PuroDiario

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  1. NFT applications could be massive beyond collectibles and art: think of the value chain of the music industry going fully digital and for example the master recordings of any given artist whom today is really more likely to have a fully digital creative process, which is also tied to a fully digital distribution and consumption process. think of gaming and the continued expansion of digital universes (I.e fortnite, etc) imagine (it is already ongoing) that digital assets are portable across games / universes - NFT use case. Imagine that these universes give birth to digital native businesses (someone here watched the show of Travis Scott on Fortnite?)...and imagine an NFT could be a deed on digital land (obvious ramifications as it is obviously very different to physical land), a right of use, a design, who knows. i could go for quite a bit with possible applications beyond collectibles and only fans special editions ...I am not into just yet as too much noise though and I think difficult to choose where, but seems if not this something similar or the nth derivative of it will prevail as more and more of our life is going digital. on Bitcoin, ETHEREUM,etc...it depends on your risk appetite. But how many tech startup investments are there you would have liquidity on? Meaning, you can invest and whenever the tech does not advance at your desired pace or anything else you can liquidate your holdings? From that perspective is a no brainer. Lots of risk, lots to change, lots of pain ahead. But not many real bets out there with true asymmetric upside, that said as it continues to go up the less asymmetric of a bet it is. Btw - this is not financial advice of any kind for the avoidance of doubt. 😅😅
  2. I don’t think I would ever be tired of a proper order of croquetas de Jamón; fresh, not processed-frozen which suck...if you have thermomix or a similar kitchen robot I can share a proper recipe.... also Croquetas up North are for some reason, generally better than down south in Spain... And then making croquetas with left overs like Cocido, a bird roast...also cheese croquetas and mushrooms...explosive croquetas seems like a logical product extension. 🤣🤣
  3. Aurora makes great Pulpo. Important the number of times you pull it out and back in, no joke intended.
  4. Thanks for review. Sorry to see it did not perform as expected. I love RASS. I, for the most part, have found however that i like them with 2 years plus on them. That's where i find the most consistent performance in my boxes - but overall, i barely can remember the last time i smoke a bad RASS, even if young.
  5. Aged: H. Upmann no.2 2014 Young: Lusitania June 2020 from a 50 cab
  6. I generally find RASS both in the 25s and 50s option quite consistent on my end. One of the most reliable cigars consistency wise in my personal experience. Where they young or had they traveled for too long or so?
  7. Totally. Many French wines to this day (not the pedigreed ones) where simply tier 2 wine Spanish regions production bought in bulk and bottled as French. Similarly with olive oil. We never had to endure WWII and similarly never benefited from Plan Marshall global access. Plus we were fairly behind to be honest industrially from our neighbors. now those regions like Toro, Tierras de Leon, Somontano...among many others produce nice wine in their own right under their own origin denomination. many great wines and generally very cheap. on other fun note, a friend of mine from Georgia (country) is starting a Georgian wine club delivering Georgian wine cases DTC. I can send info if anyone interested. Georgian is the place where the eldest traces of wine making have been found (not sure that counts for quality, but definitely fun for a fun night as a story).
  8. Tried it from a friend that gifteD me a bottle too. Was generally fine. You can currently buy in NYC market Viña Ardanza 2010 and 2012 Reservas for ~$30-36/bottle, PSI 2018 (not a Reserva but fantastic blend from Pingus) for $25/bottle, Macan Clásico 2010 for $55ish, Viña Tondonia 2008 ~35-40ish...and if you want to live it up options remain vast and strong with Dalmau for $95/bottle, Malleolus 2005 for $150, Aalto for $100ish, Sierra Cantabria, San Vicente, Murua, more and more every week. These are NY prices also...other geos even better. I would have this as a collector item more than a drinking choice tbh.
  9. Missed some responses before mine. We can do this properly and listen to an album a week for the next few weeks and take a multi decade genre trip. Happy to curate if folks up for it.
  10. Happy to talk HipHop and a few other genres anytime! A big nerd here music wise. Perhaps you have already, but I suggest you play The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest (1991). And then for a take in Southern sound Rodin’ Dirty by UGK (1996). Lots more, but you will enjoy the approach to sampling and compositions and have a good trip with the lyrics. ????
  11. Best box of RASS I have ever had. Smoking them down and just few left. MSU ABR 2018 will try to hold a few back for the rest of year and pick into the next cab. Truly delicious.
  12. When at the right level is such a fantastic cigar. Very elegant. Corona Gorda is a lovely vitola.
  13. This is one of my all time favorite small cigars. Simply love them. A petit robusto that smokes fantastically in recent times is Vigia too.
  14. Vegueros mañanitas are a great value bet. Have enjoyed them quite a lot especially at the price point.
  15. Unfortunately, but fortunately for future generations I guess (habitability of the planet at stake) the rise of synthetic meat is inevitable. The frontier now is in companies getting these substitutes to be nutritious as for the most part is pretty unhealthy. Real beef likely will gradually become a real lux item (which is already in most none-western world), especially as production costs of the substitutes and general acceptance grows. Water reservoirs, use of land, kg of cereal/kg of beef produced...economically will make sense, and climate and supporting population growth, will require certain level of management including this among many other. I will grill some skirt stake tonight in the meantime.
  16. Your friend is mixing “Picadura de tabaco” which means “ground tobacco” roughly with Picador which its meaning is the described above.
  17. Pirámides Extra imho no question about it. I think with a different flavor profile and 3 years on em (talking based on 207) the Leyendas and Maltés of Montecristo 1935 are coming in that level of “delivery/grandioseness” within their marca too.
  18. When they smoke well is such a fantastic cigar to find some comfort in.
  19. 1. Coro, Siglo VI, Genios, Pirámides Extra 2. Partagas Salomones, Leyenda/Maltés, Vigía, Upmann 2 3. RASS, EPI 2, Monte 2, PSP2, Mag 54/50 5. Others like Libertador, Topes, Rio Seco, Connie, etc. do a great job too

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