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    Phoronix: Two Weeks To PhoronixFest... Errr Oktoberfest

    There is just two weeks to go until Munich's 177th Oktoberfest gets underway (though it's the 200 year anniversary) and again there will be a Phoronix presence this year at Oktoberfest...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU2NQ

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    I will be in Munich from 1st to 3rd of October, at least that's what I've planned so far. My parents live in Munich, so getting a room isn't that hard for me

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    • #3
      I would love to go! I'm actually living temporary in Germany so I might actually get the chance.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kimble85 View Post
        I would love to go! I'm actually living temporary in Germany so I might actually get the chance.
        If you haven't experienced it already, be forewarned that Augustiner, Franziskaner, and other great Bavarian beverages are not like Carlsberg, Aass Gull, and the other beers you find up in Trondheim's Vinmonopolets
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Unfortunately I am not too much into all taht technical stuff which is being featured at phoronix, just a normal everyday Linux user. Am I still allowed to join you at Oktoberfest?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lemmiwinks View Post
            Unfortunately I am not too much into all taht technical stuff which is being featured at phoronix, just a normal everyday Linux user. Am I still allowed to join you at Oktoberfest?
            Anyone's welcome unless they become a "Bierleichen"
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              As I usually don't drink that much, you can be pretty sure that I won't become a Bierleiche . Acutually I'm just exercising for being able to keep up with you guys at Wiesn

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lemmiwinks View Post
                As I usually don't drink that much, you can be pretty sure that I won't become a Bierleiche . Acutually I'm just exercising for being able to keep up with you guys at Wiesn
                I can usually do about 10 Maß a day before even thinking about being a Bierleiche (even when weighing less than 72 kilos), so good luck
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  If you haven't experienced it already, be forewarned that Augustiner, Franziskaner, and other great Bavarian beverages are not like Carlsberg, Aass Gull, and the other beers you find up in Trondheim's Vinmonopolets
                  Hehe true! I visited München earlier this summer and had a great time.

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                  • #10
                    Michael, where will you be staying in Munchen?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sundown View Post
                      Michael, where will you be staying in Munchen?
                      Hotel near the Hauptbahnhof.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        Yeah... I had this crazy idea only today and guess what, about the accommodation, you guessed it

                        So are you saying you're gonna be there for the whole thing? If my parachute opens, I might, just might be there for the last weekend.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sundown View Post
                          Yeah... I had this crazy idea only today and guess what, about the accommodation, you guessed it

                          So are you saying you're gonna be there for the whole thing? If my parachute opens, I might, just might be there for the last weekend.
                          I leave Munich on 5 October, so I will be there till the end. I get in next Sunday though due to XDS so I just miss the first day (or two, depending if you count the Friday or not or I think this year it might technically "open" Thursday due to the 200 Jahre).

                          I'll be around the last weekend. The last weekend is usually like the first weekend where it's very crowded, but fortunately my waiter and waitress always gets me seats though in the aforementioned area of the Augustiner tent, but if it gets too warm inside or too rowdy chances are I'll move over to the Augustinerkeller or another biergarten.
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            You're either a serious beer drinker or I don't know

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sundown View Post
                              You're either a serious beer drinker or I don't know
                              Have you ever had Augustiner or Franziskaner? It's not all about the beer at Oktoberfest as many people (well, particularly Americans) believe, but the food, people, culture, etc etc are great as well.

                              In reality it's just my two~three week annual "holiday" where I go from working (as in benchmarking, software development, writing articles, monitoring RSS feeds, other work, etc etc) almost constantly (well, ~15 or more hour days are the norm) down to ~2 hours a day but as you will see there's already a queue of Phoronix articles and other work to be published during this time.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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