What's On Your Christmas List?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ELECTRONERD, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. ELECTRONERD

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    Hey Everyone,

    Just wondered what might be on your Christmas list this year? It could be anything from a soldering iron to a μC development board.

    Austin
     
  2. beenthere

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    There are other things... Brandy, port, & Miles Davis being some.
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    I was about to say the same thing. A good single malt. Lagavulin is my favorite, but the price has doubled in the past 5 years. Fortunately, I made a wise investment -- probably my only one.

    John
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    There is also an IR controlled indoor helicopter. Can't be expensive, my brother sent me one. What's neat is the IR control is proportional. I can't wait to take it apart. No, it's not made in Germany, USA, or Switzerland.

    John
     
  5. Markd77

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    A nice whisky or whiskey is always good, Laphroaig is very similar to Lagavulin but about half the price (in the UK). I prefer them less smoky - Talisker is my favourite although some of the Irish ones come close. Jameson Special Reserve is lovely.
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    Some people consider Laproaig as being like drinking (slightly) diluted phenol. When I am on the cheap, I mix it 1:3 with a blended scotch to make it more palatable. Of course, there are many other good single malts. Lagavulin is about $100 per 5th in the US today. I also like Talisker.

    In fact, if it is not water, I like it.

    John
     
  7. VoodooMojo

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    Absinthe, Spanish or French, is a bit of a family tradition here.
    cant wait to take the stocking down saturday!
     
  8. Markd77

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    Just had to look up 5th of whisky - I think it is 1/5th of an American gallon, so about the same size as our 700ml bottles. Over here Lagavulin 16 year old is equivalent to $60 per bottle, Talisker about $40.
    Jack Daniels is about $40 a bottle too, but I wouldn't drink it out of choice, it's probably a lot cheaper on your side of the pond.
     
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  10. nerdegutta

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    A real oscilloscope of some kind....:rolleyes:
     
  11. loosewire

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    My dream trip to Return to Texas, To research Fireants...time Is always
    a problem. Texas or Bust......To determine there poison..you need the
    special equipment that Bertus works with.What could be better than
    spend a part our Christmas with our Forum family.
     
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  12. Dave

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    The old fella treated me to a bottle of Lagavulin for my birthday this year. As of yet it is sitting on my whisky-stand unopened as I finish of a bottle of Balvenie. At this years Christmas market I bought a small bottle of an organic whisky called Da Mhile - a pale single malt scotch from Loch Lomond. I shall be sampling that over the break.

    I would have said Taliskar is what I would describe as "smoky" owing to its powerful peatiness. Its a lovely whisky. I can give or take Laphroaig, and positively hated it when I first tried it several new years eve's ago. I has grown on me over the years but I wouldn't choose to buy a bottle.

    Dave
     
  13. jpanhalt

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    I would have to agree Laphroaig is definitely an acquired taste. It still reminds me too much of the anatomy lab.

    For the ladies, I think Glenmorangie aged in port casks is pretty good and about half the price of Lagavulin here.

    BTW, what I called a 5th earlier is actually 750 mL.

    John
     
  14. Dave

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    Yes, there is a feeling of chem with it. If there is one offered I'll have it of course!

    Say what you will about Glemorangie, its a nice smooth and inoffensive whisky.

    Dave
     
  15. Robin Mitchell

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    Two hot women and viagra, that will satisfy me ;)
     
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  17. Robin Mitchell

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    hahaha lol XD
     
  18. lightingman

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    My Christmas list.....

    Mmmmmm, let me see....

    MORE TIME IN MY WORKSHOPS.

    Daniel.
     
  19. retched

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    I agree. That would be nice.

    I think I will adjust my new years resolution to somehow make that happen.

    I need to remove the computer from my bench also. I often lose much of my "bench-time" to internet foolishness.

    I would like an e-reader that holds my datasheets, but doesn't allow random surfing. That would help heaps.

    I would love to have a datasheet e-reader.

    I have to look at the nook and kindle.

    We just got my parents a kindle for Christmas, and they were quite happy with the gift.. now I have to think about my productivity.
     
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