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Comment: Re:Microbreweries (Score 1) 840

by Wumpus (#36636446) Attached to: With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

Yeah, beer drinkers would call it "watery." You should try real Belgian white beer sometime, which is what Blue Moon is aiming at. You'll find it more flavorful, and just a lot more satisfying.

Unfortunately I can't recommend anything off the top of my head... Maybe Hoegaarden? It's not the best I've had, but it's the only one I've had and liked, and whose name I can recall right now.

I'll have to admit that Blue Moon won't be your worst choice in some situations, especially when the options are Bud, Bud Light, Coors anything, and, oh, PBR...

Comment: Re:He was willing to speak in Israel at all? (Score 1) 609

by Wumpus (#36284076) Attached to: RMS Cancels Lectures In Israel

It's interesting to note (*) that the current state of affairs regarding marriage in Israel is more unpopular among secular Jews who want to marry other secular Jews without the overbearing involvement of an orthodox rabbi than among people who are interested in marrying someone of a different faith. The latter seem to be better organized and have better parliamentary representation, so something might actually change on their behalf.

(*) Interesting to me, at least...

Comment: Re:He was willing to speak in Israel at all? (Score 0) 609

by Wumpus (#36280776) Attached to: RMS Cancels Lectures In Israel

Where do you get that? Interfaith marriage is not illegal in Israel, and non-jews can certainly own land. There's nothing in the constitution about that. Really, the "constitution" is a set of fundamental laws with an ad hoc constitutional status - i.e. this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Law:_Human_Dignity_and_Liberty

While it's true that marriage law is a mess in Israel, it's because of a bunch of reasons having more to do with internal politics than a desire to discriminate against anyone, and the situation you're describing is basically fiction.

Comment: Re:Oddly, I'd like to ask the reverse (Score 0) 585

by Wumpus (#36173994) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: DOSBox, or DOS Box?

My advice: Nah. When I used DOS, I kept solving problems to get things done, but they were stupid, unnecessary problems that were the result of the limitations of the system. They weren't challenging problems - just busy work.

When I got my first Linux system up and running, I felt like I was finally free of all that arbitrary crap. I don't miss it.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson

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