allows them to solicit tips from riders. The drivers would remain contract workers instead of employees.
Under the terms of the accord, Uber will
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4 days ago by tunczyk
We are ignoring the new machine age at our peril
There will be lots of technical argument about the methodology and the algorithms used in the Oxford study, but there’s little doubt that the main thrust of the research is accurate: lots of non-routine, cognitive, white-collar as well as blue-collar jobs are going to be eliminated in the next two decades and we need to be planning for that contingency now.
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5 days ago by laurenpressley
The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to Infrastructure Age.
The information age brought us together, for better or worse. It allowed us to understand our environment and our bodies in ways we never could before. But the infrastructure age is what will prevent us from killing ourselves as we grow up into a truly global civilization. That is far more important, and exciting, than any gold watch could ever be.
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5 days ago by laurenpressley
xkcd: Tasks
"In CS, it can be hard to explain the difference between the easy and the virtually impossible."
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5 days ago by tsuomela

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