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  • in reply to: Pride Festival & Parade 2014 #1026261

    Achekov
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    On a linguistic note, I think it’s interesting how the usage of the term “Pride” has changed over the years. Historically pride was a negative personality trait. I think it was one of the so-called “seven deadly sins”. Now it can be used to describe positive behavior (e.g. “taking pride in one’s appearance”). And that’s my random tangent for the day.

    in reply to: Status of Older Development News #1026252

    Achekov
    Participant

    Whatever happened to the Indianola facelift project?

    in reply to: New Walmart Planned on Sawmill Road #1026128

    Achekov
    Participant

    Walmart: Like a Dollar Store, only bigger.

    in reply to: FORNO – New Restaurant Coming to The Short North #1026126

    Achekov
    Participant

    I last ate there about 2 weeks ago. I liked it a lot. I was actually wanting to go back this weekend; the two-fish lettuce wrap is the bomb. I could eat those almost every day.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #1026125

    Achekov
    Participant

    Why do people complain about stores they don’t shop at anyways?

    Maybe because they sometimes put the stores they do shop at out of business using predatory market practices.

    in reply to: Cincinnati Streetcar News #1026063

    Achekov
    Participant

    GE recently committed to building it’s new Global Operations Center at the Banks. Which was a huge win and will bring 1,800 to 2,000 jobs (I’ve seen both figures), but the best part is this quote from the article

    “I can tell you that unequivocally in one of our first meetings with General Electric, the access in terms of transit was very critical. The fact that the city had committed to doing the streetcar was one of the items that they cited as important for them to move forward in looking at the Banks as a potential location.”

    http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2014/06/why-ge-chose-the-banks.html

    So, that means investment up front can pay off in economic growth down the road. Who knew?

    in reply to: Federal Gasoline Tax – Increase or Replace? #1026061

    Achekov
    Participant

    The White House is wrong. Just index the gas tax to inflation and be done with it.

    in reply to: Columbus / Ohio Road & Highway Infrastructure Crumbling #1025588

    Achekov
    Participant

    Yet we keep building more roads to nowhere.

    ^^^This^^^

    Fix the stuff we have before building new stuff. We’re spending more on roads than ever before. Billions and billions.

    in reply to: Federal Gasoline Tax – Increase or Replace? #1025586

    Achekov
    Participant

    This is getting silly. Not all oil is used for transportation. Just tax the fuel to cover the cost for the roads that people demand. If it’s too expensive then maybe people will stop demanding so much be spent on roads and the budget will equalize.

    Here’s a clue: Roads don’t grow on trees. You want roads, you have to pay for them.

    in reply to: Indianola Corridor Plan #1025581

    Achekov
    Participant

    Looks like something is going to change after the pool is closed. Local blogs say that the owners are planning condos

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/clintonville-icon-closes

    That will be a truly strange juxtaposition. Virtually the entire east side of Indianola from N. Broadway to Morse is commercial/industrial. This is a big departure from that.

    in reply to: Buying Firearms in OH #1025578

    Achekov
    Participant

    Snarf: I read in article that Michigan residents could purchase firearm in OH, but laws change all the time so you never really know for sure.

    In MI there is lot of red tape, for one thing you have take oath and whatnot.

    Yes, you can buy a gun in Ohio. It’s very simple. Walk in, provide your personal data. It does not matter what address is on your ID.

    Are you planning to get an Ohio drivers license? If you bought a house I assume this is your intended state of residence.

    in reply to: The Madisons Building Downtown #1025575

    Achekov
    Participant

    If the buildings pose a safety hazard, can’t the city use eminent domain to take them?

    The ironic thing is that the better the rest of downtown starts to look from all the new development, the worse these buildings look by comparison.

    in reply to: 9-story cell tower proposal for 3005 Indianola (near Studio 35) #1025066

    Achekov
    Participant

    That would be a long way off, as right now their networks aren’t compatible with each other. If Sprint gets the OK to buy T-Mobile, they’re likely to keep the brands separate until voice-over-LTE becomes standard and they can easily merge the two customer bases into one network. By that time, combining their spectrum assests will make for a very nice network.

    No reason that they can’t put both systems on the same tower is there?

    CDMA is on its way out – most carriers in developed and developing countries, including Sprint and Verizon, are migrating to the LTE standard, which is based on GSM/UMTS. Right now Sprint is changing over all their towers to a new multi-band standard that combines and repurposes the different radio bands of some of their defunct services like Nextel to all work in the same phone on LTE. No reason they couldn’t throw T-Mobile in the mix, too. If they pull it off they’ll have absolutely loads of bandwidth.

    in reply to: Char siu or pork steam buns – where to find? #1025062

    Achekov
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip. I think I’d rather endure bad service for good dumplings than for over-sized grilled cheese sandwiches.

    in reply to: The Joseph – Pizzuti Short North Hotel – News & Updates #1025061

    Achekov
    Participant

    The tower crane for the hotel was removed this weekend.

    The neighborhood looked so up-and-coming with that big crane. Maybe the city should try just erecting cranes around in various places each summer for show. So, whenever there is a big event in town people will say “I was just in Columbus and that place is really happenin”

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