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elyersio wrote

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basin wrote

Whats wrong with this? Its pretty much a FOSS uber, that lets you pay in cash for extra anonymity.

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md_ wrote

Too bad it's cash-only, makes it essentially useless. No one wants to use that.

That's bizarre. The usual reasons you would want an alternative to Uber are also reason to prefer paying in cash.

Maybe a more complete solution will use GNU Taler.

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md_ wrote

and people fucking hate having to use cash for taxis

I think you are using terms that are too absolute here. This is the first time I'm hearing that people who use taxis hate paying in cash.

I'm more than ready to accept that this is the case where you live, obviously. It's not the case where I live though. For me personally, paying for transportation with a credit card is very uncomfortable actually.

From a technical standpoint, both options can be implemented in the same system.

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md_ wrote

I believe you. I probably disagree, and I would protest those changes if they ever came here though.

I think the end goal of Uber and the like is to reinvent buses, but do it in a way that offers workers no protection, and it has none of the environmental benefits of mass transport networks.

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elyersio wrote (edited )

Wait what? It's a Telegram bot, why can't you use whatever currency you want?

My main complaint is that Telegram is rather proprietary. LibreTaxi for Matrix would be nice.

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