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[6]: No we didn't
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Feb 2009 13:18 UTC 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[8]: No we didn't
by dagw on Thu 26th Feb 2009 16:50 in reply to "RE[7]: No we didn't"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Out of the 2500, 2400 are good, trust me.

No they're not. Unless you have a really liberal definition of good. Based upon my own fairly extensive, but somewhat un-scientific experiments, I'd say that of beer chosen at random has maybe 20% chance of being really good, and perhaps a 10% chance of bordering towards undrinkable.

Belgium undoubtedly make some of the best beer I've had, but they also make some of the worst beer I've had. Belgium beer is nothing if not varied.

Whitin a country that has 2500 kind of beers, there is no way you can sell crap beer.

Germany has over 5000 beers. Are you telling me there are no crap German beers?

You can't argue that American Budweiser is a good beer with a straight face

Nobody is.

Only 0.01% of the people will like this beer.

I wager that if you did a large scale taste test more people would prefer Budweiser over a Trappist. Budweiser may not be good, but it's so neutral and unoffensive that very few people will actually dislike the taste.

In country X, they do beer good enough to sell them and maximize profit, but in belgium, you can't sell good enough.

I have one word for you: InBev.
Now what was your argument again?
The belgian beer market is the most competitive in the world, by a large margin.

Based on what metric?

The belgian beer are better than other beers (as obvious).

Just saying "obvious" after a statement does not make the statement true.

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.

If you'd continued the pattern you'd set up and said: "if you want good beer, it's belgium. You can't argue that." I would have agreed. Or even if you'd said some of the best, or the best in its class I would have agreed as well. Again saying that Belgium beer is invariably great and that Belgium makes the best beers in all categories simply shows your ignorance of the wide varieties of beer on offer around the world. I have had Danish pilsners and English real ales that are far superior to any Belgium beers I've had in the same category.

it is not only my opinion, but the opinion of 99% of the people,

99% of what people? Making up random numbers without saying how you arrived to them really weakens your argument.

including wikipedia

All I could find on wikipedia was that Belgian beer is held in high regard. No one is arguing that. Where does wikipedia claim that Belgian beer is across the board the best in the world? Really if you're going to cite wikipedia to back up your argument, at least make sure wikipedia agrees with you.

PS: you do realize that Budweiser is owned by a Belgium company right?

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RE[8]: No we didn't
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Feb 2009 17:42 in reply to "RE[7]: No we didn't"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Whitin a country that has 2500 kind of beers, there is no way you can sell crap beer.

Ah, I see. So the more products that flood the market the better they all become? Seriously? That's hilariously assbackwards.
And as dagw said, Germany has 5000 beers so obviously they're even better on beer than Belgium.

You can't argue that American Budweiser is a good beer with a straight face.

Nobody here has argued that.

Carlsberg and stuff, they're good until you have been to belgium.

I've had belgian beer, liked it and I still like other beers.

It's cultural.

There are other countries than Belgium with a beer culture, ya know.

The japanese people speack japanese better than anyone else (obviously).

Uh, how in the hell does that even compare to beverages?

If you want good whisky, go to scotland.

Don't tell the Irish.

If you want good wine, go to France.

There are good wines from California. There are good wines from Australia.

But if you want best beer, it's belgium.

You should replace "best" with "good" in that sentence.

Edited 2009-02-26 17:47 UTC

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