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  1. If I am not wrong the cigar price list hasn't been updated for a long time although the site says different. No prices for Linea 1935 for instance. But who can complain? It's a very good work and he does for free. Most prices are correct. IMO one of the most important sites in the industry.
  2. His sister's hotel is close to LCDH and I think he doesn't want to push his mule to other places. I insist you should try to contact them.
  3. Unless you want a specific size you can go there and 99% of the time they will have cigars available.
  4. Damn. Sorry for you. Totally destroyed? If I were you I would have a 2nd and 3rd option. Not easy to find those Coronas. Maybe give them a call/e-mail and try to find what they have or even reserve.
  5. https://www.univision.com/nueva-york/wxtv/noticias/trending/en-que-consiste-la-tabacomancia-o-lectura-del-tabaco-video If the video is not available in your country use VPN (TunnelBear app is good enough)
  6. DAMN!! It looks like more a small dick contest! Mr Romeo, you are the winner. Sorry, Ms Julieta.
  7. Few years ago I had the feeling of starting a little program to calculate the best way to accommodate all the boxes in the space you have (aka inside your humidor(s)). Had to pass as I completely forgot how to start something like that (long gone my time of engineer). Basically would be a "professional Tetris": Give your humidor dimensions and all the boxes dimensions you have and voilá you will have the optimum way to put them together without wasting any cm. Maybe someone out there with time and knowledge can do it. Anyone?
  8. 'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/sonic-attack-on-us-embassy-in-havana-could-have-been-crickets-say-scientists?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copiar_para_a_área_de_transferência 'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists Noise which saw diplomats complaining of headaches and nausea could be song of Indies short-tailed cricket Ian Sample Science editor Published:17:58 Sun 6 January 2019 Follow Ian Sample The US embassy in Havana more than halved its staff in 2017 when diplomats complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments after hearing penetrating noises in their homes and nearby hotels. The mysterious wave of illness fuelled speculation that the staff had been targeted by an acoustic weapon. It was an explanation that appeared to gain weight when an audio recording of a persistent, high-pitched drone made by US personnel in Cuba was released to the Associated Press. But a fresh analysis of the audio recording has revealed what scientists in the UK and the US now believe is the true source of the piercing din: it is the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known formally as Anurogryllus celerinictus. “The recording is definitively a cricket that belongs to the same group,” said Fernando Montealegre-Zapata, a professor of sensory biology at the University of Lincoln. “The call of this Caribbean species is about 7 kHz, and is delivered at an unusually high rate, which gives humans the sensation of a continuous sharp trill.” As a child growing up in South America, Montealegre-Zapata recalls collecting crickets of a similar species and keeping them in cages in his room. One night he woke to a penetrating sharp sound. The culprit was one of the males calling out for mates. The offender was banned from the room but Montealegre-Zapata could still hear the cricket singing for females. “I am not surprised that this call could disturb people who are not familiar with insect sounds,” he said. The identification of the sound source does not mean that an attack of some sort did not happen, but it casts doubt over the sound being responsible for the diplomats’ health problems. The cause and nature of their illnesses remains unclear. The spate of unexplained health problems among the US diplomats led doctors at the University of Pennsylvania to run tests on almost two dozen embassy staff. In March last year, the team concluded the diplomats had suffered concussion-like injuries, but other medical professionals have challenged the conclusions, claiming the doctors misinterpreted the test results. Not all of the affected diplomats reported unusual sounds when they fell ill, and descriptions of any noises differed from person to person. Some recalled grinding or cicada-like sounds, while others experienced buffeting like that caused by an open car window. In the new study, Montealegre-Zapata and Alexander Stubbs at the University of California searched a scientific database for insect sounds that matched the Cuban recording. The call of the Indies short-tailed cricket turned out to be remarkably similar, they found, with acoustic pulses repeated at the same rate, and specific frequencies being louder than others. But the cricket’s mating call and the Cuban recording did not match up perfectly. The sound recorded in Havana had an uneven pulse structure which is not seen in calling insects. Stubbs and Montealegre-Zapata realised that the discrepancy might be down to the environments in which the recordings were made. Scientists tend to record insect calls outside in the wild, while the diplomats complained of unpleasant sounds indoors. If the Cuban recording had been made in a room, the odd pulse structure might be explained by echoes off the walls, floor and ceiling. The researchers tested the idea by playing the call of the Indies short-tailed cricket in a room through a single loudspeaker. Recordings from the room show that the sound gained the same uneven pulse structure seen in the Cuban recording. The two sounds matched even more closely. Gerald Pollack, who studies how animals detect and discriminate sensory signals at McGill University in Montreal, said: “The paper shows how the cricket’s song could, when echoes to be expected in an indoor setting are taken into account, produce sounds strikingly, and quantitatively, similar to that provided by the AP. I find this a completely plausible explanation.” He added that while he had no personal experience with the Indies short-tailed cricket, he had not heard of their calls ever having caused harm. “So far as I am aware,” he said, “except perhaps for an occasional sleepless night, no-one has suffered ill health as a result of cricket calls.”
  9. This is a constant rumour I don't know why. The last 2 times he had "left" to Mexico if I am not wrong. But who knows?
  10. During the Partagás week last november I met many many people that I know from here, Facebook, Instagram... but they didn't know me! The reason was basically because I don't like to have pictures of mine online so most people don't know how I look like. I am changing that.
  11. One of the main reasons I like Cuba is the unplugged thing but I confess it was very good to have an internet connection and talk to my wife and kid via WhatsApp last November.
  12. I am pretty sure the Cuban regional it will be a SCDLH. Some pictures of it since 2018. I think some members already had it. About November 16 it took me some seconds to understand. It's 500 years Habana anniversary. In 2018 it was a Friday, gala dinner. Agree it wouldn't be good to have Partagás week so close to this date.
  13. Yep, the moron tweeted to a Trump's fake account. Yep, I am screwed.
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/brazils-bolsonaro-hinders-demarcation-of-indigenous-lands/2019/01/02/dcf61a3a-0eac-11e9-8f0c-6f878a26288a_story.html Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-amazon-rainforest-protections?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copiar_para_a_área_de_transferência Populist leaders to attend Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brazil https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/31/jair-bolsonaro-inauguration-brazil-president-brasilia-populist-leaders?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copiar_para_a_área_de_transferência https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com.br&sl=pt-BR&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/amp/poder/2019/01/via-medida-provisoria-bolsonaro-cria-monitoramento-de-ongs-e-organizacoes-internacionais.shtml%3Futm_source%3Dtwitter%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3Dtwfolha%26__twitter_impression%3Dtrue&xid=17259,15700023,15700122,15700124,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhiRCaYX43nZ0NftvhUIP5LSqtpE6w About doctors? Hundreds of them did not show up and many more were already working in a city with an cuban doctor and now are just occupying their positions (still leaving the city with a -1 doctor).
  15. I am a bit confused. Did you talk to Rob about it?
  16. Cool ashtray and very good cigar. Both with excellent prices.
  17. I've been using Kindle to read but I felt that it was important to my son that he sees me reading to encourage him to do the same so I bought a pile of physical books to read in December/January. I took a picture because 2 of them a friend recommended and I wanted to show it to her. Some are Brazilian literature but four aren't: The Luminous Novel - Mario Levrero Compass - Mathias Enard Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Stephen Hawking A Black Sheep in Power: Pepe Mujica, a Different Kind of Politician - Andres Danza & Ernesto Tulbovitz I hope I read at least 2 of them...
  18. I confirmed with her that they are regular production cigars. I could found some pictures with the extra band and now I remember them.

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