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The Pub / Computer - XP
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:58:22 AM »
With XP being ditched I'm thinking of my options for the future. My wife has a newer laptop, I have a work laptop, we have an old laptop we rarely (read as never) use which I believe is XP (might need to boot it and find out), and I have my tower which is XP and probably destined for the scrap heap in the next couple of years.

I'm trying to decide what direction to head with a replacement since it just doesn't make sense to upgrade the old tower. I don't particularly love a laptop and since I have one for work and one in the closet I'm just not leaning toward going that route. I can get a new tower which would meet the needs for a reasonable sum.

I'm frugal so I'm leaning toward keeping the old tower till it dies and then worrying about it. I use Firefox and Chrome with Thunderbird and they will be supported for awhile so I don't see issues with viruses and malware in my future any more than I see currently.

I know there are plenty of tech savvy folks on the forum, so I'd like to hear your thoughts. I'm not going to change to Linux just to keep an ailing machine, but I can't see replacing a machine which still functions properly.

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All Things Food / Roasted Bone Marrow
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:44:57 AM »
I was at a restaurant in Raleigh (Stanbury) last night and we ordered the Roasted Bone Marrow. I think I have a new favorite food. Alone on toasted bread it was great, with the parsley, shallots and capers it was divine.

Here's someone else's photo off the web of the dish

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The Pub / No Tailgating, No Problem
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:45:18 AM »
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You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car.
And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to
eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be
able take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill,
and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space.

http://tailgatetower.bigbossbrewing.com/

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The Pub / BB Jingler
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:44:18 PM »
This just never gets old.

http://jingler.bigbossbrewing.com/

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The Pub / Can you get drunk on Non-Alcoholic Beer?
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:30:49 AM »
The answer is no, of course. ;)

The video in the deadspin link is kinda cool.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/can-you-get-drunk-on-na-beer/

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Questions about the forum? / Main Page Glitch
« on: June 05, 2013, 05:11:24 AM »
The main page
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php

Does not show I am logged in. When I click any subforum I am logged in.

Thought you should know.

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The Pub / Is Staples your office supply store?
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:10:13 AM »
It's not mine anymore. Staples had a contest for a marketing campaign and a small business applied and got the following email response.
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Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group.

Up until I read that I had used Staples as my office supply store...no more.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/staple-this/

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The Pub / Oh what a tangled web we weave...
« on: May 20, 2013, 07:34:12 AM »

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The Pub / A bomber is rarely a good deal
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:32:43 AM »
What I have been preaching for years! ;)

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/i-told-ya-so/

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The Pub / Whiz Bang
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:20:28 AM »
Did anyone else hear about this energy drink/beer?

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/news-flash-whiz-bang/

Sounds like hot stuff!

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This year three of the seven BJCP Board of Directors positions are up for election. For 2013 those regions are:

North Region
Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Northeast Region
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
All countries outside the United States and Canada are also included in this region.

Mountain/Northwest Region
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


Potential candidates will need to be nominated (by themselves or others) and have 5 endorsements.

Nominations are now being accepted through March 31. The details can be found here:
http://www.bjcp.org/electioncenter.php

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Commercial Beer Reviews / New Albion Ale
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:53:31 AM »
Cracked open one of these last night. At first I was a bit put off by the simplicity and then I started to think about what was around in the late 70s for a fledgling commercial brewer without anyone else to help and it became clear to me the beer would be basic, simple and tasty. Getcha some.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/new-albion-ale/

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Bear Republic Racer X
« on: December 21, 2012, 06:58:17 AM »
Since it was the end of the world I figured it was time to open a bottle of Racer X. Maybe that is what kept the Mayans at bay, or is that supposed to happen tonight?

Really nice Double IPA. The hops were night as bright as some of the other west coast doubles, but still a great malt backbone and a tasty beverage!

I actually just found the receipt, $8.49 for the bomber, looks like I got it on December 3 and it was at a store in Richmond, VA.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/bear-republic-racer-x/

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Crispin Artisanal Ciders
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:15:38 AM »
I happened upon three of these at my local store. Don't waste your time, two of the three absolutely sucked and the third, The Saint, was only passable IMO.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/two-thumbs-down/

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