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by AJoD
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Nebraska’s 1st Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Nebraska’s 1st Ross Dress for Less

I'm not so active here these days, but this story made me miss the place. Cheers!
by AJoD
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Smart City Project
Replies: 133
Views: 21162

Re: Smart City Project

Thanks! The type of longstanding, grad-student churning-out research programs are a long road. I've long lamented the distance to Rolla. Oh well. Testbed not explicitly connected to Google's experiments in the 3.5, but fixed wireless is part of it. We've actually agreed to partner with Startland a l...
by AJoD
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Smart City Project
Replies: 133
Views: 21162

Re: Smart City Project

Or to put it another way, of all the GF impact to KC, the local Smart City initiative may create most significant opportunity to maintain leadership in a new industry. KC has a headstart but may become a challenge to maintain top player status if the regional universities don't get on board and tak...
by AJoD
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Smart City Project
Replies: 133
Views: 21162

Re: Smart City Project

KC's head start can capitalize on the attention with some tangible outcomes, more than it did with Google Fiber. KC has a shot at becoming a long term major industry player I would argue that this smart city head start is in fact a tangible outcome from Google Fiber; certainly one of the intentiona...
by AJoD
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1278
Views: 101743

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

In a community meeting last week, he said he has a signed agreement with Aloft and an Element hotel. Odd...Aloft recently announced they have sold their only other local hotel location. http://bluevalleypost.com/2016/09/01/park-places-aloft-hotel-sells-22-5-million-maryland-investment-group-44899 V...
by AJoD
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 279
Views: 40922

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

With all the hoopla surrounding it plus getting your fiberhood to sign up meet a quota so a school can get free wifi plus stupid marketing to make it all hip and exclusive, was it really worth it? I almost feel like the City got swindled a bit. In addition to earthling's good description of what we...
by AJoD
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1278
Views: 101743

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

In a community meeting last week, he said he has a signed agreement with Aloft and an Element hotel. Three retailers--grocer, sporting goods, electronics--sounds like he's close-ish w 2 of 3. Nothing above those three retailers.
by AJoD
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Taco Republic in Westwood
Replies: 38
Views: 6079

Re: Taco Republic in Westwood

mean wrote:Finally got around to trying this place. Entire party was underwhelmed. Bummer.


I went once, several months ago, had three different tacos that bordered on inedible. My expectations were modest, but still disappointed.
by AJoD
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Is Westport KC's Williamsburg?
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

Re: Is Westport KC's Williamsburg?

That Gawker list is terrible. Wicker Park in Chicago? Huh?

My favorite, though, was Portland's: "The Williamsburg of Portland is Portland"
by AJoD
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1102
Views: 58818

Re: Religion...

Thought some here might find this review (written by an atheist) of God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science interesting. I actually couldn't remember how pervasive this myth was in this thread, but a board search for "Galileo" pulled up several str...
by AJoD
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 68371

Re: The Health Care Debate

Is the new year-long extension of individuals' ability to keep non-complying plans the key concession that legislators were holding out for during the government shutdown? I don't follow the nuances of this stuff closely, but it seems like what is happening now is the thing that Obama was unwilling ...
by AJoD
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: NE JoCo teardowns
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: NE JoCo teardowns

I was also taken aback by the use of the word "modest." whoa
by AJoD
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 21051

Re: Gay marriage

And even if you don't think there is anything that ontologically differentiates male/female from same sex unions, the expression of derision, amazement, incredulity, and loathing that someone else might observe this as an ontological difference....that's a pretty amazing cultural phenomenon, I thin...
by AJoD
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 21051

Re: Gay marriage

Geez, this thread is nuts. Kind of interesting, but largely perplexing. It seems to me that the idea of uniting male and female has been (historically and cross-culturally) more fundamental to the idea of marriage than the number of people involved. The complementary union of male and female has a l...
by AJoD
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4259
Views: 272129

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCMax wrote:
Pork Chop wrote:
The Ten Worst Airports In The World


9.) Kansas City International Airport


http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-worst-airpo ... 1453999532


Still not as bad as Nigeria.


Dude, you don't want to get on Nigeria's bad side.
by AJoD
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 137377

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

Sorry, late in posting this, but we're holding another gigabit hack event this weekend, demos on Sunday (4-6 pm) are open to the public.
by AJoD
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: JaCo Translational Medicine Sales Tax
Replies: 64
Views: 4948

Re: JaCo Translational Medicine Sales Tax

Translational medicine was one of the Chamber's Big 5. I think this particular proposal came out of the Civic Council, which is an oddly under the radar group in its own right. Big backing from the Hall family and, as I understand it, and whatever other interests align with Children's Mercy and St. ...
by AJoD
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: JaCo Translational Medicine Sales Tax
Replies: 64
Views: 4948

Re: JaCo Translational Medicine Sales Tax

Apparently, polling has suggested easy passage as well. I wouldn't say I'm really well-versed in the specifics of this tax, but it's mindboggling to me that we're able to make such an enormous investment that comes from a small group of civic leaders, has broad opposition among nearly every civic mi...
by AJoD
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1418
Views: 101815

Re: Politics

And obviously implying that the left doesn't believe in free speech is ridiculous and has no factual basis. It's not clear to me that the left and the right are radically different in their willingness to limit free speech they disagree with. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is pretty left, yet h...

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