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gingerjedi
28th December 2011, 23:53
How is it I can drink 5 pints of 5% beer and be a drunken knob 'ed falling over and pissing in drawers yet 8 pints of 4% stuff and I'm fine?

:freaky:

Cliphead
28th December 2011, 23:55
You're a wimp :rolleyes:

MarillionFan
28th December 2011, 23:57
You're a wimp :rolleyes:

Nah. A lighweight baby. My 5 year old can do more on a school night.

Shivers
29th December 2011, 00:54
I'd suggest sticking to the 3.5-4% beer. Wine has the same effect on me so stopped drinking it. 1 bottle of wine = about 9-10 units and I'm gone, 7 pints of Bodds = 11-12 units I'm fine.

All to do with the speed of alcohol consumption not the quantity I believe.

HTH
Regards, Shivers

AtW
29th December 2011, 00:57
I'd recommend using LTO-5 tapes over LTO-4.

HTH
Regards, Shivers

FTFY

Shivers
29th December 2011, 01:03
It seems you know a lot about tapes:-

"LTO-5 tapes over LTO-4.LTO-5 tapes over LTO-4"

Please enlighten me......then again.....:tired

Have a good day.
Regards, Shivers.

MarillionFan
29th December 2011, 01:04
It seems you know a lot about tapes:-

"LTO-5 tapes over LTO-4.LTO-5 tapes over LTO-4"

Please enlighten me......then again.....:tired

Have a good day.
Regards, Shivers.

are you still here?

Shivers
29th December 2011, 01:08
are you still here?
Have a nice day. Thanks, Shivers.

AtW
29th December 2011, 01:18
It seems you know a lot about tapes

LTO-5 - current standard, around 1.5 TB uncompressed per tape, bought over 150 of those last month.

HTH

NickFitz
29th December 2011, 01:18
How is it I can drink 5 pints of 5% beer and be a drunken knob 'ed falling over and pissing in drawers yet 8 pints of 4% stuff and I'm fine?

:freaky:

We need more data. Are you consuming the eight pints in the same time as the five pints? What beers are they?

Time is important as you need to consider rates of change, in this case both of blood alcohol levels and rate of onset of inebriation.

The beers in question are important as all beers are not equal in their psychoactive effects, and this is very much an individual thing. Google "congeners" to see what I mean.

And have a good night :cheers:

Shivers
29th December 2011, 01:29
LTO-5 - current standard, around 1.5 TB uncompressed per tape, bought over 150 of those last month.

HTH
Thanks for the info. Without doubt will come in useful at some point (if there are parallel universes).

However, I will refer any future issues with permies/tapes etc in your direction as you obviously know your stuff.

Regards, Shivers.

darmstadt
29th December 2011, 07:53
LTO-5 - current standard, around 1.5 TB uncompressed per tape, bought over 150 of those last month.

HTH

Blimey, how old fashioned. Haven't seen a tape in years, everything is virtual tape on real systems now!

GeorgeB
29th December 2011, 09:28
I'm really keen to know what the beer was?

Are we talking Fosters vs Stella?

I'm pretty sure sure Fosters is just flavoured water!:laugh

PAH
29th December 2011, 09:53
How important is what you consumed (in food) prior to drinking?

Is it true you get sloshed much quicker on an empty stomach, and if so how come when you do puke up you find your stomach wasn't that empty after all?:freaky:

Do certain foods help prevent such a scenario, or will any food do?

This thread may be some help (depending on the quality of information gleaned from it) in the run up to New Year's eve.

Anything to prevent a repeat of last year, when I got pissed and was nearly in a fight in a pub with a drug dealer (unknown to me) who was feeling up a bird (a friend of a friend I'd never met before) in our group who turns out was a bit of a bike (unknown to me until too late for a ride). :o

Ignis Fatuus
29th December 2011, 12:03
NickFitz has it right as usual. It is rate of change of blood alcohol concentration that is the primary driver for the strength of the sensation of being drunk. Though not for actual drunkenness: hence, how drunk you feel is no guide to how drunk you really are.

One of my rules of thumb is that things never really get interesting until the second derivative, but I'm not sure how that would apply to getting drunk.

gingerjedi
29th December 2011, 21:55
I'm really keen to know what the beer was?

Are we talking Fosters vs Stella?

I'm pretty sure sure Fosters is just flavoured water!:laugh

Ooh no.

Speckled Hen (5.2% bottles) v Butcombe (4% pump) the consumption rate was about the same but I gave up earlier on the SH.

5%+ is too strong, British beer should be between 3.5% and 4.5% if it is to be consumed by the pint, continental strength should be served in smaller glasses.

Probably why the British have a problem with alcohol. :rolleyes:

Moscow Mule
29th December 2011, 23:21
Ooh no.

Speckled Hen (5.2% bottles) v Butcombe (4% pump) the consumption rate was about the same but I gave up earlier on the SH.

5%+ is too strong, British beer should be between 3.5% and 4.5% if it is to be consumed by the pint, continental strength should be served in smaller glasses.

Probably why the British have a problem with alcohol. :rolleyes:

Are you used to drinking SH?

I find an unfamiliar beer won't be recognised by my stomach, and consequently gets into the system a lot faster.

OwlHoot
29th December 2011, 23:29
How important is what you consumed (in food) prior to drinking? ...

Yes food is important; but equally if not more so is a sleep deficit (possibly caused be previous drinking), which can get you more pissed than one might anticipate.