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by mplsjaromir
June 11th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95966

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

New residents can't come soon enough to this area. On an absolutely beautiful Saturday evening I counted exactly zero people in the Commons. I have also heard that the new Wells Fargo building is loathed by the workforce. All the inconvenience of working downtown, with little of the benefit.
by mplsjaromir
June 4th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 17317

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

There are going to be millions of climate refugees (some argue Syria has produced the first). This area will be an attractive place to relocate.
by mplsjaromir
May 23rd, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71648

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Delta is pretty good. I’ve stayed at two that were modernized Radisson properties. A more contemporarly styled Marriott in essence.
by mplsjaromir
May 22nd, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 183
Views: 17317

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Once the boomers are no longer voting, there will finally be open borders. So, yes there will still be a housing shortage.
by mplsjaromir
May 17th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406514

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Southwest LRT makes a heavily pedestrian/transit focused Hennepin Ave redo more likely. I never thought of it this way, it is a great point. I am in the camp of Minneapolis, outside of the CBD, has plenty of surface ROW to make an excellent transit system. People lament the fact that there isn't po...
by mplsjaromir
May 1st, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12554

Re: City living trends and predictions

They already use streetview. It is not enough, the streetview images have to be manually referenced to LIDAR data. Google themselves admit they have no ideas on how that process could be automated.
by mplsjaromir
May 1st, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12554

Re: City living trends and predictions

Waymo has pay people to rectify images and data collected from LIDAR. It is a time consuming task that has to constantly performed as cities are dynamic. A concern would be the owners of maps lobbying cities to prevent them and land owners from making modifications that would inconvenience the owner...
by mplsjaromir
May 1st, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12554

Re: City living trends and predictions

Who knows? Back in 1970s when autonomous vehicle testing began the timeline to full automation was estimated to be 10 years.

There are people who have paid Tesla $3,500 for a self-driving mode that doesn't exist. PT Barnum had a famous saying in regards to people like that.
by mplsjaromir
May 1st, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12554

Re: City living trends and predictions

Waymo has figured that if you manually map all possible areas where a autonomous will travel, a vehicle can be okay, albeit slower than a normal taxi. Do I foresee entire cities being manually mapped and then constantly updated by Waymo? No. Impossible to know if they are anywhere near being profita...
by mplsjaromir
May 1st, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: City living trends and predictions
Replies: 125
Views: 12554

Re: City living trends and predictions

I doubt that autonomous cars will be better at driving anytime soon. The most viable autonomous cars today require maps that need an immense amount of human input and upkeep. There is no real time table as to when AI alone will be able to create reliable maps. The cars struggle to interpret the move...
by mplsjaromir
April 19th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development
Replies: 42
Views: 5572

Re: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development

Someone who purports to be a punk rocker while complaining about loud noises on the internet.
by mplsjaromir
April 17th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 16131

Re: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics

Interesting article by Kate from McMansion Hell

Architecture, Aesthetic Moralism, and the Crisis of Urban Housing:

http://commonedge.org/architecture-aest ... n-housing/
by mplsjaromir
April 11th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49633

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

There will be self-driving features and limited routes populated by self driving vehicles. But self driving livery vehicles integrating into existing cities? Not in our lifetime.
by mplsjaromir
April 10th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

The house I bought had a two stage furnace installed and just runs on second stage, first stage never hooked up. Typical to 80% of installations. If you like the furnace, coil and condenser match up you should definitely go for it. I just wouldn't expect to notice much difference from a multistage f...
by mplsjaromir
April 9th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Furnace / HVAC in older homes
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Furnace / HVAC in older homes

Two recommendations. Unless you are getting a Heat Pump system don't bother with a high SEER system. There are not enough cooling hours here to make it worthwhile. Multistage heating only makes sense if you have zoning. A new furnace with an EC motor that can run low speed constant fan will keep mix...
by mplsjaromir
April 9th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 760
Views: 84090

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I could totally see how the Dr. MacGuire wouldn't want little Braylon and Taylee from Woodbury accidentally stepping into Hot Rods.

Gentrification at its realest.
by mplsjaromir
March 28th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49633

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... y-concerns

Tesla downgraded by Moody’s. Bond offerings are now seven steps into junk rating.

Who could have foreseen their Model 3 production issues?
by mplsjaromir
March 24th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 313
Views: 53956

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Nice shot. Thanks for posting.
by mplsjaromir
March 20th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 24512

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

If a photo opportunity for politicians is part of what it takes to get upgraded bus service, then good.
by mplsjaromir
March 19th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate
Replies: 47
Views: 1837

Re: Autonomous vehicles impact on real estate

Self-driving cars have driven about 4 million miles on U.S. roads and one person is dead.

That's a WAY worse record -- at this point anyway -- than for human driven, which is ~1.25 deaths per 100 million miles.

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