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    Letters, bills, bill payments by mail, not so...

    Letters, bills, bill payments by mail, not so much. Parcels, yes. A joystick ordered at the beginning of August, from eBay (for my grandson), was mailed out of a Chicago post office, and...
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    That may have always been true years ago, but pc...

    That may have always been true years ago, but pc manufacturers buy parts in bulk, for much less than what you're ever going to find picking parts. And consider how much your free time is worth, the...
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    SSD production has been ramping up for the past...

    SSD production has been ramping up for the past year-and-a-half, and prices are going down. And though their prices haven't seemed to change, production of HDDs has been reduced, some manufacturing...
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    Bad idea. The legacy installme.bat procedure was...

    Bad idea. The legacy installme.bat procedure was always to 1) reduce the size of freeware routes, and 2) avoid illegal distribution of copyrighted software - the original MSTS content.

    The risk is...
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    For those who don't know what that reference was...

    For those who don't know what that reference was about, Hindu Cow Girl posts amazing, beautiful cab ride videos of Norway's train routes, on YouTube. The snowy wintertime videos through Norway's...
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    Is that proven by example, by anyone? The AMD...

    Is that proven by example, by anyone? The AMD problems are well known. The newer Intel gpu chipsets are by far more capable, and so many comments about MSTS and Intel video hereabouts seem to be...
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    Those great screenshots clearly show that just...

    Those great screenshots clearly show that just because something is old, it doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable ... or isn't important. Thanks for sharing them!
  8. Maybe better to start over with installing JUST...

    Maybe better to start over with installing JUST the base MSTS and 1.4 update, and then test before adding New Roads and Xtracks. One step at a time. And, if you get a successful launch, back it up...
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    People vote with their feet. The level of...

    People vote with their feet. The level of trainsim.com discussions and file library activity is the evidence, clear to see. ORTS has a loyal but much smaller following than MSTS had in pre-ORTS days.
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    That's a pretty common response from those who...

    That's a pretty common response from those who aren't rail fans after any train ride. My dear wife, from Armenia, included. She rode so many trains, as an Izvestia journalist, across the USSR, to her...
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    True words.

    True words.
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    Linux fans got excited when Net Market Share...

    Linux fans got excited when Net Market Share showed 3.37% of the world's desktops running Linux, a record high this past August. But the euphoria was short lived when everyone realized that...
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    "Separate but equal is not equal" comes to mind.

    "Separate but equal is not equal" comes to mind.
  14. As this commentary so wisely explained, Amtrak...

    As this commentary so wisely explained, Amtrak was never intended to be a for-profit passenger service.

    From railpassengers.org:

    No, Amtrak Does Not Have To Make A Profit...
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    That's certainly not true here in the midwest....

    That's certainly not true here in the midwest. Our local university (my place of work) has baskets full of used DDR2 and DDR3 1GB, 2GB, 4GB RAM sticks for sale at the surplus shop. I believe a...
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    Good news, Vern, is that standard and hybrid hard...

    Good news, Vern, is that standard and hybrid hard drive prices continue to edge downwards, the effect of SSD (and M.2 and NVMe) becoming prominent in desktops.
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    How old was the drive when it failed? Some years...

    How old was the drive when it failed? Some years back, I think it was Gartner Group, did a study that showed failure of desktop-class hard drives went way up after 5 years of use. And, surprisingly,...
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    I think John Jacobi at PCWorld explained it...

    I think John Jacobi at PCWorld explained it clearly:

    "From my limited tests, I’m firmly convinced that the tiny difference that even the best SSD defragger makes is not worth reducing the life...
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    Other recommended Windows settings for SSD - turn...

    Other recommended Windows settings for SSD - turn off file indexing, disable the SuperFetch service, and check that the Task Scheduler isn't running Defrag automatically. Indexing benefits spinning...
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    Comparing 10-year-old Intel graphics with 2018...

    Comparing 10-year-old Intel graphics with 2018 Intel gpu isn't very realistic. At my shop we've found modern Intel on-board video (GPU, not CPU) to be greatly improved, probably equal to mid-range...
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    I think you just illustrated my point exactly -...

    I think you just illustrated my point exactly - for those of us who do want backwards compatibility, who want to run Sea View and other MSTS classic content, Open Rails often can't produce the same...
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    No, Gerry, what is objectionable are the often...

    No, Gerry, what is objectionable are the often misleading claims about OR, that it is somehow completely compatible as an MSTS replacement. It may be a "good alternative" for some, but for others it...
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    Ahh, that explains it. I'm the same when it comes...

    Ahh, that explains it. I'm the same when it comes to huffin' and puffin' steam engines ... great to see them restored and running, simply amazing, but were before my time.

    Turbines fascinate me...
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    Thirty years of Turboliner service at Amtrak...

    Thirty years of Turboliner service at Amtrak (1973 to 2003) is hardly worth a 'lol'! :p

    TRAIL OF THE TURBO by Dale Johnson is a great book about the Turboliner, in all its forms.
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    Let's be honest. Open Rails can use SOME MSTS...

    Let's be honest. Open Rails can use SOME MSTS content and some will not work properly at all, routes and trains. It serves no purpose to exaggerate Open Rails compatibility - there are real limits....
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