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Old 2008-08-12, 19:28   Link #1841
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Old 2008-08-13, 00:03   Link #1842
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Are there any foods one should avoid consuming with alcoholic beverages?
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Old 2008-08-13, 00:22   Link #1843
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I can't say I've ever heard of any, if there was I imagine it would be specific to that person.
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Old 2008-08-13, 00:53   Link #1844
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Are there any foods one should avoid consuming with alcoholic beverages?
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"It is common local belief that the durian is harmful when eaten with coffee or alcoholic beverages. The latter belief can be traced back at least to the 18th century when Rumphius stated that one should not drink alcohol after eating durians as it will cause indigestion and bad breath. In 1929, J. D. Gimlette wrote in his Malay Poisons and Charm Cures that the durian fruit must not be eaten with brandy. In 1981, J. R. Croft wrote in his Bombacaceae: In Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea that a feeling of morbidity often follows the consumption of alcohol too soon after eating durian. Several medical investigations on the validity of this belief have been conducted with varying conclusions."

And then, there's the old wives' tale that consuming durian with brandy or whisky will make your intestines explode, because alcohol will ferment the fruit, causing it to release gases rapidly inside your gut.

I wouldn't know. I'm not especially fond of durians, although I do enjoy them occasionally. I certainly haven't tried eating them with alcohol. You usually wouldn't want to anyway, because you get rather thirsty, and whisky isn't going to make parched throats go away.
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Old 2008-08-13, 00:56   Link #1845
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The king of fruits:
"It is common local belief that the durian is harmful when eaten with coffee or alcoholic beverages. The latter belief can be traced back at least to the 18th century when Rumphius stated that one should not drink alcohol after eating durians as it will cause indigestion and bad breath. In 1929, J. D. Gimlette wrote in his Malay Poisons and Charm Cures that the durian fruit must not be eaten with brandy. In 1981, J. R. Croft wrote in his Bombacaceae: In Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea that a feeling of morbidity often follows the consumption of alcohol too soon after eating durian. Several medical investigations on the validity of this belief have been conducted with varying conclusions."

And then, there's the old wives' tale that consuming durian with brandy or whisky will make your intestines explode, because the alcohol will ferment the fruit, causing it expand rapidly inside your gut.

I wouldn't know. I'm not especially fond of durians, although I do enjoy it occasionally. I certainly haven't tried eating them with alcohol. You usually wouldn't want to anyway, because you get rather thirsty, and whisky isn't going to make parched throats go away.
These are those really (stinky) stench drenched fruits aren't they?

I've never eaten one of these before...
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Old 2008-08-13, 00:58   Link #1846
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Are there any foods one should avoid consuming with alcoholic beverages?
The only common thing i can think of that people take with alcohol that they shouldn't is red bull.
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Old 2008-08-13, 01:00   Link #1847
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These are those really (stinky) stench drenched fruits aren't they? I've never eaten one of these before...
It's an acquired taste. Once they get past the smell and try a mouthful, most people end up loving the durian. It's like creamy pastry, except it comes out of a thorny fruit.
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Old 2008-08-13, 01:01   Link #1848
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Hmm, I like creamy pastry, I might have to try one someday.
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Old 2008-08-13, 01:26   Link #1849
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Hmm, I like creamy pastry, I might have to try one someday.
The smell will make you keep your distance. When my family has one, it's my policy to just leave the house and take a walk...



You should not take any other psychoactive substances (prescription drugs, caffeine, etc.) with alcohol. They tend to have...unpredictable effects when taken together.

If you're drinking beer, stay away from any food that would normally give you gas...
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Old 2008-08-13, 07:32   Link #1850
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Watermelon and wine can give you one hell of a stomach ride.
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Old 2008-08-13, 19:42   Link #1851
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The only common thing i can think of that people take with alcohol that they shouldn't is red bull.
Alcohol don't mix with energy drinks.

To sum it up ""Only the symptoms of drunkenness are reduced — but not the drunkenness. They can't tell if they're drunk; they can't tell if someone else is drunk"

Hehehe ^^ good analogy

"O'Brien used the analogy that mixing caffeine (a stimulant) with alcohol (a depressant), is like getting into a car and stepping on the gas pedal and the brake at the same time."

-- I know I tried that Budwiser energy drink alcohol mix. Not only that it's not too good for you, it tastes horrible. (jeezes, my cousins were idiots ^^)
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Old 2008-08-16, 14:42   Link #1852
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When i check out to buy an anime, why is a single dvd(for example for only 4 episodes) more expensive than a part box with 12/13 episodes? Quality drop? Im confused.
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Old 2008-08-16, 15:06   Link #1853
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When i check out to buy an anime, why is a single dvd(for example for only 4 episodes) more expensive than a part box with 12/13 episodes? Quality drop? Im confused.
First, are you sure you are not comparing a bootleg release to the official release.

Other than that, the main reason is that the single DVDs (with typically 4 episodes per DVD) are usually released first and then a year or two later the complete box set will be released at a cheaper price.

So, if you want it when it first comes out you have to pay the regular price (which should be under $20 per DVD if you shop on-line). If you are prepared to wait then you can get the box set release for something like $50 for 13 episodes. Of course there is the chance that there is never a cheaper box-set release.
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Old 2008-08-16, 15:10   Link #1854
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This is the usual ascii chart that I use here

link - http://www.asciitable.com/

I've been trying to find a larger table with unusual asciis but I haven't. Am I mistaken or there are some larger tables?
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Old 2008-08-16, 16:59   Link #1855
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You're confusing ascii with unicode. That there be all ascii has to offer.
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Old 2008-08-16, 17:42   Link #1856
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The original ASCII only consisted of 128 characters. The "special" characters, that the page you linked to presents, are the extended set (bringing the number of character up to 256) which were defined by a myriad of so-called code pages. Each code page had extra characters (not used in the standard English for which ASCII was design) to enable different countries to communicate, using computer systems, in their own language. How each of these extended characters appears depend on the code page being used to interpret them.

That, as Cats alluded, is all historical. The modern approach to character encoding is Unicode, which is designed to represent "most" of the world written languages. So to answer what is probably the real question behind your post, yes there are larger tables. Much larger tables. Note: How (or indeed if) each of the characters presented on the Unicode site appears to someone viewing the forum (as I assume by "use here" you mean for things like your user title?) depends on the font we've used in the forum's template. Not all Unicode fonts cope with all Unicode characters. In fact I don't think any font copes with them all yet, though some in the 30K-50K range cover most someone is likely to need. Also you should keep in mind that the forum isn't set-up for Unicode. We're still using the ISO-8859-1 encoding; Latin1 I think it is at a database level. We should move to UTF-8 really, but there are so many issues in doing that, that we've not attempted it yet. Which I believe means the length of your user title is counted in bytes not in characters, so higher Unicode characters (that are represented by more than one byte) take up more of the space allowed, as some people have noticed (check the feedback forum).

Incidentally, what you call "special asciis" should more correctly be termed special characters1, and they are only special if you don't happen to use them in your own language. I think that is also part of what Cats means by you're confusing the two.

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Old 2008-08-16, 21:38   Link #1857
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So here's a question.. In another forum I frequent, there a banned moderator, but he still keeps his moderator status afterward. Is that ever happened in ASuki? A moderator banned then resume his role after the ban phase?
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Old 2008-08-16, 22:45   Link #1858
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Old 2008-08-16, 23:03   Link #1859
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So here's a question.. In another forum I frequent, there a banned moderator, but he still keeps his moderator status afterward. Is that ever happened in ASuki? A moderator banned then resume his role after the ban phase?
Similar question from a while back......


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lol have you mods ever got any Infractions ever be banned before
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Well, we haven't had to ban a moderator or give one an infraction AFTER they've become a moderator, but at least one moderator was a reformed troublemaker and a few moderators had some minor infractions on their record.
I dont remember ever seeing a moderator banned up to this point, so this reply most likely still applies now.

Then again, I could be wrong. It's probably best to wait for an official reply from the mods.
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Old 2008-08-16, 23:11   Link #1860
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There are a number of loan words from German in Japanese, especially in the fields of Medical Science, Law and Metaphysics. The first German word I learned was "Tatbestandmässigkeit" (requirements with which crimes are recognised as such). Japanese doctors read "Karte" and take "Messer", students argue "sachlich" about "transzendental" ideas. However, they are limited within the academic scenes.

If you find some similarity, I think it is because of the vowels.
Some of this can be traced to Japan's rapid modernisation in the late Victorian period. Japan looked beyond its borders to Europe and beyond for inspiration for its new institutions like its modernised schooling system, the Imperial Army & Navy and so on.

So for example, the Army was based upon Prussian methods, training and discipline while the Navy was modeled upon the Royal Navy. So it wouldn't be surprising that these words came to Japan through the systems and methods which they adopted from their mentor in the UK, France and Germany.

There are alot of hints to Japan's rapid industrialisation and modernisation, not least the nods to maverick Scottish Victorian industrialist Thomas Glover, but that is for another story
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