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Deku Tree
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(02-26-2017, 04:20 PM)
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The problem is that the soda tax is levied at the distributor level. Of course people buying in bulk to resell it are going to travel slightly further to save a little bit of money.

If it was levied at the consumer level then I highly doubt that people would travel to save money.
Aurizen
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(02-27-2017, 02:05 AM)
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Anyone know anything about Tech Impact? It's a nonprofit tech place. I was offered an opportunity to study there. Since I'm still looking for a tech job the person offered to go there since there's training. I wouldn't start till the fall. But I don't see how useful it is since I went to college and would probably be in the same position after the program. Might go with Robert Half agency to hire me for temp work.
Last edited by Aurizen; 02-28-2017 at 02:27 AM.
thecouncil
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(02-27-2017, 04:11 PM)
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I just remembered something. Bozo the Clown. Classic opening to a tv show.
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(02-27-2017, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

The problem is that the soda tax is levied at the distributor level. Of course people buying in bulk to resell it are going to travel slightly further to save a little bit of money.

If it was levied at the consumer level then I highly doubt that people would travel to save money.

Honestly don't think it will be a problem. The revenue collected from the tax actually exceeded the cities own estimates for what it would collect for the month. Sales are typically lower in January as is. If they aren't coming close to the monthly targets warmer months like June then I'd start worrying more.
Captain Tuttle
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(02-27-2017, 10:32 PM)
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So this is fucking terrible
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...ia-carmel.html

My kids and my wife are Jewish, good to see many in the community rallying though
http://6abc.com/news/show-of-support...alism/1776055/
The Llama
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(02-28-2017, 12:39 AM)

Originally Posted by bigkrev

So early results of the Soda tax are in, and it's not coming close to brining in the money expected, and people are loosing jobs
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/So...html?mobi=true

Originally Posted by AbortedWalrusFetus

Honestly don't think it will be a problem. The revenue collected from the tax actually exceeded the cities own estimates for what it would collect for the month. Sales are typically lower in January as is. If they aren't coming close to the monthly targets warmer months like June then I'd start worrying more.

Yeah, in typical City fashion, the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing, and they released that dumb report estimating they would receive a lot less revenue than expected about a day before releasing the actual revenue collected... which was much higher than expected.
Deku Tree
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(02-28-2017, 06:04 PM)
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https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings

PA is #30/50
yankeehater
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(02-28-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings

PA is #30/50

That really surprised me. I have lived all over America and I would put pa #1 for sure. This is also the first list I have ever seen that did not have Nevada last in education.
andthebeatgoeson
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(03-01-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Philly vs PA.
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(03-02-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Somewhere on Cecil B. Moore
jello44
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(03-02-2017, 10:25 PM)
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Windowmaker?

Fucking noob.
ruxtpin
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(03-03-2017, 12:06 PM)
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Pimpls?
The Artful Dodger
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(03-03-2017, 10:09 PM)
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Some interesting news today:

The Marshall Project released this

tl;dr: Philadelphia is charging parents of kids that end up in jail.

Hours after that was released, The City released this statement:

So they'll be putting a stop to that practice immediately.
smokeandmirrors
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(03-04-2017, 12:00 AM)

Originally Posted by The Artful Dodger

Some interesting news today:

The Marshall Project released this

tl;dr: Philadelphia is charging parents of kids that end up in jail.

Hours after that was released, The City released this statement:


So they'll be putting a stop to that practice immediately.

"oh oops we you caught us!"
KnowOne
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(03-06-2017, 05:18 PM)
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just passing through....
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(03-13-2017, 05:50 PM)
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You can safely call Philadelphia home if you can turn your petty dislikes into straight up hostility.

This is now one of my favorite things I've ever heard someone say about our city.
ZOONAMI
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(03-16-2017, 10:22 PM)
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So, I potentially have a job offer which would require me to relocate from MPLS.

I would only be making around 40k which is actually a pretty significant pay cut but I'm potentially willing to do it for a career pivot.

What are the best neighborhoods to live in? Are there any 1bdrms apartments for around $1k?

I have a pretty sweet deal in MPLS at $800 for a 1bdrm plus den for $800.

This offer could potentially also be in Boston, but my understanding is that philly is cheaper (and warmer).
Deku Tree
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(03-16-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

So, I potentially have a job offer which would require me to relocate from MPLS.

I would only be making around 40k which is actually a pretty significant pay cut but I'm potentially willing to do it for a career pivot.

What are the best neighborhoods to live in? Are there any 1bdrms apartments for around $1k?

I have a pretty sweet deal in MPLS at $800 for a 1bdrm plus den for $800.

This offer could potentially also be in Boston, but my understanding is that philly is cheaper (and warmer).

Philly is cheaper and warmer and friendlier. There are a lot of good neighborhoods to live in but your probably gonna have to pay more than $800 a month.... tell us your price range and what kind of neighborhood you are looking for and I'm sure a few people will jump in to give you advice.
The Llama
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(03-17-2017, 02:00 AM)
Can confirm, Philly is noticeably cheaper and warmer and friendlier than Boston. Plus we're a lot closer to NYC and DC, and better beaches (and I don't just mean the Jersey Shore...). You could probably get a 1br in a decent neighborhood (South Philly, Fishtown, maybe Fairmount) for ~$1k a month, but it wouldn't be anything special. Still, if you had to live on $40k in any major city (and I mean no disrespect, my salary isn't a ton more than that!!), Philly is absolutely the one to do it in.
Deku Tree
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(03-20-2017, 01:33 PM)
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where do I go to buy septa key card?
Ozone
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(03-20-2017, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

where do I go to buy septa key card?

I bought mine at 69th Street. You have to load it with a weekly transpass first, then after that you can reload it online with whatever amount you want.
Deku Tree
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(03-20-2017, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ozone

I bought mine at 69th Street. You have to load it with a weekly transpass first, then after that you can reload it online with whatever amount you want.

I just want a travel wallet. I don't want their expensive transpass. Too complicated.
Ozone
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(03-20-2017, 01:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

I just want a travel wallet. I don't want their expensive transpass. Too complicated.

Only way to get the Key is to first get the transpass loaded on it (~$30). After that you can use the travel wallet.
Deku Tree
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(03-20-2017, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ozone

Only way to get the Key is to first get the transpass loaded on it (~$30). After that you can use the travel wallet.

Garbage. Glad I asked before going over there. Uber it is
Ozone
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(03-20-2017, 02:31 PM)
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Not sure why you would react that way. It's a one-time payment essentially to buy the card (which is also a MasterCard you can choose to activate as a credit card), and all fares on the Travel Wallet get the discount you'd get if you were using tokens. I'm extremely happy with mine.
Deku Tree
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(03-20-2017, 04:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ozone

Not sure why you would react that way. It's a one-time payment essentially to buy the card (which is also a MasterCard you can choose to activate as a credit card), and all fares on the Travel Wallet get the discount you'd get if you were using tokens. I'm extremely happy with mine.

Transpass is the weekly or monthly pass? Why do they make me buy that to get a travel wallet? Metro card has been free in NYC for at least 15 years. I had to take a cab this morning instead of the bus because I only had a 20 and no change and I didn't want to pay $20 for a bus ride. Ridiculous.
Ozone
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(03-20-2017, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

Transpass is the weekly or monthly pass? Why do they make me buy that to get a travel wallet? Metro card has been free in NYC for at least 15 years. I had to take a cab this morning instead of the bus because I only had a 20 and no change and I didn't want to pay $20 for a bus ride. Ridiculous.

It's the weekly one, so like I said it's only about $30. Another difference with the Septa Key is it's a solid plastic card and not a disposable paper one like the Metro Card. You just need to buy it once and you can set the Travel Wallet to reload automatically online after that.
The Llama
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(03-20-2017, 11:39 PM)
You don't need to buy a transpass to get a Septa Key as of last week. They're still rolling it out but most stations should have it for sale with just the travel wallet. You need to put at least $10 on it, but that's the only requirement.
Ozone
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(03-21-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Llama

You don't need to buy a transpass to get a Septa Key as of last week. They're still rolling it out but most stations should have it for sale with just the travel wallet. You need to put at least $10 on it, but that's the only requirement.

Ah, didn't know that. I got mine back in January. Glad to see they're making it more widespread.
Deku Tree
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(03-21-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Llama

You don't need to buy a transpass to get a Septa Key as of last week. They're still rolling it out but most stations should have it for sale with just the travel wallet. You need to put at least $10 on it, but that's the only requirement.

Ok maybe it's time for me to buy one then.
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(03-22-2017, 05:17 PM)
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Yeah, the full roll out is basically on us. I need to pick up my Septa Key soon. It also apparently gets you on the Philly Phlash for free, which is kinda neat.
Rainy
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(03-24-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Is there any place in the city that sells games early?


Just seeing if I can get Persona 5 early :(
Aurizen
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(03-24-2017, 06:52 PM)
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Finally a Tech interview! I'm excited! its at PYN

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