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Posted on 2002.12.23 at 17:30
Mood: sleepysleepy
Music: nine inch nails - the perfect drug (mbm remix)
i'm officially a convert - winmx > kazaa. only place winmx doesn't have a solid win is UI design; it could be a bit more user-friendly/intuitive, but once you're acquainted it's much more powerful.

i'm particularly happy that there's a healthy stash of farscape episodes available from winmx users, as there is probably not a way i could be convinced to buy up the DVD collection at $20 per 2-episode set.


I am the Dandy

Most of us feel trapped within the limited roles that the world expects us to play. We are instantly attracted to those who are more fluid that we are - those who create their own persona. Dandies excite us because they cannot be categorized, and hint at a freedom we want for ourselves. They play with masculinity and femininity; they fashion their own physical image, which is always startling. Use the power of the Dandy to create an ambiguous, alluring presence that stirs repressed desires.

Symbol: The Orchid. Its shape and colour oddly suggest both sexes, its odour is sweet and decadent - it is a tropical flower of evil. Delicate and highly cultivated, it is prized for its rarity; it is unlike any other flower.

What Type of Seducer are You?
created by polite_society


i started this entry this morning, and nothing more meaningful has come to mind since i got to work, other than the news that the two US airmen in afghanistan found responsible for 4 canadian friendly-fire deaths were being given methamphetamine to keep them awake and alert.

i'm sorry, but what *fucking nutjob* decided military servicepeople running/flying around with untold amounts of portable killing power... on crank... was a good idea? yeah, yeah, i shouldn't bother asking that, as military amphetamine usage dates at least back to WWII... but hey, guys, try ephedra instead... 60% of the speedy effects, way less DELUSIONAL PSYCHOSIS. 2*thumbs_up

ah well; have a good short workweek, all.


betternewthings at 2002-12-23 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Further amusement - they also jack you up with heroin if the cockpit is penetrated to kill the pain. that way you can make it home.

Well, they tell you it's heroin, but the few US fighter pilots that have been shot down have some very non-heroin-like side effects. If/when America loses the supreme air superiority (which it has held for the last 50+ years) and pilots start getting shot down, there will be some serious consequences.

That's not likely for 20 years though. American airframe and powerplant design has always been a decade behind the Soviets, but Americans made it up with better training, avionics, and logistics.

Right now the Russians keep alive by selling MiG's to China. Twenty years from now the EU will be selling avionics and other Western military technologies to China as well.
instaromnium at 2002-12-24 10:11 (UTC) (Link)
The US military is given Dexedrine, which is actually very not speedy and a lot nicer than ephedra. It doesn't make everything jittery and electric like meth does, it just kind of brings you up a few levels. You're awake, and alert, and speeding obviously, but not all cracky.

They also give them Ambien and Restoril for the comedown and sleep. Goddamn.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-24 12:49 (UTC) (Link)
i was on dexies for the latter half of high school, and then played around with street stuff a couple years after that- honestly, i never noticed much of a difference; the dexies may have been a bit more mild, but that's probably got something to do with dose size as well as potency. same shrinkage with both, which was always what i hated... neither ever made me feel "tweeky" like i heard of from/observed in others.

They also give them Ambien and Restoril for the comedown and sleep. Goddamn.

word. i'd almost consider signing up.
instaromnium at 2002-12-24 14:36 (UTC) (Link)


Dexies(midnightrunners) are time released spansules, which means the only acceptable way to take them is to open up and chew a couple of them (usually three 5mg capsules, in my case) and maybe chase them with a Red Bull -- if staying up is your goal, anyway. Otherwise, just swallowed normally, the effects are going to be milder since you get the first lift pretty quickly, and the rest is spread throughout several hours. Good for being productive, but not all that fun. Street speed makes me feel disgusting. Dexies are such a nice and clean speed. Much nicer even than Adderall or Ritalin or even Fastin.
instaromnium at 2002-12-24 10:12 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and also, the WinMX queues suck very badly.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-24 12:55 (UTC) (Link)
what don't you like about them? for me the fact that you can download from other users who've only got a partial of a file (assuming you have less of it than they do) is a big plus; and it's nice knowing where you are in someone's queue (whereas kazaa just said "remotely queued"; never tried kazaalite).
instaromnium at 2002-12-24 14:26 (UTC) (Link)


I don't like that I'm usually no less than 65-100 in queue, even with 20 or 30 different sources. Kazaa (or Kazaa Lite anyway) at least forces the transfer right off, usually.
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