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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #795 on: 11 March, 2015, 05:51:00 PM »
2 chevrons people! 2 chevrons!

I thought you needed all seven locked if you wanted to get anywhere interesting…?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #796 on: 11 March, 2015, 07:27:15 PM »
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #797 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:01:34 AM »
Drink snobs.

I just don't buy into this myth that there's this enormous gulf in taste and quality between a coffee from Starbucks and one from the poncey coffee shop down the road. It's just a cup of coffee at the end of the day. It has literally three ingredients. In my experience, the main difference is you don't have to wait for 20mins for your drink in Starbucks.

Also people that say this is a 'girly' drink, this is a 'manly' drink, 'this beer tastes like gnat's piss etc'. There's a time and a place for most drinks is there not? It's just a pointless division, and I don't get why some people get so worked up about it.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #798 on: 12 March, 2015, 03:10:15 AM »
McDonalds does better coffee than Starbucks.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #799 on: 12 March, 2015, 07:35:51 AM »
2 chevrons people! 2 chevrons!

Is it that frickin' hard?

Indeed it is – this always confuses me. Specifically, does it mean...

a) leave the distance between two chevrons between you and the car in front

b) make sure you can see two chevrons between you and the car in front



...ie. do the two chevrons concerned include the chevron you're on?

The following sign would be the view from the cockpit of the the car in b):


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #800 on: 12 March, 2015, 07:50:01 AM »
I just don't buy into this myth that there's this enormous gulf in taste and quality between a coffee from Starbucks and one from the poncey coffee shop down the road. It's just a cup of coffee at the end of the day. It has literally three ingredients. In my experience, the main difference is you don't have to wait for 20mins for your drink in Starbucks.

I'm not a coffee snob by any stretch of the imagination,* but I can tell the difference between the coffee from Costa (horrible) and Caffe Nero (noticeably less horrible). Someone bought me some Starbucks-branded ground coffee which was pretty much undrinkable compared to the fair trade Colombian stuff I usually drink.

So, yeah, there is a difference, although I have no idea whether the entirely subjective criteria on which I'm judging that difference bears any relation to whether the coffee is 'better' or 'worse'.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #801 on: 12 March, 2015, 08:10:42 AM »

The following sign would be the view from the cockpit of the the car in b):



Surely the sign represents the view if both cars in example a) move forward a bit?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #802 on: 12 March, 2015, 09:33:21 AM »
Drink snobs.

I just don't buy into this myth that there's this enormous gulf in taste and quality between a coffee from Starbucks and one from the poncey coffee shop down the road. It's just a cup of coffee at the end of the day. It has literally three ingredients. In my experience, the main difference is you don't have to wait for 20mins for your drink in Starbucks.

Also people that say this is a 'girly' drink, this is a 'manly' drink, 'this beer tastes like gnat's piss etc'. There's a time and a place for most drinks is there not? It's just a pointless division, and I don't get why some people get so worked up about it.

I think a lot of it is just a fashion thing. In the early 90s everyone wanted to be caffeine-free - Coke even brought out a caffeine-free variety in a gold can. No one cares about that now though - caffeine-free is for wimps and the more hyper-strong and caffeined up your coffee is the tougher you are and the harder you work. Now the biggest drink brands are Starbucks and Red Bull.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #803 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:02:52 PM »
Surely you can taste a difference? Or is it just the fashionable drinking side you don't get?
That, I can understand. But to say every cup of coffe tastes the same is like saying there is no difference between pints of ale or two types of chocolate. Every brand is different; you can't tell me you can't taste a difference between a Hershey bar and Dairy Milk?!
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #804 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:14:36 PM »
I'm not a coffee snob by any stretch of the imagination,* but I can tell the difference between the coffee from Costa (horrible) and Caffe Nero (noticeably less horrible). Someone bought me some Starbucks-branded ground coffee which was pretty much undrinkable compared to the fair trade Colombian stuff I usually drink.

Huh. In terms of sheer taste I find Costa the best by miles, Nero a close second, but Starbucks utterly vile.

And as for whoever said the coffee was better in MacDonalds, their McCoffee has to be the all-time-worst I've ever had! Horses for courses.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #805 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:17:11 PM »
Huh. In terms of sheer taste I find Costa the best by miles, Nero a close second, but Starbucks utterly vile.

I've only been in a couple of Costas and both times I've found the coffee to be bitter and have an unpleasant aftertaste. Could be I've been unlucky, could be the staff in those particular branches aren't so diligent about keeping the equipment clean, but I won't buy another coffee from them given any kind of choice.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #806 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:19:10 PM »
See, that's been exactly my expierience of Starbucks - really bitter with an awful aftertaste.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #807 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:40:32 PM »
Surely you can taste a difference? Or is it just the fashionable drinking side you don't get?
That, I can understand. But to say every cup of coffe tastes the same is like saying there is no difference between pints of ale or two types of chocolate. Every brand is different; you can't tell me you can't taste a difference between a Hershey bar and Dairy Milk?!

It depends how much you drink. I probably buy a coffee about once every three months and as far as I'm aware they all taste like a generic strong coffee. I'm sure if I drank more I'd notice the differences between brands but I'd have to drink it at least a couple of times a week.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #808 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:40:40 PM »
Plus do they pay taxes?


Anyway, I try to keep a distance of two cehvrons from the car in front.  But I nearly killed myself the other day trying to keep two chevrons between me and Jeremey Clarkson driving a Ferrari.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #809 on: 12 March, 2015, 12:44:51 PM »
Plus do they pay taxes?


Anyway, I try to keep a distance of two cehvrons from the car in front.  But I nearly killed myself the other day trying to keep two chevrons between me and Jeremey Clarkson driving a Ferrari.

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