DailyDirt: I'd Like My Drink Sonicated, Not Stirred...

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Chemists routinely use equipment like rotary evaporators, centrifuges, and ultrasonicators to extract, separate, and mix various chemicals in the lab. But, the same equipment can also be used to prepare unique and tasty drinks. Why settle for ordinary? Classic beverages are getting a makeover thanks to the creative use of modern technology. Here are a few examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Echo, Feb 17th, 2012 @ 5:21pm

    Oh great, Coca Cola invented DRM. (Drink Rights Management)

     

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      Bergman (profile), Feb 18th, 2012 @ 8:50am

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      Yeah. Apparently you aren't buying the syrup for the vending machine anymore, you're just licensing it. Coca Cola can reach into your fridge to revoke the drinks you've already purchased.

      I wonder though; Syrup is taxed when it is sold...is there a tax on licensed beverages?

       

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    fb39ca4, Feb 17th, 2012 @ 5:53pm

    Exactly what I thought^ D:

     

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    David (profile), Feb 17th, 2012 @ 6:38pm

    I like the coke machine, tho

    I found one at a restaurant in Ft Lauderdale (Pei-Wei Diner). It was great! 20 different flavors of Diet Coke, all on hand. Is is such a bad thing that they can recall a flavor if there is trouble...

    It increases choice and value. It actually shows a lot of innovation on their part. Ir can also let them know what flavors to market in supermarkets, as it acts as a survey machine, telling them what people buy.

     

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      Andrew Norton (profile), Feb 17th, 2012 @ 7:20pm

      Re: I like the coke machine, tho

      I've been seeing them in Atlanta since they were first trialed (the Popeyes just around the corner from the Marietta Big Chicken was one of the first trial places)

      Two of my local Wendies have had them for a year now, I was there Saturday when they were adding more plain coke (they can run out of plain coke, but NOT any of the coke flavours)

      Here's a pick of the inside of the freestyle machine
      http://db.tt/wzUtIwWB

       

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        Andrew Norton (profile), Feb 17th, 2012 @ 7:25pm

        Re: Re: I like the coke machine, tho

        Oh yeah, and I'm the WORST customer for surveys since I must have gone to the machine 20 times int he hour we were there. and done half the combinations, mixing them in the cup...

         

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 17th, 2012 @ 6:42pm

    Ultrasonic glasses cleaner

    The article makes me want to go home and try make instant coffee with my ultrasonic glasses cleaner.

    But I guess it'll just taste like my everyday coffee.

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 17th, 2012 @ 8:47pm

    Fahrenheit!? Pah!

    Fahrenheit is a toy temperature scale. REAL temperatures are measured in Kelvin, a scale where zero means zero!

    </Awaits puny Fahrenheit-scaled flamebait>

     

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      Pixelation, Feb 18th, 2012 @ 6:00am

      Re: Fahrenheit!? Pah!

      Ha! Kelvin requires no imagination. Fahrenheit requires thinking. If it isn't complicated how can it be useful? Kelvin is an *absolute zero!

      *Disclaimer...No relation to Coke Zero.

       

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        Al Bert (profile), Feb 18th, 2012 @ 11:33am

        Re: Re: Fahrenheit!? Pah!

        Come now, surely we can come to a compromise!
        What we need here is Rankine for absolute measurement and compatibility with Fahrenheit scale.

        But i guess it's not that complicated.
        How about using the Delisle scale instead?

         

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2012 @ 7:47pm

    the freestyle soda fountain is a terrible idea. you think its a great idea until you stand behind 10 grandmas confounded by how to work it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 21st, 2012 @ 1:24pm

    When I was a kid (a few decades ago), we would mix together all the drinks from the self-serve fountain at the roller rink. It was called a "suicide." I can't believe the combination of Sunkist, Nehi, Country-Time, Coca-Cola, and Tab never caught on.

     

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