wnyc:

"Frankly, I don’t know what one makes from cocoa beans. I’m just trying to earn a living."

Cocoa growers in the Ivory Coast taste chocolate for the first time.

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast tasting chocolate for the first time!

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“You just might not understand it yet. But it’s cool. Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and shit, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That shit is super cool.”
Kanye West (via sirui)

The best thing this joker, Kanye, has ever ever said…

(Source: willycheesesteak)

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nevver:

In other news


This is pie chart is probably accurate, which should be of concern to all of us

nevver:

In other news

This is pie chart is probably accurate, which should be of concern to all of us

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startupquote:

Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers. It’s easy to get sucked into an infrastructure rewrite death spiral.
- Sam Altman

Good advice for software makers…

startupquote:

Be suspicious of any work that is not building product or getting customers. It’s easy to get sucked into an infrastructure rewrite death spiral.

- Sam Altman

Good advice for software makers…

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startupquote:

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
- Steve Jobs

Totally agree with Steve on this one…

startupquote:

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

- Steve Jobs

Totally agree with Steve on this one…

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alisekimberly:

Colorado Recap #2 - Odell Brewing! We opted not to tour this one, as we just came from the New Belgium tour and simply wanted to get our beer on. The cool thing about Odell though (why do I always want to call it “Odell’s”?) is that they have huge windows in the taproom that allow you to check out their pilot system, fermentation cellars, and bright tanks.

While we were there, I got to try one of their “experimental ales” called Totes Mc Oats which is basically a winter warmer that tastes exactly like a freshly baked oatmeal cookie aka Heaven.

P.S. How cute/inviting is their building?

So bummed we didn’t get to tour O’Dell on our last trip to CO. They make great products.

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futurescope:

Man against machine.

The unbelievably fast KUKA robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time. Who has the best technique? Who will win the first ever table tennis duel of human versus robot?
Watch this thrilling preview of table tennis and robotics performed at the highest level. The KUKA KR AGILUS demonstrates its skills with the table tennis racket - a realistic vision of what robots can be capable of in the future.
Timo Boll, the German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA’s industrial robots in tandem with Boll’s electrifying and tactical prowess in competition. To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the thrilling video was a highlight of the Grand Opening on March 11th, 2014. The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment.
More: www.kuka-timoboll.com

Making of:

Dramatic and impressive!

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beeritual:

Great Divide “Barrel-Aged Hibernation Ale”

92 A-

This limited-release Old Ale was aged in old whiskey barrels, using the original Hibernation as a base recipe. I picked up this 2011 vintage bottle direct from the cooler on location at the Great Divide brewery. Aromas are like brown sugar, spicy grains, black currant, cherries, plums, bourbon, and vanilla.


The palate begins with flavors of caramel and brown sugar up front, with bittersweet chocolate resting below. Macerated cherry, coconut, and sherry wine immediately stand out, remaining a strong focal point throughout. The whiskey barrel adds flavors of old wood, leather, and plenty of warm vanilla. The finish tastes like flat Dr. Pepper with whiskey and a squeeze of lemon. Mouthfeel is dry, semi-stale, muted, warming, slick, and somewhat similar to wine. The ingredients come across very rich and full, but can do little to hold back the alcohol, which ends up playing a large role on the palate for better or for worse. Malt flavors are similar to that of a barleywine or strong ale.


This is a malt-forward brew, but I’m surprised just how much hop oils remain after spending nine months in the barrel, especially considering the original Hibernation isn’t that bitter to begin with. I have really enjoyed the complexities the whiskey barrel adds, and appreciate how it keeps from stealing the show. If you’re familiar with the original, the barrel further accentuates the fruity nature that was present, while replacing hops for whiskey and wood. Yeast is also of greater significance here, which is necessary to keep up fermentation and reach the high alcohol. If you consider yourself a connoisseur, you’ll appreciate it. I am a little disappointed this is the best Great Divide can do with a barrel-aged old ale…it sounds so promising! I enjoyed this, but I suppose I don’t really recommend it.


12.4%

? IBU

Denver, Colorado

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