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What's the point anyway?

What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 2, 2010 6:09 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: What's the point anyway? by bojan
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

lots of drinking is a large part of most tech related events. opensource events are far from being special.

drinking is not forced on anyone, and as a non-drinker I have never been even teased at opensource events for not drinking (although I have had it happen at some other more 'professional' events)

after hours the local bars are a common place for people to hang out and talk, and during this time most people drink. some people get falling-down drunk, but the vast majority do not (I will note for the record, that the Europeans tend to be heavier drinkers than the Americans in my experience, but that's a trend rather than a divide)

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What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 2, 2010 10:40 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

And the British are probably worse than the Europeans.

What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 2, 2010 16:07 UTC (Thu) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]


(ok, it's a joke, but still. Some people will not like your comment)

What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 5, 2010 0:52 UTC (Sun) by jond (subscriber, #37669) [Link]

It would be Jingoism rather than racism, I think. As a Brit, I find it interesting to see how we might be considered by others, and not personally insulting (although perhaps my opinion can't be generalized to others)

What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 5, 2010 13:27 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Oh, I'm a Brit. A Brit who can't hold even a tiny bit of alcohol, who is therefore very aware of just how much a lot of other Brits drink.

What's the point anyway?

Posted Dec 7, 2010 11:00 UTC (Tue) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784) [Link]

Those people need to get a grip. As a Brit who drinks, I can confidently state that British attitudes to alcohol are broken, and that nix's statement is entirely fair.

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