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by kas1
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 30
Views: 6379

Re: The Future

I don't believe people are not joining due to onerous application processes. I think you're overestimating how much people care about joining forums they have no existing ties to. Back when a Twitter account was necessary for activation I just didn't bother with it because I didn't have a Twitter a...
by kas1
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 234
Views: 38393

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Building height is sort of a red herring when it comes to density. Taller buildings usually have lesser lot coverage (at least for the tower portion) so they end up being only a little bit denser than buildings of modest height that occupy the entire lot without any setbacks. This building itself is...
by kas1
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza Flats
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: West Plaza Flats

West Plaza Flats is a co-housing and affordable housing project near the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City currently in progress. It will provide rooms for 350 persons in a cohousing environment. On the North end of the project will be a commercial space that will also incorporate some of the ...
by kas1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

People can make shitty arguments and shitty posts regardless of political ideology. Claiming to be a centrist isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card for bad posting. And frankly, having a stance of "Every single politician is exactly equally terrible and cannot be distinguished from each other" is much m...
by kas1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Until the middle of March there were sporting events all over the country every night of the week with more attendance than Trump's rally. Odds are that some transmission took place, but it seems unlikely that it would be enough to stand out in the statistics.
by kas1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2095
Views: 272623

Re: Politics

It's always worth keeping in mind that a lot of the Trump cult is based on personality, and the candidates that have tried to embrace his style have mostly gone down in flames, even in red states. And Trump himself lost the popular vote against an unpopular opponent.
by kas1
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Looking at actual data (not a forum poster), cases don't show up in statistics the instant a person becomes infected. They show up after a person gets tested, which is far from being immediate, especially in a place that's being overwhelmed. And infections don't surge the instant there is a change i...
by kas1
Mon May 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

It takes 3-8 weeks to die after getting infected so not sure what you're trying to prove by posting about death tolls 20 days after opening up. The obvious inference to draw from the numbers you've posted is that Vermont was on a better trajectory than the country as a whole before they opened up.
by kas1
Sun May 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2686
Views: 353167

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

After 9/11, people were convinced that no skyscraper would ever be built in NYC again because the public would be too scared to live or work in one.

Look how that turned out.
by kas1
Fri May 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Metro area stats: https://i.imgur.com/DLzKcMK.png Amid all of the bad news, Kansas City has been a success story: politicians listened to experts and locked down before the problem became visible, people complied, and deaths peaked exactly on schedule at a relatively low level. When reopening the ci...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

I've also been saying we need to cautiously bring back workforce with PPE/masks for all public yet the states have poor/no plans not involving that. Specifically saying there needs to be a better plan. Wearing masks is not a plan, seeing as how not even you are claiming that it will be sufficient t...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

I've also been saying we need to cautiously bring back workforce with PPE/masks for all public yet the states have poor/no plans not involving that. Specifically saying there needs to be a better plan. Wearing masks is not a plan, seeing as how not even you are claiming that it will be sufficient t...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

earthling wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:30 pm
^Talking in circles
Yes, exactly. Your entire argument has been an endless cycle of "we have no plan so we're going to fail" --> "we shouldn't bother making a plan since we're going to fail"
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Even if you don't trust China's numbers, South Korea went from a peak of 800 daily cases down to ~10 very quickly, and most of the new cases now are imported rather than local transmission. Hong Kong and Taiwan have 10 deaths between them. Masks will surely become compulsory as soon as we have enoug...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

It's been contained in the countries that have tried to contain it. Testing doesn't need to be 100% accurate in order for contact tracing to be successful. If social distancing measures are maintained to the degree that each person is only infecting 2 other people on average, then contact tracing on...
by kas1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

^The questionable study that claims that the 'real' infection rate could be 50X+ higher has another study that indicates the same. Another study done by several of the same researchers which has the same flaws and the same miscalculations as the first study (actually even more egregious this time -...
by kas1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Illinois expects to hit peak in mid-May. Illinois also said peak would happen mid April. https://wrex.com/2020/04/04/pritzker-expects-peak-of-virus-to-hit-illinois-in-mid-late-april/ These epidemiologist's are like meteorologist's they are experts in their field of a particular science but they can...
by kas1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Today the US hit a new daily high in reported deaths, per Worldometer's recordkeeping. However, if you look under the hood, things are better than they appear. Some people apparently don't work weekends, and the reported tallies on Sunday and Monday are always depressed, followed by a spike on Tuesd...
by kas1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

This recently conducted study says about 2-4% of people tested had antibodies for Coranovirus in Santa Clara County. While this suggests a much higher infection rate than currently known in the area, it also shows you that we are NOWHERE CLOSE to so called "herd immunity". This means if we went rig...
by kas1
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 73884

Re: COVID19

Right now we have people making food and critical supplies, and we have people distributing them. If our current economic system can't make this work without killing millions of people then our current economic system isn't worth anything.