DeskSmkr

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  1. Pyramids created by removing material, not stacking it! Ok, quite improbable, nevertheless, heard it before? 😁
  2. Go with it. Not everybody can focus like this and it is a strength. Give it time everything will be fine. Nice job so far, outstanding acceleration into hobby. That said I don't understand what is being asked for specifically and I don't see a glaring issue either. Yes it is agitating and there isn't a clear cut solution for storage. Bear in mind cigars themselves are variables and can't be controlled and we can't really tell until it's too late - after they are lit and smoked. There is no perfect temp and humidity, only best we can do for an average of varied experiences.
  3. 25 years ago. Nothing left, other than memories! Nice work on your Siglo VI, something is left!
  4. Impressive, this would not fit in my humidor. Tough question. Hoyo De Monterrey Le Hoyo du Dauphin, graciously received as a gift.
  5. Love them dearly. Could smoke them all day. Had three in one session about a year ago, slowly while on a long distance call. What year did you get? "It's a proper cigar." That flatly was my literal expression while other cigars often get quite descriptive - example rose colored ice double whip caramel cherry incense, you know, finely detailed descriptions. My especiales no 2 experiences haven't teased and beat around the bush, they get straight to satisfaction. Have not compared to 1935, and expect 1935 line to be stellar.
  6. Reminds me of Bacardi's Havana Club vs genuine article - Bacardi v. US Patent Trade office if I remember Had no idea Cohiba was wrapped up in suit as well. Incredibly long history of actions without resolution, imagine Bacardi will benefit similarly. Remember seeing both brans name fakes for sale, fools gold. Enthusiasm of hey look what I found! Gee I'm a lucky guy. Then disappointment as realization set in. Haven't had havana club yet, though can say grateful and lucky to experience genuine Cohiba on multiple occasions, worth it.
  7. Found out today I have to either get third jab, or test every week, ruling from above outside organization, trickle down.
  8. Nicely done! That's a classy dry box. Glad to see Upmann love.
  9. Be interesting how this unfolds and each side presents arguments. Lots of unofficial talking points and approaches, personal, legal, jurisdictional. In my opinion, Bacardi’s moral objection is amusing, given they appeared to be using Cuban trademark to market non cuban product. Then again label did fairly clearly indicate whatever non Cuban country it was from. With diplomatic relations favoring embargo, can one trademark be enforced in both countries? Case in point we have non cuban Cohibas and montecristos - granted I don’t know potentially significant details surrounding these cigar trademarks. I’m guessing Bacardi gets to continue using Havana Club trademark, files motion to dismiss, and case doesn’t go to trial. Can government even award damages against itself?
  10. So much for a new pair of loafers. Haven’t worn anything like that since I was 3 years old and tried on mom’s shoes for a few seconds before recoiling in amazement she could stay upright without stumbling for hours.
  11. “oh no, not again? Really? Ok what regulations must be followed now? Are we congruent? Ok, fantastic!”
  12. this is why I’m not best at marketing, and need help in that department
  13. I’d sell a $500 cigar, I’d sell a $1,000,000 cigar - if buyers and sellers are happy. Yes, value for money, for many others, is elsewhere. Exclusivity has a price. I want to try this cigar.
  14. Looks boutique. No clue who it is. Nice box. I want to see inside. What you going to stuff it with?
  15. Good question. I’ve no industry experience. This video helped me and I believe does a good job covering foundation points regarding kitchen knives. Hopefully useful and applicable: For functionality and value, maybe Victornox Fibrox 8” or 10” (25cm) plain or fluted edge. I believe these are regarded as a decent knife in a commercial kitchen however no personal experience. https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Cutlery/Chef's-Knives/Fibrox-Carving-Knife/p/5.2003.25?mt_load=lt30 https://victorinox.com.au/swiss-classic-carving-knife-fluted-edge/ What I use casually: japanese, Mac 10” was my choice and I’m pleased with every use. I love this knife. https://www.macknife.co m/products/chef-series-10-chefs-knife-bk-100 40+ year old 8” chef from Russell green river works (now company name is Dexter Russell) gets job done, American brand. Mine is old and tough, great steel, razor edge and gets used for more abusive tasks. Love this one too. Two paring knives shun and mac. Mac with weird rounded tip. both get used about 50/50 and round nose Mac prevents me poking myself. Mac is odd looking, quite functional though, handle angle is raised https://www.macknife.com/collections/paring-knives/products/original-series-4-paring-knife-pk-40 These account for majority use.
  16. It’s my crowning achievement when ash breaks off forward of cherry, leaving a 1/4 inch or so ash remaining because I prefer ash on. seems to me risk of extinguishing after a flush ash break requires more puffs until ash accumulates again, putting more heat in, changing flavor somewhat. My experience prefers cigar with ash and believe your experience is happening.
  17. https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpadp/thinkpad-p14s-gen-2-(14”-intel)/22wsp14p4s2?visibleDatas=696%3AIntel® Core™ i7%3B704%3A32 GB%3B705%3A1 TB What you guys and gals think? Enough to meet parameters? Ports enough?
  18. 50/50? JLP, Quintero, RGPE, and NC being daily drivers, regular production CC as special. Consumption is a few per month in total. Cohiba comes out for national holidays or birthday half the time. I'm curious as well how close my estimate is to actual consumption.

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