Uber suspending drivers pending background check

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I have been driving uber for over 2 years. Invested a lot of time and money in my car and my reviews where 4.93. On November 16th 2018, I went online and was waiting for rides but I received no work/rides. Uber App was showing me online searching for rides but nothing for hours. Contacted support and they said they have some “technical difficulties” and I should try later.. I was following up daily but still nothing.. after a week they changed the story to “you are were selected to a random background check and that is why you are not receiving rides”.  After several weeks of follow ups and calls Uber blamed it first on saying that my Social Security was not matching.. …. Matching to what? I have been working for 2 years and they had run my backround check before and sent me 1099 tax forms etc.. so there is no way my SSN is not matching…

 

Then Uber blamed it on Checkr (the background check company) saying that they are waiting for the the report to come back..

This was a very rude awakening and unfair practice by Uber:

1-I never received any email, letter or notification that my account is suspended.The application was showing me as online and working.

2-With 2 year clean history, Uber had no reason or justification to “suspend” me they could have run the background check while I was working.

3-I lost almost a month of wages due to this “technical difficulty” then “random background” check.. Imagine if your long time employer tells you, go  home there is no work till we run a random background check on you.

 

Luckily I had Lyft also installed they also run random background checks and they dont suspend you while they are running it. Note this is different then the first background check.. where you need to wait.. this is a background check for long time drivers…

 

It took several calls and emails to get my account back “online WITH rides” and finally on December 11th I could go back to work but I will surely use Lyft as much as I can.

I wonder if I was an isolated case or there are other Uber Drivers having this bitter experience from the current ridershare leader?

Send money Quick and Cheap International Transferwise

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I send money monthly to my family in Europe from the US. I was sending quarterly with wire transfer for $40 through chase which sounded the cheapest option. Luckily banks no longer control money transfer more and more fintech companies are offering faster and more affordable service.

 

That is how I found Transferwise

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Actually,  I took it to the extreme when on vacation I ended up not changing my dollars locally but transferred funds to my European bank account instead as the exchange rate was better.

Check it out you have nothing to lose plus if you use the below referral link you get 1 free transfer.

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Nexus 6 allow internet share

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settings.db

Android KitKat introduced a new “flag” which the OS sends along to the carrier to indicate whether the data is from a tethered device rather than from the device itself. This flag is present in Android Lollipop as well, though, like before, T-Mobile may be the only carrier (currently) using it.

To get around this, all we need to do is change the flag. You’ll need to have OEM unlocked and rooted your phone before you get started, but once that’s done, here’s how to toggle the flag:

  1. Modifying system files could render your device useless, so by continuing you’re assuming that risk
  2. Since this involves working around a carrier setting, you also need to make sure that your plan doesn’t prohibit you to tether (Note: your plan doesn’t have specifically allow you to tether, it just has to not prohibit you from doing so)
  3. (Optional) Using a root file explorer, navigate to /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/ and make a copy of settings.db
  4. Install and open a SQL editor and grant it root access when prompted (such as SQLite Editor)
  5. Tap the APPS tab and then “Settings Storage”
  6. Tap on settings.db then global
  7. Tap on the + symbol to add a new key/value pair
  8. In the name field type in tether_dun_required
  9. In the value field type in 0 (zero)
  10. Tap Save
  11. Open the Android system Settings
  12. Under WIRELESS & NETWORKS tap More…
  13. Tap Mobile networks then APNs
  14. (If you’re using T-Mobile) Make sure your T-Mobile configuration is selected (mine is T-Mobile GPRS), then tap on it
  15. (If you’re using T-Mobile) Make sure your APN protocol and APN roaming protocol are both set to IPv4 (it doesn’t look like tethering works with IPv6 yet)
  16. (If you’re using T-Mobile) Make sure your APN is set to fast.t-mobile.com
  17. Reboot
  18. See if tethering works for you. If not, continue with the next section.

build.prop

Some are reporting that the change above doesn’t work all the time, and may not work with AT&T. If that describes you, modify your build.prop file.

  1. Modifying system files could render your device useless, so by continuing you’re assuming that risk
  2. Since this involves working around a carrier setting, you also need to make sure that your plan doesn’t prohibit you to tether (Note: your plan doesn’t have specifically allow you to tether, it just has to not prohibit you from doing so)
  3. Using a root file explorer, navigate to /system/
  4. (Optional) Make a copy of the build.prop
  5. Open the build.prop file with a text editor
  6. Add the following line to the bottom of build.prop file: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
  7. Save the file and reboot your device

While these steps have been confirmed to work with both T-Mobile and AT&T, we haven’t checked to see if they’ll work with Sprint, Verizon, or other carriers. If it works for you, regardless of which carrier you use, we want to hear about it! Head down to the comments and let us know!

Delete N360_backup

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Recently, I upgraded to the new Norton Back antivirus and windows 7 started to show me a msg saying that my “System Restore Drive G” is out of space.

The system restore drive is only 99mb and I noticed a folder N360_backup that was left there by Norton Antiviurs 360. When I tried to delete I got the message that I do not have sufficient rights to delete.

 

To get around this it was a permission problem you need to:

right click on the folder

click Security Tab

click edit  to edit the permissions to full access apply etc.. then you should be able to delete the N360_backup folder

Convert mysql database charset to utf8

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<code>

mysql –database=DATABASENAME -u USERNAME -p -B -N -e “SHOW TABLES” | awk ‘{print “ALTER TABLE”, $1, “CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;”}’

<code/>

This will bring an output like: which you can just run in as an sql command under your phpmyadmin:

 ALTER TABLE eaglesystems_config CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_listings_allowed_fields CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_listings_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_listings_config CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_listings_updates CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_message_template CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_plugins_config CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_users_friends CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ES_users_messages CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_advanced_gallery_conf CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_announce_flag CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_announce_read CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_announcement_flags CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_announcements CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_banner_types CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_banners CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_banners_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_banners_locations CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_blog CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_blog_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_blog_categories_lookup CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_blog_comments CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_blog_followers CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_cancellations CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_captchas CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_categories_fields CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_categories_related CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_classifieds CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_classifieds_images CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_contact_requests CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_cron CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_cron_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_discount_codes CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_documents CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_campaigns CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_lists CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_lists_lookup CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_marketing CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_marketing_queue CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_queue CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_schedules CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_email_templates CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_error_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_exports CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_faq_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_faq_questions CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_favorites CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_feeds_external CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_fields CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_fields_groups CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_gateways CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_gateways_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_image_flags CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_images CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_imports CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_invoices CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ip_limits CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_language_phrases CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_languages CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_listings CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_listings_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_listings_claims CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_listings_suggestions CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_locations CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_log_sql CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_maxmind_blocks CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_maxmind_location CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_memberships CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_menu_links CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_messages CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_messages_posts CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_orders CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_pages CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_plugins CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_products CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_products_groups CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_products_pricing CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ratings CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_ratings_categories CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_redirects CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_reviews CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_reviews_comments CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_reviews_quality CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_search_log CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_sessions CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_settings CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_site_links CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_sms_gateways CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_statistics CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_statistics_raw CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_tax CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_temp_language_phrases CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_templates CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_templates_data CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_transactions CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_updates CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_upgrades CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_api_keys CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_cards CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_groups CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_groups_lookup CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_groups_permissions_lookup CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_login_fails CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_login_providers CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_users_permissions CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER TABLE pmd_v1_zip_data CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
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