becks41

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About becks41

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    Are you threatening me!?!
  • Birthday 07/06/78

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  • Located Bogenhausen, Munich
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown San Francisco
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1978
  • Interests Outdoor activities, photography, beer, snowboarding, climbing, wine, fine foods, travel

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  1. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Sounds like fun, but I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow night.
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  2. becks41 added a post in a topic: Dashboard (car) video camera   

    I should probably weigh in here as I have some first hand experience in this matter. I bought a dash came because of the way german drivers behave on the roads here, also during my commute to work everyday I drive on a country road with a somewhat sharp blind curve and more times than not when traffic is coming the other way, they're in half of my already too small lane.

    The other day I was involved in a car accident in Munich while I had the dash cam running. It captured the asshole cutting me off without signaling and slamming on his brakes, then as I went to pass him on the left he merged into me, again without signaling. Barely a scratch on his car, but my car is totaled because of the damage to my suspension and steering. He was pretty pissed off that I had a camera and threatened to sue me over it and said repeatedly that I was at fault and I was in big trouble.

    Because of his actions I contacted my lawyer, my lawyer informed me that with both of us claiming the other person was at fault we would most likely both be found at fault as it would be too hard to prove otherwise. When I told him I had a video of the whole thing he was surprised and asked immediately to see it. I sent him the video for review and he said that with this video we have a much better chance. He advised me to send the video to my insurance company which they were more than happy to receive and review. My lawyer thinks that with this video my insurance company won't accept my fault of the accident and that worst case for me if the guy tried to fight it in court, that the judge would firstly most likely allow it (but this is on a judge by judge basis) and that at most I would be found 25% at fault. But, with the video, it would be 100% up to the other guy to prove that I should be somewhat to blame and all costs would be borne by him should they find him completely at fault - potentially a big risk, especially if he doesn't have legal insurance.

    My lawyer told me that it is not a problem to have a dash cam at the moment, the law is still somewhat unclear and open to interpretation. While not completely illegal, it's not 100% legal yet either and there will most certainly be a court decision on this in the near future. The guy who hit me was even more pissed off when I told him that I submitted the video to the insurance company and he's been threatening to sue me for (insert made-up list of shit to sue for here) over the past few days.

    I'll update when it's all over.
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  3. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Ok, I'm bringing the beer, it's a pretty full keg, so there'll be tons of beer!
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  4. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    only 5 people coming? I have a keg of Steam bier I'm trying to get rid of so I can brew some more. If we're meeting at Gärtnerplatz then I can take a bus and a tram to get there..
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  5. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Bob, what do you mean exactly by "summer days are going to be limited from here on out"? Do you mean to imply that we've had a plethora of summer days up until this point?
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  6. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Cool, change of venue to Bob's house!!
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  7. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    What's the plan for the thunderstorm which is about to hit us?

    LIST
    2. ricardo
    4. indy
    3. mikey
    6. kunal
    5. brian
    9/7. bobert +1?
    8/1. steve +1?
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  8. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    can you bring your C02 cartridges so I don't have to bring down a big bottle?
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  9. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    sucks dude, enjoy those gulags!
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  10. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    who wants to help me carry two kegs?
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  11. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Ricardo - You should paste in a picture of google maps for these guys.
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  12. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    http://www.bear-flavored.com/2011/12/bear-flavoreds-ultimate-guide-to-hop.html
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  13. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    I'm down for the Isar picnic! Too bad my IPA won't be ready by then though.
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  14. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Oh, I should mention, that since it was my birthday yesterday, I'll be inviting a bunch of friends over as well.. perhaps if I can get enough ice together and Antje's permission, I can wheel over my kegs for everyone to drink from
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  15. becks41 added a post in a topic: Beer & Brewing enthusiasts' Homebrewers meeting   

    Hey Guys,

    Long time no meetup.. anyone interested in a HW meetup @ 6 this Saturday? I'll be brewing two batches of beer and have two full kegs which are cold currently at my place, a Steam and a Pale.

    I'll just get this started up and if you guys want to join then cool, and if you don't then FU!

    1.Steve
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