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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by AgTiger on Monday March 03 2014, @11:44PM

    by AgTiger (1060) on Monday March 03 2014, @11:44PM (#10339)
    For fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser []

    (Thank you, Douglas Adams. You keep me from frothing at the mouth when companies create stupid, annoying products.)
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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:55AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:55AM (#10392)

    We have a touchscreen single-serving coffee vending machine at work, which I call the Nutri-Matic because it invariably delivers a cup of hot liquid that is almost, but not quite, like coffee.

    I like the fact that it delivers a freshly-ground and brewed cup, but it takes at least 90 seconds to dispense a cup of coffee and if there are people ahead of you, forget it.

    Last week it broke down, and we waited a day for tech support to come work on it. It was down all day, and the next day he brought another technician with him. When they finally got it working, it couldn't brew the 12-oz size, so you had to wait 90 seconds for HALF a cup of coffee. Since they got rid of our old drip coffee maker, for the 3 days the Nutri-Matic was down we had no alternative but to go across the street to Starbucks.