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2 weeks ago

Ignition Interlock Devices - Pitfalls And Problems

Touted as reliable, Blood Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices are anything but. An Ignition Interlock Device is a cheap breathalyzer which is connected to the electrical system of an offender's vehicle. Before driving, the interlock user must breathe into the device so that it can gauge his or her BAC (blood alcohol content) reading. If the driver's BAC is .020 or below, the device allows the engine to start. However, if the driver's BAC is .021 or above, the car will not start. Once the car starts, the driver must periodically breathe into the device. If the device registers a BAC which is over a pre-set limit, a "rolling re-test violation" will occur. These rolling re-tests are designed to

4 weeks ago

8 Tips for Raising Your Home Appraisal

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For six months, Jessica and Carl Doerrer's home in Hackettstown, N.J., has sat on the market.

Despite today's news that record low interest rates are encouraging more home buyers to finally purchase, in the Doerrers' case, their house has had no offers.

Now they're asking for $225,000 even though they bought the house for $325,000 six years ago.

What's worse? The house was appraised at $190,000. That gap, experts told ABC News, could be a huge problem if the Doerrers get an offer. When it comes to selling or refinancing a home,

4 weeks ago

Go get a NES Classic at GameStop right now

Go get a NES Classic at GameStop right now - BGR

NES Classic consoles are slowly starting to trickle back into stores, and GameStop is the latest chain to get a new shipment of consoles. According to reports on Twitter, stores are limited to a couple consoles, and customers can only buy one console per person.

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A GameStop announcement said stock is "limited," so you're probably best to call your local store and confirm. The number of consoles each store gets depends on geographical location and size -- some have been getting over a dozen units, while smaller locations are limited to one or two. In any case, it's not an overwhelming number of units going on shelves, so you'd better get there quick.

Across all retailers, this is looking like a good week for stock. Although it's still difficult to buy the console online -- Best Buy sold click to read more out in 20 minutes, last time there was some available -- in-store sales are looking up. Target and Walmart have both had significant shipments arrive, and ToysRUs is rumored to get a bunch of stock in later this week. Overall, things are looking better than during the Great Pre-Christmas NES Classic Shortage of 2016.

If you're planning on staking out a store to get a console, we previously published a guide on how to get one from people who've done it successfully. This piece of advice from a user on NowInStock is still applicable:

- BS [Ed note: Brickseek, another in-stock website] is very accurate if you know when to look and properly plan ahead. Walmart has been dry in my area so had to rely solely on Target, as I wasn't certain that Walmart's 11/22 order would go through in time take a look at the site here for the holidays. When using BS for Target be sure to watch closely and refresh often from 8-9pm, through midnight. In my experience On-hand Qty was always one NES short compared to Saleable Qty; however, all On-hand products were sold. If you see Target's inventory light up yellow/green online, don't go rushing to the store before they close. That stock is to be sold the next day. Instead of running out at night, plan to arrive around 3:30-4:30am. The earlier the better. Tickets will be handed out between 5-7am. Results may vary..

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2 months ago

Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women | Reuters

BEIRUT Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.

Local media outlets and blogs have been abuzz for months about lavish parties, complete with sarcastic invitations and humorous cakes, for couples splitting up. The phenomenon has become so widespread in Tehran and other large cities that one prominent cleric said couples who throw these parties are "satanic".

Still, the divorce parties are a sign of an undeniable trend: divorce in Iran is soaring. Since 2006, the rate of divorce has increased mo

2 months ago

U.S. 2009 foreclosures shatter record despite aid | Reuters

NEW YORK U.S. foreclosure actions shattered all records in 2009 and will do so again this year, with unemployment and wage cuts overcoming programs to remedy failing home loans, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

A record 2.8 million properties with a mortgage got a foreclosure notice last year, jumping 21 percent from 2008 and 120 percent from 2007, the Irvine, California-based real estate data company found.

The loan failure rate -- and thus the fallout for home prices and the economy -- would have been even worse without foreclosure prevention programs and loan processing delays caused by sheer volume, the company said.

In many cases loan fixes don't stick, however, and so

2 months ago

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2 months ago

How to Fix a Motorola STB that shows "dU1", "dUl" or "dVI", or a Scientific Atlanta STB gives the HDCP error

Motorola cable box showing "dU1", "dUl" or "dVI"

These three codes are dui attorney meaning really meant to be "DVI", the others are just different ways I've seen come up on the cable box's front display, particularly since it doesn't look much like "DVI".

This error indicates the cable box wasn't able to set up a connection over the HDMI cable. Part of the HDMI interface is the requirement that the two devices using an HDMI cable "handshake" to verify that High Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) is active. If the "handshake" fails, the cable box will show this error and be unable to output to the TV dui drysuits over the HDMI cable.

The error message is "DVI Alert - Your TV does not support HDCP. Please disconnect the HDMI connector and use the YPbPr connection to continue watching TV."

This error indicates the cable box wasn't able to set up a connection over the HDMI cable. Part of the HDMI interface is the requirement that the two devices using an HDMI cable "handshake" to verify that High Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) is active. If the "handshake" fails, the STB will show this error and be unable to output to the TV over the HDMI cable.