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I Get Most of My Caffeine Through

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Coffee
  12859 votes / 49%
Tea
  3618 votes / 13%
Soda
  3645 votes / 13%
Energy Drinks
  1006 votes / 3%
Chocolate
  753 votes / 2%
Pills
  338 votes / 1%
Any means necessary
  1313 votes / 5%
I'm jittery enough without it
  2513 votes / 9%
26045 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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I Get Most of My Caffeine Through

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  • Re:Missing option (Score:4, Informative)

    by DoctorBonzo (2646833) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @08:31AM (#42894471)
    I believe the caffeine headache comes from *withdrawal* not use. Have you tried going cold turkey for a day or so?
  • by CastrTroy (595695) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @10:54AM (#42895505) Homepage
    Up until a couple years ago, there was no caffeine allowed in non-cola soft drinks in Canada [hc-sc.gc.ca], including things such as Root Beer, Mountain Dew, and Sprite/7-up. They only recently started allowing it, but most drinks didn't change their recipe, possibly because people liked them the way they were. Yeah, so in Canada, Mountain Dew doesn't have caffeine.
  • by ODBOL (197239) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @01:35PM (#42897263) Homepage

    I'm drinking some right now. Check it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_(beverage) [wikipedia.org]

    I think it tastes more like wet hay than thistle. Of course, if you don't drink it, there will be a better supply for me.

    Cruz de Malta appears to be the standard choice, but I prefer Rosamonte Seleccion Especial, which has a stronger flavor. I think that the best deals are to be found online. Order the yerba (the weed itself) in 1 kilo bags, 10 or 12 at a time to amortize the shipping cost, which is usually too high for a single bag.Get a nice mate (=cup=gourd) and bombilla (straw with strainer). After some experience with fancier ones, I prefer the simplest gourds with no decoration. They usually come with a bit of pulp, that you need to soak and scoop out with a spoon. Part of the ritual.

    Cheerio,

    Mike O'Donnell

  • Re:Missing option (Score:5, Informative)

    by LunaticTippy (872397) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @04:34PM (#42900521)
    McDonald's coffee seems to have a decent dosage of caffeine. Say what you want about the color, flavor, or strength, it does provide an average amount of caffeine according to my sensors.

    I think this is due to the type of beans and the roast. Lighter roasts don't break down as much of the caffeine as a darker roast, and cheaper robusta beans contain more caffeine to begin with. A cup of strong tasting dark roast arabica coffee will typically have less caffeine than a watery cup of light roast robusta truck stop coffee.
  • Re:Missing option (Score:4, Informative)

    by Austerity Empowers (669817) on Saturday February 16, 2013 @12:39AM (#42919573)

    If he was a true nerd he would have done the math. An 8oz "cup" of coffee contains about 100mg of caffeine on average (but varies wildly, that's ok his "cup" is probably not 8oz either). While I could not find caffeine content in Shasta Diet Soda, Diet Coke contains 45mg/12oz can. In a 2 liter bottle, there are 68 fluid ounces.

    So 1-2 cups of coffee is 100-200 mg, while 2 liters of diet soda is 250mg. Given the margin of error is so high, they're roughly the same, but I predict more bathroom trips in the afternoon.

    There, I hope I've restored a little of your faith in Slashdot.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)

 



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