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Re: Healy announces "Bike-to-Work" week....
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Who can possibly bike to work here that doesn't habitually walk? If it's far enough that you're biking instead of driving, you're going to need to shower and change when getting to the office. Not viable for many people. Not to mention the complete lack of safe places to bike on the streets. And if you're talking about biking to the PATH train, riding the train sweaty and smelling worse than most of the other passengers, walking the rest of your way to work to get to the shower in your cubicle (everyone has one, right), this makes a lot of sense.

And if the weather says 20% chance of rain, you can't bike to work. 5 days a week and you'll likely get rained on one of those days.

I guess that's why they're supporting it with a single bike rack(?!)

Posted on: 2010/5/16 7:37
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Re: Montgomery Gardens
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So then the people living in Montgomerty Gardens will be dumped where? The Hudson? The Beacon? Pennsylvania?



In New York I think they can dump them anywhere in the state. I know messing up too many times in the projects in NYC can get you sent up to Newburgh. Although it's ruined certain parts of Newburgh, I don't know that it was ever a nice place (or which Newburgh it is even). At least it improves NYC and they're not ruining things north of Orange County.

Hopefully in NJ they can dump them anywhere in the state. Camden would be great. That's almost Pennsylvania. We can't improve JC if we just spread this trash around our city.

Posted on: 2010/5/16 7:14
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Re: Downtown: Attacked, robbed after using Jersey City ATM
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A North Carolina resident was attacked and robbed in the parking lot of TD Bank in Jersey City yesterday morning, reports said.


I can't help feeling a bit sorry for someone who visits from North Carolina and ends up in that area by accident after midnight. It's not so obviously bad to someone from out of town, especially someone from a different sort of place, that you can really blame them for being over there late. A person could see the A&P (and TD bank and Best Buy and...) and not even be aware of the projects nearby.

Posted on: 2010/2/10 6:47
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Re: path/subway searches
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State. It's obviously a nonsense ruling, but as it stands it's the law of the land.

http://www.nyclu.org/pdfs/mta_searches_suit_080405.pdf

The state governments are bound by the US 4th amendment due to the 14th amendment 's equal protection clause. But it won't be enforced without a federal ruling.

Everyone who consents to these searches betrays the freedoms that our ancestors shed their blood to protect, while giving up your dignity and human rights at the same time.

The searches are obviously mean to spread fear and eliminate the notion of rights, not to protect anyone.

Posted on: 2010/1/21 2:44
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Re: path/subway searches
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Sorry, to clarify...

The court decision that allows them to search you on your way into the train gives you the choice to refuse the search, leave, and board the train at another station. They can only search something large enough to be seriously dangerous (not the exact wording though it's about that vague).

The claim I heard was that people were not being allowed to walk away, or were being bullied into searching with threats, or were having things like pockets searched, which is not allowed by the court decision.

The court decision is obviously unconstitutional, but it's basically the rules under which the police are (supposed to be) operating currently.

Was anyone not given the choice to refuse the search (and thereby denied entry into that station, but with civil rights somewhat intact).

Posted on: 2010/1/20 6:03
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path/subway searches
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I heard (from only one source so far) that searches are taking place at the PATH inconsistently with the (questionable) court decision. Today and yesterday, evening rush, in the city.

For example searching past the turnstyles, threatening people with biting dogs. During the evening rush.

I hope that these rumors are unfounded or isolated, the last time I heard of something like this (a few years ago) it turned out to be confirmed by many sources, as shocking as it sounds.

Posted on: 2010/1/19 21:49
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Re: Rare books collector, Irving Leif of Downtown Jersey City, faces eviction from 1,892-a-month apart
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Something doesn't smell right.

If $200K was invested in one fund, there must be millions invested elsewhere.

If the books are valuable, it would be easy to loan them to a library under the terms that they be kept together.

If he had a job as CIO, he can surely get a well-paying job in a week.

How can he not know or find someone with the space to set up/fill out a library in their house?

It would cost almost nothing to keep them in storage. But then no one gets to see them.

Surely there must be some books that can be sold that don't really break up the collection, beyond the value of having the entire "Irving Leif" collection.

Sounds like at least some are out of copyright. Why not use his technical skill/contacts to have them scanned, and see if a few dollars can be made selling copies?

Why is he 62, recently working as a CIO, with $200k to invest in a single fund, and still renting his residence?

This can't be the whole story. Sounds like some mental illness may be involved.

Posted on: 2010/1/17 22:47
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Re: Computer Repair in JC
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Nori wrote:
Hey guys,

I just had damian come over to fix a few things on my laptop and would highly recommend him to anyone. Very thorough with his explanations, went above and beyond what he had to do and charged a very reasonable price. He was in and out and I will use him again in the future.

Email was posted above

Damian@a-t-s.biz


I don't know Damian at all but this is how you find someone good.

Recommendations of an individual (not a big shop, not even a small shop unless you get a person's name), from people who have had good experiences.

And you get what you pay for. If everyone's experience with someone who makes house calls is as described above, they're worth a LOT. Certainly more than they're charging.

There's also a luck factor and the ability to give nonsense explanations that sound nice, so I'm not recommending someone I don't know based on the experience of someone else I don't know. But if enough credible people say this kind of thing, that's your best bet.

Don't forget that some things just can't be fixed, and a lot of things aren't worth the time/effort/cost to be fixed. Proper communication of this (if correctly identified) is still a success.

Posted on: 2010/1/16 5:21
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Re: Pediatric Opthamologist and Orthodontist
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AlexC wrote:
Can anyone recommend and eye doctor for my daughter, 9 years old? She's a bit (okay, a lot) sensitive about anything involving the eye.

Also our Orthodontist passed a couple of years ago and also looking for a recommendation.

Thanks!


If Paige Hershkin is still around (was at 1 McWilliams Place, by the old hospital), I recommend her.

I normally only judge a doctor based on intelligence/competence and willingness to communicate that knowledge without regard to bedside manner.

But I'm pretty sensitive about anything involving the eye, had never been to any kind of eye doctor before and ended up needing every test they have, and probably needed the same treatment as a scared 9 year old. There's no way I could have tolerated it without her 'bedside' manner.

The person who put the eyedrops in may have warned her unless I was that obvious, and I'm sure it's noted in my file unless her memory is amazing (or I'm the first adult to ask things like "this machine isn't going to poke me in the eye is it?"). So you should probably warn her first.

Posted on: 2010/1/13 7:07
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Re: MSNBC List of best cities to raise kids
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Not hard to understand JCs rank if you look at the criteria used.


Pretty much every "survey" of the "best" places uses pretty pathetic criteria and has no human filter to exclude the obviously bad results. Surveys like this have Buffalo being considered one of the best places to live because of its low cost of living, or rural North Dakota being one of the best places to raise kids because of the low crime rate.

These are uniquely bad though. My favorites from your excerpt:

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Current expenditures per student
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005-06 (FY 2006)


More corruption means more money spent per student. The only money needed is payroll for teachers. Before the college level books should basically be free. At worst, $150 per student for an ebook reader, $100/month for the entire school for a shared Internet connection, and from there download free ebooks. If a particular subject is seriously lacking material, any teacher for a given subject should be able to clean up a Wikipedia article or an old out-of-copyright textbook. If a teacher can't teach the subject without a book, they aren't competent and probably can't teach with a book either.

Obviously the corruption inherent in the textbook purchasing process (not to mention teacher hiring process) prevents this, but that's because the goal is not education of the students.

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% of population with Advanced Degrees
SOURCE: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau

% of pop with diploma or GED
SOURCE: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


These are my favorite because they're so unique to Jersey City. Virtually the entire population of downtown JC comes from somewhere else, and came here because of the high-paying jobs in New York. So we have a highly educated population that does not reflect the local schools.

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Physical education requirements by state
SOURCE: 2006 Shape of the Nation Report, National Association for Sport and Physical Education


I found the report. http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publicat ... load/ShapeOfTheNation.pdf

It certainly isn't useful in evaluating how well any state is doing with respect to "physical education" regardless of its definition.

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State School Foods Report Card score
SOURCE: Center for Science in the Public Interest 2007


Found this too. http://www.cspinet.org/2007schoolreport.pdf

New Jersey gets points for restricting whole milk in favor of skim milk (so extra processing is a good thing! Although whole milk is not forbidden). More points for restricting the fat content of ice cream - inevitably in favor of sugar when I look at commercially available ice creams and the variation in fat/sugar content.. Sugar-water is allowed (as long as there is 100% juice available too, 6 flavors of 100% juice for every 4 flavors of sugar-water). Sparkling water is not allowed.

That's right, New Jersey gets points for prohibiting sparkling water in favor of sugar water (the 1% fruit juice non-bubbly soda, like Snapple, realistically).

Candy is prohibited, despite the fact that a controlled setting like a school is a perfect place to give small amounts of candy as an occasional reward to demonstrate responsible consumption of processed sugar. Of course when encouraging sugar-water over seltzer, teaching responsible consumption of sugar is not a goal.

Posted on: 2009/10/22 21:37
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Re: Anti-gay group plans protests in Jersey City
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As if this had anything even remotely to do with politics. You know, when they say FAGS, they don't just mean gays, they mean you too. Anyone who doesn't agree with them is such. Even members of their own family.

If you so painfully ambivalent about them, then just sit back and enjoy.


When they say "fags" they mean gays. This is all explained in their FAQ. http://www.godhatesfags.com/faq.html

Misrepresenting their position is not helpful to anyone.

They may have problems with other groups, such as "fag enablers". But they aren't calling people who disagree with them fags, nor are they seriously redefining any other words in their most well-known slogans (as far as I could find).

Regardless of how insane they are (or are pretending to be in order to get followers), this church is able to clearly state their positions and does so on their website.

And personally I'm not painfully ambivalent about them. I agree that God hates many, many people. I can't think of any other fictional character that is portrayed as having such a strong and wide-ranging level of hatred. It would not generally make for good reading, and it's not the quality of the writing that makes the Bible popular. The Westboro Baptist Church agrees that their God is quite hateful.

I realize that some people have trouble telling fiction from reality. But for the people that understand the difference, why does "God Hates Fags" require any response whatsoever? Would "Tony Soprano Hates Jews" require a counter-protest? Where is the overlap between people who think that it's important who God hates, but don't agree with what he is described as hating? The confusion would make sense if it were from the use of the same character's name in different works, but that doesn't really seem to be the case.

Posted on: 2009/10/22 19:55
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Re: Anti-gay group plans protests in Jersey City
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I wonder what hotel they're staying at. I'm sure management would love to be made aware they are housing these tards and posting such on every travel site would not be out of the question.


I think it would be a good idea for anyone who thinks hotels should start discriminating based on political beliefs to sit this one out.

The God Hates Fags guys are starting to look more and more sane by comparison. (although as the ultimate troll organization, they bring out the trolls on every side).

Posted on: 2009/10/21 20:18
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Re: Anti-gay group plans protests in Jersey City
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The last stop in the county is outside Dickinson High School on Palisade Ave in Jersey City from 2:55 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28.


Protest outside Dickinson around 3pm?

Have these a-holes ever been to Jersey City?

Dickinson kids will kick their a55es back to Kansas! Almost worth finding a safe point of observation for this!


Yeah high school gangs in Jersey City are really well-known for their violent support of gay rights. And there's no way that a kid who sticks up for gays will be labeled gay himself and have a miserable experience for the remainder of his school years.

Posted on: 2009/10/21 20:05
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Re: Hamilton Park Ale House jersey Ave.
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for poor (i mean non-existent) service, i recommend simple.


I've noticed this too. They completely make up for it by being friendly, and since I know what to expect, I'm no bothered by it. For a neighborhood bar/restaurant, I'd rather they err more on the laid back side. I can get what I want at simple, I just may have to get up and go talk to my waitress. And if it's so casual that they don't even care to come back and check whether I need ketchup or something, I don't mind getting it myself or throwing packets of sugar in the general direction of the waitress until she turns around.

Posted on: 2009/10/15 15:51
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Re: Hamilton Park Ale House jersey Ave.
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LORD JIM IS DEAD!

i really hope whoever buys this place does it right the next time around because it's a great spot and right across the street from my house. first and foremost they need to improve the food, then they need to get some decent beers on tap in addition to the usual swill, and finally they need to throw out about half of the big-screen tvs.


It was wonderfully successful under Maggie and your advice is basically to return it to the way she ran it.

It is significantly telling that she left an operating business that had no immediate sign that the ownership even changed. Jim left an abandoned space that will be closed for who knows how long. Overall Maggie helped the neighborhood and Jim harmed it.

And it's not like Maggie is some amazingly astute businesswoman. She just gave people what they obviously wanted. (Except warm bread). She just avoided driving customers away with insanely stupid moves. She cared about the place. She was happy to make her customers happy. Even though she would be visibly stressed quite often, it's because she was working hard. I never saw Jim visibly stressed. I don't think he cared. He seems like a business major who always wanted to open up a bar, and wanted to duplicate a favorite bar from his college years.

I still don't know what could be wrong with Jim. I guess it's similar to other failed business attempts in the neighborhood. People think they can get away with anything because they have a captive market. But the market isn't as captive as they think...

Posted on: 2009/10/15 15:41
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Re: Hamilton Park Ale House jersey Ave.
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yeah, I agree about the HP area. But I will continue to support local restaurants in hopes that with our support, more business will equal more money which will equal better staff which will eqaul better service which will set a better standard in Jersey City, and all things will improve.


But the food was good under Maggie, then Jim bought it and decided to destroy the quality of the food. It is pushing for a better standard in Jersey City to go to places with good food, rather than one with food so bad the owner obviously doesn't care.

Was it better to go to Go and buy expired condiments, or was it better to go to C-Town, get higher quality at a lower price, and wait for Go to go out of business? Now we have La Rustique in the neighborhood, instead of a condiment store. I think that's a win for the neighborhood.

I don't think anyone should be encouraged to support a local restaurant with food so bad that it can't be eaten. And it's not like they weren't given plenty of chances. It's not like Jim could have been unaware that the food was disgusting. He just didn't care. He kept the food good for a year (or at least through the first summer) after buying it, so it's not like this was some impossible feat.

The horrible atmosphere with the excessive number of TVs is at least debatable. But the neighborhood wanted a neighborhood bar. We didn't want a sports bar. Everyone has good TVs at home. And the layout of the place did not make it too pleasant to watch a game anyway.

And you're going to get a lot more business if you attract everyone in the neighborhood to come with excellent specials that change daily (and are written clearly on a blackboard outside). More people will go to a familiar excellent local eatery on a regular basis than will go to a sports bar with inedible food.

It's obviously a case of extreme arrogance. Thinking he can force people to eat whatever garbage he serves. The way the Harvest Cart was chased away supports this. If you can't compete on the quality of your food, chase away what competition you can.

Posted on: 2009/10/4 22:44
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Re: Hamilton Park Ale House jersey Ave.
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Good news! The Ale House hasn't been open in days.

Hopefully destroying the food quality (and atmosphere) has resulted in an important lesson in failure. Let's just pray that this guy doesn't get enough money in the sale to go on to ruin any other local businesses.

Posted on: 2009/10/3 20:36
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Re: Tenth Street between Coles Street and Monmouth Street.
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The rape occurred at the Lincoln in late 2005. Lefrak's representatives said that she made it up to get free rent. They added the obviously-needed bars to the ground floor windows immediately after this. Also some money was stolen in this incident.

Here's a discussion about the rape:

http://www.newportwaterfrontassociati ... /bb/showthread.php?t=1719

Even if a huge portion of rape accusations are made up, there was no particular reason to suspect the woman was lying in this case, and certainly any random person has more credibility than a slumlord. Even though it's reasonable to assume that Lefrak would act to defend themselves, it was amazing how callously they did it.

The home invasion was in Jan 2008, at 10th and Monmouth. There were no allegations of rape or serious injury. There wasn't any indication that they were targeted or involved in anything where they'd be expected to have large amounts of cash or valuables. For some unknown reason, the police took it seriously and the two perpetrators were caught.

Here's a discussion about the home invasion:
http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... =&topic_id=12289&forum=10

Those are the only two violent crimes on 10th st that received significant publicity in the past few years.

Posted on: 2009/10/3 19:12
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Re: Anyone else frustrated with the JCIA hazardous waste program?
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Does anyone else think this is ridiculous? There should at least be an available drop somewhere in the county. Should we make a stink about it, contact councilmen and such, or am I alone?


You're alone. Everyone else is dumping it in the regular garbage if there's any way to pretend you didn't know it was toxic, like CF bulbs or electronics containing lead solder.

It's not really even necessary to hide it. If it's so toxic that you need to hide it, you should be dumping it under the Turnpike.

GE's advice for CF bulbs is basically to throw the bulbs in the regular garbage (double-bagged to make a nice cocktail of chemicals), as long as you don't know that it's to be incinerated. Home Depot supposedly takes CF bulbs for 'recycling', but I'm sure you'll have about as much luck with that as if you called a hazmat team every time a CF bulb breaks.

To get rid of paint, use one of the convenient drains labeled "drains to your river" at every intersection.

Posted on: 2009/10/1 19:36
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Re: ox restaurant
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yes the Atomic wings guys did pay rent for the two years that they navigated all the bull shit, and so did ox...no one asked for payouts, just abuse of power and total incompetence on the employees at building dept. and it is not 550, 000 to buy it, it's probably about 1/2 of that from what i was told..


OK that's not how it works. People rarely ask for payouts, even in thoroughly corrupt situations where you are expected to bribe everyone every time.

If you don't get the hint that a payout was necessary, you just fail.

On the scale of random corruption experienced by small business owners, Jersey City is the worst I've ever heard of in the US. It's still not nearly as bad as in India, but in India the bribes are small and go directly to the individual low-level worker you're dealing with. (obviously they kick up to someone).

Posted on: 2009/10/1 15:26
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Re: Girl in basement on Colgate btn 1st and 2nd?
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MikeyTBC... your initial thought should be to believe the child. your thought process is why children keep sexual and physical abuse to themselves


It seems that there's more evidence than just the child's word in this case.

But most accusations of such are false. Certainly from a statistical standpoint it does not make sense to believe the child first.

It is also not exactly compatible with our innocent-until-proven-guilty system.

Children learn at some age that they have absolute power over adults if they make certain accusations. And while this case doesn't seem anything like that, certainly "your initial thought should be to believe the child" is a thinking process that will ruin a lot of innocent lives and protect no children.

Posted on: 2009/9/23 20:02
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Re: Holland Tunnel tube reopens after diabetic shock driver slams into four cars in Jersey City
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If you have seizures of diabetes, the concept of doctor-patient confidentiality is no longer relevant. They report you to the government and you lose your license. (this does not apply to old age despite the stronger statistical correlation and the ease with which the DMV has to determine your age).

Confidentiality really is no longer relevant at all - my doctor can report me to my insurance company due to a high (but in the safe range) test result as being an undue risk, thus in the long-term destroying my life. Thanks. (Yes the doctor reported raw data that was not necessary to reveal as it was already interpreted by the doctor, a lab never was involved). It's made me wonder ever since - being an indentured servant for health insurance due to preexisting condition risk of a condition that may never exist gave me time to think - whether things like negative STD results could be considered a risk factor. Surely that means you had something to worry about, so why should the insurance company not worry. I know negative heart tests can be considered positive by the insurance company for preexisting condition rules.

But it's interesting that this person still had his license, while there are others with the same condition who have it taken away. I assume he had seen a doctor previously, as the police wouldn't assume diabetic shock nor would the driver get this bad and not have been experiencing symptoms for some time beforehand. Or worse, he knew of the lack of confidentiality laws and refused to get treatment that would have prevented this.

We see a disproportionate portion of such afflicted people in this region as it's the only part of the country where you can live a normal life without being able to drive. 75% of the population of the country would starve to death without the ability to drive. (well subtracting many for having family that would take care of them.)

It seems that it's much better off to make sure you are always scamming the medical system (back), no matter how big your problems are. Well until you crash into four cars in a tunnel.

Posted on: 2009/9/23 11:35
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Re: Van Vorst Shooting on Wayne Street
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Why is it necessary to have a park open passed 10:00 PM? That is when the destruction of public property happens.


Why is it necessary to deprive people who work late of their quality of life?

Posted on: 2009/9/19 22:20
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Re: NJ transit to build pedestrian bridge from Hoboken to Newport
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Quote: "I built it as sort of a goodwill gesture, to connect Newport to NJ Transit's Long Slip pedestrian bridge," said LeFrak last night. Since he wasn't required to build the walkway, LeFrak said he's also not required to follow that 24-hour mandate.


Pure evil. Forcing people to walk a much more dangerous route to get between Hoboken and JC at the worst possible hours.

Posted on: 2009/9/19 22:18
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Re: 39:4-123 Improper Right And Left Turns-see Subsections
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I have the learner permit of New York State, and got a ticket around 11PM in Jersey city for 39:4-123 Improper Right And Left Turns-see Subsections. What can I say on the court? The police was busy on issuing ticket for the next, and did not explain it to me. Should he record my learner permit?


This is why the roads are so dangerous here.

Posted on: 2009/9/18 2:25
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Re: Red light runners
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In my purely anecdotal experiences, I've never seen more people run red lights than Jersey City. What say you?


It's far worse in Guayaquil.

Posted on: 2009/9/17 22:06
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Re: any IT/tech shops to recover laptop hard disk?
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what kind of drive is it? I would first try putting the external drive in the freezer overnight. Then, pull it out and immediately connect it and see if you can access that data.


His problem as described is most likely individual bad blocks. Windows tries to read the block, gets an error, and gives up. (The solution to the problem being to read it on a Linux or perhaps OS X machine.) Bad blocks are part of the normal behavior of hard drives, and are why you should never be using a non-RAIDed drive for any purpose. (A proper RAID system will read the data from the redundant drive, re-write the bad block, which the drive will transparently remap). Non-RAIDed drives are fine for backups, or for OS disks that store no important data and have minimal cost to reinstall (e.g. corporate desktops).

His problem could be more severe as he did not provide any details however the fact that the OS recognizes the drive is a strong indication that it spins up and is somewhat readable. It's very easy to tell whether the drive has spun up if you have it in an external enclosure, due to the strong gyroscopic forces (if you pick up a running drive, set it down as gently as you possibly could, more gently than you would set down an egg).

This freezer trick is if the drive will not spin up at all. You are hoping for different rates of contraction of the metals to unstick it, as the grease is sticking instead of lubricating. Or perhaps you're hoping for the temperature change to affect the grease. Freezing the drive is a more desperate move than hitting it with a hammer (such that you spin the drive around the axis of the platters). It can save a drive that is not spinning up, but it's a possibly destructive move for entertainment only. After all it only costs about $1000 to have a professional recovery attempt made, which may include opening the drive in a cleanroom. If data's worth saving, the data is usually worth more than $1000.

If you put a drive in the freezer without sealing it in a ziploc bag, expect catastrophic condensation inside the drive when you remove it. That seal shouldn't be broken until the drive is at room temperature.

Posted on: 2009/9/15 17:51
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Update
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I wonder how badly we are being poisoned in Jersey City compared to other cities.

Does anyone even test the air and water? There should be very detailed results somewhere if they did...

Posted on: 2009/9/3 1:42
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Re: New Mexican Food Cart Downtown
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Just asking and certainly not attacking....Can Anyone that has a food cart license set up at the Grove St plaza??? On face value it seems like a very low cost way to set up a business in a prime location...Notice other places set up there often as well...I wish everyone willing to work hard success but I would think places like Starbucks & Subway that surely must be paying high rent wouldn't be to happy...I think I have conflicting feelings on the issue....It certainly is nice to have a quality food provider so conveniently located but is it inherently fair to all the other businesses? Is it in the best long term interests of the area? Could this get out of control with many vendors? What of non food vendors? What about potential problems like sanitation, policing and other public costs? Many things in Jersey City seem very unregulated or winked at...(Like "car services" at shoprite with expired out of state plates...guess anyone can "open" a car service around here) Anyone have thoughts???


Do we care about being "fair" to Starbucks and Subway if it gets us good food at a fair price?

There are good things about living in a city. Quality street food is one of them. Is it fair for megacorporations to deprive us of our quality of life?

Posted on: 2009/8/31 4:44
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Re: ID theft ring victimized patrons at unnamed Jersey City restaurants
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DouglasReynholm wrote:
That's why I use CASH 97 percent of the time at restaurants. I love when someone in front of me on line uses a debit or credit card to purchase something for less than 5 dollars, I mean really, are you 9 years old.


I actually saw someone put a $1-and-change purchase on a credit card the other day. They weren't even embarrassed.


nothing wrong with using a credit card for even $.25 as long as you pay your bill in full each month. there are numerous benefits to using your card for as much as possible as long you have a card from an issuer who does not hold you responsible for fraudulent charges.


It's a waste of your time. It's a waste of the merchant's time. It's a waste of the time of people behind you in line. You're deliberately forcing the merchant to take a loss on the transaction.

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also, with the right card, points/cashback/airline miles, dispute resolution, insured purchases, record keeping to track your expenses, credit cards are invaluable if used responsibly.


Are you keeping such careful records that purchases under $1 need to be tracked? You must be fun to go out with!

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my cc companies make money from merchants whenever i use my card, i get more protection than using cash and airline miles or cash back. all while the cc company makes $0 from me since i am never late and always pay in full.


You're willing to make a merchant take a loss on a transaction so that you can make a fraction of a penny from cash back?

Posted on: 2009/8/29 22:39
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