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I usually take my coffee:

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Black
  30% 37 votes
With cream (or milk)
  21% 26 votes
With sugar (or sweetener)
  2% 3 votes
With cream && sugar
  10% 13 votes
Heathenisticallly decaf
  4% 5 votes
Crushed and snorted
  1% 2 votes
I prefer tea, TYVM
  16% 20 votes
Other (specify)
  13% 16 votes
122 total votes.
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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @04:03PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @04:03PM (#1050388)

    Just like my women!

    • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Sunday September 13, @04:06PM

      by acid andy (1683) on Sunday September 13, @04:06PM (#1050389) Homepage Journal

      And highly stimulating.

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    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @04:12PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @04:12PM (#1050392)

      But why is there a dick in my coffee?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @09:35PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 13, @09:35PM (#1050489)

        I suppose that you use it like a straw? The harder you suck, the more goodness you get?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @07:59PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @07:59PM (#1052358)

      As dark and cold as an ex-wife's heart.

    • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Thursday September 17, @11:08PM

      by Thexalon (636) on Thursday September 17, @11:08PM (#1052453) Homepage
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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Sunday September 13, @04:35PM (15 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Sunday September 13, @04:35PM (#1050399) Homepage Journal

    I do enjoy black coffee but I like some soy milk in my coffee usually because it adds something to the flavor. There's also a more important practical benefit; as the caffeine wakes me up and I get more stuff done, my body is burning more calories so the soy milk replenishes those somewhat. It's almost a food group!

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    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday September 13, @09:00PM (14 children)

      Use honest to fuck heavy cream then. It tastes worlds better and is chock full of fatty calories, though it has a small amount of sugars too. Plus if you always keep it around for coffee, you're never more than a couple minutes and a wrist cramp away from having fresh whipped cream for desserts or other recreational uses.

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      • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday September 14, @03:59PM (8 children)

        by acid andy (1683) on Monday September 14, @03:59PM (#1050812) Homepage Journal

        I love cream, although since turning vegan it has to be a soy cream. I've always tended to avoid having a lot of cream though because I still attend the school of thought that too much saturated fat could lead to heart disease. The soy cream substitute doesn't have much of that because it's mainly fortified with vegetable oil but I think we won't know for sure the health effects of a lot of that until our generation get really old. Another reason I can't have loads of it is it's just more expensive than milk as well.

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        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:05PM (4 children)

          Have a diet anywhere near keto and saturated fat's not a worry. Fat that gets sucked up for energy is precluded from hanging out in your arteries by physics.

          Oh and counting milk/cream as non-vegan is just silly. It's most definitely not meat of any sort. And we're mammals, producing and drinking milk is kind of a class defining trait.

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          • (Score: 3, Funny) by acid andy on Tuesday September 15, @12:58AM (3 children)

            by acid andy (1683) on Tuesday September 15, @12:58AM (#1051069) Homepage Journal

            Oh and counting milk/cream as non-vegan is just silly. It's most definitely not meat of any sort.

            It's not silly, it's one of the things that distinguishes veganism from vegetarianism.

            And we're mammals, producing and drinking milk is kind of a class defining trait

            Well yeah but I can't get a cheap, consensual, local source of human milk to drink! I tried rubbing my nipples a lot but nothing came out...

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            • (Score: 3, Funny) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday September 15, @03:04AM

              See, I just don't get that. Give you a perfectly good excuse to play with boobs and you go making excuses instead.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @03:55AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @03:55AM (#1051140)

              Well yeah but I can't get a cheap, consensual, local source of human milk to drink!

              You usually find them in veggie gardens or straw bales, but you'll need to work on them a bit.

            • (Score: 5, Funny) by DECbot on Tuesday September 15, @02:04PM

              by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @02:04PM (#1051273) Journal

              cheap, consensual, local

              You know the exercise, you're allowed to pick two.

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        • (Score: 2) by VacuumTube on Tuesday September 15, @02:17PM (2 children)

          by VacuumTube (7693) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @02:17PM (#1051286) Journal

          "I've always tended to avoid having a lot of cream though because I still attend the school of thought that too much saturated fat could lead to heart disease."

          I used to do that as well, but now most government sponsored recommendations have removed dietary cholesterol from their lists of foods to avoid. It seems that they're finally admitting that there is no reliable evidence that it's bad for you.

          An excellent and up to date video on the subject of the erroneous dietary recommendations is called Fat Fiction, available for free on Amazon Prime.

          • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Tuesday September 15, @02:23PM (1 child)

            by acid andy (1683) on Tuesday September 15, @02:23PM (#1051294) Homepage Journal

            I'm well aware of the current recommendations. I remain unconvinced by them.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @03:52PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @03:52PM (#1051347)

              You science denier, you!

      • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @09:59PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @09:59PM (#1050990)

        Amazing you felt you needed to point out the availability of regar cream. Could it be that you're such a reactionary that you can't handle the existence of soy products or milk substitutes? That would be very sad my friend.

        • (Score: 4, Touché) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:05PM (2 children)

          No, they just suck all of the ass compared to heavy cream.

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          • (Score: 0, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @06:11PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @06:11PM (#1051402)

            Now that EF is on permanent coward status you and Runaway are probably tied for the worst users around here.

            Lucky for you some other terrible people find your noob level shit funny.

      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Friday September 18, @08:34AM

        by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Friday September 18, @08:34AM (#1052664) Homepage
        To add not just body, but yummy gimicky flavours too, because why the heck not, I now add a small dash (<1 tsp) of this stuff to my "chugging" coffees:
          https://liviko.ee/en/product/vana-tallinn-marzipan-cream/
        It's a cream liqueur with a rum base, and obviously flavoured with almond. Undrinkable neat, but amazing in coffee.

        Oh, man, I'd not read that commercial description before, it's hilarious. I'm now convinced that I must have the biggest cock and balls in the whole of town if I can shamelessly admit to drinking that stuff!
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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday September 13, @09:05PM (14 children)

    Cream. Like real, sure nuff, heavy cream. The best tasting "creamer" made and occasionally that's necessary because not all cups of coffee are created equal throughout the world. Bad water alone is enough to ruin what would otherwise be a good cup of black coffee but some folks inexplicably feel the need to master the art making bad coffee even with good water.

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    • (Score: 3, Offtopic) by Runaway1956 on Sunday September 13, @09:23PM (2 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 13, @09:23PM (#1050484) Homepage Journal

      I seldom use any kind of "creamer", but when I do, it's whole milk or cream or half & half. Dear Wife has more shit in the refrigerator than I can name, without strolling over to look. Something that makes her coffee taste like a Snicker's candy bar, something that claims to be French cream, some powdered stuff that calls itself "coffee whitener", and the list goes on. Of those that I have scanned the ingredients list, none contain any dairy products. Bleahhhh!!

      OT, but those ingredients lists get harder to read every year. Is that just me, or do they print the ingredients in ever smaller print?

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      • (Score: 3, Touché) by DECbot on Sunday September 13, @09:58PM

        by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 13, @09:58PM (#1050500) Journal

        I prefer about a ounce of warmed milk in my coffee as cream is too much for my taste. When I do decide to tolerate cream, it's going to be Bailey's. And by the second or third mug I'm making lattes out of it: a shot of coffee and the rest Irish cream.

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      • (Score: 4, Funny) by redneckmother on Tuesday September 15, @03:41AM

        by redneckmother (3597) on Tuesday September 15, @03:41AM (#1051130)

        OT, but those ingredients lists get harder to read every year. Is that just me, or do they print the ingredients in ever smaller print?

        Your arms are getting shorter.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:56PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:56PM (#1051006)

      Do you like a latte from a cafe? Australian latte, mind. Hmmm wet cappuccino perhaps?

      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:12PM

        As long as nobody puts anything else whatsoever in there (sugar, flavors of any sort besides coffee and dairy, a Mercedes hood ornament, whatever), sure. Have several espresso/cappuccino devices around the house if I don't feel like going to The Coffee Shop [coffeeshophumboldt.com]. Mostly I just prefer several cups of drip made from freshly ground, good tasting beans though. I can get a lot more flavor across my tongue before my kidneys revolt or I forget how to nap.

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    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Tuesday September 15, @12:59PM (5 children)

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday September 15, @12:59PM (#1051239) Homepage Journal

      I put a little Half & Half in the first cup, just to cool it enough to drink.

      What you put in it isn't nearly as important as the coffee maker. The restaurants all use Bunn, so I spent the extra money for one. It was money well spent.

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      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday September 15, @02:01PM (4 children)

        Have one but it won't start making the coffee 15m before I wake up. I consider that one of the greatest advancements since the first coffee beans were roasted and ground.

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        • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Tuesday September 15, @02:09PM (3 children)

          by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @02:09PM (#1051277) Journal

          The nice thing about Bunn coffeemakers is the wait time between pouring water and a pot of coffee is 3-5 minutes depending on how you grind your beans.

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    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 15, @07:30PM (2 children)

      by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday September 15, @07:30PM (#1051426) Journal

      If I use heavy cream, I'll make bad water. :)

      Damn lactose fecking intolerance......
      Damn gluten intolerane.......

      God hates me. Glad I don't believe in Her/Him/Them/They/It...........

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday September 13, @09:29PM (4 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 13, @09:29PM (#1050487) Homepage Journal

    I didn't drink coffee until I went into the Navy. Messdecks coffee is notoriously bitter. To be fair, the coffee itself is mildly bitter, but the mess cooks often let the urn go dry and burn. So, a spoonful of sugar helped with the bitterness.

    I've never had any real reason to change, so I sweeten my coffee to this day.

    Sometimes a splash of cream is good, but it's not essential.

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @05:06PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @05:06PM (#1050845)

      I didn't drink coffee until I went into the Navy. Messdecks coffee is notoriously bitter. To be fair, the coffee itself is mildly bitter, but the mess cooks often let the urn go dry and burn. So, a spoonful of sugar helped with the bitterness.

      I've never had any real reason to change, so I sweeten my coffee to this day.

      Sometimes a splash of cream is good, but it's not essential.

      It could be worse. We had a guy in the Army that would just top up the half empty urn with water, reload new coffee into the basket and set it to percolating again. It would peel enamel off of your teeth but it kept you awake for guard duty.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday September 15, @01:35AM (1 child)

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @01:35AM (#1051077) Journal

        One time I was very tired and brewed tea using what turned out to be coffee; I was using the machine for what I thought was just plain water but someone had left grounds in the brew basket. Didn't notice until I took a sip and my pubic hair stood on end, LOL.

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 15, @07:33PM

          by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday September 15, @07:33PM (#1051427) Journal

          Pics or it didn't happen!

          8-0

          :)

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    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Tuesday September 15, @01:01PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday September 15, @01:01PM (#1051240) Homepage Journal

      The Air Force coffee was shitty, too.

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  • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Monday September 14, @03:56AM

    by Hartree (195) on Monday September 14, @03:56AM (#1050621)

    For most of my life I was a dedicated cream and sugar in my coffee sort. That's changed in the past 15 years or so. Now I drink it black and very strong.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @04:49AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @04:49AM (#1050632)

    Tea, earl grey, hot.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:33AM (#1050660)

    Voted for tea, but straight black when I do make coffee.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by rob_on_earth on Monday September 14, @10:14AM (9 children)

    by rob_on_earth (5485) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @10:14AM (#1050680) Homepage

    and I don't drink tea, just not keen on the taste of either.

    Used to think I was the only one, but have since meet many people who don't like tea or coffee. The difference is that they will drink it out of politeness and I flatly refuse.

    At my first job I got asked if I was a Mormon based on my choice to not drink tea or coffee. Sadly, I had never heard the term before at age 17 and assumed they were asking if I was a moron.

    • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Monday September 14, @03:00PM (8 children)

      by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @03:00PM (#1050781) Journal

      You're definitely not alone, my mother is the same way. She also despises alcohol in all forms. While she is religious, her faith places no specific restrictions on her diet except perhaps moderation. Though if she told me God had once spoke to her in a dream and commanded her to only drink Diet Dr. Pepper, I wouldn't be that surprised.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:04PM (7 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:04PM (#1050934)

        I don't drink tea or coffee unless I'm in need of energy, because I don't like caffeine. I don't really get why people enjoy the feeling of anxiety?

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:15PM (3 children)

          Well, anyone with some degree of ADD/ADHD gets the exact opposite effect out of it. It chills the rapid fire context switching in the brain down some and lets you focus better. Dunno about normies.

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          • (Score: 3, Interesting) by DECbot on Tuesday September 15, @12:05AM

            by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @12:05AM (#1051045) Journal

            For a normal like myself (if I may call myself that--I mean there is not any medical diagnosis to explain my behavior as of yet), it depends on the volume consumed during a period of time in relation to tolerance. For me, in a 6-8 hour period, 250ml is just enough to motivated me to change out of my pajamas. 500ml will allow me to tolerate my coworkers and anyone chipper before noon. Somewhere between 750ml and a liter I start to get the jitters and lose focus. And above 1.5L I become nauseous. The same effects happen if I consumed too rapidly, jitters then nauseous. If I was worried before excessive the 0.75L mark then it may cause anxiety in an non obstructive way.

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          • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Magic Oddball on Tuesday September 15, @03:43AM

            by Magic Oddball (3847) on Tuesday September 15, @03:43AM (#1051133) Journal

            It never occurred to me before, but I'm at the hyper-focused end of the autistic spectrum and caffeine calms that just enough that I can switch between tasks without a huge effort. It comes in handy both when I'm starting to work at my desk at the beginning of my day, and when I'm settling down to relax in the evening.

          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 15, @07:43PM

            by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday September 15, @07:43PM (#1051430) Journal

            Hey, now i know why i can drink 3 Monster drinks and feel no effect: no shakes and can actually fall asleep if i need to.

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        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Magic Oddball on Tuesday September 15, @03:35AM (2 children)

          by Magic Oddball (3847) on Tuesday September 15, @03:35AM (#1051126) Journal

          It doesn't cause most people anxiety, just gives them extra energy/alertness. (That is, aside from many ADD/ADHD & some autistic folk; it relaxes us instead.)

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @01:43PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @01:43PM (#1051254)

            It doesn't cause me actual anxiety, just the feeling of it - jittery, heart pumping, very awake. I find it to be very unpleasant unless I've pulled an all-nighter or two.

  • (Score: 2) by Mojibake Tengu on Monday September 14, @12:57PM (2 children)

    by Mojibake Tengu (8598) on Monday September 14, @12:57PM (#1050714) Journal

    Milk, cream, honey, ginger sirob, cinnamon or even the menthol candy dissolved.

    No raw sugar.

    Best option: cream & honey with a little dose of cinnamon.
    Kind of honey does matter. Kind of water does matter as well.

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    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @04:01AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @04:01AM (#1051143)

      (vomit rocket)

    • (Score: 2, Touché) by bart9h on Friday September 18, @06:41PM

      by bart9h (767) on Friday September 18, @06:41PM (#1052961)

      In other words, you don't like coffee.

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by DannyB on Monday September 14, @03:36PM (6 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @03:36PM (#1050800) Journal

    When I was young and started programming Pascal four decades ago I drank Coke for caffeine.

    In 1984, I switched from regular coke to the newly introduced Diet Coke.

    Everyone was afraid of the (then) new sweetener in it, which some said causes brain damage.

    I said, if it does cause brain damage, we won't really know for twenty years!

    Soon after 2004, which is twenty years later, I began programming in Java.

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    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:56PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @07:56PM (#1050953)

      Well, to be fair to the Coca-Cola company, I think you were already showing signs of dementia decades before by choosing to program in Pascal. Just sayin'.

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday September 14, @08:44PM (4 children)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @08:44PM (#1050966) Journal

        Interesting.

        But in designing our software system in 1980-81, for microcomputers there weren't a whole lot of other choices other than BASIC. Not only was Pascal far higher level than BASIC, the p-System in particular offered cross platform portability. The p-System also offered much greater code density on small microcomputers. p-Code was far more dense and high level than BASIC.

        We wanted cross platform. So UCSD p-System [wikipedia.org] was our choice. It ran in the microcomputers we wanted (Apple II, Apple ///, IBM PC and Corvus Concept) but also ran on other systems that we had no current interest in (DEC PDP-11, Z80, 68000, TI 99/4a, others). Later, we did purchase a version of the p-System that ran on Macintosh with text screen, before we could develop the very first GUI version of our applications.

        The p-System provided us (mostly) binary portability between systems. The Apple II and Apple /// both ran p-System version II, while other platforms ran version IV. But we had 100% source code compatibility.

        And this was in 1981 and subsequent years.

        At this point in time, you couldn't just buy an off the shelf database that was the same on all these different systems. So we rolled our own balanced 2 for 3 b-tree indexed file system. Later on when we ported to IBM PC I had to hand write x86 assembler because the ROM based screen functions were not fast enough nor sophisticated enough.

        It is more than Pascal. But for the era I'm talking about, I"m not sure what you would actually be complaining about.

        It was way ahead of its time. Cross platform binary compatibility like Java. And the same OS on all systems, with same utilities, linkers, compilers, assembler, etc, like Linux.

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        • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday September 14, @08:56PM (3 children)

          by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @08:56PM (#1050973) Journal

          Just reminiscing. Our hardware requirements were pretty steep at that time. Between 128 K and 256 K bytes of memory. And a 10, 20 or 40 GB drive (costing about $5000 to $7000). Still a complete system, with our expensive software might run in the neighborhood of $10 K to $17 K depending on hardware and number of workstations, but was CHEAP compared to systems from IBM which might start at $35 K and go way up for multiple workstations. And that was in 1982 ish dollars.

          Since the Apple II topped out at 48 K at that time, it was the first platform we dropped.

          Years later, as IBM took over the PC world, we got a p-System that ran as an MS-DOS executable from a Canadian company Datalex. Not having to repartition the disk and dual boot for the p-System vs MS DOS was a good improvement. We gradually dropped other platforms by attrition.

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          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Monday September 14, @09:54PM (2 children)

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @09:54PM (#1050989) Homepage Journal

            And a 10, 20 or 40 GB drive

            The GB is a typo, right? Back when you were counting K bytes of memory, tape, floppies, and then MB drives were common.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:59PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:59PM (#1051007)

              Always have a time machine handy. Be sure to bring a modern OS with you for reference and driver back porting.

            • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday September 15, @05:21PM

              by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @05:21PM (#1051388) Journal

              Yes. I meant MB. It is a typo.

              Those were the days. Every byte and cpu cycle mattered.

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  • (Score: 2) by cmdrklarg on Monday September 14, @04:13PM (2 children)

    by cmdrklarg (5048) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @04:13PM (#1050821)

    I don't drink coffee or tea, don't like the taste. I do have a keurig knock off machine but I use it for hot chocolate or for coffee that isn't much coffee.

    I usually get my morning caffeine from Diet Dew or water with crystal light (I like that stuff more diluted).

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    • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday September 14, @05:20PM (1 child)

      by acid andy (1683) on Monday September 14, @05:20PM (#1050854) Homepage Journal

      I don't drink coffee or tea, don't like the taste. I do have a keurig knock off machine but I use it for hot chocolate or for coffee that isn't much coffee.

      The taste of a cup of coffee can vary vastly depending on the roast, strength, amount of milk and / or sugar, etc. I find the flavor a little bit similar to chocolate actually (the two go great together). Quite a few of the foods I didn't like as a child I came to enjoy when I tried them again years later--I know the palates of young children are different but I also suspect my parents / school fed me crappy veg that didn't taste its best.

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      • (Score: 2) by cmdrklarg on Monday September 14, @05:56PM

        by cmdrklarg (5048) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @05:56PM (#1050878)

        I've tried it off and on again, still don't like it. By the time I'd be able to drink it the 'coffee' would be more sugar and milk than coffee.

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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday September 14, @05:21PM (18 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @05:21PM (#1050856) Journal

    Strong medium roast, 2 Tbsp half and half, and a couple of stevia packets. In a quart freaking mug. I like tea more than coffee but if I've got 50 calories to spare this prep is well worth it.

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    • (Score: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Monday September 14, @06:27PM (12 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 14, @06:27PM (#1050910) Homepage Journal

      I've heard that stevia rots your brain, but you won't find out until you've used it for years.

      https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=39519&page=1&cid=1050800#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

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      • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday September 14, @09:31PM (7 children)

        by Freeman (732) on Monday September 14, @09:31PM (#1050982) Journal

        Stevia != Aspartame / Nutrasweet

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:42PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 14, @10:42PM (#1050999)

        I've heard that stevia rots your brain

        Probably an improvement.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:29PM (2 children)

        Dude, I've got too much brain as it is. I been trying to kill off enough of the old brain cells with various recreational chemicals to get down to "above average" since I was 13. That old saying "ignorance is bliss" is no fucking lie. Being able to see people being astonishing idiots with extreme clarity ain't all that fun.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @11:30PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @11:30PM (#1051480)

          A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

          In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

          And that is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday September 14, @11:24PM

      Yeah, Stevia manages something approaching sugar sweet without the cloying, persistent coating of syrup in your mouth actual sugar leaves. It's my go-to if I feel the need for something to be sweetened lately. It ain't perfect but it's a hell of a lot closer than anything else. Straight up heavy cream is sweet enough for me though.

      Random side note: A coffee cup of heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and cream of coconut from your local house of booze make for a seriously badass take on chocolate milk. It's like drinking a Mounds candy bar.

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by c0lo on Tuesday September 15, @04:11AM (3 children)

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @04:11AM (#1051144) Journal

      Strong medium roast, 2 Tbsp half and half, ... In a quart freaking mug.

      You call that coffee? 30g of coffee per 1 liter of water?
      Good God, a good coffee starts from 1:9 coffee/water ratio.

      • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Tuesday September 15, @12:37PM (1 child)

        by MostCynical (2589) on Tuesday September 15, @12:37PM (#1051232)

        or even 1:7 [goodfood.com.au]

        "proper" coffee [baristasupplies.com.au] - and all made on nice [lifehack.org] milk

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        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Tuesday September 15, @02:51PM

          by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @02:51PM (#1051316) Journal

          Given that I'm having doubleshot espresso-s, in my case it pretty close to 1/1.
          (I find I'm missing my Colombian baristas downstairs from the office. Turkish brews are easier at home)

      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday September 15, @01:55PM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @01:55PM (#1051267) Journal

        No, no, 2 Tbsp of half-and-half added to the mix. I know well the ratio for mixing :)

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by sjames on Monday September 14, @08:09PM

    by sjames (2882) on Monday September 14, @08:09PM (#1050956) Journal

    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of coffee that the thoughts acquire speed, the shirt acquires a stain, the stain becomes a warning...

  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday September 14, @09:28PM (5 children)

    by Freeman (732) on Monday September 14, @09:28PM (#1050981) Journal

    I like my coffee like I like my hot chocolate, with barely a hint of coffee flavor.

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by DECbot on Tuesday September 15, @03:06AM (4 children)

      by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @03:06AM (#1051117) Journal

      It reminds me of a comic I once saw.
       
      Starbucks at a typical mall, a goth patron begins to order:
       
      Goth kid: medium coffee
      Barista: one grande coffee. Do you want room for cream?
      Goth kid: no, I want it as black as my soul.
      The barista pokes furiously at the register for a minute or so
      Barista: So that's one grande upside-down vanilla-caramel soy milk steamer?
      Goth kid: No! Make it as burnt as my reputation!
      Barista: Okay, a grande upside-down vanilla-caramel soy milk steamer with a shot of fruit punch.
      The kid pauses for a beat...
      Goth kid: Thanks. Can I get a cake pop too?

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      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday September 15, @04:19AM (2 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @04:19AM (#1051145) Homepage Journal

        Starbucks always seemed like a horror story to me. No one speaks English, for starters. I've visited three of their shops, with the same results each time. "I just want a regular coffee, please." I endure two to five minutes of the sort of gibberish you posted above. I walk out with a cup of something. Pop the top, take a sip, and it tastes like someone strained the water through the ashes of yesterday's campfire. Dump the contents on the ground, find a trashcan for the cup, drive down the road looking for a real restaurant where I can buy a cup of coffee.

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        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Mykl on Thursday September 17, @04:43AM (1 child)

          by Mykl (1112) on Thursday September 17, @04:43AM (#1052093)

          Starbucks attempted a massive expansion into Melbourne, Australia. Not many outside of Australia will know this, but Melbournians are huge coffee snobs, partly due to the rich Italian coffee heritage that arrived with the European Migration of the 1950's and '60s.

          So Starbucks hit this new market without bothering to do any research, figuring that they could just replicate the US formula over here. It did not go well [cnbc.com].

          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday September 17, @06:01AM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 17, @06:01AM (#1052105) Homepage Journal

            According to the article, Starbucks is still not learning how to make "coffee". Instead, they are hammering away to change Australian preferences.

            Anyone who can brew burnt/bitter extra dark coffee should be able to adapt, and brew other coffees. I'm not a real fan of espresso style, or any other coffee that condenses a quart of coffee into a shot glass. But, I'd much rather drink good espresso, than anything Starbucks makes.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @04:42PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @04:42PM (#1051377)

        Should I happen to go to Starsucks, I'll order a "medium medium", and they usually get it: Medium size, medium burnt.

  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Tuesday September 15, @12:55PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday September 15, @12:55PM (#1051238) Homepage Journal

    With a shot of Baily's.

    Actually, that was a lie. A little Half & Half, I don't start drinking alcohol until late afternoon. And that's the "American" beer made in foreign-owned breweries, and the occasional Guinness down the street at George Rank's.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @01:44PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, @01:44PM (#1051255)

    Generally, I buy French Roast [homegrounds.co] beans, grind them once in a burr grinder [coffeedetective.com], then grind it even finer with a blade grinder. I do this because the consumer grinders I've found won't grind coffee fine enough for my taste.

    I used to use just a blade grinder, but the wear from grinding it in just the one grinder would burn out the motor in less than a year.

    Unfortunately, the only grinder I've found that will grind coffee as fine as I like it [bunn.com] costs ~US$1,000.

    I do use an electric drip coffee maker, but I will on occasion, go all out and make turkish coffee [wikipedia.org].

    Regardless, I use *whole* milk in my coffee. Half and half is okay, as is heavy cream, but I prefer whole milk. All that 2%/1%/Skim crap just turns the coffee a nasty gray color and doesn't mediate the bitter notes as well as Whole milk/H&H/cream.

    And no sugar or other sweeteners. Because I'm sweet enough already.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday September 15, @02:12PM

      Eh, just do a little DIY and replace the motor in it with a half horse DC motor. That should last longer than the blades, even at my use levels. Or get a hand crank grinder, replace the handle with a pulley, and run a belt to the half horse motor. You'll get a much more consistent grind out of hand crank grinders.

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 15, @07:39PM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday September 15, @07:39PM (#1051429) Journal

    Used to make really strong black coffee, then my stomach rebelled on me: now I can't seem to drink coffee or tea without getting 'shit stomach'.
    Now for caffeine i drink energy drinks or cola: doesn't seem to be as 'upsetting'.

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    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday September 16, @12:17PM

      Try cold-brewed coffee. Coffee grounds+water+jar, leave in fridge overnight, give a tiny shake in the morning to get the grounds to sink or run it through a french press if you can't stand the thought of losing half an inch of coffee. Much, much easier on the stomach.

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  • (Score: 2) by Joe Desertrat on Tuesday September 15, @10:15PM

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 15, @10:15PM (#1051465)

    I make a pot of of strong, stove top percolated coffee before I go to work. My cup of coffee while getting ready for work (or getting up on weekends) has cream and sugar, but I put the leftover coffee in the refrigerator. I bring a bottle of that to work, where the cold, strong. black coffee is a real boost when I need it.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 16, @06:45PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 16, @06:45PM (#1051918)

    I add diesel, antifreeze (sweetener), lead, & bleach to my morning coffee.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @04:44AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @04:44AM (#1052094)

      > I add diesel, antifreeze (sweetener), lead, & bleach to my morning coffee.

      Seriously, the president was being sardonic about curing the Covid with bleach. Don't be a sap.

  • (Score: 0) by HammeredGlass on Wednesday September 16, @11:01PM

    by HammeredGlass (12241) on Wednesday September 16, @11:01PM (#1052003)

    Thanks anyways.

  • (Score: 1) by nostyle on Thursday September 17, @04:02AM (4 children)

    by nostyle (11497) on Thursday September 17, @04:02AM (#1052084)

    For the past twenty years, nothing I've found has been able to match the Pienaroma variety of Lavazza beans fresh ground and brewed in my Rancilio Sylvia espresso machine - expensive, but worth every penny.

    The first cup gets 1.5 teaspoon of sugar, to help kick-start the grey matter. The second cup gets served up "plain" - one should not overuse the word that matters to so many. I used to enjoy cream on occasion, but have turned allergic to dairy. Also that dose of sugar is the only sugar intake I abide.

    It took twelve years to wear out my first Silvia (Rocky died about the same time). I'm on my second Sylvia but have her paired with an Ariete Pro grinder now.

    Two cups is all the caffeine my system can support each day, but don't expect me to function before the second cup is empty.

    • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Thursday September 17, @02:01PM

      by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 17, @02:01PM (#1052169) Journal

      What! No espresso junkies here?

      I guess you didn't see the "crushed and snorted" option?

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    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday September 18, @02:40PM (2 children)

      When that word is being used to describe something very close to the actual color, yes, they should. You know, as opposed to describing folks who are never in fact that color but widely varying shades of brown.

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      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by nostyle on Friday September 18, @05:29PM (1 child)

        by nostyle (11497) on Friday September 18, @05:29PM (#1052905)

        I had driven all night and was desperately in need of coffee to continue my cross-country jaunt, so I took the first convenient exit from the freeway and found myself in the most ethnic avenue of East St. Louis. I parked at the first fast-food joint I could find, and entered, noticing that my lily-white face looked a bit out-of-place. Strolling to the counter, I said, "I need the largest cup of black coffee you've got." The girl behind the counter gave a weary sigh, and fixing her eyes intently on mine, asked in a accusatory tone, "You mean 'plain'?"

        Now I could have told her that my brother fell in love and married a black woman from the heart of dixie, and that my neices and nephew were unmistakably of African descent, or that my son had married a Chilean woman, or that my step-grandson is half-chinese, half-japanese, or that my BFF was a chicano fellow raised in a two room shack with his ten siblings in the "barrio". I could have tried to reassure her that, irrespective of whatever mistreatment she had endured in her twenty-something years of life in a society wherein systematic racism is rampant, - that In my heart, I saw her with the eyes of Jesus, and treasured her humanity, and would accept the content of her character as the only criterion wherewith to estimate her value.

        But it was early and I was tired. "Plain is perfect!", I replied.

        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday September 19, @02:18PM

          The proper response would have been "No, I mean black. You know, coffee without cream, sugar, or ludicrous judgment from an idiot child." But I've been on quite a few long hauls myself and understand just wanting your coffee perfectly well.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @09:07PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 17, @09:07PM (#1052390)

    Any barbarian is able to drink water that's had leaves or seeds soaking in it. Some might even figure out to take them out again before drinking - or at least how to grind them small enough that they won't choke on the bits. For a truly civilized drink though, you need products of an advanced civilization, which include metallurgy, chemistry, leisure, and disposable income. You need refined processes to consistently make a metal container which can seal and contain liquids for years without leaking. You need advances in chemistry to create molecular structures which may not regularly appear in nature - both for flavoring and for pigments and printing on the containers. You need enough disposable income to make all that chemistry and metallurgy worth pursuing solely for the leisure activity of enjoying a drink that less-advanced civilizations could never imagine.

    TL:DR - Energy drinks, Mountain Dew, Jolt, and SURGE are the only truly civilized way to take in caffeine, because they cannot be made outside of civilization. Everything else is just a fancy way to soak leaves or make bean soup.

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday September 18, @02:48PM

      Never half-ass it when you can go full-ass. With this [ingredi.com] you can go all mad scientist and caffeinate all of the things, maybe even something that doesn't taste like piss strained through a dirty gym sock and then supersaturated with sugar. It's quite nice in sauces and soups.

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  • (Score: 1) by Azuma Hazuki 2.0 on Saturday September 19, @09:50AM

    by Azuma Hazuki 2.0 (12884) on Saturday September 19, @09:50AM (#1053384)

    I prefer my coffee with an extra shot of adrenochrome. No sugar or cream.

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