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1 comment | 13th June 2014, 10:57 AM

I started a thread about Nootropics some time ago, but seems like nobody was interested.

Well, I took Rhodiola in the spring exam session, and it kinda helped me. I can honestly say I resisted with less sleep than usual, although the pills I took had small concentration in it. But in time I found out that Rhodiola on its own isn't really a nootropic, but has a synergistic effect with other mind-enhancing supplements.

Now I switched to something else, after reading through some sites and consulting the reddit wiki of /r/nootropics. Seems like this is the "safest"( as in no side-effects) nootropic available, and some drink it everyday(green tea). It's Theanine. The ones I bought are 30 pills/100mg for 15$, imported from USA.

The way I took them is ingest a pill, wait 20 minutes then drink a cup of moka pot coffee( lighter than espresso, more concentrated than drip coffee). At about half-an-hour after ingesting the pill I begin to feel a bit spaced-out, but soon I become more aware of the surroundings. I don't feel like on NZT, you know, just that I can concentrate better. It really helps me getting me into "the zone".

Now of course, the way you think, the way you are organized, this leaves a mark on how efficiently one can study.

In autumn I will try something else.

Do any of you guys consume brain super foods? For example, I like eating walnuts, fish, and dark chocolate in periods of hard study. Also drinking lots of water helps, and some good physical exercise.

13 comments | 4th May 2014, 20:13 PM

What is a good file hosting site these days?

I used to upload files for the map vault on filefront(now gamefront), but they delete them after a while.
Also, linking from my dropbox account or something like that doesn't feel very secure either.
... so?

Also, when is TWHL going to increase the 2mb limit and allow for more than one screenshot? :\

23 comments | 14th April 2014, 23:34 PM

It is now legal for me to drink alcohol in the U.S.A.

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16 comments | 7th April 2014, 20:43 PM

I've got this annoying problem with the windows command line. Every time I start it by itself or through some program( think cmd from "RUN" or a program when compiling in Visual) it shows extremely small text. Even if I try to modify the font from its properties, the next time it will still start like that.
I'm using Windows 8.1.

Does anyone know what the problem is?

7 comments | 21st March 2014, 00:19 AM

I... I...

I was bored.

Honestly.

27 comments | 11th March 2014, 08:38 AM

Finally found an impressive list of traditional foods from my country. I realize not all of them are very specific to our country, but they're very often cooked. I think I have tasted a bit from all of them.

link

When I was young I used to love cabbage rolls, mostly because I was a lazy ass.

4 comments | 20th February 2014, 12:02 PM

Has somebody jumped in the Banished bandwagon?

It's totally addictive. And infuriating when famine suddenly strikes out of nowhere.

[EDIT] Also, bought 1kg of sauerkraut. The second fermented food I'm addicted to( the first one being pickled herring). Damn this shit is so good.

6 comments | 13th February 2014, 16:43 PM

Multiplexers, demultiplexers, counters, flip-flops, registers... all these sounded really fun before.
Why does college make me hate things I used to be enthusiastic at the thought of studying them?

The exam is in less than a week and I still have no idea how to implement a simple counter with JK-FF and MUX. Fuck this shit! Nope, JK I have to pass haha.

4 comments | 4th January 2014, 16:08 PM

In the quest of finding good nootropics, I've stumbled across Rhodiola Rosea.
It seems like it's one of the best supplements for any kind of effort. It works on improving memory and concentration too if that's the case - it's an adaptogen(idk how that's spelled).

In the past I've taken Lecithin supplements, but they don't seem to have any effect. I've also taken Gingko Biloba, but didn't really felt anything with this either(well it's actually written in the prospect that you have to it continuously for at least 6 months to see any effect).

But 2 weeks ago I finished a batch of 500mg Spirulin capsules. I don't know what kind of improvements they had on my concentration and memory as I didn't study very hard at the time, but I obviously felt more energetic and could get away with less sleep while feeling rested.
I want to take 1000mg capsules of Spirulin and couple them with Rhodiola Rosea. While Spirulin is more affordable, Rhodiola seems a bit... expensive.

6 comments | 21st December 2013, 16:47 PM

Took one of these apart today:

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It's a treasure for scavenging lots of wires, capacitors, resistors and whatnot.