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Old 11-22-2018, 09:54 AM   #16
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Down your way, like here, there are many different types. I find the draft Guinness to be the least satisfying, but Original is great. Foreign Extra, on the other hand, is incredible. Then, if you can get hold of it, there's Guinness Antwerpen, which is godly.



Care to name same of your favourites?
From the UK - Newcastle Brown Ale; here in TX USA - I am also rather fond of Shiner Bock, and also Modelo Negra(Mexican).

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Old 11-22-2018, 10:14 AM   #17
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Simplicity, speed, lightweight, gives you a special kind of peace of mind.
You may have to do may things by hand; but the default are sane, and if you manage to automate whatever task you have to do, it's usually fire and forget for years and years.

Slackware is alive, well, kicking, and won't die easily.
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:49 AM   #18
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They're from those "areas of the world", hence why stuff like Corona or Sol is most likely "beer" for them - yuck.
Ah, I didn't want to offend by saying that 'Coroner' is dishwater, but I can see you're of the same mindset. I don't think any of that stuff is worthy to be called beer. It's in the same league as Budweiser or Fosters Ice.

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There are quite a few different variants of Perla, I think I've only tried one and it was ok. Zubr is acquired taste. It took me quite a few attempts to actually like it, now it and Zywiec are my joint favourites.
Will report back. Tonight will be Polish beer night.

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On the same land mass as you.
I'd always assumed you were abroad. Interesting to know.

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From the UK - Newcastle Brown Ale; here in TX USA - I am also rather fond of Shiner Bock, and also Modelo Negra(Mexican).
Newcastle Brown's a classic. I wonder just how many bottles of the stuff have been broken up North in pub fights over the years.

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Old 11-22-2018, 10:56 AM   #19
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Newcastle Brown's a classic. I wonder just how many bottles of the stuff have been broken up North in pub fights over the years.
Regrettably though I have gotten a bad batch of Newcastle - instead of the dark color, it was rather cloudy and a bit on the lighter side, so yea. Maybe also because it comes in clear bottles. I am not too experienced in beer, but doesn't light effect it in some way.


Also I don't consider myself a beer snob, I have tried all sorts but IMO those who swear by IPAs are nothing more but hipsters.
 
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I am not too experienced in beer, but doesn't light effect it in some way.
The UV rays do, which is why a lot of bottles used to be brown or green. From my understanding, beer bottle technology, thrilling topic as it is, has developed beyond the need for coloured glass and now clear glass can also filter UV rays.

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Also I don't consider myself a beer snob, I have tried all sorts but IMO those who swear by IPAs are nothing more but hipsters.
You could definitely count me and Eric in the hipster category then! I love an IPA, the stronger the better. But you're right, they are very trendy at the moment. I even hang out in Shoreditch occasionally and I unironically use a record player.

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Old 11-22-2018, 11:05 AM   #21
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The UV rays do, which is why a lot of bottles used to be brown or green. From my understanding, beer bottle technology, thrilling topic as it is, has developed beyond the need for coloured glass and now clear glass can also filter UV rays.
I wonder if the Newcastle bottles have this treatment?

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You could definitely count me and Eric in the hipster category then! I love an IPA, the stronger the better. But you're right, they are very trendy at the moment. I even hang out in Shoreditch occasionally and I unironically use a record player.
Yea, again I would try any sorts - but for me stouts and IPA and porters are just not my thing. Also beer in a can is blasphemy. There is a difference in taste in a can vs glass bottle, and I dunno something about the metal just makes the beer taste a bit funny.

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Old 11-22-2018, 11:47 AM   #22
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dishwater
Hear, hear! *banging glass on table* (ok well maybe not [at work])
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in the same league as Budweiser or Fosters Ice
A friend of mine will only ever drink Budweiser. I also recently introduced him to Zubr and Zywiec... the result was much the same oh-no-real-beer-i'll-have-the-usual-crap-please thing.
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Will report back. Tonight will be Polish beer night.
Just don't go for the "Karpackie", super strength (9%?) drink-it-in-the-street type stuff...
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Newcastle Brown's a classic. I wonder just how many bottles of the stuff have been broken up North in pub fights over the years.
Awful stuff. It might be good for cooking?
 
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Also beer in a can is blasphemy. There is a difference in taste in a can vs glass bottle, and I dunno something about the metal just makes the beer taste a bit funny.
It's a myth. It depends on the actual beer. If you pour both into a glass, as you should, it will generally taste no different. The only real difference is to "bottle drinkers".
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:08 PM   #24
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Awful stuff. It might be good for cooking?
I rather like it, when I don't get a bad batch and incidentally I have cooked with Newcastle Brown Ale before too actually. I marinated steak with it and did use the remaining liquid to baste it while cooking the steak, and it came out right great IMO; to each their own I guess.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 02:48 PM   #25
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Slackware will continue to live as long as it continues to satisfy the needs of its users, who admittedly are something of a niche these days.

Slackware is simple enough to easily tinker with, while remaining sufficiently useful that one doesn't need to tinker with it unless they want to.

Slackware is extraordinarily stable, thanks to that simplicity and Patrick's conservative development/release methodology. I can use Slackware with confidence that everything will work.

If something happens which prevents Slackware development from moving forward, I have every confidence that someone from the Slackware community will step up and provide something which fills the same role. It's too precious to leave the niche unfilled, and there isn't another distribution right now which could fill that niche satisfactorily.

Long live Slackware!
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:09 PM   #26
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Agree LONG LIVE SLACKWARE!

My biggest reason for using Slackware is I can be confident that every time I boot or even walk away from the machine running for that matter; I can expect it to be the way I left it. No automatic updates...No surprise you plugged in a USB stick lets reconfigure your entire system nonsense.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:58 PM   #27
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In addition to what other members have mentioned one of the many things I enjoy about Slackware is the package management. To me, it's second to none. I like dealing with my own dependencies and I like how updating is noninvasive. If there are updates I get a email notification or I can check the changelog, etc. In a time where systems are becoming more and more automated I'm very appreciative to have a system like Slackware, where the control is put in the hands of its user.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:19 PM   #28
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I, for one, like an OS where every release is essentially LTS (long term support). I can get it tweaked the way I like it, add useful programs, and have time to get some work, and play, done. Not like those most other linux distributions and commercial OS, who seem to think the OS is the be all and end all of using a computer. Heck, the OS is just an application launcher!

Pat and the whole Slackware team are my heroes.
 
  


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