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Re: Favourite period

#41  Postby Macdoc » Mar 23, 2022 8:00 am

2350 AP ....when Ganymede Gin was developed in The Expanse universe. :cheers:
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Re: Favourite period

#42  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » Mar 23, 2022 8:08 am

Bestiola wrote:Ancient China. :smoke:

Why am I not surprised ...
Ah yes, the ancient Chinese were able to produce alcohol before Egyptians :cheers:
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Re: Favourite period

#43  Postby Bestiola » Mar 23, 2022 8:12 am

Marcus Hadrianus wrote:
Bestiola wrote:Ancient China. :smoke:

Why am I not surprised ...
Ah yes, the ancient Chinese were able to produce alcohol before Egyptians :cheers:


:whistle:

Is there anything they didn't produce before the others :mrgreen:
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Re: Favourite period

#44  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » Mar 23, 2022 8:24 am

Bestiola wrote:
Marcus Hadrianus wrote:
Bestiola wrote:Ancient China. :smoke:

Why am I not surprised ...
Ah yes, the ancient Chinese were able to produce alcohol before Egyptians :cheers:


:whistle:

Is there anything they didn't produce before the others :mrgreen:

The clogs, the Dutch invented and produced them long before Chinese learned to make cheap plastic rip offs
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Re: Favourite period

#45  Postby Bestiola » Mar 23, 2022 8:27 am

Marcus Hadrianus wrote:
Bestiola wrote:
Marcus Hadrianus wrote:
Bestiola wrote:Ancient China. :smoke:

Why am I not surprised ...
Ah yes, the ancient Chinese were able to produce alcohol before Egyptians :cheers:


:whistle:

Is there anything they didn't produce before the others :mrgreen:

The clogs, the Dutch invented then and produced them long before Chinese learned to make cheap plastik rip offs


Rofl awesome :D
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Re: Favourite period

#46  Postby Evolving » Mar 23, 2022 8:29 am

Marcus Hadrianus wrote:My favourite is antiquity, especially Roman Empire(s) from Julius Caesar to Justinian.


Given the date of the previous post, it seems the early 2010's are among your favourite periods.
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Re: Favourite period

#47  Postby Macdoc » Mar 23, 2022 9:37 am

Ah yes, the ancient Chinese were able to produce alcohol before Egyptians


why do i think neanderthals et al discovered fermented drink long before civilization.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/alco ... -tfpg7nqt0

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01681-w
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Re: Favourite period

#48  Postby The_Piper » Mar 23, 2022 10:49 am

I don't really have a favorite, but I'll choose when there were multiple species of human living simultaneously. I'm not exactly well-versed in any history.
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Re: Favourite period

#49  Postby Evolving » Mar 23, 2022 10:57 am

So, does the question mean which period am I most interested in learning about, or in which period would I most like to live (have lived)?

If the latter, then definitely not in any period before the discovery of anaesthetics.

And the sexism permeating pretty much all of history is extremely off-putting.

Also the grinding poverty and the precarious existence of most of the population in all periods.

That said, I could imagine living around 1900 in Vienna. Provided I was reasonably financially secure.
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Re: Favourite period

#50  Postby Spearthrower » Mar 23, 2022 11:57 am

I don't know what the question meant as it was fookin years ago! :D
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#51  Postby The_Metatron » Mar 23, 2022 2:03 pm

Spearthrower wrote:What's your favourite period and why?

I’m hoping no one already did this, but this one is my favorite.

Not this one, that one.
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Re: Favourite period

#52  Postby The_Piper » Mar 23, 2022 4:03 pm

Me too, I'd rather live in this time than any other because medicine and food and shelter and heat and clothing and power tools and MRI machines and Hubble and space probes and laws and, you get the picture. :mrgreen:
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Re: Favourite period

#53  Postby Bestiola » Mar 23, 2022 4:21 pm

It's too noisy, too polluted for my taste, too many species are dying, polar bears and so many others might become the thing of the past too soon. Amazon rainforest is shrinking since people are too anthropocentric and Bolsonaro is an idiot, summers are too warm due to the effing global warming and the summer fires are becoming intolerable. I can't remember the last time I saw 1 cm of snow - and it used to be 30-50 cm here.

But I like this:

The_Piper wrote:I don't really have a favorite, but I'll choose when there were multiple species of human living simultaneously. I'm not exactly well-versed in any history.


Having a chat (or whatever communication was possible with them) with a bunch of Denisovans and Neanderthals around some fire would be awesome :smoke:
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