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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2017, 10:47:45 AM »
Just watching Pai speak makes me want to kick him in the balls.  I bet I am not the only one. 

He said yesterday, the last few years spending on internet infrastructure has decreased by billions.  Gee, what a surprise Pai!  Because there already exists a lot of infrastructure!  That's like saying, spending on airports has gone way down. 

Is spending on internet infrastructure going to increase by billions next year Pai?  You twit!

Did we not go through a lot of years trying to catch up to a glut of overbuilt fiber? Is my recollection accurate here?

My neighbor in Iowa went into the trenching business about four years ago when he learned that there was a major little-used fiber "highway" going through our town and the local telco was finally getting funding to invest in last-mile fiber-laying, and with no local contractors available. He has done very well financially using the new efficient trenching equipment in small towns.
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2017, 05:03:54 PM »
When Im out and about and fancy a coffee I usually pick starbucks over the trendier hand ground specialist coffee places because I think it tastes better, its cheaper and I can be pretty certain I wont feel ill afterwards.
I quite enjoy the large mugs too as opposed to the dainty little cups and saucers I have to use in the other places.

I drink around 3 cups of coffee a day from a french press and its hands down my favourite way to make it. My weekly bag of french coffee grounds is about €1.70.

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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2017, 06:30:37 PM »
Holy shit! There are coffee places more expensive than Starbucks?
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2017, 06:33:22 PM »
Holy shit! There are coffee places more expensive than Starbucks?

Absolutely, we have a specialty coffee shop near us that charges about $4 for a standard cup of coffee. Now it is really good coffee, so I do still go there occasionally.
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2017, 04:58:58 AM »
Cara spoke with far too much generality in regards to European coffee
I've only been to Europe twice, first to Ireland and then to England some 10 years later.
"Coffee" by and large was instant coffee.  :-X
Luckily by the time I went to England there were some Starbucks in some places.

next week: american bacon vs bacon (aka 'canadian bacon')

Canadian bacon is a third thing.  The stuff they (we? I'm a dual citizen) call "bacon" here in England is "back bacon," which is great on sandwiches, but horrible sitting next to your eggs on a plate, or as a garnish on a burger.  "Streaky Bacon" is what they call real bacon in England, but as with the coffee here, it is hard to find a good version of it.


isn't 'streaky' the same 'belly' bacon the US likes?
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2017, 05:00:35 AM »
Science denial is offensive.
They burned Galileo at the stake for disagreeing with science and he was right.  I'm not saying I am Galileo, but i am saying that I am exactly like him.

this is a myth, they actually cooked him medium rare.
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2018, 11:24:21 PM »
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Re: Episode #648
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
I agree wtih Cara, US coffee is generally shit, but adding two sugars to a flat white (a Kiwi invention, but really just a fancy dopio con latte) tells me she doesn't actually like coffee.

Happy to hear she enjoyed Te Waipounamu, Godzone.

What do we mean by "US coffee"? Coffee grown in the US? That would be Hawaiian coffee (e.g., Kona), which I think is actually quite good. Or coffee served in the US? That would then depend on the variety and origin of the beans, the roast, the grind, and the extraction. It would not, however, depend on where the roasting, grinding, and extraction are done. The over-roasted dark coffee from Starbucks (aka Charbucks) sucks. Light or medium roast coffees preserve the coffee flavor and have higher caffeine content.

I've always thought dark roasts are liked by people who don't really like coffee; they'd rather taste carbon instead.

 

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