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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

NJRoadfan Re:Gentrification? (359 comments)

The rental market is a bit distorted is many areas at the moment due to people not being able to get a mortgage (still). Locally I have seen rents in the $1200-1500 range for a one bedroom here in Northern NJ, no wheres near NYC or a commuter rail line (those go in the $2000 range). That is quite high for this area considering there is no shortage of housing. Looking at the pricing of two-three bedrooms, you might as well buy a house as the mortgage payment will be lower or about the same each month.

5 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

NJRoadfan Re:Simple problem, simple solution (359 comments)

For public works projects, it was the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act in 1970. That is where the requirement of environmental impact statements and permitting came from.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

NJRoadfan Re:Broke for me... (574 comments)

Use an ei.cfg to bypass the product key entry OR seek out the "generic install keys". It'll let you get Windows 8.1 installed (if you can, grab the ISOs with Update 1 already integrated), afterwards you can change the key to your Media Center key using slmgr and activate Windows. Still don't know why MS didn't bother to make Windows 8 keys universal with 8.1 images, its really annoying.

5 days ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

NJRoadfan Re:If only there was an update tool from xp to win (641 comments)

A clean install of the OS is usually needed anyway. I haven't trusted upgrade installs for quite a long time. There are usually problems that can be hard to fix afterwards, plus all the cruft from an old Windows install that can slow the machine down.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

NJRoadfan Re:Update (641 comments)

You could find it for as low as $15. MS ran a "step up" promo for folks who bought a new machine with 7. The form wasn't too picky about what was considered a "new PC".

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

NJRoadfan Re:Outlook Express? (641 comments)

Scary that someone finds Outlook Express irreplaceable. I bet there are some Schedule+ junkies out there too for some reason.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

NJRoadfan Re:Hardware requirements (641 comments)

There are always the sub-$100 ChinaBay specials. Plenty of Willem clones out there too that work under Windows 7.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

NJRoadfan Re:Hardware requirements (641 comments)

I keep hearing about how people need ISA slots to run these irreplaceable industrial control ISA cards. Have they considered what they are going to do when the ISA card decides to die?

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

NJRoadfan Re:Their basic service is only $25 / year (240 comments)

Part of the problem is some devices that offer dynamic DNS updaters (routers in particular) only support the DynDNS service.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

NJRoadfan Re:No. (650 comments)

XP still wants a floppy disk for drivers needed during install, it was developed in another time, the world has moved on.

Microsoft fixed this in XP based Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. They used WinPE to give it a graphical setup program like Vista/7/8 and allow storage drivers to be installed from CD/USB. Whats sad is that they could have ditched that text based setup program (that dates back to NT 3.1) way back in 2001 for WinPE.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

NJRoadfan Re:How much does it cost to upgrade? (245 comments)

How often did they migrate before XP came out? Many offices jumped from NT4 to 2000 to XP in a fairly short period of time. Many places also upgraded from 3.1 to 95 to 98 in a short period of time. In both of those cases, it likely involved hardware replacement too.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

NJRoadfan Re:How much does it cost to upgrade? (245 comments)

The joke is likely on them for paying. Microsoft was going to patch XP until 2019 anyway via extended support for Windows Embedded 2009.

about two weeks ago
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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

NJRoadfan Re:First Episode (167 comments)

He also used to post here.

about three weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

NJRoadfan Re:Sort It. (142 comments)

IMAP + real e-mail client fixes this.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

NJRoadfan Re:Best MAME motherboard ever? (92 comments)

NES emulation was no problem even on a low end Pentium II. Baytrail isn't 15 year old computer slow. The new crop of tablets equipped with it are actually quite speedy for what they have to do and appear to be selling quite well.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

NJRoadfan Re:Can you run Windows on this? (92 comments)

It has UEFI, so it should boot Windows x64 without a problem.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

NJRoadfan Re:An option? (449 comments)

On top of that it is a "passive" optical network (at least Verizon's is), so no powered equipment in the neighborhood to worry about maintaining.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

NJRoadfan Re:or 2 competing providers before an area loses P (449 comments)

The wireless gateway would have to implement T.38 to support fax machines. Most alarms have already switched to wireless, so that shouldn't be a problem (dry pair isn't an option with many FTTH installs either).

about three weeks ago

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Java VM for the Apple II

NJRoadfan NJRoadfan writes  |  about 4 years ago

NJRoadfan (1254248) writes "VM02 brings a basic Java virtual machine to the Apple II series of computers. Includes a text based GUI environment and can run on any 8-bit Apple II with 64k of memory. Apple II specific classes for mouse, serial I/O, and Ethernet are also included."
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