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by akzy
08:50 Thu 20 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 1796

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

If it's before October, I will struggle to attend. Please don't delay on my behalf, more than happy to open up my seat.
by akzy
18:05 Wed 19 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

Charges good. Because circles touch, hexagonal was better. I never said it was an efficient packing :) - either way, looks like its producing decent results. As for the charges it may start to look a bit funky on large arrays due to edge effects and failing large scale symmetry. I think the solutio...
by akzy
12:01 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

From the imagery, would I be correct in thinking that each point represents a certain positive or negative charge, and therefore that the reason some points connect to others while others pairs to not is that essentially we are only seeing lines between points of opposite (or different) charge? If ...
by akzy
23:39 Mon 17 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

FYI, the only floating-point precision in PostScript is single : 23-bit mantissa ≈ one part in eight million; 8 bits exponent so maximum value ≈ ±10³⁸. Ok, I will try zeroing at 2^-23. I also had a little play with some other fun field related plots (whilst trying to diagnose). Whilst just a first ...
by akzy
23:28 Mon 17 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

Obviously a feature. With the asymmetry, it is bothering me too. I have a suspicion that it's because we're working up against imperfect machine precision. If you plot symmetries in along one plane, you might notice there's a field preference to one side. Perhaps the numbers will have to be adjusted...
by akzy
22:10 Mon 17 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

E.g.: PostScriptForm[(a + Sqrt[ b])^15] ➝ a b sqrt add dup dup mul dup mul mul dup dup mul mul Love it. Your approach is well suited to circles in a rectangular grid. Not so much in a hexagonal grid. E.g.: circlepos = { {0, 1, 1}, {Sqrt[3.]/2, 0.5, -1}, {Sqrt[3.]/2, -0.5, 1}, {0, -1, -1}, {-Sqrt[3....
by akzy
19:02 Mon 17 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

Below is the code I used. I've changed things slightly so that it can all be solved analytically. Firstly, we define a series of vectors in circlepos which correspond to x,y and charge respectively. Set these however you please (I'd suggest arranging as a n/quadrupole- only because of the work i do ...
by akzy
00:32 Mon 17 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

So I had a quick play (please ignore the asymmetrical crimes against mathematics) around in mathematica doing a point charge simulation, see below for results. Depending on how the circle is placed over, I think it would look ok? pointcharge.png I like the idea of doing it in Mathematica. I presume ...
by akzy
23:00 Sun 16 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1162
Views: 289360

Re: Software that makes placemats

I used the placemats last night for a small tasting among a few physicists. Naturally, we decided to have field lines drawn on. I noted in the manual that Julian is displeased by these and whilst they are good for the majority of the page, some of the lines are non-physical (as circled). e field art...
by akzy
17:14 Sat 25 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 1796

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Similar to everyone else, I'm keen - date and location providing.
by akzy
10:26 Tue 23 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Re: 2017 Declarations

Taylor's have declared (and Vargellas Vinha Velha) .
https://taylor.pt/en/news/taylors-annou ... velha-2017
by akzy
11:11 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta das Lamelas Rose
Replies: 0
Views: 246

NV Quinta das Lamelas Rose

NV Quinta das Lamelas Rosé Port Light pink colour. The nose was nothing particularly abnormal for a rose port - fresh and floral. Hints of classic bubblegum make it a fun, enjoyable port - perfect on its own as a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day or mixed into a light cocktail. Score - will be...
by akzy
11:00 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: 2017 Niepoort

Tried this at bft. I didn't make notes for this but I have it as the highlight of the vintage table. I shall certainly be trying to get a case.
by akzy
10:56 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Maynard
Replies: 0
Views: 239

2016 Maynard

Deep burgundy colour (who actually knows - I'm colourblind). The nose is pleasant and fruity. I believe the best way to describe this Port is 'liquefied raisins'. The taste initially is strong and present, however lingering tastes disappears quicker than others on show. Generally speaking quite smoo...
by akzy
07:27 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

I've got 2004. Ioana would be keen as well. Might up for adoption of something.
by akzy
08:09 Mon 15 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1104
Views: 208685

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Sainsbury have their spring sale on - 25% off when you buy 6 bottles or more, including fortified and sparkling wines. That makes the Taste the Difference Vintage Port £15 per bottle and the Sandeman Unfiltered LBV less that £13. If I look online, the T&Cs (or if I try to make a 6 bottle basket) sa...
by akzy
18:09 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

I thought this was only on sale to bars and stuff, but then lo and behold, I got a bottle :)
by akzy
15:14 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 24
Views: 3308

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Please could I take two off you?
by akzy
23:14 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 2725

Re: Image format test

Android, chrome P, W
by akzy
16:10 Sun 10 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
00:10 Sun 10 Mar 2019
Sorry, my presumption was because I had forgotten the clue (in a Bayesian sense)
Statistics just ruin everything don't they?
by akzy
23:56 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
19:00 Sat 09 Mar 2019
akzy wrote:
17:35 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Could you change my initials to ZDR? Thanks.
Done. Please confirm that you are right-handed.
I'm a lefty.
by akzy
17:35 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
11:40 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Draft of the placemats added to first post.

Edit: improved. But still awaiting choices from CMAG and CPR.
Could you change my initials to ZDR? Thanks.
by akzy
10:50 Tue 26 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

I'll have flatbread and houmous for starter and rare sirloin with béarnaise for main.
For any placemats, my initials are ZDR.
by akzy
21:45 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

After taking council from DRT, please put me down for a yes. First time doing something like this - considering bringing a 1980 Smith Woodhouse.
by akzy
23:03 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 11343

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

It might actually be chance for my first meeting. Can I be placed as a reserve for the time being?