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  1. Retired Senior

    I had to revise Sarah Holder's Uber/Lyft article ... asking the hard questions

    I made a few (angry) corrections to your UBER/LYFT article Fri, Mar 27, 2020 7:34 pm To SarahHolder [email protected] I hope this gets to you. Your article sounded fairly hopeful, but it is full of holes. I apologize for all the profanity, but I just came off a 12 hour...
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    Wed night - surge 11pm thru 2AM... any hope for a repeat this weekend?

    I did not notice the bright orange on my screen until I had already gone to bed. I am very upset with myself.
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    In and out of the hospital... if this has been covered already, please advise... UBER Ct Driver Cutbacks

    I'll keep it simple. I went via EMTs to Bridgeport Hospital. Spent 3 days before returning home to find that there were problems with my Uber Account. I drove to the Stamford Greenlight office and saw a sign that as of Oct 1st, all cars that were involved with rideshare had to be registered with...
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    The latest tech report on "flying cars"

    In the 1960s, at the New York City World;s Fair, I watched a man with a back-pack rocket fly up into the sky, hover, move around a bit, and land. It was said that a consumer model would be available within the next 10 years. I'm still waiting! The popular cartoon, The Jetsons, featured...
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    Latest on the Merritt Parkway (Fairfield to Westport) fiasco

    Fantastic! Now while the Department of Transportation takes me on a ride thru hell I can imagine viewers at home laughing their butts off at the poor damn fools who need to torture themselves this way. Or, as Tom Petty sang: I can take a little pain I can hold it pretty well I can watch...
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    Ct Post - Uber Driver accused of sexual assault in Fairfield

    I'm beginning to feel more and more like a sitting duck, waiting to be squashed. What currently is the best dashboard cam? Uber driver accused of sexual assault in Fairfield By Julia Perkins Published 9:04 am EDT, Sunday, July 14, 2019...
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    Has anyone tried to get the Connecticut legislature to restrict out of state drivers?

    We all talk about the injustice of it all... Ct streets being full of New York Rideshare drivers. But I admit that I have never tried to contact Governor Lamont, or any more local lawmaker, about this issue. Has any Ct driver done so? If you have, what type of response did you get?
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    Fast Company article: Maybe in 10 to 20 years we'll see Self Driving Cars

    Gee, I have been saying that my generation, the Baby Boomers, would never accept these vehicles and that it may take a full generation of kids living with these damn things before they really become popular. This article basically concentrates on the technology - and that it is definitely not...
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    WED, JULY 3, STAMFORD, NORWALK, GREENWICH PAYING $4 EXTRA PER RIDE

    Some days I just can't stand my life. My brother was cruising around Uncasville last night and blew his head gasket of his 2013 Hyundai Tucson. AAA towed the car (and him) to Key Hyundai in Milford and I had to go get him at 9 PM. Then I had to drive him back to Key Hyundai this morning. My...
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    Ct Post: Monroe cops say Uber driver took unusual work break

    Monroe cops say Uber driver took unusual work break By Daniel Tepfer Updated 3:27 pm EDT, Friday, June 28, 2019 MONROE — An Uber driver who pulled over for some me time ended up getting into a tussle with officers, Monroe police said...
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    Scourge of small black SUVs with New York plates

    For the past couple of months every of my favorite pick up spots has been swarmed by these cars. They don't have any obvious markings but I suspect that they indicate there is a new "for hire" business stationed in New York but operating throughout Connecticut. Does anyone know anything about...
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    YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL and UBER to provide free rides for medical patients

    Transit Deals Inked For Primary Care Hub by Thomas Breen | May 29, 2019 3:13 pm Post a Comment | E-mail the Author Posted to: Health, State, Transportation, Long Wharf, True Vote YNHH images Current YNHH primary care patients within and outside of 10 mile radius (green line) of 150 Sargent...
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    Some travel advice for Memorial Day weekend

    Keep an eye on your inbox, the lastest consumer news is on it's way! Here's hoping that we can earn enough this coming holiday (for everyone else !!!) weekend to pay summer's bills. Travel experts see slow commutes and long lines this Memorial Day weekend It’s not too late to plan, but you...
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    Question: Are Connecticut drivers allowed to pick up in Rhode Island?

    Does anyone know off-hand where a Ct based driver with regular insurance can legally pick up new customers in the surrounding states? I understand about New York and Massachusetts, but what about Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire? I lived on Misquamicut Beach in Westerly Rhode Island for a...
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    Some white dude comes home at 6AM finds a hungry bear in his kitchen and calls the cops

    1 single guy comes home alone at 6AM, finds a bear in his kitchen, calls the cops who come and shoot it dead. Yup, it was a BLACK bear... if it had been lighter skinned maybe it would still be alive, just relocated somewhere. Who can say how deep some peoples racism can run? Would you accept...
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    Sorry, something went wrong....

    So, Monday morning. I was downtown Stratford and my phone pinged. Distance to rider was 2 minutes away... I accepted the ping but the screen display reverted to :finding trips". OK, this has happened before. I did another 5 rides and ended up at the Bridgeport train station. A NY City bound...
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    this SLATE article may be significant to OUR (in Ct) bottom line

    Uber Reveals One of Its Big Vulnerabilities One-quarter of its business happens in just five cities; 15 percent of bookings happen on airport trips. By Henry Grabar April 12, 20199:53 AM If you’re thinking of investing in Uber...
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    Police: Fake on-call driver sexually assaulted women he picked up at Stamford bars

    I don't like to blame victims, but the women in this story did not use any of the safeguards that Uber has in it's app. To not even glance at the guy driving the car, or checking that the make and model of the car corresponds with the info on the app, is asking for problems...
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    My Uber bank account was hacked, and it went like this...

    Not really sure if I like this new look for this forum. Probably simply not used to it yet. I will probably meander as I tell the story that I want to tell, but I will try to keep on topic... Between the time I was in the hospital with liver failure and Feb 2019, I had to get one new bank debit...
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    Boeing 737 Max 8s nearly autonomous flight upgrades (not understood by pilots) reminds me of Hal from 2001

    So I was listening to the NPR XM station on the way back from LaGuardia early this afternoon and it seems that Boeing made some physical changes to the structure of this plane that resulted in some flight problems. Boeing then made some software upgrades so that the plane's computer could...
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