Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 17:22 Tue 11 Aug 2015

How about monetary policy as it relates to the economics within massively multiplayer online games?

Or the social dynamics of "clans" in online games and how they can be manipulated by the game publisher using online events?

How best to straddle the line between "free to play" and "pay to win" games?

?

*crickets*

Hello? Anyone there?
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by djewesbury » 17:24 Tue 11 Aug 2015

Wow, I'm sorry to miss this dinner, some of those sound like my students' dissertations!
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 17:29 Tue 11 Aug 2015

On a (slightly) more serious note, I have a request:

Would someone be willing to receive a package that Kari would like to order from Amazon.co.uk and bring it to the tasting? If so, please PM me your shipping address so that Kari can place the order. Assuming our Amazon Prime will work to get 2-day shipping within the UK, it should arrive in plenty of time.

(I don't know what she wants to order at this late date, but she says it is small and easily portable.)
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by WS1 » 17:41 Tue 11 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
Draft food order, selections being taken from the Davy’s Woolgate food menu for August 2015.
Food order: still missing Ian, Laura, Wolfgang.
Apologies, Chopped Davy’s sausages with honey mustard glaze fors starters and a Davy’s cheese & bacon burger
Ogleshield cheese and streaky bacon with skinny fries and ketchup for mains; dessert decision will be made on the day

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 17:42 Tue 11 Aug 2015

Amazon US Prime doesn’t work in the UK. Send me ASIN and my wife will order it.

Address coming anyway.

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 22:20 Tue 11 Aug 2015

I've just remembered - am I providing the bottle for Glenn to adopt?
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Post by Glenn E. » 22:34 Tue 11 Aug 2015

AHB wrote:I've just remembered - am I providing the bottle for Glenn to adopt?
Yes, for which I am providing a QH11 and a surprise bottle in exchange. :)
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 15:53 Wed 12 Aug 2015

The Mourao 60-yr old was hand bottled. It uses a t-stopper in a plain brown Port bottle. There is no label and no capsule, just a simple "60" in white ink near the bottom of the bottle on what I now designate as the "front" since there are no other markings.

Should extra precautions be taken to ensure that the t-stopper remains in the bottle during the long flight to London? If so, what sort of precautions?
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by djewesbury » 16:11 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Elephant tape should do it, no? Or Gaffer tape?
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:05 Wed 12 Aug 2015

There is writing on that subject somewhere on TPF. Perhaps search for "clingfilm" (but not from Tapatalk).

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 17:29 Wed 12 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:Elephant tape should do it, no? Or Gaffer tape?
I was thinking duct tape. Perhaps even Duck Brand duct tape.

The bottles made it home safely, but that was in a special-purpose wine suitcase. I'm not worried so much about leaking as I am the pressure causing the t-stopper to pop out. My Wine Cruzer does a great job of holding everything down so that wasn't a concern on the way home to Seattle.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 18:17 Wed 12 Aug 2015

When I transport precious bottles, I do the following:
(1) if label is fragile, I wrap the bottle in cling film
(2) put bottle into heavy duty plastic bag and tie bag to form a water-tight seal (in case of minor leaks)
(3) wrap packing tape vertically over the bottle under a lot of tension so the tape goes from the base, over the cork and back down to the base
(4) rotate the bottle 90 degrees and repeat
(5) wrap packing tape tightly around the neck of the bottle

It's a right royal pain to unwrap, but it means that the t-stopper / cork is held in place very firmly and if it does come out very little liquid is lost as most of it is trapped in the tiny space between the top of the tape around the neck of the bottle and the bag.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 20:32 Wed 12 Aug 2015

As the Wisemans hope to arrive about 4¾pm, I’ll print and bring the placemats.

Note to self: • printouts; • decanter labels; • bottles; • KEK’s Amazon delivery, delivery of which to be re-attempted on Thursday.

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:32 Wed 12 Aug 2015

This is allegedly the Port list on our ship.

Hopefully Julian is sitting down when he reads it.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Glenn E. wrote:This is allegedly the Port list on our ship.
Ship? Ship!

I believe not a digit of it. Unless per measly glass.


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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 00:09 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Glenn E. wrote:How about monetary policy as it relates to the economics within massively multiplayer online games?
Please come with a Doty-Cup style talk on this. It could be very interesting.

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 00:19 Thu 13 Aug 2015

When would it be best for me to double-decant the Ramos Pinto 1983, the Warre 1982 LBV, and the Warre 1984 LBV?

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 05:23 Thu 13 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:How about monetary policy as it relates to the economics within massively multiplayer online games?
Please come with a Doty-Cup style talk on this. It could be very interesting.
Having never attended a Doty Cup, I am unfamiliar with the format. Explain, please?
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 07:31 Thu 13 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:When would it be best for me to double-decant the Ramos Pinto 1983, the Warre 1982 LBV, and the Warre 1984 LBV?
I suggest 8-12 hours ahead of 6pm.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 07:34 Thu 13 Aug 2015

My three bottles are now stood up and waiting to be carried to London. Decanting of the G83 will occur late tonight.

Unfortunately I won't be able to bring the fancy box with me for Glenn to see. Not enough carrying capacity. Hey ho.

Are the Woolgate team warned to expect pre-deliveries?
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:45 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Glenn E. wrote:Having never attended a Doty Cup, I am unfamiliar with the format. Explain, please?
A five-minute talk about something, to enliven and entertain those present.

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 15:21 Thu 13 Aug 2015

If it's not too late, please could I request that the tasting mats for me and Mrs B are amended so that my Champagne glass is crossed out and faded and all of Mrs B's port glasses are crossed out and faded. I will share her Champagne and she will no doubt take her customary "just two sips" from each of my port glasses.

Thanks.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 15:34 Thu 13 Aug 2015

AHB wrote:If it's not too late, please could I request that the tasting mats for me and Mrs B are amended so that my Champagne glass is crossed out and faded and all of Mrs B's port glasses are crossed out and faded. I will share her Champagne and she will no doubt take her customary "just two sips" from each of my port glasses.
Done.

This is done using the new parameter GlassesCirclesFadingFactor (on which depends the other new parameter GlassesCrossedOut), about which discussion has been started in the software thread.

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 02:45 Fri 14 Aug 2015

About to board, see you all in ~14 hours!
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