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Tom Murphy
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Re: Too many to count
Tom Murphy   7/29/2013 2:31:29 PM
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Clearly, we're in a beer bubble! 

Brew pubs are everywhere these days. Not only in tech meccas but in all large cities (except maybe St. Louis, where Bud lives.)

At least you can enjoy this bubble while it lasts.

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Pub quiz revisited
kfield   7/29/2013 3:58:10 PM
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David: Thanks for reminding me of the pub quiz that Sylvie organized - we'll definitely be checking in together about future partnerships like this, both outside and at our events!

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Re: what brand is it?
zhgreader   7/30/2013 12:49:27 AM
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Tsingtao and Qingdao beer are the same one brand. Qingdao is right true pronunciation of chinese.

whereas Tsingtao is old spelling.

similar, Tsinghua univ, =Qinghua univ.

sKorea has a good products of LCD, especially large size, but their core tech is from Jap.

Jap's electronic tech is still strong, but they fail in strategy. they seem conceited, closed and would not melt into the new world.

chinese will catch up with the world again.

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zhgreader   7/30/2013 1:25:29 AM
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Qingdao beer is one of good quality beer in China. It has more than 100 years history to date. It was created by German. Due to the perfect mineral spring water in Laoshan hill, near Qingdao, suitable for brew, as well as excellent climatic condition, its fame was swift soon.

except this beer, the wine in this district is also famous. such as Zhangyu wine. which has also long histroy and awarded for excellent quality of grapes.

to be frank, I don't drink, neither wine, nor beer. just know many of its brands. 

However, alcohol is most of our chinese favourite. Maotai is one of their representative. few foreigners could bear its higher alcohol strength,

these days are very hot, we are enjoying watermelon.

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Caleb Kraft   7/30/2013 10:54:44 AM
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Being a home brewer and hop fan myself, portland sounds fantastic!

However, I might just be too cool to do the same thing as everyone else. Maybe I need to consider a less trendy hobby. How about chip fabrication at home?

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rick merritt   7/30/2013 11:23:36 AM
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@zhgreader: Thanks for the clarification. Like Bombay = Mumbai.

So when is the free factory tour to come over and taste the local version? ;-)

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rick merritt   7/30/2013 11:25:53 AM
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@Caleb: I'd love to try a bottle of your home brew sometime, Caleb.

FYI our former comms editor Loring Wirbel was a brewer, too. One of his faves was "Goat Scrotum" I forget if it was a stout or what.

Anyway, you may have to wait quite a while until today's 3-D printers are ready for fabricating chips. However, we have written for years about people printing simple circuits with laser printers as a research project.

Cheers

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Tom Murphy   7/30/2013 2:52:21 PM
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I haven't tried any home brew projects since 1975 in my Berkeley days.  It ended when the bottles, which had been stowed in a crawlspace under a staircase, all exploded one night, flooding the area with yeasty suds and creating the pungent odor of stale beer that lingered for a long, long time.  After that, I settled for Anchor Steam -- one of the fine old SF brews -- when I could afford something more expensive than the bargain brands.

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Caleb Kraft   7/30/2013 3:10:43 PM
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I'm sure the janitorial staff were thrilled about your brewing activities. 

 

I've been lucky, no major explosions yet and I've brewed probably 50+ gallons. 

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Tom Murphy   7/30/2013 3:42:58 PM
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Oh, Caleb, we had no janitorial staff other than us. This was in one of those old redwood homes around the campus.  And 50 gallons? Yee gads, man, I hope that never blows!. That would be a nuke compared to the firecracker that we set off.

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