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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 20:46 Cutter
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 17:43:
A lot of people don't have the palate sensitivity for master level sommeliers and confirmation bias can play heavily. I'd probably say 75% of the population doesn't have that kind of palate. On the up shot, that means 75% of the population doesn't need to spend absurd amounts of money on wine. They can buy cheaper stuff that's basically going to taste the same as the more expensive stuff. Being a cheap date = win in my view.

I've seen people nail it pretty impressively too. They exist. And as a brewer of beer I've gotten pretty good at determining all kinds of things like if the beer fermented too hot or cold. Wine though? Musty grape juice all of it. Anything other than like a 9 dollar bottle is probably going to be wasted on me. Unless it's port. Which I love.

Oh absolutely, but the thing is you can train your palate. In fact, until you do than, yes, the wines are all sort of a blur and very generalized. My point of contention was with an idiotic video that wine tasting is bullshit when it's not. It's like everything else in this world until you've driven a Porsche, ate Waygu beef, or had a monsterously good Bordeaux like a first growth Margaux, you really don't know what you're missing. When you do, however, you know it's special compared to the norm, and not just because it's a name.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2015, 20:42 Cutter
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 18:23:
Lot of truth in that. War is nation to nation and man to man imo. Yeah I'm pretty disgusted how too many people are ok with war as if it's a spectacle and if someone looks at you wrong... WAR!, especially when it isn't any of theirs. I honestly I'm hung up on why people want machine guns in their home and think that is an ideal world to live in and/or think the boogie man is coming to get them and then praise be to the God of Love, Jesus. Hmmm...

That's why I've always had a problem with Nationalism and the whole Us vs. Them mentality. We're the same species inhabiting the same planet yet somehow it always so easily slides back into Us vs. Them. I honestly don't think our species is going to make it in the long run. There are just too many easily led, dumbfucks in the genepool.
 
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News Comments > TrickStyle Rerelease; More Old Acclaim Titles Coming?
5. Re: TrickStyle Rerelease; More Old Acclaim Titles Coming? Dec 30, 2015, 16:10 Cutter
 
It's tricky, tricky, tricky!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 16:08 Cutter
 
Student winemakers aren't sommeliers. Several of my friends are professional sommeliers - including my brother - and I'm only one stage off on the certification myself. One of the components involved in achieving that title is you must do a blind tasting wherein you identify the varietals and place of origin of the wine as well as the particular vintage. You can't fake that.

World's Toughest Test? The Master Sommelier Diploma Exam

It’s not enough to know every wine region, village and district in the world, candidates also need to know which years were better than others for each region. The blind tasting of six wines requires not only identifying the grape varietal, but the region it came from and the year it was made. That’s merely scratching the testing surface though; during the service portion examinees have to recall facts about sake, spirits, distilling methods, apertifs and of course ideal food pairings.

And that's where most people fail, the staging. I can nail down most varietals quite easily, but place of origin and vintage in particular is a real motherfucker.

Go take a look at the courses on the Court of Masters Sommeliers website.

You can watch actual tasting exams on Youtube. They're impressive to watch if you care about wine at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2015, 15:38 Cutter
 
Patent office reform is beyond overdue at this point. There really needs to be an easier mechanism for rescinding these idiotic "on a computer" patents.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 30, 2015, 15:34 Cutter
 
Diversity Chief? Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2015, 15:33 Cutter
 
Ageiesm is a problem everywhere and it's been happening in the rest of the working world a lot longer, so welcome to the party. There are laws against it but they don't mean anything because it's a civil matter and no one has the time and money to waste suing someone for discrimination when even if you win you don't stand to gain anything.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2015, 15:28 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 10:29:
Honestly, while I like the ultra-grim tone in the Witcher 3, I wish there was more visible of the war between Nilfgaard and the North. Not necessarily mass battles or anything, but at least skirmishes here and there, contested territory, etc.

It almost feels as if you've come into the area during a time of cease-fire.

Agreed. One thing I really like in FO4 so far are how you regularly come across random groups battling each other - particularly after the BoS shows up. The first really good one was I heard a shitload of gunfire and explosions in the distance so hurried on to see what was happening and it was this large firefight between the BoS and a group of Super Mutants at one of the listening arrays complete with Vertibird in on the action. You see people fighting raiders, beasties, etc. Makes the world feel more alive.

 
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News Comments > Descent Royalty Dispute
8. Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 30, 2015, 15:22 Cutter
 
LurkerLito wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 10:03:
I hate these kinds of deals. I don't blame Parallax at all for doing this but seriously, don't sell the trademark name without the dam game. Now this game is basically in limbo and can never be sold again till their dispute is done. Parallax can't sell it because it would be trademark infringement, Interplay can't sell it cause it would be copyright infringement. I am pretty sure it is crap like this that keeps old games like NoLF near impossible to find the "owners".

Exactly. And it's just bad business. Who would ever agree to such a deal knowing this is precisely the kind of thing that can happen. It's an all or nothing affair.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Dec 29, 2015, 23:04 Cutter
 
Hah! That's so weird I was looking at all this 1970s interior design stuff last night. If I ever come up big I'll totes get a groovy 70's pad built for me.

16 Chic 1970s Interiors You Would Want To Live In

Atompunk Interior Design (aka 70s Shagadelicness, Baby) - Love that bathroom! And love sunken living rooms!

Awesome 70s bathrooms

And this 70s swingin pad was up for sale in Norfolk for a measly 300k! What a steal!
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Character and Unlock Details
1. Re: Battleborn Character and Unlock Details Dec 29, 2015, 22:55 Cutter
 
Well if it's pretty quickly why lock them at all? Oh right, to maintain the illusion of forward progress.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Dec 29, 2015, 18:29 Cutter
 
I thought Star Wars had the original battle chess.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 16:03 Cutter
 
Yeah, saw Motorhead back in the day. Managed to have a beer with the band too. The bar we used to hang out always saw it's share of acts cone through there. We partied with Motorhead, Bad Manners, The Villains, a few of the guys from Def Leppard once, Black Flag - sat drinking beer and talking politics with Henry for an hour which was cool. Lemmy was good lad, funny as hell, nice guy, liked to give'r.

Aww, Joohn Bradbury from The Specials just died too.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure
2. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure Dec 29, 2015, 15:53 Cutter
 
No one wants to be Edmonton. That's like serving a sentence.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2015, 15:50 Cutter
 
Beckett, The Lion in Winter, A Man for all Seasons, those are the kinds of things to watch this time of year.

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
11. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 28, 2015, 15:47 Cutter
 
Popular amongst teens sure. It's definitely a generational thing. Overall? Not even close. And that doesn't even account for the merchandising.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Dec 28, 2015, 15:44 Cutter
 
I don't understand how actors can play a role like this without checking the source material. As if they're too cool for it. Personally I think they're lying for that very reason.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 27, 2015, 15:51 Cutter
 
Even in Star Trek where they can talk to the computer they *still* use a keyboard. Until people are literally jacking into "cyberspace" and their thoughts are translated directly they'll be using a KB/M. And so long as people need to do actual real work on a PC they're not going anywhere.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
2. Re: Sunday Interviews Dec 27, 2015, 15:46 Cutter
 
Highly anticipated by who?
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
9. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 27, 2015, 15:44 Cutter
 
It's not a Tomb-er!
 
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