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[5]: No we didn't
by spiderman on Thu 26th Feb 2009 12:55 UTC 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[7]: No we didn't
by spiderman on Thu 26th Feb 2009 13:42 in reply to "RE[6]: No we didn't"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Out of the 2500, 2400 are good, trust me.
It is a matter of culture and competition. Whitin a country that has 2500 kind of beers, there is no way you can sell crap beer. You just can't. And it is not a matter of taste. Can you argue that Windows 3.1 look better than Max OS X? Only 1 people out of 1000 will tell you that Windows 3.1 look good and that will be because of nostalgia because that man has been doing windows 3.1 for too long. For 99.99% of the people, windows 3.1 is inferior to Modern OS. You can't argue that American Budweiser is a good beer with a straight face. Only 0.01% of the people will like this beer.
I'm not kidding. Carlsberg and stuff, they're good until you have been to belgium. It's cultural. In country X, they do beer good enough to sell them and maximize profit, but in belgium, you can't sell good enough. The belgian beer market is the most competitive in the world, by a large margin. The japanese people speack japanese better than anyone else (obviously). The belgian beer are better than other beers (as obvious). If you want good whisky, go to scotland. If you want good wine, go to France. But if you want best beer, it's belgium. You can't argue that. (Again, I'm not from belgium and it is not only my opinion, but the opinion of 99% of the people, including wikipedia and other independant reference sources)

Edited 2009-02-26 13:49 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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RE[7]: No we didn't
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Feb 2009 17:45 in reply to "RE[6]: No we didn't"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

According to CAMRA there are over 2500 different real ales brewed regularly in Britain.


Hmm...and since we just learned that Belgium has 2500 beers that mean they only make ale. Who, then, make the Trappist and kriek?

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