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#1 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Check out the Sutro Baths. It's the ruins of an old bathhouse built in the late 1800's. They're right on the ocean, and the views are pretty hard to beat.

#2 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Delusions of grandeur can be an early symptom of schizophrenia. Just FYI.

#3 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -


It was by far the best film I've ever seen that made me feel like I needed to take a shower afterwards.

#4 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Should I make a starter?

#5 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Hey Andy. First off, I love your videos. I've been homebrewing for about a year, and have maybe a dozen batches under my belt. I've recently switched from extract to all-grain brewing, and overall I'm happy with the results.

But you look like you're quite a bit more experienced than me, so I was hoping you could help me with a problem I've been having.

Anyway, I always hit my mash temperatures just right, and my starting gravity is usually very close to where I would expect it to be. I pay close attention to sanitation, and none of my beers have ever shown any sign of infection.

I seem to be doing everything right, bit I keep getting frustrated about one problem, especially when I see all the progress my homebrewer friends have made.

For the life of me, I can't grow a beard.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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#8 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

@friarmark: Thanks for this. I'm no expert, but I've noticed that in any discussion about the minimum wage, it's often taken as gospel that increasing it will cost tons of jobs and raise consumer prices enough to cancel out the wage increase.

But that assertion is often made without much evidence, maybe because it makes intuitive sense.

#9 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

I no longer care about video games very much.

I also think that there's an inverse correlation between one's ability to afford video games and one's interest in them.

#10 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

When I traveled around Europe several years ago, I used to arrange accommodations, and had a generally good experience.

Might be worth looking into, if price is your primary concern.