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by moda253
February 25th, 2016, 12:47 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80039

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Did anyone else have the initial reaction I did that the surrounding elements in the renderings are complete fiction? I-94 slopes not covered with concrete and garbage, but pleasant trees and shrubs? Green space galore without a car or LRV in sight? Yes, I know this is not directly on University bu...
by moda253
February 18th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Rube Dali wrote:On the webcam, they're removing some of the zinc cladding on the easternmost portion of the north side. Any reason why?
When I drove by the other day it looked buckled
by moda253
February 18th, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I look at it this way, the price to tailgate will go up big time as the limited number of lots will be charging BIG bucks for those that are willing to pay. You thought parking was expensive now for games I see it going up more, especially for surface lots for those that want to tailgate. Thank to ...
by moda253
February 16th, 2016, 3:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

It might happen over time but you had to know going in that putting an NFL stadium downtown was going to result in people wanting to preserve lots for tailgating. Sure, and the city has to say, "no." We're already paying enough for this stadium. We don't need to further subsidize it be keeping surf...
by moda253
February 16th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Public money for the stadium is an indirect subsidy to the downtown hospitality businesses. Don't undermine it by making it easy for suburban fans to bring their own food and drink into the city. And suburban fans: how about patronizing downtown businesses as a "thank you" for the city of Minneapol...
by moda253
December 29th, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Do any of you guys use social apps such as the waze navigation app? It might not seem like something that relates to this conversation but it does. Here's the idea when you are using apps such as waze your GPS is tracked and with it being tracked the amount of time on the route that you are taking i...
by moda253
December 21st, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

If you don't think that computer assisted and potentially computer driven vehicles isn't going to happen I don't know what to tell ya... It is going to happen. Yes, it's going to happen. No one here disagrees with that. The current discussion concerns whether automatic vehicles will have a signific...
by moda253
December 21st, 2015, 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

The argument that it is too difficult right now to me is completely baffling. That's not even relevant to a conversation like this. It doesn't matter because in a few short years this type of computing is going to be child's play. And we are already on the verge of it. It's happening and it is alre...
by moda253
December 21st, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

If you want to follow the internet analogy, please read up on packet collisions, the three-way handshake, and other ways of addressing packets that never arrive. The mid-level protocols (TCP/IP) are written in a way that you're generally blissfully unaware of the huge amount of data loss that happe...
by moda253
December 21st, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

A bit cheesy and obviously produced to convey their agenda but this is a good watch...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2JY3rWzrqI
by moda253
December 21st, 2015, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I'm not saying it is incredibly simple but it is going to get increasingly easier over the next 5-10 years. And no it won't be perfect. It will be problematic, but from there on out it will become better than human drivers very quickly. Take away the networked vehicle idea for a second and think abo...
by moda253
December 18th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Put it this way David. We are already doing this with rudimentary communication skills such as MAYBE turn signals and sometimes eye contact. To think that networked systems can't handle that type of communication to at first aid in our ability to drive and eventually to prioritize our driving might ...
by moda253
December 18th, 2015, 3:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

But cars that are capable of networking with one and other can handle managing the network MUCH better. When all 250 cars ahead of you in the 1/4 mile before you have to exit understand that your vehicle needs to be in line to exit the freeway then it becomes a math problem to get your car where it...
by moda253
December 18th, 2015, 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Also if we want to remove traffic from the roads and remove congestion what we should be doing is incentivising all businesses that can to have employees work from home where it is applicable. That is something that doesn't take building any new lanes.
by moda253
December 18th, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47829

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Driverless cars isn't about cars making their own decisions on the road. The notion that driverless cars would be just as poor in terms of efficiency as human driven cars is sort of crazy to me. The transit system is a network and humans are very bad at managing that network. We get distracted, angr...
by moda253
November 19th, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Wedgeguy wrote:My execution is to kill it before they even build the fugly thing.

Yeah but you lose.
by moda253
November 19th, 2015, 2:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

phallic obsession, and demonizing phallic symbols is very late 1990's. Don't fear the penis.
by moda253
November 19th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

MNdible wrote:I think the idea of the viking ship is fun -- but so far, the execution of the idea looks a little Vegas-cheap for my taste.
Don't they have to actually build it before we can talk about the execution of it? That cart is a wee bit ahead of the horse right now.
by moda253
August 27th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Sometimes when you stick your foot in your mouth it's best to just leave it there so that nobody has to hear the rest of what you have to say.
by moda253
July 2nd, 2015, 3:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59355

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Poor job of reporting. IT won't be open until the 2016/17 season... I mean the 2015/16 season is only 2 months away so they'd better hustle to make that deadline!

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