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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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Sinik, Sun and Netscape fought Microsoft on different fronts. That is to clarify things, if by chance you thought that the anti-trust trial in the 90's was brought by Sun, or that the decision to not split Microsoft in two made Sun happy. The litigation with Netscape ended a billion years ago, with the demise of Netscape per se, at the when Netscape decided to rewrite entirely the browser and failed miserably. The litigation with Sun ended only less than two years ago.
Also, on a technical note: the extensions that Microsoft wrote for Java were not usable on the internet. First of all, think how many web pages ever required Java applets, then think even deeper, how many of those refused to work on anything but a Microsoft system or browser. (I know I ran into some Microsoft Java-specific stuff, but it was either desktop apps, like Matlab 5, or intranet-only pages, like those served in hospitals by IDX) The stuff that Microsoft did as extension for Java was not for the Internet it involved things like writing to the registry, which was never ever allowed for applets. Also, in truth, the MS Java extensions were not illegal or whatever:
1. Apple, when moving from OS 9 to OS X, created a set of functions that would work on both, allowing programmers to build software for both old and new computers; that set of functions (Carbon) were made, on purpose, callable from a Java program; but those programs cannot run on a PC
2. even today you can find, on Sun's website, Java extensions for DirectX, which is a Microsoft-only technology
3. also, Java has, since the beginning, well documented ways of interacting with system-specific (that is, e.g. Windows-specific) functions; Java Native Interface is provided by Sun exactly for the purpose of making Apple OS- or Windows-specific functions work in Java.

Posted on: 2007/9/25 20:32
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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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I thought it is quite difficult to spoof the Caller ID.
(Btw, why is comcast advertising their phone service as having CID? I never had a phone without CID, only my parents and grandparents used to have one.)

Posted on: 2007/9/25 13:40
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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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it is unsafe to discuss billing matters over email: all of a sudden customers will reply with their credit card numbers, and email is too unsafe to carry that
comcast had automatic payments for a few years, they were just too cheap to accept credit card and were forcing customers into bank transfer (it's a matter of 5% over 5 cents fee to the banks and networks)... maybe they stroke a deal, i saw that recently credit cards were accepted too
i thought the two monsters are created by the laws which allowed selling entire cities and counties to single phone or TV cable provider... before they went into each other's field, things were far worse and nobody changed anything for real (the breaking up of AT&T did nothing to last-mile competition in JC and in most of the US)... so the monsters go back to the founding fathers or close.. i don't expect anything so powerful, to move them

Posted on: 2007/9/25 4:17
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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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We'll, night life in JC sucks so what abput WiFi?
Also, wifi is a techology as bad as ethernet, fit for the small and safe networks of the 80's, but not for today. I know that the US market is putting all its weight in keeping behind the rest of the world, but still, 802.11g will be obsolete in 5 years. At least, the light poles were useful for the last century.

Posted on: 2007/9/24 23:05
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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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First, I want to remind you that there is less safety in WiFi than in any other networking protocol. You can spy on an Ethernet network (unless you have really smart routers), you can spy on the TV cable network (it's easy to tweak the modem to do that), but there is really no protection in WiFi. And even if you have it set on some sort of encryption, sharing the password with the entire city would make that password useless.
Second, I don't know where you get these numbers with 2 dollars a month Internet connections. Verizon dry loop is 50 dollars a month, Comcast no-TV connection is 52. I had them both in the last months. They are probably worthy, especially for people like me who need a computer and an Internet connection to work more efficiently. I would surely appreciate more a free phone service, because it should be easier to provide. At this time, the landline is almost as expensive as these broadband connections, and I don't believe that the costs are even on the same order of magnitude.
Third, maybe you are thinking that whatever happens now in the 2-3 expensive cafes in downtown is what will happen in the rest of the City. You need to visit a real Internet cafe to figure out how the cheap Internet is used. Except for a few people calling home to some other continent via IM, most people are there for looking for classifieds for women. I don't see why this has to be sponsored in any way by anybody.

My opinion: I would not use it and I would prefer not to pay for it.

Posted on: 2007/9/24 18:16
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Re: Bergen Lafayette: 7 arrested, cops hurt in melee at Booker T. houses -- Angry mob of 200/300 tenants
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This is the first protest that I heard of where cops overestimate the number of protesters. Why didn't they mention that the 200 bad guys had 3 hands and each hand carried two guns? ( Mandatory smilie :) )

Posted on: 2007/9/18 13:14
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Re: Bergen Lafayette: 7 arrested, cops hurt in melee at Booker T. houses -- Angry mob of 200/300 ten
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i guess I left out some smilies, but I imagined that the "focus on donuts" should set the tone
without joking
1. it is not a good thing to have your gun stolen, but it is way worse when this happens while you are a cop in a mission
2. it is not good to have a crowd giving instructions to cops, there is justice and administration for negotiations and disputations... but it is worse to have cops "injured, not beat up"

Posted on: 2007/9/17 20:27
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Re: Bergen Lafayette: 7 arrested, cops hurt in melee at Booker T. houses -- Angry mob of 200/300 ten
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At one point, Booker grabbed a gun from the holster of the one of the police officers, according to reports.

There was our hero, focused on some donuts he had left to eat in the car.

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At 1 p.m., police found Harris at the housing complex with Travis Booker, 18, Martinez said.
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At about 5:30 p.m., police returned to the housing complex because they heard Booker, known as "Fat Cat," was in an apartment, according to reports.

Too bad they did not return a century later.
Or maybe initially the cops didn't take offense, they just assume it was a well-humored joke. Only lately, for some weird reasons (including class war, sexism, religious hatred, and last but not least racism), they figured they can hurt the good people of the projects with an unjust assault based on imaginary crimes. :)

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As some cops searched for "Fat Cat," other officers were met with an angry mob of 200 to 300 people, reports said.

All well mannered people, disturbed in their lectures from the sirens.

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It couldn't be determined yesterday from reports how many people were arrested in this incident.

My guess: zero. They arrested as many as they arrested in 1967.

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About 30 residents of the housing complex attended a meeting yesterday morning with Police Chief Tom Comey and East District Commander Brian McDonough, who said they would add police patrols at the complex, officials said.

Actually cops did not show up because they were afraid they will be beaten again.
... By the well-mannered citizens who are treated unjustly by the cops.

Posted on: 2007/9/16 17:50
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Re: NJ transit to build pedestrian bridge from Hoboken to Newport
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I also thought that there is a federal law requiring a freeway for bicycles along the entire East coast. Probably that law will apply to North Lefrak City in a century from now (this bridge mught change things, though), but never-ever to Paulus Hook.
This being NJ, we require cyclists to be good Americans and use a car for a mile.

Posted on: 2007/9/14 18:35
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Re: NJ transit to build pedestrian bridge from Hoboken to Newport
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i thought ferries are just redundant, more expensive, more polluting, more prone to accidents... and they were doomed since the PATH was dug, but stick around for a weird reason, much in the way cartoons exist to this day
but what do i know

Posted on: 2007/9/14 18:32
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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I don't think a mob unrest would really help.

Posted on: 2007/9/13 16:47
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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I'd say that the outcome was rather predictable from the "pints afterwards" joyous phrase. This is when it started to feel like a serious matter :) .

Actually, for some people in downtown, everything, be it corrupt officials or crime awareness, is reason for a party.

Posted on: 2007/9/13 13:44
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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It could not be so. It can't be that people were saying one on the internet and doing something else in real life, especially when it comes to attitudes and guts. No, it can't be.
I'd say that the outcome was rather predictable from the "pints afterwards" joyous phrase. This is when it started to feel like a serious matter :) .

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this one was for the headlines....

No way. It was for the sake of ethics. And he is not planning to run for governor in less than 10 years from now. No way. :)

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What a predicable out-come - asking unethical individuals to vote on an ethical issue that directly effects them.

Oh, I thought so much it wasn't so. I thought the council was about to vote a resolution where they found themselves extremely corrupt and all resigned. Except those with the moral monopoly, of course. :)

But you'll see that the voters care. In the next elections, all councilwomen and -men will be replaced with little Fulops.

I start thinking that it feels less "I am the only correct person" but more and more "I have way more money than you, suckers".

Posted on: 2007/9/13 13:41
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Re: NJ transit to build pedestrian bridge from Hoboken to Newport
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This isnt Europe.

Of course this isn't. This is South America or Africa, places where communities successfully prevent any meaningful community effort. :)

Posted on: 2007/9/12 22:33
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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The Council may move the reading up to minimizing the number of Fulopistas in attendance. They do monitor this Board!!!!!

Oy vey! They read us, they are so perfidious in using the internet - that's totally different from their opponents :)

Posted on: 2007/9/12 2:06
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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According to the dictionary, propaganda is "the systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause." I don't see the exaggeration in my words: it is systematic, it it reflects the interests and the views of SF's supporters.
Incidentally, the views that are reflected in this article are not "it's good to have councilmen stop getting second jobs in the local government". Was there any discussion meant or expected? Even I am not discussing the idea, I can't see anything wrong with it. Is there anybody contesting this?
It would be fairer to admit that unless I wrote something, this thread was going to rot unattended. OK, so SF says it's good to be good, it's nice to be honest, we prefer nice weather to hurricanes, and so on. these are platitudes in the first place, and, secondly, apparently voters don't care too much about them. The idea that transpires from this is "everybody, see, SF is better than all other councilmen taken together", which is hardly any news for the JCDT list readers. Most of us got the idea, that's why there was almost zero discussion to anything he said or did in the last century.
I know the list is not tailored for my personal interests, but I believe it is not made either for the supporters of a councilman, with an attitude of a boy band fan group. It's not that I don't want it to be, it's just that almost nobody cares about this kind of stories, and I just bothered to let you know.

Posted on: 2007/9/7 21:08
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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As usually, I am proud of Fulop too. So somebody passes a law and he says he would do something like that or even tougher, except he has almost no power. That is news!
.. and of course he is planning to become a governor or US senator or similar, you can't spend that much only to become JC mayor...


You say little that's positive, ever. You relentlessly bash Councilman Fulop's repeated efforts to show voters how we can have a responsible government without conflicts of interest.

JSQ, why don't you tell us who's YOUR personal favorite JC councilperson and why. Spare no details please about what they've done or tried to do for JC.


It's not "relentlessly".. This is precisely the second discussion where I say something about him at all.

Some of the personae of this website though do seem to preach relentlessly this person.
I visit this website for a few reasons:
1. to hunt for some tips on like how would you go on a cab on this town, or how late can you to get safe from Communipaw to Montgomery
2. to read GrovePath's stuff from the JJ
3. to get the "temperature" of some of the neighbours, like in the discussion about Hinduport, where you can almost count those with definitive opinions
4. sometimes, to vent.
None of this has anything to do with Fulop. So, naturally, I should be shielded from his propaganda as much as I am protecting myself from restaurants' advertising.
But his name pops up in all the sections of the board, and I expect to see him even in the ads about belly dancing classes. Like somebody said the the board became the JJ, only that actually the "JCD board" should be renamed "SF board".

My favcouncilman? I am less worried about an individual councilman than I am about an individual cop, or than about what is happening in Belgium.

I don't know too much about local politics.
I suspect that, as long as my grievances (like less aggressive panhandlers, less pissing on the streets, less minority young fellows yelling at me in the bus stop just for the sake of it etc.) remain unsolved, local politicians probably have big problems. But I expect that these issues be solved rather by cops and street cleaners, who can do their job even under bad administration, if they would want to. That's the first reason I don't care about politicians in themselves, and I rather feel sick when I see so much propaganda.
The second reason is that I don't have the right to vote.

What I do know though is that Fulop is one of the 9 councilmen and -women, so his powers are extremely limited.
... And what I see about him is not that downtown is better because he is there. (If he wold be such a good manager, he could stand in elections for West Side, instead of targeting what I said he is targeting)
... and I also see the he is very internet savvy: he has a wikipedia page (way longer than my boss, who is a worldwide celebrity in his/her field), he has an account here.
That's fine, but some don't care, and some can get sick of it.

Posted on: 2007/9/7 2:19
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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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As usually, I am proud of Fulop too. So somebody passes a law and he says he would do something like that or even tougher, except he has almost no power. That is news!
.. and of course he is planning to become a governor or US senator or similar, you can't spend that much only to become JC mayor...

Posted on: 2007/9/6 20:58
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Re: JCPD BLACK & BLUE
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In a police report filed about the incident, the cops said Bolton ran to the door, looked surprised and was out of breath.

Who would expect that? When burglars are on the roof, you should be looking more relaxed than ever! :)

Posted on: 2007/8/24 15:25
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Re: So much for all of you folks who predicted a JC/NYC RE Crash
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I don't get two things:
1. why would it be such a big deal to live near a stadium ("honey, what should we do tonight?" "let's go and see two amateurish pro teams playing whatever sport, including soccer")
2. why is Tazmanio so happy. At least because many, if not most people here, are renters.

Posted on: 2007/8/23 17:32
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Re: Unbelievable, the 99s will get slower
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JCHeights.com wrote:"CoachUSA’s number 10 & 99s routes, which runs every 30 minutes between Bayonne and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan via Journal Square, will be rerouted to busy Central Avenue from a residential stretch on Palisade Avenue. The bus could service Central Avenue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

No bus runs 24 hours a day as far as I know. Is this some kind of dust in the eyes of those who lose out of this move?
As for having four different buses called 99, it's probably because they thought they have so many lines that they ran out of numbers.

Posted on: 2007/8/23 2:11
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Re: McCann's hired 'help' lived five years without electricity -- had dispute with PSE&G
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i would not be able to live without electricity... respect!
this man is of the kind that will save the planet from global warming.

Posted on: 2007/8/20 16:56
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Re: Jersey City gets tough on taxis -- additional passengers by consent only
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istabraq wrote:
the cabs are often scarier than the walk!

That's because walking has 0% risks, and I exaggerate.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 12:27
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Re: Oceans rising: move to high ground?
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Usually the "long term" changes happened over night. In The Netherlands there is a large swamp in the middle of the country, and it didn't grow in a thousand years. Actually it shrunk in the last 1000 years due to people's efforts, but otherwise it appeared over night where there were dry lands and some tens of thousands of people before.

Posted on: 2007/8/17 19:29
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Re: Oceans rising: move to high ground?
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Projects like the Lower Thames flood project and the work that The Netherlands has done are nationally and regionally run.

Well, projects like this are usually with EU money. Most European pay large (and I mean large) taxes to the state instead of giving their money away to big box stores.

Posted on: 2007/8/17 17:37
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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You mean on the top level or on the walls, or at the street level? My understanding is that the embankment is an island out of human intervention. There was something about rare butterflies on the coalition website, I think. I thought the charm of the place is the way nature reconquers what it lost. With grass at the level of my backyard, I can't see why it should be preserved.

Posted on: 2007/8/11 23:59
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Re: McGinley Square
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Oh yes, so I am exaggerating, only the fact that nobody was robbed on Highland or north of it recently, and the fact that somebody was robbed on Glenwood, and the fact that somebody was shot on Duncan are true.
Well, I am exaggerating, he was shot in the foot, so there shouldn't be any problem.

Posted on: 2007/8/9 13:36
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Re: McGinley Square
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where from? even the lights are dimmer as you pass Montgomery, and people wasting time on the street are way more to the south
furthest north, robberies were reported on Glenwood, I think, and this spring somebody was shot on Duncan.. so there you go, quite an obvious limit

Posted on: 2007/8/9 3:36
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Re: Standardized restroom
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So, if she can make all her ads the same, why not hope she can make all the apartments the same?

Posted on: 2007/7/26 22:51
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Standardized restroom
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I think a peson who might be named Mayra and might work for Optimum Properties or something like that, is pushing her luck.
If you search craigslist for Mayra ( http://newjersey.craigslist.org/search/hhh?query=mayra ) you will notice that tens of places that she offers for rent (or intermediates the process) have the very similar restrooms.

Resized Image
from http://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/382386744.html and
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/382363793.html and
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/382354616.html and
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/381786442.html and so on

I wasn't born here, so I am asking you: was there a Journal Square law for a standard restroom?

Oh, and even beyond Communipaw you'll find yourself "close to Journal Square", like on a "short walk", probably meaning "closer to Journal Square that to Trenton".

Posted on: 2007/7/26 19:20
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