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by Chip Whitley
September 8th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Has anyone heard of an enclosure date for the stadium when it will be able to be heated for finished work on the inside? Will they get the siding almost on by Thanksgiving? I believe they are still on schedule to have it enclosed in November. They really need to have it enclosed before it gets too ...
by Chip Whitley
September 7th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Walked around the stadium this weekend. Impressive progress on the east side, especially the southeast corner. The parking lot is in, the stairs are almost complete, basically just landscaping left it appears. So, where are the pictures (for those of us who don't live in the area)? Your wish is my ...
by Chip Whitley
September 7th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Walked around the stadium this weekend. Impressive progress on the east side, especially the southeast corner. The parking lot is in, the stairs are almost complete, basically just landscaping left it appears.
by Chip Whitley
July 29th, 2015, 10:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Well presumably it violates the contract of the person that's paying for Cable TV. Sent from my phone Again, I'm not sure what's being violated. It's not the DMCA because the DMCA, for the most part, relates to circumventing technologies designed to prevent copyrighted material. The Slingbox doesn'...
by Chip Whitley
July 29th, 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Just a tip for cable cutters. If you have a friend or family member that does pay for full cable/ satellite, get a Slingbox and hook it up to one of their TVs. I agree that you don't need cable for most things anymore but live sports is an exception. I bought a Slingbox for a one-time charge of $99...
by Chip Whitley
July 26th, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18309

Re: Vikings Stadium Timeloop (WARNING: Laws of Physics Askew

Not sure a 1 billion dollar investment in a stadium would sound "more" justifiable for in your own words speeding up an already inevitable development of status less than fitting of downtown. Maybe if a development such as 4 Marq was located here then yes, that would be worth making a footnote. Yet...
by Chip Whitley
July 12th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Just a tip for cable cutters. If you have a friend or family member that does pay for full cable/ satellite, get a Slingbox and hook it up to one of their TVs. I agree that you don't need cable for most things anymore but live sports is an exception. I bought a Slingbox for a one-time charge of $99...
by Chip Whitley
July 11th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Ditto. You can call Comcast and cancel now, btw.....you just have to learn how to live off of Chromecast, Netflix, or the like, and it's really not hard to adapt to. We "quit" cable about 4 months ago and we really aren't missing much. I miss ESPN obviously, and the wife misses her female shows, bu...
by Chip Whitley
May 24th, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Has anyone else heard the *rumor* Comcast has paid off landlords of larger buildings to keep USI out? I emailed The Walkway last week about if they had or planned to have USI Fiber and they said Comcast was the only option permitted. It's apparently added to rent, which I thought was kind of odd. S...
by Chip Whitley
May 22nd, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Has anyone else heard the *rumor* Comcast has paid off landlords of larger buildings to keep USI out? I emailed The Walkway last week about if they had or planned to have USI Fiber and they said Comcast was the only option permitted. It's apparently added to rent, which I thought was kind of odd. S...
by Chip Whitley
May 13th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

There are a lot of people who put an insane amount of value on getting shitfaced and watching football in person. Think about it: Other than people who may have tickets for their company's clients or something, do many people here know folks with season tickets? I don't. Especially the wealthier pe...
by Chip Whitley
May 12th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Would have to imagine the more expensive tickets might help that a bit. It's pretty trashy at present. I've gone to a Vikings game annually for a bit, and, notably, my last time in the Metrodome I got to be in the background (starting about 4:26) of this neat video: I was at that game and sat not f...
by Chip Whitley
March 30th, 2015, 8:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 58789

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

I went to the Vikings Preview Center tonight and was surprised how quickly they chopped up 5th Street. 5th St. will be completely gone in 2-3 days at the rate they're working.

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by Chip Whitley
March 20th, 2015, 9:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Do you folks run stock firmware on your routers? I've had excellent luck running slightly cheaper Linksys routers (deals in the <$30 range) with ddwrt or tomato. I even set up a new router for a local coffee shop after I told them how cheap it was to upgrade their circa-2002 equipment. Right now I ...
by Chip Whitley
March 19th, 2015, 11:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Travis, thanks to you and US Internet. My apartment, Track 29, initially put off having you guys set us up but went live this week (or at least that's when I first told). I signed up Tuesday night and I didn't realize how easy it is. I assumed I'd have to wait or have an installer come out but I si...
by Chip Whitley
March 19th, 2015, 9:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28608

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Travis, thanks to you and US Internet. My apartment, Track 29, initially put off having you guys set us up but went live this week (or at least that's when I first told). I signed up Tuesday night and I didn't realize how easy it is. I assumed I'd have to wait or have an installer come out but I sig...
by Chip Whitley
February 19th, 2015, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47811

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

Would the 15,000 sq ft be enough for a Target Express? I know that's been discussed in the past.

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