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  • in reply to: Game of Thrones #1025541

    NerosNeptune
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    Finally got to watch this one.. I was really sad to see the Hound go. But then again I was pretty much prepared for every character I like to be brutally killed, so it turned out alright in the end.

    I was pretty lost when Stannis showed up. The last I remember he had almost nothing and was focused on taking Kings Landing, went begging for money and got rejected.. now he shows up at the wall with a big army and looking all bad ass.

    in reply to: The Madisons Building Downtown #1025400

    NerosNeptune
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    I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.

    But coveted parking spaces are currently being taken up!

    in reply to: How do I ride COTA with a bike? #1025336

    NerosNeptune
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    I don’t know that COTA has one, but they’re all the same

    It’s a little intimidating at first, but it’s pretty quick and easy.

    in reply to: 9-story cell tower proposal for 3005 Indianola (near Studio 35) #1025022

    NerosNeptune
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    Looks like it is a T-Mobile tower. The area generally south of this location is something of a cell reception hole for a couple of carriers because it is difficult to locate towers there due to the city’s zoning restrictions. This passage from the application is interesting:

    The Columbus Zoning Code discriminates agains the siting of tower sites on smaller commercially-zoned properties by employing a 200% of tower height setback from residential districts…however, the greatest service needs today are in high-density residential neighborhoods. The only way to meet this growing need is to locate the towers where the need is…

    Also, I think that Sprint is in the process of merging with T-Mobile, so this could double as a Sprint tower, as well.

    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.

    in reply to: New Glass Recycling Program in Short North #1024777

    NerosNeptune
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    3-4 tons per week. wow.. that’s a lot of glass. amazing to think so much waste was being created.

    does anyone know if the city publishes info like this on how much weight is being diverted by the curbside recycling program?

    in reply to: Weinland Park Redevelopment – News & Updates #1024272

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Who’s to say there won’t be a (nicer) convenience store in that building?

    in reply to: Sprint Network Reception in Columbus #1024271

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    You really don’t want to switch to Sprint right now living in Columbus.

    I’m pretty happy with T-Mobile for where I am. If you want perfect signal everywhere, you’re going to have to go with Verizon.. Unfortunately they’re not the cheap solution, but T-Mobile’s disruptions are getting them and ATT to lower prices a bit lately from what I hear.

    in reply to: 250 High – New 12-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown #1023929

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    I understand wanting to see it happen.. but it *is* pointless to sit on the internet and complain about it, especially without talking about why smaller buildings are going up, or what you would like to see done to encourage builders to go more vertical. Of course, it’s just as pointless for me to talk about how I think it’s pointless, so don’t take that as an insult, just an observation.

    Demand is probably a big reason for it. For one, I don’t think many people have “living in a 30-story tower rather than a mid-rise 12-story tower” high on their list of demands when apartment searching, so why bother building something so large when a smaller project might be much easier to complete, and there are so many empty lots to chose from right now? It would be interesting to see the economics of it,, is it cheaper to build and maintain one 20-story building or 4 5-story buildings?

    in reply to: Sprint Network Reception in Columbus #1023926

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    WiMax should still be running if you have a device old enough to use it, Sprint said it would remain on through 2015. When I was still on Sprint I held out as long as I could on a WiMax phone, since upgrading to a newer LTE phone would have meant paying the LTE addon charge, but only being able to use 3G in Columbus (at the time).

    in reply to: 250 High – New 12-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown #1023921

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    I imagine if someone thought they could put up a 50 story tower and fill it up with residents cheaper than they could build 5 10-story towers, they would do it. I’m no developer, but there’s a pattern here and I’m guessing theres a good reason they’re all deciding to build about the same height for these projects.

    I’m not sure what the point of complaining about it is.. what could be done? Does anyone expect the city to start forcing developers to build skyscrapers? Are there current regulations that make 10 story buildings more attractive to build than 30 that could be changed?

    in reply to: 250 High – New 12-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown #1023787

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Personally I’d rather see 4 5-story buildings than a lone 20 story.. lots of empty spaces downtown left to be filled. Cincinnati is already a lot more compact than Columbus,, I can see why they would be more inclined to build taller buildings even when they’re growing less.

    We don’t need tall buildings to be bigger than Cincinnati.. DC is a lot bigger than both combined and they don’t have anything over 15.

    in reply to: House of Cards #1023534

    NerosNeptune
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    We’re just so jaded by shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad that it seems like something is a little off when good things happen for a character..

    in reply to: Noisy poor kids in Bicentennial Park Fountain #1021716

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    B- .. a little too obvious with the race baiting, but it is still funny to imagine an 80 year old racist lawyer buying a downtown condo to get away from it all

    in reply to: COTA – Updates in 2014 #1020006

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Personally I don’t see the point in real-time bus tracking.. I’d rather see tech investments go towards modernizing fare payments. It’d be nice to see exactly where a bus is, but it will still just get there when it gets there.

    in reply to: Cincinnati-Chicago Passenger Rail #1020002

    NerosNeptune
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    Cincinnati does already have Chicago service, but its only a few days per week and departure times are not optimal:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(train)

    It sounds like their project would be track upgrades and new rolling stock. I don’t see why it wouldn’t make sense to do both this and Columbus-Chicago.

    It also takes over twice as long as driving. Or if you don’t want to do the driving yourself, 3-4 hours longer than megabus for double the price on the day I’m looking at. It could definitely use some serious investment in upgrades.

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