27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 15:35 Fri 22 Nov 2013

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AHB wrote:So, if there's still space, I am in. Just need to look at the list of who is bringing what and see whether I need to adopt from Tom or if I have something at home that isn't already represented.
Thanks Wolfgang.

Tom - could I adopt please. I'd like you to add the Cockburn to the list of bottles being adopted by the group. I still hope to find a good one of these one day, but don't decant it before travelling to the Bung Hole. I'll filter it when it arrives and hope the lack of exposure to the air holds back the development of any TCA. Thanks.

Also, I would vote against including the 1983 Nacional. While fun to try, it is not good value for money.
Are you suggesting we replace Taylor with Cockburn?
No. You copied and pasted before I edited to reflect Wolfgang's post.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by Glenn E. » 17:15 Fri 22 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:So I’ve had NN83 thrice: one ‟off bottle”, one ‟not good”, the best ‟Utterly unremarkable”.
Very interesting. I never would have guessed.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 20:40 Fri 22 Nov 2013

Placemat updated: CMAG's guest is RC.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by DRT » 00:21 Sat 23 Nov 2013

I love the placemat. Well done.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 00:22 Sat 23 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:I love the placemat. Well done.
Why thank you! How nice.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by DRT » 00:54 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:I love the placemat. Well done.
Why thank you! How nice.
I am sure there will be unanimous agreement that it is splendid.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 00:56 Sat 23 Nov 2013

Very 1980s.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 01:04 Sat 23 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Very 1980s.
You like it too! Well I learned at the feet of a master after all. And of course the best bit of learning is when you have to move away from your teacher and strike out, make your own way...
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 01:09 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:make your own way...
As indeed you have. Where I would have used an ellipsis (“…”), you have used three dots (‟...”).

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 01:10 Sat 23 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:make your own way...
As indeed you have. Where I would have used an ellipsis (“…”), you have used three dots (‟...”).
Inferior software. My dots are usually auto-ellipsised.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 01:13 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Inferior software.
A great pupil blames his tools.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by PhilW » 12:25 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Inferior software.
Watch out, or one of the admins will suggest you use a Mac

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 12:26 Sat 23 Nov 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Inferior software.
Watch out, or one of the admins will suggest you use a Mac
Ha. I have used a Mac for over 20 years. Too late for me now.. (And before that, obviously, it was a ZX Spectrum..)
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by PhilW » 12:35 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Ha. I have used a Mac for over 20 years. Too late for me now.. (And before that, obviously, it was a ZX Spectrum..)
In April 2011 the results of a survey on this very topic, conducted by Hunch asked users to identify themselves as a Mac or PC person, and then questioned them about a number of self-identifying factors. The results were comically stereotypical. Among the findings were that Mac users were more likely to be liberal, eat hummus and read The New York Times. PC users, on the other hand, were more conservative, had a better grasp on mathematical concepts, and, unlike their Mac counterparts, would rather ride a Harley than a Vespa [source: [source: Hunch].
Nuff said, you hummus-eating Vespa rider!

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 12:40 Sat 23 Nov 2013

My Vespa runs on hummus.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by uncle tom » 13:23 Sat 23 Nov 2013

In April 2011 the results of a survey on this very topic, conducted by Hunch asked users to identify themselves as a Mac or PC person, and then questioned them about a number of self-identifying factors. The results were comically stereotypical. Among the findings were that Mac users were more likely to be liberal, eat hummus and read The New York Times. PC users, on the other hand, were more conservative, had a better grasp on mathematical concepts, and, unlike their Mac counterparts, would rather ride a Harley than a Vespa
To those of us who recall the days of steam computing, this comes as little surprise.

PCs were really useless at managing graphics in their early days, so when Macs came along with the ability to efficiently manage images without taking an age to do so, all those of an artistic disposition jumped ship.

And until Mr Gates found his philanthropic side, his shameless pursuit of personal wealth got up the noses of many on the left of the political spectrum.

Why is it though, after all the stratospheric increases in memory and processing capacity in PCs, I still find myself staring at an hourglass for just as long, and having to reboot just as often, as I did 15 years ago?
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27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 18:19 Sat 23 Nov 2013

uncle tom wrote: the left of the political spectrum.
The ZX Spectrum wasn't as political as that.
uncle tom wrote: Why is it though, after all the stratospheric increases in memory and processing capacity in PCs, I still find myself staring at an hourglass for just as long, and having to reboot just as often, as I did 15 years ago?
This is an essential question. My current laptop is much, much faster than the one I had until last year. I edited long films on that machine; all I do on this one is make PowerPoint documents. And yet it is ten times slower.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by AHB » 18:21 Sat 23 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:I love the placemat. Well done.
Presuming that it is not being printed on a single sheet of A4 landscape.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 18:29 Sat 23 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:I love the placemat. Well done.
Presuming that it is not being printed on a single sheet of A4 landscape.
No no. A3. Obviously!
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by AHB » 22:28 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:I love the placemat. Well done.
Presuming that it is not being printed on a single sheet of A4 landscape.
No no. A3. Obviously!
Will you be looking for a volunteer to print? I would be able to print on Tuesday, but may well be late since I will have to commute into London for the tasting.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 Sat 23 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:Will you be looking for a volunteer to print? I would be able to print on Tuesday, but may well be late since I will have to commute into London for the tasting.
Good question. My home printer can’t do A3.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 22:37 Sat 23 Nov 2013

I will bring. Can print at copy shop in Belfast before I leave, nice card and only a few quid.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Sat 23 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:I will bring. Can print at copy shop in Belfast before I leave, nice card and only a few quid.
Would it simplify transport to print in London? Google knows of places in Holborn.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 00:44 Sun 24 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I will bring. Can print at copy shop in Belfast before I leave, nice card and only a few quid.
Would it simplify transport to print in London? Google knows of places in Holborn.
Prefer to know that they're done...
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by DRT » 00:54 Tue 26 Nov 2013

Gents,

I will be leaving Sheffield at around 3pm and will then be at the mercy of the M1. Please start without me and I will try to get the Real Vinicola to you as soon as humanly possible.
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