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December 03, 2020, 01:48:38 pm
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 on: November 16, 2020, 02:08:35 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by buffalodan
Unless somebody is discussing this as a design-build, then I really don't trust any of the cost estimates. This is a pretty special area and it's not like we have tons of pricing to get an accurate number of what would be the most efficient way to do construction. I would also like to see the existing bridge or something similar, but I really don't trust any engineer saying that this will save 10%.

 on: November 16, 2020, 10:21:47 am 
Started by SXSW - Last post by Vision 2025
When the piers were exposed during the 80's LWD construction they were found to be highly eroded.  It took awhile to obtain funding before I wrote the change order for the repairs to the dam contractor.  

 on: November 16, 2020, 10:17:44 am 
Started by patric - Last post by Vision 2025
I drove by what I was told is the Tesla site last week just off the Turnpike by the Austin airport and wow its BIG with site work underway.

 on: November 16, 2020, 09:52:34 am 
Started by Laramie - Last post by Laramie
Oklahoma's NBA, The Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have released their new 'City Edition' uniforms for the upcoming season.

For the first time, only the name “Oklahoma” will appear across the chest of the Thunder’s jersey. The all caps black lettering is similar to the font on the state flag.


 on: November 16, 2020, 09:27:34 am 
Started by patric - Last post by tulsabug
bring it on

 on: November 16, 2020, 09:10:09 am 
Started by kvanover - Last post by SXSW
The next Vision sales tax package should have a funding source for homeless housing, IMO.  While it won’t solve the problem it would help get more of these people off the streets. 

 on: November 16, 2020, 08:54:19 am 
Started by kvanover - Last post by tulsabug
That is precisely what Mayor Bynum's "A Better Way" program is built to do:


That's great - I hadn't heard of it but it sounds like a good program. They should probably massively expand it and instead of giving people cash to go buy whatever, they give them vouchers that can only be used for food, clothing, and shelter. Or, offer them an actual 9-5 job with the city becoming their legal guardian in regard to how their paycheck can be spent. I understand there is no silver bullet to fixing homelessness and honestly not everyone wants a way out of that situation, but there needs to be a larger program in place that has various well-defined paths to becoming a functioning member of society for those that are serious about it. The rest we need to give Bus tickets to Dallas.  Grin

 on: November 16, 2020, 08:41:14 am 
Started by cannon_fodder - Last post by ComeOnBenjals
Watch now: On the horizon: Tour of OKPOP construction site provides peek at museum's future


 on: November 16, 2020, 08:31:44 am 
Started by patric - Last post by tulsabug
I totally agree Dodge transmissions are a problem however it does seem like most manufacturers are running into issues due to the insane complexity that an 8-10spd automatic transmission is by nature. For the most part it's due to they run too hot, or at least aren't cooled properly though the software sure seems to cause plenty of bugs however that's normally an easy fix. Now that being said we have an 03 Wrangler since new and it's transmission (45rle) is fine though it is starting to slip a touch when it's really cold out. After 17 years I can't really complain and it's not an expensive fix. My father-in-law is on his second Ram and the transmissions in both of those have been fine and I think he has 500k miles between the two (lots of u-joints however but expected with as much as he tows). He also has a newer Charger - I think 2017 - no problems at all. We had a 1st-gen Dodge Neon that we bought new and in 100k miles it's only issues it had was a loose ground in the gauge cluster and a bad fan relay and both were fixed under warranty. Of course there are some terrible dealerships out there who just can't figure out problems and throw the same parts at it over and over again to no avail.

Your Ford Transit story of the cheap part that's expensive to replace reminds me of a buddy who had a shop that worked on BMWs - newer BMW had a headlight go out (not warranty). It literally was 7 hours labor to replace as they're designed to not fail (ha ha ha) so you have to disassemble so much of the front end to even access it. That being said, BMWs are terrible cars that should only be leased.

Like you said, right now if you want an all-electric vehicle Tesla is the only choice. The problem is being the only game in town seems to be Tesla's business plan. They still are excellent motors and battery packs with mediocre cars loosely bolted to them and if the sales of the Porsche Taycan is any indication, the general public feels the same way. I'm just glad Tulsa didn't get the factory. It would have been short-term great and long-term terrible.

 on: November 15, 2020, 07:44:09 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by patric

Photo from a provided handout.  None of the Oklahoma newspapers that carried it made any mention of wholesale collection of personally identifiable location data (or sale to data merchants), violation of privacy, revenue-collection by quasi-legal entities like the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council or why the state suddenly changed vendors to one that aspires to use video doorbells like Ring as part of its surveillance network.


"Part of the training for the ALPR systems, police officers are taught to 'grid' neighborhoods during their downtime – systematically driving up and down every street in an area, indiscriminately scooping up information on vehicles."

(The original vendor, Gatso USA: "A private national company with a lucrative contract to catch uninsured drivers in Oklahoma using license-plate scanning cameras faces legal challenges in at least two other states for alleged breaches of motorists' civil rights." 

Now who still believes this just about "uninsured drivers?"        (https://brite.app.box.com/v/RekorEdgeSpecSheet).

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