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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 18th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 623
Views: 25013

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I haven't received any notice from USI that they're planning a big rate hike yet. That definitely sucks. 300MB is a lot more than I need.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 17th, 2018, 12:59 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1575

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

VacantLuxuries wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 10:18 am
Peter McLaughlin pushed hard for the incinerator. Just a friendly reminder.
He pushed hard for something unpopular that he saw a greater benefit in? Exactly who I want fighting with the FTA and BNSF.
OK, thanks! I understand you guys better now.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 13th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 35
Views: 1575

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

Speaking of the Met Council chair, Alene Tchourumoff is leaving the post to go work for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. Seriously, let's put McLaughlin there instead. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2018/10/31/met-council-chair-leaving-to-join-minneapolis-fed.html Peter McLaughlin push...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 9th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Berlin
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Berlin

Is there a non facebook option for this?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 12th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 146
Views: 18745

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

The arched window at the top has no supporting design elements in the surrounding wall.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 10th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)
Replies: 467
Views: 72834

Re: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)

KML_1981 wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 9:17 am
Must be the outrageous maintenance bills for the hot tub
That would be hilarious, but it's most likely just a consequence of the rapid rise of interest rates, and the increased balance sheet scrutiny which will come with the recession.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 2nd, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

Silophant wrote:
October 2nd, 2018, 1:06 pm
Also, holy crap do we need to get E Hennepin road dieted soon, before the fire station moves and all of a sudden we can't do anything because fire trucks.
Dieted?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 29th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

RE: Tiller Thanks for your comments. I personally don't have an opinion about what to do with the Roof Depot site (though the water yard seems like a wasted opportunity). I still don't get SR's snark. In general, I like the info he posts, it just seemed like this comment was disingenuous/trollish c...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 28th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

Do you have a link to some of your favorite GMO hostility? Aqua/hydro is definitely still experimental. I'd call it a food factory rather than an urban farm. It has a plausible path to profitability, but then so does nuclear fusion for electrical power production. Does anybody know what a wateryard ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 27th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

His snark is probably for the same reason I'm snarky about urban farming. It's often a feel-good solution that takes the place of other, better solutions. A grocery store (or even a corner store) does a lot more to fix a food desert, while actual farmland outside of the city is far more efficient/e...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 27th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 141
Views: 11830

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I haven't really been watching all the excruciating details of this particular sausage being made. Is Saralyn the de-facto leader of the homeowner "resistance"?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 27th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

An urban farm on a polluted parcel of land. Brilliant. I think that is kind of the point, right? Wouldn't the idea be to turn a place of contamination into a place fostering life? I am not an agricultural expert or anything but if it is aquaponics they would not be planting in the contaminated soil...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 27th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Roof Depot site
Replies: 65
Views: 8560

Re: Roof Depot site

I don't know if this is high or low tech aquaponics, but they may be thinking of something like this:

http://urbanorganics.com/

City Pages article:

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/5- ... /425992603
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 10th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: New developments seem to have terrible balconies
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: New developments seem to have terrible balconies

I always kind of assumed they were for smoking, but I never even see anybody using them for that.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 7th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 18 stories - 179'
Replies: 54
Views: 7181

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

Multimodal wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Skyways.

So very last century?
Perhaps. But pulling on your parka and mittens to walk four frozen blocks is definitely from the century before that.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 25th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)

I live a pretty sheltered life and didn't know about the existence of "MPLS Bike Wrath" until today. Evidently this guy decided to ride down the middle of the lane on Lyndale and do an "educational" session with some drivers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwnnLN ... e=youtu.be
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 25th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 141
Views: 11830

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

So, according to a couple of posts above there is zero interest from builders in doing fourplexes? And Frey and Bender just want to throw this zoning change out there and see if anybody bites?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 24th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 141
Views: 11830

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Are any business interests lobbying for fourplexes? Maybe a push from the builders would put it over the top?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 24th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 40
Views: 2380

Re: Scooter sharing

I saw a Lime last night. Riding down the sidewalk.

Maybe they can add some software which will automatically steer them down the sidewalk at 15 MPH without hitting anybody. That would truly be progress!
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 23rd, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 483
Views: 39914

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

He called a guy who saved a bunch of kids a pedo because he made fun of his dumb rocket booster submarine/coffin. The Tesla Model S is a pretty neat $80K car, but most $80K cars are pretty neat. Somehow they are building 5000 model 3s a week but no where near that many are being registered. He is a...

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