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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:3, Interesting)

    by Z00L00K (682162) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @01:41AM (#42892683) Homepage

    Another missing option: "A mix of all alternatives". I selected "Any means necessary" as last resort.

  • by sasha328 (203458) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @02:55AM (#42892963) Homepage

    We grew up drinking coffee as a social drink: when visitors come you serve them coffee and it was also used when the family gathered to chat or chill.
    You drink coffee slowly while sitting down.
    Now, I only have one cup of coffee a day, which is usually when I first wake up and it literally takes me a good 20 minutes to finish it. This quietness helps me think through the day and also go through my junk mail (paper ones). It's a relaxing ritual.

    I don't understand people who are so addicted to it that they would drink coffee while walking or catching the train. What's the point?

  • Powder (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Ann Coulter (614889) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @04:27AM (#42893361) Journal

    Just get fucktons of caffeine [amazon.com] more economically than the poll options.

  • Caffeine lightweight (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 14, 2013 @06:08AM (#42893797)

    I'm English. I grew up in a family of tea-swillers who will routinely work through several pints of the stuff every day, with some coffees on top. My in-laws are much the same. In fact everybody I know seems to consume huge amounts of caffeine, all day every day. It's endemic. I have no idea what the average caffeine intake is around here, but it has to be pretty high. If they were drinking beer at that frequency, everybody would be walking around constantly half drunk.

    I don't drink tea (except when I'm ill) and I can't stand coffee. I will very occasionally drink cola/ lemonade / similar if I'm at the pub and not drinking beer, or as a mixer. I will eat a small amount of chocolate a few times a week. Most people tell me I'm one of the most laid-back people they know.

    In my younger days, I went out drinking and spent an entire night consuming red bull + vodka. I got to bed at 3 or 4 in the morning, feeling pretty good. Went straight to sleep.. Being used to alcohol, my body processed off the vodka quite quickly. However the caffeine affected me a lot more profoundly. By seven in the morning I was up, cooking dinner and vacuming. By eight I was watching Dr Who with my face 8 inches from the screen and twitching uncontrollably.

    Not really sure what I'm saying, or what point I'm trying to make. I do think the world would be a better place if people consumed less caffeine.

  • Green Tea (Score:5, Interesting)

    by khr (708262) <kevinrubin@gmail.com> on Thursday February 14, 2013 @09:24AM (#42894783) Homepage

    I drink two 20 oz cups of green tea most days at work. It's low in caffeine so I don't get too bad withdrawals (which are almost always day-long migraines) from it, and good quality green tea tastes nice enough by itself I don't need to add sweeteners to it.

    Otherwise, a couple of times a year I like a nice, thick, rich and super sweet coffee drink, about half milk half water...

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

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 14, 2013 @09:34AM (#42894863)

    hello,

    my caffeine headache come from dehydration when ive had too much, as son as i start drinking water instead of coffe headache diappears

    my 2 cents

    olive

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

    by XxtraLarGe (551297) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @10:25AM (#42895245) Journal

    Actually I intentionally don't drink coffee, don't want to get sucked in and addicted to it and I stopped drinking soda 2.5 years ago to be healthier.

    You may want to rethink getting addicted to coffee as something unhealthy. By and large, the medical & scientific community seem to agree that for most people, the health benefits of drinking coffee [google.com] outweigh the risks.

  • Re:Missing option (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Brad1138 (590148) <brad1138@yahoo.com> on Thursday February 14, 2013 @01:30PM (#42897191)
    Not quite, I see SO many people that "need" their morning cup of coffee and complain when they don't get it, since way before Starbucks was around or popular. I never wanted to be that way, and now I see people that have to spend $5 a day or more for coffee, and I am even more glad I resisted ever drinking it.
  • Re:Missing option (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ackthpt (218170) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @02:10PM (#42897917) Homepage Journal

    Not jittery and don't want to be that way....

    Actually I intentionally don't drink coffee, don't want to get sucked in and addicted to it and I stopped drinking soda 2.5 years ago to be healthier.

    I've bailed on Coffee again. I find too much caffeine makes me edgy and irritable. A light dose from Green Tea is sufficient for most work days. So I have Green Tea with Coconut or Green Tea with Apricot, saving Genmaicha for special days when I want something with a richer taste.

    I had a major caffeine dependency in the mid 1990's, going through a pound of Kona in about a week to a week and a half. The stuff I drank was like tar and what I didn't have during breakfast went into a large travel mug with me to work, which I'd sip throughout the day. I was working 14-16 hour days and ruining my physical and mental health, with caffeine as the enabling agent. When I finally wrapped up the projects which were at the core of my labors I took a long weekend, without coffee and realized what I had sunk to and was allowing to happen to myself to meet other people's goals. I started looking for a new place to work, where I could put in 8 hours, get some sun and exercise, enjoy a bit of life and not spend Saturdays going through detox, only to restart the cycle on Monday mornings.

    For my tastes Starbucks makes their coffee far to strong. A medium cup will usually last me 2 days. When I make my own coffee it's fairly thin as the first hit of caffeine has the greatest impact, with a declining rate of return on successive sips. Loading the body up with caffeine at some point has no other effect then to channel body energies into overriding it - which creates the physical wreck I once was.

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