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Off-Topic / Re: Beer
« on: 18-01-2012, 06:01:37 »
@ sheikyerbooty:

I did not know that Molson Export was not available outside Québec and Ontario, I thought I saw it in Manitoba once. Not that one would miss much in my opinion but it's a shame for you if you really like it.

If you visit Montreal again I highly recommend that you try the Dieu du Ciel! microbrewery(on Laurier, corner Saint-Laurent) and/or Saint Bock (On Saint-Denis, corner Ontario).

I'm glad Unibroue, McAuslan, and Brasseurs RJ exist, otherwise things would be very sad in Québec...

Off-Topic / Re: Beer
« on: 18-01-2012, 02:01:26 »
"It tastes better than Budweiser."
No offence but what doesn't?

How can you like Sam Adams and still think that Pabst, Molson, Moosehead, Budweiser, and Coors are good beers? I find it amusing the only thing Coors Light can boast about is that it is "certified cold", most likely to conceal the absence of any taste. You are fortunate to like these beers because they are cheap and available everywhere.

This is what is sad in North America, you can't have a good beer unless you go with small breweries. Fortunately, these are numerous and good.

Off-Topic / Re: Beer
« on: 17-01-2012, 18:01:38 »
Yes, it is terrible.

@ LHeureux:
I don't know how old you are but when I was in high school more than ten years ago, history classes were quite minimal. One world history class in grade 8 and one Québec/Canadian history class in grade 10. Sometimes there would be a history option in grade 11. I even heard that they got rid of the "knowledge emphasis" to the benefit of the "emphasis on competence". An example of this is : Here are five facts about Canadian women in the 21st century and five facts about Greek women in fifth century BC Athens, would you rather be a woman in Athens or in Canada? (I actually saw this one in a manual which was shown to me). This approach is completely stupid and will not teach proper history. I understand that people would like to stimulate discussion and reasoning rather than just learn dates. However, you need a basic frame of knowledege before you can do so.

Even at university level things can be disappointing. I was annoyed with the amount of mandatory classes (mostly Canadian history) I had to take during the BA. I understand the logic of focusing on the country's history but they could leave us alone after the first year and allow us to choose what history classes we would like to take. It's only during the M.A. that options finally allowed one to properly specialize in one's field.

I'm still amazed by the ignorance of some of my PhD colleagues in Canadian history regarding western history. Some don't know in which century Alexander the Great lived, when Antiquity more or less ends, when Napoleon ruled, etc. I was told that some women history professor even said that people studying Antiquity, i.e. me, were only studying the oppression of women. Another women history professor was against hiring a World War Two specialist because "We feminists are against war". I think I am far from being a macho guy but this kind of declaration makes me want to cry.

From what I have gathered from my European colleagues and from what I saw, history and geography are taught much more intensively in Enrope than in North America. It is depressing and pathetic how few Quebecers can correctly situate the ten Canadian provinces on a map. One of my American colleagues recently told me that, back in the States, he had a conversation with a lady in Vermont who asked him: "Where is this Québec thing? I always wanted to know that." My friend answered:"Well you know, we share quite a long border with them..." He also told me of another American in Charleston who did not know that Vermont was a State.

I don't mean to bash North Americans, I am one, but I find that having more history anb geography classes as in Europe would be highly profitable.

Off-Topic / Re: Beer
« on: 24-10-2011, 02:10:53 »

Malt, orange, wild spices with fragrances of coriander and cloves and floral hop notes.
Characterized by a robust maltiness and spiciness that is counterbalanced by an assertive crisp hop finish.

Very good at this time of the year when it starts getting chilly.

Off-Topic / Re: Post something happy that happened to you
« on: 11-08-2011, 22:08:59 »
Yes, I know about Fabian, but it's the German version, "Germanized" if you prefer, just like Mario is the Italian form of Marius, or Mark the English form of Marcus, Benoît the French form for Benedictus, etc.

My point was just that in this case they retained the original Latin name without altering it.

Off-Topic / Re: Post something happy that happened to you
« on: 11-08-2011, 22:08:07 »
Talking about strange names, my PhD advisor (who is German) named one of his sons Fabius. He is a Roman historian, so I guess this is where he got the idea... His wife also seems to think it's normal. Is it me? For I have never seen such a name for a German kid.

FH2 Help / Support / Re: FH 2.4 Freezing Issues
« on: 07-08-2011, 19:08:52 »
I have the same problem as Hockeywarrior: entire PC freezing. Never had that before 2.4.

My configuration:
Intel Core 2 Duo PC
E 8400 @ 3Ghz
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series

Eppeldorf / Re: Eppeldorf 64
« on: 22-07-2011, 20:07:14 »
I have seen some very though fights for this map and once an utter domination of the Allied team. Granted on this instance the Axis team was terrible and the Allied team was full of good players.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 30-03-2011, 04:03:07 »
Come on, show a bit of mercy for people who don't have English as their first language.

The game was stable for me as well. It was the time I had the most fun with Forgotten Hope 2.

Off-Topic / Unlikely story during Battle of the Bulge?
« on: 28-02-2011, 03:02:54 »
Hi all,

I once read (can't remember where) that a heavy German self propelled gun (or tank hunter, or assault gun, excuse my English) such as a Sd. Kfz. 186 Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B managed to single handedly destroy about 15 to 20 enemy tanks during the Battle of the Bulge. I could never find any information on this so it is most likely not true but I thought I would nevertheless try to ask here.

And no, I'm not trying to prove that Americans are bad soldiers, that Shermans are crappy tanks, that Germans were supermen, that their tanks were impossible to destroy, that The Jagdtiger was a brilliant concept, that Wittmann destroyed all the tanks that were ever built with his Maus, etc.

Believe me, I'm no fanboy and no fool. I'm just interested to know if this is true.

Thank you  :) .

"Puts anti-Theta armor off"  ;D

Off-Topic / Re: The Official Babe Thread
« on: 13-02-2011, 04:02:37 »
Cymro, this is the babe thread. Not that I have anything against Richard Burton, great actor.

Gaming / Re: Ready to return to Skyrim?
« on: 12-12-2010, 04:12:45 »
Finally! Hope it's good!

Off-Topic / Re: Must see for owner TES IV: Oblivion
« on: 02-10-2010, 23:10:58 »
I found it last week. Thanks all the same Luftwaffe.

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