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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: 2) by edIII on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:54AM

    by edIII (791) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:54AM (#10375)
    You know......

    I'm sure this could be an interesting Arduino type project. It would be cool to control parameters with a cron job to make your coffee, and a simple API could let you control your coffee maker from a tablet or smartphone remotely. Only interesting to me though, since you would be in complete control and it *wouldn't* send a Twat out every time you made coffee to gush about how good your coffee maker is...
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  • (Score: 1) by anthem on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:04AM

    by anthem (17) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:04AM (#10379)

    I believe this was done with a raspberry pi at some company before and it was posted on dicedot - or i vaguely remember something of the sort.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Tuesday March 04 2014, @02:03PM

      by VLM (445) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @02:03PM (#10623)

      In fall of 93 or spring of 94 I was looking at a coffee pot in .uk on this newfangeled "world wide web" thing. Its an old idea.