More from Max, hypocrite, Mosley
Mosley has continued to deny that he dislikes Dennis, but does admit to having issues with the McLaren boss' approach to F1.
"I quite like him," he said. "But I do despise – I think that's
probably the right word – his attitude to Formula One, when he says,
for example, that he's passionate about Formula One. That's not true.
"He's passionate about McLaren finishing first and second in every
race, which is his job, but it's not the same thing as being passionate
about formula one and it's foolish to pretend that it is."
So Max's version of "passionate about F1" is to "give Ferrari every possible advantage so every other F1 teams have to work extra to win"?
The food Usual Suspects
Due to the crappy business practice in the food industry here in the UK, I've been dying to get back to New York and enjoy great food at reasonable price, at reasonable hours. (Wagamama closed at 8PM on Sunday in central London near Victoria Station? No fish & chips? No sushi? Pizza Hut delivery costs $30+? WTF?)
So here is the list of NYC restaurants that Missus H. and/or I frequent, and I'll make a point of visiting in Jan:
- Les Halles – best French fries there is! The steaks are great too!
- Blue Ribbon Sushi – smaller portion than usual but fresh fish.
- Johnny Rockets – Burger + fries + milk shakes = heart attack. But I'll die happy!
- Sapporo – Best Japanese noddles in Midtown. Try the curry beef soap ramen and you will be nice and warm for the cold winter NYC walk. You know it is authentic when the staff is not faux-Japanese (i.e. Chinese).
- Alfama – our favorite restaurant. Great seasonal Portuguese food with fantastic wine list. I prefer Port though and they have plenty of great ones 🙂
- Congee Village – Where else can you get authentic Chinese food (not takeout variety) at really cheap price?
- Blue Smoke – decent BBQ. Not proper BBQ triangle stuff but good for the NE.
- L'Express – good French snack food. Always very busy on the weekend or week day lunch time.
- Baluchis – decent Indian food. Not authentic like from Bangalore but hey that's OK.
- Dos Cominos – nice Mexican food. Freshly made guacamole right in front of you. What can beat that!?
- Pylos – fantastic Greek food. Best desert, EVER!
Actually the list can goes on forever but I think I've made my point! Don't think that I am dissing UK's restaurants in general, just that I think more should be opened on Sunday evening! And of course London is the only city where there are more than one Gordon Ramsay restaurants for us to eat at!
QotD: Education, Occupation
What was your major or field of study in college? Did you wind up working in that field or using that degree? If not, what field have you wound up in?
Submitted by sneuf.
When I was growing up as a child in Hong Kong, I was fascinated by the education programmes the government put on the TV in the afternoon. I kept watching the same maths and science programmes and amazed by how science seems to have an answer for every questions, or at least seemed that way to me back then.
So when it was time to pick the subject to study in university, there was never a doubt that I wanted to study physics. (Chemistry and biology are for wimps who can’t handle the maths!) I was (and still am) pretty handy with maths but some of the more abstract stuff bores me 🙂 Unfortunately this applies to physics too and when the last year of the course came around, I was more interested in computer programming than quantum physics, thermodynamics, and solid state physics.
But the analytical skills that the physics course had taught me had left me in good steed. It was exactly the right type of skills to have at the right time when I graduated. The computer industry started looking for scientists and engineers for programming jobs instead of just computer science graduates because we were perceived as more rounded.
So here I am, working as a software engineer with one of the leading edge software company in the US. Can’t be that bad, huh? I bet my uncle, who was actually a proper physicist and advised my parents against me studying physics, would have to eat some humble pie too.