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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21901

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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User is offline   Aleks 

#21902

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 :) 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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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21903

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


This post has been edited by The Overman: 05 September 2020 - 08:57 AM

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User is offline   Forge 

  • Speaker of the Outhouse

#21904

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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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21905

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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User is offline   Merlijn 

#21906

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. :)
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User is online   Danukem 

  • Duke Plus Developer

#21907

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 

#21908

Attached Image: nas_drive_repair.png

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

#21909

Uhhh yeah I'm still around but mostly on Discord servers these days. Still mapping :V
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User is offline   Jimmy 

  • Let's go Brandon!

#21910

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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User is offline   Jeff 

#21911

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.

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This post has been edited by Jeff: 10 September 2020 - 08:29 AM

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User is offline   Aristotle Gumball 

  • banned!

#21912

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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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21913

Attached Image: DSC00039.JPG

Crack is whack
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User is offline   X-Vector 

#21914

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

San Francisco 2049
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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21915

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

#21916

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.

This post has been edited by Mark: 11 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

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User is offline   Fox 

  • Fraka kaka kaka kaka-kow!

#21917

Happy birthday Butters Stotch!
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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21918

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

This post has been edited by The Overman: 11 September 2020 - 03:32 PM

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User is online   Sanek 

#21919

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 

#21920

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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User is online   Sanek 

#21921

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. :)
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User is online   Sanek 

#21922

I reached one of the forum's members, in case anyone's wondering.
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User is offline   Balls of Steel Forever 

  • Balls of Steel Forever

#21923

I finally came out as trans to the rest of my friends and family.
Family was indifferent, which was good, because I was a bit overly scared.

Going to contact the doc tomorrow,
and see the plan going forward.

Bought way too much makeup, but I'll at least have some choices.

Name will still be Balls of Steel Forever,
I was thinking of clit, cunt, labia, pussy, ovaries or vagina to reflect personal change

But I think women can still have balls metaphorically
I mean Elizabeth Bathory is the most prolific murderer in history male or female
And Lady Death is a scary ass fatherfucker.

The Overman was a bit too arrogant,

and the point of this name was an allusion to the pinball game
which is no longer on steam or gog, among others, because fuck gearbox
So now it is a name of protest
and my high amount of being a uh pedantic nihilistic ass most of the time
which is how I live and breathe

Anyways we'll see where life takes me from here.

This post has been edited by Balls of Steel Forever: 22 September 2020 - 01:25 AM

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#21924

Caught covid, now hospitalized.
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User is offline   Aristotle Gumball 

  • banned!

#21925

View PostThe Watchtower, on 22 September 2020 - 03:50 AM, said:

Caught covid, now hospitalized.


How is it?
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User is offline   Forge 

  • Speaker of the Outhouse

#21926

View PostBalls of Steel Forever, on 22 September 2020 - 01:25 AM, said:

I finally came out as trans to the rest of my friends and family.
Family was indifferent, which was good, because I was a bit overly scared.

this will probably make your life a little bit easier (as long as they are taking you serious and aren't blowing it off as you going through some kind of temporary "phase")

no offense, but you've always been a little susceptible to extreme dark moods, so try to keep the depression and suicide in check. Seek local support groups.
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User is offline   Hank 

#21927

@ Balls of Steel Forever
All the best. Understanding yourself fully, is one of the keys to a better and richer life. :)
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User is online   ck3D 

#21928

View PostCartaphallus, on 22 September 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

How is it?


Design is alright, but the enemies could use better placement.

Bad jokes to try and alleviate the situation aside - really - be well and keep your head up through this, The Watchtower. Sincerely hoping it's nothing overly serious. Please give us news when you can.

And all the best, BoSF - I commend your bravery.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 22 September 2020 - 02:34 PM

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User is online   Sanek 

#21929

I'm completely dunno why I did this...but I think it's funny :)

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#21930

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/908/130/b50.png
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