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Started by Ecurb Noselrub, December 25, 2020, 03:15:50 PM

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Ecurb Noselrub

Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.

Randy

Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on December 28, 2020, 12:16:20 AM
Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.
I envy you! I'm drinking water. I'm not allowed to have much and most things don't taste right anyway.
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"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Dark Lightning

Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on December 28, 2020, 12:16:20 AM
Courvoisier VSOP cognac.  I'm at a cabin on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and I intend to check out some of the local whiskeys tomorrow.

Strangely enough, I like the VS more. Have you tried Hennessy VS? I like it better than Courvoisier. Just a different set of taste buds, to be sure. I'm currently imbibing some Budweiser in a bottle. Yeah, I'm a Philistine. :shrug:

billy rubin

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC


more people have been to berlin than i have

Dark Lightning

Quote from: billy rubin on December 28, 2020, 02:05:13 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC

:rofl: MY first "computer" was a slide rule.

Tank

Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 28, 2020, 02:18:33 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 28, 2020, 02:05:13 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 27, 2020, 08:05:05 PM
What are FORTRAN and JCL? Are those like names of 60s and 70s music bands or something? :lol:  :P

yes, citizen of the present . . .

back then computers only communicated in 80-column cards.

heavens. my first computer was named UNIVAC

:rofl: MY first "computer" was a slide rule.

Mine too! I was in the last school year taught how to use a slide rule and the first to be allowed to use a calculator.
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Dark Lightning

Got some schooling in the Navy, in '74. Still using slide rules. I did buy a calculator (Texas Instruments SR-40) when I started uni in Fall '77.

Randy

Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 27, 2020, 01:02:15 PM
In spite of the stereotype of sailor drinking coffee, I drank perhaps 5 cups when I was in the Navy. It wasn't until my second year of uni that I picked up the habit. FORTRAN programming at 7 AM.  :yawn:
I don't remember when I started drinking coffee heavily. It was definitely due to computer programming although I was fortunate not to have to use FORTRAN. I knew how but no company I worked for used it.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
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xSilverPhinx

Hmm...alien machines. My first desktop looked pretty much like a modern PC, except for the floppy disk drive and huge monitor. :P I think it was a Pentium III, and had about 124 mb of RAM. ::) I had a DVD-Rom installed, and machine didn't even have enough memory to watch a DVD without it stuttering all the time. ::)

Those were the days. ::)
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Dark Lightning

Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:

Anne D.

Quote from: Recusant on December 27, 2020, 08:06:57 PM
Made some vin de noix this year. The recipe I use is not the one given there--I'm not sure where I got that, since I last made it four years ago. It's a pleasant aperitif, similar to port but with a slight astringency.

Wow--fancy.

I'm drinking Bell's Light Hearted Ale, a decent low-cal approximation of Bell's regular IPA. In the mornings I've been drinking egg nog in my coffee, which I usually have black. I so love egg nog.

billy rubin

My Day Off

teh wife works nights and is still asleep at noon.

i started with coffee, graduated to a bottle of 12 dogs of christmas ale my daughter's bioyfriend gave me.

he's a really nice kid, but he's studying to be an accountant.

this is mystifying to me. i don't understand how someone could want to be an accountant. not that there's anything wrong, but my mind just doesn't comprehend that type of thinking.

not his limitation, buut rathermine.

anyway, i have some crown royal now that looks lonely


more people have been to berlin than i have

Ecurb Noselrub

Copper Run small batch whiskey in our rented cabin near Branson, MO. A blended whiskey, sweet & smooth, fitting for the beautiful Ozarks.  Regarding the question of cognacs, I'm a VSOP over VS man.  I like Courvoisier, Remy Martin, Hennessy, and all the rest if it's VSOP.  The only XO I've found to my taste is Camus.

billy rubin



more people have been to berlin than i have

Randy

Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 29, 2020, 12:49:52 AM
Budweiser. I may make it to three 12-ounce bottles. Yeah, I'm a cheap date. :shrug:
My father was a manager at a fast food restaurant and well loved by his employees. He came home one Christmas eve with boxes upon boxes of Budweiser. I had to help him get them out of the trunk. We opened one each and said "Merry Christmas!" Ah the good old days.

I was never a big fan of Budweiser but free beer is free beer so I'll take it.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg