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Random question. Does anyone know who owns the Subaru dealership on Broadway? I'm looking to buy a new Subaru, but if Lee Beaman owns it, I'll look elsewhere. I'm not giving that guy $0.01.

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Random question. Does anyone know who owns the Subaru dealership on Broadway? I'm looking to buy a new Subaru, but if Lee Beaman owns it, I'll look elsewhere. I'm not giving that guy $0.01.

You can always go to Franklin and buy one from Ol D.W. 

 

What are you looking to get? I'll probably be getting the wife a 2015 Outback at the end of the year. I miss my old Forester XT. 

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Opryland hotel blocked people from using their own wifi hotspots.

http://time.com/3461725/marriott-wifi/

 

Are you kidding me? A fine? People go to jail for jamming commercial signals like that.  Some guy in Philly faced some pretty stiff charges for running a cell phone jammer when he was riding the bus because he was tired of listening to people have obnoxiously loud conversations.

 

If a company wants the benefits of corporate personhood, then their governing bodies or boards need to be held accountable just as an individual would if they were committing a crime like this.

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Opryland hotel blocked people from using their own wifi hotspots.

http://time.com/3461725/marriott-wifi/

 

 

Are you kidding me? A fine? People go to jail for jamming commercial signals like that.  Some guy in Philly faced some pretty stiff charges for running a cell phone jammer when he was riding the bus because he was tired of listening to people have obnoxiously loud conversations.

 

If a company wants the benefits of corporate personhood, then their governing bodies or boards need to be held accountable just as an individual would if they were committing a crime like this.

 

 

...then check this out:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/03/marriott-wifi-blocking-fcc-charge_n_5928678.html

 

 

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Well, that ain't right.  I wonder how many other chains do that?  I briefly worked for a company that supplied Wi-Fi service and support to hotels and restaurants.  What was advertised as unlimited Wi-Fi service by the hotels really wasn't.  Our call center monitored the data usage of hotel guests and would sometimes cut their service if they were doing something like downloading "too many" files for example.

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You can always go to Franklin and buy one from Ol D.W.

What are you looking to get? I'll probably be getting the wife a 2015 Outback at the end of the year. I miss my old Forester XT.

Looking at Outbacks. My parents both have foresters and I like them, but prefer the feel of the outback better. There doesn't appear to really be a difference in the two other than personal preference. If my wife wasn't in on the vote, I'd be getting a WRX.

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Looking at Outbacks. My parents both have foresters and I like them, but prefer the feel of the outback better. There doesn't appear to really be a difference in the two other than personal preference. If my wife wasn't in on the vote, I'd be getting a WRX.

I like my M.I.L.s new Forester, it's just not as quiet and smooth as the Outback. I really miss my old Forester XT. Had the same engine as the STi and the turbo from the regular WRX. Surprised a lot of people with my mommy mobile.

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Got fined $600,000, which means if they got 600 people or groups to foist over $1k for access, they broke even. Absurd. The prosecutors in this case should be ashamed. They'd ruin private individuals with the fines and potential jail time if they were caught doing this. Marriott got off with a slap on the wrist.

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Got fined $600,000, which means if they got 600 people or groups to foist over $1k for access, they broke even. Absurd. The prosecutors in this case should be ashamed. They'd ruin private individuals with the fines and potential jail time if they were caught doing this. Marriott got off with a slap on the wrist.

 

Worse yet, they think they did not do anything wrong.

 

 

 

On a sidenote: I think the Music City Center could capitalize on this bad press with Free Wifi.

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Got fined $600,000, which means if they got 600 people or groups to foist over $1k for access, they broke even. Absurd. The prosecutors in this case should be ashamed. They'd ruin private individuals with the fines and potential jail time if they were caught doing this. Marriott got off with a slap on the wrist.

Not suprising. The place is set-up like a casino, encouraging all attendee's/guests to not leave so they will spend all thier cash within the confines.

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Just as long as they don't build it out of fiber!

Carbon fiber is stronger than steel! Buildings are starting to use rebar made of carbon fiber now instead of steel.

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Carbon fiber is stronger than steel! Buildings are starting to use rebar made of carbon fiber now instead of steel.

Can you make a citation for this statement? I'm not saying it isn't done (it certainly can be), I just know that would be extremely cost prohibitive. I don't know of any building which uses that method.

Edit; to clarify my question. There is a common (not in our area) building method called GFRC which means Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. I've actually produced many buildings out of this material (in the Bay Area). Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete is possible, I just don't know of anyone using this technique.

Now that I've said this out loud, it makes me realize the punchline. I know for a fact, that Googles main campus in Mountainview is in fact made out of fiberglass. Haha! Take that!

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http://www.compositesworld.com/articles/a-hidden-revolution-frp-rebar-gains-strength

 

http://www.fortecstabilization.com/carbonrods.php

 

 

 

Can you make a citation for this statement? I'm not saying it isn't done (it certainly can be), I just know that would be extremely cost prohibitive. I don't know of any building which uses that method.

Edit; to clarify my question. There is a common (not in our area) building method called GFRC which means Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. I've actually produced many buildings out of this material (in the Bay Area). Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete is possible, I just don't know of anyone using this technique.

Now that I've said this out loud, it makes me realize the punchline. I know for a fact, that Googles main campus in Mountainview is in fact made out of fiberglass. Haha! Take that!

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Well, not to be argumentative, just pointing it out. The first article you linked, which talks about field uses of the carbon fiber products only mentions its use in bridges. Which makes perfect sense, as bridges are exposed to a wide range of environmental exposures that buildings (the structural core) are not.

You said that "buildings are starting to use carbon fiber". Based on what you linked, I would still say that it's only bridges at this point, and not buildings.

Again, not trying to be argumentative, just trying to clarify.

Carbon reinforcement is much more expensive than traditional. I can totally see a DOT going for the additional cost with the idea that a bridge could have a considerably longer lifespan with its use. I think it's a much harder sell to a building developer, whose structural portions of a building are mostly climate controlled and protected within a buildings envelop and someone who won't own the building in 100 years anyway.

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