Come To Nerdnite To See Me Talk About Watches On October 14

I’ll be presenting at Nerdnite on October 14. Nerdnite is a great gathering of geeks at a great spot in DUMBO in Brooklyn where you can learn all sorts of great stuff. I’ll be talking about watches. Come on out!

*Presentation #3
From Sausages To Swiss Watches: How The Quest For Barbecue Created Western Civilization (The Abridged Version)
by John Biggs

Description: What does savory slow cooked meat have to do with French monks, a doomed Queen, Rolex, and the Enigma machine? We’re going to explore the connections between early cooks and modern timekeeping technologies that keep us on time and connected.

Bio: John Biggs is a tech writer and bon vivant with a love of old watches. He writes for the New York Times, CrunchGear, and is working on a book about Breguet and the French Revolution.


  1. get an onkyo 7.1 system, so you are furtue-ready. Most games and movies out right now only output 5.1, but they are 100% compatible and will adjust to a 7.1 system. Also, in a few years there will be more and more games/movies giving you the 7.1 option. I have cod 5, and it is pretty good for it, but ONLY if you have the sound up somewhat. Not a good Idea if you have sleeping parents lol. You can hear shots being fired and people creeping up behind you, and also you know exactly where a grenade has landed. I’d say it gets me about 2-3 more kills every game. If you plan on getting MGS4 it is incredible in surround sound. They game really emphasizes this and it really does add to your enjoyment.Onkyos have the best sound quality out there; if you have really nice speakers it is worth the extra money. If not then get a sony or something.

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  4. Free knowledge like this doesn’t just help, it promote democracy. Thank you.

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