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I don't know about "saved" - HK+shenzhen is a fascinating trip to take. For future readers, my advice would be to fly into HK and take the train to Shenzhen. It's a really enjoyable train ride that will show you most of Hong Kong (and a lot that you would never see if you were just staying in or near Central). The train is nice and easy, and you end up at a Shenzhen station that is a very quick cab ride to several hotels. In shenzhen, I think the most interesting use...
Going back and forth between Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg uigeadail. I get a big nose full of smoke from Lagavulin 16, and just an undertone of smoke from the Ardbeg, which is contrary to most reviews/tastings I have read. I was under the impression that the L16 was a "beginner Islay" that wasn't too smokey or peaty and that the Ardbeg was the dangerous one, but my own experience has been the opposite. I like them both a lot. I can't really enjoy the Ardbeg at 54% without...
I've browsed through all of Ethan Allen, RL Home, and Stickley and have not found what I'm looking for ... What are some other makers of high end furniture ? I'm looking for higher quality than, say, restoration hardware... Thanks.
Well, that's my point. If you're not interested in getting on that ladder, then I think it makes sense to just get a plain old s550 and concentrate on other things.But once you do get on that ladder, I think you have to go all in. That being said, I just looked up what NTexican spoke of - the s65 has an old 5-speed transmission and the s63 has a modern 7-speed.I'd say neither of them make any sense.
Ok. Still, you do see S63 and CL63 cars driving around - it seems like an awfully complicated way to advertise that you can't quite afford the best... I'd think they'd be better off with the sensible, understated plain old S550 and maximizing some other aspect of life.
Mercedes has 63 and 65 AMG models. (s63/s65, cl63/cl65, etc.) Why do the 63 models exist ? What person is buying a car and decides to spend a huge pile of money on a car that is almost, but not quite, the top of the line model ? Surely anyone that can afford a s63 could also afford a s65, so why get a louder car that vibrates more ? What am I missing here ?
Rip to wav/pcm or you will rip them again. Codecs come and go, but the raw bits from the disc can always be used any way you want in the future. Unless you like handling cds ....
The "whole-washing". Most items at WF have sugar in them that is labeled "organic evaporated cane juice". Everyone is up in arms about the industry push to relabel high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar", but it's not any less deceptive than what the "whole" and "organic" producers are doing with "cane juice". Recently a houseguest brought home some "honey sweetened granola" from Trader Joes and when I looked at he ingredient list, it was Oats, Sugar, ....,...
I am currently appreciating two things about California ... and I say "appreciate" in the more formal sense of the word ... First, take a look at this ranking of US cities by population: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population ... and note that San Francisco is pretty far down the list, at #13. However, San Jose is #10, and the combined Oakland/Berkeley/Fremont @ ~700k would be at #18 ... this is not counting any of the Palo...
Quote: Originally Posted by john_sf What is this ? Anyone ? The weird black camera/flashlight/whatever device made by Canon ...
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