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Submission + - How beer brewed 5,000 years ago in China tastes today (thestreet.com)

schwit1 writes: Stanford University students have recreated a Chinese beer using a recipe that dates back 5,000 years.

The beer “looked like porridge and tasted sweeter and fruitier than the clear, bitter beers of today”, said Li Liu, a professor in Chinese archaeology, was quoted by the university as saying.

Last spring, Liu and her team of researchers were carrying out excavation work at the Mijiaya site in Shaanxi province and found two pits containing remnants of pottery used to make beer, including funnels, pots and amphorae. The pits dated to between 3400BC and 2900BC, in the late Yangshao era.

They found a yellowish residue on the remains of the items, including traces of yam, lily root and barley.

The finding suggests that the Mijiaya site was home to China’s earliest brewery.

Comment Mississippi (Score 1) 297

The amended version of House Bill 130 puts into law the state's existing practice of granting medical waivers to children whose physicians request them, and in doing so, removes the Mississippi Department of Health's ability to deny such requests.

In other words, this allows the anti-vaxxers and religious nuts to go to their chiropractor, osteopath or other quack to get an exemption. Hell there are plenty of MDs that will write a prescription for anything you want for $50.

Comment Re:Misunderstanding Peering Agreements (Score 3) 328

Umm, I pay Comcast to delivery content to me. If I want to stream video from a content provider, that's my decision. I make the request, not the content provider. The request for data is coming from Comcast's customer, not the content provider.

If Comcast is losing money because of the requests that I make, then they need to change their pricing structure with me, not blackmail the content provider.

Comment Re:If you can learn to put a beer down while drivi (Score -1, Redundant) 184

We need enforcement of current laws. I have never, never, seen anyone pulled over for talking or texting on the phone. Let alone charged for it.

And if we're talking about context-sensitive devices, how about a car that extends a 4" spike from the steering wheel every time it sense you fscking around with your phone.

Comment Re:Ingrediants (Score 1) 269

Canola was created using traditional cross-breeding techniques. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... That this idiot with a blog doesn't know the difference between that and genetically modified organisms probably shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

That a Slashdot reader doesn't know the difference is just plain disappointing. (I must be new here etc.)

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