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posted by LaminatorX on Monday February 02 2015, @07:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the cafe-libre dept.

Well, that didn't take long!

Last year, after Coke took 10% stake in the company, Keurig started shipping a new version of their instant coffee machines. The primary 'improvement' was the addition of DRM designed to exclude any coffee not approved by Keurig. It is a scheme very much like the ink cartridge DRM of IBM/Lexmark.

One coffee maker has decided to crack that Keurig's DRM and are now shipping a device you insert into the maker that lets you spoof it into thinking any coffee is 'authorized.' They are capitalizing on their new Freedom Clip by giving it away along with free samples of their coffee.

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by jimshatt on Monday February 02 2015, @10:44AM

    by jimshatt (978) on Monday February 02 2015, @10:44AM (#140256) Journal
    I'd get a Freedom Clip just for the name of it. I have a coffee machine that's almost 20 years old and works just fine.
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by SGT CAPSLOCK on Monday February 02 2015, @01:25PM

    by SGT CAPSLOCK (118) on Monday February 02 2015, @01:25PM (#140280) Journal

    I wish I had a twenty-year-old coffee machine! Seriously. I had one that lasted about ten years, and then it finally died.

    I've been buying a new coffee machine every few months ever since. It seems like no matter how much money I spend, the build quality just never increases. Once your ancient coffee maker finally dies, I have a feeling that you'll be in the same boat as me. ;(

    They don't make stuff like they used to.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by tibman on Monday February 02 2015, @02:51PM

      by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 02 2015, @02:51PM (#140304)

      Seriously! I have an ancient and terrible plastic machine that very audibly wheezes and coughs when brewing. It was probably trash tier back in the 90's. Tried to replace it twice with a new one but the new ones only last a few seasons of use. The new ones look nice though. Finally went to french press and haven't gone back. That old machine is tucked away in a cupboard though, just in case.

      I hope you find a good replacement!

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    • (Score: 4, Informative) by tathra on Monday February 02 2015, @04:14PM

      by tathra (3367) on Monday February 02 2015, @04:14PM (#140320)

      just get an aeropress or a french press. they're a little bit more work, but you never have to worry about them breaking down. plus you can take them anywhere with little effort; so long as there's hot water, there's coffee.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 03 2015, @04:02AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 03 2015, @04:02AM (#140547)

        my french press broke down in my sink. Ymmv (3rd one is about 2000 uses in)