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  1. Silicon Valley is interesting, because it's actively trying to make products that would in the aggregate undermine its own economy. If the ultimate goal of telecommuting tech (which a lot of tech is, either implicitly or explicitly) is achieved, there will be no reason for tech companies to geographically concentrate.
  2. Huh, that's impressive. I saw a small bit of it Friday night when I was down with family members, and walking on sidewalks was really slow-going. Went back Saturday with my bike and saw most of everything. This year, it will probably be less congested because it will cover more distance. But then it will be harder to walk the whole thing for the same reason.
  3. You're not kidding. The only reason I was able to see most of Blink 2017 was because I brought my bike down. The streets were completely congested with cars and the sidewalks were almost completely congested with people. Filtering between lanes of stopped cars was the only way to get around reasonably quickly. I don't know how else you could get from Findlay to the Banks (and see stuff in between) during one night of the festival.
  4. Fair point. I don't really think they are garbage (at least not compared to others in other cities), but they create unnecessary friction that's exacerbated with crowds.
  5. That's an odd take, considering the Democrats ran their centrist candidate.
  6. The streetcar lanes should be transit-only for Blink, with police either riding the streetcar or on bikes (or both) to enforce. I don't know if making it free would do much good, at least at night when the festival is going on, but I don't see how it would do any harm either. I expect the streetcar will be packed to the brim, regardless.
  7. Well, record sales did outpace CD sales last year, for the first time since the '80s.
  8. Are you joking? Lol. Can you imagine trying to hold meetings while shouting over white noise? Not to mention at high enough decibels the white noise would damage hearing.
  9. Just want to point out that this is the point of parks. Not that you said otherwise, though the term "loitering" is somewhat loaded.
  10. Maybe the mayor's grandson was the videographer.
  11. "The video was filmed in two parts, including a segment with cleveland.com’s Robert Higgs." https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/09/mayor-frank-jackson-denies-any-involvement-in-assault-homicide-investigations-of-grandson.html
  12. I'm not mad, I said it was a minor gripe. But the gripe is this, that these are somehow "proper" terms. When they're EPL terms. If tennis had a history of being played in the States with terms like "tied" and scores like 3-1, then suddenly people started saying "love" and using 45-15, yeah, it would probably bother me. But as long as I've known the sport it's been love/45-15. Was there a time before that? Anyhow, this is how language evolves. And probably what you're calling the "proper" terms will become the only terms, eventually. C'est la vie. I would just personally prefer it if we could stick with our Americanisms. Those feel more authentic to me than chasing "proper" terms. Right, but Americans have traditionally only used soccer. But suddenly we have "Football Club Cincinnati" -- which is silly. That's all I'm saying, really. I'm fully aware it's a personal preference.
  13. ^ It's not even "foreign fans" though, really, since most of them don't speak English as a native language. It's an attempt to emulate EPL fandom, I guess. And the MLS has picked it up as a marketing tactic. God forbid soccer games be played on a field and end zero-zero. We need football fixtures played on a pitch ending nil-nil. Edit: To me, it's a bit like if Cincinnati stopped using the word "chili" for its famous dish. I'd prefer to embrace the cultural quirk rather than chase some contrived notion of what is linguistically authentic.
  14. ^ I don't mind "supporters" that much, but using the word "football" bothers me to some degree. There's nothing wrong with the fact that in the USA we call it "soccer" and use "football" for something else. It seems people feel as though they're creating an in-group of worldly sophisticates by shunning the term "soccer". Similar with using the term "nil" for "zero". Small gripe, but why do we have to shed our American identity as we increase our participation in, ahem, soccer?
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