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    Mt. Dew Drinkers!

    Hey I figured all computer guys like me drink Dew, so this would be a good place to post this. And I'm sure somone has posted this, but I'm collecting the caps for an Xbox. If you are just throwing them away, send me an e-mail / instant message w/ the code. You don't have to, it would just help me out a lot. Thanks!

    Matt

    neotrimor <--AIM

    mattsk42@hotmail.com <--MSN and e-mail

    Thanks!

    #2
    The last time I saw a Mountain Dew for sale was in about 1990!

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      #3
      "dongfeng" wrote":

      > The last time I saw a Mountain Dew for sale was in
      > about 1990!

      Montain What?!? Is that anything like that Dr Cough
      Medicine crap!

      Cheers,
      CP/M User.
      Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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        #4
        Re: Mt. Dew Drinkers!

        Originally posted by mattsk42
        Hey I figured all computer guys like me drink Dew, so this would be a good place to post this.
        Not me, I get my caffein the old-fashioned way -- about 40 cups of coffee a day. My son drinks Jolt cola as well as that Dew-alike with double the caffein, what's it called again?
        And I'm sure somone has posted this, but I'm collecting the caps for an Xbox. If you are just throwing them away, send me an e-mail / instant message w/ the code. You don't have to, it would just help me out a lot. Thanks!

        Matt

        neotrimor <--AIM

        mattsk42@hotmail.com <--MSN and e-mail

        Thanks!
        What is that, some kind of promotion, or what? (Make sure it's for real, and not like the M&M -- year 2000 hoax).

        --T
        Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
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          #5
          Lately I have been drinking diet cherry Zup. Getting away from large amounts of sugar in pop along with the caffein. I used to drink 5+ cans a day @ 120calories each that adds up to flab quick, and the caffein just clouds your mind when your not drinking it (and give you a nice headache if you quit all together for a few days).
          What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
          Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
          Boxed apps and games for the above systems
          Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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            #6
            Originally posted by Unknown_K
            Lately I have been drinking diet cherry Zup. Getting away from large amounts of sugar in pop along with the caffein. I used to drink 5+ cans a day @ 120calories each that adds up to flab quick, and the caffein just clouds your mind when your not drinking it (and give you a nice headache if you quit all together for a few days).
            What can I say, I'm just a caffein junkie. I'd take it intra-veinously if I could.

            --T
            Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
            _____________________________________________

            Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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              #7
              I used to be also, but it dehydrates you and causes a mild for of addiction.
              What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
              Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
              Boxed apps and games for the above systems
              Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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                #8
                I've done Jolt and Red Bull as caffeine addictions before.

                At this point I'm mostly off the stuff except for about 1-2 cups of tea a day and maybe a coffee on the weekends.

                That's a lot better then the 6-pack of Jolt + 3-4 cups of coffee I used to ingest. . .

                Erik
                The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
                The Vintage Computer

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                  #9
                  During weekdays, I have 1-2 pots of tea per day, but no coffee (yeech!) and almost no other caffeine products (maybe a Coke for lunch on Friday). In the weekends, I drink neither of that except for tonight when I felt for a big pot of tea...

                  I find that Jolt tastes quite disgusting compared to the more known cola brands. IIRC, over here it contains 135 mg caffeine per liter (dl?) compared to 130 mg for Coca-Cola et. al. This is due to limitations in food and drink regulations and different from other countries where Jolt can be spiced with twice the dose, 270 mg and thus be more attractive to caffeine addicts.

                  Dr. Pepper, root beer etc are very rare here, which isn't something I regret. A friend of mine knew a place where he could buy a big tray of Dr. Pepper, but I would let him keep it for himself. Mountain Dew and Cream Soda I have seen exactly once in a small immigrant's store (they are the ones who direct import odd sodas instead of going through a large distributor).
                  Anders Carlsson

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                    #10
                    tea has alot of caffein in it
                    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
                    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
                    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
                    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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                      #11
                      "Unknown_K" wrote:

                      > tea has alot of caffein in it

                      Which is neutrialized from the
                      anti-oxidents in it, making it
                      perfectly safe (well my tea is
                      anyway).

                      Cheers,
                      CP/M User.
                      Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                        #12
                        You people make me sick!
                        Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by CP/M User
                          You people make me sick!
                          Calm down, CP/M U, you're too high-strung. I'd suggest you switch to decaf from now on...

                          --T
                          Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
                          _____________________________________________

                          Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by carlsson
                            During weekdays, I have 1-2 pots of tea per day, but no coffee (yeech!) and almost no other caffeine products (maybe a Coke for lunch on Friday). In the weekends, I drink neither of that except for tonight when I felt for a big pot of tea...
                            I go thru about 4-5 pots of coffee in a day (I use the term looosely, as my "day" includes all hours of the night as well). My shrink & therapist are amazed that I ever sleep at all. Actually, I'm a reformed speed-freax. Back in the 70's, I used to shoot a lot of Meth, and abuse a wide variety of other substances, so massive doses of the caff have very little effect on me, I'm just too burned-out.
                            I find that Jolt tastes quite disgusting compared to the more known cola brands.
                            Never have tasted it, myself. Don't much care for the taste of cola, or any sweetened drink. I normally drink coffee & beer, both of which are kinda on the bitter side.
                            IIRC, over here it contains 135 mg caffeine per liter (dl?) compared to 130 mg for Coca-Cola et. al. This is due to limitations in food and drink regulations and different from other countries where Jolt can be spiced with twice the dose, 270 mg and thus be more attractive to caffeine addicts.
                            Wow, and I thought our government was too restrictive, always coming up with new ways to protect us from ourselves.

                            --T
                            Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
                            _____________________________________________

                            Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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                              #15
                              "Terry Yager" wrote:

                              >> You people make me sick!

                              > Calm down, CP/M U, you're too high-strung.
                              > I'd suggest you switch to decaf from now on...

                              Relax Terry, I was just kidding!

                              Cheers,
                              CP/M User.
                              Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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