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The single best computer food

Postby Cheese » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:35 pm UTC

Simple. Is it pizza, biscuits, paper, or the nearest thing you can fit in your mouth?

I say pizza, although only thin/crispy, as deep pans make the keyboard all greasy.

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EDIT (nearly a year after the first edit): I just realised that I typoed while creating this topic. It's been fixed now... :D
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby photosinensis » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:55 pm UTC

This depends. What am I doing? If I'm gaming, the stellar combination of Cheetos and Mountain Dew is the most awesome thing ever. I must remember to thank Dr. Demento for the idea. However, if I'm coding, I'll generally prefer something a bit more substantive: I've been known to have pizza, sandwiches, and even full dinners while coding. The drink usually depends on the meal, but if I'm not eating anything, I'll go with either a bottle of Shiner Bock or a bottle of Bawls--depending on my mood.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Dingbats » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:47 pm UTC

Gingerbread cookies, hands down.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby pieaholicx » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:18 pm UTC

My "on the computer" diet seems to consist of mostly Pringles and Lindt truffles, along with whatever kind of soda is in the fridge.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:29 pm UTC

my computer definitely consumes mostly electricity.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby pieaholicx » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:13 pm UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:my computer definitely consumes mostly electricity.

Mostly?
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Nexus_1101 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:14 pm UTC

yer well they gotta eat air and people souls, didn't you know that?
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby pieaholicx » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:16 pm UTC

Nexus_1101 wrote:yer well they gotta eat air and people souls, didn't you know that?

Hmm, that does explain the odd drawings in blood all over the place.

Though to be honest, I was kind of hoping for "more magic" as the reply.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Prole » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:26 pm UTC

A nice, thin and crispy pepperoni pizza provides good nourishment.

As does a 2l bottle of coca-cola and a large bag of dorito's for an all night gameage.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby blob » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

pieaholicx wrote:Though to be honest, I was kind of hoping for "more magic" as the reply.

Hey, blood and soul theft is magic too! Nobody said "more magic" meant "good magic".
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby pieaholicx » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:47 pm UTC

blob wrote:
pieaholicx wrote:Though to be honest, I was kind of hoping for "more magic" as the reply.

Hey, blood and soul theft is magic too! Nobody said "more magic" meant "good magic".

Touché.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby tiny » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:09 pm UTC

Oat cookies and grape juice, sometimes peach-maracuja-curd (Weihenstefan) - it has the most delicious taste and most mouth pleasing texture of all foods I've ever eaten.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Ghorthas » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:05 pm UTC

Solid Team:
Raw almonds, and Apple Slices

Liquid Team:
Espresso / Tea (Earl Gray, Chai or Pu-Erh)

Ultimate meld of food == Liquid bread or should I just say mmmmm Beer?

Eating junk food just makes me feel sick especially when I think about what it will do to my body if I eat it on a consistant basis. Almonds and apple slices taste good. They don't make a mess, and they're actually better than most chips and what not. However, I do have an addiction to espresso. Also I don't feel so bad about drinking my beer if I eat more healthy foods.

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Re: The single best computer food

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Tisiphone » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:27 am UTC

Fruit Rollups and Smart Water. 'nuff said.

Sometimes I add 8-Ball energy shots to the mix if it's gonna be a late thing.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby b.i.o » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:56 am UTC

Mixed nuts/granola (without milk, with dried strawberries) are my usual computer snacks. Goldfish too, when they're around.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby EdgarJPublius » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:57 am UTC

I have a varied computer diet. If I've already made some Sals, then the obvious choice is chips and salsa and occasionally quesadillasand/or taquitoes.
If I have no salsa but I have hamburger patties, then I often indulge in a bacon cheeseburger whilst computing.

At this point, pizza becomes an option.

the ground state computing food is pasta with whatever is at hand (common pasta additives include but are not limited to: left over steak, tobasco sauce, home made roasted garlic, grilled chicken, fajita chicken, leftover brisket, cheese of any of a number of varieties or any combination thereof)

For beveraging at the computer, the only answer is Dublin Dr. Pepper, regular Dr. Pepper is acceptable, all non-Dr. Pepper drinks are heretical and shall be burned at the stake.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Aviatrix » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:46 am UTC

For hard-core, I'm-not-getting-out-of-this-chair-for-three-days computing, peanut butter with a spoon covers most of the bases with a minimum of fuss and mess. Water to drink, tea if I get bored with water. I don't like diet sodas and the sugary ones are just too much sugar for too little activity.

Pizza certainly makes the list, in any form, but you have to order it and go get it or heat it up or answer the door, so it's reserved for times I'm not so intense. It's fine hot or cold.

Cold leftover pasta is an excellent food while working/playing with your computer.

Ginger snaps would be good, except that the dog loves them and constantly butts my elbow with his head to beg for one, and that makes it difficult to type.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby __Kit » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:56 am UTC

photosinensis wrote:...I've been known to have pizza, sandwiches, and even full dinners while coding...


:roll: You've been known to? [/cynical]

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby WraithXt1 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:04 am UTC

BAWLS

Thread over. Bawls counts as a food when consumed in mass quantities, in my opinion at least. Other than that, I do enjoy snacking on Pokey and pizza.

Oh wow, best Pizza for long gaming night is the place called "Da Big Kahuna" pizza near Salt Lake on Oahu. The sauce is just a little spicy and the cheese is a great blend that just melts in your mouth. Mmmmm
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Robin S » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:33 am UTC

Staple foodstuffs when I am with friends for gaming sessions include include pretzels, crisps (plain or Walkers Thai Sweet Chilli flavour), ginger cake, popcorn (salty) and various sweets. Drinks to accompany this are usually of the carbonated variety. Pizza is, in my opinion, better suited to film-watching.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Tei » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:54 am UTC

I say pizza. Because is a food that you can eat with a single hand, with the other one the mouse. And because pizza will not fall into the keyboard, interrupting his function, like coke or other stuff.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Robin S » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:57 am UTC

So you eat without drinking anything when you're at the computer? Don't you get thirsty?
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Tei » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:09 am UTC

Robin S wrote:So you eat without drinking anything when you're at the computer? Don't you get thirsty?


Drinking?

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But yea, I drink. The only problem is that a 2L one is too much, but a 33CL is too lite. And I dont want to have tons of empty cans of 33CL around. This make my computer area looks like a hobo dorm.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby WraithXt1 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:15 am UTC

See my above post on Bawls for all computer related thirst.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Hammer » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:46 pm UTC

I own an office building. When I bought it, the basement had very recently been vacated by a gaming place. I had to rent a 30 yard dumpster and hire a crew to get the accumulation of undisposed-of pizza boxes out of the place. They definitely voted for pizza. And Mountain Dew and Jolt and Red Bull.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby HappySmileMan » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:30 pm UTC

Anything that I can eat with my hands, but that isn't too greasy or anything. This is usually pizza or some kind of crisps or nachos

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby LDJosh » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:22 pm UTC

Pizza always wins. Though I do like small snacky things like cheese cubes or string cheese, grapes, bananas, celery sticks, baby carrots & ranch. simple easy to eat fruits and veggies really.

And as for bawls, I lived on a case for a week in front of my computer doing a custom programming job.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby zenten » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

Calzones. If none are handy pizza pockets are an acceptable substitute.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby b.i.o » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:05 am UTC

My roommate has an interesting method of eating snack foods at the computer: he uses chopsticks (for chips, etc.) so he doesn't get crumbs on the keyboard. Seems to work pretty well.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby cranberrytuna » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:59 am UTC

I usually end up eating fried chicken somehow. As for drinks, water or chai tea are my preferred beverages.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby clarbri » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:05 am UTC

Pita bread and hummus is my go to computer snack. Dr. Pepper, beer or water for beverages.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby ++$_ » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:04 am UTC

Bagels for me (they have to NOT be poppyseed bagels, as good as those are, for obvious reasons). Cookies if I want something sweet, although that's more iffy as they produce more crumbs.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Fast_Fingers » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:48 pm UTC

Ginger slices...you'll stop being dizzy from watching the screen too long, it won't smear on anything, and it'll give you a needed kick to stay up. Carrots are good too...keep up your night vision should you enjoy stealth games.

As for drinks: anything caffeinated.

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby kaniBunny » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:58 pm UTC

English tea with milk, no sugar and soup =D.

I love soup far too much, however I had the worst soup in the world (EVAR) when I flopped into Subway today (7 hours of predicate logic and set theory makes you very subjective to marketing it seems).

Best soups so far are: vegetarian chili soup, golden parsnip soup, tomato soup, won tun soup and super chicken noodle soup =D.

If I need something more substantial I often have a small salad or some crumpets. I generally have to close the IDE to eat a conventional meal though.

Any soup whores out there? Or are we all pizza lovers~? =3

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Re: The single best computer food

Postby wing » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

Hammer wrote:I own an office building. When I bought it, the basement had very recently been vacated by a gaming place. I had to rent a 30 yard dumpster and hire a crew to get the accumulation of undisposed-of pizza boxes out of the place. They definitely voted for pizza. And Mountain Dew and Jolt and Red Bull.

I assume you mean 30 FOOT dumpster. A 30 yard dumpster would be... An impressive achievement.

Also, I don't understand how you can run a gaming place and NOT clear out the pizza boxes before leaving - I'd be FAR too concerned with accidentally leaving hardware behind.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Hammer » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

wing wrote:
Hammer wrote:I own an office building. When I bought it, the basement had very recently been vacated by a gaming place. I had to rent a 30 yard dumpster and hire a crew to get the accumulation of undisposed-of pizza boxes out of the place. They definitely voted for pizza. And Mountain Dew and Jolt and Red Bull.

I assume you mean 30 FOOT dumpster. A 30 yard dumpster would be... An impressive achievement.

No, I actually meant what I typed. Dumpsters are sized in cubic yards.

Also, I don't understand how you can run a gaming place and NOT clear out the pizza boxes before leaving - I'd be FAR too concerned with accidentally leaving hardware behind.

They left quite a bit of that too. Nothing worthwhile though.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Cheese » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:18 pm UTC

Why didn't they make a pizza box/can monument? Something that showed their true interests, such as a giant meal made from the remains of other meals?
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Eleyras » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:23 am UTC

For food - Toast, and if I'm feeling esp. lazy, something like m&ms. Meh. I don't eat much while at the computer, and when I do, it's usually whatever is around in the kitchen.

Drink - Coffee, for light-caffiene days, Bawls if I need something more. My finals owe their grades to Bawls. /salute.
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Re: The single best computer food

Postby Matthias » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:56 am UTC

Food is usually Sun Chips. The drink is pretty much always water.

Exceptions occur on the weekends, when I occasionally order pizza and drink Sprite straight from the 2-liter bottle (because, dammit, if I'm paying $2.50 to have it delivered, I'm going to enjoy it).

Edit: Oh yeah, and I sometimes take much more than the daily recommended allowance of Gingko Biloba, along with some Kickers energy spray. It's like Nanite crack.
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