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  • in reply to: Columbus Population and Demographics #1018828

    NerosNeptune
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>NerosNeptune wrote:</div>
    I could definitely see Vegas getting a team of some sort. It wasn’t nearly as big as it is now the last time any league was looking at expansion.

    So it sounds like a city needs to get big to warrant the addition of a team.

    Not that the addition of a team automatically makes the city a “big” one.

    Yeah,, nobody would call Green Bay big, or San Jose (prior to the 49ers move) small.

    in reply to: Columbus Population and Demographics #1018817

    NerosNeptune
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    Honolulu is too far, but I could definitely see Vegas getting a team of some sort. It wasn’t nearly as big as it is now the last time any league was looking at expansion.

    in reply to: Columbus Population and Demographics #1018803

    NerosNeptune
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    I use the sports stadium metric. Columbus will truly be a “Big City” when pro sports teams threaten to move here if they don’t get new stadiums at home. Currently, we can barely support a hockey team. Not saying Columbus isn’t awesome, it’s just not that “big”.

    Assuming you mean NBA, NFL, MLB, then that is almost certainly never happening. Columbus is in a terrible position geographically for all 3. Charlotte is smaller than Columbus but has NFL and NBA teams, and was rumored to be getting an MLB team (no longer), because there are no other teams a long way from them.

    Any new NFL team is going to LA, and then the NFL would rather have international expansion. Toronto, Mexico City, London could all have teams some day. MLB, not happening, we’re already in the local market of 3 nearby teams. NBA I guess would be most likely, but the only rumor about that happening was started by Columbus. Cincinnati would be a better fit, and they already gave up their team.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #1018648

    NerosNeptune
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    I think thats more of a costume thing. Put that giant dude in a banged up suit of armor and dirty his face up a bit, and he’d look more fitting. As he is he looks like he just came out for a WWE match.

    in reply to: 10 Stereotypes of Columbus #1018106

    NerosNeptune
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    Or Portland. This article makes the “stereotypical” image of Columbus look like this board’s wet dream

    Well, I guess we know where they did their research on Columbus, then.

    in reply to: 10 Stereotypes of Columbus #1017827

    NerosNeptune
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    In fairness they did seem to have someone from or who had at least visited each city write it, and at least put a short write up for each point. It’s a step above the Forbes shit where it’s “The 10 Best Cities for Young Professionals” and then you are supposed to click through 10 pictures of random cities with no other information than the city name.

    in reply to: 10 Stereotypes of Columbus #1017785

    NerosNeptune
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    11. Columbusites Capitalize All Letters No Matter What

    in reply to: CBUS Circulator — Free Downtown COTA Bus Route #1016444

    NerosNeptune
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    If the couple blocks is too far to walk, the CBUS already has a stop at Sycamore and Front, literally right in front of the GV Kroger parking lot.

    in reply to: Game of Thrones #1016136

    NerosNeptune
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>TaraK wrote:</div>
    5. It would be really phenomenal if Tyrion and Tywin fought and Jamie wound up killing Tywin.

    My guess was that both Tywin and Tyrion as Jaime to be their champion in combat. Putting him in that awkward situation where the dog is being called by owners on both sides of the room to find out which one he likes best. ;)

    The great thing about this show… is that I can see it possibly going in several different directions from here, and there’s really no way to tell what’s going to happen. Totally guessfest.

    Where is Bronn? I figured it’d be him vs. Jaime.

    in reply to: The Market in Italian Village #1015940

    NerosNeptune
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    It looks really nice now.. of course infinitely better than what was there before. I’m a fan of the rooster

    in reply to: OH Pizza Brew – Formerly Element Pizza #1015744

    NerosNeptune
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    Agreed that Element never seemed like an inviting place to go in and sit down for awhile. The handful of times I went in, there was at most one other group inside.

    Hopefully this one does a little better, but yikes, that sign/logo looks straight out of east campus.. the sort of place I’d expect to only be good for super cheap late-night drunk food. I’m not sure how well that will work in an area with 0 drunk students/anybody walking by late at night.

    I’ve always thought a pizza place could do great there simply by arranging to put flyers in the rooms at the red roof inn across the street and other downtown hotels.. offering some easily accessible local flavor.

    in reply to: Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio – News & Discussion #1013858

    NerosNeptune
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Eugene_C wrote:</div>
    Legalizing marijuana will greatly improve the job prospects for lots of people who can’t pass a piss test right now. Since marijuana is basically the only thing you can reliably test for after 48 hours.

    IIRC, it’s perfectly legal (in some states) for a company not to hire tobacco smokers if they chose to do so. I would assume the same would apply to marijuana smokers.

    May 5, 2014, 6:30pm EDT<br>
    Scotts’ chief high on sales potential of marijuana growers<br>
    Tom Knox – Reporter – Columbus Business First

    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. sees legalized marijuana as a fresh opportunity to cultivate revenue growth and a way to attract young customers. During a discussion with analysts Tuesday about Scotts’ earnings, CEO Jim Hagedorn was asked if the Marysville-based lawn-and-garden merchandise supplier cared about adding marijuana-related products to its sales line. After initially answering with just one word –“cares”– Hagedorn followed up with a long talk on how legalized marijuana, including medical marijuana, could turn into a way to push sales growth at Scotts (NYSE:SMG).<br>
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    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/scotts-chief-high-on-sales-potential-of-marijuana.html

    Fun juxtaposition there.. Scotts is one of the companies that has a policy of not hiring cigarette smokers
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/11/25/more-employers-demand-applicants-quit-smoking.html

    in reply to: CBUS Circulator — Free Downtown COTA Bus Route #1013624

    NerosNeptune
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    Also pls move up a couple blocks to 5th ave and summit instead of 3rd.. there are possibly tens of thousands of people living up here ready to take the bus! I don’t want to walk clear down to 3rd to take the free bus.

    in reply to: Cutting the Wire – Goodbye Cable TV #1013327

    NerosNeptune
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    If something messes up, Cosmos is also streaming on cosmosontv.com

    For those interested in following sports closely, you can sign up for a league’s streaming service and then use something like unblock-us to avoid the local blackout policy. I signed up for mlb.tv this year and it’s so much better of an experience than using the pirate streams. This doesn’t help buckeye fans though..

    in reply to: Cutting the Wire – Goodbye Cable TV #1013136

    NerosNeptune
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    For your question about using an antenna, yes you could get a splitter and run it to both your TV and your media center. And WMC will record from the antenna just fine.

    http://www.antennaweb.org/ will tell you what sort of reception you can expect at your address, and recommend certain types of antennas that will be good for you.

    Unfortunately it will probably be a while yet before channels like HBO and ESPN are available without cable. Right now HBO is getting a lot more guaranteed money from the cable companies than they figure they could make selling HBO Go standalone. It is getting closer though.. Comcast advertises an Internet, local channels, and HBO Go bundle now. http://www.comcast.com/internet-service.html

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