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#21631

Actually I had a conversation with Mikko a good year ago about Sigil, and he updates his site frequently. However I still miss his sensible mind from this board.
I actually saw James and Merlijn posting here occasionally, and indeed, both the Oostrums released their maps recently.

I haven't heard about Sang or Geoffrey/Fakir for a while. Their adorable bullshit were part of the AMC experience though.
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User is online   ck3D 

#21632

^ Both of them have an account on here, they just don't post very often.

View PostThe Overman, on 04 September 2020 - 04:07 PM, said:

I am the prime example of a former caffeine abuser.

My daily caffeine intake was ~1500 mg of caffeine.
5 caffeine pills and 32 oz of cold brew.

even when I was taking in excess of 2200 mg, it was literally just a normal day for me.
caffeine has little to no effect on me anymore,
I took it because of the crash mainly
so I could get better sleep.

I developed hypertension,
and was recommended by my doctors to lower my caffeine usage,
got sleeping pills to solve the insomnia issue.

The high amount of seroquel causes me to be groggy though,
and 400 mg seems to help fight that grogginess just enough to make it tolerable,
so I just take 2 caffeine pills a day.

Nutricost, and bulk supplements from amazon have the least amount of filler,
and are cheaper and more convenient in the long run then coffee or other alternatives,
(besides caffeine powder and liquid derivatives which I don't recommend as very little can kill you)
1 pill is about 3-6 cents on amazon and is equivalent to ~2-2.5 8 oz. cups of regular coffee.
in comparison 2 8 oz. cups of coffee made with folgers when bought in bulk from amazon is ~7-8 cents for 2 cups,
and caffeine pills offer a more consistent output then energy drinks, coffee, tea, whatever.


Thanks for sharing your experience, I don't think I'm one for pills myself, the act and savor of sipping on coffee throughout the day is what I appreciate. I'm not exactly chasing the caffeine rush since I'm naturally more of the hyper type, so what actually does me good is stuff that slows me down and helps me organize my thoughts (in my personal and not necessarily recommended case weed which I abuse even more than coffee). Maybe paradoxically I'm also very wary of the quality of whatever it is I choose to put inside my system, favoring everything organic so while (good quality) coffee and tea I'm very much into, energy drinks I won't touch nowadays, those are just not on the same level of toxicity and all marketing aside it's all canned poison the athletes endorsing those companies won't drink themselves (it's water in those cans instead; speaks volumes IMO).

This post has been edited by ck3D: 05 September 2020 - 02:03 AM

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User is offline   Sanek 

#21633

@ck3D that's the interesting thing you friend have with coffee, but I don't think I'll ever try that. I never had the same problems you had with coffee, but I can understand your frustration.
So yeah, that's why I drink coffee only in the morning, and tea is more like the evening routine. I drink 2 cups of tea every night (without sugar) and don't have any trouble with sleep after it.

And yeah, it's a shame about AMC. I was banned there for about 14 years though, but I hoped I proved myself good enough over the years to deserve the unban...sadly, it doesn't matter anymore

This post has been edited by Sanek: 05 September 2020 - 02:54 AM

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#21634

Wow you were banned on AMC? Didn't remember the moderating over there was so rigid, then again that was a different era too. Site had been dead for years anyway so you didn't miss out on anything but a bunch of posts between Sang and James in the Butterfly Collecting Forums.

Yeah I'll do tea too whenever coffee isn't available or if it's late and I feel like chilling instead of stimulating brain activity, I enjoy it just as much. I'm also the name with no sugar nor milk nor anything in my coffee or tea either.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 05 September 2020 - 03:00 AM

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User is offline   Sanek 

#21635

Well I did something that's very bad that put a black mark on me for years and I also have a long war with Gambini, Commander and Forge and all. I was 13 years old then and didn't know shit about anything. It's all dust now.

I stopped adding sugar and milk to a tea a long time ago. I add both to coffee though.


You should have a couple of cups of coffee and then go to a skate park to see if helps any. :P
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#21636

View Postck3D, on 05 September 2020 - 02:02 AM, said:

^ Both of them have an account on here, they just don't post very often.



Thanks for sharing your experience, I don't think I'm one for pills myself, the act and savor of sipping on coffee throughout the day is what I appreciate. I'm not exactly chasing the caffeine rush since I'm naturally more of the hyper type, so what actually does me good is stuff that slows me down and helps me organize my thoughts (in my personal and not necessarily recommended case weed which I abuse even more than coffee). Maybe paradoxically I'm also very wary of the quality of whatever it is I choose to put inside my system, favoring everything organic so while (good quality) coffee and tea I'm very much into, energy drinks I won't touch nowadays, those are just not on the same level of toxicity and all marketing aside it's all canned poison the athletes endorsing those companies won't drink themselves (it's water in those cans instead; speaks volumes IMO).

GMO Coffee doesn't exist
Reference #2
Reference #3
All of the countries that grow coffee beans don't use gmos.
Obviously additives can be gmo, but additives are easy to spot (read the label), and not very common.


So putting Non gmo on a bag doesn't actually mean anything.
Folgers is non gmo they just don't pay for certification because it's unnecessary.

Flavor profile is the most important thing with coffee IMO and there's alot of things that distinguish that.
Non GMO is not something you should pay extra for.

I still get coffee every once in a while
I used to buy stumptown heavily
As the owner would pay insane amounts well above the fair trade amount for coffee
No one else did that shit until after he did it
(I always buy fair trade and direct trade when I can as I don't want to support slavery)
Stumptown got bought out by JAB holdings which is the biggest coffee company in the world
their portfolio is insane

The owner Duane still oversaw some of it to my knowledge
as he still owns the original store afaik

And the coffee still had the taste profile of kicking your ass.
Along with the same farms that every high end coffee brand uses nowadays
with some special ones since they now have an infinite amount of money.

However he made another coffee company just recently
Puff coffee roasters
Guy is one of the few people that wants to change the coffee industry
He was the big guy behind the third wave
even though he was a sellout.

If you want to know that the farmers were paid a very respectful amount
Buy from him.
Spoiler


This post has been edited by The Overman: 05 September 2020 - 05:49 AM

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#21637

A Latina friend let me in on a little secret, Cafe Bustelo is the best cheap brand of coffee you can buy just about anywhere in the US, although in some areas you might have to go to a Mexican market or at the very least the "ethnic" foods aisle to find it. It's strong shit. It says its for espresso, but you can just use it like regular coffee. It's pretty intense to drink black, but it's good, especially with a pinch of salt. I typically just add a touch of Almond Joy flavoured creamer, because I find the coconut, chocolate, and almond notes round out the bitterness.

I've pretty much stopped drinking coffee altogether these past few months since I'm not working due to this pandemic bullshit. I think the caffeine withdrawals are what fucked up my sleep pattern (even more than it already was.) I'd drink 2-6 cups of coffee a day at work. It's definitely a form of self medication for me because I should be on Dexedrine for my ADHD but I don't have health insurance so I can't afford to go to a doctor every three months to keep my prescription. Allegedly jet pilots use that shit on overnight missions. I was on it for about 2 years though and it was great for my physical and mental health.

This post has been edited by Jimmy: 05 September 2020 - 04:43 AM

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User is online   ck3D 

#21638

The Overman I should have specified, by 'organic' I meant literally organic as in stuff that comes from the Earth and isn't (unreasonably) polluted with synthetic materials in general, not necessarily non-GMO products, good quality tea and coffee fall into that category but now energy drinks are synthetic to the max and I really don't think anything good can come out of those for me that coffee doesn't already fix. Also the process of brewing is important to me, ideally I'll get fresh beans that I grind myself and then I have half a dozen of manual coffee making devices at home to pick from depending on what style I'm into (I mostly stick to the French press, Chemex or moka pot though).

On a side note I remember visiting South America a few years back and being excited at the idea of finding good local coffee there only to realize there was none to be found and the locals would mostly drink shitty instant coffee; apparently it's common for producers there (tempted by the extra money) to just export all the good stuff to the point where they don't keep anything for themselves. Later I also visited Brazil and thinking about it now I can't remember how the coffee situation was there but that's because they had mate and açaí bowls which more than sufficed to retain my attention the whole time.

View PostSanek, on 05 September 2020 - 03:31 AM, said:

You should have a couple of cups of coffee and then go to a skate park to see if helps any. :P


That really got me because it's been an inherent part of the program for years, you have no idea. People have told me countless times how it's really obvious in my style that I'm essentially running on coffee and weed, too.
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#21639

View PostJimmy, on 05 September 2020 - 04:42 AM, said:

A Latina friend let me in on a little secret, Cafe Bustelo is the best cheap brand of coffee you can buy just about anywhere in the US, although in some areas you might have to go to a Mexican market or at the very least the "ethnic" foods aisle to find it. It's strong shit. It says its for espresso, but you can just use it like regular coffee. It's pretty intense to drink black, but it's good, especially with a pinch of salt. I typically just add a touch of Almond Joy flavoured creamer, because I find the coconut, chocolate, and almond notes round out the bitterness.

Cafe Bustelo is coffee.
And it's cheap af.
I just want mine ethically sourced if I buy it and it's rare when I do.
so I don't spend too much money on it.

View PostJimmy, on 05 September 2020 - 04:42 AM, said:

I've pretty much stopped drinking coffee altogether these past few months since I'm not working due to this pandemic bullshit. I think the caffeine withdrawals are what fucked up my sleep pattern (even more than it already was.) I'd drink 2-6 cups of coffee a day at work. It's definitely a form of self medication for me because I should be on Dexedrine for my ADHD but I don't have health insurance so I can't afford to go to a doctor every three months to keep my prescription. Allegedly jet pilots use that shit on overnight missions. I was on it for about 2 years though and it was great for my physical and mental health.

Dexedrine is primarily used by air force as they are the ones that typically do 30 hour missions.
Caffeine pills are still used by army, navy, marines typically because they most commonly do 10-12 hour missions.
Dexedrine is not used as much by such pilots as it has to be recommended by the flight surgeon as it's an addictive substance.

You can apply for SSDI with type 2 bipolar while working and get medicare/medicaid.
They will give you money too, such amount depending on black magic if you make less then 1260 a month.
Don't think you're taking advantage of the system or anything, it's there for a reason, for people in your exact situation.

Although shit is backlogged to all hell right now with posers which fucks things for everyone else, takes well over an hour to talk with someone over the phone.
And several months for paperwork to go through, unless you have well over 3000 pages of medical documents and are only 21 years of age.

View Postck3D, on 05 September 2020 - 05:13 AM, said:

On a side note I remember visiting South America a few years back and being excited at the idea of finding good local coffee there only to realize there was none to be found and the locals would mostly drink shitty instant coffee; apparently it's common for producers there (tempted by the extra money) to just export all the good stuff to the point where they don't keep anything for themselves. Later I also visited Brazil and thinking about it now I can't remember how the coffee situation was there but that's because they had mate and açaí bowls which more than sufficed to retain my attention the whole time.

Sorenson tried to eliminate that by asking what he could do to help communities

Sorenson founded the Bikes To Rwanda non-profit, which built two bicycle shops and put 400 bikes on the ground in the war-torn nation.
In his earlier years he tried to help build the communities around the coffee farms evidence of such is deep in the stumptown blog if it's still there and it's like a slog to get through.

Other places do this too,
but Sorenson was one of the first.

I've been awaiting his comeback for many years.

This post has been edited by The Overman: 05 September 2020 - 06:27 AM

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#21640

View Postck3D, on 05 September 2020 - 02:59 AM, said:

Wow you were banned on AMC? Didn't remember the moderating over there was so rigid, then again that was a different era too. Site had been dead for years anyway so you didn't miss out on anything but a bunch of posts between Sang and James in the Butterfly Collecting Forums.


Ahhh, "Butterfly Collecting Forums", I completely forgot about it and it brings so much memories! I remember when I first logged on AMC forums, saw that name and was like "WTF are these guys into here?" at first before realizing it's not literally an entomological corner :D It feels weird, because I was on these forums only for like 3 years or so and then took a "break" for another... 15 years, but still I have so much fond memories from that time. I guess that's where the relativity of time hits us.

As for coffee and other drugs, I think I'm quite immune to caffeine, but I do drink coffee, usually one large mug a day, with milk, honey and sometimes cardamom. I do sometimes also take a nap right after drinking a coffee before any waking effect could take place, in general I like taking short naps after work especially if I woke up early. Never understood what a "strong tea" is though, if caffeine has little effect for me, then with tea I could probably drink that insane prison drug substitute they make from brewing super condensed tea with not much effect on me.
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#21641

View PostAleks, on 05 September 2020 - 07:03 AM, said:

As for coffee and other drugs, I think I'm quite immune to caffeine, but I do drink coffee, usually one large mug a day, with milk, honey and sometimes cardamom. I do sometimes also take a nap right after drinking a coffee before any waking effect could take place, in general I like taking short naps after work especially if I woke up early. Never understood what a "strong tea" is though, if caffeine has little effect for me, then with tea I could probably drink that insane prison drug substitute they make from brewing super condensed tea with not much effect on me.

Rolled black gunpowder

Rolled black gunpowder is 0.75 tsp per 12 oz.
average loose leaf black tea is 4.5 tsp per 12 oz.
Cold brew can allow for stronger concentrates

I had my boss request I stop drinking 96 oz. of coffee a day
as people were threatening to report me to the sarc (drug person in the military) for caffeine abuse
people died due to OD mainly right before a workout, so it was taken seriously
I made sure I was given a 2 week notice before any scheduled PTs so I didn't have to deal with it.
and had proper time to detox.
and um I bought that instead.
people stopped caring cause it was tea.

Also I had someone say that they were immune to caffeine to me irl,
and I was like 13 caffeine pills?

They were like I'll die

I put them in my mouth in separate handfuls walked away and was like guess you're not immune.

My set max was 2600mg for some reason,
I just made sure I never went any further,
as I felt off at 2200mg,
I felt real off at 2600mg,
Acted perfectly normal but wouldn't recommend
Spoiler


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#21642

View PostThe Watchtower, on 05 September 2020 - 12:52 AM, said:

I haven't heard about Sang or Geoffrey/Fakir for a while. Their adorable bullshit were part of the AMC experience though.

Geoffrey is a professional artist and has nothing to do with the gaming community.

He now spends his time drawing penises and boobs

https://www.facebook...41550939200558/

and furry(?) porn

http://www.jenieuwef...omotiestickers/

it's 'high art', so plebs like me don't understand

This post has been edited by Forge: 05 September 2020 - 08:05 AM

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#21643

This is my art
I'm an attention whore
https://64.media.tumblr.com/ea0e572e3432c6482d8520cb61e53258/tumblr_owtlpwKaEz1wxlvuso1_1280.png
Favorite piece

This post has been edited by The Overman: 05 September 2020 - 09:44 AM

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#21644

View PostThe Watchtower, on 05 September 2020 - 12:52 AM, said:

Actually I had a conversation with Mikko a good year ago about Sigil, and he updates his site frequently. However I still miss his sensible mind from this board.
I actually saw James and Merlijn posting here occasionally, and indeed, both the Oostrums released their maps recently.

I haven't heard about Sang or Geoffrey/Fakir for a while. Their adorable bullshit were part of the AMC experience though.


Sang and James are both quite active on the AMC TC discord, Mikko also pops up there occasionally. Fakir has left the community years ago.
I guess that made the AMC forums obsolete.

You know you're getting old once you start talking about the good ol' days but yeah.. those were the good ol' days. :P
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#21645

View PostJimmy, on 05 September 2020 - 04:42 AM, said:

A Latina friend let me in on a little secret, Cafe Bustelo is the best cheap brand of coffee you can buy just about anywhere in the US



I buy the shit out of Cafe Bustelo from my local Target. I stock up on six bottles at a time, and make a bigass strong giant cup of it every day when I crawl out of bed. Put some milk and creamer in it to add calories and it's practically breakfast.

It was hard to find a few months ago because weirdos all decided at once to make something called "dalgona" out of instant espresso, but it's easy to find again.
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User is offline   Jeff 

#21646

Attached Image: nas_drive_repair.png

My new drive arrived today. Hope the rebuilding goes okay.
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User is offline   Sangman 

#21647

Uhhh yeah I'm still around but mostly on Discord servers these days. Still mapping :V
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#21648

View PostDanukem, on 06 September 2020 - 01:36 AM, said:

I buy the shit out of Cafe Bustelo from my local Target. I stock up on six bottles at a time, and make a bigass strong giant cup of it every day when I crawl out of bed. Put some milk and creamer in it to add calories and it's practically breakfast.

It was hard to find a few months ago because weirdos all decided at once to make something called "dalgona" out of instant espresso, but it's easy to find again.

I just use the regular stuff usually although the instant isn't bad. If I go for instant, I like something with chicory in it like Luzianne.
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#21649

RAID rebuild was good. Was worried that the new drive was built on SMR instead of CMR recording, because SMR has been known to cause issues with RAID rebuilds. I checked the model number of the drive and the ones I bought back in 2014 have ERFX instead of EAFX at the end.

Attached Image: nas_drive_good.png

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#21650

Sorry if this is old news, but there's a channel run by a guy who collects and reviews military food rations and it's strangely entertaining. He will also eat really old and probably unsafe things:




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#21651

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Crack is whack
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User is offline   X-Vector 

#21652

https://twitter.com/...776918794375171

San Francisco 2049
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#21653

Federal judge delving further into Saudi Arabias involvement with 9/11
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User is offline   Mark 

#21654

A web article about bidets uses a figure of 50 lbs of toilet usage per year for the average person. Maybe for a woman that drinks a lot of water every day and has bad diarreha and a runny nose and removes makeup every night.

I'm still nowhere near using up the three 12-packs I had before the beginning of March when the covid crap started. I'm guessing each 12-pack weighs about 3 lbs. So at the very most I might use 15 lbs in a year.

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#21655

Happy birthday Butters Stotch!
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View PostMark, on 11 September 2020 - 10:33 AM, said:

A web article about bidets uses a figure of 50 lbs of toilet usage per year for the average person. Maybe for a woman that drinks a lot of water every day and has bad diarreha and a runny nose and removes makeup every night.

I'm still nowhere near using up the three 12-packs I had before the beginning of March when the covid crap started. I'm guessing each 12-pack weighs about 3 lbs. So at the very most I might use 15 lbs in a year.

NVM I'm high on life

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User is offline   Sanek 

#21657

Is there anyone who's speaking Deutsch? Preferably a native speaker.

I need some text to be translated ASAP, and I can pay you 10 USD if you can help me with it.

If you're intrested, please reply here and I'll PM you.
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User is offline   Hank 

#21658

View PostSanek, on 17 September 2020 - 06:22 AM, said:

Is there anyone who's speaking Deutsch? Preferably a native speaker.

I need some text to be translated ASAP, and I can pay you 10 USD if you can help me with it.

If you're intrested, please reply here and I'll PM you.

I'm a Kraut, keep your cash though, I suck in German and English, so the quality is not 100%
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#21659

View PostHank, on 17 September 2020 - 10:35 AM, said:

I'm a Kraut, keep your cash though, I suck in German and English, so the quality is not 100%


Um, so what's the point of writing this other than lols?

I'm sorry, but I need someone who can translate from english to german without any errors. I can use the google translator myself. :rolleyes:
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User is offline   Sanek 

#21660

I reached one of the forum's members, in case anyone's wondering.
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