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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by thingmaker3, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. thingmaker3

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    What do you good folk like to snack on while designing schematics, laying out boards, calculating component values, or blowing up MOSFETs?

    I like reconstituted powdered tabouli on "tortilla" corn chips. On hot summer days, frozen peas and frozen pre-cooked salad shrimp are quite nice. Edemame steamed in the shell is also really good.
     
  2. Gadget

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    I tend to settle for a "Brownian Motion Generator", such as a Good Hot Cup of Tea.......
     
  3. Dave

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    I'm with Gadget on this one, you can't beat a good cup of tea when working on something. The only problem is, it can become the main-stay of my diet if I really get into what I'm doing!!

    As for food, it would have to be ANZAC butter biscuits with my brew, hmmm!!

    Dave
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    Hmmmmm... never heard of ANZAC buscuits before. A couple of the recipies that Google turned up are enticing, though. I'll have to experiment this weekend!
     
  5. Dave

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    I must warn you that they are highly addictive! If you have one, you need to have another...then another...as so on.

    Before long you you'll be about 10 stone overweight! Seriously, part of the money tendered for these biscuits goes to ANZAC war veterans so there is some benefit in eating hundreds of these biscuits.

    As a side point, probably the most popular delicacy people consume when working on a project is wine-gums - everywhere I have worked had a bowl of these available for everyone to try.

    Dave
     
  6. Gadget

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    ANZAC = Australian/New Zealand Army Corps
    ANZAC biscuits are made from Oatmeal, Golden syrup and a few other goodies (NO eggs), and were designed by the Kiwi and Aussie wives and mothers to be a tastie meal for the soldiers in WW1 that would survive the postage half way across the world, and keep for months. Quite tasty none the less.
     
  7. Dave

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    Considering they are referred to as butter biscuits, it is safe to say they have a fair dosage of butter in there. Either way, they are fantastic, and I really need to get a grip before I become addicted to them!

    Dave
     
  8. Gadget

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    Never heard them refered to as "Butter Biscuits". Must be a UK thing...
     
  9. Dave

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    It might very well be, either way I'm sure its the same biscuit.

    Btw, thanks for the recipe. Its a pity I can't cook! At least I now have a reason to learn :D

    Dave
     
  10. windoze killa

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    Must be the difference between you Kiwis and us Aussies, you have your tea and I will stick with my beer. Makes the design process a lot more interesting.

    We did good with that ANZAC biscuit invention didn't we?
     
  11. Gadget

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    Don't you Start.. !!!
    They were invented in Dunedin, the city of my Birth !!! ;)
    (thus starts the whole ANZAC bikkie, Pavalova, Phar Lap, Russell Crow, Split Enz debate).. although we don't really want Russell Crow back now anyway..... Unless he can play cricket as well as his cousins....

    Beer can cloud the Judgement slightly, so I normally leave the drinking until I've Given Up on every other option... ;) (Speights brand..... none of that VB stuff)
     
  12. Dave

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    Whilst I'm all for a beer whilst working, I have found that it tends to divert one attention, particularly with the evils of the Internet:

    "I'll just have a quick look on the BBC website"

    3 hours later

    "Err, what was I doing!"

    Don't deny it, we've all done it!

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  13. windoze killa

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    We don't want him either. Maybe the US will keep him.

    How come all your beers have german names????? Can't think up your own?

    PS. VB is the biggest selling beer in the world per capata of its country of origin.

    PPS. I was speaking to some German toursits a few months ago and they were telling me that at the Oktober Fest in Munich they actually set aside a full Marquie just for the Ausies and Kiwis as they can't keep up with us.
     
  14. kubeek

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    ANZAC bisucuits sound good, but what about PROZAC biscuits?
    That´s definitely the right choice! :D
     
  15. Gadget

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    You've been reading your Email SPAM Me thinks....
    I'd be more worried about the Viagra biscuits... ( They stay hard after you Dunk them)....
     
  16. Dave

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    I thought we were talking about what food made us work better!!

    Dave
     
  17. mozikluv

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    hi

    hey "gadget" thanx for the ANZAC recipe. am willing to make that or should i say let my missus do it for me.

    a thermos of native freshly grounded coffee beans is my partner whenever i work. :D :D :D

    moz
     
  18. thingmaker3

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    Native beans? :eek: Are you perchance near Java or Sumatra? All I can get around here (unless paying much more) are blends and mixes - Mostly South American with a just enough Mandheling beans tossed in to legally call it a "Sumatra Blend."
     
  19. mozikluv

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    yes amigo, freshly sunbaked robusta beans. we have three popular local brands here in the philippines. they are usually grown by backyard farmers. in my home province which is an island we have have a whole mountain range of coffee plantation grown for Nescafe. half a kilo of freshly grounded beans only cost USD5.00. i don't know if that is cheap enough for you :p :D

    moz
     
  20. thingmaker3

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    Shoot, here the stores want six dollars per half-kilo for the old dry beans they're trying to get rid of!
     
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