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  • in reply to: Are Millennials the Screwed Generation? #504987

    Brant
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    Why Gen Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

    A second GYPSY delusion comes into play once the GYPSY enters the job market. While Lucy’s parents’ expectation was that many years of hard work would eventually lead to a great career, Lucy considers a great career an obvious given for someone as exceptional as she, and for her it’s just a matter of time and choosing which way to go.

    I’m Gen Y and I Don’t Feel Special or Entitled, Just Poor

    The latter maxim lurks in the heart of every critique of millennials. It assumes that if we’re worse off than previous generations, the fault is ours, and our complaints are so much white whine. We should shut up and be content, because we do work less than our forebears, and spend more time enraptured by our own navels, trying to divine some life-affirming creative direction in them.

    in reply to: Iron Man 3 #517007

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    surber17 said:
    I actually really liked it, but had a different beef. We saw it in IMax 3D and I felt like the action scenes/normal quick moves were really really blurry. We recently went and saw Oblivion in just IMax and it looked incredible. Was this a projector issue or is that normally how 3D movies are?

    Iron Man 2 was shot in 2D and went through a 3D conversion in post-production. The resulting 3D effect is ok, but flawed.

    Compare this to other films that were meant to be seen in 3D and were therefore shot in 3D, such as Avatar, Hugo, or The Great Gatsby.

    If you’re interested in 3D, double-check the production history to see how the original footage was shot. It makes a difference.

    edit: Turns out Oblivion was also shot in 2D and converted to 3D[/url]. Maybe it was the projection, after all.

    in reply to: Creekside in Gahanna – News & Updates #482120

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    sundown060 said: it’s getting better, but we definitely need more places to eat…

    You may be in luck: http://www.bflatsbistro.com

    in reply to: The Paleo Diet #532506

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    Schoolboy said:
    Paleo diet would make more sense if you had to hunt down or forage for the food as well :)

    I know you’re kind of joking, but wild fish and game are recommended if you’re doing paleo.

    in reply to: Celebrities in Columbus #531577

    Brant
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    Bill Clinton went to Katzinger’s that one time.

    in reply to: Here's how you get fat… #530254

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    in reply to: Columbus Density #530030

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    Rockmastermike said:
    my point was just that the maps LOOK eerily similar NOT that the nuke maps actually have much/any relevance today. I really doubt anyone is gonna nuke c-bus. But its interesting convo.

    Weird coincidence that there was an article in Slate yesterday discussing the current relevance of the ol’ Doomsday Clock:

    Last January, the clock was moved forward one minute closer to midnight, in part because, while there was progress in several key areas, hopes that that Barack Obama would drive progress in climate change and nuclear proliferation were not met. This year, in large part because of continued lack of progress, the clock remains at five minutes to midnight—which is not good.

    in reply to: Dispatch killing off The Other Paper #529032

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    Graybeak said:
    Doesn’t come as much of a surprise, really. Interesting that they chose TOP insteand of Alive.

    This may open up opportunities for that other other paper, however.

    Look for CU Weekly, hitting newsstands Feb. 7!

    in reply to: North High Brewing Company #511356

    Brant
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    True. And don’t forget that Jason’s had to change its name to J. Liu’s when the Jason’s Deli chain decided it wanted to enter the Columbus market.

    in reply to: Los Angeles Streetcar, Subway & Light Rail News #197323

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    As work continues, people will find that Los Angeles has some attributes that make it an ideal transit city. Consultant and planner Jarrett Walker notes that the city’s long straight boulevards make it perfect for high-quality express bus service. And then, of course, there’s the weather. Something like a nine-minute wait for a bus, a 15-minute walk to your destination, or an afternoon bike ride are all more pleasant in Southern California than in a Boston winter or a sweltering Washington August.

    READ MORE.

    in reply to: Dispatch.com Now Limiting Free Access to Some Online Articles #504451

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    NerosNeptune said:
    So far I’m finding WOSU’s website to be my favorite replacement for the dispatch..

    I mentioned non-profit journalism in the related thread. What is it that you like about WOSU.org?

    in reply to: Commoditized content vs. community service #504606

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    Bear said:
    Brant, it’s an interesting thought. I don’t know enough about the financials to say much about it, except that it seems to me to raise a cart-and-horse problem: If newspapers had access to $5bn, they wouldn’t need to be nonprofits. But the benefits would be considerable.

    Do you happen to know if any newspapers have tried this since 2009?

    I don’t know of any established newspapers that have made the transition to non-profit, but startups include the Voice of San Diego[/url], MinnPost[/url], Washington Independent[/url], and St. Louis Beacon.[/url]

    Of course, leave it to Slate to explain the downside of the non-profit business model.

    in reply to: Commoditized content vs. community service #504598

    Brant
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    This isn’t exactly a new idea, but what about turning newspapers into non-profit institutions? This op-ed ran in the NYTimes in 2009:

    But there is an option that might not only save newspapers but also make them stronger: Turn them into nonprofit, endowed institutions — like colleges and universities. Endowments would enhance newspapers’ autonomy while shielding them from the economic forces that are now tearing them down.

    Aside from providing stability, an endowment would promote journalistic independence. The best-run news organizations insulate reporters from pressures to produce profits or to placate advertisers. But endowed news organizations would be in an ideal situation — with no pressure from stockholders or advertisers at all.

    How large an endowment would a newspaper need? The news-gathering operations at The New York Times cost a little more than $200 million a year. Assuming some additional outlay for overhead, it would require an endowment of approximately $5 billion (assuming a 5 percent annual payout rate). Newspapers with smaller newsrooms would require smaller endowments.

    in reply to: Defining the Creative Class & Categorizing Creativity #499847

    Brant
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    Looking at Appendix A of Rise of the Creative Class, the creative class includes all of the following occupations.

    1. Computers and mathematics
    2. Architecture and engineering
    3. Life, physical, and social sciences
    4. Education, training, and libraries
    5. Arts, design, sports, entertainment, and media

    6. Management
    7. Business and financial operations
    8. Legal
    9. Healthcare practitioners and technicians
    10. High-end sales and sales management

    Occupations listed in 1-5 are considered part of the “Super-Creative Core,” while 6-10 are merely considered “Creative Professionals.”

    Alternatively, John Howkins wrote a book called The Creative Economy and defined it by the following core industries:

    1. Research & Development
    2. Publishing
    3. Software
    4. TV and Radio
    5. Design
    6. Music
    7. Film
    8. Toys and Games
    9. Advertising
    10. Architecture
    11. Performing Arts
    12. Crafts
    13. Video Games
    14. Fashion
    15. Art


    Brant
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    From Dave Ghose in TOP:

    Last week, the Ibiza legal battle came roaring back to life with the filing of another lawsuit against the developers. And this time, the dispute centers around Union Cafe, the popular gay bar and restaurant co-owned by the four Ibiza principals…

    … In the new lawsuit, the depositors allege the Ibiza principals are playing a shell game: Cutting a deal with themselves, essentially, to keep the depositors away from Union Cafe—property the plaintiffs claim is the most valuable asset of RMRW. The depositors have asked Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye to nullify the sale and to appoint receivers for both RMRW and RGB.

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