Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Feb 2009 09:31 UTC, submitted by itomato
Mac OS X A few days ago, we concluded (yes, we did!) that it was cool to run Windows 3.1 on your Nokia N95 using Qemu. Of course, the Apple world couldn't stay behind, and now we have one of Apple's obsolete operating systems running on the iPhone: System 7, also using Qemu.
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RE[4]: No we didn't
by dagw on Thu 26th Feb 2009 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No we didn't"
dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

but if you want real beer, you've got to go to belgium.

That's rather a simplistic statement. What you ment to say was if you want a trappist or lambic style beer Belgium is the place to go. If you want a real good pilsner Belgium wouldn't make my top three list. For bitters and real ales Britain is obvioulsy the place to go. Don't get me wrong Belgium makes some awsome beers, and I drink them all the time, but it's not like they're the only place.

From Trappists to krieks

Is a very narrow and limited subsection of beers.

all belgian beer taste good.

Let's check the nationalistic pride at the door. I have had plenty of shit Belgian beers.

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RE[5]: No we didn't
by spiderman on Thu 26th Feb 2009 12:55 in reply to "RE[4]: No we didn't"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I'm not from belgium BTW.
I just don't know any place in the world with that many different beers and it is not a matter of taste. If you like british beer, you should check the hommelbier from belgium.
I am not being nationalistic at all (it is not even my country) and I'm not the only one who think belgian beers are the best. It's not a matter of taste. Look at what wikipedia think of belgian beers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_beer
"Belgian beer comprises the most diverse national collection of quality beer in the world"
It's cold numbers. Nowhere in the world can you find a pub with 2500 diffeent beers but in Belgium. Belgium has more english-style beers than england itself and most of them taste better than english beers.

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RE[6]: No we didn't
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Feb 2009 13:18 in reply to "RE[5]: No we didn't"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I just don't know any place in the world with that many different beers


I'd rather have 10 good beers than 2500 where most are crap. Not saying they are but there's no way all 2500 are good.

it is not a matter of taste


Actually, it is. Taste is everything with beer.

Trappist beer is awesome though but so's Guiness, Carlsberg, San Miguel (the Filipino one, not the Spanish piss you get over in Europe), Samuel Adams, Kirin etc etc.

It's cold numbers.


Many != good.

Edited 2009-02-26 13:20 UTC

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RE[6]: No we didn't
by dagw on Thu 26th Feb 2009 13:59 in reply to "RE[5]: No we didn't"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

If you like british beer, you should check the hommelbier from belgium.

Not the same at all. For one thing it's brewed to over 7%, which gives it a very different charactaristic from british ales.

I'm not the only one who think belgian beers are the best. It's not a matter of taste.

Look I'm not arguing that Belgium doesn't have many great beers, it does. Many of my favorite beers are Belgian. But saying Belgium beers are the best as an absolutist statement is just silly.

Nowhere in the world can you find a pub with 2500 diffeent beers

The Delirium Pub here in Sweden claims 2000 different beers, and there's another pub in Stockholm claiming 1400. Given how small a country Sweden is I'd be very surprised to learn that no othe country had pubs with similar selections.

I've also had a fair number of those beers sold at Delirium and honestly most of them aren't very good. In fact I've basically stopped going to Delirium in favour of pubs that take a more curatorial approach to their beer selection. I'd rather have a pub with 100 great betters and 100 bad beers over a pub with 100 great beers and 2400 bad beers. The odds are much better that way.

. Belgium has more english-style beers than england itself

Really, where did you get this from? According to CAMRA there are over 2500 different real ales brewed regularly in Britain. Are you seriously telling me that Belgium makes more british styled real ale than that?

most of them taste better than english beers.

Really? Name three Belgium beers that can compete against a top british real ale as a british style real ale. You're getting carried away with your praise for Belgium here.

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