Hundreds of billions sounds like a gross overestimate. Most estimates of US proven reserves are around 30B barrels.
Here's Frank-Lin's list of products. It's alcohol, deionized water, and flavoring. That's what Frank-Lin does. These are just the brands Frank-Lin owns. They also do contract bottling for another 2,000 products. "With an annual production capability of 15 million cases and on-premise tank storage capacity in excess of 1,500,000 gallons, Frank-Lin has the facilities and expertise to efficiently handle any project".
Frank-Lin is noted for having one of the most flexible automated packaging lines in the world. They can switch from one bottle/ingredients combo to another without stopping the production line. Every product can have a unique bottle. They're next door to the bottle factory. This is what the booze industry is really like, minus the advertising hype.
Brandy - American
A R Morrow, Lejon, Potter's Finest Brand, Montanac Brandy
Busnel Calvados - www.halbymarketing.com
Menorval - www.halbymarketing.com
1st Cru Collection
Francious Voyer Napoleon - www.1stcru.com
Marthe Sepia - www.1stcru.com
Menuet - www.1stcru.com
Aubade & Cie.
Francois De Lyon
Cafe Del Amor, Curacao Liqueur, Destinee Liqueur, Gran Citron, Grand Marquette, Holly Toddy, Jules Domet Orange Liqueur, Kona Gold Coffee Liqueur, Maraska Cherry & Pear Liqueurs, Potter's, Potter's Long Island Iced Tea, Potter's Sour Splash, Vice Rei - Portugal Passion Fruit
Duggan's Irish Cream, Laddy's Country Cream
Energy Drinks (Non Alcoholic)
Barrett's London Dry, Bellringer (England), Cossack, Martini London Dry, Potter's London Dry
Liqueurs - French
Jules Domet Grand Orange
Liqueurs - Herbal
Agwa, Arak Razzouk - Anise Liqueur, Par-D-Schatz
Liqueurs - Italian
Ramazotti - www.hgcimports.com
Liqueurs - Lebanon
Arak Razzouk - www.hgcimports.com
Don Antonio Aguilar
Jero Cocktail mix, Puerto Vallarta, Vinnie's Bloody Mary Mix
Pietra Santa Olive Oil - www.pietrasantawinery.com
(Ready to Drink)
Pocket Shots - www.pocketshot.net
John Daly Cocktails - www.johndalycocktail.com
Puerto Vallarta Margarita
Diamond Head, Hammock Bay, Havana Bay, Moraga Cay
Potter's Specialty Rums, Potter's West Indies
Prichard's - www.prichardsdistillery.com
Tanduay - www.tanduay.net
Scotch Whiskey - Single Malts
Glenalmond, Glen Ranoch, Muirheads Speyside
Scotch Whiskey - Pure Malt
Angus Dundee, Tambowie
Blackburn's, Duggan's Dew, Lloyd & Haig, Potter's
Maraska Kosher, Subovorska
Defrost Schnapps - http://defrostschnapps.com/
Baja Tequila Liqueur
Don Diego Santa - www.dondiegosanta.com.mx
El Tirador - www.mexcor.com
Orendain Ollitas - www.tequila-orendain.com
Gran Orendain - www.tequila-orendain.com
Puente Grande Tequila
Puerto Vallarta - www.puertovallartatequila.com
SeÃ±or Rio - www.senorrio.com
Sol De Mexico - www.uaimports.com
Triple Sec Liqueur
Potter's, Puerto Vallarta, Jules Perchard
Beyond - www.beyondvodka.com
Ed Hardy-France - www.edhardyvodka.com
Monnema - www.agjab.com
Purity-Sweden - www.purityvodka.com
Spirit of Santa-Finland - www.atlantico-beverages.com
Vampyre-Transylvania - www.vampire.com
Whiskey - Bourbon
Bourbon Age - Ky
Clyde Mays Conecuh Ridge Whisky - www.crwhiskey.com
Whiskey - Blended
Whiskey - Canadian
8 Seconds - http://8secondswhisky.com/
Campbell & Cooper
Probably an iBook. 2001 would (probably) make it one of "toilet-seat" models. Haven't seen one of those for a very long time. I think people were embarrassed to be seen with them and quickly replaced them with something that wasn't so garish.
I've got a Canon TX that's still in good working order, except that I can't get batteries anymore for the built-in light meter (it requires a mercury cell that's long out of production for obvious reasons). And unlike the 1Ds, the TX was the low-end budget model of day, lacking a 1/1000s shutter speed and the self-timer. Still, not bad for nearly 40 years old.
You can replace the battery. You'll need a special screwdriver, and in some cases you may need to solder in the replacement. Though I find it amazing that nearly all of my SNES carts still retain their save data. The oldest ones are well over 20 years old!
I would assume that once you're up you would turn the lights back off for them. It's not like the audible alarm clock won't wake them up either. Though with the lights you could get some spot lights and aim them at your side of the bed in attempt to make it less disturbing.
Guess it depends on what part of the world you're in. In America, in the early 70's Subaru was still experimenting with importing micro-cars such as the Subaru 360, something that didn't work out particularly well for Subaru. For that matter, I don't remember them lasting very long on American roads.
Well, Hyundai has come a long way. On the other hand, compare a mid-90's Toyota Camry to a new one. The new one may have a lot more gadgets and features, but the 90's Camry is a much more solid, better built car whereas the new ones are basically what's left after 15 years of decontenting and cost cutting.
There are third-party aftermarket cartridges out there for a lot of the older HP lasers. I get them from Monoprice. Very reasonably priced and I haven't had any problems with them.
I've heard someone say that some of the first water mains put in back around 1900 were designed to last 100 years or more. The ones put in before WW2 were designed to last about 75 years. The ones put in during the boom in the 50's and 60's were designed to last 50 years. And the more recent ones starting from 70's are designed to last 30 years. Which means that today we've got something like 80-90 years worth of water mains which are all about at the end of the design lifetime. Something to think about.
Probably playing Diablo. I wore a few mouse buttons out that way too.
I've got one of the slightly newer Sony "Dream Machines" that uses the backlit LCD. I use it for a clock in the office, as the radio part barely works anymore. The daylight savings time button on it, however, is pretty innovative and I've always wondered why no one else has copied it. Push it in the spring to advance the clock by and hour, and push it again in the fall to set it back an hour. Simple and elegant.
My alarm clock in the bedroom is a GE clock radio from sometime in the early 90's with the red LED display, fake woodgrain, and 9V backup. Still going strong.
It's part of the Tao of graduate school.
I cheated by marrying while I was a grad student. While my wife didn't have that great of a job we had food. After I finished my PhD I supported her graduate studies, an MLIS.
Some movie directors are still bitching over the disappearance of film grain. There are companies putting unnecessary film grain in digital images.
We need to get to 48FPS or better, so slow pans over detailed backgrounds look right. No more strobing!
(Instead, we're getting 4K resolution, which is only useful if the screen is in front of your face and a meter wide.)
My wife said to try and sell these sites.
Included: The two domain names, the top hits on Google, Yahoo, and Bing for (without quotes) I hate him, the top hits on Google, Yahoo, and Bing for (without quotes) I hate her, and all rights to the 1,681 posted stories. As a privacy issue, the originally submitted stories containing personal email addresses (some from minors) are not included and will be deleted upon sale.
$1,000 for the whole lot would be silly. $1,000,000 would be perhaps a bit unrealistic. Traffic-wise the domain names are only worth about $5,000 together, but the #1 search engine rankings and the story rights bump that up a bit. There’s also the 12-15 years of time and expense running the sites and my wife not specifying how fast to sell or how much to charge...
Call it $100,000, unless I get multiple offers within 1 week of the first offer. If that happens, then everything goes to the highest bidder. I have no idea if this is a reasonable price, but I will be technically correct (the best kind of correct) in saying that I did try to sell the sites."
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