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by akzy
20:14 Thu 17 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 23
Views: 481

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

The 17th will likely work for me. That would be an excellent date for a tasting and I rather like the theme of "a Port which cost you less than £25" - and I like that much more than the theme which George might have intended to suggest of "a Port which cost less than £25 to buy in 2019" For me, both...
by akzy
09:09 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 23
Views: 481

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

I should be fine for most of December so I would be keen to join.
by akzy
23:47 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 43560

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Being a younger Port lover, I should probably get myself added to the reserves.
by akzy
22:42 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

akzy wrote:
22:35 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Also might be necessary to separate by age for some of the longer supplier sections.
On second thought, I think this is a terrible idea.
by akzy
22:35 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

Could I request that the addendum also be in a form of page additions as opposed to one whole document? For instance, separating suppliers such that the page could be added just into that section. Also might be necessary to separate by age for some of the longer supplier sections. I suspect the addi...
by akzy
10:33 Wed 18 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

Sorry, forgot to report. The structure of DropletsCharges has been changed to overload the position specification. As before it can be an integer, a WithinPage glass number; now also allowed is an array of the form [ x y ] , in which [0 0] is bottom-left of the page. Which allows positive and negat...
by akzy
11:23 Tue 10 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

Just a thought on a small modifier you could make to this package. Consider a dipole charge structure, (i.e. a closely spaced +ve and -ve charge, perhaps hidden in some text?) and you'd have magnetic dipole field lines!
by akzy
20:14 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

I feel all the years of torment have had a terrible effect on me. Where is this balance point? At a distance d past Offley, measured in radii, in Mathematica notation Solve[{D[20/( d + 2)^2 - 2/ d ^2, d ] == 0 && d > 0}, d ] That’s the real root of 9  d ³ − 6  d ² − 12  d − 8 = 0   ⇒   d  ≈ 1.73, wh...
by akzy
19:14 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1150
Views: 224814

Re: Port for sale by retailer

All shops near Brighton seem empty :(

I've organised a search party for Lancashire/ North Yorkshire.
by akzy
19:13 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

I've never massively been a fan of these turning points, always caused me numerical nightmares. I'd be tempted to shift charges to hide it in the 'T' of Taylor's.
by akzy
21:37 Wed 04 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I'll be coming as well - bringing my dad along with me.
by akzy
13:32 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 21
Views: 3268

Re: 1963 Dow

Jem wrote:
11:56 Sat 10 Aug 2019
Incidentally, I'm from Yorkshire, anyone else here from God's own County?
Welcome! I am also from Yorkshire, but alas, I now live in Brighton. Yorkshire is however where I end up drinking most of my Port.
by akzy
13:57 Fri 09 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and quantum computation
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Port and quantum computation

Great copy/paste error; just a shame it didn't make it past peer review before being spotted! Is it possible for a colleague to cite your draft version, rather than the final published version, when referencing your work... ? Yes there is. It's available as version 1 in the preprint arxiv server, w...
by akzy
10:54 Wed 07 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Computer tasting notes - IBM electronic tongue
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Computer tasting notes - IBM electronic tongue

Another interesting recent paper which looks at using an artificial tongue to detect fake whiskey. The methods discussed could easily be adapted to Port as well I believe. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2019/nr/c9nr04583j In case the above doesn't work, I believe this is open access vers...
by akzy
10:33 Wed 07 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and quantum computation
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Port and quantum computation

We had multiple contribute to the paper, but when it was spotted, everyone knew did it.

I haven't had it yet. I'm going to save it for when the paper is accepted and in the journal - this seems apt.
by akzy
09:43 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and quantum computation
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Port and quantum computation

Hi team, Thought I would share a terribly embarrassing moment in my academic career. I recently submitted a paper on the work I do on quantum computation and hidden in my automatic reference was a link. This was highlighted during the peer review stage. port.png To save you the hassle of checking yo...
by akzy
11:45 Sat 27 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
20:41 Fri 26 Jul 2019
Hence default droplet shape adjusted to that in 20190726_Droplets.pdf.

akzy: you made the original complaint. Please confirm resolved.
It's a thumbs up from me.
by akzy
13:35 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

Just printed them off now. ''f' comes out the worst for me. The leading edge of the drop is flat, and the tail is often broken. 't' and the edit version come out very similarly and at about 0.5m from the sheet, both stop looking pixelated. 't' comes out slightly edge for some droplets as it doesn't ...
by akzy
10:09 Sun 21 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 603

1963 Cockburn

5hrs decant One of the lightest VPs I have encountered. Light brown in colour. Beautiful and inviting nose. A very spicy mouth feel. Somewhat similar to an aged cognac and hints of dried berries - Christmassy. Still feel like it needs to breathe for a good while longer. 12hrs decant. Much smoother n...
by akzy
10:31 Thu 18 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Computer tasting notes - IBM electronic tongue
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Computer tasting notes - IBM electronic tongue

IBM have started talking about their e-tongue device which will use 'AI' to 'taste' liquids. Who needs to make tasting notes when a computer does it for you? :lol: All mocking aside, it could be very interesting. It will have to first build up a library of known tastes (I suggest that IBM train it o...
by akzy
16:37 Mon 15 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options

uncle tom wrote:
15:53 Mon 15 Jul 2019
A very good value cellar defender at the moment is Dow's Midnight @ £5.50/500mL from ASDA. This is a clean fresh fruity quaff - above par for its class.
I robbed my local ASDA dry.
by akzy
13:19 Mon 15 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1150
Views: 224814

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Warre's LBV 2004/07 on sale as part of Amazon's prime day for £17.49.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warres-LBV-Por ... ROKL5A1OLE
by akzy
22:59 Thu 11 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
21:30 Thu 11 Jul 2019
Done: example at jdawiseman.com/2019/20190711_Droplets.pdf.
I'd be very pleased with a placemat like that. Well done indeed.
by akzy
08:04 Thu 11 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 344514

Re: Software that makes placemats

akzy : please check jdawiseman.com/2019/20190710_dAngle_dDistance.pdf . Thank you. File updated to include cross terms (doh!). I presume that 'eps' is some step constant? Apart from that, the methodology seems fine. I'm sure there's a slightly less winded way to do this. I had a play around with th...
by akzy
06:53 Thu 11 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratulations Tony!
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Congratulations Tony!

Always a pleasure buying with them. Well deserved to all the team.